Day in review

September 10, 2001

Top performances

300-yard passers

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

Gannon, Oak. ...31-46...341...2

Garcia, S.F. ...26-40...335...1

McNabb, Phi. ...32-48...312...2

Warner, St. L. ...28-42...308...1

100-yard rushers

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

Green, G.B. ...17...157...2

James, Ind. ...28...135...2

Tomlinson, S.D. ...36...113...2

Dillon, Cin. ...24...104...1

100-yard receivers

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

Ti. Brown, Oak. ...8...133...1

J. Smith, Jac. ...8...126...2

Morton, Det. ...5...111...0

Tr. Brown, N.E. ...7...106...1

Schroeder, G.B. ...4...104...1

Scott, Cin. ...5...104...0


"I told Alonzo [Spellman] after I cut him that I thought he was Terry Fair." -- Packers quarterback Brett Favre, who threw a block on Spellman, who is 6 inches taller and 100 pounds heavier than Fair.

"I felt more and more confident as the game went on." -- 49ers running back Garrison Hearst, who returned to the lineup exactly 32 months after he broke his left leg on the first play of a playoff game vs. the Falcons.

"The thing about the first half was that we didn't score any points." -- Bills quarterback Rob Johnson, who finished 16-for-27 for 160 yards against the Saints. He threw three interceptions for the first time in his career.

"I don't know if even a penny could have separated the ball from the measuring stick. It was that close." -- Patriots center Damien Woody, after Drew Bledsoe's sneak attempt on fourth-and-two failed late in the fourth quarter.

"I thought we played really good defensively until the last three drives." -- Falcons coach Dan Reeves, whose team allowed 13 points in the final minutes and lost to the 49ers in overtime.

"This is just one brush stroke on what will be a final painting. It's up to us to make it look like we want it to." -- Cleveland coach Butch Davis after Seattle spoiled his NFL coaching debut with a 9-6 victory.

Injury report

Matt Bowen, Rams S: Fractured right foot. Will be out at least six weeks.

Steve McNair, Titans QB: Injured throwing shoulder. Did not return. Dainon Sidney, Titans CB: Sprained left knee. Did not return.

Tre' Johnson, Browns G: Unspecified knee injury. Did not return.

Allen Rossum, Packers KR: Aggravated a pulled left hamstring. Did not return.

Sam Cowart, Bills LB: Hurt Achilles' tendon. Did not return.

Will Blackwell, Steelers WR: Re-injured left knee. Did not return.

Kimo von Oelhoffen, Steelers DL: Sprained ankle. Did not return.

Kendrell Bell, Steelers LB: Sprained ankle. Did not return.

Josh Miller, Steelers P: Bruised left knee. Did not return.

Chad Bratzke, Colts DE: Rib injury. Did not return.

By the numbers

Records: With five catches for 81 yards, Tony Gonzalez passed Fred Arbanas for most receiving yards by a Chiefs tight end. Gonzalez has 3,122 receiving yards; Arbanas had 3,101 from 1962 to '70.

Streaks: Eric Warfield's 51-yard interception return for a touchdown extended Kansas City's streak of seasons with a defensive TD to 13. ... Jaguars QB Mark Brunell has at least one TD pass in 10 straight games.

Milestones: Seattle's Mike Holmgren is the 28th coach in history to reach 100 career wins. He's 91-54 in the regular season and 9-6 in the playoffs. ... Patriots punter Lee Johnson had a 76-yard punt among his five kicks for 244 yards. The 17-year pro passed Rohn Stark to become the NFL's career leader with 49,672 yards. ... The Jets' Curtis Martin surpassed 10,000 yards from scrimmage for his career.

Ups: Darnay Scott, who missed all of last season with a broken leg, caught five passes for 104 yards for the Bengals. ... The Saints' Joe Johnson and the Packers' Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila each recorded three sacks.

Downs: Lions QB Charlie Batch was intercepted twice and sacked seven times against the Packers. ... The Buccaneers totaled 71 yards rushing, nearly 100 below last season's league-worst average.

Next week

Eagles (0-1) at Buccaneers (1-0): Struggling on offense in a home loss to the Rams, the Eagles hit the road to face the defensive-minded Bucs.

Broncos (0-0) at Colts (1-0): Two of the NFL's top offenses face off in what could be a wild, high-scoring affair.

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