Day in review

Nfl Week 7

October 29, 2001

Top performances

300-yard passers

Player, team C-A Yds. TD

Warner, St.L. 29-47 385 1

Collins, NYG 32-52 346 3

R. Johnson, Buf. 24-37 310 1

Brunell, Jac. 25-37 306 2

100-yard rushers

Player, team No. Yds. TD

Dillon, Cin. 27 184 2

C. Martin, NYJ 27 159 0

Alstott, T.B. 28 129 3

Thomas, Chi. 12 127 1

Davis, Was. 29 107 0

100-yard receivers

Player, team No. Yds. TD

Bruce, St.L. 7 179 1

R. Smith, Den. 6 159 1

Price, Buf. 8 151 1

Jackson, Sea. 5 121 1

Horn, N.O. 8 121 2

Conway, S.D. 9 120 0

Smith, Jac. 7 119 1

McCardell, Jac. 10 118 0

Toomer, NYG 9 109 1

Boston, Ari. 9 108 0

Canidate, St.L. 10 107 1

Hearst, S.F. 4 105 1

Quotable

"I think we all just took the criticism and said it's us against the world. I think we like it that way." -- Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp

"My instinct and my heart wanted to be here, and it's paying off. I could've gone somewhere else, possibly. But this is where I wanted to be and it's very satisfying and rewarding." -- Bengals running back Corey Dillon, who signed a five-year contract to stay with Cincinnati, off to its best start since 1990

"It felt like the Giants game -- nothing could go right. We couldn't do anything." -- Vikings linebacker Lemanski Hall, comparing yesterday's 41-14 loss to Tampa Bay to January's 41-0 rout in the NFC championship game

Injury report

Bryan Cox, Patriots LB: Injured right leg. Did not return.

Don Davis, Rams LB: Dislocated right wrist. Did not return.

Jamar Fletcher, Dolphins CB: Sprained right ankle. Did not return.

Keyshawn Johnson, Buccaneers WR: Right knee bruise. MRI scheduled for today.

Matt Light, Patriots OL: Injured right shoulder. Did not return.

Emmitt Smith, Cowboys RB: Sprained right knee. Did not return.

Todd Wade, Dolphins OT: Low back strain. Did not return.

By the numbers

Streaks: The interception by the Panthers' Doug Evans extended his streak to six games, the third longest in NFL history and the longest since 1987. ... The Rams' Jeff Wilkins missed a 40-yard field-goal attempt, ending his streak of 30 field goals without a miss, third longest in NFL history.

Milestones: Corey Dillon's 96-yard run was the longest in Bengals history, the longest ever against Detroit and tied for the fourth longest in NFL history. ... The Cowboys' Emmitt Smith ran 21 times for 83 yards, giving him 2,076 for his career against the Cardinals. He's the first player to have 2,000 yards against three teams. He also has reached that mark against the Eagles and the Giants.

Ups: The Cowboys have a two-game winning streak for the first time since opening the 1999 season with three wins.

Downs: The Lions have lost their past three games by four, three and five points. ... The 49ers, who came into the game ranked No. 2 in the NFL in rushing, were limited to 83 yards on the ground.

Next week

Browns (4-2) at Bears (5-1): Surprise! Seven weeks into the season, two of last season's doormats are among the leaders in scoring defense, with Chicago first and Cleveland tied for fifth.

Buccaneers (3-3) at Packers (4-2): Yesterday, Tampa Bay dismantled the Vikings, who devastated Green Bay the week before. Go figure.

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