Sit 'Em

WE DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP
October 28, 2007

QUARTERBACK

BRETT FAVRE

Packers AT Broncos

Don't be surprised if Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, facing a defense yielding 176.2 rushing yards per game, takes this opportunity to change things up and run the ball more—especially if Champ Bailey is back in the Denver secondary.

MATT SCHAUB

Texans AT Chargers

In Weeks 4--6 the Bolts' D allowed five fewer TDs and snagged three more INTs than it did in Weeks 1--3. Also, Schaub's status is iffy.

JASON CAMPBELL

Redskins AT Patriots

Remember how helpless Campbell looked against the Packers' pass rush late in his Week 6 loss? It'll be worse against New England.

RUNNING BACK

LAURENCE MARONEY

Patriots VS. Redskins

The Pats' offense is working so well that there's no need to ask much of Maroney as he works his way back from a groin injury—witness his six carries for 31 yards last week against Miami. Better to save him for the coming showdown with Indy.

AHMAN GREEN

Texans AT Chargers

Green averaged a paltry 2.8 yards a carry in his last three games while San Diego allowed a stingy 2.9 yards per run in its last two.

REGGIE BUSH

Saints AT 49ers

He has scored just one touchdown in the three games since Deuce McAllister went out with an injury.

EARNEST GRAHAM

Buccaneers VS. Jaguars

The Jags' run D is vastly superior to Detroit's, which allowed Graham to gain 191 yards from scrimmage.

KICKER

JASON HANSON

Lions AT Bears

The veteran kicker has been blown away in the Windy City, having made four of 10 field goal attempts at Soldier Field since 1999.

SHAYNE GRAHAM

Bengals VS. Steelers

Even after getting nipped Sunday by Jason Elam, Pittsburgh is giving up only four kicking points per game.

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

REDSKINS

AT Patriots

Washington has one of the league's top D's, but the mistake-free Pats don't offer many sack or turnover opportunities.

JAGUARS

AT Buccaneers

Jeff Garcia is the most efficient quarterback in the NFC, and Tampa Bay has done a great job of protecting him.

WIDE RECEIVER

HINES WARD

Steelers AT Bengals

As SNL's Seth Meyers would say: So you're throwing Ward and his shaky knee back into action facing a team against which he's averaged just 50 yards since 2003? Oh, really? In Cincinnati? Realllly?!?

IKE HILLIARD

Buccaneers VS. Jaguars

He'll be a popular free-agent pickup after going for 92 yards and a TD against the Lions on Sunday. That's fine, but remember that, as with Earnest Graham, the yards will be harder to come by against Jacksonville.

KEVIN WALTER

Texans AT Chargers

The honeymoon is over for this waiver-wire wonder of recent weeks. Houston's QB situation is up in the air, and Andre Johnson's return from injury is imminent.

TIGHT END

VERNON DAVIS

49ers VS. Saints

Four TEs have equaled or exceeded Davis's season yardage total of 105—in one game.

CHRIS COOLEY

Redskins AT Patriots

The team leader in receiving TDs, with four, will attract the Pats' smothering coverage.

HE'S NOT WHO HE USED TO BE ...

Priest Holmes

YOU CAN APPLAUD his return to the Chiefs' lineup after his neck injury, but with four rushes for nine yards, you shouldn't rush to add Holmes, 34, to your roster.

BYE WEEK cardinals, Chiefs, Cowboys, Falcons, Ravens, Seahawks

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