Day in review

January 03, 2000

Quotable

"The [heck] with eight games out of 10. We should be 16-0." -- Randy Moss, Vikings receiver, on his team winning eight of its past 10. "I anticipate going in there and taking a shower so I can get out of here." -- Mike Ditka, Saints coach, when asked what he anticipated might be in his future. "I'm out, I'm done, I'm through. I just want to go somewhere else and get my career going in the right direction. I don't care what it is, I just don't want to be here." -- Corey Dillon, Bengals running back, on his future with the franchise. "Remember it? If I remember that pain, I would never play football again, so it's out of sight, out of mind to me." -- Bruce Matthews, Titans guard, when asked about franchise's last playoff game against Buffalo, when the Bills rallied from a 35-3 deficit to beat the then-Houston Oilers, 41-38, in the 1992 season.

Injury report

Tony Boselli, Jaguars OT: Possible sprain of anterior cruciate ligament. Did not return.

Leon Searcy, Jaguars OT: Sprained ankle. Did not return.

Charlie Batch, Lions QB: Reinjured thumb on throwing hand. Did not return.

Ed McDaniel, Vikings LB: Injured knee. Did not return.

Cornelius Bennett, Colts LB: Injured knee. Did not return.

Antowain Smith, Bills RB: Suffered concussion. Did not return.

Jim Harbaugh, Chargers QB: Strained left hip. Did not return.

By the numbers

Records: Titans' Jevon Kearse set an NFL rookie record of 14 1/2 sacks. Jets' Curtis Martin set a team record for rushing in a season with 1,464 yards, surpassing Freeman McNeil's 1,331 in 1985.

Streaks: Saints have lost 14 consecutive road games dating to September 1998. Chiefs QB Elvis Grbac lost his first game against the Raiders in five games as a starter. Jets have three straight non-losing seasons under Bill Parcells, a first since 1967-69.

Milestones: Rams' Kurt Warner joined Dan Marino as the only QBs in NFL history with 40 touchdown passes in a season. Rams' Marshall Faulk finished the season with an NFL record 2,429 yards from scrimmage, passing Barry Sanders' mark of 2,358 set in 1997. Packers' Brett Favre went over 4,000 passing yards for the third time in his career. Chiefs' Leslie O'Neal moved into a tie with Lawrence Taylor on the all-time sacks list with 132 1/2. Vikings' Chris Doleman finished with 151 sacks, making him the fourth player to surpass 150 career sacks since the league began keeping track in 1982.

Ups: The Chargers defense, which led the league by holding opponents to 3.1 yards per carry, limited the Broncos to 2.0.

Downs: The Cardinals finished the season without their offense scoring a first-quarter touchdown.

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