Plays and replays



* Best day passing: Jim Everett, Los Angeles Rams, 31-50-2, 365 yards, 1 TD.

* Best day rushing: Earnest Byner, Washington, 28 carries, 121 yards.

* Best day receiving: Flipper Anderson, Los Angeles Rams, five catches, 123 yards.

* Longest touchdown passing: Stephone Paige, Kansas City, 49 pass from Steve DeBerg.

* Longest touchdown rushing: Gill Fenerty, New Orleans, 60 yards.

* Longest touchdown on return: Eric Metcalf, Cleveland, 101-yard kickoff return

* Longest field goal: Jason Staurovsky, New England, 49 yards.

K? * Most field goals: Bahr, New York Giants, 3 -- 36, 48, 18.

100-yard rushers

* Earnest Byner, Washington, 28 carries, 121 yards.

* Merrill Hoge, Pittsburgh, 19 carries, 117 yards.

* Lorenzo White, Houston, 18 carries, 116 yards.

Derrick Fenner, Seattle, 20 carries, 112 yards.

* Gill Fenerty, New Orleans, 10 carries, 104 yards.

100-yard receivers

* Willie Anderson, Los Angeles Rams, 5 catches, 123 yards.

* Henry Ellard, Los Angeles Rams, 5 catches, 107 yards.

* Ricky Proehl, Phoenix, 6 catches, 102 yards.

* Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 8 catches, 101 yards.

300-yard passers

* Jim Everett, Los Angeles Rams, 31-50-2, 365 yards, 1 TD

?3 * John Elway, Denver, 24-36-1, 328 yards, 2 TDs

Records, streaks and milestones

* Otis Anderson of the New York Giants became the eighth player in NFL history to rush for more than 10,000 yards. He now has 10,012. Walter Payton, retired from the Chicago Bears, leads with 16,726. Others on the list are Tony Dorsett, Jim Brown, Franco Harris, Eric Dickerson, John Riggins and O.J. Simpson.

* The Minnesota Vikings have fallen eight straight times outdoors.

* Andre Reed set a Buffalo record for career touchdown receptions with 37. Two catches yesterday broke the record he shared with Elbert Dubenion.

* Bruce Smith also set a Buffalo record with 19 sacks this season. Four yesterday broke his own record of 15.

* Houston set a team record by scoring 58 points against Cleveland, and the 45 points in the first half were the third most in NFL history.

* The 58 points were the most scored in a regular-season game against the Browns. Cleveland has allowed 380 points this season, another franchise record.

* The Browns, losers of eight in a row, have allowed 30 or more points five straight weeks.

* Albert Bentley of Indianapolis extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one reception to 31 games in the first quarter. The catch was his 53rd of the season, a career high. Bentley's second catch of the game gave the six-year veteran a single-season high for receiving yardage, topping the mark of 525 he posted last year. He had five receptions for 30 yards, bringing his season totals to 57 for 551 yards.

* Top draft pick Jeff George moved into second place on the Colts' list for completions and passing attempts by a rookie. He topped marks set by George Shaw in 1955, bringing his totals for the season to 128 of 244 attempts for 1,466 yards. He needs to pass for 121 more yards to pass Shaw for the No. 2 spot for passing yardage by a rookie.

Jack Trudeau set club records in each category in 1986, completing 204 of 417 attempts for 2,225 yards.

* The Colts' Rohn Stark, seeking his fourth NFL punting title, had a 61-yarder that was downed on the 1 in the final quarter. Stark, who went into the game second in the league by one-tenth of a yard, with a 43.6 average, had a 46.5 average on six punts.

* Pittsburgh's Chuck Noll became the fifth NFL coach to win 200 games when the Steelers beat the New England Patriots. He joins George Halas, Tom Landry, Don Shula and Curley Lambeau. Noll is the only coach to win four Super Bowls.

* Andre Rison of the Atlanta Falcons, had three catches for 65 yards and went over 1,000 yards. He has 71 receptions for 1,059 yards on the season.

* The 49ers beat Cincinnati for their 17th consecutive victory on the road, extending their NFL record.

* The Patriots (1-12) have lost a club-record 11 straight. They have allowed an opposing back 100 yards rushing seven straight games.

