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October 02, 2006
DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP
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October 02, 2006

Sit' Em

DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

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CHRIS CHAMBERS Dolphins AT Texans An elite receiver going up against the league's most porous defense ( Houston has allowed an NFL-high 483.7 yards per game, including 320.7 through the air) seems like a no-brainer. But look beyond the numbers in this apparent mismatch--Chambers's propensity for dropping passes and Daunte Culpepper's woes thus far make Chambers one to avoid.

TROY WILLIAMSON Vikings AT Bills The leading receiver for Minnesota in its first two games, Williamson is being hampered by a sore shoulder, which possibly contributed to his being held to just four catches against the Bears. Keep an eye on the injury, especially against a much-improved and underrated Buffalo secondary.

KICKER

JOSH BROWN Seahawks AT Bears Seattle's three-time 100-point scorer has some kinks in his kicking that he needs to work out: Through three games he's had as many field goals blocked (three) as he's made. But that's not his biggest problem; Chicago's defense (ranked fourth overall) is of greater concern. The Bears have allowed an opponent to advance inside their 35-yard line only five times.

DEFENSE

EAGLES VS. Packers Though this may seem like an enticing matchup, Philadelphia owners ought to keep the Eagles' D in reserve while some regulars get healthy. Green Bay's line is susceptible to protection problems, but if QB Brett Favre stays upright, he'll work over a Philly secondary that's down one starter and several key reserves.

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