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THE SALINA JOURNAL NFL MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1996 B3 NFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pel. PF PA Buffalo 4 1 0 .600 72 74 Indianapolis 4 1 0 .BOO 89 66 Miami 320 .600 119 79 New England 320 .600 125 104 NY Jets 0 6 0 .000 75 166 Central Pittsburgh 3 1 0 .750 94 63 Houston 3 2 0 .600 128 117 Baltimore 2 3 0 .400 104 130 Jacksonville 2 4 0 .333 116 119 Cincinnati 1 4 0 .200 97 112 West Denver 5 1 0 .633 144 93 Kansas City 4 1 0 .600 110 75 San Diego 420 .667 145 144 Oakland 240 .333 119 113 Seattle 240 .333 93 153 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pel PF PA Washington 4 1 0 .800 103 56 Philadelphia 3 2 0 .600 106 111 Arizona 230 .400 82 131 Dallas 2 3 0 .400 87 76 NY Giants 2 3 0 .400 58 97 Central Green Bay 510 .833 204 72 Minnesota 5 1 0 .833 114 92 Detroit 420 .667 141 87 Chicago 2 4 0 .333 80 125 Tampa Bay 0 5 0 ,000 45 126 West San Francisco 4 1 0 .800 135 62 Carolina 320 .600 100 71 SI. Louis 1 4 0 .200 75 126 New Orleans 1 5 0 .167 87 137 Atlanta 0 5 0 .000 82 152 Sunday's results Detroit 28, Atlanta 24 Minnesota 14, Carolina 12 Green Bay 37, Chicago 6 New England 46, Baltimore 38 Oakland 34, NY Jets 13 Seattle 22, Miami 15 Buffalo 16, Indianapolis 13 (ot) New Orleans 17, Jacksonville 13 Denver 28, San Diego 17 San Francisco 28, SI. Louis 11 Houston 30, Cincinnati 27 (ol) Open date: Arizona, Dallas, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Washington Monday's games Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 Arizona at Dallas, Noon. Chicago at New Orleans, Noon. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Noon. Houston at Atlanta, Noon. Miami at Buffalo, Noon. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Noon. New York Jets at Jacksonville, Noon. SI. Louis at Carolina, Noon. Washington at New England, Noon. Detroit at Oakland, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at New York Giants, 3 p.m. Baltimore at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. Open date: Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Seattle Monday, Oct. 14 San Francisco at Green Bay, 6 p.m. NFL summaries LIONS 28, FALCONS 28 Atl Del First downs 19 23 Rushes-yards 22-116 32-95 Passing 165 262 Punt Returns 4-62 4-51 Kickofl Returns 3-87 4-64 Interceptions Ret, 0-0 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 18-36-1 20-37-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-15 2-14 Punts 7-45.6 6-41.2 Fumbles-Lost' 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 7-75 7-51 Time of Possession 27:57 32:03 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Atlanta, Anderson 16-103, Heyward 4-9, Hebert 1-3, Metcalf 1-1. Detroit, Sanders 26-66, Mitchell 6-9. PASSlNG-Atlanta, Hebert 16-36-1-160. Detroit, Mitchell 20-37-0-276. RECEIVING—Atlanta, Preston 6-74, Mathis 5-54, Brown 4-26, Scott 2-21, Lyons 1-3. Detroit, Perriman 7-84, Morton 4-49, Moore 3-107, MeUelaara 3-23, Sanders 3-13. MISSED FIELD GOALS-None. SCORING SUMMARY Atlanta 0 7 14 3—24 Detroit 7 21 0 0-28 First Quarter Del—Mitchell 2 run (Hanson kick), 7:56. Second Quarter Del—Perriman 9 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick), 1:17. Del—Moore 25 pass from Mitchell -(Hanson kick), 9:14. Del—Moore 50 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick), 13:03. ' All—Anderson 9 run (Andersen kick), 14:53. Third Quarter All—Anderson 5 run (Andersen kick), 9:49. All—Anderson 14 run (Andersen kick), 15:00 Fourth Quarter All—FG Andersen 47,9:03. A—58,666. PACKERS 37, BEARS 8 GB Ch First downs 21 15 Rushes-yards 29-100 