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Rob Longley looks at the winners and losers of week 7

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS (4-2)

Whether it is fast Willie Parker or Jerome (The Bus) Bettis, when the Steelers are healthy and run the football, this team is almost unstoppable.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-2)

Sure it was against only the San Francisco 49ers, but now the Redskins have a little offence to go with a strong defence.

DETROIT LIONS (3-3)

They clearly still aren't that good, but don't look now, the Lions have a share of first in the NFC North.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (3-4)

Yes it was yet another close loss against a good team (the Philadelphia Eagles) but the Chargers have to start pulling some of these out.

DALLAS COWBOYS (4-3)

How does quarterback Drew Bledsoe make that pass into that coverage rather than throw it away and take his chances in overtime?

GREEN BAY PACKERS (1-5)

Looks like the remainder of the season is going to be a farewell tour for quarterback Brett Favre .

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THE BIG GAME

ROB LONGLEY PREVIEWS NEXT WEEK'S MARQUEE MATCHUP

REDSKINS VS. GIANTS

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks more like his older brother, Peyton Manning, every week and now he faces arguably the biggest game of his career. As unlikely as it would have seemed prior to the season, this is a showdown for first in the tough NFC East. Manning will be tested by the tough Washington Redskins defence but if he passes this test, who knows how far the G-men can go?


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