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A FULL MOON OVER TAMPA NEXT MONTH?
The temperature at Arrowhead Stadium was 38�, a light rain was falling and the wind was blowing 6 mph—a perfect day for an incompetent run-and-shoot performance by the streaky Oilers. Then Warren Moon went out and threw for 141 yards in the first quarter. And 72 in the second. And 227 in the third. And 87 in the fourth. When it was all over, Moon had 527 passing yards, and Houston had a 27-10 win over the Chiefs. "Yeah, it's shocking," said Kevin Ross, K.C.'s Pro Bowl cornerback, afterward. "Embarrassing, too."
Moon's performance—second only to Norm Van Brocklin's NFL-record 554 passing yards, in a 1951 game—left him 684 yards short of breaking Dan Marino's single-season record of 5,084. The Oilers, who share the AFC Central lead with the Steelers, have two games left, at home against Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. "People tend to say Super Bowl quarterbacks are the great ones," said Moon of his place among the league's premier passers. "If I get there, I don't think anyone could argue with my play."
MUST BE POWERFUL WATER, DARRELL
BEWARE THE 'BOYS
NEGATIVE FALCON NOTES OF THE WEEK:
?After losing their seventh straight game, 13-10 to the Browns, first-year coach Jerry Glanville's team is 3-11. That's the same record Atlanta had after 14 games in 1989 and in '66, the franchise's first year.
? Deion Sanders, who had three home runs and eight steals for the Yankees in 1990, has two interceptions and 12 fair catches this fall in the sport he's supposed to be good at.
?The last time the Falcons won on the road, on Nov. 20, 1988, Mark Gastineau was leading the Jets in sacks.
ORDEAL OF THE WEEK