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Week 5

Several teams putting up offensive numbers

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Latest: Tuesday October 03, 2000 01:06 AM

  Randy Moss Randy Moss hauls in a 61-yard touchdown reception. Moss finished with 168 yards and three TDs on the day. AP

By B. Duane Cross, CNNSI.com

ATLANTA -- If you listen closely, the faint chant of NFL defensive coordinators can be heard: "Stop the insanity!"

St. Louis quarterback Kurt Warner continued his assault on the NFL record book, passing for 390 yards and four touchdowns as the Rams dismantled the San Diego Chargers 57-31. But Warner wasn't the only St. Louis QB throwing the rock Sunday. Trent Green also got in on the action, playing his first game since the 1999 preseason. He completed 3 of 4 passes for 75 yards and a TD.

Six receivers caught passes for the Rams, including three with 100-yard days: Isaac Bruce (167), Marshall Faulk (116) and Az-zahir Hakim (104).

However, of the four QBs who threw for 300-plus yards Sunday, Warner was the only one who chalked up a victory. Brian Griese, Jim Harbaugh and Brett Favre each hung an 'L' on the board.

Maybe the most impressive overall team offensive performance of the day was turned in by the Minnesota Vikings. Running back Robert Smith rambled for 134 yards and a touchdown, while receiver Randy Moss added 168 yards and three scores. For good measure, QB Daunte Culpepper was 17-of-29 passing for 269 yards and three TDs in the Vikings' 31-24 victory against the Detroit Lions.

Week 5 Leading Rushers
Player  Team  Vs.  Rush  Yards  TD 
Robert Smith  Minnesota  Detroit  16  134 
Eddie George  Tennessee  N.Y. Giants  35  125 
Emmitt Smith  Dallas  Carolina  24  132 
James Stewart  Detroit  Minnesota  20  123 
Corey Dillon  Cincinnati  Miami  22  110 
 
Week 5 Leading Receivers
Player  Team  Vs.  Rec.  Yards  TD 
Randy Moss  Minnesota  Detroit  168 
Isaac Bruce  St. Louis  San Diego  167 
Rod Smith  Denver  New England  13  160 
Derrick Alexander  Kansas City  Seattle  153 
Keenan McCardell  Jacksonville  Pittsburgh  11  137 
 
Week 5 Leading Passers
Player  Team  Vs.  Att.-Comp.  Yards  TD 
Kurt Warner  St. Louis  San Diego  24-30  390 
Brian Griese  Denver  New England  31-50  361 
Jim Harbaugh  San Diego  St. Louis  27-40  348 
Brett Favre  Green Bay  Chicago  31-48  333 
Donovan McNabb  Philadelphia  Atlanta  30-44  310 
 

 
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