September 21, 2009 in Sports

Quick kicks: Bengal keeps promise

Associated Press
 

Chad Ochocinco made good on his promise. Sort of.

The flamboyant receiver got a chance to do a Lambeau Leap after catching a 13-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter of Cincinnati’s 31-24 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, even if he did jump into a group of Bengals fans.

“The W is the most important because if I leaped and we lost, it’s all nullified, it all makes no sense. To be able to do what I do best, which is I’m always running my mouth and making the game fun,” he said.

Ochocinco reached the end zone and, after making sure a flag on the play was against the Packers, looked for a place to make his jump with about a half-dozen cameras following him.

He found a soft spot among three Bengals fans sitting together, one wearing a tiger-striped cheesehead in the first row of the northeast corner of the end zone.

Record crowd

The first game at the Cowboys Stadium set an NFL regular-season attendance record with a crowd of 105,121 on Sunday night.

The game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys broke the previous mark of 103,467 between Arizona-San Francisco in Mexico City in 2005.

The crowd included up to 30,000 fans in standing-room party plazas at either end of the stadium. The stadium has about 75,000 seats.

Bills celebrate All-Time Team

The Buffalo Bills honored their 50th season All-Time Team at halftime of their home opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Each member of the team, including Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, James Lofton, Joe DeLamielleure, Billy Shaw and coach Marv Levy, were presented with a trophy-like memento from owner Ralph Wilson.

Fifteen players from the Bills’ four consecutive AFC championship teams were selected to the team, while punter Brian Moorman was the only current Bills player to be selected.

DeBartolo Jr. honored by 49ers

Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was honored as the inaugural inductee into San Francisco’s Hall of Fame on Sunday.

DeBartolo owned the team from 1977-98, when the 49ers won five Super Bowls, and was affectionately known as “Mr. D” to his players and coaches.

A stage was set up at midfield during halftime of the 49ers’ game against Seattle. Jerry Rice spoke and a plaque was unveiled honoring DeBartolo as the first inductee into the Eddie DeBartolo Sr. Hall of Fame.

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