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Gridiron Glory


Bears rookie running back Anthony Thomas, who averaged 5.4 yards
per carry last season as a senior at Michigan, has gained 5.1
yards per attempt through his first seven NFL games (535 yards on
105 carries). Who holds the Chicago team record for rushing yards
per carry in a season (minimum 100 attempts)?

a. Walter Payton b. Gale Sayers
c. Bobby Douglass d. Beattie Feathers


Neither the Ravens (5-3) nor the Giants (4-4) are off to a hot
start, but that doesn't mean last year's Super Bowl teams are out
of the title hunt. To reach the Super Bowl, it's far from
essential to have the best regular-season mark in the conference.
Can you name the last Super Bowl that matched the teams with the
best regular-season record in each conference?


Pair the NFL starting quarterback with his first NFL team.

1. Jay Fiedler a. Chargers
2. Aaron Brooks b. Packers
3. Trent Green c. Colts
4. Chris Chandler d. Eagles


Put these NFL players, including current NFL sacks leader Michael
Strahan, in order of their career season highs in sacks.

a. Michael Strahan, Giants
b. Warren Sapp, Buccaneers
c. La'Roi Glover, Saints
d. John Randle, Seahawks


BEARING DOWN: d. In 1934 Beattie Feathers rushed for 1,004 yards
on 119 carries for an average of 8.4 yards, a Bears and NFL
record that still stands.

TOP SEEDS: Super Bowl XXVIII (January 1994), in which the Cowboys
(12-4) beat the Bills (12-4)

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. d; 2. b; 3. a; 4. c

CALL TO ORDER: 1. Glover (17 in 2000); 2. Sapp (16 1/2 in 2000);
3. Randle (15 1/2 in 1997); 4. Strahan (15 in 1998)