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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, Nov. 17
Cleveland at Buffalo (8:30 p.m. EST). The slumping Bills try to keep pace with New England and Miami for second place in the wide-open AFC East. The unraveling Browns have been hit by infighting and accusations by some players that the team has quit.

STARS
Passing
-Kurt Warner, Cardinals, completed 32 of 44 passes for 395 yards - his franchise-record fourth straight 300-yard game - as Arizona held off Seattle 26-20.
-Kerry Collins, Titans, was 13-of-23 for 230 yards and three touchdowns in leading undefeated Tennessee past Jacksonville 24-14.
-Peyton Manning, Colts, was 30-of-46 for 320 yards with two touchdowns in Indianapolis' 33-27 victory over Houston.
- Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers, was 31-of-41 for 308 yards in Pittsburgh's 11-10 win over San Diego.

Rushing
-Steve Slaton, Texans, ran for a franchise rookie-record 156 yards, including a team-record 71-yard TD run, in Houston's 33-27 loss at Indianapolis.
-DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, Panthers, combined for 250 yards rushing and three touchdowns in Carolina's 31-22 win over Detroit.
an Grant, Packers, ran for 145 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's dominant 37-3 victory over the Chicago Bears.
-Willie Parker, Steelers, had 115 yards on 25 carries in Pittsburgh's 11-10 victory over San Diego.

Receiving
-Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals. Boldin had 13 catches for a career-best 186 yards, and Fitzgerald added 10 receptions for 151 yards in Arizona's first win at Seattle since 2002, 26-20.
-T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Bengals, matched his season high with 12 catches for 149 yards as Cincinnati tied Philadelphia 13-13.
-Justin Gage, Titans, had 147 yards and two touchdowns on four receptions in Tennessee's 24-14 win at Jacksonville.
-Hines Ward, Steelers, caught 11 passes for 124 yards as Pittsburgh beat San Diego 11-10.

Special Teams
-Dan Carpenter, Dolphins, nailed a 38-yard field goal with 38 seconds left to cap a 61-yard drive and give Miami its fourth consecutive victory with a 17-15 win over Oakland.
-Johnnie Lee Higgins, Raiders, scored on a 93-yard punt in Oakland's 17-15 loss at Miami.
-Jeff Reed, Steelers, kicked three field goals, including a 32-yarder with 11 seconds left, in Pittsburgh's 11-10 victory over San Diego.

Defense
-Aaron Ross, Giants, returned the second of his two interceptions 50 yards for a third-quarter touchdown in New York's 30-10 win over Baltimore.
h, Titans, had seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in undefeated Tennessee's 24-14 win at Jacksonville.
-Jason Hunter, Packers, returned a fumble 54 yards for a touchdown in Green Bay's 37-3 rout of Chicago.
-Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Cardinals, had two interceptions in Arizona's 26-20 win at Seattle.
-James Harrison, Steelers, had a sack, safety and an interception in Pittsburgh's 11-10 win over San Diego.

RECORDS AND MILESTONES
Pittsburgh rallied to beat San Diego 11-10, the first such final in NFL history, spanning 12,837 games. The Chargers fell to 0-13 at Pittsburgh in the regular season. ... Peyton Manning passed Fran Tarkenton for seventh on the NFL's career completions list in Indianapolis' 33-27 win over Houston. Tarkenton had 3,686 completions, while Manning now has 3,702. ... Houston's Ahman Green finished with nine carries for 17 yards, surpassing the 9,000-yard mark in his career. ... Indianapolis' Marvin Harrison passed Jim Brown for ninth on the NFL touchdowns list with 127. ... Baltimore's Matt Stover set an NFL record by kicking his 372nd consecutive point after touchdown in the Ravens' 30-10 loss to the New York Giants.

ALL TIED UP
ed a 47-yard field goal with 7 seconds left in the extra period in the first tied game in the NFL since Nov. 10, 2002, when Atlanta and Pittsburgh finished 34-34.

