Star-Bulletin Sports

Monday, October 11, 1999

N F L _ I S L A N D E R S

NFL Hawaii

Elam, Tanuvasa, Broncs
notch first win of season

By Pat Bigold


Two players with Hawaii ties helped the Denver Broncos break into the win column with yesterdays 16-14 victory in Oakland.

Former Rainbows kicker Jason Elam scored 10 points on field goals of 48, 47 and 26 yards, as well as an extra point kick.

Defensive end Ma'a Tanuvasa (Mililani) had three tackles (one solo) for the Broncos.

On his one solo stop, Tanuvasa nailed Napoleon Kaufman for a three-yard loss at the Oakland 23 in the first quarter.

In the Arizona Cardinals' 14-3 home victory over the New York Giants, Adrian Murrell (Leilehua) rushed 14 times for eight yards and caught one pass for seven yards.

At Cleveland, the Cincinnati Bengals kept the Browns winless, 18-17, as Bengals nose tackle Kimo von Oelhoffen (Molokai) contributed a solo tackle in a backup role.

Chicago's Olin Kreutz (St. Louis) started his fifth straight game of the regular season at center as the Bears upset the Vikings in Minnesota, 24-22.

Kreutz's line allowed only one sack and helped the offense control the ball for 33 minutes and 34 seconds.

Running back Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala has been off the injured list for a few weeks now but still has not returned to action for the Pittsbugh Steelers.

The Steelers lost to the Bills, 24-21, in Buffalo.

In the Saints' 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons (1-4) in New Orleans, Chris Naeole (Kahuku) made his 20th consecutive start at right guard in regular season play.

Backup linebacker Ink Aleaga (Pac-Five) played but did not record a tackle.

Tight end Itula Mili (Kahuku) of the Seattle Seahawks and defensive lineman Esera Tuaolo (Kailua) of the Carolina Panthers both had a bye week.

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