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PRO FOOTBALL SPOTLIGHT

Noteworthy

November 04, 1996

49er Jerry Rice, already the most prolific receiver in history, became the first player with 1,000 career receptions. Art Monk, who retired last year, is second on the career list with 940 catches.

--Brett Favre tied Lynn Dickey for second place on the Packers' career touchdown list with 133, trailing only Bart Starr, who finished with 152.

--With 159 kickoff return yards, Dallas' Herschel Walker moved past Tony Dorsett for fourth on the NFL's career net yardage list with 16,461. He has 8,134 yards rushing, 4,690 receiving and 3,637 in return yards.

--The San Francisco 49ers are on pace for their 16th consecutive season of giving up fewer than 300 points. The longest season streaks since the 16-game schedule began in 1978:

San Francisco: 15 (1981-95)

Kansas City: 7 (1989-95)

Philadelphia: 5 (1978-82)

--Fifteen quarterbacks have started every game this season. Thirteen started every game in 1995, up from seven in 1994 and 1993.

--Compiled by HOUSTON MITCHELL

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