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Around the NFC

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Published November 25, 2003

BEARS: Sunday's game was the first regular-season meeting between Chicago and Denver since Nov. 10, 1996, a 17-12 win by Denver.

CARDINALS: Anquan Boldin caught six passes for 123 yards to fall a yard shy of tying the league record for the quickest to 1,000 yards receiving by a rookie. ... Renaldo Hill left with a sprained ankle with six minutes remaining.

COWBOYS: Cornerback Terence Newman had an interception deep in Dallas territory overturned by replay. Roy Williams returned an interception to the Carolina 11 on the next play.

EAGLES: Todd Pinkston's 48-yard catch on the game's first play was his only reception and gave him more yards than he had in all but one game this season. ... Donovan McNabb's first pass gave him 13 straight completions since Nov. 16 against the Giants, tying Bobby Hoying's team record.

FALCONS: Receiver Terence Edwards, who signed as an undrafted free agent, played on offense for the first time but didn't have a catch. ... Warrick Dunn's 86-yard touchdown reception was his longest, surpassing a 68-yarder he had against Detroit in 1999 as a Buc.

49ERS: The team is 0-5 on the road for the first time since going 0-8 in 1979. ... Defensive tackle Bryant Young (right knee), cornerback Mike Rumph (left ankle), left tackle Travis Kirschke (left ankle), guard Ron Stone (aggravated left hamstring) and his replacement, Dwayne Ledford (right ankle), were hurt.

LIONS: Dre' Bly reaggravated a hamstring strain in the third quarter that cost him two games this month. Bly played sporadically but didn't finish.

PACKERS: Brett Favre's 10 completions were his fewest since Oct. 17, 1999. His 66-yard TD to Javon Walker was his longest completion of the season and Walker's longest of his career. ... Defensive tackle Kenny Peterson (right knee) and cornerback Al Harris (neck stinger) were injured. ... Ryan Longwell's 174th field goal broke Chris Jacke's club record.

PANTHERS: Carolina had the edge in rushing yards vs. Dallas at 75-65.

RAMS: Marshall Faulk had his second straight 100-yard rushing game. ... St. Louis has 32 turnovers this season, most in the league.

REDSKINS: Taylor Jacobs sprained his left knee in the second quarter. ... Tackle Chris Samuels sprained his right knee in the first half.

SAINTS: Cornerback Dale Carter left with a right quads injury in the first quarter and didn't return. Receiver/kick returner Michael Lewis left with a sprained right ankle in the third quarter and also didn't come back.

VIKINGS: Michael Bennett rushed 15 times for a season-high 73 yards. ... Brian Williams' three interceptions tied a team record.

[Last modified November 25, 2003, 02:06:38]


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