NFL Today, Week 11 Print
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday night, Nov. 19
Tennessee (6-3) at Denver (4-5). Tennessee ranks second in overall defense, allowing 269.8 yards per game, and has 13 sacks over the past three games. Denver is 10-4 on Monday nights under coach Mike Shanahan.

STARS
Passing
-Brett Favre, Packers, threw for 218 yards and three touchdowns without an interception in a 31-17 victory over the Panthers.
-Matt Schaub, Texans, was 21-of-33 for 293 yards and two touchdowns without a pick in a 23-10 victory over the Saints.
-David Garrard, Jaguars, threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-17 victory over San Diego. Garrard set a team record with his seventh consecutive game without an interception.
-Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks, completed 30 of 44 passes for 337 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-23 victory over the Bears.
-Tony Romo, Cowboys, threw for 293 yards and four touchdowns - all to Terrell Owens - in a 28-23 victory over the Redskins. Jason Campbell, Redskins, threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns. It was the most yards by a Washington quarterback since 2003.
Rushing
-Brian Westbrook, Eagles, ran for a career-best 148 yards in a 17-7 victory over Miami.
-Chester Taylor, Vikings, ran for 164 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-22 victory over the Raiders. Minnesota played without injured running back Adrian Peterson.
-Earnest Graham, Buccaneers, rushed for 102 yards and a TD in a 31-7 rout of the Falcons.
-Thomas Jones, Jets, rushed for 117 yards in a 19-16 overtime victory against Pittsburgh.
-Willis McGahee, Ravens, ran for 102 yards and a touchdown in a 33-30 overtime loss to Cleveland.
Receiving
-Terrell Owens, Cowboys, caught eight passes for 173 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-23 victory over the Redskins. It was the first four-touchdown game of his career.
-Andre Johnson, Texans, caught six passes for 120 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown in a 23-10 victory over New Orleans. Johnson had missed seven games with an ankle injury.
-D.J. Hackett, Seahawks, caught nine passes for 136 yards and a TD in a 30-23 win over the Bears. He'd caught only 15 passes for 166 yards and two scores in three games this season.
-Santana Moss, Redskins, has been hobbled by a foot injury, but still caught nine passes for 121 yards and a touchdown in a 28-23 loss to the Cowboys.
-Drew Carter, Panthers, caught five passes for 132 yards and a touchdown in a 31-17 loss to Green Bay.
-Devard Darling, Ravens, matched his career total for receptions with four for 107 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of a 33-30 overtime loss to the Browns.
Special Teams
-Phil Dawson, Browns, kicked a 51-yard field goal that ricocheted off the upright and barely over the crossbar. The kick was declared good only after officials discussed it, sending the game to overtime. Then Dawson made a 33-yarder for a 33-30 victory over the Ravens.
-Tramon Williams, Packers, returned a punt 94 yards for their first touchdown in a 31-17 victory over Carolina.
-Ted Ginn, Dolphins, accounted for their only points by setting a franchise record with an 89-yard punt return in a 17-7 loss to Philadelphia.
-Mike Nugent, Jets, kicked four field goals, including the winner of 38 yards in overtime of a 16-13 victory over Pittsburgh.
-Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders, matched a career high by making all five of his field goal attempts in a 29-22 loss to the Vikings.
Defense
-Antrel Rolle, Cardinals, intercepted Carson Palmer three times, the last with 46 seconds left to seal a 35-27 win over the Bengals. Rolle returned the first two for touchdowns and would have had a third TD if the return wasn't nullified by a penalty.
-Brodney Pool, Browns, returned an interception of Kyle Boller a team-record 100 yards for a touchdown for a 27-14 lead over the Ravens. Cleveland went on to win 33-30 in overtime. Ray Lewis, Ravens, made 12 tackles and returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown in the loss.
-Sammy Knight, Jaguars, intercepted Philip Rivers' pass with 1:26 left to preserve a 24-17 victory over the Chargers.
-Chris Hovan, Buccaneers, made four tackles, a sack and an interception in a 31-7 rout of the Falcons.
- Jason Allen, Dolphins, made five tackles and had two interceptions in a 17-7 loss to the Eagles. The second-year pro had only one previous interception.
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MILESTONES
Peyton Manning threw for 163 yards in a 13-10 victory over Kansas City, giving him more than 40,000 yards for his career. ... Green Bay (9-1) is off to its best start since 1962 after a 31-17 victory over Carolina. The 38-year-old Brett Favre faced 44-year-old Vinny Testaverde in the oldest matchup of starting quarterbacks in NFL history in that game. Favre's 62nd career game with at least three touchdown passes tied Dan Marino's record. ... Fred Taylor ran for 85 yards and broke the Jacksonville franchise record for yards from scrimmage, surpassing the previous mark of 12,285 yards set by wide receiver Jimmy Smith. ... Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce had five catches for 54 yards, passing Henry Ellard to move into sixth place on the NFL's career yardage list. ... The Rams' 13-9 victory over San Francisco was the 500th in franchise history.
