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Sept. 26, 2011
Sept. 26, 2011

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Sept. 26, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
PRO FOOTBALL
  • Still questioning whether Cam Newton has what it takes to make it as an NFL quarterback? The No. 1 pick is off to a record-setting start with the Panthers. Now he could use a few wins

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TWINS TORTURES

This is an article from the Sept. 26, 2011 issue

A dismal season ends with a whimper as last-place Minnesota (59--92) is hitting .213 with five HRs in September—both AL lows. Plus, Justin Morneau knee surgery and ongoing complications from a head injury) is done for the year.

BRADY'S BUNCH

Tom Brady's 423 yards in the Pats' 35--21 win over the Chargers gave him 940 through two weeks—the best start of his career. At this rate, he'll finish the season with 7,520 yards and 56 TDs. Fantasy owners everywhere rejoice.

BUCKEYE BLUES

After a 24--6 drubbing by Miami last Saturday, Ohio State fell outside the Top 25 for the first time in almost seven years, a 103-week streak that dated back to Nov. 20, 2004. Michigan fans everywhere rejoice.

TEXAS THREE-STEP

Mike Napoli is just killing it. Since Sept. 4 the Texas catcher is hitting .526 (20 for 38), slugging .974 with an OBP of .609—all league highs. Teammates Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre are hot, too, with a combined 11 HRs and 24 RBIs in nine games.

CHIEF CONCERN

Look away, they're hideous. Kansas City (0--2) has just 10 points through Week 2. Sunday's 48--3 flop in Detroit was lowlighted by 411 yards surrendered. It gets worse: Running back Jamaal Charles is likely out for the year with an left ACL tear.

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