Plays and replays

November 11, 1991|By Michael Reeb

Records, streaks and milestones

* Cleveland's Bernie Kosar broke Bart Starr's NFL record for error-free passing, throwing his 295th consecutive pass without an interception during the Browns' game against Philadelphia. Kosar extended the streak to 308 before it ended in the second quarter. Under heavy pressure, he threw a weak pass over the middle that was intercepted by Ben Smith at midfield.

* Los Angeles Raiders coach Art Shell remains perfect (5-0) against Denver. The victory gave the Raiders a sweep of the 2-game series for the second straight year.

* Raiders WR Mervyn Fernandez had 1 catch for 27 yards, extending his reception streak to 56 games.

* In breaking its 9-game losing streak, Indianapolis won for the fifth time in its past 6 meetings with the Jets. Indianapolis has won 3 straight at the Meadowlands.

* Dallas RB Emmitt Smith's fumble in overtime that led to Houston's 26-23 victory was his first in 245 rushing and receiving possessions.

* Mike Tomczak's 300-yard passing game was the first by a Green Bay quarterback since Don Majkowski threw for 355 yards against Tampa Bay in October 1990.

* Reggie Cobb's 1-yard touchdown run 4 minutes into the game resulted in the first points scored by Tampa Bay in the first quarter since the second game of the season against Chicago. Cobb's 3 rushing touchdowns are a team single-game record, and his 139 yards are the eighth-best single-game performance in team history.

* Steve Christie has converted 39 consecutive extra-point tries, tying a Tampa Bay record held by Donald Igwebuike.

* Dave Krieg became the 31st NFL quarterback to pass for more than 25,000 yards. He completed 28 of 38 for 376 yards for Seattle, pushing his career total to 25,110.

* Houston QB Warren Moon's 432 passing yards moved him into second place on the all-time pro passing list with 47,182 yards. Moon passed former Minnesota and New York Giants QB Fran Tarkenton, who has 47,003. The all-time leader is Ron Lancaster, who threw for 50,535 yards in the CFL.


* Philadelphia's Ben Smith twisted his knee while trying to cover Cleveland's Webster Slaughter on a 17-yard completion late in the second quarter and had to be carted off the field. The initial diagnosis was a sprained left knee, and further examinations were planned for today.

* Cincinnati RB Harold Green severely sprained his right knee in the first half and didn't return. He's expected to have more tests today.

They said it

* "We're beyond moral victories. We've already gone through that stage. We need to take the next step. What are we going to say, 'We can't win today, because we're young'?" Patriots coach Dick MacPherson .

* "Either they were too low or we're getting taller." The Raiders' Scott Davis after David Treadwell's extra-point attempt and his 48-yard field-goal try were blocked.

Modified shuffle

Ickey Woods' 2 TD runs were his first since Cincinnati's playoff victory over Houston on Jan. 6. He did his shuffle behind the Cincinnati bench after the extra points and wasn't penalized under the NFL's liberalized celebration rule.

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