|Monday, December 24
Inside the Huddle: Warner's stats among best
By John Clayton
Warner's near 300-yard-a-game pace is topped only by Dan Marino's 5,084-yard season in 1984. Only the 70-percent completion seasons of Joe Montana in 1989 and Steve Young in 1994 can top Warner's 67.3 percentage. In the six weeks since getting a cortisone injection to ease pain of the right thumb injury suffered in the Rams' opener, Warner has thrown for 1,882 yards and 16 of his 30 touchdowns.
What's hurting Janikowski
The injury affects Janikowski's unique, more erect kicking style in which he generates most of his power from his hip. The injury has shortened his kickoff stride from six to four steps, prevented him from practicing and may force the Raiders to consider using another player for kickoffs until the problem calms down.
George finally back in step
George needed tendon surgery in the toe, and doctors wouldn't let him run until June. During Saturday night's game against the Raiders, George didn't have time to compare notes with Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson, who may face surgery himself for a turf toe injury that forces him to get weekly injections to play.
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John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com.