Day in review

November 12, 2001

Top performances

300-yard passers

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

Brooks, N.O. ...22-37.....347......2

Kitna, Cin. ......28-48.....303......0

100-yard rushers

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

Alexander, Sea....35...266...3

Faulk, St.L. ...15 ...183...2

Bettis, Pit. ...29 ...163...0

M. Smith, Atl. ...27...148...0

Staley, Phi. ...17...146...1

Canidate, St.L. ...16...145...1

Hearst, S.F. ...17...145...0

Hambrick, Dal. ...20...127...0

Williams, N.O. ...24...121...0

Barber, NYG...17...118...0

C. Martin, NYJ...20...113...3

A. Smith, N.E. ...20...100...2

100-yard receivers

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

Harrison, Ind. ...9...174...3

W. Jackson, N.O. ...11...167...0

Boston, Ari. ...9...137...1

Chambers, Mia. ...3...113...2

Conway, S.D. ...3...111...1

D. Jackson, Sea. ...7...102...1

Schroeder, G.B. ...4 100...1

Owens, S.F. ...8...100...2

Quotable

"I'm only here to help. We've got a guy as our defensive coordinator [Ray Rhodes] that I have the utmost respect for. Just because we were down last week, I felt I could give the defense some attention and a fresh look. Our defensive coaches did a great job with the game plan." -- Broncos coach Mike Shanahan, whose team yielded 243 total yards and nine first downs "It was like we draw it up in practice. Just find the hole and hit it." -- Darrien Gordon, Falcons kick returner who had three punt returns for 139 yards

"If we lost to an 0-7 team, where is the morale of the team? All the nuts and the bolts could've came out if we fell flat here in Detroit." -- Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp

Injury report

Mike Brown, Bears CB: Concussion. Did not return.

Sean Gilbert, Panthers DE: Sprained left knee. Will miss 4-6 weeks.

Rodney Harrison, Chargers S: Sprained left knee. Did not return.

Rob Johnson, Bills QB: Injured right shoulder. Did not return.

Leonard Little, Rams DE: Pinched nerve. Did not return.

Sam Madison, Dolphins CB: Sprained back. Did not return.

Steve McKinney, Colts G: Broken bone in lower back. Will miss several weeks.

Alex Molden, Chargers CB: Injured left ankle. Did not return.

Scottie Montgomery, Broncos WR: Twisted left knee. Did not return.

Mike Peterson, Colts LB: Torn knee ligament. Did not return.

Darnay Scott, Bengals WR: Neck strain. Did not return.

By the numbers

Record: Marvin Harrison's 24th 100-yard receiving day tied Raymond Berry's Colts record.

Ups: Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking has 95 tackles, equaling his career high with eight games left. ... The crowd of 73,218 was the largest in the three-year history of Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Downs: The Colts have lost three straight at home for the first time since 1997, when they were 3-13. ... The Chiefs' Priest Holmes, who rushed for 181 yards last week, managed 71 against the lowest-ranked run defense. ... The Vikings' Randy Moss still doesn't have a 100-yard game this year. He had 22 in his first three seasons.

Next week

Jets (6-3) at Dolphins (6-2): With first place in the AFC East at stake, something's got to give. New York is unbeaten on the road, and Miami is unbeaten at home.

Rams (7-1) at Patriots (5-4): You want offense? Even with Kurt Warner sputtering, St. Louis is the NFL's top-scoring team. Tom Brady has New England winning again and the AFC's No. 4 scoring team.

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