Extra Points

Gameday

October 31, 2005|By KEN MURRAY

STANDING TALL

RB Tiki Barber was one of Wellington Mara's favorite Giants. Yesterday, five days after the Giants' owner died of cancer, Barber rushed for a career-high 206 yards with runs of 57 and 59 yards against the Redskins.

PROLIFIC PANTHER

The Panthers' Steve Smith continued to be a one-man wrecking crew, notching his fifth 100-yard receiving game in seven outings. He rolled up 201 yards on 11 catches, including his eighth touchdown reception of the season, in a 38-13 rout of the Vikings.

STEPPING IT UP

Texans QB David Carr passed for 48 total yards in last week's loss to the Colts. Yesterday, he completed two passes in Houston's first series for 49 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown to Jerome Mathis.

PLAYING TAKE-AWAY

The Bengals added to their league-high 23 take-aways by intercepting Brett Favre five times in a 21-14 win at home. The five picks give the Bengals 20 for the season, and they are plus-20 in turnover margin.

LUCKY SEVEN

Kyle Orton became the Bears' first rookie quarterback to start seven games in a row since Jim McMahon in 1982. He threw for a season-high 230 yards in a 19-13 overtime win in Detroit.

30-SOMETHING?

The Jaguars have gone 57 games without scoring 30 points. In the era of the 16-game schedule, the NFL record for consecutive games scoring fewer than 30 points is 58 by the Browns, from 1995 to 2001. That bridged the franchise's departure and return to the league.

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