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Fire and ice

By ERNEST HOOPER

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 20, 2000


On fire

MARCUS JONES, DE -- With a team-record four sacks of Detroit quarterback Charlie Batch, Jones surpassed his career high of seven. Jones, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, also had a blocked field goal in the third quarter.

On ice

MIKE ALSTOTT, FB -- Not only did Alstott's first-half fumble lead to three points for Detroit, it appeared to deflate an emotionally-charged offense. He loses the ball once every 44 carries, the second-worst ratio in the NFL.

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