During these bloated bye weeks, the smallest details can make a difference. Those details often include which defender will be assigned to which player.

Here are five matchups I'm looking at this weekend:

Darrelle Revis vs. Wes Welker: Revis isn't really a slot corner, so in the past Welker has avoided him. But Welker is having such a spectacular year that I suspect Revis will get on the slot machine more Sunday. Don't look for a monster game out of Welker.

Tamba Hali vs. Jeff Linkenbach: Hali is going to tee off on the Colts' O-Line, which lost its first- and second-string left tackles on Monday night. Curtis Painter isn't going to have much time.

 

Kevin Walter vs. Stanford Routt: Routt is quickly emerging as one of the most physical and best cover corners around. He usually lines up on Walter's side however, allowing Jacoby Jones some more freedom this week.

Hakeem Nicks vs. Brandon Browner: Browner is an ex-CFL corner that is getting abused. Nicks is licking his chops.

Larry Fitzgerald vs. Asher Allen: Antoine Winfield is dealing with a neck injury and may not be able to go. That leaves Fitzgerald with a real mismatch on either Allen or Chris Cook. Only Calvin Johnson projects to have a bigger game.

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