And we aren't talking about the displaced lumbar vertebra that gave him fits last year and forced him into a brief retirement five months ago.The 36-year-old defensive end had three sacks and forced his 29th career fumble Sunday as the Green Bay Packers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-15, pushing their Lambeau Field winning streak to 29, just two short of the Miami Dolphins' NFL-best streak from 1971-74.
The Bucs had envisioned this game as a chance to validate themselves as Super Bowl contenders. Rather, they're 0-2 with an offense mired in mediocrity.
The Packers (2-0) sacked Trent Dilfer six times and forced him into three fumbles as they built a 23-0 lead before Pro Bowl halfback Dorsey Levens sprained his left ankle midway through the fourth quarter and was helped off the field.
Unable to run the clock down, the Packers watched the Bucs make it interesting. Rookie Jacquez Green returned a punt a team-record 95 yards for a touchdown with 6:03 left, and Dilfer added a 2-yard TD pass to Dave Moore with 1:57 remaining.
Bill Schroeder recovered the onside kick, redeeming the Packers special teams, who muffed two punts and gave up a TD return for the second straight week.
White raised his record sacks total to 1791/2 despite the hot, muggy day that sent several players to the sidelines with cramps.
JAGUARS 21, CHIEFS 16: At Jacksonville, Fla., Reggie Barlow scored on an 85-yard punt return and Tavian Banks had a 65-yard kickoff return to set up another score for Jacksonville (2-0). James Stewart became the first Jaguars player with consecutive 100-yard rushing games, gaining 103 yards on 26 carries. The Chiefs fell to 1-1.
RAVENS 24, JETS 10: At East Rutherford, N.J., Jermaine Lewis scored on a 69-yard punt return and Baltimore (1-1) intercepted Glenn Foley three times. The Ravens also had four sacks and held the Jets (0-2) to 58 yards on the ground.
DOLPHINS 13, BILLS 7: At Miami, the Dolphins sacked Rob Johnson eight times and held Buffalo (0-2) to 187 yards. Trace Armstrong, Jason Taylor and rookie Lorenzo Bromell had two sacks apiece for the Dolphins (2-0). Dan Marino threw for Miami's only touchdown, a 17-yarder to Lamar Thomas.
SAINTS 19, PANTHERS 14: At New Orleans, Danny Wuerffel shook off constant pressure and led New Orleans to its first 2-0 start since 1993. Wuerffel, starting in place of injured Billy Joe Hobert, completed 13 of 18 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 40 yards against Carolina (0-2).
STEELERS 17, BEARS 12: At Pittsburgh, Jerome Bettis bounced back from his worst game with Steelers (2-0), running for 131 yards and a touchdown. Carnell Lake intercepted Erik Kramer's pass on third-and-10 from the 16 with 44 seconds left to halt what could have been a game-winning drive for the Bears (0-2).
BENGALS 34, LIONS 28 : At Pontiac, Mich., Corey Sawyer intercepted Scott Mitchell's pass to Johnnie Morton on the fourth play of overtime and returned it 53 yards for a touchdown. Detroit's Barry Sanders rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns, including a tying 5-yard dash with 1:52 left in regulation.
VIKINGS 38, RAMS 31: At St. Louis, Randall Cunningham threw a 19-yard TD pass to Cris Carter with 2:09 left and Minnesota stopped quarterback Tony Banks just short of the end zone on the final play. Robert Smith rushed for a career-best 179 yards and two TDs for the Vikings (2-0). Vikings QB Brad Johnson broke a bone in his right leg and could be out several weeks.
FALCONS 17, EAGLES 12: At Atlanta, the Falcons scored on their first two possessions of the third quarter and improved to 2-0 for the first time since 1986. Chris Chandler threw a 19-yard TD pass to Brian Kozlowski, and Jamal Anderson added a 1-yard scoring run for the Falcons.
CHARGERS 13, OILERS 7: At Nashville, Tenn., Ryan Leaf set up San Diego's only touchdown with a 20-yard scramble and John Carney kicked two field goals as the Chargers (2-0) spoiled Tennessee's first regular-season game in their new hometown. The Oilers' final drive ended when Steve McNair overthrew Jackie Harris on fourth-and-5 at midfield with 1:34 left.
PACKERS 23, BUCCANEERS 15: At Green Bay, Wis., the Packers (2-0) sacked Dilfer six times en route to their 29th straight home victory. White, who retired briefly in the offseason because of a bad back, increased his record sacks total to 1791/2. The Bucs, who made the playoffs last year, are 0-2.
SEAHAWKS 33, CARDINALS 14: At Seattle, Willie Williams and Shawn Springs returned interceptions for touchdowns and Ricky Watters had his first 100-yard rushing game for the Seahawks. Watters, who signed with Seattle (2-0) in the offseason, gained 105 yards on 22 carries. Arizona (0-2) lost for the first time in six games against the Seahawks.
RAIDERS 20, GIANTS 17: At Oakland, Calif., Greg Davis kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1:59 remaining as the Raiders gave new coach Jon Gruden his first win in a penalty-plagued game. Oakland got an 80-yard touchdown run from Napoleon Kaufman on the first play from scrimmage. The Raiders (1-1) were penalized 16 times for 113 yards, while the Giants (1-1) had 15 penalties for 90 yards.
PATRIOTS 29, COLTS 6: At Foxboro, Mass., Peyton Manning threw three interceptions and fumbled - giving him seven turnovers for the season - and remained winless in his two pro games as New England rolled past Indianapolis. Ty Law had two of the interceptions, one for a 59-yard touchdown.