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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1997 B3 T PRO FOOTBALL NFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE Eatt W L T Pet PF PA flw England 400 1.000130 M NY Jets 3 2 0 .600 141 94 Buffalo 220 .500 94 113 Miami 22 0 .600 71 77 Indianapolis 0 4 0 .000 64 115 Central Jacksonvilto 3 1 0 .750 110 85 Baltimore 3 2 0 .600 127 92 PIHsburoh 2 2 0 .500 79 104 Cincinnati 1 3 0 .250 68 113 Tennessee 1 3 0 .250 71 110 West Denver 500 1.000 158 72 Kansas City 4 1 0 .800 108 93 Oakland 2 3 0 .400 141 123 San Diego 2 3 0 .400 77 118 Seattle 2 3 0 .400 91 121 NATIONAL CONFERENCE Eatt L 1 1 Dallas Washington NY Slants Arizona Philadelphia Tampa Bay Detroit Green Bay Minnesota Chicago Pet PF PA .750 107 55 .750 80 49 3 3 3 Central 500 3 2 0 320 3 2 0 .400 .250 .250 84 103 77 64 66 89 1.000 115 76 .600 120 98 .600123110 .600 135 122 .000 61 155 5 0 WMt San Francisco 3 1 0 .760 88 39 Carolina 2 2 0 .600 59 72 St. Louis 2 3 0 .400 94 112 New Orleans 1 4 0 .200 81 122 Atlanta 0 5 0 .000 82 136 Sunday'* reeulta Tampa Bay 19, Arizona 18 Denver 29, Atlanta 21 Detroit 28, Green Bay 15 Pittsburgh 37, Tennessee 24 : •• Washington 24, Jacksonville 12 NY Giants 14, New Orleans 9 San Diego 21, Baltimore 17 Dallas 27, Chicago 3 NY Jets 31, Cincinnati 14 Oakland 35, SL Louis 17 ' Kansas City 20, Seattle 17 (ot) Minnesota 28, Philadelphia 19 Open dile — Buffalo, Indianapolis, Miami, New England Monday's g«m San Francisco at Carolina, 8 p.m. Sund*y,Oct.B Cincinnati at Jacksonville, Noon DaHas at NY Giants, Noon Detroit at Buttalo, Noon Kansas City at Miami, Noon Pittsburgh at Baltimore, Noon Tampa Bay at Green Bay, Noon Washington at Philadelphia, Noon Tennessee at Seattle, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Arizona, 3 p.m. NY-Jets at Indianapolis, 3 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 3 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 7 p.m. Open (tat* — Atlanta, Carolina, St. Louis, San Francisco Monday, Oct. 6 New England at Denver, 8 p.m. NFL summaries CHIEFS 20, SEAHAWKS17 (ot) SM KC 29 47-203 283 1-8 4-79 1-t3 24-38-3 Ml 4-36.8 Dal—Irvln 26 pass from Alkman (Cunningham kfck), 5:41. Dal—Sanders 83 punt return (Cunningham kk*), 1:49. Fourth Quarter Dal-FQ Cunningham 23,1152. A-64,082. BUCS 19, CARDINALS 18 All 23 25-70 294 2-21 2-48 1-42 31-52-2 MS 6-37.7 Firs! downs Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Klckoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession First downs Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Ktekoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbtos-Lost Penalties-Yards TB 6 2044 103 4-57 3-73 2-0 13-25-1 3-22 8-49.4 t-1 ' 2-0 540 545 37:19 22:41 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINQ-Artzona, McElroy 1340, LJohn- son 5-21, Centers 44, McKhnon 1-3, Graham 1-2, Swann 1-0. Tampa Bay, Alstott 8-27, Dunn 10-24, Differ 2-0. PASSING—Arizona, Graham 31-52-2-339. Tampa Bay, DIKer 12-24-1-110, Bamhardl VIMS. RECEIVING—Arizona, R.Moore 8-147, Centers 8-58, Sanders 5-60, A.Edwards 3-27, Ke.Wllllams 2-15, McElroy 2-11, Gedney 1-17, P.Carter 14, LJohnson t-fl. Tampa Bay, R.An- thony 549, Harris 3-10, Dunn 2-10, Ka.Willlams 1-31, Souk* 1-25, Copeland 1-10. MISSED FIELD GOALS-Artzona, Butler 43 (WR), 47 (WH). SCORING SUMMARY Arizona 0 7 11 0—18 TampeBay 860 7-19 Flret Quarter TB—Singleton 28 blocked punt return (kick failed), 6:53. Second Quarter TB—Anthony 8 pass from Dltfer (run failed), 5:48. Ari—R.Moore 21 pass from Graham (Butler kick), 1:52. Third Quarter Art-fQ Butler 33,9:48. Arl-A.WIIIIams 42 Interception return (Sanders pass from Qraham), 26. Fourth Quarter TB-KWlams 31 pass Irom DIHer (Husted kick), 4:48. A-53,804. Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 20-34-0 10-21-t Sacked-YardsLosI 0-0 2-17 Punts 246.5 5-47.4 Fumbles-Losl 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 2-15 5-30 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—New York, MurreB 40-166, Johnson 3-t7, Anderson M5,O'Donnell 4-2. Cincinnati, Dnion 948, Blake 4-18, Blenlemy 1-3, Milne 1-3, Ptekens H4). PASSING—New York, O'Donnell 20-34-0212. Cincinnati, Blake 10-21-1-166. RECEIVING—New York, Chrebet 6-68. Anderson 4-28, Graham 3-32, Johnson 3-28, Baxter 2-39, Brady 1-13, Murrefl 1-4. Cincinnati, Ptekens 2-64. Dillon 2-30, Blenlemy 2-18, Scott 1-26, Dunn 1-19, McGee 1-15, Milne 1-(-6) MISSED FIELD GOALS—New York. Han 36 (WR). SCORING SUMMARY NYJett 7 17 0 7-31 Cincinnati 070 7-14 Ftrat Quarter NYJ-Baxter 2 pass from O'Donnell (Hall kk*), 5:47. Second Quarter Cin—Ptekens 50 pass from Blake (Pellrey kk*), 14:15. NYJ-Murrell 12 run (Hall kick), 9:05. NYJ-FG Hall 44,2:23. NYJ—KJohnson 12 pass from O'Donnell (Hall kick), :15. Fourth Quarter NYJ—Anderson 7 pass from O'Donnell (Hall kk*), 13:02. Cln—Scott 26 pass from Blake (Pellrey kick). 10:06. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Tehnessee. Del Greco 43 (WL). Pittsburgh N.Johnson 48 (WR). SCORING SUMMARY Tennessee 063 15-24 PKtiburgh 10 21 3 3—37 Flrat Quarter PH—K.Stewart 7 run (NJohnson kick). 5:05. PK_FG N.Johnson 48, :33. Second Quarter PR—GIMon 12 fumble return (N.Johnson kick), 8:43, Ten-FG Del Greco 37,3:48. Pit—Bruener 18 pass from K.Stewart (N..tohn- son kick), 1:38. Pit—K.Stewart 2 fun (N Johnson kick), :22. Ten-FG Del Greco 47, :00. Third Quarter Ten—FG Del Greco 26,10:31. Pit—FG NJohnson 25,3:19. Fourth Quarter P«—FG N.Johnson 44,12:08. Ten—Wycheck 10 pass from McNalr (Wycheck pass from McNalr). 8:16. Ten—W.Davis 11 pass from McNalr (Del Greco kick), 3:23. Lions upset Packers; Bucs stay unbeaten BRONCOS 29, FALCONS 21 Den First downs First downs Rushes-yards RAIDERS 35, RAMS 17 StL 20 28-119 255 2-16 2-35 1-12 24-49-3 0-0 8-40.4 1-0 10-103 30:09 Oak 20 33-166 213 3-27 1-14 3-45 17-30-1 1-8 7-46.0 2-1 9-57 29:51 Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns KWraff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penaltes-Yards 16 27-101 226 1-0 3-52 All 17 21-112 196 4-40 4-61 16 26-156 220 1-4 5-75 3-51 19-26-1 332 5-52.4 2-0 04 2-22 540 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINa-Seaille, LSmfth 12-78, Warren 853, Prrtchard 1-14, Broussard 4-12, Moon 1-(-1). Kansas City, Allen 1 9-78, Grbac 546, HH 1643, Anders 7-36. PASSING— Seattle, Moon 19-26-1-252. Kansas City, Grbac, 24-38*274. RECEIVING— Seattle, PHtchaid 4-88, LSmlth 4-30, Grumpier 3-16, B.BIades 2-16, Broussard 2-5. Warren 2-2, McKnlght 1-54, Galloway 141. Kansas City, Rlson 7-78, Andres 443, Popson 440, Perrlman 2-26, Allen 2-18, Vanover 2-12, . Hill 1-27, Walker 1-20, Gonzalez MO. MISSED FIELD GOALS— Seattle, Peterson 37 (WL), Peterson 58 (WL) SCORING SUMMARY StitUe 7370 0-17 KantuClty 0773 3—20 Flret Quarter Sea— Galloway 41 pass (mm Moon (Peterson klck),'8:33. Second Quarter Sea— FG Peterson 44, 9:34. Drive: 14 plays, «1 yards, 8:26. KC— Allen 8 run (Stoyanovlch kick), 5:11. Third Quarter KC— Allen 1 run (Stoyanovlch kick), 7:03. Sea-McKnlght 64 pass Iran Moon (Peterson kick), 5:24. - ' Fourth Quarter KC-FG Stoyanovlch 29, 13:14. Overtime KC— FG Stoyanovlch 41, 1:56. COWBOYS 27, BEARS 3 Chi First downs 17 Rushes-yards 33-141 Passing 102 Punt Returns Nckoff Returns Interceptions ReL Comp-Att-Int Sacked-YarosLosl Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS " RUSHING-Sl Louis, Phillips 16-54, Lee 430, R.Moore 5-24, Kennlson 1-6, Heyward 1-4, Banks 1-1. Oakland, Kaufman 26-162, George 5-8, Aska 2-1-4). PASSING-St. Louis, Banks 24-49-3-255. Oakland, George 17-30-1-219. RECEIVING—St. Louis, Lee 