27-53 Passing 248 190 Punt Returns 2-20 1-0 Kickofl Returns 2-113 6-153 Interceptions Ret. 3-10 1-(-1 Comp-Att-lnl 19-28-1 19-32-3 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-3 1-5 Punts 2-36.5 3-52.7 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 4-25 7-68 Time of Possession 26:49 31:11 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Green Bay, Bennett 12-32, Jer vey 6-25, Levins 5-23, Farve 3-15, Henderson 2-4, Brooks 1-1. Chicago, Salaam 20-43, Hick 4-7,Krleg3-3. • PASSING—Green Bay, Favre 16-27-1-246 McMahon 1-1-0-5. Chicago, Krleg 15-27-3-142 Slenstrom 3-4-0-37, Sauerbrun 1-1-0-16. RECEIVING—Green Bay, Freeman 7-146 Brooks 6-66, Bennett 2-15, Jackson 2-11 Beebe 1-6, Thomason 1-5. Chicago, Conway £ 101, Timpson 4-54, Carter 3-8, Engram 2-30 Salaam'i-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None. SCORING SUMMARY Green Bay 0 20 14 3-37 Chicago 0330—6 Second Quarter GB—Brooks 16 pass from Favre (Jacke kick :33. Chi—FQ Jaeger 40,12:48. QB—Jackson 2 pass from Favre (Jacke kick), 4:25. GB—Freeman 50 pass from Favre (kick ailed), 15:00. Third Quarter Chi—FQ Jaeger 41,3:43. GB—Beebe 90 klckoff return (Jacke kick), :00. GB—Freeman 35 pass from Favre (Jacke ck), 10:53. Fourth Quarter QB—FQ Jacke 32,6:28. A—65,480. VIKINGS 14, PANTHERS 12 Or Mln irst downs 15 16 lushes-yards 28-101 30-101 'asslng 155 192 'unt Returns 0-0 1-19 tekoff Returns 3-60 2-28 nlereepllons Ret. 1-8 4-13 ;omp-Att-lnt 15-30-4 19-34-1 iacked-Yards Lost 1-0 4-17 'unls 4-39.3 5-31.8 umbles-Lost 2-2 2-1 •enaltles-Yards 5-41 9-72 Time of Possession 26:04 33:56 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Carolina, Johnson 23-102, Collins 1 -0, Hoard 1 -0, Oliver 3-(-1). Minnesota, Smith 27-102, Moon 3-(-1). PASSING—Carolina, Collins 15-30-4-155. Minnesota, Moon 19-34-1-209. RECEIVING—Carolina, Walls 6-71, Muhammad 4-34. Carrier 2-28, Griffith 2-16, Oliver 1 -8. Minnesota, Carter 7-90, Reed 5-58, Lee 2-12, Smith 2-6, Evans 1-16, Ismail 1-16, DeLong t- MISSED FIELD GOALS—Minnesota, Slsson SCORING SUMMARY Carolina 009 3-12 Mlnneiota 0 7 7 0—14 Second Quarter Min—Carter 6 pass from Moon (Slsson kick), 2:57. Third Quarter Mln—Carter 3 pass from Moon (Slsson kick), Car-^lohnson 4 run (Kasay kick), 12:48. Car—Safety, Bates blocked punt out of the end zone, 13:57. Fourth Quarter Car—FQ Kasay 22,8:32. A—60,894. PATRIOTS 46, RAVENS 38 NE Bal Rrst downs 26 28 Rushes-yards 23-54 28-133 'asslng 310 330 Punt Returns 4-48 3-16 (Ickoff Returns 4-105 7-167 nterceptlons Ret. 1-0 0-0 iomp-Att-Int 25-39-0 29-45-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 3-23 Punts 4-39.0 6-35.5 : umbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 'enalties-Yards 8-44 13-146 Time of Possession 27:39 32:21 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—New England, Martin 19-49, Gash 1-3, Meggett 1-2, Bledsoe 1-1, Glenn 1-(1). Baltimore, Byner 21-88, Gardner 6-50, Lewis PASSING—New England, Bledsoe 25-39-0310. Baltimore, Testaverde 29-45-1-353. RECEIVING—New England, Coates 7-83, Glenn 6-88, Jefferson 4-88, Gash 4-26, Martin 2-17, Meggett 1-7, Bartrum 1-1. Baltimore, Jackson 8-128, Williams 7-54, Alexander 6-123, Kinchen 5-37, Gardner 2-12, Byner 1-(-1). MISSED FIELD GOALS—None. SCORING SUMMARY New England 3171511—46 Baltimore 0 14 0 24-38 First Quarter NE—FG Vlnatiert 22,4:26. Second Quarter Bal—Byner 4 run (Stover kick), 1:25. NE-^effarson 7 pass from Bledsoe (Vlnatlerl kick), 4:06. Bal—Jackson 5 pass from Testaverde (Stover kick), 9:36. NE—Coates 1 pass from Bledsoe (Vinatlerl kick), 11:28. NE—FG Vlnatlerl 35,15:00. . Third Quarter NE—Bartrum 1 pass from Bledsoe (Gash