George: My Number I accomplishment. When I left Ohio State, I needed 20 credits for my degree in landscape architecture. My last class was an independent study in horticulture. I had to draw 70 plants around Tennessee, name them and classify them.
SI: Terry Glenn.
George: Major enigma. He could be one of the great receivers of all time. I pray that he can somehow get out of his difficult situations.
SI: Favorite meal.
George: Cheese pizza. Or a Philly cheese steak, ketchup, light onions, mayo, barbecue chips with a Tahitian Treat drink.
Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb versus the Redskins defense
Shifty Washington linebacker LaVar Arrington will likely spy McNabb, and judging by the quarterback's performance in a 13-3 Redskins victory in Philadelphia on Nov. 25, it's a smart move. McNabb had only 131 total yards that day. In five starts against Washington he has averaged a paltry 129.4 yards passing per game. "We know if we stop Donovan, we've got a great chance to stop the Eagles," Arrington says. The Redskins must win to keep alive their slim NFC East title hopes.
Dec. 16, 1973: O.J. Simpson becomes the first player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season
"The thing people don't realize about O.J. is what a great mudder he was," Joe DeLamielleure, a Pro Bowl guard for the Bills, said last week. Simpson had to be on this frosty day against the Jets at Shea Stadium. "Classic December football day—snowing, sleeting," DeLamielleure said. In the first quarter Simpson passed Jim Brown's single-season mark of 1,863 yards. In the fourth quarter Buffalo coach Lou Saban called 27 Power, a sweep behind the pulling DeLamielleure, and Simpson finished his 34-carry, 200-yard day with a seven-yard gain, giving him 2,003 for the year. Although Eric Dickerson (2,105 yards), Barry Sanders (2,053) and Terrell Davis (2,008) have surpassed Simpson, they each needed 16 games, two more than Simpson played in '73. "I hope with all the problems he's had, people don't forget what a remarkable player he was," DeLamielleure said.