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Nov. 19, 2007
Nov. 19, 2007

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Nov. 19, 2007

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  • Behind their go-for-broke quarterback and two high-profile reclamation projects, the Cowboys overpowered the Giants to gain separation in the NFC East. Looming ahead: a showdown with the Packers for conference supremacy

  • While the Patriots chase perfection, the last perfect team watches its legacy turn to ashes

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  • His arrival would create a new set of problems. But if the Bulls don't start winning soon, they may have no choice but to make a deal for Kobe Bryant

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WE DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

QUARTERBACK

This is an article from the Nov. 19, 2007 issue

PHILIP RIVERS

Chargers ATJaguars

Rivers is thisyear's version of Rex Grossman, alternating triple-digit passer ratings withhead-scratching performances. Expect a visit from the bad Rivers when he goesagainst a stingy Jacksonville defense that has allowed only two passingtouch-downs at home this year.

J.P. LOSMAN

Bills VS.Patriots

Assuming he holdson to his starting job after a down day against the Dolphins (157 yards, oneinterception), he's in for another tough outing. In five career games againstNew England, Losman has five INTs and one TD.

RUNNING BACK

PRIEST HOLMES

Chiefs ATColts

Don't get tooexcited about the former star's return start on Sunday (65 yards). He averaged3.3 yards a carry against Denver's awful run D.

DESHAUNFOSTER

Panthers ATPackers

Starting backs(Benson, Peterson, Portis, Tomlinson and Westbrook) have rushed for 64 yardsper game at Lambeau in 2007.

THOMAS JONES

Jets VS.Steelers

The last rusherto gain 100 yards outdoors on turf against Pittsburgh was Jamal Lewis—in2003.

TIGHT END

DONALD LEE

Packers VS.Panthers

With fourwideouts on a roll and a newly discovered running attack in Green Bay, Lee'schances of scoring are diminished. They shrink even more against Carolina,which has allowed only two scores to tight ends this season, both to AlgeCrumpler.

WIDE RECEIVER

ANTWAAN RANDLEEL

Redskins ATCowboys

Randle El hasdisappeared against top defenses like Dallas's. In two games against theCowboys last season, he had just eight receiving yards.

DWAYNE BOWE

Chiefs ATColts

The 6' 3"rookie has been Kansas City's best wideout all season, but he has not found theend zone since Week 4; Indy's is the first top 10 defense he has faced.

STEVE SMITH

Panthers ATPackers

He topped 100yards in Weeks 1 and 2. Then Jake Delhomme went down for the season in Week 3,and Smith has had only one 100-yard game since.

KICKER

MATT STOVER

Ravens VS.Browns

He was among theleague's scoring leaders earlier this year, but over the last three gamesStover has been good for a grand total of four points.

DEFENSE / SPECIALTEAMS

Ravens ATBrowns

Injuries to thesecondary and struggles by Baltimore's offense will exhaust the proud Ravens D;Cleveland scored 27 points when these teams met in Week 4.

ALSO SIT QB JayCutler-Broncos, RB Jamal Lewis-Browns, RB Fred Taylor-Jaguars, WR LaveranuesColes-Jets, WR Lee Evans-Bills

PHOTOPETER READ MILLER (RIVERS)PHOTODAVID BERGMAN (RANDLE EL)PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (LEE)PHOTOG. NEWMAN LOWRANCE/GETTY IMAGES (HOLMES)