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The Week Ahead
Amanda Cherrin
September 26, 2005
What to watch and watch for
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September 26, 2005

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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SUNDAY 9/25

Patriots at Steelers

Someone tell Ben Roethlisberger (left) that the NFL isn't usually this easy. Playing on a bruised knee, Big Ben threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 2 win over the Texans, bringing his career regular-season record as a starter to 15-0. This week he tries to avenge his only loss, suffered in last year's AFC Championship Game. The Steelers, who have won 16 straight regular-season games, are also chasing history. The record of 18 was set last year--by the Patriots. CBS 4 p.m.

MONDAY 9/26

SI PICK OF THE WEEK

War for the West

Vladimir Guerrero (right), the Angels' Se´┐Żor Septiembre, is up to his old tricks. Last year the rightfielder clinched the AL MVP award with a sizzling September. This month he's used his talents (he has a team-leading five home runs and 14 RBIs, and he beat the White Sox in the 12th inning on Sept. 9 by scoring from second on a bunt) to make another run at the award and keep the Angels on top by two games in the AL West. This four-game series against second-place Oakland, which is led by third baseman Eric Chavez (left) (team-high 16 RBIs this month), could decide the division race.

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