10-109, Small 444, Thomas 2-25, Conwell 2-14, Phillips 2-5, Heyward 1-25, Crawford 1-20, Jacoby 1-10, Lalng 1-3. Oakland, Dudley 5-106, Brown 4-56, Jett 4-38, Kaufman 2-(-1), Shedd 1-19, Fanner 1-1. MISSED FIELD GOALS-None. SCORING SUMMARY StLoult 014 0 3-17 Oakland 0 13 15 7—35 Second Quarter SIL-Lee 13 pass from Banks (Wllklns kick), 11:09. ' StL-Lalng 3 pass from Banks (Wllklns kick), 8:05. Oak—Jett 8 pass from George (Ford kick), 5:07. ' Oak—Dudley 34 pass from George (kick fated), 1:41. Third Quarter Oak—Jett 14 pass from George (H.Williams pass from George), 9:52. Oak-Kaufman 1 run (Ford kick), 7:01. Fourth Quarter StL-FG Wllklns 38,14:42. Oak—Dudley 5 pass from George (Ford kick), 12:40. CHARGERS 21, RAVENS 17 Bal First downs Rushes-yards 16 25-111 217 Dal 13 21-58 124 4-99 2-51 2-35 12-27-1 3-20 6-55.3 1-0 5-45 - Punt Returns 2-23 Kfckolf Returns 5-76 Interceptions Ret 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 18-37-2 Sacked-Yards Lost ' 5-17 Punts. 8-45.4 Fumbies-Utt 1-0 Penalties-Yards 8-40 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Chlcago, R.Harris 29-120, Autry 3-22, Penn 1-(-1). Dallas, E.Smlttl 13-43, S. Williams 6-23, Alkman 1-1, Sanders 1-(-11). PASSING-Chicago, Mirer 11-21-62-1. Kramer 7-16-57-1. Dallas, Alkman 12-27-144-1. RECBVINQ-CMcago, Proehl 4-33, Engram 3-15, Wetnlght 3-13, R.Harris 3-2, Penn 2-22, Jennings 1-14, Smith 1-12, Allied 1-8. Dallas, Irvln 6-105, Johnston 2-25, LaFteur 1-6, Milter 16, Bjomson 1-1, E.Smlth 1-1. 8CORMQ SUMMARY Chicago 3000-3 Dtllu 0 717 3-27 Flrat Quarter Chl-FG Jaeger 21,7:12. Second Quarter Dal—Miller 6 pass from Alkman (Cunningham kick), 4:02. Third Quarter • Dal-FG Cunningham 33,10:00. Punt Returns Kicked Returns Interceptions Ret. Cbmp-Att-lnl Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession SD 15 28-88 352 341 1-6 4-100 4-89 2-12 2-0 1842-2 17-26-2 2-11 1-06 5-342 4-50.5 1-1 1-1 7-60 6-50 31:10 28:50 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-BalOmore, Morris 17-81, BynerS- 30. San Diego, Brown 18-56, Fletcher 4-17, Gardner 2-8, Humphries 24, Bynum 2-1. PASSING-BaHimore, Testaverde 1842-2228. San Diego, Humphries 17-26-2-358. RECEIVINQ-Baltlmore, Yarborough 5-55, Green 4-29, Jackson 3-24, J.Lewis 2-70, Alexander 2-32, Moms 2-18. Sail Diego, Martin 4-165, Fletcher 4-15, MelcaH 2-67, Gardner 210, Hartley 1-35, F.Jones 1-29, Brown 1-27, Sill 1-12, C.Jones 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALS—San Diego, Davis 49 (WL). SCORING SUMMARY Baltimore 3 3 11 0—17 SanUego 777 0-21 Flrat Quarter SO—Martin 36 pass from Humphries (Davis kick), 6:27. Bal-FQ Stover 47,2:24. Second Quarter SD—Martin 72 pass from Humphries (Davis kick), 7:56. BaJ-fG Stover 35,9:43. Third Quarter Bah-FG Stover 28,11:22. Bal—J.Lewis 37 pass from Testaverde (M.Jackson pass from Testaverde), 6:00. SD-ttertin 33 pass from Humphries (Davis kick), :03. JETS 31, BENGALS 14 NYJ Cln Flret downs 28 10 Rushes-yards 48-190 1646 Passing 212 149 Punt Returns 345 1-13 Klckofl Returns 240 3-52 1-20 1-0 18-32-1 18-31-1 3-tS 4-26 6-46.2 7-42.4 0-0 0-0 10-76 5-27 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Denver, T.Davis 23-79, Elway 321, D.Smlth 1-1. Atlanta, Henspard 8-67, Anderson 13-45. PASSING-Oenver, Elway 18-32-1-243. Atlanta, Chandler 12-22-1-137, Tolliver 6-9-045. RECEIVING-Denver, Sharpe 6-119, McCaffrey 4-48, R.Smlth 3-28, Green 3-26, D.Smfth 117, Jeffers 1-5. Atlanta, Emanuel 8-58, Anderson 346, Santiago 2-22, Mathls 1-49, Green 115, Henspard 1-5, Christian 1-4, West 1-1. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Atlanta, Andersen 52 (WR). SCORING SUMMARY Denver 15 8 6 0-29 Atlanta 077 7-21 Flrat Quarter Den—Sharpe 65 pass from Elway (Elam kick), 13:18. Den—Green 10 pass from Elway (Davis run), 7:49. Second Quarter Den—Davis 13 run (Davis run), 8:46. AH—West 2 pass from Chandler (Andersen kick), :15. Third Quarter All—Emanuel 3 pass from Chandler (Andersen kick), 4:12. Den—D.Smlth 17 pass Irom Elway (pass failed), :37. Fourth Quarter All—Anderson 47 pass from Tolliver (Andersen kick), 11:18. LIONS 26, PACKERS 15 GB First downs Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Klckotf Returns Interceptions Rel. Comp-Atl-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penaltes-Yards NO NYG Flrsl downs 14 16 Rushes-yards 24-73 33-105 Passing )93 159 PunI Returns 3-23 3-76 Ktekoff Returns 2-57 3-45 Interceptions Ret. 1-32 1-1 Comp-Att-lnl 16-31-1 16-25-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-10 4-35 Punts 5-41.0 5-34.4 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 6-55 3-25 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—New Orleans, Bales 18-64, Zellars 34, Shuler 2-3, Davis 1-0. New York, Wheatley 11-80. Barber 11-42, Way 6-2, Brown 5-1. PASSING—New Orleans, Shuler 16-31-1203. New York, Brown 16-25-1-194. RECEIVING—New Orleans, Farquhar 4-82, Hill 3-26, Hastings 2-36, Gullford 2-26, ZeBars 212, Bates 2-5, Vech t-15. New York, Calloway 443, Way 4-35, Alexander 342, Barber 2-29, Pierce 2-2, Cross 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS-Nw York, DaMso 46 (WR). SCORING SUMMARY New Orleans 3303—9 NYGIants 770 0-14 Flrat Quarter NYG—Alexander 32 pass Irom Brown (Dalulso kick), 5:48. NO—FQBtlenSe, :39. Second Quarter NYG—Calloway 14 pass from Brown (Dalulso Kick), 5:02. NO—FGBrien32,1:56. Fourth Quarter NO-FGBrlen39,9:l9. 23 18-107 289 4-23 2-47 . 0-0 22-43-3 24 3-49.7 2-1 945 Del 18 36-173 203 2-20 5-99 3-50 17-274 2-12 4-50.5 1-0 9-107 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING— Green Bay, Levens 16-107, Favre 1-1, Hayden 1-(-1). Detroit, Sanders 28139, Morton 1-20, Rivers 1-13, Vardell 3-3, Mitchell 3-(-Z). PASSING-Green Bay, Favre 22-43-3-295. Detroit, Mitchell 17-27-0-215. RECEIVING— Green Bay, Brooks 9-164, Freeman 5-91, Levens 3-(-1), Ctimura 2-18, Thomason 1-14, Schroeder 1-7, Henderson 1-2. Detroit, Moore 6-105, Morton 641, Sanders 120, Mllbum 1-11, Vardell 14, Melzelaars 14, Chryptowlczl-4. SCORING SUMMARY QnwnBay 636 0—15 Detroit 0 17 3 6—26 Flrat Quarter GB-FGLongwe«36,8:47. GB-FGLongwelM9,3:35. Sacond Quarter Del— Brown 45 Interception return (Hanson kick), 10:00. Det-ChrypMcz 4 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick), 6:32. GB-FGLongwell50,2:18. Det-FG Hanson 53, :00. Third Quarter GB— Schroeder 7 pass from Favre (pass failed), 11:19. Del— FG Han son 44, 7:34. Fourth Quarter Det-FG Hanson 22, 9:25. Det-FG Hanson 39, 1:30. REDSKINS 24, JAGUARS 12 Ju Wu 20 42-113 11 22-70 First downs Rushes-yards Passing 134 223 Punt Returns 0-0 2-32 Ktekoff Returns 5-85 5-68 Interceptions Rel. 1-23 2-33 Comp-Att-Int 16-31-2 16-24-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-19 4-21 Punts 346.0 242.5 Fumbles-Lost 04 ' 2-2 Penalties-Yards 748 2-15 Time of Possession 24:52 35:08 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Jacksonville, Means 18-62, Brunell 24, Stewart 24. Washington, Allen 36122, Frerotle 2-2, Bowie t-2, Shepherd 1-2, MUchell 1-1, Weslbrook 1-1-16). PASSING-^Jacksonville, Brunell 16-31-2-153. Washington, Frerotte 16-24-1-244. HECEIVING-Jacksonvtlle, Smith 4-52, Me- Cardell 4-37, Stewart 3-16, Jackson 2-28, Hallock 2-11, Barlow 1-9. Washington, Shepherd 457, Harper 245, Allen 241, Bowk) 2-28, Westbrook 2-24, Asher 2-22, Ellard 1-12, Mitchell 1-(5). MISSED FIELD GOALS-Washlngton, Blan- lon33(WL). SCORING SUMMARY Jacksonville f 3 3 0-12 Washington 0 14 0 10-24 Flrat Quarter Jax-FGHollls 30,13:16 Jax-FGHollls42,1:34. . Second Quarter Jax-FGHollls 25,12:08. Was—Shepherd 10 pass from Frerotle (Blanton kick), 5:55. Was—Asher 8 pass from Frerotte (Blanton kick), 1:16. Third Quarter Jax-FGHollis47,3:28. Fourth Quarter Was—FG Blanton 41,11:55. Was—Shepherd 13 pass Irom Frerotte (Blanton kick). 