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The All-Maddening Team
GENE MENEZ
November 20, 2006
Everyone has good days and bad, but these players can't be matched for their infuriating ups and downs
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November 20, 2006

The All-maddening Team

Everyone has good days and bad, but these players can't be matched for their infuriating ups and downs

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TIGHT END

DESMOND CLARK, Bears

A sprained left foot and Rex Grossman's erratic right arm have made for considerable swings in Clark's production. In Week 8 he looked like the Clark from Weeks 1 and 2, catching six passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns, but he followed that with just 38 yards and no TDs against the Dolphins. He has a couple of tight end--friendly matchups with the Jets and the Lions ahead, but considering Grossman's recent play, starting Clark is rolling the dice.

KICKER

MATT STOVER, Ravens

A victim of a spotty offense, Stover has one of the strangest stat lines of any kicker. In September he made 9 of 9 field goals, but in four October games he attempted just one field goal. (He made it.) Then in his first November game he hit 4 of 4 against the Bengals. He's a perfect 16 of 16 so far, but with anything but a consistent output.

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

JACKSONVILLE

A three-week stretch in October demonstrates the volatility of this unit. In Week 4 the Jags allowed 36 points and 329 yards against the Redskins. The next week they had their best outing of the year, a three-interception, six-sack shutout of the Jets. In their next game they gave up 27 points and 349 yards to the woeful Texans.

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