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Holmes will face foe from Super Bowl past

On most downs, Santonio Holmes probably will be covered by Nnamdi Asomugha or Asante Samuel. Privately, he probably wouldn't mind seeing the Eagles' No. 3 cornerback, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

They have a history.

In Super Bowl XLIII, Steelers vs. Cardinals, Holmes schooled Rodgers-Cromartie, a rookie at the time. Holmes caught nine passes for 131 yards, including his memorable, game-winning TD grab with 35 seconds to play.

"Everything that was done in the Super Bowl was on (him)," said Holmes, who was actually surrounded by three players -- including Rodgers-Cromartie -- on his epic touchdown.

Evidently, it wasn't a good game by Rodgers-Cromartie.

"I can speak with great confidence on that one -- not at all," Holmes said, smiling.

Holmes and Plaxico Burress weren't involved too much in last week's 37-10 win over the Chiefs, as QB Mark Sanchez targeted them only six times. Holmes didn't credit the Chiefs' cornerbacks; he said it was because of the blowout and they focused on the running game.

"That game was too easy for us, it was almost like a practice field," he said. "No disrespect to Kansas City, but when you're playing in those elements, that situation, you give the ball to the running backs as much as possible so you can get go home with a W and not get anybody hurt."