Top performances Day in review

December 07, 1998

300-yard passers

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

Testaverde, NYJ .. .. 42-63 .. ... 418 .. .. .... 2

Elway, Den. .. .. ... 22-32 .. ... 400 .. .. .. . 2

Cunningham, Min. .. . 21-31 .. ... 349 .. .. .. . 4

Bledsoe, N.E. .. .. . 21-34 .. ... 327 .. .. .. . 1

Flutie, Buf. .. .. .. 18-30 .. ... 319 .. .. .. . 2

Stenstrom, Chi. .. .. 25-42 .. ... 303 .. .. .. . 1

100-yard rushers

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

Taylor, Jac. .. .. .. 32 .. .. ... 183 .. .. .. . 2

Hearst, S.F. .. .. .. 20 .. .. ... 139 .. .. .. . 1

G. Brown, NYG .. .. . 25 .. .. ... 124 .. .. .. . 0

Anderson, Atl. .. ... 30 .. .. . . 122 .. .. .. . 1

Fletcher, S.D. .. ... 34 .. .. ... 122 .. .. .. . 0

Sanders, Det. .. .. . 18 .. .. . . 102 .. .. .. . 0

100-yard receivers

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

Moulds, Buf. .. .. .. 6 .. .. .. . 196 .. .. .. . 2

Glenn, N.E. .. .. ... 9 .. .. .. . 193 .. .. .. . 1

R. Smith, Den. .. ... 8 .. .. .. . 165 .. .. .. . 0

Engram, Chi. .. .. .. 9 .. .. .. . 140 .. .. .. . 1

Martin, Atl. .. .. .. 7 .. .. .. . 140 .. .. .. . 1

Galloway, Sea. .. ... 2 .. .. .. . 127 .. .. .. . 2

Hastings, N.O. .. ... 4 .. .. .. . 122 .. .. .. . 1

Moore, Det. .. .. ... 7 .. .. .. . 116 .. .. .. . 1

K. Johnson, NYJ .. .. 9 .. .. .. . 114 .. .. .. . 1

J. Smith, Jac. .. ... 7 .. .. .. . 112 .. .. .. . 1

Turner, Ravens .. ... 4 .. .. .. . 108 .. .. .. . 2

T. Brown, Oak. .. ... 9 .. .. .. . 104 .. .. .. . 2

Moss, Min. .. .. .. . 8 .. .. .. . 106 .. .. .. . 3

McCaffrey, Den. .. .. 6 .. .. .. . 103 .. .. .. . 1

Quotable

"We didn't come in here thinking what we should be thinking, that we're just a decent team trying to get better. They came in lit up, feeling good, looking good and left strutting like gamecocks."

MA -- Nate Newton, Cowboys guard, after 22-3 loss to the Saints.

"After my sixth sack, I started to watch the sea gulls above the stadium each time I was taken down. Even if you're rushed, six interceptions is unacceptable at this level. I wasn't adding them up until they pulled me out of the ballgame."

-- Donald Hollas, Raiders quarterback, who threw six interceptions and was sacked eight times by the Dolphins.

Injury report

Jonathan Ogden, Ravens, OT: Multiple ligament ankle sprain.

Wally Williams, Ravens C: Cervical strain and neck spasms.

Mark Brunell, Jaguars QB: Severely sprained left ankle.

Neil O'Donnell, Bengals QB: Broken bone in passing hand.

Ted Johnson, Patriots LB: Torn biceps muscle. Out for season.

Cris Carter, Vikings WR: Sprained right calf during warm-ups.

James Thrash, Redskins WR: Broken collarbone.

Aaron Glenn, Jets CB: Sprained right ankle.

Keith Byars, Jets FB: Broken right arm.

Simeon Rice, Cardinals DE: Injured ribs.

Andre Wadsworth, Cardinals DE: Bruised calf.

By the numbers

Records: Denver's 18th straight victory, including postseason, tied an NFL record shared by four teams. Vinny Testaverde's 42 completions for the Jets against Seattle tied for the most ever in a regulation NFL game with former Jet Richard Todd. The Colts' Peyton Manning has thrown for 2,969 yards, breaking Rick Mirer's rookie record of 2,833 in 1993. Manning also has thrown a touchdown pass in 10 straight games, another rookie mark. The Vikings' Randy Moss has 14 touchdown receptions, breaking the league rookie mark of 13 set by Green Bay's Bill Howton in 1952 and matched by San Diego's John Jefferson in 1979.

Streaks: The Broncos have won 23 straight regular-season games at home. The Bengals' loss to the Bills was their eighth straight -- their longest losing streak since 1994. The Jets have won six straight home games for the first time since 1985.

Milestones: The Broncos became only the third 13-0 team in history. The Lions' Barry Sanders became the third player to reach 3,000 career rushes.

Ups: The Panthers, the NFL's worst rushing team, ran for 203 yards against the 49ers -- 131 more than Carolina's average.

Downs: The Steelers' Jerome Bettis has fumbled twice in two games after going 355 carries without a fumble since late last season.

Next week

Jets (9-4) at Dolphins (9-4): A key showdown between the AFC East co-leaders. The Jets won the first meeting in Week 5, and a New York sweep would deal a blow to Miami's division title hopes.

Oilers (7-6) at Jaguars (10-3): Jacksonville would clinch its first AFC Central title with a win, and Tennessee needs the victory to stay in wild-card contention.

Pub Date: 12/07/98

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