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Feb. 04, 2008
Feb. 04, 2008

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Feb. 4, 2008

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SUPER BOWL XLII PREVIEW
  • When the underdog Giants meet the unbeaten Patriots in Arizona on Sunday, history will hinge on a brawny battle between New York's pass rush and New England's protection. Can the league's most fearsome defensive front knock Tom Brady off his game? NFL perfection hangs in the balance

  • Undrafted out of college, dumped by the Chargers and given away by the Dolphins, Wes Welker has been the Patriots' sure thing

  • Born in Britain, nurtured in Nigeria and baptized for football in Alabama, Osi Umenyiora is ready to rock the Patriots' world

  • Dr. Z breaks down a play from the Week 17 Giants-Pats game that reveals how New England hits the hot receiver in the face of heavy pressure

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This is an article from the Feb. 4, 2008 issue

1 It might go over Bruschi's head

5 Game for the ages

9 Bricks clang off it

12 Name of four MLB outfielders

13 Something Tom Brady tries to avoid

14 Hoo-ha

15 Team that had the oldest Super Bowl MVP

18 Heisman winners, usually (abbr.)

19 Stat for Jersey Joe

20 Yachts' backbones

21 Part of rpm

22 Wimbledon call

23 Alma mater of Super Bowl XXVII MVP

26 Chant when the Cubs' manager is ejected

27 Trevino from Texas

30 Lowest-scoring Super Bowl winner

34 Ante up

35 College hoops tourney

36 Totals up a scorecard, e.g.

37 Football widows' favorite moments during Super Bowl

38 Rams, on a scoreboard

40 Replay speed

43 "____ Coryell"

44 Sun Devils' sch.

47 Team with the longest time of possession in a Super Bowl

50 NASCAR hazard

51 Super Bowl XLI was played in it

52 Clash of palookas

53 HBO's When It a Game

54 Thesaurus words (abbr.)

55 Benson

DOWN

1 They make Strahan look even bigger

2 Yank or Jay, briefly

3 Eli and Peyton, to Archie

4 Soccer mom's wheels, often

5 Fenway flub

6 Sites of many darts matches

7 Home to tennis's Shahar Peer (abbr.)

8 Advice to a Little Leaguer

9 Tour de France, e.g.

10 Unitas, to many QBs

11 Alternative to Welker

16 _____ out a win

17 Extra-point catcher

21 Shriver who won 112 doubles titles

22 Internet guffaw

23 Masked man hunched over in a park

24 Bourne Identity org.

25 Give, as odds

26 Tailgating locale

27 Helmet, slangily

28 Toomer or Burress

29 Twisty Grand Prix section

31 Where Super Bowl XV was played

32 Trash-talk

33 Sutton, 2004 Ryder Cup captain

37 The LPGA's Alcott

38 Stadium holdups?

39 Ironman athlete's prefix

40 Ski-jump coat

41 Star Wars princess

42 Temple athletes

43 Closely related

44 Quotation notation (abbr.)

45 Stupefy

46 Org. for Roddick

48 Hall of Famer Nitschke

49 Dr. J's first league

TRIVIA CHALLENGE

Unscramble the letters in the tan squares to answer this question

What team with a winning Super Bowl record has been outscored by its opponents 148--107?

ANSWERS

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