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Peter King
November 20, 1995
Two Down, Two to Go
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November 20, 1995

The Nfl

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On Sunday, Patriot rookie running back Curtis Martin rushed for 142 yards on 30 carries and scored two touchdowns against a Dolphin defense that was stacked in the middle to stop him. "You know what the best thing about the kid is?" New England coach Bill Parcells said after the game. "He never wants to come out. Never. That's the kind of player you want." ...About the only way quarterback Randall Cunningham, the Eagles' erstwhile starter, will get into a game is if Rodney Peete gets hurt. Philadelphia coaches think that Cunningham, who hasn't started since Game 4, has not properly prepared for games.... Look for the NFL versus Jerry Jones lawsuit over marketing rights and Jones's countersuit (total damages sought in both: $1.05 billion) to be settled by season's end through the shuttle diplomacy of Patriot owner Bob Kraft. "I think it can be solved, and I think it will be solved," Kraft says.

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