NFL Today, Week 6 Print
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Sunday, 14 October 2012 17:37
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, Oct. 15
Broncos at Chargers, 8:30 p.m. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (2-3) will be looking for their first road win of the season when they face the AFC West-rival Chargers (3-2).
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STARS
Passing
-Tom Brady, Patriots, was 36 for 58 for 395 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in New England's 24-23 loss to Seattle.
-Matthew Stafford, Lions, was 22 for 45 for 311 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Detroit's 26-23 overtime win over Philadelphia.
-Josh Freeman, Buccaneers, finished 15 for 26 for 328 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in Tampa Bay's 31-10 win over Kansas City.
-Carson Palmer, Raiders, was 23 for 33 for 353 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Oakland's 23-20 loss to Atlanta.
-Andy Dalton, Bengals, was 31 for 46 for 381 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in Cincinnati's 34-24 loss to Cleveland.
-Sam Bradford, Rams, finished 26 for 39 for 315 yards in St. Louis' 17-14 loss to Miami.
-Michael Vick, Eagles, was 28 for 46 yards for 311 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Philadelphia's 26-23-loss to Detroit.
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Rushing
-Shonn Greene, Jets, had 32 carries for 161 yards and three touchdowns in New York's 35-9 win over Indianapolis.
-Robert Griffin III, Redskins, had 13 carries for 138 yards and two touchdowns in Washington's 38-26 win over Minnesota.
-Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants, finished with 27 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown in New York's 26-3 win over San Francisco.
-DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones, Cowboys, combined for 32 carries, 185 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' 31-29 loss to Baltimore.
-Ray Rice, Ravens, had 16 carries for 63 yards and two touchdowns, and added a 43-yard reception in Baltimore's 31-29 win over Dallas.
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Receiving
-Wes Welker, Patriots, had 10 catches for 138 yards and a touchdown in New England's 24-23 loss to Seattle.
-Calvin Johnson, Lions, finished with six receptions for 135 yards in Detroit's 26-23 win over Philadelphia.
-A.J. Green, Bengals, had seven catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns in Cincinnati's 34-24 loss to Cleveland. His 108 catches and 13 TDs are the most in NFL history through a player's first 21 games
-Percy Harvin, Vikings, had 11 catches for 133 yards in Minnesota's 38-26 loss to Washington.
-Jeremy Maclin, Eagles, had six receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown in Philadelphia's 26-23 loss to Detroit.
-Mike Williams, Buccaneers, had four catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in Tampa Bay's 38-10 win over Kansas City.
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Defense
-Asante Samuel, Falcons, returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown in Atlanta's 23-20 win over Oakland.
-Ronde Barber, Buccaneers, returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown in Tampa Bay's 38-10 win over Kansas City. It was Barber's eighth career interception return for a TD.
-Madieu Williams, Redskins, returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown in Washington's 38-26 win over Minnesota.
-Sheldon Brown, Browns, returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown in Cleveland's 34-24 win over Cincinnati.
-Edgar Jones, Chiefs, returned a fumble 11 yards for a touchdown in Kansas City's 38-10 loss to Tampa Bay.
-John Abraham, Falcons, had three sacks and a forced fumble in Atlanta's 23-20 win over Oakland.
-Antrel Rolle, Giants, had two interceptions in New York's 26-3 win over San Francisco.
-Chris Kelsay, Bills, sacked the Cardinals' Kevin Kolb for a safety in Buffalo's 19-16 overtime win over Arizona.
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Special teams
-Jacoby Jones, Ravens, tied an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return for a TD in Baltimore's 31-29 win over Dallas. Jones' return tied the mark set by Ellis Hobbs of New England in 2007 and tied in 2011 by Randall Cobb of Green Bay.
-Jason Hanson, Lions, was 4 for 4 on field goals and made a 45-yarder in overtime in Detroit's 26-23 win over Philadelphia.
-Blair Walsh, Vikings, was 4 for 4 on field goals in Minnesota's 38-26 loss to Washington.
-Lawrence Tynes, Giants, was 4 of 5 on field goals in New York's 26-3 win over San Francisco.
