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THE NFL
Peter King
September 30, 1991
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September 30, 1991

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?Wide receiver Roy Green, 34, who signed with the Eagles last week after spending 12 years with the Cardinals, practiced with his new team for two days and then caught six passes for 114 yards in a 23-14 defeat of the Steelers.

? Emmitt Smith of the Cowboys, who leads the league in rushing with 450 yards, has gained more yards than Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Eric Dickerson, Dalton Hilliard and Lorenzo White combined. Smith ran for 182 in Dallas' 17-9 win over Phoenix.

? Pittsburgh tight end Eric Green had five receptions for 99 yards in the first quarter of the Steelers' loss to Philadelphia. That's one catch and 46 yards more than the rest of the AFC Central tight ends had on the day.

?Oiler linebacker Al Smith led all AFC players with 14 tackles in Houston's loss to the Patriots.

Dispatches

The Vikings didn't run a play in Saints territory and had only six first downs in their 26-0 loss at the Superdome....

"Through four weeks Slim Pickens and Bruce Pickens have logged the same number of plays," wrote Falcon beat reporter Len Pasquarelli of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "And Slim Pickens is dead." Bruce, a defensive back from Nebraska and the third pick, by the Falcons, in last April's draft, is the lone unsigned first-rounder....

Derek Tennell's reception in the Lions' 33-24 win over the Colts on Sunday was the first catch by a Detroit tight end since 1988.

Game of the Week

A rarity in Southern California: This will be the only Sunday of the season when the Rams, Raiders and Chargers will all play at home and kick off at 1 p.m. PST:

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