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NFL SPOTLIGHT / WEEK 4

In Quotes

September 25, 2000

"I just remember getting hit, and laying on the ground, seeing stars. It was a pretty good shot, but I feel a lot better now."

AKILI SMITH

Bengal quarterback, on being sacked by Baltimore's Rob Burnett.

"I'm going to be short. You saw the game. Congratulations to the Ravens. They played a heck of a football game and we didn't play very well at all. I'll just leave it at that. Thanks."

BRUCE COSLET

Bengal coach, during his postgame news conference.

"We had a couple of turnovers, a couple of fumbles. I just couldn't understand why we couldn't get in the end zone or in field-goal range."

JEFF BLAKE

Saint quarterback, after 21-7 loss to Eagles.

ETC.

The Packers have held opponents without a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since 1936. . . . Baltimore set franchise records with fewest net yards allowed (94), fewest rushing yards allowed and fewest passing yardage (90). . . . Miami's Thurman Thomas had 37 rushing yards, giving him 12,009 and making him the ninth player in NFL history to surpass the 12,000-yard mark. . . . The Chargers have scored one touchdown or less in 35 of their last 52 games. . . . The Jets' eight-game regular-season winning streak is the second-longest in team history. New York won nine straight in 1986. . . . Raider kicker Sebastian Janikowski leads the AFC with six touchbacks. . . . Pittsburgh's Jerome Bettis gained 77 yards and moved past Hall of Famer Jim Taylor into 15th place on the career rushing list with 8,800. . . . Tennessee improved to 17-2 vs. the AFC Central since 1998. . . . The Bears have blocked seven of their opponents' last 29 field-goal attempts.

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