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JUST FOR KICKS
Arizona's Jay Feely kicked a 61-yard field goal in the Cardinals' 19-16 loss to Buffalo. It was the third field goal of at least 60 yards in the NFL this season. St. Louis' Greg Zuerlein and San Francisco's David Akers had the others. ... Detroit's Jason Hanson scored 14 points and converted all four field-goal attempts, including the winner in overtime, in the Lions' 26-23 victory at Philadelphia. Hanson, with 2,074 career points, passed John Carney (2,062) for third place in NFL history. Hanson's points are the most by a player with one franchise. Hanson has 479 career field goals, also third best in league history - one more than Carney.
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STATS
Entering Sunday night, every winner this week trailed at some point except for Tampa Bay. The New York teams both were down only 3-0. ... Dallas totaled 227 yards rushing, the most against the Ravens since the franchise arrived in Baltimore in 1996. ... The Eagles have 17 turnovers in six games, including 13 by QB Michael Vick on eight interceptions and five fumbles. ... Falcons coach Mike Smith improved his career record to 49-21, tying Dan Reeves as the winningest coach in team history. ... The Falcons' Matt Ryan came into the game with three interceptions in the first five weeks. He doubled his total by halftime against the Raiders. Ryan guided Atlanta to his 19th winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime. That is the most by a quarterback in his first five seasons in the Super Bowl era. ... New England (3-3) has already lost as many games as last season. The Saints (1-4) have lost more. Both teams were 13-3 in 2011. The Packers, 15-1 last year, also have more defeats this season. ... Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has six rushing touchdowns, and Alfred Morris has five. They are the first rookie teammates to each rush for at least five touchdowns in a team's first six games in NFL history. ... Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had six catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' 19-16 overtime loss against Buffalo. At 29 years, 44 days, Fitzgerald (10,045) joins Randy Moss as the only players in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards receiving before turning 30. ... The Cardinals went into overtime for the sixth time in nine home games, and had won all of them until Sunday's loss to Buffalo. ... The Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw had 116 yards in a win over San Francisco. The 49ers hadn't allowed a 100-yard rusher in their previous 22 home games. The last time was Tennessee's Chris Johnson, who ran for 135 yards on Nov. 8, 2009.
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STREAKS
The Falcons (6-0) extended their best start in franchise history with a 23-20 win over Oakland. ... The Ravens earned their 14th straight regular-season home win in a 31-29 victory over Dallas. ... The New England Patriots had 475 yards in a 24-23 loss at Seattle. The Patriots have gained at least 350 yards in 15 consecutive games and passed the 1982-83 San Diego Chargers (14) for the second-longest streak in NFL history. The 1999-2000 St. Louis Rams hold the record of 16 consecutive games.
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SIDELINED
Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb was injured with just over two minutes left in the game when he tried to fall forward, and two Bills players landed on him. He lay on the field for several minutes as medical personnel attended to him, then gingerly walked off after a cart was waved off. ... In Baltimore, the Ravens had costly injuries to linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb. Lewis hurt his triceps, and Webb banged his knee in a first-quarter collision with Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. Webb remained prone on the field for several minutes before being helped to the sideline. The team originally labeled the injury a ``sprain,'' but after Baltimore's 31-29 victory, coach John Harbaugh painted a potentially darker picture. ``Lardarius Webb does not look good right now,'' Harbaugh said. ``It's a potential ACL. We've got a problem there. We don't know for sure, but that's what it looks like right now.'' Also in that game, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was removed with a left foot injury. He carried 14 times for 93 yards. ... The Jets lost two running backs in four plays. Joe McKnight was hurt on a 61-yard run, three plays after Bilal Powell was lost with a shoulder injury. Both McKnight and Powell were scheduled to have MRI exams Monday. In Cleveland, rookie running back Trent Richardson was hurt when he took a helmet to the side early in the game.
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SPEAKING
``A big weight was lifted off our shoulders. It felt like we won the Super Bowl. We just didn't give up.'' - Browns cornerback Joe Haden after Cleveland beat Cincinnati 34-24 for its first win of the season that also ended an 11-game losing streak.
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``You know when you get that itch? I wanted to scratch it. So I took it.'' - the Ravens' Jacoby Jones on his NFL record-tying 108-yard kickoff return for a TD in Baltimore's 31-29 win over Dallas.
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``I could see guys telling me I got the first, so they were saying, `Stay inbounds,''' Griffin said. ``And then I was running like, `I think I can get a little more.' And it all went from `Stop, stay inbounds,' to `Go! Go for the touchdown!''' - Redskins QB Robert Griffin III on his 76-yard TD run in the fourth quarter of Washington's 38-26 win over Minnesota.
 

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