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Vick could finish run into history vs. Bucs

Even with the emphasis on the playoff race, Falcons quarterback Michael Vick doesn't deny he also is thinking about his pursuit of NFL history.

Vick could become the first NFL quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards Sunday at Tampa Bay, and he still might not claim the day's biggest milestone on the Atlanta team. That honor might belong to 46-year-old kicker Morten Andersen.

Andersen is seven points away from becoming the NFL's all-time leading scorer. He was signed by the Falcons on Sept. 19 for his second stint with the team, two days after punter and kickoff specialist Michael Koenen was 0-for-4 on field-goal attempts against the Bucs.

Andersen began the season 77 points behind Gary Anderson's record 2,434 points.

Vick is 40 yards from posting the most yards rushing by a quarterback in a season. He is 71 yards away from becoming the first quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.

T.O. tunes out speech

IRVING, Texas - When Bill Parcells told the Cowboys what it takes to win a championship, Terrell Owens wasn't listening.

"The championship speech? I must have went to sleep on that one," Owens said.

Parcells gave his speech Monday, a day after a pivotal win in New York and hours before Owens flew to Los Angeles for his 33rd birthday party that he threw for himself.

"I can't remember. I had my mind on the party," he said. "... He'll have to redo it."

BILLS: Running back Willis McGahee and cornerback Terrence McGee missed practice, and both were listed as questionable (ankles) for the game against the Jets.

DOLPHINS: Leading rusher Ronnie Brown will miss his second game in a row because of a broken left hand. Sammy Morris will start in place of Brown. Also, the league announced that the team's game at Buffalo on Dec. 17 has been switched back to its original 1 p.m. start. The change came a day after the NFL moved the game to 4:05 as part of its new flexible schedule.

Packers: Quarterback Brett Favre's aching left ankle probably needs surgery to clean out bone spurs. "I have to kind of convince myself to do it," he said.

PANTHERS: Quarterback Jake Delhomme is questionable this week with a sprained right thumb. Chris Weinke is his backup.

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