Day in review

November 29, 1999

Top performances

300-yard passers

Player, Team C-A Yds. TD

Harbaugh, S.D. 25-39 404 1

George, Min. 28-43 363 4

Brunell, Jac. 27-47 348 2

Chandler, Atl. 24-42 315 4

100-yard rushers

Player, Team No. Yds. TD

Dillon, Cin. 23 120 0

George, Ten. 26 113 2

Smith, Min. 20 104 0

Faulk, St. L. 18 102 2

100-yard receivers

Player, Team No. Yds. TD

Graham, S.D. 6 141 0

Carter, Min. 11 136 2

Hayes, Car. 5 133 1

Smith, Jac. 10 132 1

Moss, Min. 7 127 1

Scott, Cin. 4 123 1

Hastings, N.O. 9 113 0

Moore, Ari. 7 102 0

Dwight, Atl. 5 102 0

McCardell, Jac. 8 102 1


"Did I do anything out there wrong? Did I drop the ball? Did I miss the field goal? Did I miss the tackles? I'm not sure, did I throw the interception?" -- Mike Ditka, Saints coach, when asked whether he was the "right man for the job" after loss to the Rams.

"The buzzard flew away today, and we had lady luck on our side." -- Takeo Spikes, Bengals linebacker, after Cincinnati improved to 2-10 with a victory at Pittsburgh. "I guess `Slash' is back. I'm not sad, I'm not pouting, but I have no doubts at all that I will be the quarterback again. It's just not working right now." -- Kordell Stewart, Steelers, who will at least temporarily revive his role as a part-time receiver and backup quarterback.

"It couldn't be sweeter than this one. You've got to be careful when you go up 14 points. I don't think they were careful. They were careless, and we took advantage of it." -- Gunther Cunningham, Chiefs coach, whose team erased a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Raiders.

Injury report

Trent Dilfer, Buccaneers QB: Broke right collarbone.

D'Marco Farr, Rams DT: Strained hip flexor muscle. Did not return.

Devin Bush, Rams S: Injured ribs. Did not return.

Austin Robbins, Rams DT: Injured leg. Did not return.

Ashley Ambrose, Rams CB: Sprained left ankle.

Troy Vincent, Eagles CB: Concussion. Did not return.

Keith Thibodeaux, Vikings CB: Injured right shoulder. Was in a sling after the game.

Muhsin Muhammad, Panthers WR: Suffered hamstring injury in warm-ups. Did not play.

Courtney Hawkins, Steelers WR: Injured left ankle. Questionable for Thursday's game.

Tony Bryant, Raiders DE: Sprained ankle. Did not return.

Marty Carter, Falcons SS: Sprained right knee. Did not return.

By the numbers

Streaks: The Rams have won seven straight games at home dating to last season. The Titans have won 13 straight division games.

Milestones: Vikings WR Cris Carter became the fourth player in NFL history to catch 900 passes. Redskins WR Irving Fryar became the seventh player to catch 800 passes. The Bills became the sixth team in NFL history to record 100 wins in a decade, going 100-56 in the 1990s. Jets' Curtis Martin became the fourth NFL player to start his career with five 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Titans' Bruce Matthews played in his 259th game, tying Jackie Slater for the most games played in NFL history by an offensive lineman.

Ups: The Titans improved to 9-2 for the first time since 1991, when they were in Houston. The Rams have won six division games for the first time since the NFL began the division format in 1967.

Downs: The Steelers had never lost at home to the same division opponent in consecutive seasons under Bill Cowher.

Next week

Colts (9-2) at Dolphins (8-3): The surprising Colts could take a two-game lead in the AFC East with a win, which also would avenge a Week 5 loss that featured controversial calls by officials.

Redskins (7-4) at Lions (7-4): Few would have predicted this at the start of the season: NFC East-leading Washington facing NFC Central co-leader Detroit in Week 13.

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