—Drew Brees, Saints, finished 26 for 34 for 332 yards and five
touchdown passes in New Orleans' 35-17 win over Buffalo. Brees has
eight career games with at least five touchdown passes, the most in NFL
—Andy Dalton, Bengals, was 19 for 30 for 325 yards with a career-high
five touchdown passes and an interception in Cincinnati's 49-9 win over
the New York Jets.
—Matthew Stafford, Lions, was 33 for 48 for 488 yards and a touchdown
and two interceptions in Detroit's 31-30 win over Dallas. Stafford has
six career games with at least 400 yards passing in his first five NFL
seasons, trailing Hall of Famer Dan Marino (seven) for the most such
games in the first five seasons of a career in NFL history.
—Peyton Manning, Broncos, finished 30 for 44 for 354 yards with four
touchdowns and three interceptions in Denver's 45-21 win over
Washington. Manning has 2,919 yards passing this season, the most
through the first eight games in NFL history.
—Jason Campbell, Browns, was 22 for 36 for 293 yards and two touchdown
passes in Cleveland's 23-17 loss to Kansas City.
—Terrelle Pryor, Raiders, was 10 for 19 for 88 yards and two
interceptions and added nine carries for 106 yards, including a 93-yard
TD run in Oakland's 21-18 win over Pittsburgh. Pryor's 93-yard
touchdown rushing is the longest TD run by a quarterback in NFL
history. Pryor also surpassed Bo Jackson (92 yards, Nov. 5, 1989) for
the longest rushing touchdown by a Raider.
—Andre Ellington, Cardinals, had 15 carries for 154 yards, including an
80-yard touchdown, in Arizona's 27-13 win over Atlanta.
—Alfred Morris, Redskins, had 17 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown
in Washington's 45-21 loss to Denver.
—Reggie Bush, Lions, had 21 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown in
Detroit' 31-30 victory over Dallas.
—Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter, 49ers. Gore had 19 carries for 71 yards
and two touchdowns and Hunter added nine carries for 84 yards in San
Francisco's 42-10 victory over Jacksonville.
—Calvin Johnson, Lions, finished with 14 catches and 329 yards and a
touchdown in Detroit's 31-30 win against Dallas. His 329 yards are the
second most in NFL history by a receiver. Flipper Anderson had 336
yards receiving for the Los Angeles Rams against New Orleans on Nov.
26, 1989 in a game that went into overtime. Johnson had his fifth
career game with at least 200 yards receiving, tying Hall of Famer
Lance Alworth for the most such games in NFL history.
—Josh Gordon, Browns, had five catches for 132 yards and a touchdown in
Cleveland's 23-17 loss to Kansas City.
—Kenny Stills, Saints, had three catches for 129 yards, including
touchdowns of 69 and 42 yards, in New Orleans' 35-17 win over Buffalo.
—Marvin Jones and A.J. Green, Bengals. Jones had eight catches for 122
yards and four touchdowns and Green had three catches for 115 yards in
Cincinnati's 49-9 victory over the New York Jets. Jones' four TD
catches are the most in a single game in Bengals history and the most
in an NFL game since Nov. 18, 2007 (Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, four
—Harry Douglas, Falcons, had 12 catches for 121 yards in Atlanta's
27-13 loss to Arizona.
—Josh Brown, Giants, was 5 for 5 on field goals in New York's 15-7 win
over the Eagles.
—Najee Goode, Eagles, returned a fumbled snap on a punt attempt 2 yards
for a touchdown in Philadelphia's 15-7 loss to the Giants.
Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings, returned a kickoff 109 yards for
Minnesota against Green Bay. Micah Hyde, Packers, returned a punt 93
yards for a touchdown.
—Adam Jones and Chris Crocker, Bengals. Jones returned an interception
60 yards for a touchdown and Crocker returned an interception 32 yards
for a touchdown in Cincinnati's 49-9 win over the New York Jets. It was
the first time the Bengals returned two interceptions for a touchdown
since Dec. 16, 1984, against Buffalo.
—Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Broncos, returned an interception 75
yards for a touchdown in Denver's 45-21 win over Washington. DeAngelo Hall, Redskins, had two interceptions, returning one 26 yards for a
—Dan Skuta, 49ers, returned a fumble 47 yards for a touchdown in San
Francisco's 42-10 win over Jacksonville in London.
