This is an article from the Sept. 19, 2005 issue
New England faces a brutal five-game stretch • Pittsburgh's Parker runs to daylight • Rice: Not the greatest ever?
Maturing QB Ball has Georgia Tech on the rise • SEC doormat no more, Vandy is 2-0 • CB Byrum leads Ohio past Pitt
Raiders safety Derrick Gibson gets good coverage on the face mask of Patriots running back Corey Dillon, but Oakland couldn't stop New England last Thursday night in Foxborough. The defending NFL champion Pats kicked off their three-peat campaign by bulling to a 30-20 win.