Day in review

January 07, 2002

Top performances

300-yard passers

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

Collins, NYG .... 36-59 ........... 386 ............ 2

Kitna, Cin. ........ 28-47 ........... 340 ............ 0

Favre, G.B. ...... 15-30 ........... 315 ............ 2

100-yard rushers

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

Faulk, St.L. ....... 20 ............... 168 ............. 1

Huntley, Car. .... 22 ................ 168 ............. 0

Thomas, Chi. .... 33 ................ 160 ............. 1

Smith, Mia. ....... 30 ................ 158 ............. 1

Davis, Wash. .... 38 ................ 148 ..............1

Rhodes, Ind. .... 31 ................ 144 .............. 0

Alexander, Sea. 20 ................ 127 .............. 1

Holmes, K.C. .... 23 ................ 117 ............. 0

Green, G.B. 23 101 2

100-yard receivers

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

Mason, Tenn. ..... 9 ...............186 ................ 2

Scott, Cin. .......... 9 ................152 ................ 0

Harrison, Ind. ..... 9 ................128 ................ 2

Owens, S.F. ........ 2 ...............116 ................ 2

Bradford, G.B. .... 3 ...............111 .................1

Coles, NYJ .......... 5 .............. 111 .................1

Schroeder, G.B. .. 5 .............. 102 ................ 1

Quotable

"Losing any game is hard, but in the last game of the season, to not go out on top is really tough. Fans always remember what happened last, and this is not how we want to be remembered during the off-season." - Titans linebacker Greg Favors

"I just followed the ball. When it landed, I said, `Oh I got it. What should I do now?' The ball landed in my hands, and I just got as far as I could. I was looking for someone to pitch it to, but no one showed up. I did the best I could. I was trying to get there, but they got me." - Bears defensive tackle Keith Traylor, who returned an interception 67 yards

"If I see Jim Brown at a golf tournament, he'll probably cuss me out." - Rams running back Marshall Faulk after breaking a tie with Brown with his fourth straight 2,000-yard season

Injury report

Isaac Bruce, Rams WR: Lower back sprain. Did not return. Chris Chambers, Dolphins WR: Sprained right ankle. Did not return. Tedy Bruschi, Patriots LB: Head injury. Did not return. Tony Gonzalez, Chiefs TE: Sprained left knee. Will undergo MRI today. Steve McNair, Titans QB: Back spasms. Did not return. Shawn Springs, Seahawks CB: Tight left hamstring. Did not return. Jason Taylor, Dolphins DE: Sprained left shoulder. Did not return. Alex Van Pelt, Bills QB: Injured right shoulder. Did not return.

By the numbers

Records: The Bengals set a team record for sacks with 48, two more than the 1976 team. ... The Browns set a team record with 33 interceptions, 10 by rookie Anthony Henry. ... The Steelers tied the 1994 club record with 55 sacks. ... Giants quarterback Kerry Collins tied an NFL record with his 21st fumble. ... Marvin Harrison set a Colts record with his 15th touchdown of the season. Streak: Packers kicker Ryan Longwell has had five straight seasons of 100 points. Milestones: Derrick Mason became the Titans' first receiver with at least 1,000 yards receiving since 1991. ... Jeff Garcia became the first quarterback in 49ers history to throw 30 or more touchdown passes in consecutive years. ... Dominic Rhodes of the Colts finished the season with 1,104, the first undrafted rookie in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000. ... Ups: After going 0-4 against NFC teams last year, the Patriots improved to 3-1 this season. ... The Rams outscored their opponents 503-274, by far the best point differential in the NFL.

Downs: The Cowboys finished 5-11 for the second straight year. ... The Lions matched the worst record in franchise history (2-14).

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