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Answers for AZ/ATL & DAL/TEN

Arizona at Atlanta 1:00 p.m.

Arizona pulled QB Kurt Warner and inserted rookie Matt Lienart after Warner compiled an 11/20/138/0/1 with three sacks and a fumble.

Lienart should be a safe play for a couple games, and, if he is O.K. (read:  not turning the ball over), then he should be a safe play for the season.

The Falcons rolled-up 263 yards rushing - Norwood 6/106/1, Vick 11/101 and Dunn 19/55.  The NFL version of the spread lives for another week.

Its success makes Vick a good fanatsy play - as a RB, but it leaves the team's WRs as "Do Not Touch."

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Dallas at Tennessee 1:00 p.m.

The Titans have only the development of QB Vince Young to watch this season and that begins from an almost-have-to improve level.

Young was 14/29/155/1/2 with a fumble and an INT returned for a TD.  Interestingly (not in the bad accident way), he only connected with WR Drew Bennett twice and David Given once.  Does this indicate the Cowboys forced him to his 3rd, 4th, 5th options or does Young have other favorite targets than previous Titans QBs had?

Rookie RB LenDale White had 9 carries for 39 yards.  Expect to see more of him as nominal starter Chris Brown had an ineffective 12 carries and 33 yards to tack-on to his already ineffective 2006 season.

Drew Bledsoe was more Cowboy than opponent this week with two TDs and only one INT,  His efficient 13/20/179 resulted in 88 yards receiving for T.O. and two TDs for Terry Glenn.

TE Jason Witten is no longer a sure start as long as Owens plays.  With only 97 yards receiving and no TDs though three games, he cannot be separated from the rest of the 400-500 yards per season TEs.

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