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NFL SPOTLIGHT / WEEK 3

Two-Minute Drill

September 18, 2000

at St. LOUIS 41, SAN FRANCISCO 24

Steve Mariucci got mad when asked about 49er quarterback controversy. OK, coach, here's something that's not debatable: Your defense stinks.

at SEATTLE 20, NEW ORLEANS 10

Sounds strange, but the Saints are absolutely thrilled they're in the same division as the 49ers.

at CLEVELAND 23, PITTSBURGH 20

The Browns won a home game. "Oh, my goodness," Brown linebacker Wali Rainer said. "We did it." Yeah, it's about time.

JACKSONVILLE 13, at CINCINNATI 0

After the victory, Jacksonville linebacker Hardy Nickerson said: "There are no pushovers in this league." What about the teams in previous comment?

ATLANTA 15, at CAROLINA 10

Panthers have not been over .500 since 1997. Is there hope? "I'm just as befuddled as everybody," Carolina Coach George Seifert said.

at GREEN BAY 6, PHILADELPHIA 3

Eagle quarterback Donovan McNabb is staying upbeat. "A positive is that I got to watch Brett Favre," he said. Great. Favre had three passes intercepted.

TAMPA BAY 31, at DETROIT 10

"I apologize to our fans--they deserve better than that," Lion Coach Bobby Ross said. Hey, at least your guys finally scored an offensive touchdown.

DENVER 33, at OAKLAND 24

Commitment to Bad Personnel Decisions. Raider reject Joe Nedney kicked four field goals for Broncos. Raiders have not beaten Denver since 1997.

at KANSAS CITY 42, SAN DIEGO 10

Charger offense is lost cause and defense appears to be same after making Elvis Grbac look better than Hall of Famer Len Dawson.

MINNESOTA 21, at NEW ENGLAND 13

Wonder if winless Bill Belichick might have second thoughts about bolting from the job he had with the New York Jets?.

NEW YORK GIANTS 14, at CHICAGO 7

The Bears are 0-3 for the third time in four years, with Cade McNown having them parked in the NFC Central cellar.

at NEW YORK JETS 27, BUFFALO BILLS 14

A defensive back helped beat the Bills with a touchdown reception. What happens when they play Keyshawn Johnson next week at Tampa Bay?

at MIAMI 19, BALTIMORE 6

Halftime ceremony honoring Dan Marino was on its way to being washed out because of heavy rain.

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