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© St. Petersburg Times, published October 10, 2000

BENGALS: Fans of the 0-5 team unfurled several banners criticizing general manager Mike Brown before the game, but the banners were removed before kickoff. ... Running back Corey Dillon moved into third place on the team's career rushing list with 3,746 yards, passing Harold Green.

BILLS: They allowed a season-high 120 yards rushing to the Dolphins. ... They are 0-3 against the East for the first time since 1987.

BRONCOS: Quarterback Brian Griese missed his first pass, then completed 11 straight before misfiring early in the second quarter. ... A 64-yard touchdown run by rookie running back KaRon Coleman on the next-to-last play of the third quarter was nullified by a holding penalty. ... Rookie Mike Anderson, who entered as the conference's leading rusher with 429 yards, gained 52 on 13 carries.

BROWNS: Rookie wide receiver Dennis Northcutt, a former University of Arizona standout, caught three passes for 67 yards against the Cardinals. ... Travis Prentice's three touchdowns were the most by a rookie running back this season.

CHARGERS: On the possession before they scored their only touchdown, they moved into position for a 34-yard field goal by the usually reliable John Carney, but his kick hit the left upright. That was the only field goal attempted in the game. ... Wide receiver Reggie Jones, filling in for the injured Curtis Conway, caught seven passes for 101 yards.

CHIEFS: They spent three weeks preparing for division foes San Diego, Denver and Seattle. Sunday, they return to action against their other rival, the Raiders. For now, they're using their bye week wisely: resting and healing. "They really need some space and some time away from here," coach Gunther Cunningham told the Kansas City Star. "I think they'll come back excited and rejuvenated."

COLTS: Quarterback Peyton Manning's 31 completions against the Patriots topped his personal best of 30, set against New England in 1998. His 54 passes matched his career high. ... Wide receiver Marvin Harrison had 13 catches for 159 yards, his second-biggest output in his five seasons.

DOLPHINS: They have been at or above .500 for 58 weeks, the longest streak in the NFL.

JAGUARS: The two-time defending Central champions have a three-game losing streak for the first time since 1996. ... They had 348 yards and got into Baltimore territory on eight of 15 possessions but scored 10 points. "I've lost some games in my time, but I've never lost one like that," coach Tom Coughlin said. "We just made some of the dumbest things I've ever seen happen."

JETS: Running back Curtis Martin lost a fumble in the third quarter, his first in 545 touches on a rush or reception. He had fumbled twice during the streak, dating to a 1998 playoff game at Denver, but he lost neither. ... They had won eight straight since last season.

PATRIOTS: They are 8-1 in their past nine against the Colts and 5-0 at home. ... Running backs Kevin Faulk (12-for-64) and J.R. Redmond (14-for-45) outrushed Colts star Edgerrin James by 34 yards.

RAIDERS: The last time they beat the 49ers was in 1991 in Los Angeles. ... Fullback Jon Ritchie did not play after emergency appendectomy surgery Sept. 30.

RAVENS: They failed to score a touchdown for the second straight game, managed 193 yards and gained more than 25 yards twice in 15 possessions.

SEAHAWKS: In his first start, quarterback Brock Huard finished 19-for-34 for 172 yards, but most of his success came in the second half with the game decided. "I think he did everything he was supposed to," receiver Sean Dawkins said. ... They entered with a league-low 19 penalties in four games, but they had 12 for 80 yards against the Panthers. ... They did not score on their opening drive for the first time in five games.

STEELERS: Their record against the Jets is 13-1. Their last meeting was in 1992, coach Bill Cowher's first season.

TITANS: Running back Eddie George, a former Ohio State star, has rushed for 884 yards in nine games against Cincinnati, his best total against any team. He has five 100-yard games against the Bengals; only Jerome Bettis (seven) and Earl Campbell (six) have more. ... Quarterback Steve McNair is 6-1 as a starter against the Bengals with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions.

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