pass from Bledsoe), 3:12. NE—Jefferson 35 pass from Bledsoe (Vlnatiert kick), 5:52. Fourth Quarter NE—FQ Vlnatlerl 50, :05. Bal—Alexander 16 pass from Testaverde (Jackson pass from Testaverde), 2:37. NE—Bruschl 4 blocked punt return (Coates pass from Bledsoe), 7:07. Bal—Byner 5 run (Jackson pass from Tes taverde), 11:12. Bal—Jackson 27 pass from Testaverde (Gardner run), 13:02. A—63,569. BRONCOS 28, CHARGERS 17 SD Den First downs 14 23 Rushes-yards 16-35 26-9' Passing 210 312 Punt Returns 2-2 5-73 Klckoff Returns 4-78 2-65 Interceptions Ret. 1-29 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 24-38-0 32-41- Sacked-Yards Lost 3-27 1-1 Punts 6-56.7 5-41.0 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 7-61 8-84 Time of Possession 24:31 35:29 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—San Diego, Russell 11-24, Hay den 3-8, Humphries 1-2, Fletcher 1-1, Denver Davis 17-50, Elway 8-37, Hebron 1-7. PASSING—San Diego, Humphries 23-35-0237, Salisbury 1-1-0-0. Denver, Elway 32-41-1 323 RECEIVING—San Diego, Fletcher 10-60 Pupunu 5-81, Martin 4-36, Roche 3-21, A.Cole- man 2-39. Denver, Sharpe 13-153, Davis 6-42 McCaffery 5-58, Sherrard 4-45, Chamberlln 2 18, Miller 1-4, Carswell 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None. SCORING SUMMARY San Diego 3 14 0 0-1 Denver 0 7 14 7—2 First Quarter SD—FG Carney 27,8:20. Second Quarter SD—Fletcher 5 pass from Humphries (Car ney kick), 8:06. SD—Martin 6 pass from Humphries (Came kick), 12:09. Den—Sharpe 20 pass from Elway (Elam kick), 13:41. Third Quarter Den— Sharpe 20 pass from Elway (Elam ck). 6:25. Den— Sharpe 3 pass from Elway (Elam kick), 1:57. Fourth Quarter Den — McCaffrey 9 pass from Elway (Elam ck), 6:38. A-75,056. SAINTS 17, JAGUARS 13 Jax NO Irst downs 22 11 ushes-yards 34-141 19-36 asslng 241 161 unt Returns 4-70 1-8 Ickofl Returns 2-37 4-118 Perceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0 omp-Att-Int 28-35-0 15-28-1 acked-Yards Lost 1-9 0-0 unts 3-41.0 6-36.7 umbles-Lost 3-2 0-0 enalties-Yards 10-99 10-68 Time of Possession 37:19 22:41 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING— Jacksonville, Stewart 24-79, .leans 6-50, Brunell 4-12. New Orleans, Bales 6-39, Whittle 3-1-3). PASSING— Jacksonville, Brunell 26-35-050. New Orleans, Everett 15-28-1-161. RECEIVING-Jacksonville, McCardell 6-86, .Smith 7-61, Mitchell 4-41. Stewart 4-31, W.Jackson 2-16, Rlson 2-12, D.Brown 1-3. New Orleans, Small 4-59, Whittle 4-37, Lusk 3-32, taynes 1-10, DeRamus 1-9, Jelfires 1-8, Green •6. MISSED FIELD QOALS-Jacksonville, Hollis 8. SCORING SUMMARY acktonvllle 073 3—13 New Orleans 10 0 0 7—17 First Quarter NO— Bales 1 run (Brlen kick), 9:25. NO— FGBrlen27, 12:34. Second Quarter Jax— Stewart 21 pass from Brunell (Holllns Ick), 10:18. Third Quarter Jax— FG Hollis 36, 12:07. Fourth Quarter Jax— FG Hollis 19, 9:45. NO — Small 6 pass from Everett (Brlen kick), 13:15. A— 34,231. RAIDERS 34, JETS 13 Oak • NYJ First downs 26 20 Rushes-yards 43-222 24-111 'asslng 182 171 Punt Returns 2-14 1-5 Klckoff Returns 4-55 5-85 ntercepllons Ret. 2-72 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 17-28-1 18-36-2 iacked-Yards Lost 3-8 2-18 Punts 4-36.8 4-46.3 : umbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 8-89 5-35 Time of Possession 35:26 24:34 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING— Oakland, Aska 21-136, Fenner 12-46, Kaufman 6-34, T.Hall 3-7, Hobert 1-(-1). New York, Murrell 20-102, Anderson 1-5, 0'- Dortnell 1-4, R.Moore 1-1, Reich 1-(-1). PASSING— Oakland, Hosteller 17-28-1-168. New York, O'Donnell 3-7-0-12, Reich 15-31-2177. RECEIVING— Oakland, Brown 