RUNNIN' ON RAVENS
The New York Giants finished with 207 yards rushing in their 30-10 win over Baltimore, which had not given up more than 76 yards to any opponent this season. The last time an opponent got more than 100 yards was Seattle, which ran for 144 on Dec. 23, 2007.

DOUBLE DUTY
Rookie Spencer Larsen became the first Denver player to start on offense and defense in the same game when he opened Sunday's matchup against Atlanta as the team's middle linebacker and fullback. He also opened the game on special teams, too. Larsen is the first NFL player to start on offense and defense since Dec. 14, 2003, when Baltimore's Orlando Brown started at offensive tackle and defensive tackle at Oakland.

PULLING IT OUT
Kerry Collins sealed Tennessee's victory with a 38-yard TD pass to Justin Gage with 3:57 remaining, leading the undefeated Titans past Jacksonville 24-14. Collins and Gage also hooked up for a 56-yard score in the third period - the only third-down conversation of the day for the Titans. They finished 1-of-12 on third down.

FIRST STRIKE
scored first in a game this season. Detroit still lost to Carolina 31-22.

DOUBLE TROUBLE
Carolina won its fourth straight game by setting a team record with 264 yards rushing in a 31-22 win over Detroit, the first time two of the Panthers' backs rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. Jonathan Stewart rushed for a career-high 130 yards and a touchdown, while DeAngelo Williams added 120 yards and two more scores.

STARTS
Arizona is 7-3 for the first time since 1977, when the Cardinals were in St. Louis. Arizona can clinch its first division title since 1975 next week, when it hosts the Giants and San Francisco plays at Dallas. ... Seattle's 26-20 loss to Arizona handed exiting Mike Holmgren the first 2-8 start in his 17 years as a head coach.

STREAKS
also won their seventh consecutive regular-season road game. ... San Francisco snapped its six-game losing streak with interim coach Mike Singletary's first victory, 35-16 over St. Louis.

STATS
Indianapolis' Joseph Addai ran for 105 yards and one TD in the Colts' 33-27 win over Houston, his first 100-yard day since November 2007. ... For the fourth consecutive game, Miami had the ball for more than 10 minutes in the fourth quarter in a 17-15 win over Oakland. ... Raiders punter Shane Lechler continues to be one of Oakland's few bright spots, averaging 52.7 yards on six kicks, four inside the 20, against Miami. ... Pittsburgh had 13 penalties for 115 yards to San Diego's two for 5 yards, but still won 11-10.

SWING
Jacksonville blew an 11-point lead against Tennessee, the Jaguars' biggest collapse since coach Jack Del Rio's first game in 2003 (14 points) and ended up setting a franchise record with 10 punts.

BIG BURST
San Francisco scored 28 points in the second quarter of its 35-16 victory over St. Louis. The 49ers had six previous 28-point quarters since the merger in 1970, but the club had scored four offensive touchdowns in a quarter just once, when Joe Montana threw four TD passes in the fourth quarter at Philadelphia in December 1989.

SIDELINED
the second quarter of the Bengals' 13-13 tie with Philadelphia. He was taken off the field on a backboard as a precaution, but had full movement in his arms and legs. X-rays were negative. ... Cincinnati offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth severely sprained his right ankle during the third quarter and didn't return. ... St. Louis left tackle Orlando Pace, right guard Richie Incognito and cornerback Ron Bartell were all hurt in the first half of the Rams' 35-16 loss to San Francisco. St. Louis also played without injured running back Steven Jackson for the third time in four games.

SPEAKING
``It's that Fountain of Youth I walk up to every single day, trying to keep myself as young as possible.'' - Jeff Garcia, Tampa Bay's 38-year-old quarterback, who led the Buccaneers to a 19-13 victory over Minnesota. He threw for 255 yards without an interception and scrambled for two first downs on a time-consuming go-ahead field goal drive in the fourth quarter.
 

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