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New York, October 11, 2000 – New England Patriots quarterback DREW BLEDSOE has led the Patriots to consecutive victories over AFC rivals Denver and Indianapolis, throwing six touchdowns passes and no interceptions in the two wins.

Now, Bledsoe will share his secrets of success with 13-year-old Foxboro native PHILIP GIORDINO on the next episode of "NFL Under the Helmet," Saturday at 12:00 p.m. (check local listings) on FOX-TV.

"Under the Helmet," the NFL's teen-driven magazine show, produced by NFL Films, features the best of the NFL and the world of contemporary music.

Giordino is a tight end in the Foxboro Midget League, and Bledsoe discuss his early days on the field, also as a tight end. The former Washington State star offers a series of tips for aspiring players and has Giordino run several of Bledsoe's favorite routes for receivers.

In Pittsburgh, running back JEROME BETTIS has sparked the Steelers to back-to-back road victories against Jacksonville and the N.Y. Jets. Now, Bettis takes viewers "Back in the Day," discussing life as a youngster in Detroit and his days at McKenzie High School.

In Baltimore, the Ravens have gone to an interactive playbook, and "Under the Helmet" will speak to the players and coaching staff about the impact of the digital move.

The DISTURBED tune "Stupify" will accompany the best plays from Week 6 action and NFL players will discuss their favorite musicians in a behind the scenes feature.

Fans can also pick the Play of the Week on the show's web site, www.NFLUTH.com, where game highlights are intercut with video game footage from EA Sports. Other features include the best sounds of the year and sound footage from CRIS CARTER from Monday Night Football.

"NFL Under the Helmet" airs every Saturday at noon ET on FOX-TV (check local listings). The show is hosted by RON PITTS and REBECCA GRANT.

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