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Josh Elliott
November 06, 2000
Morten Anderson is a lock for the Hall of Fame, but his days in Atlanta could be numbered. He kicked the game-winning 31-yard field goal in the Falcons' 13-12 victory over Carolina on Sunday, but earlier he had missed from 46 and 42 yards, and those misses drew harsh criticism from coach Dan Reeves. The 40-year-old Anderson made his first five kicks this season but is just 11 of 17 since. Another reason for Anderson, who is in the last year of his contract, to worry: Atlanta is the only team in the league with a kicker on its practice squad....
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November 06, 2000

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Morten Anderson is a lock for the Hall of Fame, but his days in Atlanta could be numbered. He kicked the game-winning 31-yard field goal in the Falcons' 13-12 victory over Carolina on Sunday, but earlier he had missed from 46 and 42 yards, and those misses drew harsh criticism from coach Dan Reeves. The 40-year-old Anderson made his first five kicks this season but is just 11 of 17 since. Another reason for Anderson, who is in the last year of his contract, to worry: Atlanta is the only team in the league with a kicker on its practice squad....

The Raiders' 15-13 defeat of the Chargers marked the fifth time this season that a team had won without scoring a touchdown....

Terrell Owens may be remembered best for his idiotic taunts on Sept 24 in Dallas, but the Niners wide-out is emerging as one of the NFL's top receivers. Against the Rams he caught eight passes for 115 yards and two scores. It was his fourth multiple-touchdown game of the season. In eight games he has 57 catches for 808 yards and 11 touchdowns....

The season-ending foot injury to running back Duce Staley continues to haunt the Eagles. In their 24-7 loss to the Giants, Philly running backs rushed a grand total of seven times for 15 yards, with only one attempt coming after half-time. Quarterback Donovan McNabb still isn't good enough to carry the team, which is exactly what Philly is asking of the second-year player by having him throw two thirds of the time....

At 3-5 the Cowboys are off to their worst start since 1990, the year after they traded Herschel Walker to the Vikings for a slew of draft picks and lesser players.

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