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SUPER BOWL 2007

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THE ROSTER AND PLAYOFF PROFILE FOR BOTH THE CHICAGO BEARS AND THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ARE ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

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Want to make this year's Super Bowl XXXVII Party your best yet?   The following tips and recipes include everything you'll need to make your party easy and delicious - including a blitz of great tasting food ideas plus some excellent ideas that will make your party less work and more fun!

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1. Assemble some team pennants or banners in your entry way to get your guests immediately into the spirit of the game. Put on some upbeat music before the pre-game show begins!
 
2.  Wrap fresh chopped vegetables for dipping in damp paper towels and put them in plastic bags before refrigerating. Remove amounts as needed.
 
3.  Unique food presentations make the party more fun. Use hollowed out vegetables such as cabbage, eggplants or bell peppers to contain other foods like Kraft Dressings and Kraft Dips. Use your imagination!
 
4.  To keep your party food warm and tasty all game long, place back-up hot dishes (covered) in a low 200°F oven. Replenish your buffet table as needed. Guests will think you are cooking throughout the party!
 
5.  It's OK to ask friends and family to help out with getting ready for your Super Bowl XXXVII Party. People are usually happy to bring things to the party or to tidy up afterwards. And this way, everyone can enjoy game day together!

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Remember, your guests are going to arrive hungry and ready to party. So, before the party kicks off make sure you have your pre-game appetizers out and ready for snackin'. These snacks and dips should keep them satisfied well into the first half of the game!

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SPOONSIZE PARTY MIX
 
4 cups POST SPOON SIZE Shredded Wheat Cereal 
1 cup small unsalted pretzels 
1 cup popped popcorn 
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted 
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 
1 tsp. seasoned salt  
 
TOSS cereal, pretzels and popcorn in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Mix butter, Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt in small bowl. Drizzle evenly over cereal mixture; toss to coat. 
POUR mixture into large microwavable bowl. 
MICROWAVE on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp, stirring after 3 minutes. Cool. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature. 
 
***Use Your Oven***
Mix cereal mixture as directed in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake at 300°F for 30 minutes or until crisp, stirring after 15 minutes.

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Italian Spinach Dip
 
1 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing or KRAFT Mayo Real  
          Mayonnaise 
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream 
1 env. GOOD SEASONS Italian Salad Dressing &
           Recipe Mix 
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well
           drained 
1/2 cup chopped red pepper 
1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained, chopped  
 
 
MIX dressing, sour cream and salad dressing mix until well blended. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover. 
REFRIGERATE several hours or until chilled. 
SERVE with assorted NABISCO Crackers or vegetable dippers. 
 
***Jazz It Up***
Serve dip in a hollowed out round bread loaf, red cabbage or bell pepper. Simply cut lengthwise slice from top of 1-lb. round bread loaf. Remove center of loaf, leaving 1-inch-thick shell. Tear removed bread into bite-sized pieces to serve with dip or reserve for another use. Fill bread shell with dip just before serving.

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PHILADELPHIA® Creamy Salsa Dip
 
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 
1 cup TACO BELL HOME ORIGINALS Thick 'N Chunky
           Salsa 
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro (optional) 
 
 
BEAT cream cheese with electric mixer until creamy. 
ADD salsa; mix until well blended. Cover.
 
Refrigerate several hours or until chilled. 
SPRINKLE with cilantro. Serve with assorted cut-up vegetables or tortilla chips. 
 
***Make Your Own Baked Tortilla Chips***
Cut TACO BELL HOME ORIGINALS Flour Tortillas into desired shapes. Place in single layer on baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until dry and crisp. Remove from baking sheet. Cool on wire rack.

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Honey Mustard Wings
 
12 chicken wings, separated at joints, tips discarded 
3/4 cup GREY POUPON Honey Mustard, divided 
1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper 
 
 PREHEAT oven to 450°F. Toss chicken with 1/2 cup of the mustard. 
PLACE in single layer in foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
BAKE 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, brushing with the remaining 1/4 cup mustard during the last 5 minutes of the baking time.
 

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Smokie Bacon Bites
 
1 pkg. (12 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Center Cut Bacon 
1 pkg. (16 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Little Smokies  
 
PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Cut bacon in half crosswise. 
WRAP each Little Smokie with half bacon slice; secure with toothpick. Place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. 
BAKE 15 minutes or until bacon is browned. 
 
***Great Substitute***
Substitute 1 pkg. (16 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Little Wieners for OSCAR MAYER Little Smokies.
 
