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In Favor of Favre
Peter King
December 30, 1996
Packers star merits a second straight MVP award, Why so many coaches are getting axed, Best and worst of 1996
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December 30, 1996

In Favor Of Favre

Packers star merits a second straight MVP award, Why so many coaches are getting axed, Best and worst of 1996

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•Bengals cornerback Jimmy Spencer, who lopped off the tip of his left thumb with a kitchen knife in a Sept. 26 accident: "When I'm thirsty, I just ask someone to bring me water. When I eat steak, I have someone cut it for me. I don't go into kitchens anymore, and I don't touch knives anymore."

•Associated Press writer John Bonfatti to Bills coach Marv Levy, after Buffalo beat the Eagles 24-17 on Nov. 10: "What was the key to finding the offensive synchronicity today?" Levy, squinting in wonderment: "The what?"

Bargains

Kicker Chris Boniol scored 42% of the Cowboys' points (120 of 286), made a club-record 27 consecutive field goals, tied an NFL record with seven field goals in a 21-6 win over the Packers on Nov. 18 and was paid 0.5% of their salary-cap figure ($196,000 of $40.75 million)....

Jets wideout Wayne Chrebet, who has earned about $500,000 in his first two NFL seasons, set a league record for most receptions in the first two years of a career, with 150....

Third-year free safety Keith Lyle of the Rams (salary: $250,000) tied for the league lead in interceptions, with nine....

The Packers' Desmond Howard ($300,000) returned three punts for touchdowns.

The End Zone
Cardinals quarterback Boomer Esiason, on the death of former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle on Dec. 6: "Every person who makes his living by some connection to the NFL should thank Pete Rozelle for the money they make."

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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