|NFL Today, Week 10|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 10 November 2013 16:03|
Monday, Nov. 11
Miami (4-4) at Tampa Bay (0-8). The Dolphins, disrupted by turmoil in the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito saga, try to avoid being the first team to lose to the also-troubled Buccaneers.
-Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 25 for 36 for 330 yards and four touchdown passes in Denver's 28-20 win over San Diego. Manning has 33 touchdown passes this season, tied with Tom Brady (2007) for the most through the first nine games of a season in NFL history. Brady set the NFL single-season record with 50 touchdown passes that season. Manning has eight seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes. Only Brett Favre (nine) had more such seasons.
-Russell Wilson, Seahawks, was 19 for 26 for 287 yards and two touchdown passes in Seattle's 33-10 win over Atlanta. The victory was Wilson's 20th and he is only the fifth quarterback in the Super Bowl era to win at least 20 starts in his first two NFL seasons. The others to accomplish the feat are Ben Roethlisberger (22), Hall of Famer Dan Marino (21), Joe Flacco (20) and Matt Ryan (20).
-Matthew Stafford, Lions, was 18 for 35 for 219 yards and three touchdown passes and an interception in Detroit's 21-19 win over Chicago.
-Nick Foles, Eagles, was 12 for 18 for 228 yards and three touchdown passes in Philadelphia's 27-13 win over Green Bay. Foles, who tied the NFL record with seven touchdown passes last week, joined Tom Brady (2007) as the only players in league history with at least 10 touchdown passes and no interceptions in a two-game span in a single season. Foles also joined Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to throw three touchdown passes in the game following a seven-touchdown performance. This season, Foles has 16 touchdown passes and no interceptions. He joined Peyton Manning (20 in 2013 for Denver) and Milt Plum (16 in 1960 for Cleveland) as the only players to start a season with at least 16 touchdown passes before throwing an interception.
-Kellen Clemens, Rams, was 9 for 16 for 247 yards and two touchdown passes in St. Louis' 38-8 win over Indianapolis.
-LeSean McCoy, Eagles, had 25 carries for 155 yards in Philadelphia's 27-13 win over Green Bay.
-Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, had 24 carries for 145 yards and one TD in Seattle's 33-10 win over Atlanta.
-Andre Brown, Giants, had 30 carries for 115 yards and a touchdown in New York's 24-20 win over Atlanta.
-Reggie Bush, Lions, had 14 carries for 105 yards in Detroit's 21-19 win over Chicago.
-A.J. Green, Bengals, had eight catches for 151 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown on the final play of regulation, in Cincinnati's 20-17 overtime loss to Baltimore. He set a franchise record with his fifth straight 100-yard game.
-Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, Bears. Marshall had seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns, and Jeffery had nine catches for 114 yards in Chicago's 21-19 loss to Detroit.
-Tavon Austin, Rams, had two catches for 138 yards and for touchdowns of 81 and 57 yards in St. Louis' 38-8 win over Indianapolis.
-T.Y. Hilton, Colts, had seven catches for 130 yards in Indianapolis' 38-8 loss to St. Louis.
-Jarrett Boykin, Packers, had eight catches for 112 yards in Green Bay's 27-13 loss to Philadelphia.
-Golden Tate, Seahawks, had six catches for 106 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's 33-10 win over Atlanta.
-Riley Cooper, Eagles, had three catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns in Philadelphia's 27-13 win over Green Bay.
-Tavon Austin, Rams, returned a punt 98 yards for a touchdown in St. Louis' 38-8 win over Indianapolis
-Cooper Taylor, Giants, returned a blocked punt 21 yards for a touchdown in New York's 24-20 win over Oakland.
-Justin Tucker, was 2 for 2 on field goals, including a 46-yarder in overtime in Baltimore's 20-17 win over Cincinnati.
-Steven Hauschka, Seahawks, was 4 for 4 on field goals in Seattle's 33-10 win over Atlanta.
-Chris Long, Rams, returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown in St. Louis' 38-8 win over Indianapolis.
-Tracy Porter, Raiders, returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown in Oakland's 24-20 loss to the New York Giants.
-Will Blackmon, Jaguars, returned a fumble 21 yards for a touchdown in Jacksonville's 29-27 win over Tennessee.
-Matt Shaughnessy, Cardinals, returned a fumble 6 yards for a touchdown in Arizona's 27-24 against Houston.
