Green, McNair shine; Chiefs, Panthers remain unbeaten

Updated: October 13, 2003, 9:15 AM ET

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - Michael Vick was supposed to make his debut on Monday Night Football. Instead, he will again watch from the sidelines as the Atlanta Falcons try to give coach Dan Reeves his 200th career victory.

With one of the NFL's most electrifying players in Vick, the Falcons were scheduled for their first Monday night game since the 1999 regular-season finale when they visit the St. Louis Rams.

But Vick suffered a fractured right fibula during the preseason and remains sidelined. The Falcons are hoping to get their star quarterback back within a few weeks.

Without Vick, the Falcons have struggled under Doug Johnson. After a season-opening win at Dallas, Atlanta has dropped four straight games.

Johnson passed for a career-high 352 yards and two touchdowns in last Sunday's 39-26 loss to Minnesota. Despite his big game, Johnson has just six touchdown passes and nine interceptions.

It also has been a struggle on defense for the Falcons, who rank 27th in the NFL in scoring defense at 27.8 points per game.

As a result, Reeves' milestone victory has been on hold. He owns a 199-168-2 record over 23 seasons and ranks sixth in the NFL on the all-time wins list.

The Falcons' defense could be a welcome sight for the Rams (2-2), who are coming off their bye week and rank seventh in the NFL at 25.0 points per game.

Two weeks ago, Lamar Gordon rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown in a 37-13 rout of Arizona. Gordon is starting in place of Marshall Faulk, who is expected to miss at least a month with a broken hand.

Marc Bulger also had a strong game against the Cards as he completed 28-of-42 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.

Sunday's action saw both the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers remain undefeated.

Trent Green passed for 400 yards and three touchdowns, including a 51-yard throw to Eddie Kennison in overtime, as the Chiefs (6-0) rallied from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit Sunday and defeated the Green Bay Packers, 40-34, in Week Six of the NFL.

The Carolina Panthers (5-0) also remained perfect and knocked the Indianapolis Colts from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 23-20 overtime win. The idle Minnesota Vikings (5-0) are the NFL's only other unbeaten team.

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