NFL Today, Week 3 Print
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Sunday, 23 September 2007 15:27
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday night, Sept. 24
Tennessee (1-1) at New Orleans (0-2). Titans QB Vince Young, last year's top offensive rookie, and Saints RB-KR Reggie Bush lend some excitement to the prime-time game.

STARS
Passing
- Donovan McNabb, Eagles, threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-21 victory over Detroit. He completed 18 consecutive passes at one point, and finished 21-for-26.
- Brett Favre, Packers, was 28-of-45 for 369 yards and three touchdowns, the last a 57-yard go-ahead score to Greg Jennings that helped Green Bay beat San Diego 31-24. It also tied him with Dan Marino for most TD passes in a career, 420.
- Tom Brady, Patriots, was 23-of-29 for 311 yards and four touchdowns as New England rolled past Buffalo 38-7.
- Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks, threw for 248 yards and three touchdowns, the last a 22-yard strike to Nate Burleson with 1 minute remaining to help Seattle beat Cincinnati 24-21.
- Jon Kitna, Lions, was 29-of-46 for a franchise-record 446 yards with two touchdowns in a 26-23 loss to Baltimore.
- Peyton Manning, Colts, was 20-of-29 for 273 yards and a TD in a 30-24 win at Houston.
- Joey Harrington, Falcons, completed 31 of 44 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns without an interception in a 27-20 loss to Carolina.
Rushing
- Brian Westbrook, Eagles, ran for 110 yards and two scores and caught five passes for 111 yards and another touchdown before leaving with a rib injury in a 56-21 win over the Lions.
- Earnest Graham, Buccaneers, entered the game in the fourth quarter and scored on runs of 8 and 28 yards. He finished with 75 yards on eight carries in a 24-3 win over St. Louis.
- Joseph Addai, Colts, ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-24 victory over Houston.
- LaMont Jordan, Raiders, ran for 121 yards and a go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter of a 26-24 victory over Cleveland.
- DeShaun Foster, Panthers, ran for 122 yards and a TD in a 27-20 victory over Atlanta.
- Ronnie Brown, Dolphins, ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-28 loss to the Jets. He also caught six passes for 99 yards and a TD.
Receiving
- Kevin Curtis caught 11 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-21 victory over Detroit. He came into the game with six catches for 81 yards the first two weeks.
- Randy Moss, Patriots, caught five passes for 115 yards and two TDs as New England pounded Buffalo 38-7.
- Donald Driver, Packers, caught six passes for 126 yards and a touchdown in a 31-24 win over San Diego. He passed Antonio Freeman for most catches at Lambeau Field with 214.
- Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Bengals, combined to catch 21 passes for 279 yards and a touchdown in a 24-21 loss to Seattle.
- Roy Williams, Lions, had nine catches for 204 yards and a 91-yard touchdown in a 56-21 loss to Philadelphia.
- Anquan Boldin, Cardinals, had a career-high 14 catches for 181 yards in a 26-23 loss to Baltimore.
Special Teams
- Matt Stover, Ravens, kicked four field goals, the last a 46-yarder as time expired to beat Arizona 26-23.
- Leon Washington, Jets, returned a kickoff 98 yards for a score as New York won its first game, 31-28 over the Dolphins.
- Yamon Figurs, Ravens, returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown with 55 seconds left before halftime in a 26-23 win over Arizona.
- Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders, kicked four field goals after missing four the first two weeks, in a 26-24 win over Cleveland.
- Joshua Cribbs, Browns, returned a kick 99 yards for a score in a 26-24 loss to Oakland.
Defense
- The Patriots held Buffalo quarterbacks Trent Edwards and J.P. Losman to a combined 11-of-21 for 101 yards and an interception.
- Nick Barnett, Packers, intercepted Philip Rivers late in the fourth quarter and ran it back 38 yards to the San Diego 2 to set up a touchdown.
- Trent Cole, Eagles, had three sacks, five tackles and forced a fumble in their 56-21 victory over Detroit.
- Jared Allen, Chiefs, had eight tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in a 13-10 victory over Minnesota. It was Allen's first game after serving a two-game suspension.
- Sammy Knight, Jaguars, sealed a 23-14 win over Denver with a pick in the closing minutes.
