NFL news of November 30, 2002

It will be remembered as one of the greatest snow jobs in Indianapolis Colts history.

Mike Vanderjagt made NFL history in last Sunday’s 23-20 victory at Denver, becoming the first kicker to make field goals of 50-plus yards that tied a game in the final seconds and then won it in overtime. Making the feat even more impressive, Vanderjagt converted both attempts despite having to kick into a persistent snowstorm.

…Buffalo linebacker Eddie Robinson will forever be linked to New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington after last Sunday’s 31-13 loss. Pennington’s eye-popping juke on a scramble for a touchdown caused Robinson to fall harmlessly to the ground, which is a play that will earn a permanent spot in the quarterback’s highlight reel. “I feel bad for that linebacker,” said Pennington, who has won five of his first six NFL starts. “He’s going to be made fun of so bad it isn’t even going to be funny.”

…A 39-32 loss to Seattle last Sunday overshadowed a phenomenal performance by Kansas City running back Priest Holmes. Holmes’ 307 yards of offense (197 rushing, 110 passing) was the fourth-highest total for one player in NFL history. “Every time he does something, it’s better than it’s ever been done in the history of this franchise,” Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said.

— Alex Marvez, South Florida Sun-Sentinel “Vanderjagt puts chill in Broncos’ hearts”

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