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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 14, 1999, Darmstadt, HessePage 30 stars and stripes tuesday december 14, 1999 James. Harrison make Colts beasts of acc East to Indianapolis Jacksonville in playoffs the associated press edger in James and Marvin Harrison helped the Indianapolis Colts secure a playoff spot Sun Day and kept them on Pace for their first acc East title in 13 sea sons. James ran for 101 Yards and caught a touchdown pass and Harrison set up two to passes by Peyton Manning As the Colts 11-2 beat new England 20-15 on sunday for their ninth straight Vic with Seattle s loss to san Diego it assured Indianapolis at least a wild card playoff spot and put it on the Brink of the acc East title a year after finish ing 3-13 three games ahead with three games left. That s because the Colts got help from the two new York teams the jets beat miami28-20 and the giants beat Buffalo 19-17 to Knock the dolphins and Bills three games Back. The giants also kept their own playoff Hopes alive and the losses by the Bills and Seattle also clinched a playoff berth for Jacksonville 11-1which plays monday Bay meanwhile took Over first place in the pfc Cen trial beating Detroit 23-16 for its sixth straight Victory. Seattle which had a three game Lead in the pfc West three weeks ago lost its third straight 19-16 to san Diego. That left it in danger of falling into a tie with Kansas City which played Minne Sota in the night game. Tennessee opened the weekend with a 21-14 Victory Over Oakland on thursday night. Colts 20, patriots 15 Indianapolis this was t Indianapolis most efficient game in its nine game winning Streak. But on a Day Manning threw for just 186 Yards it highlighted the skills of Harrison and James who have helped Indianapolis move toward the biggest one sea son turnaround in nil history a game away from the record of nine. It makes it so easy for me when the defense is concentrating on Marvin. I get 3, 4, 5 Yards but Marvin hits them for 15, 20,25," said James who tied an nil Rookie record with his ninth 100-Yard Rushing game and broke Marshall Faulk s Colts record for Yards Rushing by a s 118 Yards came on six catches including one for 52yards on the Colts first play breaking team season records for receptions and reception Yard loss was critical for new England 7-6which fell Back inthe acc wild card race. Buccaneers 23, Lions 16 Tampa Fla. Tampa Bay 9-4 set a franchise record with the associated press Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning scrambles for a first Down to keep a drive alive in the Colts 20-15 Victory Over the new England patriots. Below Seattle sea Hawks kicker Todd Peterson reacts after one of this three missed Field goal attempts in Seattle s 19-16 loss to the san Diego chargers. Its sixth straight Victory As Rookie quarterback Shaun King won his second Start in six Days in place of the injured Trent Dilfer. King passed for 297 Yards get Ting the sputtering bucs offence into the end zone twice in the fourth Quarter. Mike Alston s 1-Yard touch Down run finished a nine play 65-Yard drive that tied it at 16 with 9 26 to go. The fullback scored again five minutes later this time on a 22-Yard screen pass that was set up by John Lynch s interception and 28-Yard return to the Detroit 24. Giants 19, Bills 17 Orchard Park . Gary Blanchard s 48-Yard Field goal with 40 seconds left his fourth of the game Gaye the giants 7-6 the win and kept them a game behind Washington in the pfc East. Blanchard signed after Rad Daluiso was Hurt oct. 18, is 13-for-14 for the season. Kerry Collins had a 14-Yard Tepass to Amani Toomer for new 8-5 scored on a 23-Yard screen pass from Doug Flutie to Thurman Thomas Back from an opening Day injury and a 2-Yard run by Jonathan Linton. Panthers 33, packers 31 Green Bay wis. Stev Beuerlein completed a magnificent Day by Rushing for a 5-Yardtouchdown As time expired for Carolina 6-7 Beuerlein threw for 373 Yards and three touchdowns in a Duel Wilt Brett Favre converting a desperation 18-Yard fourth