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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

BENROETHLISBERGER
Steelers VS. Bills Big Ben showed that he's back in pre-2006 form, throwing TDsto four receivers against the Browns. Now Roethlisberger returns home to faceBuffalo, which lost three defensive starters on Sunday: FS Ko Simpson, CB JasonWebster and LB Coy Wire.

Brett Favre
Packers AT Giants In his last four games against the G-Men, Favre has seven TDsand only one interception. And New York, which gave up 45 points to the Cowboysin Week 1, will be without DE Osi Umenyiora because of a knee injury.

RUNNINGBACK

Adrian Peterson
Vikings at Lions In his debut he gained 163 yards from scrimmage, with a TD.Chester Taylor's hip injury clears the way for another big day in Detroit.

WarrickDunn
Falcons at Jaguars The unlikely duo of Chris Brown and LenDale White ran up 241yards on the Jags. Dunn and Jerious Norwood will similarly excel.

MarshawnLynch
Bills at Steelers The rookie didn't just look like an every-down back againstDenver; he looked like an every-week starter.

TIGHT END

KellenWinslow
Browns vs. Bengals K2 answered questions about his right knee, surgicallyrepaired during the off-season, by catching four passes for a team-high 83yards in Week 1. Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski will now look toWinslow more often and hope to end his 10-game TD drought.

WIDE RECEIVER

AndreJohnson
Texans AT Panthers Johnson is set to thrive now that he has a QB, Matt Schaub,who's able to stay on his feet. In Week 1 Johnson had 142 yards, including acareer-best 77-yard TD.

Randy Moss
Patriots vs. Chargers In his New England debut Moss seemed to have found thefountain of motivation. With Tom Brady going to him, Moss returns to his statusas an every-week starter.

Mike Furrey
Lions vs. Vikings Furrey's precise routes make him deadly in single coverage,which he'll see often as Minnesota tries to muscle Detroit WRs Roy Williams andCalvin Johnson.

KICKER

Joe Nedney
49ers at Rams Expect decent scoring at least; the NFC West rivals have averageda combined 41.8 points in their last four games. Nedney has 13 FGs in sevenstarts against St. Louis.

DEFENSE/SPECIALTEAMS

Jaguars vs.Falcons
They looked vulnerable against the run in Week 1, but the Jaguars will pressureFalcons QB Joey Harrington all day--which usually results in interceptions.

also start TEDesmond Clark Bears, QB Matt Hasselbeck Seahawks, RB Deuce McAllister Saints,WR Hines Ward Steelers

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