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Questions for Pittsburgh/Atlanta & San Diego/Kansas City

Pittsburgh at Atlanta 1:00 p.m.

The obvious question for fantasy players is whether or not Ben Roethlisberger can repeat last week's stat line on the road against a Falcon's defense that was embarassed by the Giants.

Given the Giants ran all over it, will Fast Willie Parker bear the brunt of an angry Falcons' defense?  Can the Steelers passing game take advantage of that?

While one would want to ask whether a legitimate fantasy WR could merge in Atlanta, one would just be wasting his time.  The only question is whether or not Michael Vick's main value comes from his passing stats i.e. 150 yards and a TD with just 65 yards rushing, or his rushing ones i.e. 135 yards passing with no TDs with 100 yards rushing and a TD.

San Diego at Kansas City 1:00 p.m.

Last week, the Chargers were a 10-point road favorite against a what-is-now perrenially weak 49ers team.  This week they travel to division rival Kansas City as 5-point favorites.

Given the dominance of the Chargers defense and the inconsistent ineptitude of Herm Edwards offense, those five points look like an enticement to take the Chargers.

With Phillip Rivers solidly established as a quality NFL QB, does he pull a Rex Grossman and turn in his first professional stinker?  FWIW, he has thrown a TD in each of his first six starts and has never completed fewer than 59% of his passes.

Even with that success, he doesn't have a WR that merits every-week starting status.  Will one emerge this week?

How do the Chargers split the running back carries?  Will LT combine multiple TDs with 100 yards?

Qb Damon Huard was exposed as the Damon Huard who couldn't start in the NFL for the first half of the first decade of the 21st century.  Can he turn back into the 2006 version against a tough Chargers defense?

Will Larry Johnson bounce back and resemble to Top Three pick he was?