Day In Review

November 23, 1998

Top performances

300-yard passers

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

Green, Was. .. .. . 30-49 .. .. .. 382 .. .. .. . 4

Collins, N.O. .. .. 22-44 .. .. .. 328 .. .. .. . 0

Gannon, K.C. .. ... 20-33 .. .. .. 304 .. .. .. . 1

Favre, G.B. .. .. . 31-39 .. .. .. 303 .. .. .. . 2

100-yard rushers

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

Holmes, Ravens .. .. . 36 .. .. .. 227 .. .. .... 1

Davis, Den. .. .. .. . 31 .. .. .. 162 .. .. .. . 1

C. Martin. NYJ .. .. . 27 .. .. .. 123 .. .. .. . 1

A. Smith, Buf. .. .. . 23 .. .. .. 107 .. .. .. . 2

100-yard receivers

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

Alexander, K.C. .. .. . 5 .. .. .. 173 .. .. .. . 1

Moss, Min. .. .. .. ... 8 .. .. .. 153 .. .. .. . 1

Dawkins, N.O. .. .. ... 8 .. .. .. 148 .. .. .. . 0

Westbrook, Was. .. ... 10 .. .. .. 135 .. .. .. . 2

Johnson, NYJ .. .. ... 10 .. .. .. 112 .. .. .. . 1

Reed, Buf. .. .. .. ... 6 .. .. .. 108 .. .. .. . 1

Shepherd, Was. .. .. .. 7 .. .. .. 107 .. .. .. . 1

Hearst, S.F. .. .. .. . 4 .. .. .. 103 .. .. .. . 1

Faulk, Ind. .. .. .. .. 8 .. .. .. 102 .. .. .. . 0

T. Martin, Atl. .. .. . 6 .. .. .. 100 .. .. .. . 0

Quotable

"There was very little improvement today. We played uninspired football. I feel terrible for our fans. They deserve better, and they are going to get better. It was just painful to watch, and in this league, no offense, no [wins]. I'm pretty [angry]."

-- Jeff Lurie, Eagles owner, after 20-0 loss to the Giants.

"We have the capability of being the greatest group of wide-outs on one team, ever."

-- Cris Carter, Vikings wide receiver, on the receiving trio that includes himself, rookie Randy Moss and Jake Reed.

Injury report

Michael Jackson, Ravens WR: Injured foot. X-rays found no fracture.

Chris Chandler, Falcons QB: Sprained ankle and injured knee. Questionable for next week.

Deion Sanders, Cowboys CB/WR: Aggravated toe injury. Missed second half.

Everett McIver, Cowboys G: Suffered knee injury. Possibly season-ending.

Ernie Mills, Cowboys WR: Suffered blow to chest and stomach. Held overnight at hospital.

Tony Banks, Rams QB: Sprained right ankle. Did not return.

Donnie Abraham, Buccaneers CB: Sprained left knee.

Dan Owens, Lions NT: Dislocated right knee.

Tim Lester, Steelers FB: Sprained ankle. Will not play Thursday.

Corey Dillon, Bengals RB: Sprained left big toe.

By the numbers

Records: The Steelers' Dewayne Washington returned two interceptions for touchdowns, tying an NFL record held by many. Mitch Berger tied his Vikings record with five kickoffs for touchbacks, setting a team season record with 28.

Streaks: The Broncos have won 22 straight at home. The Falcons set a team record with their eighth straight home victory. The Bills' Doug Flutie has won all 10 of his regular-season home starts in the NFL. The Cowboys' Emmitt Smith became the third player to gain 1,000 yards rushing in eight consecutive seasons. The Jets broke a six-game slide vs. the Oilers.

Milestones: Broncos quarterback John Elway joined the Dolphins' Dan Marino as the only players with 50,000 yards passing. Elway's three TD passes gave him 290 for his career, tying Warren Moon and Johnny Unitas for third place in history. The Oilers' Eddie George became the 10th running back with 1,000 yards rushing in each of his first three seasons.

Ups: The Cardinals had scored only 10 points in the first quarter all season, but got 17 in less than 11 minutes at Washington. Mike Shanahan, fired as head coach of the Raiders in 1989, is 7-1 against his former team since becoming Denver's head coach.

Downs: The Rams have lost 10 of their past 11 games at home. The Eagles' 20-0 loss to the Giants marked the third time they were shut out this season, their most since 1942. The Redskins (2-9) clinched their fourth losing season in the past six years, more than they had from 1969 to 1992.

Next week

Vikings (10-1) at Cowboys (8-3): This Thanksgiving matchup features two probable NFC division winners. Dallas routed Minnesota in the playoffs two years ago, but this is a much stronger Vikings team.

Bills (7-4) at Patriots (5-5): Ex-Patriot and former Boston College star Doug Flutie returns to New England having guided surprising Buffalo to six wins in its past seven games. A loss here could all but end the Patriots' playoff hopes.

Pub Date: 11/23/98

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