Day in review

September 24, 2001

Top performances

300-yard passers

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

Manning, Ind. ....... 23-29 ...... 421 .......... 4

Flutie, S.D. ........... 23-38 ...... 353 .......... 2

Grbac, Ravens ...... 33-63 ...... 326 ...........1

Warner, St.L. ........ 24-35 ....... 321 .......... 3

100-yard rushers

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

J. Jackson, Cle. ....... 31 ........ 124 ............ 0

James, Ind. ............. 23 ......... 111 ........... 1

Martin, NYJ ............. 24 ......... 106 ........... 1

Faulk, St.L. ............. 18 ......... 105 ........... 0

100-yard receivers

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

Pathon, Ind. ............. 9 ..........168 ............ 1

Thrash, Phi. .............10 .......... 165 ........... 2

R. Smith, Den.......... 14 .......... 162 ........... 2

Harrison, Ind. ............ 7 .......... 146 ........... 3

Boston, Ariz. ............. 8 .......... 145 ........... 0

Bruce, St.L. ............... 8 .......... 144 .......... 1

Muhammad, Car. ...... 10 ......... 132 ......... 0

Morton, Det. ............... 6 ......... 100 .......... 0

Quotable

"He's definitely my new No. 1 receiver."

-- Tim Couch, Browns quarterback, who threw a touchdown pass to backup center Shaun O'Hara

"We both played great. Even though we substituted in and out, we continued to go forward. The team is comfortable with that. Me and Chris are, too."

-- Michael Vick, Falcons quarterback and No. 1 draft pick, on sharing the job with Chris Chandler

"To be in the game, then come out for a series. To be in the game, then come out for one play. It's understandable at the goal line with Michael's running ability, but I'd rather stay in there."

-- Chris Chandler, Falcons quarterback, on sharing the job with rookie Michael Vick

Injury report

Robert Griffith, Vikings SS: Broke right leg. Did not return.

Jackie Harris, Cowboys TE: Strained groin. Did not return.

Rob Konrad, Dolphins FB: Sprained left ankle. Did not return.

Shane Matthews, Bears QB: Bruised ribs. Did not return.

Marvin Minnis, Chiefs WR: Landed hard on back of head. Did not return.

Barret Robbins, Raiders C: Injured knee. Did not return.

Fred Taylor, Jaguars RB: Strained groin. Did not return.

By the numbers

Records: The Browns' seven interception tied a team record set Dec. 11, 1960, vs. the Bears. ... The Bills tied an NFL record with 19 penalties ... Isaac Bruce had his 27th 100-yard receiving game, passing Henry Ellard for the Rams' franchise record.

Streaks: A lost fumble by LaDainian Tomlinson gave the Chargers a turnover in 25 straight games. ... The Dolphins have won 15 straight home games in August and September. ... The Raiders' Jerry Rice made his first reception with 10 minutes left to extend his NFL record of 226 consecutive games with a catch.

Milestones: James Jackson is the Browns' first 100-yard rusher since Earnest Byner got 121 on Dec. 17, 1995, against the Bengals. He also tied Jim Brown's rookie team record with 31 attempts. ... Robert Porcher became the Lions' career sacks leader. His 77 1/2 sacks are two more than Al "Bubba" Baker (1975-1982).

Ups: The Colts had a 300-yard passer (Peyton Manning), two 100-yard receivers (Marvin Harrison, Jerome Pathon) and a 100-yard rusher (Edgerrin James) for the first time in 26 years.

Downs: The Vikings are 0-2 for the first time since 1984. ... The Lions' Ty Detmer's seven interceptions (one short of the NFL record) are the most since the Bucs' Steve DeBerg threw seven against the 49ers Sept. 7, 1986.

Next week

Buccaneers (1-0) at Vikings (0-2): Minnesota is looking up from the depths of the NFC Central and will try to get its offense in gear.

Bengals (2-0) at Chargers (2-0): Who would have believed that two of last year's tail-enders would be division leaders in Week 3?

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