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NFL SPOTLIGHT / WEEK 3

In Quotes

September 18, 2000

"It's the 49er changeup. It's not the old 17-0, same old sorry Rams. The 49ers have got to take it."

KEITH LYLE

St. Louis safety after Rams beat winless San Francisco for the third consecutive time after losing 17 previous times in the series.

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"That clock doesn't tick fast enough. It seemed like an eternity."

TIM COUCH

Cleveland quarterback after the Browns held off Steelers for their first home victory.

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"We were still up 11 points at the time. They still were three scores away from us and you just knew that wasn't going to happen."

WARREN SAPP

Tampa Bay defensive lineman about Detroit's chances of a comeback after trailing, 21-10, at halftime.

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"It's a good way to start my career with the Broncos."

JOE NEDNEY

Bronco kicker after his four field goals helped beat the Raiders, who cut him late in preseason.

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The Cleveland Browns honored their 14 Hall of Famers at halftime. Nine of the 11 living players were present, including Jim Brown, Otto Graham and Paul Warfield. . . . Kansas City quarterback Elvis Grbac passed for five touchdowns, the first Chief quarterback to accomplish the feat since Len Dawson in 1967 . . . Jerry Rice caught three passes for 44 yards in the 49ers' loss to St. Louis, extending his NFL record to 212 consecutive games with at least one reception.

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