Bears AT Patriots
For his part, Gould has been perfect this year. (He's 24 of 24 on field goal
attempts.) But the Chicago offense has slowed to a crawl, which eliminates
those 4-for-4 games Gould enjoyed in September. Also, after a tame day on the
FieldTurf at Giants Stadium on Sunday, don't expect such kicker-friendly
conditions in Foxborough.
Miller's slump aside, Pittsburgh can still put up points. The Steelers are
eighth in the league in scoring (23.9 points a game), and they've been
especially hot since they struggled against San Diego in Week 5. In its last
six games the team has averaged 29.7 points, and QB Ben Roethlisberger has
thrown for 291 yards per game.
FISH OR CUT
When he was
selected out of South Carolina in April 2005, this speedster drew favorable
comparisons with Randy Moss, the player he was drafted to replace in the
Minnesota passing attack. But Williamson has failed to duplicate his
predecessor's stats even at Moss's discounted Oakland rates, let alone at his
All-Pro level with the Vikings. Williamson's three catches over his last three
games and his two career TDs (both last season) are sure signs that the hype
surrounding his fantasy potential completely outstrips his productivity.