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PFW Online: Vol. 21, Issue 12

Published: 2006-09-25
Cover Date: October 2, 2006
This is the issue for Week Four previews and Week Three game coverage.

Energizing force

Shawne Merriman took the NFL by storm in his first pro season, terrorizing members of the opposing offense, recording 10 sacks along the way. Known for his high motor and outstanding work ethic, Merriman has his eye on becoming the best linebacker in league history.

Looking over their shoulders

Thanks to a variety of circumstances — poor play or intriguing backups, for example — a number of QBs could get benched in the coming weeks. We analyze the players perceived to be on the hot seat.

Chief concerns in Kansas City

The defense used to be K.C.’s biggest problem. But now, observers are fretting over the Chiefs’ offense.

Fantasy football

There were many concerns entering 2006 about players making comebacks from injury. We examine their early-season progress.


Mike Holbrook
Jerry Magee
Barry Jackson
Don Pierson
Tom Danyluk


  • The Way We Hear It
  • Handicapper’s Corner
  • Week Four game previews
  • Scout’s Notebook: Packers S Nick Collins
  • Fantasy Buzz
  • Week Three game coverage: NFL standings; Game-day review; Players of the Week; Power rankings; Teams on the rise and decline
  • Week Three game statistics
  • Individual statistics
  • NFL team statistics
  • NFL team rankings
  • Key college game: Alabama vs. Florida
  • NFList: Best coverage linebackers
  • Audibles
  • Canadian Football League
  • NFL transactions
  • PFW Slant with Dan Arkush

PFW Online

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