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the buzz
David Fleming
November 08, 1999
1. He said/He said The Hail Mary that gave the Browns their first win, a 21-16 triumph over New Orleans, didn't come without a little help from the bumbling Saints, who used a timeout with 26 seconds left rather than run down the clock before attempting a go-ahead field goal. "The quarterback called a timeout," Saints coach Mike Ditka said of Billy Joe Tolliver. "Please ask him [why]." Replied Tolliver, "I was told to call a timeout."
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November 08, 1999

The Buzz

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1. He said/He said The Hail Mary that gave the Browns their first win, a 21-16 triumph over New Orleans, didn't come without a little help from the bumbling Saints, who used a timeout with 26 seconds left rather than run down the clock before attempting a go-ahead field goal. "The quarterback called a timeout," Saints coach Mike Ditka said of Billy Joe Tolliver. "Please ask him [why]." Replied Tolliver, "I was told to call a timeout."

2. Happy Days "Sorry I was late," Washington coach Norv Turner quipped at the start of his press conference after the Redskins' 48-22 win over the Bears. "I was meeting with Mr. Snyder." Turner was alluding to a 40-minute postgame "discussion" owner Daniel Snyder had with him after the Redskins lost to the Cowboys on Oct. 24.

3. Lionhearted Greg Hill carried 16 times for 123 yards in the Lions' 20-3 win over the Bucs, who entered the game ranked first in the league against the run (69.5-yard average yield) and hadn't allowed a 100-yard rushing performance. At 5-2, Detroit has matched its win total of last year.

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