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October 15, 2001

Quotable

"When you are rolling, you can win with eight penalties. We are not rolling yet." -- Marty Mornhinweg, coach of the Lions, who are 0-4

"It feels just the same as last year. Just as sickening. Just as upsetting." -- Dave Wannstedt, Dolphins coach, after the Jets rallied from a 17-point deficit, mimicking their rally from a 30-7 hole last year

"They've got to know when they play the Jets, they can't be comfortable." -- Victor Green, Jets safety, whose interception ended the Dolphins' last drive

Injury report

Ray Crockett, Chiefs CB: Broken hand. Out indefinitely. Terry Fair, Lions CB: Sprained foot. Did not return. Rodney Heath, Bengals CB: Torn hamstring. Out for season. Chad Johnson, Bengals WR: Broken collarbone. Out for six weeks. Jeremy Newberry, 49ers C: Sprained ankle. Did not return. Ron Rice, Lions S: Sprained ankle. Did not return. Victor Riley, Chiefs RT: Broken leg. Out for season. Marcus Robertson, Seahawks S: Left hamstring injury. Did not return.

By the numbers

Streaks: Doug Evans has an interception in four straight games, a Panthers record. ... The Bengals have won their past five home games. ... The Chargers have lost 10 straight to the Patriots and are winless in seven road games against them, last winning in 1970 at Harvard Stadium.

Milestones: The Vikings' Cris Carter scored his 127th touchdown, passing Jim Brown for fourth all-time. ... Alex Bannister's return of a blocked punt for a touchdown was the first for the Seahawks since 1987.

Ups: The Bengals (3-2) are off to their best start since 1990, their last winning season. ... For the 53rd time in 56 games, the Chargers held an opponent without a 100-yard rusher. ... The Jets' Vinny Testaverde is the only starting quarterback without an interception this season. ... The 49ers won at the Georgia Dome for the first time since 1997.

Downs: The Lions are 0-4 for the first time since 1989 and have given up 66 points in their past two games. ... The Falcons have lost three straight overtime games.

Next week

Rams (5-0) at Jets (3-2): St. Louis will have to make due without RB Marshall Faulk. New York is coming off another big come-from-behind win over Miami. Packers (4-1) at Vikings (2-3): Only winless Detroit is keeping defending Central champ Minnesota out of the basement, and the Vikings had a tougher time with the Lions than Green Bay did with the Ravens.

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