Barry Sanders, Lions: The Lions have scored at least 20 points in 13 straight regular-season games; Sanders is the catalyst.
Steve Young, 49ers: In San Francisco's past three season openers, Young has passed for 808 yards and nine touchdowns for a QB rating of 107.7.
Yancey Thigpen, Steelers: Thigpen, who caught a club-record 85 passes for 1,307 yards last season, had a career-best 160 receiving yards against Jacksonville last year.
Marshall Faulk, Colts: Look for a big day from Faulk, who is going against the worst defense against the rush last year.
Stay away from:
Rick Mirer, Seahawks: Has only shown impatience and poor decisions in his pro career.
Edgar Bennett, Packers: Tampa Bay held the Packers to just 61 yards rushing in their last meeting.
Pub Date: 8/30/96