Day in review

October 08, 2001


"We put in some new stuff this week. It was designed to confuse [Chris] Chandler, but on [Michael] Vick it worked even better." -- Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, who returned a fumble 90 yards for a touchdown, playing on a defense that recorded seven sacks and five turnovers.

"I went to school in Missouri, and all I heard was Chiefs, Chiefs, Chiefs. The most important thing was to get the win, especially against a team that had our number." -- Broncos receiver Rod Smith, as Denver ended a four-game losing streak against Kansas City.

"When those type of things happen, I'll tell you, we go out here and play this game and you think that you're tough, you're strong. Man, that's nothing when you put your life on the line like everybody over there is doing." -- Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, son of a career Army man.

Injury report

Alex Bannister, Seahawks WR: Concussion. Did not return.

Tony Boselli, Jaguars OT: Injured ankle. Did not return.

Derrick Brooks, Buccaneers LB: Sprained left foot. Did not return.

Quincy Carter, Cowboys QB: Strained left hamstring. Did not return.

Kevin Kasper, Broncos WR: Twisted right ankle. Did not return.

Tim Terry, Seahawks LB: Concussion. Did not return.

Todd Wade, Dolphins T: Sprained left knee ligament. Expected to miss next game.

Denard Walker, Broncos CB: Concussion. Did not return.

By the numbers

Streaks: The Eagles' Donovan McNabb has thrown two touchdown passes to a different receiver in each game. ... The Buccaneers have at least one sack in 31 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL.

Milestones: It was the Steelers' first home game on grass since 1969. ... Shelton Quarles' 98-yard interception return was the longest scoring play in Bucs history. ... Curtis Martin passed Matt Snell and Johnny Hector to become the Jets' third-leading rusher with 8,150 yards.

Ups: The Falcons' Chris Mohr has not had a punt returned this season. ... Cleveland's defense has not allowed 275 net yards in any of its first four games. The last time the Browns did that over a four-game span was in 1973.

Downs: The Bills opened a season with four straight losses for the first time since going 0-6 in 1985 and have lost five straight at home for the first time since 1984. ... The Vikings had only 34 yards rushing.

Next week

Giants (3-1) at Rams (3-0): New York's defense will see what it can do with the league's No. 2 offense.

Raiders (3-1) at Colts (2-1): One of the best in the AFC West takes a crack at one of the best in the East.

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