Monday, September 22, 2003

Testaverde now 8th on passing yards list



The Associated Press

Vinny Testaverde started his third game for injured Jets quarterback Chad Pennington and moved into eighth place on the NFL career list with 40,300 yards passing. His 264 yards Sunday moved him past Johnny Unitas' 40,239. Joe Montana is seventh with 40,551.

• Tennessee held New Orleans to 23 yards rushing, the fewest allowed by the Titans since Nov. 23, 1997, when the then-Tennessee Oilers held Buffalo to 4 yards rushing.

• Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander joined his teammates at the end of the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams after the Boone County High grad's wife delivered a daughter Sunday.

• San Diego (0-3) has been outscored 88-37 this season. Including their second-half collapse last year, the Chargers have lost seven straight and 10 of 12.

• When Tony Banks entered the game Sunday, it was the first time in the Texans' 19-game history someone other than David Carr has played quarterback, a streak of 1,123 snaps. Banks went 7-of-11 for 51 yards.

• Giants kick returner Brian Mitchell moved ahead of Jerry Rice as the NFL's all-time leader in combined yards. Mitchell had 95 combined yards - 10 receiving and 85 on kickoff returns - giving him 22,379 total yards, passing Rice's total of 22,331.

• The Redskins (2-1) dug themselves in a hole against the Giants with a franchise-tying 17 penalties for 142 yards, including nine in the first half.

• Chargers wide receiver David Boston was back after missing last week's game with a bruised heel. He caught six passes for 91 yards, but refused to speak with reporters afterward.

• Laveranues Coles finished with 105 yards on seven catches, giving him three consecutive 100-yard games to start the season.

• Saints receiver Joe Horn had 17 catches in the first two games combined, but just one for 5 yards against Tennessee.

• Cardinals rookie Anquan Boldin caught five passes for 99 yards. Boldin set NFL records for most receptions in his first three games with 24 and most receiving yards with 378.

• Jacksonville's Fred Taylor had 17 carries for 126 yards, topping the 5,000-yard career mark, and became the first runner to gain more than 100 yards against the Colts defense in 15 games.




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