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Nov. 05, 2007
Nov. 05, 2007

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Nov. 5, 2007

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Sit 'Em

WE DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

QUARTERBACK

This is an article from the Nov. 5, 2007 issue

DREW BREES

Saints VS.Jaguars

He's coming offthree solid outings (801 yards, eight TDs) against mediocre Seahawks, Falconsand Niners defenses, so you can finally be comfortable with Brees as apotential starter—but not against a Jacksonville defense that has allowed amere four passing touchdowns in seven games.

JON KITNA

Lions VS.Broncos

It's time to lookpast coordinator Mike Martz's reputation as a passing genius and recognize thatit's been a month since Kitna's last TD toss. Denver brings one of the NFL'stop-rated air defenses to Motown.

RUNNING BACK

WILLIE PARKE

Steelers VS.Ravens

His per-carryaverage against Baltimore is an ugly 3.1 yards; his per-game average is 43; hisTD tally is zero. Case closed.

LAURENCEMARONEY

Patriots ATColts

As if you needanother reason to sit this leading candidate for Most Frustrating Player of theYear: What about Bob (Sanders)?

DESHAUN FOSTER

Panthers ATTitans

Take Tennessee'srun defense extremely seriously: No back has cracked 82 yards against it.

TIGHT END

KELLEN WINSLOW

Browns VS.Seahawks

Yes, Cleveland issure to go aerial against Seattle, which allows 212.7 passing yards a game. ButDerek Anderson is more likely to look deep for Braylon Edwards and JoeJurevicius, and the Seahawks have yet to allow either 45 yards or five catchesto a tight end.

WIDE RECEIVER

STEVE SMITH

Panthers ATTitans

Carolina's brittleQB combo of Vinny Testaverde and David Carr diminishes Smith's value. That plusTennessee's swarming defense will add up to a disappointing day.

REGGIE WAYNE

Colts VS.Patriots

Sit him only ifyou have great receiver depth, but in eight career regular- and postseasongames against the Pats, he's averaged 58.5 yards and has only two TDs.

LAVERANUESCOLES

Jets VS.Redskins

Coles has beenmaking Gang Green feel blue, gaining a total of 70 yards on five catches, withone touchdown, in the Jets' last three home games.

KICKER

JASON ELAM

Broncos ATLions

Detroit plays aseldom-seen defensive style: break but don't bend. The Lions give up 25.4points per game, but opponents have made only five field goals.

DEFENSE / SPECIALTEAMS

COLTS VS.Patriots

Don't expect anylow-score bonuses in this matchup of the NFL's elite; the powerhouses haveaveraged a combined 60 points in their last three meetings.

ALSO SIT WRMarques Colston Saints, WR Derrick Mason Ravens, TE Heath Miller Steelers, allBears, Dolphins, Giants, Rams (bye)

PHOTOTIM UMPHREY/GETTY IMAGES (BREES)PHOTOJL DYKSTRA/ICON SMI (SMITH)PHOTOTHOMAS E. WITTE (WINSLOW)PHOTOSIMON BRUTY (PARKER)