Extra Points

September 23, 2002

Not this time

The Bears had won their 12 previous games decided by a touchdown or less before yesterday's 29-23 loss to the Saints.

Three and counting

Ricky Williams became the first Dolphins rusher to gain 100 yards in three consecutive games - his first three games with Miami.

Anybody here?

The crowd of 28,980 was the smallest for a Cardinals home opener since the team moved to Arizona in 1988. Worst to first

The Broncos' Brian Griese, who was the worst-rated passer in the fourth quarter last season, has been the league's best this year.

Moving up

Packers quarterback Brett Favre moved past Warren Moon for fourth on the NFL's all-time list with 294 touchdown passes.

Rare miss

Browns kicker Phil Dawson had connected on 21 consecutive field-goal attempts, the second-longest streak in club history. That ended in the second quarter when he was wide right on a 52-yarder at Tennessee.

No record

Giants quarterback Kerry Collins, trying to tie the NFL record of six consecutive 300-yard games, finished with 282 yards.

Tonight's Game

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

Time: 9

TV: Chs. 2, 7

Line: Rams by 2 1/2

Key stat: It's the Rams' No. 13 offense vs. the Bucs' No. 7 defense.

Worth watching: The Rams' Kurt Warner has thrown just one TD pass in 80 attempts. The Bucs' Brad Johnson has thrown no interceptions in 83 attempts.

Outlook: Alarm bells are going off for both teams. The magic seems to be gone from the Rams' offense, and the Bucs' offense failed to score a touchdown in last week's win over the Ravens.

- Chicago Tribune

NEXT WEEK

Cleveland (2-1) at Pittsburgh (0-2)

The Browns, who finally won a close game yesterday, will be looking to get another leg up in the weak AFC North. The winless Steelers will be rested coming off a bye week.

New England (3-0) at San Diego (3-0)

This is the only Week 4 matchup between unbeaten teams. The Patriots looked mortal yesterday and have to travel cross-country, putting the Super Bowl champions' 12-game winning streak in jeopardy.

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