—Peyton Manning, Broncos, tossed four more TD passes in Denver's 52-20 win over
Philadelphia, giving him an NFL-record 16 in the first month of the
—Philip Rivers, Chargers, threw for 401 yards and three touchdowns, to
help the Chargers beat the Dallas Cowboys 30-21.
—Tom Brady, Patriots, was 20 for 31 for 316 yards and two touchdowns in New
England's 30-23 victory over Atlanta. New England is 4-0 for the first
—Matt Ryan, Falcons, finished 34 for 54 for 421 yards
with two touchdowns and an interception in Atlanta's 30-23 loss to New
—Alex Smith, Chiefs, threw three touchdown passes and
finished 24 of 41 for 288 yards as Kansas City improved to 4-0 with a
31-7 rout of the New York Giants.
—Andrew Luck, Colts, overcame
a rough start and had two touchdown passes and Indianapolis became the
latest to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars by double digits, 37-3.
—Brian Hoyer, Browns, threw two touchdown passes in his first start at home to
lead Cleveland, the team he rooted for as a youngster, to a 17-6 win
over the Cincinnati Bengals.
—Adrian Peterson, Vikings, ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries
in Minnesota's 34-27 win over Pittsburgh in a game played in London.
—Reggie Bush, Lions, had a season-high 139 yards rushing and a score on
18 carries to help Detroit top Chicago 40-32.
—Arian Foster, Texans, rushed for 102 yards in a losing cause as
Houston fell 23-20 to Seattle in overtime.
—Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, ran for 98 yards and a touchdown in
Seattle's 23-20 overtime win at Houston.
—Le'Veon Bell, Steelers, had two touchdown runs in his NFL debut, a
34-27 loss to Minnesota.
—Tony Gonzalez and Julio Jones, Falcons. Gonzalez had 12 catches for 149
yards and a pair of touchdowns and Jones had six catches for 108 yards
in Atlanta's 30-23 loss to New England.
—Julian Edelman and
Kenbrell Thompkins, Patriots. Edelman had seven catches for 118 yards
and Thompkins had six catches for 127 yards and a touchdown in New
England's 30-23 win over Atlanta.
—Nate Washington, Titans,
caught two touchdown passes, including a 77-yarder from backup Ryan Fitzpatrick, as Tennessee cruised past the New York Jets 38-13.
—Greg Jennings, Vikings, had two touchdown catches, including a 70-yarder
during which he broke several tackles, in Minnesota's 34-27 win over
—Antonio Gates, Chargers, caught 10 passes for 136 yards and a
touchdown in San Diego's 30-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
—Victor Cruz, Giants, had 10 catches for 164 yards and a TD in a losing
cause as New York fell to Kansas City 31-7.
—Torrey Smith, Ravens, had five catches for 166 yards and a touchdown
but Baltimore lost 23-20 to Buffalo.
—Trindon Holliday, Broncos, tied his own franchise record with a 105-yard
touchdown return on a kickoff in the first half of Denver's 52-20 rout
—Dexter McCluster, Chiefs, returned a punt 89 yards for a touchdown in
Kansas City's 31-7 win over the New York Giants.
—Steven Hauschka, Seahawks, kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime to give
Seattle a 23-20 victory over Houston and its first 4-0 start in
—Jeremy Stewart, Raiders, recovered Rashad Jennings' blocked punt of Sav Rocca in the end zone early in Oakland's
24-14 loss to Washington.
—Jay Feely, Cardinals, booted a
27-yard field goal that snapped a 10-10 tie with 1:29 remaining in
Arizona's 13-10 win at Tampa Bay.
—Steven Johnson, Broncos,
blocked a punt, which he scooped up himself and returned for a 17-yard
score in Denver's 52-20 win over Philadelphia.
—Alterraun Verner, Titans, intercepted two passes and recovered a
fumble in Tennessee's 38-13 rout of the New York Jets.
—Robert Mathis, Colts, had three sacks in Indianapolis' 37-3 win at
—Kiko Alonso and Aaron Williams, Bills, each had two interceptions as
Buffalo topped Baltimore 23-20.
—Patrick Peterson, Cardinals, had two interceptions in the closing
minutes of Arizona's 13-10 victory at Tampa Bay.
—Nick Fairley, Lions, returned a fumble 4 yards for a TD after Ndamukong Suh
sacked Jay Cutler in Detroit's 40-32 win over Chicago.
—Richard Sherman, Seahawks, had a 58-yard interception return for a touchdown
that forced overtime in Seattle's 23-20 overtime win at Houston.
—Sean Lee, Cowboys, had 18 tackles, including 15 solo, and returned an
interception 52 yards for a score in Dallas' 30-21 loss at San Diego.
STREAKS & STATS
Pro Bowl LT Joe Thomas made his 100th straight start, extending his
consecutive snaps streak to 6,125, the NFL's longest active streak.
