Day in review

November 11, 1996

Top performances

300-yard passers

Player, Team, C-A, Yds., TD

Esiason, Ariz., 35-59, 522, 3

Brunell, Jac., 24-37, 354, 1

Detmer, Phil., 26-44, 315, 2

Favre, G.B., 27-49, 310, 2

100-yard rushers

Player, Team, No., Yds., TD

Murrell, NYJ, 31, 128, 2

Allen, Wash., 31, 124, 2

Harris, Chi., 23, 112, 0

Bettis, Pitt., 21, 111, 2

Morris, Ravens, 26, 109, 0

Phillips, StL, 14, 106, 1

Green, StL, 13, 106, 2

100-yard receivers

Player, Team No. Yds. TD

Carter, Minn. 7 142 0

Emanuel, Atl. 4 109 0

Harmon, Hou. 7 108 1

McDuffie, Mia. 6 106 1

Pickens, Cin. 12 103 0

They said it

"This is definitely the bottom for a bunch of our careers."

-- Falcons safety Brad Edwards

"Obviously I'm not 21 anymore, but I can still pretty much throw it with anybody."

-- Dan Marino Injury report

Steve Young, 49ers QB: Suffered concussion. Did not return.

Jim Harbaugh, Colts QB: Took a finger in the eye. Did not return.

Tim McKyer, Falcons DB: Suffered a broken left forearm. Did not return.

Christian Fauria, Seahawks TE: Suffered fractured right fibula. Is out for season.

Gary Zimmerman, Broncos T: Aggravated bruised bone in left shoulder. Did not return.

By the numbers

Milestones: Dan Marino of the Dolphins threw his 4,000th completion and surpassed the 50,000-yard mark. Terrell Davis, the NFL's rushing leader, had 76 yards on 21 carries and raised his season total to 1,055 yards. He is the 14th player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 in each of his first two seasons. Saints quarterback Jim Everett's third-quarter touchdown pass to Michael Haynes was the 200th of his career.

Streaks: The Buccaneers have won five straight overtime games. Saints tackle William Roaf, who suffered a partial tear of a knee ligament last week, didn't play. It was the first game he ever missed, in college or the NFL. Jim Dombrowski, who had played in 147 straight games -- longest streak in Saints history -- had his streak broken. The Seahawks have won three in a row in the Kingdome for the first time since 1993.

Ups: The Patriots have won seven of eight since starting the season 0-2 and are averaging 31.9 points in those eight games. The 59 points scored by the Rams are their most since Dec. 4, 1976, when they beat the Falcons, 59-0.

Downs: The Bengals have not had a 100-yard rusher in 59 games. The Jets extended their club-record home losing streak to nine.

Next week

Broncos (9-1) at Patriots (7-3): The Broncos, who have won six straight and have the league's best record, struggled against the Bears yesterday, and the Patriots have won seven of their past eight.

Redskins (7-3) at Eagles (7-3): The NFC East's co-leaders meet again. In Week 1, the Eagles won, 17-14.

Tonight's game

Time: 9, chs. 2, 7.

Line: Chargers by 4.

Vs. spread: Lions 4-5; Chargers 5-4.

Last week: Lions lost to Packers, 28-18. Chargers beat Colts, 26-19.

Outlook: Lions are in annual midseason nose-dive but at least have figured out they need to give ball to Barry Sanders, who gained 152 yards vs. Packers for first 100-yard game since Week 2. With similar production tonight, Detroit has good chance of winning. Chargers will get lift from QB Stan Humphries, who is expected to return from shoulder injury that knocked him out for two weeks.

By the numbers: Lions' Herman Moore is 178 receiving yards short of third straight 1,000-yard season. Chargers' Tony Martin has 10 receiving TDs, most in NFL through Week 10.


LIONS: Out: LB Stephen Boyd (abdomen). Doubtful: S Ron Rice (ankle). Questionable: S Van Malone (ankle), QB Scott Mitchell (ribs), CB Corey Raymond (knee), LB Tracy Scroggins (ankle).

CHARGERS: Doubtful: C Courtney Hall (shoulder-knee), CB Dwayne Harper (hamstring), QB Stan Humphries (shoulder). Questionable: LB Lew Bush (calf), TE Alfred Pupunu (groin).


Statistical comparison:

......... ...........Off. ........ .... Def.

NFL RANKINGS, Total, Rush, Pass, Total, Rush, Pass

Detroit, 11, 12, 11, 20, 17, 23

San Diego, 21, 30, 10, 27, 22T, 26

.....Yds., Yds.

PER GAME, Pts., rush, pass, TO, Sacks


Off., 20.8, 108.4, 218.7, 1.8, 2.8

Def., 20.8, 106.4, 223.0, 1.6, 2.3

San Diego

Off., 22.0, 79.9, 219.7, 2.1, 1.7

Def., 24.2, 118.2, 236.7, 1.9, 2.2

Pub Date: 11/11/96

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