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NFL SPOTLIGHT / WEEK 9

In Quotes

November 13, 2000

"I'm getting too old for all these highs and lows. It's like a roller coaster, and I don't even go on roller coasters with my kids anymore because of my heart."

TONY SIRAGUSA

Raven tackle, after a back-and-forth, 24-23 win over Tennessee.

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"He told me [I was the starter] and then he told you [reporters] another thing. And then he kind of clarified it, saying he didn't want to dump on the guy that's in there. And that made sense to me."

ROB JOHNSON

Bills' quarterback, on how he learned from Coach Wade Phillips that he would be the starter next week.

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"The passing game really hurt us today, but we can't point the finger at one person."

WILLIE ANDERSON

Bengal offensive lineman, sort of commenting on Akili Smith, who was only 10 for 25 for 68 yards--his fifth consecutive game with less than 100 yards passing and sixth in a row without a touchdown pass.

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Titan kicker Al Del Greco's missed extra point in the fourth quarter was his first since Nov. 7, 1993, when he missed his last attempt against the Seattle Seahawks. . . . In a 26-23 loss to the Eagles, the Steeler defense gave up their first touchdown in 21 quarters, the NFL's longest streak since the 1976 Steelers went 22 quarters without allowing a touchdown. . . . In holding James Allen to 87 yards rushing, Buffalo has not given up a 100-yard game in 11 consecutive outings. . . . The only good news for the Cincinnati offense in a 23-6 loss to Dallas was scoring its first points this season outside the state of Ohio. The Bengals were shut out in three of four previous road games, scoring only in a 12-3 victory in Cleveland.

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