Thomas has not missed an offensive play since he was drafted third
overall in 2007. ... Washington LB London Fletcher played in his 244th
consecutive regular-season game, passing Bill Romanowski for most by a
defensive player since the 1970 merger. ... The Jacksonville Jaguars
have lost 12 of their past 19 games by double digits — 11 of those by
16 or more points. ... Matt Flynn's seven sacks against Washington were
the most for an Oakland QB since Andrew Walter was brought down nine
times in 2006 at Seattle. The Raiders also lost a game — 24-14 — they
led by at least 14 points after the first quarter for the first time
since 1998 against Kansas City.
edged Houston 23-20 in overtime, giving the Seahawks their first 4-0
start in franchise history. ... Kansas City, one season removed from a
2-14 debacle that cost the coach and general manager their jobs, is 4-0
after pounding the New York Giants 31-7. Meanwhile, the Giants are 0-4
for the first time since 1987. ... Pittsburgh lost to Minnesota 34-27
in London, falling to 0-4 for the first time in 45 years. No team has
reached the playoffs after an 0-4 start since the San Diego Chargers in
1992. ... Brian Hoyer became the first Browns quarterback to win his
first two starts since Mark Rypien in 1994. ... Jordan Cameron, who had
10 catches for 91 yards in a 17-6 win over Cincinnati, has 30
receptions through four games — the most for a tight end in Browns
Peyton Manning threw four
TD passes in Denver's 52-20 win over Philadelphia, giving him 16 — the
most in the first month of a season, besting the previous mark of 14
set by Don Meredith in 1966 and tied by Kurt Warner in 1999. Manning
also joined Milt Plum in 1960 as the only quarterbacks to throw that
many touchdown passes without an interception. ... Indianapolis
defensive end Robert Mathis had three sacks against Jacksonville,
leaving him one shy of becoming the 30th player in NFL history with 100
Buffalo's 23-20 win
over Baltimore on Sunday marked the first time a rookie head coach —
Doug Marrone — and rookie quarterback — Doug Marrone — beat the
defending Super Bowl champions since Jacksonville pulled off the feat
against Tamp Bay on Nov. 23, 2003, with coach Jack Del Rio and
quarterback Byron Leftwich. Manuel also became the first rookie
quarterback to defeat the defending Super Bowl champions in a game in
San Diego linebacker Manti Te'o had three tackles in his NFL debut, helping the Chargers top the
Dallas Cowboys 30-21. He had been out since spraining his right foot in
the exhibition opener Aug. 8.
scored 24 straight points, including three TDs in a span of 3 minutes,
26 seconds, after Matt Forte's 53-yard TD run gave Chicago a 10-6 lead
early in the second quarter. The Lions went on to win 40-32.
Prater's 53-yard field goal in a 52-20 win over Philadelphia capped
Denver's 15th straight regular-season victory, which bested the
franchise mark of 14 set in 1997-98. It also broke the previous
franchise scoring record of 50 points set against San Diego on Oct. 6,
1963. Only the 1966 Dallas Cowboys, with 183 points, scored more than
the Broncos' 179 in their first four games.
many NFL fans, referee Terry McAulay is used to Andy Reid being with
the Eagles. After Reid, now Kansas City's coach, successfully
challenged a spot in the third quarter of the Chiefs' 31-7 win over the
New York Giants, McAulay mistakenly announced: "Philadelphia will not
be charged a timeout."
the seventh year of the International Series in Britain, but the first
year Wembley Stadium will host two NFL games, with the Jacksonville
Jaguars playing the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 27 after the Minnesota Vikings topped the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-27 on Sunday.
quarterback Jake Locker was carted off the field and taken to the
hospital by ambulance after hurting his right hip early in the third
quarter of the Titans' 38-13 win over the New York Jets. Locker grabbed
at his right hip area as he went to the ground after taking a hit, was
carted to the locker room with his right leg straight out and then
taken to a hospital. Titans coach Mike Munchak said the team did not
know the extent of the injury. ... Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill
suffered a head injury on New York's opening series against Tennessee,
and was out for the game. ... Seattle coach Pete Carroll said defensive
end Michael Bennett was OK after being taken off the field on a
stretcher after injuring his lower back on a hit on Houston quarterback
Matt Schaub. Bennett was taken to the hospital after the hit, but
Carroll said he was back with the team after the game. He strained a
muscle in his lower back. ... Texans linebacker Brian Cushing left with
a concussion in the third quarter. Cushing missed much of last season
because of a knee injury. ... Oakland lost both of its starting running
backs to injuries in the first half against the Redskins. Darren McFadden left with a hamstring injury and fullback Marcel Reece was out
with a knee injury. ... Washington lost running back Alfred Morris in
the second half to bruised ribs and nose tackle Chris Neild in the
first half with a right calf injury.
now, you could say we're the worst team in the league. That hurts." —
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after Pittsburgh fell to 0-4
with a 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
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