Day In Review

September 07, 1998

Top performances

300-yard passers

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

Foley, NYJ .. .. .. ..30-58 .. .. .415 .. .. .. 3

Young, S.F. .. .. .. .26-46 .. .. .363 .. .. .. 3

Manning, Ind. .. .. ..21-37 .. .. .302 .. .. .. 1

100-yard rushers

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

Hearst, S.F. .. .. .. .. 20 .. ... 187 .. .. .. 2

Smith, Dal. .. .. .. ... 28 .. ... 122 .. .. .. 0

Bennett, K.C. .. .. .. . 24 .. ... 115 .. .. .. 1

Stewart, Jac. .. .. .. . 26 .. ... 115 .. .. .. 1

Abdul-Jabbar, Mia. .. .. 23 .. ... 108 .. .. .. 1

Green, Sea. .. .. .. .... 6 .. ... 100 .. .. .. 1

100-yard receivers

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

Galloway, Sea. .. .. .. . 6 .. ... 142 .. .. .. 2

Bruce, St.L. .. .. .. .. 10 .. ... 131 .. .. .. 0

Still, S.D. .. .. .. .... 6 .. ... 128 .. .. .. 1

Johnson, NYJ .. .. .. ... 9 .. ... 126 .. .. .. 2

HTC Chrebet, NYJ .. .. .. ... 6 .. ... 125 .. .. .. 1

Ismail, Car. .. .. .. ... 6 .. ... 119 .. .. .. 1

Irvin, Dal. .. .. .. .. . 9 .. ... 119 .. .. .. 0

Stokes, S.F. .. .. .. ... 7 .. ... 111 .. .. .. 2

Freeman, G.B. .. .. .. .. 4 .. ... 110 .. .. .. 2

Harrison, Ind. .. .. .. . 5 .. ... 102 .. .. .. 1

Moore, Det. .. .. .. .. . 9 .. ... 100 .. .. .. 1

Quotable

"This is like hitting that 61st home run for Mark McGwire. It's just like you're on top of the world."

-- Michael Strahan, Giants defensive end, who had five tackles, two sacks and a 24-yard interception return.

"He's not the greatest receiver we ever faced, but he's going to be."

-- Donnie Abraham, Bucs cornerback, on rookie Randy Moss, who caught two touchdown passes.

"It hurts everybody in the organization from the top down. I don't care if you're the equipment manager, it hurts. We are as low as we can go right now. Quite honestly, it's embarrassing."

-- Ray Rhodes, Eagles coach, after sustaining his worst loss, 38-0 to Seattle.

Injury report

Billy Joe Hobert, Saints QB: Torn right Achilles' tendon. Out for season.

Elvis Grbac, Chiefs QB: Bruised right shoulder. Did not return.

Rob Johnson, Bills QB: Concussion and a cut chin. Did not return.

Steve McNair, Oilers QB: Bruised right elbow. Did not return.

Gus Frerotte, Redskins QB: Sprained left shoulder. Did not return.

Trent Dilfer, Buccaneers QB: Deep thigh bruise. Did not return.

Ki-Jana Carter, Bengals RB: Broken left wrist. Out eight to 12 weeks.

Bert Emanuel, Buccaneers WR: Sprained left ankle. Did not return.

Albert Connell, Redskins WR: Sprained left knee. Did not return.

Troy Vincent, Eagles CB: Quadriceps injury. Did not return.

Henry Ford, Oilers DT: Sprained right knee. Did not return.

Blaine Bishop, Oilers S: Bruised hip. Did not return.

Steve Jackson, Oilers CB: Hyper-extended right knee. Did not return.

Eric Hill, Rams LB: Bruised left hand.

Jeff Lageman, Jaguars DE: Strained right biceps.

Rae Carruth, Panthers WR: Sprained foot. Did not return.

Muhsin Muhammad, Panthers WR: Turf toe. Did not return.

By the numbers

Record: Garrison Hearst's 96-yard touchdown run in overtime set an NFL record.

Streaks: Carolina lost its fourth straight at home. Dallas' win ended a 10-game franchise losing streak -- five 1998 preseason games and the last five of the 1997 regular season.

Milestone: Oilers guard Bruce Matthews started his 166th consecutive game, the league's longest active streak.

Ups: Bills quarterback Doug Flutie, replacing injured starter Rob Johnson, was 12-for-20 for 158 yards with touchdown passes of 43 and 5 yards. He also ran twice for first downs.

Downs: The Eagles averaged 0.4 yards per pass play. Eagles kicker Chris Boniol was held scoreless for the first time in his 65-game career. Tampa Bay's defense, the best inside the 20 last season, allowed two scores in those situations at Minnesota. Bengals running back Corey Dillon, who rushed for a rookie-record 246 yards against Tennessee last December, managed only 87 yards on 20 carries.

Next week

Chiefs (1-0) at Jaguars (1-0): Scared silly by the Bears yesterday, Jacksonville returns to the friendly confines of Alltel Stadium, where the Jaguars were 7-1 last season.

Buccaneers (0-1) at Packers (1-0): It doesn't get any easier for the Bucs, soundly beaten by the Vikings yesterday and and 0-3 against Green Bay in '97.

Pub Date: 9/07/98

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