The crowd was rocking, David Carr and Andre Johnson couldn't miss and the Houston Texans had just forced the game into overtime by rallying from a 21-point deficit. Then Daunte Culpepper fired a perfect spiral to a streaking Marcus Robinson, and just like that the comeback was over and the Minnesota Vikings had escaped with a 34-28 win.
Three days after making a plea that will send him to prison, Jamal Lewis accounted for more yards than the entire Washington Redskins offense. Lewis recovered from a slow start to grind out 116 yards on 28 carries, including 90 clock-eating yards on the final three drives, and the Baltimore Ravens defense did the rest in Sunday night's 17-10 victory over the Redskins.
Kansas University's volleyball squad absorbed its fifth straight loss Saturday, falling 3-0 to Colorado at Coors Events Center.
Bill Belichick let a rare smile crease his face before reminding his New England Patriots what their record winning streak meant. "He said, 'Congratulations on the streak, great job. Now we've got to think about Seattle,' " safety Rodney Harrison said.
Earlier this week, New York Jets coach Herman Edwards went around the locker room trying to give his players an index card with the following message: "If you are scared to go 4-0, call the police." There were no takers. It was easy to see why Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
John Randle cried. Lew Perkins lit up a fat cigar. And an electrified student body looking for any excuse to go crazy found it Saturday. When the sold-out crowd finally filed out of Memorial Stadium, after most took time to charge the field and high-five Kansas University football players, one memory from the game remained, in large block print on the towering video board behind the south end zone.
Oh no, not again. Not another blown second-half lead. Not another fourth-quarter breakdown. Not another narrow defeat. Nope, not again.
Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder admits losing to in-state rival Kansas University hurts. It hurts a lot.
The skid is over. On the strength of a two-touchdown fourth quarter Saturday night, the Kansas University football team defeated Kansas State University, 31-28, ending an 11-game losing streak at the hands of the Wildcats.
This outcome of this year's Kansas vs. Kansas State football game was hours away, but Jayhawks were putting a beating on the Wildcats during this year's Homecoming Parade at Kansas University.
After 11 years without a football win over Kansas State, some Kansas fans called the 31-28 win over the Wildcats their greatest Jayhawk moment. One of the goal posts made its way along with the fans from Memorial Stadium to Massachusetts Street.
The Jayhawks ended an 11-game skid against the Wildcats with 14 fourth-quarter points Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Mark Simmons and John Randle each made outstanding touchdowns in the period.
Marc Bulger was at his best when his teammates needed him most. Bulger threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Shaun McDonald 3 minutes into overtime, leading the St. Louis Rams to a thrilling 33-27 victory over Seattle on Sunday.
Kansas University backup quarterback Jason Swanson might have been used to success in every level of football except Division One.