Day in review

November 02, 1998

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Top performances

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300-yard passers

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

Tolliver, N.O. .. .. .. 24-48 .. .. . 325 .. .. .. ... 2

Bledsoe, N.E. .. .. ... 22-35 .. .. . 306 .. .. .. ... 2

100-yard rushers

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

Anderson, Atl. .. .. .. . 22 .. .. ... 172 .. .. .. .. 2

George, Ten. .. .. .. ... 34 .. .. ... 153 .. .. .. .. 1

Davis, Den. .. .. .. .. . 27 .. .. ... 149 .. .. .. .. 2

Alstott, T.B. .. .. .. .. 19 .. .. ... 128 .. .. .. .. 1

Dunn, T.B. .. .. .. .. .. 18 .. .. ... 115 .. .. .. .. 1

Dillon, Cin. .. .. .. ... 35 .. .. ... 110 .. .. .. .. 0

Sanders, Det. .. .. .. .. 27 .. .. ... 107 .. .. .. .. 0

Lane, Car. .. .. .. ... . 35 .. .. ... 101 .. .. .. .. 0

100-yard receivers

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

Freeman, G.B. .. .. .. ... 7 .. .. ... 193 .. .. .. .. 2

Hawkins, Pit. .. .. .. .. 14 .. .. ... 147 .. .. .. .. 1

McCaffrey, Den. .. .. .. . 7 .. .. ... 133 .. .. .. .. 1

Faulk, Ind. .. .. .. .. .. 9 .. .. ... 119 .. .. .. .. 0

Reed, Min. .. .. .. .. ... 6 .. .. ... 117 .. .. .. .. 2

Morton, Det. .. .. .. .. . 7 .. .. ... 115 .. .. .. .. 0

Johnson, Pit. .. .. .. ... 9 .. .. ... 115 .. .. .. .. 3

Coates, N.E. .. .. .. ... 10 .. .. ... 109 .. .. .. .. 1

Simmons, N.E. .. .. .. ... 4 .. .. ... 109 .. .. .. .. 1

Moore, Ari. .. .. .. .. .. 5 .. .. ... 107 .. .. .. .. 1

Dawkins, N.O. .. .. .. ... 6 .. .. ... 102 .. .. .. .. 0

Chrebet, NYJ .. .. .. .. . 6 .. .. ... 101 .. .. .. .. 0

Quotable

"This gives us a chance to get our status back. Our bandwagon was a little empty. Everybody wanted to get off it."

LeRoy Butler, Packers safety, after Green Bay's win over San Francisco.

"This is what great teams do -- they finish off tough games on the road and go home with wins."

Vinny Testaverde, Jets quarterback, after rallying New York to a victory in Kansas City.

"I don't feel we are that bad. But we were today."

E9 Dick Vermeil, Rams coach, after his team fell to 2-6.

"To me, this kind of game shows championship quality more than us having a blowout."

Vaughn Hebron, Broncos, on Denver's come-from-behind win over the Bengals.

Injury report

Carnell Lake, Steelers CB: Sprained ankle.

Michael Strahan, Giants DE: Strained lower back and back spasms.

Terry Allen, Redskins RB: Strained calf.

Ken Blackman, Bengals G: Torn cartilage in left knee.

James Hundon, Bengals WR: Broken ribs.

By the numbers

Records: The 41 points were the most against Pittsburgh by the Oilers -- either Houston or Tennessee -- since the series began in 1970. The Falcons' Chris Chandler has thrown at least one touchdown pass in a team-record 19 straight games. The 49ers' Steve Young set two NFL records: most touchdown runs by a quarterback (41) and most touchdown passes to one receiver (80 to Jerry Rice). Packers quarterback Brett Favre became the all-time leading passer in Green Bay history with 24,719 yards. Seahawks quarterback Warren Moon completed 17 consecutive

passes in to establish a team record.

Streaks: The Steelers suffered their first regular-season loss in 11 home games and their first loss at home in the AFC Central since HTC Cincinnati won, 27-9, on Oct. 19, 1995. The Oilers have led at halftime in every game this season. The Saints have recorded at least one sack in 57 consecutive games, the longest current streak in the NFL and the longest this decade. The league's all-time record is 60 by the Washington Redskins. The Colts have gone 523 offensive plays without a fumble.

Milestones: The Broncos' Shannon Sharpe became the third tight end in NFL history to reach 500 career receptions. Falcons kicker Morten Andersen has 1,700 career points, surpassing Jan Stenerud for fourth on the NFL career list.

Ups: The Broncos' John Elway engineered his 46th game-saving drive. Green Bay's Reggie White had three sacks, giving him 11 for the season.

Downs: The Dolphins' defense, which had allowed eight touchdowns this season, gave up three against the Bills. Favre has thrown 14 of his 15 interceptions in the last five games.

Next week

Bills (5-3) at Jets (5-3): Buffalo's Doug Flutie and New York's Vinny Testaverde are both unbeaten as starters this season. Something has to give in this AFC East matchup featuring two of the four teams tied for first.

Packers (6-2) at Steelers (5-3): Green Bay will be coming off an impressive win over San Francisco, while injury-hampered Pittsburgh needs to rebound after a poor effort against Tennessee.

Pub Date: 11/02/98

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