Redskins RB Clinton Portis, left: Has 66 carries for 333 yards in the last two games after going for 433 yards on 115 attempts in the first seven. It's no surprise he's warming up; 22 of his 58 career rushing touchdowns have come in December.
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald: Has 43 catches for 619 yards and three touchdowns in his last six games, with at least 95 receiving yards in five of them.
Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle: Goes into the starting lineup against Indianapolis, where he'll face the league?s No. 2 passing defense (164.6 yards per game). The second year man absolutely bombed in his preseason audition for the job, going 17 of 40 (42.5 percent) for 191 yards with one TD, three INTs, four sacks and a pitiful 34.5 passer rating.
Ravens RB Willis McGahee, right: Since denting the Bills for 114 yards in Week Seven, he?s carried 29 times for just 110 yards in two games.
- Tom Borrelli