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Leading Off

Nov. 26, 2007
Nov. 26, 2007

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Nov. 26, 2007

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  • While the Patriots continue to operate on a higher plane, NFL Nation is left to wonder whether a viable contender—Dallas? Green Bay? Indy?—will rise to meet them. Time is running short

  • Another Sunday, another precision display from the Patriots. Credit their play-calling, their execution and their sheer will

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Leading Off

Excited Lee

This is an article from the Nov. 26, 2007 issue

Packers tight endDonald Lee (86) celebrated the first of his two touchdowns on Sunday with theLambeau Field faithful during a 31--17 victory over the Panthers. Green Bay ranits record to 9--1 and could emerge as a threat to the front-running Patriots(page 48).

Sweat Soccer

New Englanddefender Avery John prevented a pass from reaching its Dynamo target on Sundayduring MLS Cup in Washington. Despite John's heady play Houston earned itssecond straight championship, 2--1 (page 68).

Wild-eyed

Minnesota goalieNiklas Backstrom and center Mikko Koivu watched the rebound from a shot byCanucks center Ryan Kesler, who couldn't see what he missed in Vancouver lastFriday. The Canucks won 6--2.

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