The Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs engaged in a strange sequence midway through the fourth quarter. Cleveland had a fourth-and-one at midfield and decided to go for it. Kansas City called a timeout, because it had its special teams unit on the field. The Browns sent their punting unit on the field, and the Chiefs had to switch personnel again. Then the Browns were flagged for a false start.
You call this a crowd?
The Seattle Seahawks played before the smallest non-strike crowd in their 19-year history. There were 37,466 at the Kingdome and 17,234 no-shows. The previous smallest non-strike crowd was 45,737 for a Dec. 19, 1993 game with Phoenix. . . . In rainy Kansas City, there were 10,194 no-shows. . . . In Los Angeles, 41,722 were in the Coliseum to see the Raiders,
but there were just 1,358 no-shows.
So much for perfection
Green Bay Packers kicker Chris Jacke had an extra point blocked for the first time in his six-year career. Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Oliver Barnett got a hand on the Packers' first extra-point attempt of the game -- in the second quarter.
In his previous 10 games against the Chicago Bears, Detroit's Barry Sanders rushed for more than 100 yards five times. His low was 61 yards in 1990 until Chicago held him to 42 yards yesterday. He rushed for 167 yards in this season's first meeting, won 21-16 by Detroit.
Sweet home on the road
The Colts are having remarkable success at Riverfront Stadium, where they haven't lost since 1980. They won, 34-31, in 1983 -- when they were still the Baltimore Colts -- and have won five straight over the past six years. Their only recent year without a win there was 1991, when the teams didn't play.
Streaks and other numbers
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Warren Moon had two touchdown passes, giving him 210 and moving him into 14th place on the all-time list, one ahead of Jim Hart. Moon's 400 yards also made him the first Minnesota quarterback to have two 400-yard games in a season. . . . The Dallas Cowboys have won 13 straight against NFC East teams. . . . The last time the Arizona Cardinals won a game without scoring a touchdown was Nov. 27, 1966, a 6-3 victory over Pittsburgh. . . . The Seahawks broke a six-game losing streak and handed the Buccaneers their sixth loss in a row to clinch Tampa Bay's 12th consecutive losing season. . . . Colts rookie Marshall Faulk was held to 28 yards on 16 carries, his lowest rushing total. . . . Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson, the only player chosen ahead of Faulk in last April's draft, had a career game with five tackles and two assists. . . . The Lions ran 36 plays to the Bears' 76 and had the ball for just 15:48 in a 20-10 loss. Detroit had no rushing first downs. . . . The New England Patriots, who began the day with the NFL's worst pass defense, had five sacks, 3 1/2 by Chris Slade. . . . Atlanta Falcons tackle Mike Kenn tied Jeff Van Note's club record when he played in his 246th game. He also moved into a seventh-place tie with Fran Tarkenton on the NFL list. . . . The New Orleans Saints allowed nine sacks in their first 10 games, but gave up four to the Los Angeles Raiders. . . . New Orleans' last four games have been decided by a total of 10 points.
Art Monk update
New York Jets receiver Art Monk was in danger of having his streak of consecutive games with a catch stopped at 174 until his 14-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter. Boomer Esiason rarely had thrown Monk's way, and Monk's only previous catch was nullified by a penalty. Monk is chasing Steve Largent's record of 177 games.