Denver Broncos' Reuben Droughns (34) runs for a short gain past Oakland Raiders linebacker Danny Clark (55) in the first quarter in Denver, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Reuben Droughns picked up another 100-yard game ending up with 102 yards on 28 carries and one touchdown, but the Denver Broncos (7-4) lost 25-24 in the nationally televised Sunday night game to the Oakland Raiders (4-7). Droughns also had one pass reception for minus 5 yards. The Broncos had moved the ball to the Oakland 24 with 31 seconds left to play when Denver kicker Jason Elam's 43-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Langston Walker to preserve the Raider win on a cold, snowy night in Colorado.
Miami Dolphins' quarterback A.J. Feeley was 17-for-33, 159 yards and two touchdowns when the Dophins defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 24-17. Feeley played with a dislocated finger suffered in the first quarter of the game and gave up one interception. The win, Miami's second of the year and the first when Feeley was the starter, improve the Dophins' record to 2-9 while the 49ers slipped to a league worst at 1-10.
Safety Keith Lewis recorded one tackle for the 49ers.
The Minnesota Vikings (7-4) defeated the 6-and-5 Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-16. Viking running back Onterrio Smith rushed for 72 yards on 20 carries and caught three passes for 18 yards. He also had a kickoff return of 18 yards.
This year's surprise team, the San Diego Chargers (8-3) continued their winning ways by beating the Kansas City Chiefs, 34-31. Charger tight end Justin Peelle had one reception for four yards. Defensive end Igor Olshanky recorded one tackle. Kansas City's wide receiver Samie Parker did not play and defensive tackle Junior Siavii was on the inactive list for the game. The Chiefs are now 3-8 for the season.
The once promising season for the Seattle Seahawks (6-5) took a turn for the worse when they were beaten by the Buffalo Bills, 38-9. Seahawk running back Maurice Morris had two carries for 10 yards and also had a punt return with no yardage. Buffalo improved its record to 5-6 for the season.
Rashad Bauman is still on the not active list for the Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) even though the Bengals beat the Cleveland Browns 58-48. The Brown slipped to 3-8 for the season with the loss.
Punter Josh Bidwell had two punts for a 46.5 yard average with a long of 49 in a losing effort when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped a 21-14 decision to the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are now 4-7 this season.
Finally, Joey Harrington probably wishes he had been back home in Portland instead of on Ford Field in Detroit last Thursday, when the Detroit Lions lost 41-9 to the Indianapolis Colts. Harrington was 14-of-23 for 156 yards but was completely overshadowed by Peyton Mannings' six touchdowns passing on 23-of-28. The Lions are now 4-7 and the Colts are 8-3.
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