STREAKS & STATS
The Giants snapped an eight-game road losing streak while extending
Philadelphia's home losing streak to 10 games. The Eagles' last win at
the Linc was over the Giants on Sept. 30, 2012. ... Chip Kelly's
high-flying offense that racked up at least 425 yards in each of the
first six games has been grounded. The Eagles followed a 17-3 loss to
Dallas with another poor offensive performance. They had just 201 yards
of offense and have totaled 479 the past two weeks. LeSean McCoy, the
NFL's leading rusher, was held to 48 yards on 15 carries. ... The
Giants' Eli Manning was 25 of 39 for 246 yards and didn't throw an
interception for the second consecutive game after getting picked 15
times in first six weeks. ... It was the first time the Giants won
without scoring a TD since a 9-6 victory over Seattle on Sept. 22,
2002. ... The Patriots beat the Dolphins for the seventh straight time
with a 27-17 win. After a 3-0 start, the Dolphins' losing streak
reached four games. ... The Lions overcame four giveaways without
forcing a turnover, becoming the first team to do that and win since
New England did against Miami in 2007, according to STATS. ... The San Francisco 49ers have won five consecutive games. ... The Saints'
defense, last in the league a year ago, has held six of seven opponents
under 20 points. ... Buffalo DE Mario Williams had his 11th sack of the
season. It also was his fifth straight game with a sack, the Bills'
longest streak since Aaron Schobel had six games in a row in 2006. ...
—Tony Romo, Cowboys, was 14 for 30 for 206 yards and three touchdowns
in Dallas' 31-30 loss to Detroit. He failed to complete half his passes
for the first time since 2009.
The Chiefs moved to 8-0 after a 23-17 win over the Browns. The Chiefs
are the first team in NFL history to start 8-0 after posting the worst
record in the league the previous season. It is just the second 8-0
start in franchise history. In the Super Bowl era, 20 teams have
started 8-0 and all 20 qualified for the playoffs. Twelve of those 20
clubs advanced to the Super Bowl and eight won the Super Bowl. ... The
Chiefs held Cleveland to 17 points and became the fourth team since
1970 to allow 17 points or fewer in each of their first eight games of
a season. ... With his second completion, Eli Manning passed Phil Simms
as the Giants' all-time leader in yards passing. Simms, who played 14
seasons with the Giants, finished his career with 33,462 yards. Manning
is also first in attempts, completions, and touchdown passes. ... Drew
Brees (343) and New England's Tom Brady (343) passed Hall of Famer Fran
Tarkenton (342) for the fourth-most touchdown passes in NFL history.
The Broncos have scored 343 points, the most by a team through the
first eight games of a season in NFL history. ... Arizona wide receiver
Larry Fitzgerald had four catches for 48 yards with one touchdown in
the Cardinals' 27-13 win over Atlanta. Fitzgerald, who has 800 career
catches, became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 800
receptions (30 years and 57 days old).
Michael Vick left the Eagles' 15-7 loss to the New York Giants late in
the second quarter with his ailing hamstring acting up. Vick, making
his first start since he injured his left hamstring on Oct. 6, was
replaced by Matt Barkley. Vick was 6 of 9 for 31 yards and threw an
interception. He had little mobility and did not appear close to
recovered. He missed the past two games. ... Robert Griffin III left
Washington's 45-21 loss to Denver late in the game with an injured left
knee. The Redskins quarterback was slammed to the ground by the
Broncos' Terrance Knighton, and Griffin's left leg appeared to buckle
as Knighton fell on top of him. He said he was OK after the game. ...
Miami wide receiver Brandon Gibson and New England offensive tackle
Sebastian Vollmer did not return after being injured in the first half
of the Patriots' 27-17 win. Gibson caught a touchdown pass, but hurt
his left knee later in the first quarter when he went up for a pass by
Ryan Tannehill that sailed over his head. Vollmer was driven off the
field on a cart in the second quarter after hurting one of his legs
when Miami defensive tackle Randy Starks fell on them. ... Detroit
defensive end Ziggy Ansah left the Lions' 31-30 win over Dallas with an
injured left ankle. Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles left with an
Achilles tendon injury, and cornerback Bill Bentley was sidelined with
a knee injury. Dallas guard Brian Waters also left with a triceps
injury, and cornerback Morris Claiborne and safety Barry Church went
down with hamstring issues.
"Even our fans didn't think we could pull this one out. They were
leaving, but we knew we could do it." — Lions wide receiver Calvin
Johnson on some fans at Ford Field leaving early before Detroit rallied
for a 31-30 win over Dallas.
"The beginning of the game when they were playing the two national
anthems, I felt like I was at the Olympics. As a youngster, I always
wanted to be in the Olympics and at that moment I was feeling like the
moment when they play the gold medal and the silver medal and the
bronze medal, the different anthems." — 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on
Sunday's game at Wembley Stadium.
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