5:48. First downs VIKINGS 28, EAGLES 19 Phi • 25 Green Bay in must-win situation going into game with Tampa Bay By The Associated Press The Green Bay Packers suddenly find themselves looking up at those perennial losers, the Tampa Bay Bucs. Way up. While the Packers were losing 26-15 in Detroit on Sunday, the Bucs remained one of the NFL's three unbeaten teams by holding off Arizona, 19-18. That gives Tampa Bay a two-game lead over the Packers in the NFC Central going into next week's meeting with the Packers in Green Bay. Green Bay (3-2) had all kinds of troubles on Sunday with Detroit, which last week lost to previously winless New Orleans. Brett Favre threw three interceptions, one of them returned 45 yards for a touchdown by linebacker Reggie Brown. Barry Sanders ran for 139 yards on 28 carries — 14 in the fourth quarter as the Lions (3-2) controlled the ball to run out the clock. "After a game like New Orleans, it was very important for us to turn it around and have a good game," Detroit quarterback Scott Mitchell said. "Unfortunately, because of the schedule, that meant we were going to have to do that against Green Bay. But we did what we needed to do." Detroit was as enigmatic as ever against the Packers. , The Lions got a lift when, trial- ing 6-0, Favre tried to throw from the ground and threw instead toward Brown, who deflected the ball, grabbed it in the air and rumbled toward the end zone. Bucs 19, Cardinals 18 Trent Dilfer's 31 ; yard touchdown pass to Karl Williams on a fourth and six with 4:48 to go won it for Tampa after the Cardinals (1-3) had taken the lead on Aeneas Williams' 42-yard interception return and a 2-point conversion late in the third quarter. Then Kevin Butler missed a 47-yard field goal wide right in the waning seconds. The Bucs (5-0) also got an 8-yard TD reception from Reidel Anthony and scored when Alshermond Singleton blocked Jeff Feagles' punt and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown. The victory was a franchise- T MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STEELERS 37, OILERS 24 Ten First downs 20 Rushes-yards 15-58 Passing ' 228 Pit 19 40-137 262 2-23 3-55 2-27 18-264 1-8 2-39.0 2-1 10-112 32:07 PuntRelums 1-8 Klckotf Returns 7-129 Interceptions Rel. 04 Comp-Att-Int 22-43-2 Sucked-Yards Lost 7-40 Punts 4-40.8 Fumbles-Losl 4-1 Penalties-Yards 645 Time of Possession 27:53 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINQ— Tennessee, George 12-29, Mc- Nalr 3-29. Pittsburgh, Bettis 18-74, GJones 1432, K.Slewart 6-24, McAlMVB.Tomczak 1-(-1). PASSING-Tennessee, McNair 2243-2-266. Pittsburgh, K.Stewart 16-24-0-244, Tomczak 224-26. RECEIVING— Tennessee, Wycheck 9-72, W.Davis 5-39, Russell 342, Sanders 2-46, Thomas 2-24, Mason 1-12, Harmon 0-11. Pittsburgh, Thlgpen 549, Blackwell 346, Lester 311, Hawkins 2-22, Bruener 2-21, Adams 1-39, G.Jones 1-16, C.Johnson 14. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: FORT HAYS STATE Cortese pleased with first win record sixth straight for Tampa Bay, which is 5-0 for the first time since 1979, when the Bucs went 106 on their way to the NFC championship game. They are 10-2 since losing eight of their first nine games last season. "We've lost so many games like this in the past," safety John Lynch said. "It's hard work and -preparation and believing you can win. You don't just get lucky at this. You get lucky for a reason." Jets 31, Bengals 14 Neil O'Donnell threw three touchdown passes in a ball-control offense as New York handed the Bengals their first home loss under Bruce Coslet. O'Donnell, who as a