***Make-Ahead***
Prepare as directed except for baking. Wrap; freeze up to 3 months. When ready to use, thaw in refrigerator. Bake as directed.

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Smokie Bacon Bites
 
1 pkg. (12 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Center Cut Bacon 
1 pkg. (16 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Little Smokies  
 
PREHEAT oven to 400°F.
Cut bacon in half crosswise. 
WRAP each Little Smokie with half bacon slice; secure with toothpick.
Place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. 
BAKE 15 minutes or until bacon is browned. 
 
***Great Substitute***
Substitute 1 pkg. (16 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Little Wieners for OSCAR MAYER Little Smokies.
 
***Make-Ahead***
Prepare as directed except for baking. Wrap; freeze up to 3 months. When ready to use, thaw in refrigerator. Bake as directed.

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Ultimate Nachos

1 cup CHEEZ WHIZ Cheese Dip 
1 can (15 oz.) chili 
1 pkg. (8 oz.) tortilla chips 
 
 MICROWAVE CHEEZ WHIZ and heat chili as directed on labels. 
LAYER 1/2 of the tortilla chips, 1/2 of the hot chili and 1/2 of the CHEEZ WHIZ on serving platter. Repeat layers. 
 
***Jazz It Up***
Prepare as directed. Top with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato and Sour Cream

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By the time the first half is over, your guests will be ready to dive into some serious party food. These pizza, wrap and sub sandwich ideas are easy to make but hearty enough to satisfy your hungry team. What's more, they can be made ahead of time, so you don't have to miss any of the halftime show!

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Cheesy Mummy Wrapped Dogs

1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 
4 KRAFT Singles, cut diagonally in half 
8 OSCAR MAYER Beef Franks or Wieners 
 
PREHEAT oven to 375°F.
Unroll crescent dough; separate into 8 triangles.
Top each dough triangle with 1 Singles triangle and 1 frank; roll up. 
PLACE, seam sides down, on ungreased baking sheet. 
BAKE 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with your favorite condiments, if desired. 
 
***Great Substitute***
Prepare as directed, using KRAFT 2% Milk Singles and/or OSCAR MAYER Light Beef Franks or Fat Free Wieners.
 
***Special Extra***
Prepare as directed, spreading 1 tsp. GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard, KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce or ketchup on each crescent roll triangle before topping with Singles and frank.

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Two Pepper Pepperoni Pizza

1 prepared pizza crust (12 inch) 
1/2 cup pizza sauce 
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim
         Mozzarella Cheese, divided 
1/2 of a medium green pepper, cut into strips 
1/2 of a medium red pepper, cut into strips 
12 slices OSCAR MAYER Pepperoni  
 
PREHEAT oven to 450°F.
Place pizza crust on ungreased baking sheet; spread evenly with sauce. 
TOP with half of the cheese, the peppers and pepperoni. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. 
BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted. 
 
***Serving Suggestion***
Serve with a crisp mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Reduced Fat Dressing.
 
***Jazz It Up***
Sprinkle with KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese and dried oregano leaves. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese over each layer of mozzarella cheese.

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Ranch Taco Chicken Salad

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips  1 Tbsp. oil 
1 Tbsp. chili powder 
1 pkg. (16 oz.) salad greens 
1 bottle (8 oz.) KRAFT Ranch Dressing 
1 cup TACO BELL HOME ORIGINALS Thick 'N Chunky
           Salsa 
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese 
1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips  
 
 
COOK chicken, oil and chili powder in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally. 
TOSS chicken mixture, greens, salsa, dressing and cheese in large bowl. 
SPRINKLE with chips.

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JELL-O Super Bowl JIGGLERS
 
1-1/2 cups boiling water (Do not add cold water.) 
1 pkg. (8-serving size) JELL-O Brand Gelatin, any
            flavor  
  
USING paper towel dipped in vegetable oil, lightly wipe inside of Super Bowl molds. (Or spray molds lightly with no stick cooking spray.) 
STIR boiling water into gelatin in medium bowl at least 3 minutes until completely dissolved. Pour into molds to within 1/8 inch of top. 
REFRIGERATE at least 3 hours or until firm (gelatin does not stick to finger when touched). Dip bottoms of molds in warm water about 15 seconds. Pull gelatin away from all edges of molds with index finger.
Slip finger underneath JIGGLERS® and gently lift from molds.
Do not swallow JIGGLERS® whole. 
 

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Your guests will want to get back into the game and back into snackin' after half time. Somewhere into the third quarter serve up the sweets! These dessert ideas from Kraft Foods will give everyone a boost to carry through to the end of the game!