5-55, Dudley 4-60, Hobbs 2-10, Fenner 2-9, Jett 1-33, Glover 1-17, Aska 1-3, Kaufman 1-1. New York, Graham 4-35, Van Dyke 4-31, Bailey 3-42, Chrebel 3-28, Murrell 2-30, Anderson 2-23. MISSED FIELD GOALS— New York, Lowery 45. SCORING SUMMARY Oakland 0 13 0 21—34 NY Jets 033 7-13 Second Quarter Oak— FG Ford 26, 1:35. NYJ— FG Lowery 43, 3:37. Oak— Dudley 23 pass from Hosteller (Ford kick), 8:17. Oak— FG Ford 35, 14:35. Third Quarter NYJ— FG Lowery 24, 4:49. Fourth Quarter Oak— Hobbs 3 pass from Hosteller (Ford kick), :35. Oak— Dudley 2 pass from Hosteller (Fore kick), 7:45. NYJ— Van Dyke 3 pass from Reich (Lowery kick), 11:12. Oak-Aska 30 run (Ford kick), 1 1 :40. BILLS 16, COLTS 13 Ind Buf First downs 16 20 Rushes-yards 30-88 34-113 Passing 163 299 Punt Returns 4-26 6-58 Klckoff Returns 4-75 4-95 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 17-42-0 23-44-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 6-40 3-10 Punts 12-45.9 11-40.4 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1- Penaltles-Yards 3-20 13-95 Time of Possession 34:32 • 34:5t INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING— Indianapolis, Faulk 20-55, Crock ett 3-13, Groce 4-10, Harbaugh 3-6. Buffalo Thomas 16-69, Holmes 10-31, Collins 3-1; Moulds 1-1, Tlndale 2-0. PASSING— Indianapolis, Harbaugh 17-42-0 203. Buffalo, Collins 23-44-0-309. RECEIVING— Indianapolis, Harrison 5-88 Faulk 4-8, Dilger 3-53, Bailey 2-34, Crockett 2 4, Dawklns 1-16, Buffalo, Thomas 8-111 Moulds 5-56, Early 4-64, Reed 4-58, Johnson 2 20. MISSED FIELD GOALS-lndlanapolls, Blan chard 48. SCORING SUMMARY Indianapolis 0 0 3 10 0—1 Buffalo 07333-1< Second Quarter Buf— Reed 30 pass from Collins (Chrlsll kick), 5:18. Third Quarter Buf-FG Christie 42, 5:01. Ind— FG Blanchard 44, 7:44. Fourth Quarter Ind— Faulk 1 run (Blanchard kick), :03. Ind— FG Blanchard 41, 6:35. Bul-FG Christie 37, 14:45. Overtime Buf— FG Christie 39, 9:22. A— 79,401. SEAHAWKS 22, DOLPHINS 15 Sea Ml First downs 12 1 Rushes-yards 27-59 32-8 Passing 301 21 Punt Returns 2-27 3-1 ckoff Returns terceptions Rel. omp-Att-Int acked-Yards Lost unts umbles-Lost enalties-Yards me of Possession 2-38 4-99 1-38 ' 1-11 18-32-1 16-28-1 0-0 4-29 6-38.5 7-48.3 3-2 7-2 4-26 3-30 27:31 32:29 T ROUNDUP Bills knock off Colts in OT INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Seattle, L.Smfth, 7-35, Warren 2-18, Strong 2-8, Broussard 1-4, Frlesz 4-(-3), alloway 1-(-3). Miami, Spikes 19-48, Abdul- abbar 6-19, McPhall 1-10, Erlckson, 4-5. ritchett 1-3, Ruddy 1-0. PASSING—Seattle, Frlesz 18-32-1-301. Mia- li, Erlckson 16-28-1-243. RECEIVING—Seattle, Galloway 5-139, lades 4-95, Warren 3-16, Strong 2-16, Pritch- It 2-14, Proehl 1-10, Smith 1-7. Miami, McPhall 6-66, McDuffie 3-34, Hill 2-51, Miller 2-38, Car- Ian 1-21, Spikes 1-8, Prttchett 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None. SCORING SUMMARY Seattle 770 8—22 Miami 3 6 6 0—15 First Quarter Mia—FG Nedney 20,7:30. Sea—Galloway 65 pass from Frlesz (Peteron kick), 15:00. Second Quarter Sea—Galloway 51 pass to Frlesz (Peterson Ick), 2:55. Mia—Hill 33 pass to Erlckson (kick failed), 4:09. Third Quarter Mia—Spikes 2 run (run failed), 14:05. Fourth Quarter Sea—Blades 80 pass from Frlesz (L.Smith un), 12:57. A—59,539. 