The best and worst from yesterday's games:


Broncos' Davis Injures Knee

Broncos RB Terrell Davis injured his right knee against the Jets and the team feared the worst -- a possible torn ligament that could end his season. While the severity of the injury wasn't immediately known, Broncos Coach Mike Shanahan said it looked as if Davis might have torn his anterior cruciate ligament.

"When it happened, they said there was some looseness in his knee," Shanahan said. "We're going to keep our fingers crossed that it's not an ACL. But at this time it looks like it could be."

Davis is scheduled to undergo tests today. A ruptured anterior cruciate ligament would mean his season is over. A partially torn ACL would sideline Davis for at least several weeks. ...

Buccaneers DT Warren Sapp, who anchors the NFL's best defense, missed the game with the Vikings because of a broken left hand. ... Chargers WR Jeff Graham suffered a concussion and CB Charles Dimry left with a sprained right knee. ... Jaguars RB Fred Taylor reinjured his hamstring and sat out the second half against the Steelers. ... Jets CB Otis Smith fractured his left shoulder.

Quarterbacks Hit Hard

It was a tough day for quarterbacks around the league. Saints QB Billy Joe Hobert, driven off the field after being hit in the head twice on a touchdown run, suffered a neck sprain and cervical "stinger." X-rays were negative, and Hobert will be re-evaluated today. ... The Falcons, already playing without starting QB Chris Chandler, lost backup Tony Graziani to a concussion in the second quarter against the Ravens. Chargers QB Jim Harbaugh left the game against the Chiefs with a bruised right elbow.

Up and Down

Super Bowl champion Denver and NFC champion Atlanta are a combined 0-8. ... Philadelphia is 0-18-1 in its last 19 road games. ... San Francisco's 24-22 victory over New Orleans was the 49ers' 19th straight at home. ... Pittsburgh lost its first two home games in a season for the first time since 1986. ... Dallas has eight straight victories after bye weeks.

Battle of the Bad

The Giants had five turnovers in their 16-15 win over the Eagles, who scored all their points off Giants' mistakes, but remained winless. Philadelphia recovered only two of the Giants' six fumbles and has gone 47 consecutive series without an offensive touchdown.



Games lost this decade by the Bengals, who are the first team to reach that mark in the 1990s. The Rams, off to a 3-0 start after their victory over Cincinnati, have 99 losses.


Interceptions this season for Cardinals QB Jake Plummer, who had three against the Cowboys and is tops in the league in that category.


Touchdowns by the Steelers in the last seven games, dating from last year, under the direction of QB Kordell Stewart. Also the number of safeties the Jaguars recorded yesterday by sacking Stewart twice late in the game.