Numbers* Best day passing: Dave Krieg, Kansas City...

Plays and replays

November 30, 1992|By Susan Reimer

Numbers

* Best day passing: Dave Krieg, Kansas City, 17-21-0, 222 yards, 2 TDs

* Best day rushing: Harold Green, Cincinnati, 16 carries, 116 yards

* Best day receiving: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 8 catches, 133 yards, 1 TD

* Longest TD passing: Peter Tom Willis, Chicago, 68 yards to Tom Waddle

* Longest TD rushing: Tony Smith, Atlanta, 29 yards

* Longest field goal: Norm Johnson, Atlanta, 54 yards

* Most field goals: Four. Chris Jacke, Green Bay, 34, 33, 29 and 48 yards

300-yard passers

* Steve Young, San Francisco, 24-35-0, 342 yards, 2 TDs

* Jack Trudeau, Indianapolis, 26-41-1, 337 yards.

100-yard rushers

* Harold Green, Cincinnati, 16 carries, 116 yards

* Barry Foster, Pittsburgh, 25 carries, 102 yards, 2 TDs

* Thurman Thomas, Buffalo, 21 carries, 102 yards

100-yard receivers

* Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 8 catches, 133 yards, 1 TD

* Ricky Proehl, Phoenix, 7 catches, 104 yards.

* Terry Allen, Minnesota, 10 catches, 110 yards, 1 TD

* Don Beebe, Buffalo, 4 catches, 110 yards, 1 TD

* Charles Arbuckle, Indianapolis, 9 catches, 106 yards

* Tom Waddle, Chicago, 4 catches, 100 yards, 1 TD

Records, streaks and milestones

* Barry Foster broke the Pittsburgh season rushing record, moving ahead of Franco Harris' mark of 1,246 yards in 1975. His 102 yards on 25 carries yesterday gave him 1,319 yards and kept him in the NFL rushing lead.

Foster also broke Harris' team record of 1,469 yards from scrimmage, and he has a club-record nine 100-yard games this season.

* Jerry Rice caught his 100th career scoring pass, equaling Steve Largent's all-time NFL record. Rice matched Largent's record in his eighth season, six years ahead of the pace Largent set during a 14-year career with Seattle.

* Art Monk's 11-yard reception in the second period of Washington's game against Phoenix gave him a catch in 144 consecutive games, the longest current streak in the NFL.

* Atlanta's shutout of New England was the first for the Falcons since beating Green Bay, 20-0, Nov. 6, 1988 -- a span of 65 regular-season and two playoff games.

* Phoenix has not won at RFK Stadium since 1978, when the franchise was in St. Louis.

* Chicago lost its fifth in a row. It's Chicago's longest skid since ending 1989 with six consecutive losses.

* New Orleans' five sacks of Miami's Dan Marino are the most against Marino in his career.

* Indianapolis' win over Buffalo ended a six-game losing streak to the Bills.

* San Francisco become the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season. The win over Philadelphia also gave them their 10th 10-win season in a row.

* Saints QB Bobby Hebert is 15-0 against the AFC.

They said it

* "If I can get rid of this headache, I'll sleep well tonight." David Klingler, Cincinnati's rookie quarterback, who played well but absorbed a club-record 10 sacks by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

* "Bad games are always waiting around the corner for you." New England interim coach Dante Scarnecchia, after Atlanta ended the Patriots' two-game winning streak.

* "I compare what we did today to sort of like bowling. We came up to the lane, but we kept throwing gutter balls all day." New England QB Scott Zolak (Maryland).

* "Throughout the week and today I felt like I was going to go crazy. I kind of let it out today." FS Brad Edwards, who had three interceptions for the Redskins.

* "I didn't even need to shower." Cleveland QB Bernie Kosar, who returned after a 10-week absence, but allowed the defense and special teams to do the scoring in a win over Chicago.

* "I'll wave as he goes by." Steve Largent, former Seattle wide receiver, upon learning that Jerry Rice would soon eclipse his record of 100 touchdown receptions. Rice only equaled the mark yesterday.

* "Now, I'm going to live every day to the fullest. Nothing ever going to make me feel sad again." New York Jets rookie Mario Johnson, who replaced Dennis Byrd after he was carried off the field with an apparent spinal injury.

* "Don't jump to conclusions. He's one tough son of a gun." New York Jets coach Bruce Coslet, on Byrd.

Z-man meets Neon Deion

Two victories New England made Scott Zolak, the quarterback who engineered them, a media darling. Six interview requests have been turned down for every one granted. The former Maryland quarterback is all over the airwaves in Boston. Even his father is making the talk show rounds.

With his antics on the field, which include imitating firing a six-shooter, bowing to the crowd and pointing to his father in the stands, he has done the unthinkable: given the Patriots an unexpected boost and fans something to cheer.

"I'm not Deion Sanders yet," Zolak said, referring to the publicity-monger of the Falcons and Braves. "He's Prime Time. Me? I'm just local access TV. Or PBS."

Zolak met up with Sanders -- and reality -- as the Atlanta Falcons shut out his Patriots yesterday.

And Sanders intercepted him twice.

Any more questions from the press?

One play after New York Jets defensive end Dennis Byrd was injured, the Chiefs hit their biggest offensive play, a 55-yard pass from Dave Krieg to Willie Davis.

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