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Krunchy Kickers

18 HONEY MAID Chocolate Grahams, crushed (about
             2-1/2 cups crumbs) 
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed 
1/4 cup decorating icing  
 
 
ADD crushed grahams to whipped topping; stir until well blended. 
SHAPE 2 tsp. of the graham mixture into 1-inch "football;" place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining graham mixture. 
FREEZE 3 hours or until ready to serve. Pipe icing onto the footballs to resemble the lacings. Store leftover footballs in freezer. 
 
 

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Chocolate Pudding Cookies
 
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant
           Pudding & Pie Filling 
1 cup all-purpose baking mix 
1/4 cup oil 
1 egg 
1/4 cup sugar  
 
PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
Mix dry pudding mix and baking mix in medium bowl. Stir in oil and egg with wooden spoon until mixture forms ball. 
SHAPE dough into 36 small balls, each about 1/2 inch in diameter.
Place, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each cookie with bottom of drinking glass; sprinkle with sugar. 
BAKE 5 to 8 minutes or until cookies feel set to the touch. Cool on wire racks. 
 

THESE RECIPES WERE FOUND AT www.kraftfoods.com

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Chicago Bears Playoff Profile
 
The Stats:

Regular Season Record: 13-3
Last Six Games: 4-2
All-Time Playoff Record: 14-16

The Team:
 
Team Colors: Navy Blue, Orange, and White
Head Coach: Lovie Smith
Owner: Virginia McCaskey
Mascot: Staley
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Offensive Rankings:
Run: 15th (119.9 ypg)
Pass: 14th (205.1 ypg)
Overall: 15th (324.9 ypg)
Points Per Game: 2nd (26.7 ppg)
Key Player: Rex Grossman
 
The Bears will be counting on Grossman to avoid the turnovers that plagued him midway through the season. He may also be called on to make some plays if the Bears defense continues on its current slide.
 
Defensive Rankings:
Run: 6th (99.4 ypg)
Pass: 11th (194.8 ypg)
Overall: 5th (294.1 ypg)
Points Per Game: 3rd (15.9 ppg)
Key Player: Brian Urlacher

Urlacher's ability to cover so much ground is what makes the Bears' version of the cover-2 defense work so well. He also has the ability to take over games defensively, which he may have to do considering the way the unit has performed recently.
 
Special Teams:
Key Player: Devin Hester

Hester has game-changing abilities in the return game, but he has been known to lay the ball on the carpet from time to time. When he hangs onto the ball, however, he generally puts the Bears offense in great starting field position.
 
Turnovers:
Give Aways: 5th (36)
Take Aways: 1st (44)

Outlook:
The Bears have got to do a better job protecting the football during the playoffs. They can't afford another letdown game by Grossman, and he could get the hook if he doesn't protect the ball. The Bears defense has got to turn it back up a couple notches as well, or this team could suffer a disappointing end to a promising season.
Fortunately for the Bears, they are dealing with a weak NFC field, and are probably the favorites at this point. It will be a different story, however, if they advance to the Super Bowl to face the AFC's best team.
 
Bears Roster:

Offense
14 - Brian Griese QB
8 - Rex Grossman QB
18 - Kyle Orton QB
32 - Cedric Benson RB
47 - Bryan Johnson RB
20 - Thomas Jones RB
37 - Jason McKie RB
29 - Adrian Peterson RB
48 - J.D. Runnels RB
80 - Bernard Berrian WR
16 - Mark Bradley WR
17 - Airese Currie WR
81 - Rashied Davis WR
12 - Justin Gage WR
87 - Muhsin Muhammad WR
88 - Desmond Clark TE
85 - John Gilmore TE
82 - Gabe Reid TE
57 - Olin Kreutz C
65 - Patrick Mannelly OT
69 - Fred Miller OT
78 - John St. Clair OT
76 - John Tait OT
74 - Ruben Brown OG
63 - Roberto Garza OG
60 - Terrence Metcalf OG
68 - Anthony Oakley OG
 
Defense
97 - Mark Anderson DE
96 - Alex Brown DE
73 - Khari Long DE
93 - Adewale Ogunleye DE
70 - Alfonso Boone DT
73 - Delbert Cowsette DT
98 - Dusty Dvoracek DT
90 - Antonio Garay DT
91 - Tommie Harris DT
71 - Israel Idonije DT
99 - Tank Johnson DT
95 - Ian Scott DT
94 - Brendon Ayanbadejo LB
55 - Lance Briggs LB
92 - Hunter Hillenmeyer LB
53 - Leon Joe LB
58 - Darrell McClover LB
54 - Brian Urlacher LB
52 - Jamar Williams LB
59 - Rod Wilson LB
23 - Devin Hester CB
24 - Ricky Manning Jr. CB
33 - Charles Tillman CB
31 - Nathan Vasher CB
21 - Dante Wesley CB
30 - Mike Brown S
22 - Tyler Everett S
46 - Chris Harris S
35 - Todd Johnson S
38 - Danieal Manning S
36 - Brandon McGowan S
27 - Nick Turnbull S
44 - Cameron Worrell S
 
