Monday Morning Qb

Gameday

December 27, 2004|By Ken Murray | Ken Murray,SUN STAFF

EXTRA POINTS

HOOP IT UP

TE Antonio Gates' record-breaking season for the Chargers will send NFL scouts to basketball offices across the country in search of power forward/tight end prospects. Gates, a former college basketball player, has 13 TD catches for San Diego.

RALLY STARTER

Dominic Rhodes was the Colts' unsung hero vs. San Diego with his 88-yard kickoff return that ignited the rally from a 15-point deficit.

JOB SAVED?

New Orleans coach Jim Haslett, as good as fired three weeks ago, has done a great job of keeping the Saints in the muddled NFC race.

THE CHIEF

Kansas City's Trent Green, with his second straight 4,000-yard passing season, is one of the league's most underrated quarterbacks.

NEXT LEVEL

If Domanick Davis takes the next step to the top tier of running backs in 2005, the Texans should be able to break into the playoffs.

BALANCING ACT

Eagles coach Andy Reid has to draw the line between holding out his key players and trying to keep the team competitive against the Rams tonight. The Eagles cannot afford any more injuries to their playmakers, but with a playoff bye coming up, Reid has to maintain offensive rhythm.

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