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WE LIKE THE MATCHUP
December 17, 2007

QUARTERBACK

TRENT EDWARDS

Bills ATBrowns

A week afterthrowing four touchdown passes against Miami's 30th-ranked scoring defense,Edwards goes against an even worse group in Cleveland, which ranks last in theNFL and allows nearly four touchdowns per game.

KYLE BOLLER

Ravens ATDolphins

In the last twoweeks Miami's D has cured the ailing offenses of the Jets and the Bills, givingup a combined 78 points and five TD passes. Boller, along with emerging deepthreat Devard Darling, will inflict further pain.

RUNNING BACK

RUDI JOHNSON

Bengals AT49ers

Ru-di! Ru-di! Hefinally wrested ball-carrying duties from Kenny Watson and now has touchdownsin three straight games.

KEVIN JONES

Lions ATChargers

With Roy Williamsout, Jones (23 carries, 92 yards and two TDs on Sunday) assumes greaterimportance in Detroit's offense.

RYAN GRANT

Packers ATRams

Remember when thePackers couldn't run? Grant keeps the ball moving against St. Louis'sbottom-half D.

TIGHT END

DONALD LEE

Packers ATRams

The surprising Leehas four touchdowns over the last five weeks, tied for the most among tightends during that span. It helps that the man getting him the ball is just ashot: Brett Favre has thrown multiple touchdown passes in six of his last sevengames.

WIDE RECEIVER

HINES WARD

Steelers VS.Jaguars

In his last threehome games Ward has 27 catches for 258 yards and three TDs. He'll add to thosenumbers against a Jags defense prone to giving up the long ball.

KOREN ROBINSON

Packers ATRams

With Green Bayhaving sewn up the NFC North title, Robinson will play more while startersDonald Driver and Greg Jennings are preserved for the postseason.

SIDNEY RICE

Vikings VS.Bears

The rookie, withtwo TDs in the last three games, will continue to build his NFL résumé asChicago stacks the line to stop Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor.

KICKER

RIAN LINDELL

Bills AT Browns Hehit a team-record 18th straight field goal last week against Miami, and now hegets Cleveland, against whom kickers average nearly 10 points a game.

DEFENSE / SPECIALTEAMS

VIKINGS VS.Bears

The team with themost interceptions returned for a touchdown (six) gets either Brian Griese, whohas six picks in his last three games, or Kyle Orton (13 career INTs, nineTDs).

ALSO START

QB Jay CutlerBroncos, RB Willis McGahee Ravens, TE Owen Daniels Texans, WR Deion BranchSeahawks

FOUR PHOTOSED WOLFSTEIN/ICON SMI (EDWARDS); DOUG PENSINGER/GETTY IMAGES (WARD); DAVID STLUKA/GETTY IMAGES (LEE); ANDY LYONS/GETTY IMAGES (JOHNSON)

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