Browns at Bucs. This is the Howard Schnellenberger Bowl. In 1982, Schnellenberger recruited both of this game's starting quarterbacks, Cleveland's Bernie Kosar and Tampa Bay's Vinny Testaverde, while coaching at the University of Miami. Only 10 days before the start of the '83 season, Kosar and Testaverde were dead even in the race for the starting job. "I could have gone either way," says Schnellenberger. "The night before I had to announce my decision, I went to church and prayed about it. Finally, I picked Bernie, just because our opener was at Florida with 70,000 fans against us, and I figured Bernie would handle it better if we lost." The Hurricanes did lose, but Kosar went on to lead them to the '83 national championship. He turned pro after the '84 season, and Testaverde had two outstanding years at Miami. "God only knows what would have happened if I had picked Vinny to start [in '83]," says Schnellenberger.
Bears at Packers. This is pro football's angriest rivalry. Green Bay linebacker Brian Noble has one wish. "I've hunted bears, I've killed a bear, I've wrestled a bear," says Noble. "Now I want to beat the Bears." Good luck. Chicago has won eight in a row against the Pack.
Seahawks at Chiefs. Until Kansas City won 20-16 in the Kingdome on Oct. 8, the home team in the series had won all 12 games over the last six seasons. The Seahawks may have difficulty gaining revenge, however. The Chiefs have won seven straight games at home.