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John Walters
September 23, 1996
The 48-yard touchdown reception by Colts tight end Marcus Pollard that sparked Indianapolis's 25-24 upset of the Cowboys was Pollard's first catch since his senior year at Valley (Ala.) High. The 6'4", 257-pound Pollard played basketball at Bradley and spent most of his 1995 rookie season with Indianapolis on the practice squad....
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The 48-yard touchdown reception by Colts tight end Marcus Pollard that sparked Indianapolis's 25-24 upset of the Cowboys was Pollard's first catch since his senior year at Valley (Ala.) High. The 6'4", 257-pound Pollard played basketball at Bradley and spent most of his 1995 rookie season with Indianapolis on the practice squad....

With 23.0 yards per game, Cardinals rookie running back Leeland McElroy leads Arizona in rushing. This is how bad it has gotten for the Cardinals: In the first half of a 31-0 loss to the Patriots, New England had more first downs (18) than Arizona had offensive plays (15)....

Bears second-year punter Todd Sauerbrun, whose 37.8-yard gross average in '95 was the second worst in the NFL, now has the second-best average in the league, at 50.0, right behind the Bengals' Lee Johnson, at 50.2....

The last time the Packers began a nonstrike season 3-0 was in 1966, the year they won Super Bowl I. Green Bay's opponent in that game, the Chiefs, also began the '66 season with a 3-0 mark, as they have this year....

There are 179 players in the NFL who tip the scales at 300 pounds or more; 10 years ago there were eight....

The Eagles' Ricky Watters rushed for 153 yards in a 24-17 win over the Lions. Dating back to 1981, Philadelphia is 25-0-1 when one of its running backs rushes for 100 or more yards in a game, but 90-112-1 when one doesn't....

The most lethal quarterback-wideout touchdown combo since the beginning of the '94 season? The Bengals' Jeff Blake and Carl Pickens, who have combined for 26 TDs, two more than both the 49ers' Steve Young-Jerry Rice tandem and the Vikings' duo, Warren Moon and Cris Carter.

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