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Dr. Z's FORECAST
Paul Zimmerman
October 05, 1998
Unless he changes his number to 50-something and takes the field as a linebacker—and lord knows, he's big enough—Ryan Leaf will not be facing Peyton Manning at the RCA Dome on Sunday. Leaf will be facing the Indianapolis defense, Manning will be facing the San Diego defense. Hope that clears it up, but I'll bet you that each of these showcase rookie quarterbacks will hear the following at least 100 times this week: "How does it feel to be facing Ryan?...to be facing Peyton?"
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October 05, 1998

Dr. Z's Forecast

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Seattle versus Kansas City features two teams that are keyed by swarming defenses, heavy on the pass rush. The Seahawks found out how the home crowd can blot out enemy signals (what ever happened to sportsmanship?) in Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Steelers at Three Rivers. Now they have to play in Arrowhead. Yes, I favor the Chiefs, but when the teams meet at the Kingdome early next month, I'll go with the Seahawks. Unless, of course, I change my mind. It happens.

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