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September 18, 2006
ADAM DUERSON MATCHUP OF THE WEEK These leapers have gobbled up receptions and records, first at Bedford (Ohio) High and then at Wisconsin. Last Dec. 4 they combined for 355 yards and four TDs. Who will win this showdown?
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September 18, 2006

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ADAM DUERSON MATCHUP OF THE WEEK
These leapers have gobbled up receptions and records, first at Bedford ( Ohio) High and then at Wisconsin. Last Dec. 4 they combined for 355 yards and four TDs. Who will win this showdown?

LEE EVANS
WR BILLS

The most recent meeting between these friends was a freaky back-and-forth catchathon. Evans (the junior by three seasons) exploded for three TDs in the first quarter, but it wasn't enough as the Bills lost 24-23. Still, Evans has always put forth his best effort against Miami. In both of his NFL seasons his top receiving game has come against the Fins-110 yards and two TDs in '04, 117 yards and three scores in '05.

VS.

CHRIS CHAMBERS
WR DOLPHINS

Chambers answered Evans's big game last season with 15 grabs for 238 yards of his own, both NFL season highs, including the last-second TD that gave Miami the victory. These two may never top their combined numbers from that day, but rest assured they will produce. In Chambers's four games against Evans's Bills, he has averaged seven receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown, stats that scream, "Pick me!"

THE VERDICT Both team's defenses are mediocre against the pass. But Chambers's time is now, especially with long-ball-loving Daunte Culpepper throwing to him. Evans's time is in the future-if and when J.P. Losman (he of the 51.2% completion rate) reaches his potential. So this time around, opt for Chambers.

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