-Vincent Rey, Bengals, had three sacks and an interception in Cincinnati's 20-17 overtime loss to Baltimore.
STREAKS & STATS
The Panthers have won five consecutive games. ... The Texans have lost seven in a row. ... Detroit swept the season series against Chicago for the first time since the 2007 season with a 21-19 win. The Lions are all alone in first in the division for the first time since the end of Week 5 of the 2005 season, according to STATS. ... After an 0-6 start, the Giants have won three in a row. ... Green Bay has dropped its first back-to-back home losses since 2008, Aaron Rodgers' first season as the starter. Green Bay's 27-13 defeat was the worst home loss for the Packers since falling 38-10 to the New York Jets on Dec. 3, 2006. ... Indy's 38-8 loss was its worst at Lucas Oil Stadium - and its worst home loss since San Diego hung a 31-0 shutout at the RCA Dome on Nov. 29, 1993. ... The Falcons' 33-10 loss was their sixth defeat in seven games. ... The Raiders have lost 12 straight games in the Eastern time zone since beating Pittsburgh in December 2009. ... The Bills have lost seven straight regular-season games in Pittsburgh. A week after giving up 610 yards and 55 points in a loss to New England, Pittsburgh held the Bills to 227 total yards, more than one-third coming on a meaningless drive in the final minutes. The Steelers limited Buffalo to 95 yards rushing, nearly 50 below its average.
Gus Bradley earned his first win as a head coach in Jacksonville's 29-27 victory over Tennessee. ... The Seahawks are 9-1 for the first time in franchise history. ... The Broncos have scored 371 points this season, the most through the first nine games of a season in NFL history. The previous high was held by the 1950 Los Angeles Rams, who scored 358 points in their first nine games. ... Calvin Johnson's ninth touchdown grab of the season was the 63rd of his career, breaking a tie with Herman Moore for the Detroit record. Johnson, playing in his 100th career game, has 8,740 yards receiving, the second most in NFL history in a player's first 100 games. He passed Randy Moss (8,680) and only trails Hall of Famer Lance Alworth (9,019). ... Tennessee's Chris Johnson passed Earl Campbell for second all-time behind only Eddie George for most yards from scrimmage in franchise history. ... St. Louis rookie Tavon Austin returned a punt 98 yards for a touchdown and had TDs receiving of 81 and 57 yards in the Rams' 38-8 win at Indianapolis. Austin is the first player in NFL history with a punt return of at least 95 yards for a touchdown and two TDs receiving of at least 55 yards in the same game. Austin also joined Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (Dec. 12, 1965) and Randy Moss (Nov. 26, 1998) as the only players age 22 or younger with three touchdowns of at least 50 yards in the same game. Austin and Steve Smith (Dec. 8, 2002) are the only players in NFL history with at least 140 scrimmage yards and 140 punt return yards in the same game. ... Arizona linebacker John Abraham had two sacks and a forced fumble in the Cardinals' 27-24 win over Houston. Abraham has 127 career sacks and passed Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas (126 1/2) to move into 12th place in NFL history. Abraham leads all active NFL players in both sacks (127) and forced fumbles (47). ... Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a 23-10 win over Buffalo, his 90th career victory. Roethlisberger reached 90 career wins in his 135th start and did it in the fifth-fewest games among quarterbacks who began their careers in the Super Bowl era. The four quarterbacks to reach 90 wins in fewer starts are Tom Brady (115), Hall of Famers Joe Montana (128), Terry Bradshaw (129) and Ken Stabler (133).
Three starting quarterbacks had to come out of their games. Already without franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers because of a left collarbone injury, the Packers lost backup Seneca Wallace to a groin injury at Lambeau Field. In Nashville, Tennessee's Jake Locker was lost to an injured right foot that had him on crutches and in a walking boot in the second half. And in Chicago, Jay Cutler threw for 250 yards and a touchdown in his first action since he injured his groin last month. He looked progressively worse as the game wore on and departed before the Bears' final drive with what the team said was an ankle injury. ... In San Francisco, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and rookie safety Eric Reid each sustained concussions against Carolina. ... Buffalo WR Stevie Johnson left with a groin injury and did not return at Pittsburgh.
''What I'm excited about is that we improved in many areas. On my call sheet I was writing down things that were really good that were happening during the game. They just kept piling up. I thought, `this is how it feels.''' - Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said after Jacksonville beat Tennessee 29-27 for its first win of the season and his first victory as a head coach.
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