Numbers* Best day passing: Vinny Testaverde, Tampa Bay...

Plays and replays

December 03, 1990|By Michael Reeb


* Best day passing: Vinny Testaverde, Tampa Bay, 17-33-1-351, 2 TDs.

* Best day rushing: Marion Butts, San Diego, 26 carries, 159 yards, 1 TD.

* Best day receiving: Stephone Paige, Kansas City, 7 catches, 151 yards, 1 TD.

Longest touchdown passing: Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia, 95 yards to Fred Barnett.

* Longest touchdown rushing: Bo Jackson, Los Angeles Raiders, 62 yards.

* Longest field goal: Morton Andersen, New Orleans, 50 yards.

* Most field goals: 4, Gary Anderson, Pittsburgh, 29, 32, 36, 48 yards.

100-yard rushers

* Marion Butts, San Diego, 26 carries, 159 yards, 1 TD.

* Earnest Byner, Washington, 32 carries, 157 yards, 3 TDs.

* Bo Jackson, Los Angeles Raiders, 13 carries, 117 yards, 2 TDs.

* Mike Rozier, Atlanta, 23 carries, 115 yards, 1 TD.

C9* Barry Word, Kansas City, 19 catches, 112 yards, 0 TDs.

100-yard receivers


* Stephone Paige, Kansas City, 7 catches, 151 yards, 1 TD.

* Willie Drewrey, Tampa Bay, 2 catches, 119 yards, 1 TD.

I= * Fred Barnett, Philadelphia, 2 catches, 112 yards, 1 TD.

300-yard passers

* Vinny Testaverde, Tampa Bay, 17-33-1-351, 2 TDs.

* Jim Kelly, Buffalo, 19-32-1-334, 3 TDs.

@4 * Steve DeBerg, Kansas City, 15-21-0-331, 2 TDs.

Records, streaks and milestones

* The Philadelphia Eagles' Randall Cunningham moved into second place on the all-time list of rushing yards by a quarterback. His 71 yards gave him 3,173 as he passed Tobin Rote, 3,128, and trails only Fran Tarkenton, 3,674.

Willie Drewrey's 89-yard touchdown reception was the longest in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. The previous long was Doug Williams to Kevin House for 84 yards against Detroit in 1981.

* The Redskins victory over the Dolphins gave Washington coach Joe Gibbs his first regular-season victory over the Dolphins in four tries. He had beaten Don Shula once before -- in the 1983 Super Bowl.

* Cleveland fullback Kevin Mack's seven receptions gave him 36 on the season, a career high. His previous high of 32 was set in 1987.

* In six of Buffalo's 12 games this season, defensive end Bruce Smith has had at least two sacks. They also gave him 15 for the season, which ties his own club record for a season. The Bills have had at least one sack in 10 straight games.

* Marion Butts surpassed 1,000 yards rushing on the season in the San Diego Chargers' 38-17 victory over the New York Jets. Butts, a second-year player, gained 159 yards on 26 carries to become the seventh player in club history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season. He has 1,154 yards this year.

* With the Cowboys' 17-13 victory over the Saints, Dallas is 12-3 against New Orleans in their all-time series. Dallas has won all eight games played in Texas Stadium. The Cowboys are 17-6 in games played the weekend after Thanksgiving.

* With three receptions for 25 yards against Dallas, New Orleans wide receiver Eric Martin became the Saints' all-time leader in rTC receiving yards. He has 321 receptions for 4,890 yards, surpassing the record of 4,875 on 309 receptions set by Danny Abramovicz. Martin has caught a pass in 53 straight games and 89 of 91 in his career.


* Atlanta Falcons quarterback Chris Miller fractured his collarbone in the third quarter of Atlanta's 23-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will be sidelined for the remainder of the year.

* Seattle Seahawks starting outside linebacker Rufus Porter sustained a pulled groin muscle and starting center Grant Feasel injured his knee.

Broncos will try to trade Perry

The Denver Broncos placed troubled offensive tackle Gerald Perry on the "reserve-left team" list yesterday and presumable will try to trade him.

The third-year player was given an indefinite leave of absence on Nov. 14 after his arrest on third-degree sexual-assault charges. Perry was acquitted of misdemeanor assault charges in a separate case on Friday, and afterward said he didn't want to play again in Denver.

"I resign from football," Perry. 6 feet 6 and 300 pounds, said. "I no longer have the desire to play in this town in particular. I can't live here in peace."

Hail to the Redskins

The division races might be taking shape in the AFC thanks to victories by the Bills, Bengals, Chiefs and Redskins.

The Redskins? Of the NFC East?

Washington's 42-20 victory over Miami, coupled with Buffalo's 30-23 decision over Philadelphia, gave the Bills a one-game lead in the AFC East. Buffalo also has the advantage of playing at home against the Dolphins on Dec. 23.

The Bengals took a one-game edge over the Steelers and the Oilers in the AFC Central with a 16-12 victory.

Kansas City handed New England a club-record 10th straight loss, 37-7, to stay atop the AFC West.

Not this year

The Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns have gone to the playoffs 22 times each, tied for the most in NFL history. The Browns, however, are well out of the playoff picture, and the Rams probably need to win their remaining four games to have a shot at a wild-card bid. Cleveland will be out of the playoffs for the first time since 1984.

Can it get any worse?

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