Pittsburgh Steeler was 8-1 against Cincinnati, got plenty of help as he beat the Bengals (1-3) yet again. Adrian Murrell carried a career-high 40 times for 156 yards against the NFL's second-worst rush defense, and the Jets (3-2) made few mistakes against their former coach (Coslet) and Jeff Blake, their former backup quarterback. Cowboys 27, Bears 3 Troy Aikman threw two touchdown passes and Deion Sanders returned a punt 83 yards for a score as the Cowboys (3-1) finally got their offense going in the second half. Kevin Smith's interception set up the only first-half TD, before Dallas scored on its first two drives of the second half to put away the Bears (0-5). Steelers 37, Oilers 24 Kordell Stewart threw for 244 yards, ran for two touchdowns and threw for another for the Steelers (2-2). Jason Gildon scored on a fumble return for Pittsburgh, which opened a 37-9 lead over visiting Tennessee (1-3). Norm Johnson, who had a potential game-winning field goal blocked on Mpnday night in Jacksonville, was 3 for 4' and the defense limited Eddie George to 29 yards on 12 carries. Redskins 24, Jaguars 12 Aging cornerbacks Darrell Green and Cris Dishman shut down Mark Brunell, and Gus Frerotte overcame a shaky start to throw for two touchdowns as the host Redskins (3-1) handed the Jaguars (3-1) their first loss. Green held Jimmy Smith, who had more than 100 yards in each of his three starts, to four catches for 52 yards. Both the 37-year-old Green and the 32-year-old Dishman caused interceptions that set up touchdowns. Terry Allen rushed for 122 yards on 36 carries for Washington. "This is a high-powered offense, and people were going to say, 'Did they beat our secondary?'" Green said. "I was pretty hyped about playing these guys, and I'm leaving here very satisfied." Giants 14, Saints 9 Dave Brown threw touchdown passes of 32 yards to Kevin Alexander and 14 to Chris Calloway and little-used Tyrone Wheatley had three big runs to help kill the clock after the Giants (2-3) were backed to their own 3 late in the game. Raiders 35, Rams 17 Jeff George had four touchdown passes as the Raiders (2-3) came back from a 14-0. deficit in the first appearance by the Rams in Oakland since 1972. Chargers 21, Ravens 17 Tony Martin caught touchdown passes of 36, 72 and 38 yards from Stan Humphries for the Chargers (2-3). Martin'finished with four catches for 155 yards as the Ravens (3-2) lost after two straight wins on the road. Dwayne Harper's interception with 1:40 to go ended the last Baltimore threat. Broncos 29, Falcons 21 ' Elway, who once called playing for Reeves as "hell," threw three TD passes as the Broncos faced Reeves for the first time since he left Denver six years ago. The Broncos (5-0) built a 23-0 lead at the Georgia Dome, then hung on to beat the winless Falcons (0-5). It was also redemption for Denver coach Mike Shanahan, fired by Reeves as the team's offensive coordinator in 1991. Vikings 28, Eagles 19 Another special-teams blunder and another big game by Robert Smith doomed the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Smith scored two touchdowns for the first time in his career, the second after'Mark Seay bungled a punt return deep in Philadelphia territory, to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 28-19 victory. Mln 17 29-144 221 2-23 5-84 2-40 17-32-1 0-0 6-46.2 Rushes-yards 21-100 Passing 272 Punt Returns 343 Klckotf Returns 5-108 Interceptions Rel. 