Sit 'Em

WE DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP
December 03, 2007

QUARTERBACK

DREW BREES

Saints VS.Buccaneers

Any owner with adecent alternative should consider benching Brees this week despite his recentresurgence. Tampa Bay has yielded only three passing touchdowns sinceWeek 5--and gave up just one to Brees (after the game had been decided)when the teams met on Sept. 16.

DAVID GARRARD

Jaguars ATColts

Yes, he's comingoff a game against Buffalo in which he threw for a season-high 296 yards, buthe faces a Colts defense that is among the league leaders in interceptions (15)and pass defense (161.9 yards per game).

RUNNING BACK

REGGIE BUSH

Saints VS.Buccaneers

In three careergames against Tampa Bay he has gained a grand total of 173 yards (45 rushing,128 receiving) on 51 touches.

KEVIN JONES

Lions ATVikings

He broke out of aslump with 93 yards and a TD last Thursday, but no visiting back has toppedeven 60 yards at the Metrodome in 2007.

LAURENCEMARONEY

Patriots ATRavens

With theirdynamic passing game, the Pats won't need to test Baltimore's tough rushingdefense.

TIGHT END

BENJAMINWATSON

Patriots ATRavens

Now that NewEngland has clinched the AFC East, the main assignment for its tight ends willbe to keep Tom Brady upright. That means Watson's receiving opportunities,which are already down with three or four wideouts regularly in the lineup,will be reduced even more.

WIDE RECEIVER

BRANDONMARSHALL

Broncos ATRaiders

Teams like to runon Oakland so much that only one wideout has had more than 90 receiving yardsor six catches against that defense all year.

DONALD DRIVER

Packers ATCowboys

With KorenRobinson back on the active roster and its young wideouts coming on, Green Baynow has four solid receivers. But this one hasn't scored sinceSept. 23.

PLAXICOBURRESS

Giants ATBears

Before making somegarbage-time grabs against Minnesota on Sunday, he had only one catch in thegame and hadn't scored since Week 6.

KICKER

ADAM VINATIERI

Colts VS.Jaguars

Jacksonville givesup more pass plays of 20 or more yards than any other team; that should meantouchdowns, not field goals, for the quick-strike Colts.

DEFENSE / SPECIALTEAMS

TITANS VS.Texans

When these teamsmet in October, Houston scored 29 points--in the fourth quarter. That was withbackup QB Sage Rosenfels in and WR Andre Johnson (now healthy) out.

ALSO SIT RB RonDayne Texans, RB Warrick Dunn Falcons, RB Rudi Johnson Bengals, WR DerrickMason Ravens, WR Steve Smith Panthers

PHOTODEHOOG/TDP (BREES) PHOTOALLEN KEE/GETTY IMAGES (MARSHALL) PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (WATSON) PHOTOJOHN PYLE/CSM (BUSH)

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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)