Day In Review

November 16, 1998

Top performances

%

300-yard passers

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

Plummer, Ari. .. .. . 31-56 .. .. . 465 .. .. ... 3

Young, S.F. .. .. ... 21-40 .. .. . 342 .. .. ... 2

100-yard rushers

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

Martin, NYJ .. .. .. .. 28 .. .. .. 134 .. .. ... 0

Taylor, Jac. .. .. .. . 20 .. .. .. 128 .. .. ... 3

Abdul-Jabbar, Mia. .. . 25 .. .. .. 127 .. .. ... 1

E. Smith, Dal. .. .. .. 26 .. .. .. 118 .. .. ... 3

B. Sanders, Det. .. ... 24 .. .. .. 114 .. .. ... 0

D. Holmes, G.B. .. .. . 27 .. .. .. 111 .. .. ... 1

Dunn, T.B. .. .. .. ... 16 .. .. .. 107 .. .. ... 0

Anderson, Atl. .. .. .. 31 .. .. .. 100 .. .. ... 2

100-yard receivers

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

F. Sanders, Ari. .. ... 11 .. .. .. 190 .. .. ... 1

Rice, S.F. .. .. .. ... 10 .. .. .. 169 .. .. ... 1

Harrison, Ind. .. .. ... 9 .. .. .. 128 .. .. ... 1

Anthony, T.B. .. .. .. . 2 .. .. .. 126 .. .. ... 2

Chrebet, NYJ .. .. .. .. 4 .. .. .. 112 .. .. ... 1

Morton, Det. .. .. .. .. 5 .. .. .. 109 .. .. ... 0

K. Johnson, NYJ .. .. .. 5 .. .. .. 107 .. .. ... 0

Quotable

"I now realize the importance of having a reliable kicker."

Bill Cowher, Steelers coach, on playing without kicker Norm Johnson. Matt George, Johnson's replacement, had his first field-goal attempt blocked, prompting Cowher to go for it -- unsuccessfully -- on fourth-and-one at the Oilers' 25 with a

one-point lead late in the eventual loss.

"Pittsburgh is always a contender. You know if you beat them, you're on the road to the playoffs. We need to take this and keep building on it and get us in there."

-- Gary Walker, Oilers tackle.

"I was standing on the sideline and I said, 'Life can be really weird.' Two weeks ago, four weeks ago, they were screaming at me, booing me. Strange things can happen."

-- Kerry Collins, Saints quarterback, after winning his first start with new team after bitter parting with Panthers.

Injury report

Natrone Means, Chargers RB: Broken left foot.

Deion Sanders, Cowboys CB/WR: Injured toe. X-rays negative.

Ashley Ambrose, Bengals CB: Injured left knee.

Michael Bates, Panthers KR: Strained left hamstring.

John Holecek, Bills LB: Sprained knee.

Herman Moore, Lions WR: Strained hamstring.

Blaine Bishop, Oilers safety: Injured left knee.

Fuamatu-Ma'afala, Steelers FB: Injured left hamstring.

By the numbers

Records: The Jets' Aaron Glenn returned a missed field goal an NFL-record 104 yards for a touchdown against the Colts. The Falcons' Jessie Tuggle recovered a fumble for a touchdown for the fifth time in his career, an NFL record. The crowd of 64,232 at the Vikings-Bengals game was the largest ever to see a game in Minnesota, surpassing the 64,168 who saw the Vikings beat the Packers in 1996.

Streaks: Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin's streak of consecutive games with at least one reception ended at 117. Vinny Testaverde was 6-0 as the Jets' starting quarterback before losing to the Colts. The Colts' Peyton Manning has thrown a touchdown pass in seven straight games, tying the most by an NFL rookie since 1970. The Saints have sacks in 59 straight games, one short of the NFL record. Atlanta has won seven straight at the Georgia Dome, tying a team record.

Milestones: The Packers' Brett Favre became the second-fastest quarterback to throw 200 career touchdown passes and reach the 25,000-yard plateau in yards, behind Dan Marino The Cowboys' Emmitt Smith moved ahead of Walter Payton and Jim Brown to third on the NFL career touchdown list with 127.

Ups: The Vikings (9-1) are off to their best start since the 1975 team was 10-0. Bills quarterback Doug Flutie is 15-0 as a U.S. professional in home starts: 8-0 in the NFL and 7-0 in the USFL. The Packers, who ranked 29th in rushing, had a season-high 169 yards on the ground against the Giants.

Downs: The Eagles have lost four games by 25 or more points this season. The Bengals (2-8) are guaranteed their eighth consecutive non-winning season.

Next week

Packers (7-3) at Vikings (9-1): A win by Minnesota would all but end the Packers' hopes of winning the NFC Central.

Jaguars (8-2) at Steelers (6-4): Pittsburgh's streak of four straight AFC Central titles is in serious jeopardy, and a loss here would be a blow to any playoff aspirations.

Pub Date: 11/16/98

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