Douglas: Hopefully we win the rest of our games and go to the Super Bowl—and I'm the Super Bowl MVP. It can happen.
SI: You could be a free agent after the season. Will you still be an Eagle in 2003?
Douglas: I think I will be. I can't see playing for any other team.
SI: You wake up on Monday—what hurts?
Douglas: My legs hurt the worst. They feel like dead weight. It feels like someone's holding a lighter to my kneecaps.
MATCHUP OF THE WEEK
Drew Bledsoe's homecoming: Bills at Patriots
Gillette Stadium was supposed to be the House That Drew Built, but Bledsoe was traded to Buffalo before he could play a game in the facility that opened this year. He returns with an offense that, before putting up 38 points against the Dolphins on Sunday, had scored a total of only 36 in its previous three outings, including a 38-7 loss to New England. "We've got to learn to be a well-oiled machine, not just a quick-strike machine," Bledsoe says.
Chiefs 42-year-old kicker Morten Andersen, the second-oldest player in the league, says he thinks he can play until he's 50. Maybe we should start taking him seriously. He's within percentage points of having the most accurate season in his 21-year career, and he's tied for second in the league in scoring. Here's how Andersen has fared on field goal attempts this year compared with the best seasons of his career.
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