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 2645-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 5-26 Punls 447.6 Fumbles-Lost 5-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-50 11-95 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Philadelphia, Walters 13-61, Gamer 7-30, Detmer 1-9. Minnesota, R.Smilh 22-125, B.Johnson 6-t3. Palmer 1-6. PASSING—Philadelphia, Detmer 2845-2298. Minnesota, B.Johnson 17-32-1-221. RECEIVING-Philadelphla, Fryar 9-120, Timpson 6-59, Walters 5-27, Turner 4-39, Seay 2-29, Gamer 1-18, Dunn 1-6. Minnesota, Reed 8-134, Carter 5-58, R.Smilh 3-10, Glover 1-9, Evans 1-8, Palmer 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None. SCORING SUMMARY Philadelphia 3 10 6 0—19 Mlnnetota 7 7 T 7-28 Flret Quarter Minn—Reed 48 pass from B.Johnson (Murray kk*), 9:11. Phl-FG Bonlol 47,4:10. Second Quarter Phi—Fryar 6 pass from Detmer (Bonlol kick), 9:07. Mln—R.Smilh 12 pass from B.Johnson (Murray kick), 2:27. Phl-FG Bonlol 26, :29. Third Quarter Mln-R.Smlth 14 run (Murray kick), 6:30. Phi—Turner 20 pass (rom Detmer (pass failed), 2:05. Fourth Quarter Mln—Carter 18 pass Irom B.Johnson (Murray kick), 14:26. Royals end season with loss; McGwire clubs 58th home run By LARRY MORITZ The Saltna Journal . HAYS — The Wayne State coaching staff might want to rethink their no-huddle offense. In Saturday's contest with Fort .Hays State, the Wildcats' no-huddle was most effective in one area — getting the ball .back into the i Tigers hands in a hurry. Once Fort Hays had the ball, the Tigers knew whjtftodowithit, scoring early and often in a 62-12 nonconference victory at Lewis Field Stadium. It was the first victory of the season in four tries for Fort Hays, who took a 41-12 lead into halftime and this time made sure there would be no comebacks. "We have been ahead in each of our first three ball games in the third quarter and for whatever reasons, we were 0-3," Fort Hays coach Bob Cortese said. "We knew if the V CORTESE defense started playing better, things would change." They changed and changed for the better. The Wayne State offense that had been averaging 333.7 yards per game (271 passing) was held to only 158 yards by the Tigers. The Wildcats had 16 possessions in Saturday's game, none of which lasted more than 1:43. The Fort Hays defense harrassed Wayne State quarterback Jaime Jones into a number of hurried passes. Jones had 77 yards passing in the game's first four minutes, but finished with only 114. "We did blitz a little more, and the first couple of ball games we didn't put that kind of pressure on," Cortese said. "We'd sit back and let the other team pick us apart and we are not good enough to do that. The things we emphasized this game were putting pressure on them and having our offense eat up the clock." The Fort Hays offense did its part, despite numerous changes made earlier in the week. One of those changes was made by necessity after a knee injury to starting quarterback Joel McReynolds. His replacement, sophomore J.J. Selmon, threw for 140 yards and two touchdowns and scored another. The Tigers' ground game had a total of 437 yards rushing in its first three games, but finished with 443 yards on 79 carries against the Wildcats. That number included 238 yards for Donald Gregory and 147 for Terry Blassingame. "With the injury to McReynolds we had to change our offense in one week and we went with what J.J. felt most comfortable with," Cortese said. "We may have caught (Wayne State) a little off guard. "Our kids are hungry and we've got some pretty good backs, plus we made some changes in the offensive line that turned out to be dynamite. We had some guys there to start the year that inherited their positions, and when you inherit your position, you maybe don't play as hard." "Coach went to a new offense and a lot of people had to sacrifice," said Gregory, who had only 20 carries in the first three games. "But we went out and did the job." By The Associated Press CHICAGO — Frank Thomas had already won two AL Most Valuable Player Awards and been hailed throughout baseball as one of the