YOU TELL 'EM, MOM
Judy George, the mother of Colt rookie quarterback Jeff George, got so tired of Buffalo fans taunting her son from the upper deck of Rich Stadium that she screamed at them to lay off. Her kid did all right, completing 13 of 24 passes for 160 yards and one TD with no interceptions, despite missing the final 12 minutes with a concussion after taking a vicious—but clean—hit from linebacker Cornelius Bennett.
STEVE, WE HARDLY KNOW YE
You don't think of Chiefs quarterback Steve DeBerg as a regular, do you? Well, DeBerg, who is playing for his fourth team in his 13-year NFL career, completed 16 of 28 passes for 196 yards against the Vikings to move ahead of Hall of Famers Joe Namath and Len Dawson into 19th place on the alltime list for pass attempts, with 3,763. He also passed Joe Theismann and Hall of Famer Bob Griese to move into 26th place on the alltime yardage list with 25,242.
STATS OF THE WEEK
?The Seahawks' modifications on offense, including the addition of some run-and-shoot plays, didn't help them in a 17-0 loss to Chicago. Seattle made six first downs, and its deepest drive was to the Bears 45.
?The Browns installed running back Eric Metcalf as a full-time member of their offense. He rushed eight times for six yards and dropped the two passes thrown to him.
?Buffalo's first-round draft pick, cornerback J.D. Williams, blocked nine punts in his Fresno State career. On the Bills' first punt rush of 1990, Williams blocked the kick of the Colts' Rohn Stark.
TOM LANDRY MEMORIAL NOTE
George Bush was in office 597 days before the Cowboys won at home.