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PRO FOOTBALL SPOTLIGHT

Noteworthy

September 30, 1996

Jerome Bettis is the first Steeler running back since Barry Foster in 1992 to rush for 100 yards in three consecutive games. Foster had 12 100-yard games that season.

Kansas City's 22-19 loss to San Diego ended a streak of 12 victories against AFC West teams. The longest inter-division streaks in history:

--15, Miami, AFC East, 1972-73

--14, Dallas, NFC East, 1993-94

--13, Oakland, AFC West, 1975-77

--12, Chicago, AFC Central, 1986-87

--12, Kansas City, AFC West, 1994-96

Eddie Kennison's 66-yard punt return for a touchdown was the first by a Ram since Robert Bailey ran one back 103 yards in a 37-34 loss to New Orleans on Oct. 23, 1994.

Donnell Woolford's two interceptions give him 29 for his career, good for third on the Bears' all-time list behind Gary Fencik (38) and Richie Petitbon (37).

Atlanta quarterback Bobby Hebert surpassed 30,000 yards passing in 15 seasons. With his 206 yards Sunday, Hebert has thrown for 18,886 yards in 11 NFL seasons. He also threw for 11,137 yards in four years in the USFL for a combined total of 30,023.

Chicago's comeback from a 14-point deficit was its largest in 140 games dating back to 1987. That day the Bears beat Kansas City, 31-28, after trailing, 28-14.

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