Extra Points

November 14, 2005|By KEN MURRAY

WARNER'S WOES

Kurt Warner's revival as an elite quarterback remains stalled in Arizona, where he is 0-5 with the Cardinals after a 29-21 loss in Detroit. Warner passed for 359 yards, but the Cardinals can't run the ball behind a frazzled offensive line and have to depend too much on his arm.

PICK HAT TRICK

Vikings safety Darren Sharper enjoyed a career day with three interceptions against the Giants' Eli Manning, returning the first for a 92-yard touchdown. His third pickoff snuffed a red-zone opportunity in the fourth quarter.

GONE WITH THE WIND

A conservative game plan got even more cautious for the 49ers in windy Chicago, where Cody Pickett, the team's fourth starting quarterback this season, threw only two passes in the first half. Pickett went 1-for-13 overall in a 17-9 loss to the Bears.

EMOTIONALLY SPENT

A week ago, Chiefs QB Trent Green pulled out an emotional win over the Raiders in the days after the death of his father. Yesterday, he was running on empty, with three interceptions, a lost fumble and six sacks in a 14-3 loss in Buffalo. He especially missed LT Willie Roaf, inactive with a hamstring injury.

NOW, THE HARD PART

Five of the next six teams the unbeaten Colts face have winning records, the hardest stretch of what has been a very cozy schedule this season.

PERFECT SEASON

Arizona's Neil Rackers has made all 28 of his field-goal attempts this season, and with the Cardinals' offense, not many have been chip shots. Rackers hit his fifth field goal of 50 yards or longer yesterday. He is 14-for-14 from 40 yards and beyond.

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