ATLANTA, OCT. 27 -- We now return to "NFL Family Feud," for which we asked 100 coaches this question: How should Atlanta Falcons Coach Jerry Glanville and Cincinnati Bengals Coach Sam Wyche solve their nasty little spat, ongoing since last December when Wyche's Bengals beat the petrol out of Glanville's Houston Oilers, 61-7?

Survey says: Make Wyche do 61 push-ups in front of Glanville and every woman sports reporter in the country. (It was Wyche who barred a USA Today female reporter from entering the locker room earlier this season.) Instead of leaving tickets for Elvis, Glanville must leave tickets for all of Wyche's relatives, including the family dog. Or, as Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason said: "Maybe we should let them duke it out on the field at halftime." Think of the pay-per-view possibilities.

The rivalry between these coaches will continue Sunday when the Bengals make their fifth consecutive road trip, this one to Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Both coaches have been strangely quiet all week about the rematch, but the animosity between them is well-documented and likely will be on display either during or after the game.

After all, it was Wyche who, after last season's massacre, called Glanville "probably the biggest phony in professional football."

"They can try and downplay it if they want to," said Falcons linebacker Robert Lyles, who was waived by Houston last week and subsequently picked up by his old coach. Lyles was on the receiving end of the abuse while he was with Houston last year.

"They're definitely not boyfriend or girlfriend," Lyles continued. "It was all personal. Not only to the coaches but to us also, the players. It was a bad experience. It is more between the coaches than the players, that's true. But it all starts at the top. The coaches are the ones at the top and it all filters down either indirectly or directly. It gets to the players one way or another."

"I don't know how much they hate each other," said former Bengals punter Scott Fulhage, who now kicks for the Falcons. "They sure act like they don't like each other very much. How much of it's true, it's hard to say."

"If it's a hate thing, it's between Sam and Glanville," Bengals safety David Fulcher said. "With players, we can go out there and hit each other. I guess {coaches} go out there and hit each other by running up the score."

Wyche will not talk about the rematch. Glanville will, but only briefly. He says he does not want the issue to take away from the objective of winning the game.

But Glanville never holds back completely, as evidenced by a story he told earlier this week that he swears is true.

"Before one of the games {this year}, a guy came and asked me for an autograph," Glanville said. "He said, 'Would you sign this?' I said, 'I'd be glad to.' He said, 'Well, I better tell you that Sam Wyche is my cousin.' As I signed it I said, 'You'll learn that in America you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your relatives.' And I graciously signed it."

The Oilers that were on the losing end of the experience say they will never forget it. And how could they? The Bengals had 584 total yards , including 392 passing. Cincinnati had 35 first downs and became one of 20 teams in NFL history to score at least 60 points in a game.

It gets worse. The loss may have carried into the following week, the AFC first-round playoff game, in which Pittsburgh upset the heavily favored Oilers, 26-23.

"When you go through all of that, you feel terrible," said Lyles. "You want to kick everybody's butt. You want to talk about their mamas. You even want to run across the field, grab {Wyche} and drag him up and down the field. But you can't do anything about it.

"The best thing you can do is get the game over with and get the hell out of there."

Confrontation and controversy are nothing new to either coach and go beyond their mutual disrespect for one another. Wyche barred a woman reporter from the locker room after the Bengals lost in Seattle on Oct. 1 and was fined about $28,000.

Glanville, who has left complimentary tickets at games for Elvis Presley and James Dean, called Houston Coach Jack Pardee "a total jerk" after the Falcons' 47-27 victory over the Oilers on Sept. 9. Glanville was upset that Pardee allegedly ran up the score while coaching the University of Houston to a 95-21 victory over Southern Methodist in 1989.

"They both have a lot of peripheral stuff going on," Esiason said. "Sam's got the locker-room issue, and Jerry thinks Elvis is alive. Sometimes I think they really like each other. Maybe they are a little alike. The only difference is Jerry wears cowboy hats and boots, and Sam wears a baseball hat and sneakers."

"Personally, I think he's a good coach," Bengals defensive end Natu Tuatagaloa said of Glanville. "He knows how to motivate his players. Some of the things he said last year didn't go over too well here, but I think we made our presence known."

Said Fulhage: "To me, Glanville is more of a players' coach. Sam's the type of a guy where you like him, you want to win for him, but you don't get that fight feeling with him. If I was a defensive player, Jerry's the guy I'd want to play for. You want to go to war out there. You just want to take somebody's head off."

This week, somebody may try.