Kicker/Punter
9 - Robbie Gould K
4 - Brad Maynard P

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Indianapolis Colts Playoff Profile
 
The Stats:
Regular Season Record: 12-4
Last Six Games: 3-3
All-Time Playoff Record: 13-16
 
The Team:
Team Colors: Speed Blue and White
Head Coach: Tony Dungy
Owner: Jim Irsay
Mascot: Blue
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Offensive Rankings:
Run: 18th (110.1 ypg)
Pass: 2nd (263.9 ypg)
Overall: 3rd (379.4 ypg)
Points Per Game: 2nd (26.7 ppg)
Key Player: Peyton Manning
 
It's no secret Peyton Manning is the orchestrator of the Colts offense, and so much this postseason depends on how he plays. He has shown a tendency to get flustered in big games, and can be pushed out of his comfort zone when forced out of the pocket. However, he also has the precision to carve up any defense in the NFL when he is on.
 
Defensive Ranking:
Run: 32nd (173.0 ypg)
Pass: 2nd (159.3 ypg)
Overall: 21st (332.3 ypg)
Points Per Game: 23rd (22.5 ppg)
Key Player: Gary Brackett
Dwight Freeney is the biggest impact player on this defense, but the play of MLB Gary Brackett against the run is going to be a much bigger key. The Colts have got to figure out a way to get off the field quicker on defense, and put the ball back into Manning's hands on offense more often. During their recent struggles, the Colts' possessions have been limited, and their time of possession has suffered because of it.
 
Special Teams:
Key Player: Terrence Wilkins
Turnovers:
Give Aways: 5th (36)
Take Aways: 1st (44)
Outlook:
The Colts have a serious problem on defense, and it's going to take the offseason to begin to correct them. Their inability to stop the run is not just a slump. Instead, its been a downhill spiraling trend since early in the season.
If the Colts can somehow find some type of bandage to paste on this gaping head wound they call a run defense, they could be as dangerous as anyone in the postseason. In reality, though, it appears the Colts are heading for a quick exit from this year's playoffs.
 
Colts Roster:

 
Offense
18 - Peyton Manning QB
12 - Jim Sorgi QB
29 - Joseph Addai RB
30 - DeDe Dorsey RB
33 - Dominic Rhodes RB
88 - Marvin Harrison WR
85 - Aaron Moorehead WR
11 - Ricky Proehl WR
84 - John Standeford WR
83 - Brandon Stokley WR
87 - Reggie Wayne WR
10 - Terrence Wilkins WR
44 - Dallas Clark TE
47 - Jerome Collins TE
81 - Bryan Fletcher TE
48 - Justin Snow TE
86 - Ben Utecht TE
63 - Jeff Saturday C
71 - Ryan Diem OT
76 - Daniel Federkeil OT
78 - Tarik Glenn OT
74 - Charlie Johnson OT
57 - Dylan Gandy OG
65 - Ryan Lilja OG
73 - Jake Scott OG
69 - Matt Ulrich OG
 
Defense
79 - Raheem Brock DE
93 - Dwight Freeney DE
99 - Ryan LaCasse DE
98 - Robert Mathis DE
64 - Bo Schobel DE
91 - Josh Thomas DE
61 - Dan Klecko DT
92 - Anthony McFarland DT
95 - Darrell Reid DT
50 - Rocky Boiman LB
58 - Gary Brackett LB
51 - Gilbert Gardner LB
56 - Tyjuan Hagler LB
59 - Cato June LB
54 - Freddy Keiaho LB
94 - Rob Morris LB
53 - Keith O'Neil LB
42 - Jason David CB
25 - Nick Harper CB
26 - Kelvin Hayden CB
28 - Marlin Jackson CB
27 - Tim Jennings CB
34 - T.J. Rushing DB
41 - Antoine Bethea S
20 - Mike Doss S
43 - Matt Giordano S
36 - Dexter Reid S
21 - Bob Sanders S
 
Kicker/Punter
4 - Adam Vinatieri K
17 - Hunter Smith P

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