49ERS28, RAMS 11 SF StL Irst downs 23 15 Rushes-yards 37-154 20-65 'asslng 235 137 'unt Returns 3-60 0-0 Kickofl Returns 1-18 4-60 nterceptlons Ret. 2-(-1) 2-14 Comp-Att-Int 22-36-2 18-33-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 5-37 Punts 3-27.0 4-47.5 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 4-2 Penalties-Yards 9-64 8-53 Time of Possession 34:02 26:58 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—San Francisco, Kirby 13-73, Lynn •39, Vardell 8-30, Brohm 4-12, Carter 5-0. St. Louis, Green 5-28, Phillips 10-26, Banks 4-9. Harris 1-2. PASSING—San Francisco, Grbac 20-32-2222, Brohm 2-4-0-13. SI. Louis, Banks 18-33-2174. RECEIVING—San Francisco, Rice 7-108, Kirby 5-57, Popson 5-44, Lynn 2-14, Vardell 2-5, Manuel 1-7. St. Louis, Green 5-10, Bruce 4-56, Kennlson 4-54, Conwell 2-22, Ross 1-20, Lalng 1-7, Phillips 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS—San Francisco, Wilklns 46. SCORING SUMMARY San Francisco 7140 7—28 SL Louis 0 0 3 8—11 First Quarter SF—Popson 1 pass from Grbac (Wilklns kick), 11:01. Second Quarter SF—Kirby 1 run (Wilklns kick), 8:06. SF—Popson 9 pass from Grbac (Wilklns kick), 9:12. Third Quarter SIL—FG Lohmlller 28,9:45. Fourth Quarter SF—Rice 31 pass from Grbac (Wilkins kick), 1:33. StL—Green 3 pass from Banks (Banks run), 13:20. A—61,260. OILERS 30, BENGALS 27 Hou Cln First downs 16 22 Rushes-yards 29-160 36-163 Passing 175 152 Punt Returns 4-86 2-11 Kickofl Returns 5-177 6-112 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-19 Comp-Att-Int 16-32-1 18-37-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-16 4-18 Punts 4-44.0 7-46.1 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 6-64 5-50 Time of Possession 32:00 35:07 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Houston, George 26-152, Harmon 3-8. Cincinnati, Hearst 3-90, Blake 7-35, Cothran 5-25, Blenlemy 7-10, Carter 2-3. PASSING—Houston, Chandler 16-32-1-193. Cincinnati, Blake 18-37-0-170. RECEIVING—Houston, Wyoheck '7-59, George 3-22, Davis 2-40, Harmon 2-25, Sanders 2-25, Russell 2-22. Cincinnati, Plckens 6-48, Scott 5-56, McGee 4-49. Blenemy 2-9, Sadowski 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Cincinnati, Pelfrey 40. SCORING SUMMARY Houston 3 7 7 10 3-30 Cincinnati 0 13 7 7 0—27 First Quarter Hou-FG Del Greco 40,11:06. Second Quarter Cln—FG Pelfrey 41,1:34. Hou—Wycheck 9 pass from Chandler (Del Greco kick), 7:17. Cln—Spencer 59 fumble return (Pelfrey kick), 9:44. Cln—FGPelfrey 31,14:35. Third Quarter Cln-Cothran 2 run (Pellrey kick), 5:11. Hou—George 45 run (Del Greco kick), 8:01. Fourth Quarter Hou—FG Del Greco 32,1:33. Cln—Scott 1 pass from Blake (Pelfrey kick), 6:14. Hou—Russell 7 pass from Chandler (Del Greco kick), 9:55. Overtime Hou-FG Del Greco 49,7:07. A—44,680. NFL today SCOREBOARD Monday, Oct. 7 Pittsburgh at (3-1) at Kansas City (4-1), 8 p.m. CDT. The defending AFC champion Steelers have won th'ree straight after a poor opening outing against Jacksonville. The Chiefs need to stop Jerome Bettis, who has gone over 100 yards rushing In three straight games after go- Ing 27 straight without reaching 100. STATS Buffalo running back Thurman Thomas went over the 10,000-yard mark during the first half against Indianapolis. Thomas has 10,035 yards rushing In his career. Christie's 39-yard FG boots Indianapolis from ranks of the unbeaten By The Associated Press And then there were none. Indianapolis, the NFL's last unbeaten team, fell Sunday when Buffalo's Steve Christie kicked a 39-yard field goal with 5:38 remaining in overtime. The Bills' 16-13 victory at Orchard, Park, N.Y. put Buffalo in a first-place tie with the Colts in the AFC East. Both teams are 4-1. Buffalo drove 26 yards to the Colts' 22 before Christie won it with his third field goal of the game. His 37-yarder with 15 seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime, and he also connected from 42 yards. The Bills have won 11 straight games decided by a touchdown or less, and are 5-0 in overtime games at