Extra Points

September 16, 2002

Fan support

The Browns, with 73,358 fans, had the biggest crowd in the four-year history of their stadium.

Second-half struggles

The Falcons are 24-9 since the start of the 1997 season when leading at halftime, but 0-2 this season.

Century man

Ricky Williams became the first Dolphin with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since Bernie Parmalee in 1994. He's also the first Dolphin to open the season with two 100-yard games since Mark Higgs in 1991.

Indy 100

The Colts' Edgerrin James broke Eric Dickerson's club record with his 25th career 100-yard rushing game.

At a loss

The Jets suffered their worst defeat since a 47-10 loss to Oakland in 1995.

Flying high

The Bills' Drew Bledsoe reached 30,000 passing yards in the third-fewest games (126) in NFL history, trailing only Dan Marino (114 games) and Warren Moon (125). Bledsoe also is the first Buffalo quarterback to throw for 400 yards in a game since Joe Ferguson in 1983.

Still sharp

Tight end Shannon Sharpe had his 700th career reception in the Broncos' victory.

Tonight's Game

Philadelphia (0-1) at Washington (1-0)

Time: 9, chs. 2, 7.

Line: Eagles by 3.

Key stat: Eagles have won past two meetings in Washington.

Worth watching: Redskins LB Jeremiah Trotter left the Eagles amid a feud with coach Andy Reid in the offseason. Eagles QB Donovan McNabb threw three TD passes in opening loss to Titans.

Outlook: The loss at Tennessee won't slow the Eagles, whose defense could overwhelm Steve Spurrier's offense. Redskins QB Shane Matthews threw three TD passes in last week's win over Arizona, but the Eagles offer a stiffer challenge.

- Chicago Tribune

NEXT WEEK

N.Y. Jets (1-1) at Miami (2-0)

As usual, the Dolphins have bolted out of the season's gate, with newcomer Ricky Williams adding a rushing dimension to their offense. But the Jets have owned this AFC East rivalry in recent years, winning eight in a row.

St. Louis (0-2) at Tampa Bay (1-1)

Who thought the mighty Rams would be winless entering Week 3? Facing the Bucs on the road in a Monday night game, St. Louis will be under intense pressure to avoid starting 0-3.

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