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Thirty years to the day after their Immaculate Reception, the Steelers celebrate by feasting on the Buccaneers' top-ranked defense. Tampa Bay is never in the game, as visiting Pittsburgh clinches the AFC North title.
Tennessee had been an upward curve for two months. Now their ground game would be the focal point of their 24-7 romp of the defending World Champions.
Thirty years after their perfect season, Miami retired jersey number 39 to honor their greatest fullback, Larry Csonka. The current Dolphins, mindful of the Bears' woes in 2002, compounded Chicago's matters with a 27-9 pounding.
This week 13 game features an East coast vs West coast matchup between the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders
Andy Reid, a former 49ers assistant, returned to Candlestick Park this night to face old boss Steve Mariucci coach a (slightly) reborn club. But the Eagles played what used to be a 49er trademark: smart football with talented reserves.
The Chicago Bears take on St. Louis Rams
Long time AFC rivals Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos meet in the mile high city in a key mid-November matchup
Defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC and NFC clash in a matchup between the Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers
NFC East rivals the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles square off in Philly.
The Indianapolis Colts go on the road and play the Pittsburgh Steelers
In an all NFC West matchup, the San Francisco 49ers go to Seattle to play the Seahawks.
The oldest rivalry in football adds a new piece of history when the Green Bay Packers go to Chicago to open brand new Soldier Field and play the Chicago Bears
The Denver Broncos travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the St. Louis Rams at Raymond James Stadium
After an Opening Day loss in Nashville, the Eagles began their winning form of 2002 at the expense of the Redskins and their 84,982 disillusioned faithful at FedEx Field. From here, Philly would surge to the NFL's best record.