Day in review

September 25, 2000

Top performances

300-yard passer

Player, team C-A Yds. TD

Warner, St.L. 12-19 336 4

100-yard rushers

Player, team No. Yds. TD

Garner, S.F. 36 201 0

Lewis, Ravens 25 116 1

Williams, N.O. 20 103 0

100-yard receivers

Player, team No. Yds. TD

Holt, St.L. 3 189 2

R. Smith, Den. 8 134 0

McKnight, Dal. 6 129 0

Gonzalez, K.C. 10 127 1

Connell, Wash. 4 122 0

Pickens, Tenn. 2 105 0

Quotable

"We're not going to win any beauty pageants with our offense, but we still won a tough game without really coming out yet on the offense." - Lions receiver Johnnie Morton, who caught a touchdown pass for the league's 30th-ranked offense

"In the final analysis, you've got to come ready to play. We're not high school players or college players out here, we're professionals, and there's no excuse for not getting ready for a game." - Cardinals coach Vince Tobin, whose team was trounced, 29-3, by the Packers

"I don't think they were that much better than us. If I don't throw those interceptions, we're moving right down there and we're doing good." - Browns quarterback Tim Couch, after 36-10 loss to Raiders "I feel the fourth quarter belongs to me. What the team went through a year ago, the mental toughness we gained last year, has paid off in the fourth quarter this year." - Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde, after leading New York to third come-from-behind, fourth-quarter victory in four games

Injury report

Lew Bush, Chiefs LB: Bruised left collarbone. Did not return.

Stalin Colinet, Browns DE: Neck strain. Did not return.

Todd Collins, Rams LB: Injured ankle. Did not return.

Eric Hicks, Chiefs DE: Sprained right knee. Did not return.

Jevon Kearse, Titans DE: Hip flexor. Did not return.

Todd Lyght, Rams CB: Injured hamstring. Did not return.

Keith Lyle, Rams S: Injured hip. Did not return.

Ed Perry, Dolphins TE: Dislocated right shoulder. Did not return.

Joe Salave'a, Titans DL: Injured neck. Did not return.

Thurman Thomas, Dolphins RB: Strained groin. Did not return.

Frank Wycheck, Titans TE: Concussion. Did not return.

Neil O'Donnell, Titans QB: Suffered head and face bruises. Did not return.

By the numbers

Streaks: Tim Seder has made all six of his field-goal attempts for the Cowboys. ... The Jets' eight-game regular-season winning streak is the second-longest in team history. New York won nine straight in 1986.

Milestones: The Dolphins became the first team in NFL history to allow just one touchdown in its first four games. ... The Dolphins' Thurman Thomas became the ninth NFL player to rush for 12,000 yards.

Ups: The Bears have blocked seven of their opponents' past 29 field-goal tries. ... James Stewart's fourth-quarter score was the Lions' first rushing touchdown of the season. ... The Dolphins have allowed 22 points, the first team to give up that few since the Falcons gave up 19 in their first four games of the 1977 season. ... The Eagles were the Saints' second straight home sellout. The last time the Superdome was sold out for consecutive games was in 1993. ... Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski leads the AFC with six touchbacks.

Downs: The Saints are 0-4 in games in which Ricky Williams has rushed for 100 yards. ... The Steelers are 0-3 for the first time since 1986. ... The Chargers have scored one touchdown or less in 35 of their past 52 games. ... The 87 degrees made it the coolest of the four September afternoon games played by the Cardinals in Tempe since 1988.

Next week

Giants (3-1) at Titans (2-1): Will this be a battle of the titans? Or are these contenders shaky?

Vikings (3-0) at Lions (3-1): Detroit hasn't won at home, but has one of the NFC's best records.

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