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December 27, 2004

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With playoffs on the line Urlacher's boys got dominated 24-5 in their own element (frigid Soldier Field) by "a bunch of guys from Houston" (to quote Texans quarterback David Carr). Chicago QB Chad Hutchinson (right) said he's "not embarrassed" by team's four-turnover performance, but kicker Paul Edinger should be red-faced: He's missed 18 of his last 42 field-goal attempts and says, "Maybe I'm not concentrating enough."

Seahawks O-line

In early December, Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck gave each of his mammoth protectors a cooler stocked with 100 pounds of meat. ("This is like a winter barbecue!" crowed tackle Walter Jones.) On Sunday they were what they'd eaten: Jets pulverized the unit--including Floyd (Pork Chop) Womack--for three sacks and bested it on a goal line stand.


Titans, losers of four straight and blinking into the twilight of Steve McNair's career, will play their third game in 13 days on Christmas, while NBA Grizzlies languish below .500. Looks like someone angered the gods: Lisa Marie Presley announced she's selling the lion's share of her daddy's estate.

Flaking Jakes

Delhomme dropped the ball twice in overtime loss to Falcons, and Plummer continued his errant ways, throwing two interceptions against Kansas City a few days after he was fined $5,000 for flipping off fans at Mile High. Life in Carolina and Denver sure ain't jake.

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