Atlanta at Miami, 1 p.m.
Yards separating Warrick Dunn's rushing total (732 yards) and Michael Vick's passing total (723 yards) The spate of reality television series makes one wonder about the sanity of television network executives, but at least they have one thing right: When they showcase Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, they do so when he's playing indoors. The Falcons have been on "Monday Night Football" twice this year -- winning both games in their home stadium, the Georgia Dome -- and will be on again when they host New Orleans on Dec. 12. They are the second team to play three Monday night games at home (the 1997 Dolphins are the other).
They will make their first Thanksgiving day appearance against the Lions (who play in a dome); they also have a Sunday night game on national cable television at Chicago.
There's a reason for all this: Vick is 22-6 as a starter indoors; he is 8-9-1 as a starter outdoors. Fourteen of his 16 career rushing touchdowns have come indoors. Today, he faces the elements in a road game in Miami.
Both teams expect to run the football, but that likely means the Falcons will rely on Warrick Dunn and T.J. Duckett -- if he's healthy -- more than Vick's passing.
"It'll be like watching Nebraska-Oklahoma on [a] Sunday," Falcons Coach Jim Mora said. "It's run, run, run and play some defense."