Day in review

September 21, 1998

Quotable

"This team is better than this. I know I am. I know Coach [Bill] Cowher will get things resolved."

-- Kordell Stewart, Steelers quarterback, after throwing three interceptions in 21-0 loss to Dolphins.

"Ultimately, I'm the person to blame for all this. And right now I'm embarrassed by it."

-- Bobby Ross, Lions coach, on his team's 0-3 start.

"Our run defense was absolutely horrible. They have a good running back [Greg Hill], but I guess we're reading our press clippings on how we are going to stop the run."

-- Wade Phillips, Bills coach, after Buffalo gave up 215 yards rushing in a loss to the Rams.

Injury report

Ray Lewis, Ravens LB: Dislocated left elbow. Out at least two weeks.

James Stewart, Jaguars RB: Sprained left knee. Status uncertain.

Greg Hills, Rams RB: Broken right leg. Out six to eight weeks.

Andre Reed, Bills WR: Separated shoulder. Expected to miss two to four weeks.

John Elway, Broncos QB: Aggravated hamstring injury. Status uncertain.

Rob Johnson, Bills QB: Suffered concussion. Status uncertain.

Bobby Hoying, Eagles QB: Strained lower back. Status VTC uncertain.

Joey Galloway, Seahawks WR: Sprained ankle. Expected to play Sunday.

By the numbers

Records: The Buccaneers' 192 yards rushing against the Bears in the third and fourth quarters were a team record for a half. Bears' Glyn Milburn's 93-yard punt return was the longest ever allowed by the Bucs .

Streaks: Packers quarterback Brett Favre's first-quarter touchdown pass extended his streak to 17 consecutive games with at least one. Oilers kicker Al Del Greco, extended his club record to 142 consecutive extra-point kicks.

Milestones: Buffalo running back Thurman Thomas and wide receiver Andre Reed each topped 500 career points with touchdowns yesterday, becoming the only Bills' non-kickers to reach that plateau. Chiefs' Pete Stoyanovich, who kicked three field goals yesterday, became the 25th player to score more than 1,000 points. With 17 points yesterday, Vikings kicker Gary Anderson jumped from fourth to second on the NFL's career scoring list with 1,713 points. Buccaneers fullback Mike Alstott had the first 100-yard game of his career, gaining 103 yards on 20 carries.

Ups: Seahawks quarterback Warren Moon has not thrown an interception this season. The Seahawks are plus-eight in turnover ratio. Broncos running back Terrell Davis rushed for 104 yards, the first time he's gone over 100 yards rushing in six games against the Raiders. Steelers punter Josh Miller, formerly of the Canadian Football League's Baltimore Stallions, had a 73-yard punt, the longest of his three-year NFL career. Oilers quarterback Steve McNair had a career-high 28 completions.

Downs: Steelers running back Jerome Bettis was held to 48 yards rushing against the Dolphins after gaining 131 last week. The Bills are 0-3 for the first time since 1985.

Next week

Seahawks (3-0) at Steelers (2-1): After rolling over three weak NFC East foes, surprising Seattle should get be tested by a Pittsburgh team eager to prove itself after being shut out by Miami.

Falcons (2-0) at 49ers (2-0): Is Atlanta for real? A game against San Francisco, which has scored 81 points in two games, should provide some answers.

Pub Date: 9/21/98

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