Day In Review

October 13, 1997

Top performances

300-yard passers

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

Marino, Mia. .. .. .27-38 .. .. .372 .. .. ..2

O'Donnell, NYJ .. ..24-37 .. .. .319 .. .. ..2

100-yard rushers

Player, Team .. .. ...No. .. .. .Yds. .. ...TD

Sanders, Det. .. .. ..24 .. .. ..215 .. .. ..2

R. Smith, Min. .. .. .23 .. .. ..120 .. .. ..1

George, Cin. .. .. ...30 .. .. ..106 .. .. ..0

Wheatley, NYG .. .. ..22 .. .. ..103 .. .. ..1

Stewart, Jac. .. .. ..15 .. .. ..102 .. .. ..5

Harris, Chi. .. .. ...27 .. .. ..101 .. .. ..1

100-yard receivers

Player, Team .. .. ...No. .. .. .Yds. .. ...TD

Fryar, Phil. .. .. ...10 .. .. ..124 .. .. ..3

H. Moore, Det. .. .. ..5 .. .. ..120 .. .. ..0

Carruth, Car. .. .. ...6 .. .. ..107 .. .. ..1

Copeland, T.B. .. .. ..6 .. .. ..105 .. .. ..0

Chrebet, NYJ .. .. .. .5 .. .. ..104 .. .. ..1

They said it

"I'm sick of coming back to Atlanta, to the airport, with a loss."

-- Chuck Smith, Falcons defensive end, after getting five sacks in the team's first victory.

"I basically told our offensive linemen: 'I'm not going to be back here running around. So if somebody doesn't pick up who they're supposed to be blocking, you're going to get a ball in the back of the head on national television.' "

-- Boomer Esiason, Bengals reserve quarterback, who entered the game with five minutes left.

Injury report

Kent Graham, Cardinals QB: Injured his right ankle. Did not return.

Dorsey Levens, Packers RB: Injured a rib. Did not return.

Natrone Means, Jaguars RB: Sprained his left ankle. Did not return.

Todd Collins, Bills QB: Strained his left shoulder. Did not return.

Brian Hansen, Jets P: Sprained his left knee. Did not return.

By the numbers

Record: Eddie Murray of the Vikings set an NFL record with his 235th consecutive extra point, breaking Tommy Davis' 32-year-old mark. Murray hasn't missed an extra point since Dec. 11, 1988, when he played for the Lions. Davis set the previous record with the 49ers from 1959 to 1965.

Milestone: Barry Sanders moved ahead of Jim Brown into fourth place on the NFL's career rushing list.

Ups: Morten Andersen is 8-for-8 in field goals in the Superdome against the Saints in three seasons with the Falcons. Dan Marino has thrown 126 passes without an interception, breaking the Dolphins record of 122 set by Bob Griese in 1967.

Downs: Mark Brunell, who threw for at least 200 yards in the Jaguars' first 13 games last year in leading the NFL in passing, had his third straight game under 200 yards. The Bengals have lost five straight after a season-opening victory.

Next week

Patriots (5-1) at Jets (4-3): It's Tuna Bowl II, as the Patriots try to maintain their control in the AFC East.

Jaguars (5-1) at Cowboys (3-2): Are the Cowboys a playoff team? The Jaguars seem to be.

Tonight's game

Dallas (3-2) at Washington (3-2)

Time: 9 p.m., chs. 2, 7

Line: Cowboys by 2 1/2

Vs. spread: Cowboys 2-3; Redskins 3-2.

Last week: Cowboys lost to Giants, 20-17. Redskins lost to Eagles, 24-10.

Worth watching: What's up with Emmitt Smith, who has failed to score in seven consecutive regular-season games, the longest drought of his eight-year career?

Outlook: Dallas has not scored a rushing touchdown. This may be the game it happens, facing Washington's weak run defense, but winning is another story. If Dallas does win, it will happen despite vocal opposition from nearly 80,000 Cowboys-haters in the new Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, where the Redskins are 2-0.

Notable: Dallas has 30 wins on Monday night.

Injuries:

COWBOYS: Out: DT Chad Hennings (groin). Probable: G Larry Allen (hamstring); S Bill Bates (hamstring); LB Fred Strickland (knee); S Darren Woodson (rib).

REDSKINS: Out: G Bob Dahl (knee). Doubtful: DE Kenard Lang (ear). Questionable: DT Williams Gaines (knee). Probable: G Tre' Johnson (shoulder); RB Marc Logan (groin); DT Chris Mims (abdomen); T Ed Simmons (knee); P Matt Turk (thigh).

Pub Date: 10/13/97

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