Rich Stadium. ''Anything is possible in this league," Bills defensive end Bruce Smith said. "It shows the character of this team. We hung in there together." Jim Harbaugh directed three scoring drives over the final 23 minutes of regulation to help Indianapolis come back from a 10 '° deficit. Cary Blanchard's 41-yard field goal with 8:25 left gave the Colts the lead before the Bills came back to win. Buffalo's Todd Collins, starting in place of injured Jim Kelly, completed 23 of 44 passes for 309 yards and one touchdown. Thurman Thomas had eight catches for 111 yards, and also became the llth player to rush for more than 10,000 yards in a career. Harbaugh was 17 of 42 for 203 yards, but was sacked five times. Marshall Faulk finished with 55 yards on 20 carries. Arizona, Dallas, the New York Giants, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Washington had the week off. Packers 37, Bears 6 At Chicago, Brett Favre threw for four TDs, giving him 20 in six games, as Green Bay gained its most lopsided victory ever at Soldier Field. Favre completed 18 of 27 passes for 246 yards, and Antonio Freeman had seven catches for 146 yards. Don Beebe returned a kickoff 90 yards for another touchdown as the Packers beat the Bears for the fifth straight time. Chicago linebacker Bryan Cox mercilessly ripping his teammates for lacking heart and challenging the Bears organization to find better players. "We need to look ourselves in the mirror because some of us need to go see the wizard," Cox said after the loss. "We don't have a lot of heart." Asked what he meant, the linebacker began screaming: "Get some damn heart, like the lion in • the Wizard of Oz! Heart! Heart! Heart! Heart! See the wizard, get some heart!" He might not have known that it actually was the tin woodsman who wanted a heart, but he had an idea how the Bears could get some without seeing the wizard. "Search the waiver wire," Cox said. "This ain't college. If people are not doing their job, let's get out and get some people in who want to play." Seahawks 22, Dolphins 15 At Miami, John Friesz threw for The Associated Press Buffalo Bills kicker Steve Christie (2) celebrates his overtime field goal as the Bills stopped Indianapolis 16-13 Sunday. three touchdowns in his first start of the season and Seahawks coach Dennis Erickson had a victorious return to the city where he won two national championships in college. Friesz, replacing the benched Rick Mirer, threw TD passes of 65 and 51 yards to Joey Galloway as Seattle built a 14-3 lead, then connected on an 80-yarder with Brian Blades for the winning score with 2:03 left. Patriots 46, Ravens 38 At Baltimore, Drew Bledsoe threw for 310 yards and four touchdowns against a mistake- prone Ravens' secondary. Bledsoe was 7-for-7 for 104 yards and two touchdowns on New England's first two possessions of the second half as the Pats blew the game open. Two late Baltimore touchdowns got the Ravens close. Lions 28, Falcons 24 At Pontiac, Mich., Scott Mitchell threw for three scores and ran for another as Detroit held off winless Atlanta after building a 28-0 halftime lead. Jamal Anderson led the Falcons' comeback with three TD runs, but they came up short and fell to 0-5. The Lions have won 10 straight and 15 of 16 at the Silverdome. Vikings 14, Panthers 12 At Minneapolis, Cris Carter caught two short TD passes, Robert Smith ran for 102 yards and the Vikings forced six Carolina turnovers. Minnesota built a 14-0 lead before holding off Carolina's late rally. The Vikings are 5-1 for the first time since 1992, Dennis Green's first season as coach. Raiders 34, Jets 13 At East Rutherford, N.J., Jeff Hostetler threw three TD passes as Oakland beat the hapless Jets. The Raiders won for just the second time in 12 games, while the Jets fell to 0-6 for the first time in franchise history. New York also lost quarterback Neil O'Donnell for four to six weeks with a separated right shoulder. It was little solace for the Jets that Nick Lowery tied Jan Stenerud's NFL record for career field goals with 373. Lowery, a 17-year veteran, made a 24-yarder hi the third quarter to equal the record. 