?During his six-year career, the Bears' Kevin Butler has made eight of 10 field goals in game-winning situations. On the two occasions when he failed in regulation, he won the game with a field goal in overtime—including Sunday's 16-13 victory over the Broncos.
?The Broncos have committed 20 of their 23 turnovers this season in the second half. Denver had two turnovers against Chicago, an interception and a fumble—both in the third quarter.
? Lawrence Taylor of the Giants had 1� sacks in a 20-0 victory against the Lions, ending his sackless streak at 26 quarters.
A THINKING MAN'S GAME
It was fitting that Evander Holyfield, the heavyweight champion, was on the Atlanta sideline Sunday when the Falcons met the Eagles. Judging by the buildup to this game—it had all the trappings of prefight hype—it also would have made sense to have had boxing trainers Emanuel Steward and Angelo Dundee take over for coaches Jerry Glanville and Buddy Ryan. When Atlanta and Philly scrimmaged in August, five fights broke out among the players, and a lot of people anticipated a rematch Sunday. It didn't happen.
"Buddy told us all week, 'You've got to be smart. You've got to walk away,' " said Eagle safety Andre Waters after the game. "We went down there in August to prove who was the biggest, baddest team. We went down there to brawl, and everybody knew it. Today we came here for a win." There were two minor shoving matches, one obscene gesture and a crisply played game, which Philadelphia won 24-23. The lesson here? When the games count, winning is more important than a macho image.