Nfl Week 13

December 01, 2003

EXTRA POINTS

Scoring machine

Rams' Marshall Faulk has 127 career touchdowns, passing Hall of Famers Walter Payton and Jim Brown. He is now fifth all time.

Tying for top spot

Colts' Peyton Manning made his 92nd straight start, tying John Unitas' franchise record for most consecutive starts by a quarterback. Manning and Marvin Harrison have connected on 66 TD passes, third-most in NFL history.

Moving on up

Bills' Drew Bledsoe has 198 career TD passes, tying him for 26th in NFL history, one ahead of Ken Anderson and one behind Phil Simms.

Stellar start

Rams' Torry Holt has 25 career 100-yard receiving games, tying Jerry Rice for the most in the first five seasons.

Going downhill

This is the first time in Marty Schottenheimer's 17 full seasons as an NFL head coach that his team will finish with at least 10 losses.

Winning combo

Yesterday was the first time in Seahawks history that they had a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher and two 100-yard receivers.

No defense for it

The Eagles have given up 100 or more rushing yards in seven straight games.

TONIGHT'S GAME

Tennessee (9-2) at N.Y. Jets (4-7)

Time: 9.

TV: Chs. 2, 7.

Line: Titans by 2 1/2 .

Key stat: Titans are tied for second in the NFL with a turnover differential of plus-12.

Players to watch: Jets WR Santana Moss has 49 catches, 10 for TDs. WR Derrick Mason leads the Titans with 59 catches, including four for TDs.

The buzz: QB Steve McNair, the NFL's leading passer, has a strained calf but will try to play as the Titans go for their seventh straight win.

- Chicago Tribune

NEXT WEEK

Dallas (8-4) at Philadelphia (9-3)

After leading the division most of the season, the Cowboys lost their grip with Thursday's loss to Miami. The Eagles are red hot, having won seven straight and nine of their past 10 games. Dallas won the first meeting, 23-21, in October.

Indianapolis (9-3) at Tennessee (9-2)

The top two teams in the AFC South square off in a game that likely will decide who wins the division. The Colts won the first meeting, 33-7, in September.

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