49ers 28, Rams 11 At St. Louis, backup quarterback Elvis Grbac threw three TD passes, two to reserve tight end Ted Popson, as San Francisco beat the Rams for the 13th straight time. Since Rich Brooks took over as Rams coach last season, the 49ers have outscored St. Louis 147-34 in four games. Saints 17, Jaguars 13 At New Orleans, the Saints won their first game of the season on Jim Everett's 6-yard TD pass to Torrance Small with 1:45 left. Jacksonville took a 13-10 lead with 5:15 remaining when Mike Hollis kicked a 19-yard field goal. But the Saints came back with the winning drive. Oilers 30, Bengals 27 (ot) At Cincinnati, Al Del Greco won it with a 49-yard field goal 7:07 into overtime. The Bengals had a chance to win in regulation, but Doug Pelfrey missed a 40-yard attempt as time expired. V PITTSBURGH-KANSAS CITY Bettis a chief concern for KG Steelers' bruising back has eclipsed 100-yard mark last three games By DOUG TUCKER The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — They remember Jerome Bettis in Kansas City. Do they ever. The Chiefs were 3-0 a couple of years ago when Bettis accompanied Los Angeles to Arrowhead Stadium and rushed 35 times for 132 yards, keying a 16-0 Rams win that turned out to be a pivotal loss for the Chiefs that year. "He whipped up on us pretty good," said cornerback Dale Carter. Now Bettis is back with a better team, leading the Pittsburgh Steel- ers (3-1) into Arrowhead for the Chiefs' only Monday night home game. Devising a defensive game plan was a snap. All the Chiefs had to do was dust off the film of his last visit and ponder what anr other huge day for the big man might mean. "If we stop him, we have a real good chance of winning," Carter said. "If we don't, if we just let him keep running north and south instead of turning him east and west, then we could be in for an- other long day like the last time he was here." Stopping the 245-pound Bettis will be no easy thing for the Chiefs (4-1), whose own running game has dropped off from last season. He's the AFC's second-leading rusher with 421 yards, averaging 5 yards a pop and running confidently behind a first-rate line. "They have good receivers, guys who can make plays," safety Brian Washington said. "But I don't think Pittsburgh's philosophy is to put it on the receivers. Their philosophy is run the ball, run the ball, run the ball, and play tight defense." Bettis, too, recalls his last trip to town. "It wasn't too bad," said the four-year veteran, who has flourished since the Steelers acquired him from the Rams. "I must say I had a pretty good game." Until he ran for 116 yards against Baltimore on Sept. 8, Bettis had gone 27 straight games without 100. But in the Steelers' 30-16 victory over Houston last week, he went over 100 for the third straight outing. "His career has been resurrected," Washington said. "I have a good offensive line and they're doing things to keep me from taking big hits," Bettis said. "They're keeping those big defensive linemen off me. All I'm doing is running into the safeties. It's an easier hit when you run into the safeties