* When Denver fell to Kansas City, it was the eighth time this year the Broncos have lost after leading at halftime.


* Safety Rickey Dixon of the Cincinnati Bengals, broke his right leg against San Francisco.

Manley doesn't tackle, he speaks

"I feel grateful to be back where I belong," said defensive end Dexter Manley, who played only in passing situations in his return to action with the Phoenix Cardinals after his NFL suspension for a third drug offense was lifted. Manley, a former Washington Redskin, was released by the Redskins on his reinstatement and signed by the Cardinals.

Manley made his first appearance with just under six minutes left in the first period.

"He was like a racehorse before the game," Phoenix coach Joe Bugel said. "He wanted to get some snaps and we wanted to get him in the game as soon as possible.

"I'm just glad he played. He's sitting in his locker right now, and feels he accomplished something."

Manley, 31, who had 87 sacks in eight seasons with the Washington Redskins, didn't get any Sunday, nor was he credited with any tackles.

"I felt like I was a little rusty." he said. "At times I played good and it was exciting. I thought I hustled well, although I didn't play all that well.

, "I'm just happy to be back."

@A Greene view of Noll

Assistant coach Joe Greene was the first player Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Noll drafted when he took over the Steelers in 1969. Noll inherited a 2-11-1 team from Bill Austin and promptly went 1-13, losing every game after the opener. Despite the failure, Noll stuck to his rebuilding program and had the Steelers in the playoffs in 1972 and in the first of their four victorious Super Bowls in 1974.

"The thing I wondered at first was why Chuck didn't yell and scream at us when we made so many mistakes," Greene said. "Later I realized that when things are going bad, the head coach is the last one who should yell and scream.

"Chuck is very steady. If you interview him in September, then come back in July and interview him again, he'll give you the same damn answers. He's a special guy. He doesn't allow himself to get caught up in a lot of things he can't change."

Noll's tenure in the longest of any current coach in the NFL with one team.

An example for his players

All season, Bill Parcells has asked the New York Giants' walking wounded to play hurt. Yesterday, he did the same himself after spending Saturday night in a hospital with kidney stones.

"When you give those bumps-and-bruises guys the message that we need you today and not in three weeks, you'd better do the same yourself," said Parcells, who checked himself back into Morristown Memorial Hospital after his team's 23-15 victory over Minnesota.

He said he would remain there "a day or two."

Ron Ehrhardt, the Giants' offensive coordinator, said Parcells was stricken before a coaches meeting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and checked himself into the hospital.

He was let out yesterday morning on what Betty Mills, a nursing supervisor at the hospital, called "a pass to go to the game."

Parcells didn't come out for his team's pre-game warmump but spent the entire game on the sideline, at one point getting into a spirited discussion with officials after a fumble by Minnesota's Rich Gannon went out of bounds 12 yards from where it was lost.

"It wasn't an argument," he said after the game, his facing appearing drawn and pale. "I just wanted to make sure they knew the rules and didn't give them the extra yardage on the fumble."

Parcells' presence had a clear effect on his players.

"He's our leader. He's like a father," linebacker Johnie Cooks said. "When you don't have your leader, you don't know which way to go."

"I don't think they told everybody about it," fullback Maurice Carthon said. "They told me and told me to keep it quiet. I saw him this morning and he was hurting. But he said all week that guys who are hurting have to come back. He came out and

proved that.

They said it

* David Fulcher, Bengals, on incidents in a 20-17 loss to the 49ers. "When the play was over, this guy was out there punching me in the back, holding me and stepping on my feet. It's the stuff that's pretty stupid.

"Those guys do things that people don't see, as far as punching and trying to stick you in the eye. They're cheap-shot artists. I'm assuming people are looking past all their cheap shots because ofhow good they are."

* Coach Marty Schottenheimer of Kansas City, on finally beating the Broncos after going 0-6 against them as coach at Cleveland and Kansas City. "It has nothing to do with the personal thing. Personal things don't mean a lot in this game."

But linebacker Dino Hackett disagreed, saying, "There was nothing said, but you could sense all week that this was a special one, and you know why it was special."

* Coach Jim Mora of the 6-7 Saints said, "We're not quite ready for that hearse. Some people have tried to bury us for about the last eight or nine games."

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