Looking Good

Sept. 17, 2007
Sept. 17, 2007

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Sept. 17, 2007

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  • 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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Looking Good

Not every top team got a scare last week. Here are the three powers that made the most impressive statements in Week 2

AFTER WINNING a three-way battle for Oklahoma's quarterback position, Sam Bradford has been on fire. With Miami defenders in man coverage most of the afternoon, the redshirt freshman completed 19 of 25 passes for 205 yards and five TDs in a 51--13 rout. He completed 40 of his 48 passes in the Sooners' two wins.

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•No. 9 Virginia Tech boasted the nation's No. 1 defense for the past two seasons, but No. 2 LSU rolled up 598 yards of total offense in a 48--7 win. No wonder the Tigers peeled off 20 first-place votes from No. 1 USC in this week's AP poll.

•Operating out of a spread offense, Oregon amassed a jaw-dropping 624 yards of total offense in a 39--7 victory over Michigan, handing the Wolverines their worst loss since 1968. Senior quarterback Dennis Dixon threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 76 yards and a score.

PHOTOBOB ROSATO (TAYLOR)DOMINATORS Safety Curtis Taylor (27) and the Tigers defense limited the Hokies to 149 total yards, while Bradford (14) and Dixon (10) lit up the scoreboard.PHOTOPETER READ MILLER (BRADFORD)[See caption above]PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (DIXON)[See caption above]