as opposed to getting hit by those big linemen." As a safety who knows his limitations, Washington can appreciate what Bettis is saying. "It's going to be a long night for any secondary when the ball is breaking through the line of scrimmage and that guy's getting 7-8 yards a carry," Washington said. "Maybe we can get in there before he gets into the secondary. That's the best thing you can do with a big back like that, get him before he gets started. Once he gets started, he's definitely a load to bring down." While the Chiefs figure Bettis is playing as well as he did in 1994, Bettis credits the Chiefs with getting better. "Back then they had just changed their defense and it was a learning period.for them," he said. "Now they're really comfortable with their defense and they're very aggressive. "I think it's pretty much going to be up to my offensive line. If they control the line of scrimmage, then we're going to be in for a big day." CHIEFS GAME CAPSULE A look at tonight's Kansas City Chiefs NFL game PITTSBURGH (3-1) AT KANSAS CITY (4-1) • LINE — Kansas City by 4. • RECORD VS. SPREAD — Steelers 3-1; Chiefs 2-3. • SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 13-5. • LAST TIME MET — Steelers beat Chiefs 27-3 in October 1992 at Arrowhead Stadium. • LAST WEEK — Steelers beat Oilers 30-16 at home. Chiefs lost first game 22-19 to Chargers on road. • STEELERS OFFENSE — RUSH (No. 2), PASS (No. 26), OVERALL (No. 12) WR Charles Johnson had three catches for 87 yards, including 62-yard touchdown reception. Steelers kicked field goals on all three trips inside 20-yard line. QB Mike Tomczak completed 15 of 28 passes for 202 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in win over Oilers. RB Jerome Bettis ran for 155 yards on 29 carries. • CHIEFS OFFENSE — RUSH (No. 21), PASS (No. 22), OVERALL (No. 23) WR Sean La Chapelle replaced Lake Dawson, who will miss remainder of season with knee injury. La Chapeile caught three passes for 56 yards last week. QB Steve Bono was 25-for-54 for 280 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in loss to Chargers. Rushing attack gained only 58 yards. • STEELERS DEFENSE — RUSH (No. 10), PASS (No. 3), OVERALL (No. 4) S Carnell Lake had eight solo tackles, three assists and a sack in win over Houston. Gave up only 269 yards of offense last week, 189 yards via passing game. • CHIEFS DEFENSE — RUSH (No. 18), PASS (No. 7), OVERALL (No. 8) LB Derrick Thomas has team-high six sacks. CB Dale Carter and S Mark Collins each have two interceptions, tops on club. Recovered three Chargers fumbles last week. • SPECIAL TEAMS — Chiefs K Pete Stoyanovich had game-tying field goal blocked last week with 28 seconds left.... Pittsburgh K Norm Johnson is 10-for- 10 on extra points and 8-for-10 on field goals this season. • STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Steelers have won last four meetings.... Pittsburgh coach Bill Cowher was defensive coordinator under Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer in Kansas City from 1989-1991.... Five of last six games between clubs have been decided by seven points or fewer.... Pittsburgh is 8-1 with Cowher on Monday Night Football. ... Tomczak is 7-2 in last nine starts.... Bettis has three straight 100-yard games.... Chiefs are 4-1 for third time in last four years.... Have won 11 consecutive home games and last six Monday night appearances in Kansas City.... Bono has never faced Steel- ers. ... Kansas City RB Marcus Allen needs one rushing touchdown for sole possession of second place on NFL career list.

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