This is an article from the Nov. 3, 2008 issue
Chicago Fire atNew England Revolution If it's the MLS playoffs, Chicago and New England mustbe playing. These teams have met in the postseason six times since 2002; theRevs have eliminated the Fire four times, but this year Chicago has goalkeeperJon Busch (right), who tied for the MLS lead with 10 shutouts. The Fireclinched home field advantage for this series with a 5-2 win over the Red Bullslast Thursday. ESPN2 7:30 p.m.
No. 8 Georgia atNo. 5 Florida Forget bulletin board material--Gators coach Urban Meyer (left)turned the Bulldogs' elaborate TD celebration in a win over Florida last yearinto book fodder. "We'll handle it. And it's going to be a big deal,"Meyer wrote in Urban's Way, published in September. Georgia apologized, butthat probably wasn't enough for its rival. First place in the SEC East is onthe line today. CBS 3:30 p.m.
Thunder atRockets Last time you saw this team it was the Sonics, but three days afteropening in Oklahoma City, the Thunder takes its show on the road. "It'slike we're starting over," NBA Rookie of the Year Kevin Durant said of themove from Seattle. That could be good; the team has had three straight losingseasons. After a 1-5 preseason, the scenery may not be all that needs changing.Check listings 7:30¬†p.m.
Sabres at DevilsNew Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur (right) is closing in on Patrick Roy's alltimewins record; as of Sunday the 36-year-old was eight victories shy of the Hallof Famer's career mark of 551. There's a good chance the record pursuit willstall tonight. Buffalo was 6-0-2 and features winger Thomas Vanek, who led theNHL with eight¬†goals. Versus 7 p.m.
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Two months agothis game looked like a preview of the AFC Championship. But with Tom Brady outand Peyton Manning off to a poor start, it's a matchup of teams that have toclaw for a playoff spot. Indy (3-3) has the NFL's worst rushingoffense--perhaps one reason why Manning had a QB rating of 80.0 heading intoWeek 8. But New England's Matt Cassel (above) may have turned a corner. Hethrew three TDs in an Oct.¬†20 win over the Broncos and led a late comebackagainst the Rams on Sunday. After a slow start, the Pats are 5-2. NBC8¬†p.m.