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Posted: Thursday November 02, 2000 10:18 AM

2000 AFC Midseason Projections
Team  Looking Ahead 
Baltimore  The Ravens' defense has allowed 98 points, projecting to 174 -- which would be the NFL's fewest since the institution of the 16-game season in 1978 ... K Matt Stover has 23 field goals, on pace for an NFL-record 41. 
Buffalo  WR Eric Moulds has 59 catches for 832 yards, putting him on pace for club records with 118 catches for 1,664 yards ... K Steve Christie has 67 points, projecting to 134 points -- which would be his third consecutive 100-point season. 
Cincinnati  RB Corey Dillon has 738 rushing yards, which projects to a club-record 1,476 yards. Dillon can also become the 10th player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first four seasons. 
Cleveland  RB Travis Prentice has five touchdowns, projecting to nine -- one shy of the club rookie mark set by three players ... DE Courtney Brown has five sacks and is on pace for a club rookie-record nine. 
Denver  QB Brian Griese has 16 touchdown passes, putting him on pace for a club-record 32 ... RB Mike Anderson has 676 rushing yards, on pace for 1,352, which would be a Broncos rookie record. 
Indianapolis  QB Peyton Manning is on pace for 4,876 yards, RB Edgerrin James projects to 1,842 yards, and WR Marvin Harrison is on target for an NFL-record 1,924 receiving yards (and NFL-record 14 100s), which would make the Colts the first team in NFL history with a 4,000-yard passer and a 1,500-yard rusher and receiver in consecutive seasons. 
Jacksonville  QB Mark Brunell has 2,094 yards, on pace for his second consecutive 3,000-yard season (3,723). 
Kansas City  WR Derrick Alexander and TE Tony Gonzalez have 672 and 572 receiving yards, respectively, projecting to 1,344 and 1,144 yards, which would be the first dual 1,000s in one season for Kansas City. 
Miami  RB Lamar Smith has 631 yards and is on schedule for a club-record 1,262 yards. The Dolphins have rushed for 1,052 yards, projecting to 2,104 -- the most in club history since 1983 (2,150). 
New England  QB Drew Bledsoe has 1,648 passing yards, projecting to 3,296 and his seventh consecutive 3,000-yard season ... WR Troy Brown leads the AFC with a 16.9 punt-return average and would be the first Patriot since 1985 to lead the conference in the category (Irving Fryar, NFL-high 14.1). 
N.Y. Jets  RB Curtis Martin has 644 rushing yards, on pace for 1,288. With 1,000 yards, Martin would become the third player to reach the mark in each of his first six seasons (Eric Dickerson, Barry Sanders). 
Oakland  RB Tyrone Wheatley has seven touchdowns, putting him on target for a career-high 14 touchdowns ... Rookie K Sebastian Janikowski has 63 points, projecting to 126 -- second-most in Raiders history. 
Pittsburgh  RB Jerome Bettis has 693 rushing yards, projecting to 1,386. It would be his fifth consecutive 1,000-yard season ... The Steelers have allowed 84 points, on pace for 168, the fewest in the NFL in a 16-game season. 
San Diego  TE Freddie Jones has 40 catches for 422 yards, on schedule for career highs of 80 and 844. 
Seattle  RB Ricky Watters has 889 scrimmage yards, projecting to his seventh-consecutive 1,500-yard season (1,580). 
Tennessee  RB Eddie George's 739 rushing yards are on pace for 1,478. He would become the second player in NFL history to rush for 1,200 yards in each of his first five seasons (Eric Dickerson). 
 

 
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