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Week 12

Carter, George, Dishman turn in top performances

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Posted: Monday November 29, 1999 12:20 PM

  Cris Carter caught 11 passes for 136 yards and two TDs. AP

By David Lundy, CNN/SI

ATLANTA (CNN/SI) -- Cris Carter, arguably the best receiver in the NFL, turned in another top-notch performance Sunday. Carter caught 11 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns in the Minnesota Vikings' 35-27 win over the San Diego Chargers, and he became only the fourth player in NFL history to move past the 900-career-catch mark.

As is usually the case, the quarterback flinging the ball to Carter also had a big day. The Vikings' Jeff George passed for four touchdowns, amassing 363 yards as he connected on 28 of 43 attempts.

On the losing side, Jim Harbaugh of the Chargers put up some big statistics, throwing for 404 yards. But he only got in the end zone once as he completed 25 of 39 attempts for a 64 percent completion percentage.

In the ground game, four rushers gained more than 100 yards. At the top of the list is Corey Dillon, who helped the Cincinnati Bengals control the ball in the Bengals' upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers, carrying 23 times for 120 yards. Eddie George turned in another top performance for the Tennessee Titans, scoring two touchdowns as he rushed 26 times for 113 yards in the Titans' victory over the Cleveland Browns.

A defensive player got in on the touchdown action this week. Cornerback Chris Dishman of the Chiefs hit pay dirt twice in Kansas City's win over the Chargers, returning an interception 47 yards for a score in the second quarter and picking up a fumble for a 40-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Here are the top performers:

Top Rushing Performances

Corey Dillon, Bengals vs. Steelers, 23 carries, 120 yards
Eddie George, Titans vs. Browns, 26 carries, 113 yards, 2 TD
Robert Smith, Vikings vs. Chargers, 20 carries, 104 yards
Emmitt Smith, Cowboys vs. Dolphins, 31 carries, 103 yards
Marshall Faulk, Rams vs. Saints, 18 carries, 102 yards, 2 TD
Tim Biakabutuka, Panthers vs. Falcons, 31 carries, 94 yards, TD
Curtis Martin, Jets vs. Colts, 19 carries, 83 yards
Jerome Bettis, Steelers vs. Bengals, 22 carries, 81 yards
Edgerrin James, Colts vs. Jets, 24 carries, 74 yards

Top Receiving Performances

Jeff Graham, Chargers vs. Vikings, 6 catches, 141 yards
Cris Carter, Vikings vs. Chargers, 11 catches, 136 yards, 2 TD
Donald Hayes, Panthers vs. Falcons, 5 catches, 133 yards, TD
Jimmy Smith, Jaguars vs. Ravens, 10 catches, 132 yards, 1 TD
Randy Moss, Vikings vs. Chargers, 7 catches, 127 yards, TD
Raghib Ismail, Cowboys vs. Dolphins, 5 catches, 125 yards, TD
Darnay Scott, Bengals vs. Steelers, 4 catches, 123 yards, TD
Andre Hastings, Saints vs. Rams, 9 catches, 113 yards
Rob Moore, Cardinals vs. Giants, 7 catches, 102 yards, TD
Tim Dwight, Falcons vs. Panthers, 5 catches, 102 yards
Keenan McCardell, Jaguars vs. Ravens, 8 catches, 102 yards, TD
Terance Mathis, Falcons vs. Panthers, 9 catches, 98 yards, TD

Top Passing Performances

Jim Harbaugh, Chargers vs. Vikings, 25 of 39 for 404 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Jeff George, Vikings vs. Chargers, 28 of 43 for 363 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT
Mark Brunell, Jaguars vs. Ravens, 27 of 47 for 338 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Chris Chandler, Falcons vs. Panthers, 24 of 42 for 315 yards, 4 TD
Gus Frerotte, Lions vs. Bears, 29 of 42 for 309 yards, 2 TD
Kerry Collins, Giants vs. Cardinals, 22 of 45 for 298 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT
Mike Tomczak, Steelers vs. Bengals, 19 of 35 for 264 yards, 2 TD
Steve Beuerlein, Panthers vs. Falcons, 18 of 27 for 262 yards, 3 TD
Tim Couch, Browns vs. Titans, 19 of 35 for 261 yards, 2 TD
Billy Joe Hobert, Saints vs. Rams, 23 of 41 for 254 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT
Jeff Blake, Bengals vs. Steelers, 15 of 28 for 241 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Troy Aikman, Cowboys vs. Dolphins, 16 of 29 for 232 yards, 1 TD
Rich Gannon, Raiders vs. Chiefs, 19 of 29 for 232 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Elvis Grbac, Chiefs vs. Raiders, 18 of 27 for 226 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT


 
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