NFL Today, Week 2 Print
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Sunday, 14 September 2008 15:07
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday night, Sept. 15
Philadelphia at Dallas. Both teams put on impressive showings in their openers, with the Cowboys routing Cleveland and the Eagles romping over the Rams.
STARS
Passing
-Jay Cutler, Broncos, completed 36 of 50 for a career-best 350 yards and four TDs and threw for the winning 2-point conversion in Denver's 39-38 win over San Diego. Philip Rivers, Chargers, was 21-of-33 for 377 yards and three TDs.
-Kurt Warner, Cardinals, was 19-of-24 for 361 yards and 3 TDs in Arizona's 31-10 win over Miami.
-Aaron Rodgers, Packers, was 24-of-38 for 328 yards and 3 TDs in Green Bay's 48-25 win over Detroit.
-Peyton Manning, Colts, passed for 311 yards and a touchdown in Indianapolis' 18-15 win over Minnesota.
-Eli Manning, Giants, was 20-for-29 for 260 yards and 3 TDs in New York's 41-13 win over St. Louis.
-Trent Edwards, Bills, was 20-of-25 for 239 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's 20-16 win over Jacksonville.
-J.T. O'Sullivan, 49ers, was 20-for-31 for 321 yards and a touchdown in the second start of his career in San Francisco's 33-30 overtime win over Seattle.
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ing
-Darren McFadden, Raiders, rushed for 164 yards in Oakland's 23-8 win over Kansas City.
-Adrian Peterson, Vikings, rushed for 160 yards in Minnesota's 18-15 loss to Indianapolis.
-Julius Jones, Seahawks, had 127 yards on 16 carries in Seattle's 33-30 OT loss to San Francisco.
-Earnest Graham, Buccaneers, had 116 yards on 15 carries in Tampa Bay's 24-9 win over Atlanta.
-Chris Johnson, Titans, ran for 109 yards in Tennessee's 24-7 win over Cincinnati.
-Clinton Portis, Redskins, had 21 carries for 96 yards and two touchdowns in Washington's 29-24 win over New Orleans.
-Jonathan Stewart, Panthers, rushed for all but one of his 77 yards in the second half and scored twice in Carolina's 20-17 win over Chicago.
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Receiving
-Brandon Marshall, Broncos, set a franchise record with 18 catches for 166 yards in his return from his one-game suspension in Denver's 39-38 win over San Diego.
-Anquan Boldin, Cardinals, had six receptions for 140 yards and a career-high 3 TDs in Arizona's 31-10 win over Miami. Teammate Larry Fitzgerald caught six passes for 153 yards.
-Calvin Johnson, Lions, had a career-high 129 yards receiving and 2 TDs in Detroit's 48-25 loss to Green Bay. Greg Jennings, Packers, caught six passes for 167 yards.
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Special Teams
-Darren Sproles, Chargers, had a 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and piled up 317 all-purpose yards on 14 touches in San Diego's 39-38 loss to Denver.
-Josh Brown, Rams, kicked two 54-yard field goals, matching the franchise's longest since 2001, in St. Louis' 41-13 loss to the Giants.
-Darrell McClover, Bears, blocked a punt that Brandon Lloyd returned for a touchdown in Chicago's 20-17 loss to Carolina.
-Ryan Longwell, Vikings, kicked five field goals, including a 53-yarder, in Minnesota's 18-15 loss to Indianapolis.
-Reggie Bush, Saints, returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown in New Orleans' 29-24 loss to Washington.
-Keith Bulluck, Titans, blocked a punt then recovered it in the end zone in Tennessee's 24-7 win over Cincinnati.
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Defense
-Justin Tuck, Giants, had a 41-yard interception return for a TD and two sacks in New York's 41-13 win over St. Louis.
-Chris Horton, Redskins, recovered a fumble and intercepted two tipped passes in Washington's 29-24 win over New Orleans.
-Charles Woodson and Nick Collins, Packers, had interception returns for touchdowns in Green Bay's 48-25 win over Detroit.
-Patrick Willis, 49ers, returned an interception 86 yards for a touchdown in San Francisco's 33-30 overtime win over Seattle.
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RECORDS AND MILESTONES
Muhammad caught five passes for 59 yards to surpass 10,000 yards receiving in his career in the Panthers' 20-17 win over Chicago. ... Jim Zorn picked up his first win as a head coach when the Redskins beat New Orleans 29-24. ... The Saints' Robert Meachem, an oft-injured first-round pick a year ago, was active for the first time in his pro career, and his first catch was a touchdown, a 19-yarder at Washington. ... Arizona's Edgerrin James gained 55 yards on 18 carries to become the 14th player in NFL history to surpass 15,000 career yards from scrimmage in a 31-10 win over Miami. ... The Broncos' 2-point conversion to beat San Diego 39-38 was just the third time since the rule came into effect in 1994 that a team converted one to win in the final minute.
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STREAKS
Panthers snapped a four-game losing streak in home openers with their 20-17 win over Chicago.
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STATS
The Rams, who retooled their offense under new coordinator Al Saunders, have only one touchdown in two games after losing to the Giants 41-13. They are 3-for-24 on third-down conversions. ... The Panthers had nearly as many penalty yards (40) as total yards (47) in the first half, but still went on to beat Chicago 20-17. ... The Raiders outgained the Chiefs 300-55 in rushing yards in their 23-8 win. ... Arizona's Kurt Warner had a perfect 158.3 passer rating for the third time in his career, tying Peyton Manning for the NFL record, in a 31-10 win over Miami.
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STARTS
The Cardinals are 2-0 for the first time in 17 years after their 31-10 win over Miami. ... The Lions are 0-2 for the fifth time since 2001 after losing to the Packers 48-25. ... Buffalo is 2-0 for the first time since 2003 after a 20-16 win over Jacksonville; 2003 was also the last time the Jaguars started 0-2. ... The Titans are 2-0 for the first time since 1999, the season of their lone Super Bowl appearance, after their 24-7 win over Cincinnati. The Bengals are 0-2 for the first time since Marvin Lewis became coach in 2003. ... The Seahawks are 0-2 for the first time since 2002 after losing to the 49ers 33-30 in OT.
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SACKS
t. Louis. They had only one sack in their opener against Washington. ... Jason Taylor had his first sack with the Redskins in their 29-24 win over New Orleans. ... Seattle sacked J.T. O'Sullivan eight times but still lost to San Francisco 33-30 in OT.
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SIDELINED
Oakland RB Justin Fargas left the Raiders' 23-8 win over Kansas City with a groin injury in the second quarter. ... Chiefs QB Damon Huard (mild head trauma) missed the final three quarters. ... Chicago return specialist Devin Hester was carted to the locker room with an apparent rib injury during the third quarter of the Bears' 20-17 loss to Carolina.
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SLOPPY
Green Bay punter Derrick Frost let a snap sail through his hands, giving Detroit a safety, in the Packers' 48-25 win. ... Bears tight end Greg Olsen lost two fumbles in their 20-17 loss to Carolina. ... The Bengals were penalized for having 12 men on the field on offense and defense.
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SPEAKING
``You just can't throw that pick. We're going to take a look in the end zone. If we like it, good. If not, it's got to hit a guy with a beer cup there in the north end zone, knock the beer out of his hand and we'll kick the field goal.'' - Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio on David Garrard's interception late in the first half of a 20-16 loss to Buffalo.
 

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