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?
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.
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
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.
THE INSIDE MAN
officials say Jamal Lewis is healthy, and his Week 1 performance bore that