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October 16, 2006
DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP
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October 16, 2006

Sit 'em

DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

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HINES WARD Steelers VS. Chiefs
Speaking of great corners, Pro Bowler Ty Law is a big reason why Kansas City's defense is much improved from last season. Ben Roethlisberger hasn't been himself this year and has brought Ward (13 catches, 248 yards, 1 TD) down with him. Ward's best game of the season was with Charlie Batch at QB.

MARQUES COLSTON Saints VS. Eagles
One week after containing Terrell Owens, Philly confronts a bigger (but a lot quieter) pass-catcher in first-year man Colston, who has overtaken Joe Horn as the Saints' most lethal receiving weapon. But savvy Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson will find a way to shut down the rookie.

TIGHT END

ERIC JOHNSON 49ers VS. Chargers
In three games since replacing injured Vernon Davis in the starting lineup, Johnson, San Francisco's leading receiver in 2004, has brought down 13 balls for 124 yards and one TD. However, against the Chargers' relentless pass rush, Johnson is more likely to be used in pass protection for quarterback Alex Smith and is less likely to be the target of Smith's tosses.

KICKER

NEIL RACKERS Cardinals VS. Bears
Coming off a 51-yard miss that would have sent last week's game against Kansas City into OT, Rackers faces a Bears squad that has allowed only 18 kicking points all season. After setting an NFL record with 40 field goals in 2005, he has just six through five games this season for a total of 28 points and doesn't even rank among the top 10 scoring kickers.

DEFENSE

SEAHAWKS VS. Rams
Even with Hall of Fame tackle Orlando Pace on the shelf, the Rams have recaptured the spark that made them the "greatest show on turf." Besides, takeaways will be at a premium: St. Louis quarterback Marc Bulger has yet to throw a pick, and the Seahawks have only four interceptions all season.

BEWARE OF BUST

WILLIE PARKER
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STEELERS VS Chiefs

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