Day in review

September 18, 2000

Top performances

300-yard passers

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

Warner, St.L. ................ 23-34 ..... 394 .......2

Couch, Cle. .....................23-31 .... 316 ........2

100-yard rushers

Player, team ..................No. ..........Yds.........TD

Anderson, Den. ...............32 ..........187 ........ 0

Faulk, St.L. ..................25 ...........134 .........3

Bettis, Pit. ...................23 ...........122 .........1

R. Williams, N.O. ............23...........107 ..........0

Watters, Sea. ................22 ..........105 ..........1

100-yard receivers

Player, team ..................No. ..........Yds.........TD

Bruce, St.L. ...................8 ...........188 .........1

Morris, K.C. ...................6 ...........112 .........3

McCardell, Jac. ..............10 ...........108 .........1

Owens, S.F. ...................6 ...........108 .........1

Quotable

"Do you think this will be on the bloopers reel?" - Falcons running back Jamal Anderson, whose fourth-quarter, almost-TD run ended up as a safety when the Panthers' Doug Evans knocked the ball loose, recovered it and rolled out of the end zone

"A positive is that I got to watch Brett Favre. The negative is that we came out with a loss." - Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb

"If I throw an interception, I throw an interception. That's the great thing about the coaches and players here. They don't care. They know I'm going to come back and fight and move on. I'm going to continue to be aggressive, continue to attack people." - Rams quarterback Kurt Warner, who had two interceptions and two touchdowns

"Being 3-0 is outstanding. You can't do any better at this point in time." - Giants coach Jim Fassel

"When a quarterback throws for five touchdowns, you've got a lot of fine offensive line play. They gave me the opportunity." - Chiefs quarterback Elvis Grbac

Injury report

Steven Boyd, Lions LB: Back injury. Did not return. Ralph Brown, Giants DB: Bruised kidney. Remained in Chicago for observation.

Terry Fair, Lions CB: Hyperextended right knee. Did not return. Aaron Gibson, Lions RT: Concussion. Did not return. Richard Huntley, Steelers RB: Hamstring injury. Did not return.

Corey Moore, Bills LB: Sprained ankle. Did not return. Moses Moreno, Chargers QB: Shoulder injury. Did not return.

Jay Riemersma, Bills TE: Jammed knee. Did not return.

Frank Winters, Packers C: Sprained ankle. Did not return.

By the numbers

Records: Terance Mathis is the Falcons' all-time receiver with 6,262 yards, eclipsing Alfred Jenkins. ... The 49ers' Jerry Rice caught three passes for 44 yards, extending his NFL record to 212 straight games with at least one reception. ... The Rams' Kurt Warner has thrown for an NFL-record 1,221 yards in three games, breaking the record of 1,214 by the Dolphins' Dan Marino in three games in 1984. Milestones: The Vikings' Cris Carter has 942 receptions, passing Art Monk and Andre Reed, and trailing only Jerry Rice (1,217) all-time. ... The Packers hadn't won with so few points since a 6-3 victory over the Rams in 1965. ... The Eagles hadn't held a team to six points and lost since a 6-3 defeat at Pittsburgh in 1968. Ups: Warner has passed for 300-plus yards in all three games. ... The Vikings didn't allow a 100-yard rusher for the 29th time in 31 games. ... The Rams are on pace for 8,096 yards, which would break the record of 6,936 set by the Dolphins in 1984. They are also on pace for 635 points, which would break the record of 556 set by the 1998 Vikings. Downs: The Panthers are 1-5 in homer openers. ... The last time the Patriots opened 0-3, they finished 5-11. ... The Patriots have lost their three games by a total of 14 points. Next week

Jets (3-0) at Buccaneers (3-0): New York, which decided it could live without Keyshawn Johnson, now has to defend him. Redskins (1-1) at Giants (3-0): New York will try to put some more distance between itself and the rest of the NFC East.

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