Day in review

October 01, 2001

Top performances

300-yard passers

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

Warner, St.L. ...... 24-31 ..... 328 ......... 4

Culpepper, Min. ... 30-44 ..... 322 .......... 1

Favre, G.B. .......... 25-39 ..... 308 .......... 3

Green, K.C. ........... 21-26 .... 307 ......... 3

100-yard rushers

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

Holmes, K.C. ........... 23 ........ 147 ......... 2

Bettis, Pit. ............... 22 ........ 114 ......... 0

Dayne, NYG ............. 19 ........ 111 ......... 1

Tomlinson, S.D. ....... 21 ........ 107 ........ 3

Hambrick, Dal. ......... 10 ......... 107 ........ 0

100-yard receivers

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

D. Jackson, Sea. ..... 5 ......... 125 ......... 0

Holt, St.L. ................ 4 ......... 111 ......... 1

M. Smith, Atl. ........... 2 ......... 108 ......... 1

W. Jackson, N.O. ..... 8 ......... 105 ......... 1

Quotable

"Even though I have had a few losing seasons since I've been here, we still competed. Now we're getting blown out and it seems like nothing's working."

- Bills receiver Eric Moulds

"I played in a dome in college. I played inside in Arena Football. I just love playing inside. It's my element; it's what I'm comfortable with."

- Rams quarterback Kurt Warner, who is 16-0 in the Dome at America's Center

"They were as [wide] as this locker, honestly. [It was] a chunk of grass, a piece of sod. It was that big. Did you see the chunks they were carrying between timeouts? One guy had two big chunks of grass that he was putting back down."

- Packers backup quarterback Doug Pederson, describing divots on the Ericsson Stadium field

"We're at peace right now. We don't have to look back and say `if' and `but.' That was kind of wearing on us."

- Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, one of the few players left from the last San Diego team to start 3-0, in 1994

Injury report

Tiki Barber, Giants RB: Hamstring problem. Did not return.

Ernie Conwell, Rams TE: Concussion. Did not return.

Kris Farris, Bills LT: Broken left leg. Did not return.

Dan Morgan, Panthers LB: Broken left leg. Did not return.

Glenn Parker, Giants LG: Concussion. Did not return.

Ricky Watters, Seahawks RB: Sprained right shoulder. Did not return.

Jamal Williams, Chargers OT: Sprained left knee. Did not return.

By the numbers

Milestones: The 44 points were the most the Patriots have scored in 78 games and the most the Colts have allowed in 48 games. ... Terance Mathis caught two touchdown passes and is the Falcons' career leader with 57.

Ups: In three games, Falcons QB Chris Chandler has completed 42 of 60 passes for 651 yards and five touchdowns with one interception. ... LaDainian Tomlinson is the first Chargers back to score three touchdowns in a game since Natrone Means in 1994. ... The Browns have won seven games since returning to the league in 1999, four on the road.

Downs: Bills QB Rob Johnson has been sacked four or more times in 11 of his past 14 starts and is winless in his past six. ... The Cardinals have seven turnovers in their first two games, with six of them resulting in points for the opponent. ... The Saints were called for 14 penalties for 102 yards. ... The Cardinals are 1-10 since Dave McGinnis became coach. ... The paid crowd was announced at 28,878 at 73,000-seat Sun Devil Stadium. Temperature at kickoff was 104 degrees with a 20-mph wind.

Next week

Chargers (3-0) at Browns (2-1): After three weeks, this is a battle of division leaders? Believe, for at least another week. Packers (3-0) at Buccaneers (1-1): Can Tampa Bay, which couldn't stop Daunte Culpepper, defend against a rejuvenated Brett Favre?

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