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Peter King
November 23, 1992
UP WAS DOWN
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November 23, 1992

The Nfl

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The ball was shipped to him by his family before Sunday's game. Zolak completed 20 of 29 throws for 261 yards and two touchdowns,

Shazam. What a Sunday.

STATS OF THE WEEK

•With 94 yards against the Steelers, Barry Sanders of the Lions now has out-rushed Gale Sayers, 5,051 yards to 4,956.

•Since losing their first 10 overtime games in franchise history, the Patriots have won live of them in a row.

•Kickers who play for teams located west of the Mississippi have made 247 of 247 extra-point attempts this season.

DISPATCHES

Packer rookie Terrell Buckley has questionable hands but unquestionable impudence. He has fumbled four of the 21 punts he has fielded this year but says he shouldn't be benched as Green Bay's return specialist. "Would you tell Joe Montana or Dan Marino to sit out for throwing consecutive interceptions?" asks Buckley....

A touching tribute to the late Jerome Brown, whose Eagle locker has been kept as he left it: When safety William Frizzell passed out cigars to all his teammates after the birth of a daughter last month, he placed one on the bench at Brown's locker—where it has remained untouched....

The last three players suspended for substance abuse have been Steelers—guard Terry Long and running back Tim Worley last year and Eric Green last week—which is surprising because Pittsburgh seems to be one of the league's more concerned organizations when it comes to the interests of its players....

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