Rams VS. Cardinals
If it seems as if Arizona gives up a touchdown run every week, there's good
reason: Over the last five weeks, opposing backs have scored on the ground six
times. On Sunday the Vikings' Chester Taylor had 136 yards and a TD against the
Arizona D, and Jackson is a bigger, more talented runner.
Vikings AT Bears
Chicago brass gave Robinson the heave-ho after the 2002 season because his
athleticism was offset by a tendency to get injured. (He has missed four games
this year.) But when Robinson does suit up, he's dangerous: He has a touchdown
grab in four of the seven games he has played this season.
Saints VS. 49ers
Marques Colston sat out with a bum ankle on Sunday, ceding his spot to
Henderson, who had a 100-yard game for the third time in four weeks. (He's
totaled 438 yards in those three games.) Even if Colston is healthy, Henderson
and veteran Joe Horn will still play--and Henderson's got the hottest
Steelers VS. Buccaneers
Ward's season has been full of peaks and valleys--he has averaged 66.7 yards in
his last three games after going for 126.3 per in the prior three. Expect him
to start peaking again against Tampa Bay, which has a league-low five
interceptions while allowing an NFL-high 21 touchdowns through the air.
Cowboys AT Giants
With Tony Romo under center it seems that Dallas can do whatever it wants in
the passing game, while New York's D has struggled without sackmaster Michael
Strahan. You'd better believe that Bill Parcells has a play or two designed to
get his rookie from Notre Dame into the end zone on his first trip home to New
Jersey as a pro.
Bengals VS. Ravens
When these teams met in Baltimore on Nov. 5 they combined for 46 points, 14
coming off the foot of Baltimore kicker Matt Stover. Since that 26--20 loss,
however, the Cincinnati offense has shifted into a higher gear, moving the ball
at will. That will translate into many scoring chances for Graham, who ranks
fourth in points among kickers.