game's finest hitters. Now the Chicago White Sox star has a batting title to validate his approach, one that combines power, consistency and patience. "I'm happy to win it. It's something I've always wanted to accomplish," Thomas said Sunday as he wrapped up his first-ever batting championship despite going 0 for 4 in a 4-3 win over Kansas City. "Finishing the year 0 for 10 is not something I wanted to do, but I was pressing a little this whole weekend," Thomas admitted after getting no hits in the final series of the season. "I was getting closer and closer and I'm glad it's over with." Thomas has hit at least .300 with 20 homers, 100 RBIs, 100 runs and 100 walks for seven straight seasons, a major league record. This year he finished with a .347 average to become the first White Sox player to win a batting title since Luke Appling in 1943. He also had 35 homers and 125 RBIs. Winning the batting crown was a challenge throughout for the "Big Hurt." "It was difficult. I was fortunate because the last couple of years these guys been hitting .360 and 350 and winning title," Thomas said. "You just got to get hot early, stay hot and stay there for the rest of the season." The game marked shortstop Category champions BATTING AL—Frank Thomas, Chicago, .347. NL— Tony Qwynn, San DteflO, .372, RUNS AL-Ken Griffey Jr, Seattle, 125 NL-Cralg Blgglo, Houston, 146, RBI At—Ken Griffey Jr, Seattle, 147, NL—Andres Galarraga, Colorado, 140. HITS AL—Nomar Garclaparra, Boston, 209. NL—Tony Qwynn, San Diego, 220, HOME RUNS AL—Ken Griffey Jr, Seattle, 56. NL-Larry Walker, Colorado, 49. STOLEN BASES AL—Brian Hunter, Petrol), 74. NL—Tony Womack, Pittsburgh, 60. PITCHING (18 declilont) AL-Randy Johnson, Seattle, 20-4, .833,2.28. NL-Greg Maddux, Atlanta, 19-4, .826,2.20. STRIKEOUTS AL—Roger Clemens, Toronto, 292. NL-Curt Schilling, Philadelphia, 319, SAVES AL-Randy Myers, Battlmpre, 45. NL->lett Shaw, Cincinnati, 4,2, Ozzie Guillen's final appearance with the White Sox after 13 seasons and may have also been the last game for manager Terry Bevington, whose job status is unclear following an 80-81 season. The Royals finished 67-94, 36-46 under Bob Boone and 31-48 under Tony Muser. McGwire finishes strong ST. LOUIS — This year, Mark McGwire ended up three home runs shy of Roger Maris. Next year, the mark could fall for McGwire, who hit 58 home runs to tie the major league record for right-handed hitters set by 4 Playoff schedule / Page B2 Jimmie Foxx in 1932 and equaled by Hank Greenberg in 1938. Or for Ken Griffey Jr, who ended up with 56 homers and led the majors with 147 RBIs for the AL West champion Seattle Mariners. Expansion and a full season i\i the National League are two good reasons why the St. Louis Cardinals slugger could reach Maris' record of 61 in 1961. Maris and Babe Ruth are the only player to hit more than McGwire's 58. "Next season is going to be very interesting," said McGwire's teammate, Gary Gaetti. "For Cardinals fans, for statistics keepers, for the hard hat section out there in left." That kind of talk isn't restricted to the St. Louis clubhouse. After watching McGwire homer three times in the final two games, Cubs manager Jim Riggleman said he wouldn't doubt McGwire. Riggleman said McGwire could do it even if next year was not an expansion year. "He's going to hit the good pitchers and hit the others, too," Riggleman said. "He's going to do his damage. "I think he's in such a groove with his swing, he has no second thoughts about his swing and his stance." It's clear McGwire loves the NL and its get-to-the-point style. Pitchers have challenged him rather than working around him and, after a 3-for-34 start, he made them pay with 24 home runs in 51 games. 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