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Donnell Bennett, Chiefs, ran for three touchdowns in Kansas City's 24-21 victory over Philadelphia. . . . Lamar Smith, Saints, rushed for a career-high 157 yards in a 19-13 overtime win over Indianapolis. . . . Terrell Davis, Broncos, rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown in a 38-16 rout of Washington. . . . Jerome Bettis, Steelers, ran for 138 yards in a 13-10 victory over Seattle.

Brett Favre, Packers, threw for 388 yards and five touchdowns to rally Green Bay over Carolina, 37-30. . . . Steve Young, 49ers, completed 28 of 39 passes for 387 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-20 win over Atlanta. . . . Erik Kramer, Bears, was 25-of-29 for 372 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-28 loss to Minnesota. . . . Randall Cunningham, Vikings, threw four TD passes in a 31-28 win over Chicago.

Jerry Rice, 49ers, had eight catches for 162 yards and two TDs in San Francisco's win over the Falcons. . . . Yancey Thigpen, Oilers, caught six passes for 102 yards and two TDs in their 27-22 loss to Jacksonville. . . . Joey Galloway, Seahawks, had seven receptions for 139 yards in the loss to Pittsburgh. . . . Bobby Engram, Bears, caught six passes for 123 yards and two scores in the loss to the Vikings.

Percy Ellsworth, Giants, had two interceptions and returned one 20 yards for a touchdown in New York's win over San Diego. . . . Chris Doleman, 49ers, had 2 1/2 of his team's seven sacks in the 49ers' victory over Atlanta.


Carolina linebacker Jeff Brady intercepted two passes by Brett Favre in the Panthers' loss to Green Bay. . . . Eric Turner picked off a pass by Jason Garrett with 1:31 left to clinch Oakland's 13-12 victory over Dallas. . . . San Francisco's Zack Bronson picked off two passes in the 49ers' win over Atlanta.


When Mark McGwire hit his 69th homer at Busch Stadium, it led to a 5-yard penalty against the St. Louis Rams a few blocks away. When fans watching the Cardinals-Rams game at the Trans World Dome heard about McGwire's homer, the cheers seemed to disrupt the Rams' play calling, leading to an illegal motion penalty.

Super start

The Packers are off to their first 4-0 start since 1966; they went on to win the Super Bowl that season.

Sorry start

The Eagles are 0-4 for the first time since 1972.


New Orleans sacked Peyton Manning four times in beating Indianapolis in overtime. . . . Jacksonville had five sacks in the Jaguars' win over the Oilers.


The Rams lost their eighth straight home game, 20-17 to the Cardinals. . . . The Broncos extended their winning streak to nine with their win over Washington. . . . Carolina lost its fifth in a row, this time to Green Bay. . . . Kansas City's win over Philadelphia was its ninth straight against an NFC opponent. . . . Atlanta lost its seventh straight at San Francisco.


Seattle, which was leading the AFC with 158 yards rushing per game, was held to 61 by Pittsburgh.


Arizona scored 14 points in a 50-second span of the second quarter in its win over St. Louis.


Carolina guard Matt Campbell sprained his left knee against Green Bay and is expected to miss 5-6 weeks. . . . New Orleans linebacker Kevin Mitchell dislocated his left shoulder against Indianapolis. . . . Jacksonville cornerback Dave Thomas strained his hamstring against Tennessee and didn't return. . . . Arizona guard Chris Dishman sprained his neck against St. Louis and didn't return. . . . Chicago cornerback Tom Carter broke his left collarbone against Minnesota and will be out 8-10 weeks. Bears receiver Curtis Conway left in the first quarter with a strained groin, and is listed as day-to-day. . . . Seahawks linebacker James Logan broke his arm against Pittsburgh.

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