Day In Review

October 19, 1998

Top performances

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300-yard passers

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

Young, S.F. ............... 33-51 .. 331 ..... 2

100-yard rushers

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

Anderson, Atl. ............ 25 ..... 132 ..... 1

Dillon, Cin. .............. 14 ..... 124 ..... 1

Means, S.D. ............... 21 ..... 112 ..... 1

Brown, NYG ................ 24 ..... 108 ..... 1

George, Ten. .............. 25 ..... 107 ..... 0

Faulk, Ind. ............... 17 ..... 103 ..... 1

Smith, Min. ............... 24 ..... 103 ..... 1

100-yard receivers

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

Poole, N.O. ............... 3 ...... 154 ..... 2

Martin, Atl. .............. 7 ...... 116 ..... 1

Stokes, S.F. .............. 9 ...... 110 ..... 1

Carter, Min. .............. 5 ...... 109 ..... 0

Sanders, Ten. ............. 3 ...... 101 ..... 0

Quotable

"I think it says we're humble, we're hungry and we're not looking past anybody."

-- Duane Clemons, Vikings defensive end, on Minnesota's 41-7 rout of the winless Redskins.

"We are not tough enough. I am not happy about this at all. But I'm not going to sit here and make excuses. You saw what happened. They were tougher than us."

G; -- Mike Ditka, Saints coach, after loss to the Falcons.

"Right now, we're a team without a personality, but it's going to flourish. We need to establish ourselves and play Dallas Cowboys football. Right now, we don't know what that is."

E9 -- Deion Sanders, Cowboys, after 13-12 loss to Bears.

"I was more motivated this week. We knew we had to go out and do our job. We had a coach lose his job because of us."

-- Junior Seau, Chargers linebacker, on the firing of coach Kevin Gilbride and yesterday's win over the Eagles.

"It's hard to win a game when they score every time they touch the ball in the first half."

-- Bruce Coslet, Bengals coach, after 44-14 loss to the Oilers, who scored on their first six possessions.

Injury report

Chris Chandler, Falcons QB: Bruised ribs and sprained left shoulder. Did not return.

Donnie Abraham, Buccaneers CB: Sprained left knee. May be sidelined from four to six weeks.

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Tavian Banks, Jaguars RB: Sprained foot. Did not return.

By the numbers

Records: The 49ers' Jerry Rice tied Art Monk's NFL record for consecutive games with a reception at 183. San Francisco's Steve Young set an NFL record by throwing for more than 300 yards in six straight games. The Falcons' Jamal Anderson rushed for 132 yards, tying Gerald Riggs' team record with his fourth straight 100-yard game. Philadelphia's Hugh Douglas tied Eagles record with 4 1/2 sacks. Bills quarterback Doug Flutie made his first NFL start since Oct. 15, 1989, when he played for the Patriots. The layoff is the longest in league history. Marshall Faulk's 65-yard run for the Colts was his longest career rushing TD.

Streaks: The Dolphins haven't given up a point at Pro Player Stadium in 10 consecutive quarters. The Panthers lost their eighth straight game dating back to last season. Minnesota kicker Gary Anderson has made 18 straight field-goal attempts. Jacksonville had scored more than 20 points in every game this season before yesterday. San Francisco won its 12th straight regular season game at home.

Milestones: Former Bills cornerback Robert James became 13th member of club's Wall of Fame.

Ups: The Oilers scored their most points since December 1991, when they beat the Raiders, 47-17. The crowd of 60,774 was the largest at the Georgia Dome since Oct. 29, 1995. Randall Cunningham joined Fran Tarkenton (1972) and Rich Gannon (1991) as the only quarterbacks in Minnesota history to go two straight games without throwing an interception or getting sacked.

Downs: The Cardinals' Jake Plummer was intercepted twice and lost a fumble on the road against the Giants. A year ago, he set an NFL rookie record passing for 388 yards in New York.

Next week

Patriots (4-1) at Dolphins (4-2): The tide has turned in the past three weeks, with New England looking unbeatable and Miami vulnerable. Plus, the Patriots have won five of the past six meetings.

Jaguars (5-1) at Broncos (6-0): This loomed as battle of unbeatens, but Doug Flutie ruined that by beating Jacksonville yesterday. Either way, it's a terrific matchup and a possible AFC championship preview.

Pub Date: 10/19/98

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