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

Quotable

"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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