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James Stewart, Jaguars, became the fourth player in NFL history and the first since 1963 to rush for five touchdowns. All of the TDs were for less than 10 yards, and he finished with 102 yards on 15 carries in Jacksonville's 38-21 victory over Philadelphia. . . . Barry Sanders, Lions, ran for 215 yards and scored three touchdowns, two of them on 80- and 82-yard runs, in Detroit's 27-9 victory over Tampa Bay.

Dan Marino, Dolphins, threw for 372 yards and two touchdowns in Miami's 31-20 victory over the New York Jets. . . . Steve Young, 49ers, threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns in San Francisco's 30-10 rout of St. Louis. . . . Steve McNair, Oilers, threw for 199 yards and three TDs in Tennessee's 30-7 rout of Cincinnati.
Irving Fryar, Eagles, caught 10 passes for 124 yards and three touchdowns. . . . Herman Moore, Lions, had five catches for 120 yards.
Defensive end Chuck Smith, Falcons, tied a team record with five sacks in a 23-17 victory over New Orleans. . . . Percy Ellsworth, Giants, and Michael Booker, Falcons, had two interceptions apiece.

Special teams

San Francisco blocked a punt, leading to a field goal, and recovered two fumbles on kickoffs. Iheanyi Uwaezuoke had a hand in both fumbles on the kickoff returns, forcing the first and recovering the second.


Philadelphia rushed for 90 yards, the Eagles' first time under 100 this season. . . . Morten Andersen is 8 for 8 on field goals at the Superdome against New Orleans after leaving the Saints. . . . Barry Sanders moved ahead of Jim Brown into fourth place on the NFL's career rushing list.


Dan Marino has thrown 126 passes without an interception, a Miami Dolphins record. He broke the mark of 122 set by Bob Griese in 1967. . . . Atlanta's victory over New Orleans broke the Falcons' seven-game losing streak. . . . Eddie Murray set an NFL record with his 235th consecutive extra point conversion Sunday, breaking Tommy Davis' 32-year-old mark. He made two more later in the game to extend the mark to 237. . . . Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri has made 20 consecutive field goals dating to last season.


Carolina QB Steve Beuerlein suffered a sprained right knee against Minnesota and will undergo an MRI today. . . . Arizona QB Kent Graham had to be taken from the field on a cart after injuring his right ankle in the second quarter against the New York Giants.


Cincinnati has lost five straight after a season-opening victory. . . . Tampa Bay has lost two straight after a 5-0 start. . . . Chicago is 0-7 for the second time in its history. The Bears started 0-7 in 1969 on the way to a 1-13 finish.


Atlanta had 10 sacks against New Orleans, most in a single game in franchise history. The Falcons' previous high was nine against the Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants. . . . Chris Doleman, 49ers, beat Orlando Pace, Rams, the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, for two sacks. . . . Dan Marino was not sacked by the New York Jets and has gone down only four times this season. Meanwhile, the Dolphins had five sacks of Neil O'Donnell, with rookie Derrick Rodgers getting two.

So close

Winless Chicago pulled within one point of defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay by scoring a touchdown with 1:54 remaining. The Bears then went for two instead of trying to tie the game with an extra-point kick, but a pass from Erik Kramer sailed over Raymont Harris' head.


Cincinnati managed just 136 yards passing against Tennessee, which went into Sunday's game with the NFL's worst pass defense. . . . Ki-Jana Carter's fumble, recovered by Tennessee's Steve Tovar in the first quarter, was the first lost fumble by a Bengals running back this year. . . . Barry Sanders rushed for 215 yards against Tampa Bay after the Buccaneers held him to 20 earlier this year.

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