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STREAKS
The Jaguars held Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson to 62 yards rushing, the fourth straight time he's failed to reach 100 yards. ... Oakland (2-8) has lost six straight games. ... The Chiefs have lost nine of their last 10 against Indianapolis. ... The Bengals' Shayne Graham, who kicked seven field goals in a 21-7 win over Baltimore last week, had two more on Sunday, extending his club-record streak to 21 in a row. ... The Jets' Thomas Jones became the first player in 35 games to gain at least 100 yards rushing against Pittsburgh. ... The 49ers have lost eight straight, their longest streak since 1999. ... The Cowboys are 9-1 for the first time since 1983.
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STATS
Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice only caught two passes for 18 yards, but he completed both passes he threw for 94 yards. ... The Lions managed only 25 yards rushing against the Giants a week after finishing with minus-18 in a loss to Arizona. ... The Chiefs and the Colts, both missing several injured starters, combined for only 23 points and 450 yards of total offense. ... Four Bengals (T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Chad Johnson, Chris Henry and Kenny Watson) caught eight passes each. ... Miami managed only nine first downs and 186 yards of total offense. ... Tampa Bay cornerback Ronde Barber scored his 11th career touchdown off a fumble return.
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SWINGS
Cleveland kicker Phil Dawson's game-tying 51-yard field goal bounced off an upright, over the crossbar and struck the supporting post, before bouncing back into the end zone. Officials initially ruled the kick no good, giving Baltimore a 30-27 win. But after further discussion, the call was overturned and the game went to overtime. The Browns got the ball first and Dawson hit a 33-yarder for a 33-30 victory. ... Adam Vinatieri missed his first two field goals before connecting on his final two, including the winner in a 13-10 victory over Kansas City. ... The Bengals got their first blocked punt since 1995, and DeDe Dorsey's touchdown return was the first off a punt block since Barney Bussey in 1989.
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SLOPPY
The Vikings turned the ball over five times in a 29-22 victory over Oakland. They lost four of their five fumbles, and Tarvaris Jackson was intercepted once. ... Raiders quarterback Daunte Culpepper was sacked four times, fumbled twice and was picked off once. ... Byron Leftwich accounted for four turnovers by Atlanta, fumbling twice and getting intercepted twice. ... Carson Palmer was intercepted four times in the Bengals' 35-27 loss to Arizona. ... The Cardinals and Bengals combined for 22 penalties.
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SACKS
Michael Strahan had all three of New York's sacks in the Giants' 16-10 victory over the Lions. ... Patrick Kerney had three sacks in the Seahawks' 30-23 win over the Bears. ... Dewayne Robertson had 2 1/2 sacks and Shaun Ellis two more as the Jets got to Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger seven times in a 19-16 overtime victory. The Jets had just nine sacks entering the game. ... Bryant Young had 2 1/2 sacks in the 49ers' 13-9 loss to St. Louis. ... The Raiders' Chris Clemons had two sacks and forced a fumble in a 29-22 loss to the Vikings. ... The Buccaneers' Greg White had two of their four sacks in a 31-7 win over Atlanta. He also forced a pair of fumbles. ... Corey Williams of the Packers had two sacks and forced two fumbles in a 31-17 victory over Carolina. ... The Browns' Robaire Smith had two of their five sacks in a 33-30 overtime victory over Baltimore.
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SIDELINED
The Eagles' Donovan McNabb sprained his right ankle in the second quarter against Miami. He did not return. ... Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka broke his left leg on the second play of a 16-10 win over Detroit. RB Brandon Jacobs also left with a hamstring injury. ... The Raiders lost CB Nnamdi Asamouga (concussion) and RT Cornell Green (ankle). ... The Vikings lost CB Antoine Winfield (hamstring). ... Falcons DT Trey Lewis appeared to sustain a season-ending knee injury, and OT Todd Weiner (knee), TE Dwayne Blakley (neck, head) and DT Rod Coleman (arm, hand) also went down.
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SPEAKING
``I see the confidence that we have, and it makes me nervous. But I guess I kind of have to give into it.'' - Packers quarterback Brett Favre, after his team improved to 9-1 with a 31-17 victory over Carolina.
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``This team, for whatever reason, thrives on adversity. The tougher the situation, the better we do. We all had a feeling when we got the call and went into overtime, what a shame it would have been to not capitalize on it.'' - Browns kicker Phil Dawson, on the bizarre ending to their 33-30 overtime victory over Baltimore.
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``It just goes to show that character is your biggest asset. I never pouted, never ranted and raved, never became a cancer to this team.'' - Former first-round draft pick Antrel Rolle, who broke out with three interceptions and returned two for touchdowns in a Cardinals victory.
 

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