Sit 'Em

October 21, 2007

QUARTERBACK

JAY CUTLER
Broncos VS. Steelers
With six interceptions against just four TDs, Cutler doesn't seem to haveoutgrown the questionable decision-making of his rookie season. He'll bepressured by the Steelers, who are allowing only 163 passing yards per game andwere tied for the league lead in sacks, with 17, before their bye week.

TRENT EDWARDS
Bills vs. Ravens
The rookie looked like the second coming of Jim Kelly in his first start,against the Jets, and the second coming of Kelly Holcomb in his next, againstthe Cowboys. The Ravens' D is closer to Dallas's end of the spectrum.

RUNNING BACK

MARSHAWN LYNCH
Bills vs. Ravens
The most yards any RB has gained against the Ravens is 67, by the Jets' ThomasJones. On 24 carries. Stay away.

CEDRIC BENSON
Bears at Eagles
The Bears' backfield woes will continue: Philly's run defense is holdingopposing teams' top rushers to just 67.8 yards per game.

RONNIE BROWN
Dolphins vs. Patriots
Brown has averaged 54 total yards in three games against the Pats, who tend toshut down receiving backs.

TIGHT END

TODD HEAP
Ravens at Bills
Sick of waiting until Sunday to find out if your high draft pick and his balkyhamstring will be in the Ravens' lineup? Don't even bother playing the waitinggame against the Bills, who have allowed only one tight end--Dallas's JasonWitten--more than 34 receiving yards.

WIDE RECEIVER

SANTONIO HOLMES
Steelers at Broncos
After two weeks of rest, Holmes's hammie should feel fine, but Denver gives upa league-low 145.6 passing yards a game and shuts down top wideouts.

DARRELL JACKSON
49ers at Giants
Jackson had just two catches for six yards in Trent Dilfer's replacement start.The possible return of Alex Smith from injury could help a little, but notenough.

LARRYFITZGERALD
Cardinals At Redskins
With Tim Rattay taking over for an injured Kurt Warner, the Cards' QB situationis officially a mess. Also, the Redskins' pass defense has had a strong'07.

KICKER

ADAM VINATIERI
Colts at Jaguars
Don't expect Indy's normal offensive fireworks; over the last two seasons theColts have averaged a pedestrian 18.5 points a game against Jacksonville.

DEFENSE / SPECIALTEAMS

VIKINGS vs.Cowboys
Dallas has the artillery to take advantage of Minnesota's weak pass D and, theBuffalo game aside, doesn't fork over the ball a lot. Plus, the 'Boys average33.8 points a game.

ALSO SIT
QB Vince Young Titans, RB Marion Barber Cowboys, WR Lee Evans Bills, allBrowns, Chargers, Packers and Panthers (bye)

PHOTOSTEVE JACOBSON (CUTLER) PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (HOLMES) PHOTOCHRIS MCGRATH/GETTY IMAGES (HEAP) PHOTOED WOLFSTEIN/ICON SMI (LYNCH)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)