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

JASONCAMPBELL
Redskins AT Buccaneers
He has been playing well, except for his crucial late interception last week inDallas. So has the Bucs' defense, which has allowed only 17 total points in thelast two weeks and has held opponents to 10 or fewer points in half itsgames.

JON KITNA
Lions VS. Packers
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and Aaron Kampman will get their fill on Thanksgiving asthey spend the day gobbling up Kitna in the pocket.

KYLE BOLLER
Ravens AT Chargers
This defense picked off Peyton Manning six times in Week 10. What willthey do to a guy with nearly as many career INTs as touchdowns?

RUNNING BACK

THOMAS JONES
Jets AT Cowboys
Big Brother should get the bench in this second meeting between himself and theCowboys' Julius Jones. The way Dallas has been scoring this season, the Jetswill most likely have to abandon the run to play a pass-heavy game ofcatch-up.

JUSTINFARGAS
Raiders AT Chiefs
Against K.C.'s suddenly stingy D, coach Lane Kiffin is expected to spendtime working on Oakland's passing game--at Fargas's expense.

KENNY WATSON
Bengals VS. Titans
Watch the injury report. If Titans run stopper Albert Haynesworth is playing,keep Watson off the field.

JESSECHATMAN
Dolphins AT Steelers
Miami's offense is stumbling, and an opposing back has yet to go for more than64 yards at Heinz Field.

WIDE RECEIVER

BERNARDBERRIAN
Bears VS. Broncos
As the wintry winds pick up on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Bears' aerialattack historically goes into hibernation. It doesn't help that All-Procornerback Champ Bailey is blowing through town.

RONALD CURRY
Raiders AT Chiefs
Curry, who hadn't gained 100 yards since Week 1, had 120 yards againstMinnesota on Sunday. But in this game he'll have to contend with K.C.'s Ty Law,who has allowed only one receiver to score against him all season.

REGGIE BROWN
Eagles AT Patriots
It's not just Donovan McNabb's sprained ankle; the inconsistent receiver willbe going against the elite corner tandem of Ellis Hobbs and Asante Samuel.

TIGHT END

ALGECRUMPLER
FalconsVS. Colts
Indy yields just 44 yards per game to TEs and has allowed only one toscore.

TODD HEAP
Ravens AT Chargers
His upside isn't high enough to risk the chance that he'll be inactive at thelast minute again.

KICKER

DAVID AKERS
Eagles AT Patriots
How much scoring can you expect from this sputtering offense, no matter who thequarterback is, against the league's best defense?

ADAMVINATIERI
Colts AT Falcons
Mr. Clutch is suddenly struggling like never before, and Indy's injury-riddledoffense has been no juggernaut.

DEFENSE / SPECIALTEAMS

COLTS ATFalcons
Believe it or not, Atlanta has an NFC-low nine turnovers. Indy, with DE DwightFreeney out, doesn't figure to add to that.

LIONS VS.Packers
Yes, Brett Favre has a TD in just one of his last four games against Detroit,but in 2007 he's taught us to forget the past.

HE CAN'T DO IT ALLHIMSELF . . . Frank Gore

DON'T EXPECTanother late surge from Mr. November-and-December. The only weapon the 49ershave, Gore will continue to see stacked lines during Alex Smith's indefiniteabsence.

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