Dow pass to tight end Wesley Walls. The loss was the third at Home this season for Green Bay 7-6which fell further behind the enc Central leaders. Chiefs 31, Vikings 28 Kansas City to. Pete Stoyanovich kicked a 38-Yardfield goal with three seconds left to give Kansas City a share of the acc West Lead. Elvis Grbac hit five of six passes to put Stoyanovich in position for the winning Field goal Kansa City 8-5 has won three straight to catch Seattle losers of three Ina Row. Minnesota s Randy Moss Mak ing up for two fourth Quarter Fum Bles returned a punt 64 Yards to tieitat28wittu 381eft. The Vikings 7-6 have lost two in a Row to drop two games be Hind Tampa Bay in the pfc Cen trial. Chargers 19, sea Hawks 16 Seattle John Carney s 41-Yard Field goal with 3 19 left gave san Diego its win As Todd Peterson missed three fourth Quarter Field goal attempts for the sea Hawks including a 38-yarder with 1 10 left. Seattle 8-5which has not been to the playoffs since 1988, had a three game Lead in the acc West three weeks ago. Jets 28, dolphins 13 East Rutherford . Keyshawn Johnson caught 11 passes for 144 Yards and two fourth Quarter touchdowns As the jets 5-8 severely damaged the dolphins playoff Hopes. Miami 8-5 has lost three straight and four of Marino who has had More Success against the jets than any one else was a mediocre 18-for-39 for 192 Yards and particularly struggled in the second half. His afternoon ended when Omar Stoutmire returned an interception 67 Yards for a score. Redskins 28, cardinals 3 Landover my. Stephen Davis ran for 189 Yards including a 50-Yard touchdown and Rad Johnson threw two touch Down passes As. 8-5 stayed alone in first lace in the pfc loss snapped a four game winning Streak for the cardinals 6-7who had three offensive starters leave the game with injun redskins whose offence has struggled recently gained406 Yards. Coach Norv Turner criticized for abandoning the run Ning game in last week s loss i Detroit made up for it by giving Davis 37 carries. Cowboys 20, eagles 10 Irving Texas Chris War Ren had a 4-Yard touchdown run and Troy Aikman threw an 8-Yard touchdown pass to David Lafleur for the cowboys 7-6 Dallas 1-6 on the Road but seek ing its first perfect Home record since 1981, remained tied with the giants a game behind Washington in the pfc East. But dal Las lost defensive end Greg Ellis with a broken leg and Emmitt Smith left the game Early with a strained 3-11 lost Rookie quarterback Donovan Mcnabb to a knee injury. Rams 30, saints 14 new Orleans the rams 11-2 became the first team in nil history to go undefeated in their division a year after going wingless in division the second straight week St. Louis also had a 300-Yard passer in Kurt Warner a 100-Yard rusher in Marshall Faulk and two 100-Yard receivers in Isaac Bruce and Torry saints fell to 2-11. Bengals 44, Browns 28 Cincinnati Corey Dillon ran for 192 Yards and three touch Downs in less than three quarters in the final game at Cin Ergy Field. The bengals 4-10 Are scheduled to move a few blocks away to Paul Brown stadium in 2000. Dillon gave the old place a sendoff to on the same Field where he broke Jim Brown s Rookie record with 246 Yards in 1997, Dillon baffled the Browns 2-12 with his cutbacks on the Slick artificial turf. Ravens 31, Steeles 24 Pittsburgh Tony Banks Only 3-for-17 in the first half hit Qadry Ismail on three touchdown passes of 54 Yards or longer in a 91/ minute Span of the third Quad was the fifth straight loss for Pittsburgh 5-8 and the first win Ever after three losses in three Rivers stadium for Baltimore 6-7 Ismail finished with six catches for 258 Yards. 49ers 26, Falcons 7 san Francisco Fred Bea Sley had two Short touchdown runs and Charlie gamer had an other while surpassing 1,000 Yards Rushing for the season to help san Francisco snap an eight game losing Young sacked Chris Chandler in the end zone for safety and Wade Richey kicked a 23yard Field tn�-49er.s 4-9who avoided that Ching. The longest losing Streak m club history. The Falcons Are 3-10

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