Seahawks VS. Vikings
If Nate the Not So Great could switch sidelines, he probably would. He was a
starter in Minnesota, but as a Seahawk he's third or fourth on the depth chart
and hasn't reached 45 receiving yards in a game. Burleson's a huge stretch as a
starting wideout even if Bobby Engram doesn't return from injury.
Steelers AT Falcons
Before each game Atlanta cornerback DeAngelo Hall promises to deliver two picks
and a TD. Once it starts, he shuts down receivers like Ward, who'll get the
same treatment Hall gave to the Giants' Plaxico Burress (four catches, 44
yards). Ward hasn't topped 60 yards in a game yet. Give him a breather.
Browns VS. Broncos
Winslow leads all tight ends with 30 catches and is one of the toughest
receivers across the middle. However, he has to line up against a stifling
Broncos defense that has surrendered just one touchdown pass in five games.
That TD was thrown by a quarterback who's a far cry from Charlie Frye: two-time
Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady.
Chiefs VS. Chargers
Tynes has been hindered by a K.C. offense that has been Jekyll-and-Hyde all
season. The Chiefs have laid out weak defenses such as Arizona's and San
Francisco's (11 points for Tynes against each) and have lain down to good ones
like Denver's and Pittsburgh's (seven points total). Given that history, Tynes
won't get many chances versus San Diego.
Ever since Steve Smith's return in Week 3, the Panthers have been on fire,
stringing together a four-game winning streak and ransacking the vaunted Ravens
defense for 365 passing yards and two TD passes while allowing one sack. The
ball hawking Bengals should get a pick or two from the slinging Jake
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