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Veteran NFL quarterbacks again are on top after major injuries
Veteran NFL quarterbacks again are on top after major injuries

The synchronicity is striking. Sunday's slate of NFL games features NFC and AFC showdowns between the division leaders in the East and West. Dallas, which is still in first in the NFC East despite losing to Washington on Monday night, plays host to Arizona. In the AFC, Denver plays at New England. Showcased in those games will be two quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall, Denver's Peyton Manning and Arizona's Carson Palmer, against a couple of draft-day nobodies, New England's Tom Brady (sixth round) and Dallas' Tony Romo (undrafted). But something else bonds these quarterbacks. Each comes from the same place, one of darkness and uncertainty. Manning, Palmer,...

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