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MILESTONES
Brett Favre tied Dan Marino atop the all-time list with his 420th touchdown pass, a 57-yard strike to Greg Jennings with 2:03 remaining that gave Green Bay the lead against San Diego. He also won his NFL-record 150th game as a starter, and started his 240th straight game to tie for second on the all-time list. ... The Patriots' Randy Moss became the first receiver in NFL history to gain at least 100 yards receiving in each of his first three games with a new team. Overall, he has 11,040 yards receiving, making him the 19th player to top 11,000 yards. ... Matt Stover's four field goals moved the Baltimore kicker past Norm Johnson into fifth place on the career scoring list with 1,745 points. He has 416 career field goals, third most in NFL history. ... Colts receiver Marvin Harrison had 53 yards receiving to move into fourth place all-time with 13,920.
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STREAKS
The Patriots have won their last eight games against the Bills and haven't lost at home to them since a 16-13 overtime defeat in 2000, Bill Belichick's first year as coach. ... The Vikings have lost their last five games on natural grass. ... The Chargers' Philip Rivers opened the game by tying a franchise record of 15 straight completions set by Dan Fouts in 1981. He finished 27-of-36 for 306 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-24 loss to the Packers. ... Pittsburgh extended its streak of not allowing a 100-yard runner to 27 games, dating to November 2005. ... The Raiders beat Cleveland 26-24 for their first victory since last Oct. 29 against Pittsburgh. They had lost 11 in a row.
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STATS
second 0-3 start in 27 years. Since 1990, Kansas City is an NFL-best 103-34 at home.
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SWINGS
Green Bay's win over San Diego was Brett Favre's 38th career fourth-quarter comeback. ... After missing last week with an injury, Chad Pennington led the Jets to their first win, 31-28 over Miami. ... Damon Huard led the Chiefs to their first victory since New Year's Eve, beating Minnesota 13-10. ... The Chargers' 31-24 loss to Green Bay dropped them to 1-2 under new coach Norv Turner. That's as many regular-season losses as San Diego had last season.
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SLOPPY
Indianapolis was forced to redo the opening kickoff after an offside penalty on the first attempt, and the Texans' Jerome Mathis took the second try back 84 yards for a touchdown. ... The Lions' Jon Kitna threw for 446 yards, but also tossed an interception and fumbled three times - losing two. ... The Rams' Marc Bulger was held to 116 yards passing and threw three interceptions in a 24-3 loss to Tampa Bay. ... The Patriots lost two challenges to officials' calls in a span of 4 seconds. ... After Seattle pulled ahead of Cincinnati 24-21 with 1:06 left, the Seahawks recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to prevent a comeback attempt.
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SACKS
Philadelphia had nine sacks in a 56-21 victory over Detroit. Trent Cole had three, and Brodrick Bunkley and Juqua Thomas had two each. ... The Chiefs registered five sacks in a 13-10 win over the Vikings. Jared Allen and Tamba Hali had two each. ... The Giants' Mathias Kiwanuka had a pair of sacks, doubling the defense's output for the year, in a 24-17 win over Washington. ... The Browns' Kamerion Wimbley had two sacks and forced a fumble in a 26-24 loss to Oakland.
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STUFFED
Redskins running back Ladell Betts was stopped at the goal line on third and fourth downs, the stand coming with 20 seconds to go and preserving the Giants' 24-17 victory. ... Minnesota held the Chiefs' Larry Johnson to 42 yards on 24 carries. He had 55 yards on 16 attempts in last week's loss at Chicago. ... The Packers held LaDainian Tomlinson to 62 yards on 22 carries. The reigning MVP came into Sunday's game averaging 1.9 yards per carry. ... The Colts held Houston to 40 yards rushing in a 30-24 victory. ... The Bills have gained only 600 yards all season, just 115 more than the Patriots piled up Sunday. ... The 49ers' Frank Gore had 39 yards on 14 carries against Pittsburgh. ... Travis Henry ran 11 times for 35 yards in the Broncos' 23-14 loss to Jacksonville.
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SIDELINED
ost rookie linebacker Paul Posluszny to a broken left forearm and running back Josh Scobey to a knee injury. ... Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward bruised a leg bone and did not return to their 37-16 romp over San Francisco. ... Eagles running back Brian Westbrook bruised his ribs in Philadelphia's 56-21 win over Detroit. X-rays were negative. ... Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme left a 27-20 win over the Falcons with a right elbow injury. ... Daunte Culpepper took over for Josh McCown (sore left foot) at quarterback to start the second half in the Raiders' 26-24 win over the Browns.
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SPEAKING
``I tried to hit it like Forrest Gump, man. I just hit it fast.'' - Jets returner Leon Washington after taking a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown in a 31-28 victory over Miami.
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``Every time he takes the field, he's adding another log on the fire of such a brilliant career that will continue to burn, hopefully, for a while.'' - Packers coach Mike McCarthy on another record-setting day for quarterback Brett Favre.
 

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