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Sept. 17, 2007
Sept. 17, 2007

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Sept. 17, 2007

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Pro Football
  • Week 1 of the NFL season put Super Bowl contenders to the test, and the AFC power with the most to prove answered resoundingly as the Chargers stared down a stiff challenge from the Bears and sent the NFC champs limping home

  • After a phenomenal Pats debut, the big question now is, Can Randy Moss be stopped?

  • If Brett Favre has one of his typical seasons in 2007, he'll surpass three NFL career milestones held by Dan Marino. But big numbers aren't the only thing those two have in common

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QUARTERBACK

This is an article from the Sept. 17, 2007 issue

VINCE YOUNG
Titans VS. Colts Young didn't put up huge numbers against Indy in his rookieseason. In those two games he passed for a combined 226 yards, three INTs andtwo TDs. With Tennessee likely playing from behind against the Colts, Youngwill be forced to put it up--and thus to turn it over.

JasonCampbell
Redskins at Eagles Campbell made some impressive reads in leading the Redskinsto a 16-13 victory over the Dolphins at home. But the Fish only sacked Campbelltwice, and he can expect more pressure from a blitz-happy Eagles defense.

RUNNING BACK

TravisHenry
Broncos vs. Raiders Oakland has denied a 100-yard rusher in eight of 10 gamesat Denver. Henry versus the Raiders: three games, 127 yards, one TD.

Jamal Lewis
Browns vs. Bengals Lewis used to dominate Cincy (1,243 yards and nine TDs in 11games), but that's history now that he's with Cleveland's sorry offense.

Thomas Jones
Jets at Ravens The ex-Bear ran for 42 yards in his Gang Green debut. He'll dobetter--but not against Baltimore's devastating D.

TIGHT END

ChrisCooley
Redskins at Eagles True, Cooley was one of Jason Campbell's favorite targets in'06 and was thrown to at least five times in each of the QB's starts. ButCooley was targeted only three times (with one reception) in Week 1 andhas yet to find the end zone in six games against the Philly defense.

WIDE RECEIVER

ChrisChambers
Dolphins vs. Cowboys Chambers tends to start slowly; in September he hasaveraged just 57.7 yards per game and a touchdown about once every threegames.

EddieKennison
Chiefs AT Bears The 12-year veteran will struggle to get behind Chicago's CoverTwo defense on a right hamstring that he tweaked on K.C.'s first play fromscrimmage in Week 1.

Isaac Bruce
Rams vs. 49ers After left tackle Orlando Pace went out with a shoulder injuryin Week 1, QB Marc Bulger was under siege. With Pace out, the Rams passing gameis in trouble.

KICKER

David Akers
Eagles vs. Redskins He's ninth among active kickers in scoring, but Akers hasgone eight straight games against division-rival Washington without attainingdouble figures.

DEFENSE/SPECIALTEAMS

Buccaneers vs.Saints
Some team will have to pay for what the Colts did to Drew Brees & Co. TampaBay, which had two sacks and forced one turnover against Seattle, is thatteam.

also sit RB TatumBell Lions, QB Jay Cutler Broncos, WR Ted Ginn Jr. Dolphins, RB Larry JohnsonChiefs

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