On Sunday, as 49er wideout Jerry Rice set the alltime record for receiving yards (he had 14,140 at the end of the Niner-Saint game), second-year Ram receiver Isaac Bruce continued his chase of the mark for most yards in a season. Bruce needs to average 101.1 yards per game to break the record held by Charley Hennigan, who had 1,746 yards in 1961 for the Oilers, who were then in the AFL. Though he was held all afternoon by Eagle defenders, Bruce caught nine passes for 105 yards in a 20-9 loss on Sunday. It was his fourth straight 100-yard game. "They were double-teaming me, and they were still holding," said Bruce. "I couldn't understand why." They do that to the great ones, Isaac.
Brown owner Art Modell is disappointed that the city of Cleveland isn't doing much to help him build a stadium, and he recently had talks with people interested in moving the Browns to Anaheim. Still, he will probably keep his team in Cleveland for the time being. The Bears, though, could move 22 miles southeast of Chicago, near Gary, Ind. One Bear insider thinks that CEO Mike McCaskey will move to a new, out-of-state stadium rather than agree to a city plan to radically refurbish Soldier Field.... Bill Parcells-coached teams have always won a few games each year with the play of special teams, but the Patriots are losing in part because of the kicking game. In Sunday's 20-17 overtime loss to Carolina, punter Pat O'Neill allowed Carolina to start drives at the Pats' 41, 49 and, in the extra period, 32.
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