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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 29, 1999, Darmstadt, Hesse Marino Miami picked off 38-31 by Steven wine the associated press Miami a by the end of the night Dan Marino looked ready for retirement and he walked off the Field with a wave to the stands. Goodbye Miami not necessarily. A my kids asked me to wave to them after the game a Marino explained. Marino had another erratic performance monday night throwing three touchdown passes and two costly interceptions that helped the new York jets beat the dolphins 38-31.lets 38, dolphins 31 the game was hyped As perhaps the final performance in Miami by Marino 38, who Hasni to said whether he wants to play next season. He showed flashes of the Talent that has made him the most prolific passer in nil history but at times he just looked old. His season could be Over As soon As sunday but the dolphins game at Washington will have no Impact on whether they make the playoffs. Win or lose Miami 9-6 backs into a wild card berth Only if Seattle or Kansas City lose. A i done to even know what the scenarios Are a Marino said. A i did no to look at them before this game and i probably. Wont look at them. Well just go out and play to Ray Lucas threw two fourth Quarter touchdown bombs to help new York 7-8 beat Miami for the second time in 15 Days. A it makes a big difference when you re playing a team you know you can beat and they re still wondering if they can beat you a Center Kevin Mawae said in the jets jubilant locker room. New York playing Only for Pride came from behind twice in the second half. Lucas 50-Yard scoring pass to Wayne Chrebet put new York ahead 31-28 with 10 41 left and his next pass less than two minutes later went to Dedric Ward for a 56-Yard touchdown and a 38-28 Lead. The dolphins lost for the fifth time in seven games. A if we can to make it to the play offs we might As Well have them join us a jets receiver Keyshawn Johnson said. A Marino went 29-for-52 for 322 Yards but his interceptions gave new York 14 Points. Marcus Coleman scored on a 98-Yard return and linebacker roman Phifer a interception at the Miami 5 set up another touchdown a we just did no to make enough plays and had too Many mistakes to win a Marino said. A i gave them some a the Hurt us bad but we Hurt them too a jets coach Bill Parcells said. A a it a the Best win of the year for Marinous scoring passes covered 1 Yard to de Perry 3 Yards to Stanley Pritchett and 32 Yards on a Flea Flicker to Tony gain playoff spot As jets win the associated press Orchard Park . A nobody in Buffalo was complaining about the unglamorous Way the Bills made the playoffs. The Bills clinched an acc wild card playoff berth not on some mud caked or snowbound nil Field but sitting in front of the to. A i done to care How we finally get in a Bills defensive end Marcellus Wiley said after the new York jets 38-31 win Over Miami on monday night gave Buffalo 10-5 its eighth playoff berth in the 1990s. A tips of with me if another team does us a favor a Wiley said. A a we be earned our the Bills lost to the dolphins in the wild card round last season after posting a 10-6 record. Buffalo plays Host to the Indianapolis Colts in their final regular season game sunday. But his Arm seemed to tire and in the fourth Quarter he was just 6-for-19 for 79 Yards. As for his future Marino said a a in a not thinking about that much right now. In be got All i can do trying to win games. You never know what life Lucas led the jets to their fourth win in a Row completing 11 of 23 passes for 190 Yards and three touchdowns. The scoring throws in the fourth Quarter were the longest completions of his three year career. A everybody is pulling together a Lucas said. A a it a been like a family getting tighter with All the adversity we be been going two bad throws by Marino kept the jets ahead most of the night. With new York leading 10-7 in the second Quarter Coleman stepped in front of intended receiver . Mcduffie for an interception easily Juke past a flailing Marino and sprinted the rest of the Way untouched. The interception was the seventh returned for a score against Miami this season tying an nil record. Five of the interceptions were thrown by Marino. The dolphins were at their own 4 when Marino made an off target toss into the Flat that Phifer intercepted and returned to the 1. Curtis Martin scored two plays later to give new York a 24-21 Lead. A i did no to see him there a Marino said. A bad the associated press new York jets running Back Curtis Martin 28 tries to escape the grasp of Miami dolphins defender Shawn wooden right Early in the first Quarter monday night. The jets win hurts the dolphins chances at making the playoffs. Miami needs to win its final game and have either Seattle of Kansas City lose. Bengals president says Coslet will return in 2000 a it the associated press Cincinnati a Cincinnati bengals president Mike Brown said monday that Bruce Coslet will be Back As the teams coach in 2000, ending weeks of speculation about whether Coslet would be fired. A Bruce will coach Here next year a Brown said in a Telephone interview monday night. A the is a Good coach a Fine teacher and a Good organizer. A despite the fact we be had some Tough times i see improvement and done to blame him for All the things that went wrong this asked whether he had considered firing Coslet at any Point during the bengals 4-11 season Brown said a Bruce will be Back next year and i think that Speaks for itself a Coslet told Wco to earlier in the Day that Brown had assured him no coaching change was planned. A Mike told me he a going to keep me a said Coslet who is 21-35 in his three plus seasons with the bengals. A a it a not really a Point of keeping me. Its a Point of honouring my the bengals lost to Baltimore 22-0 on sunday ending Cincinnati a three game winning Streak. The loss dropped the bengals to 52-107 for foe 1990s, briefs loss than the Tampa Bay buccaneers had in the 1980s. Cincinnati Hasni to made the nil playoffs since 1990. Coslet is under contract for next a a Brunell out Jacksonville Fla. A the jaguars Learned that Mark Brunell will be out next week with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Brunell has always been a fast healer and said he expects to be Back for the playoffs. Jay Fiedler will Start sunday against the Cincinnati bengals Watters May miss finale Kirkland Wash. A Seattle sea Hawks running Back Ricky Watters who has rushed for 1,180 Yards this season sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on sunday. On monday coach Mike Holmgren said he was unsure of Watters. Status this week. A a he a sore a Holmgren said. A the has a knee sprain but he a not in a lot of pain. This week we re going to see How he the sea Hawks tied for the acc West Lead with Kansas City at 9-6, can win the division by beating other jets on the Noad sunday. A Broncos s Johnson arrested Glendale Colo. A Denver Broncos safety Darrius Johnson was arrested on assault charges for striking a topless dancer police said monday. Johnson was arrested sunday night after he was accused of hitting the dancer on the Side of the face at Shotgun willies nightclub in Glendale an incorporated City surrounded by Denver. Johnson and the dancer were arguing before he hit her police it. John Gallagher said. The two had reportedly met at a party several months ago. Johnson was taken to the Glendale police department and released with a summons he is scheduled to be arraigned feb. recounts hearses sacks Nashville Tenn. A Tennessee titans end Jevon Kearse still has the nil Rookie record for sacks. It just turns out he set it against the Jacksonville jaguars not the Atlanta Falcons like everyone thought. Nil statistics released monday show Kearse with 13�?~/a sacks. Coach Jeff Fisher said that the Falcons appealed the second of Kearsey a two sacks on dec. 19 and the Elias sports Bureau ruled the Stop Wasny to a sack. That sack had Given Kearse 4 to record

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