—Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 25 for 36 for 330 yards and four
touchdown passes in Denver's 28-20 win over San Diego. Manning has 33
touchdown passes this season, tied with Tom Brady (2007) for the most
through the first nine games of a season in NFL history. Brady set the
NFL single-season record with 50 touchdown passes that season. Manning
has eight seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes. Only Brett Favre
(nine) had more such seasons.
—Russell Wilson, Seahawks, was 19 for 26 for 287 yards and two
touchdown passes in Seattle's 33-10 win over Atlanta. The victory was
Wilson's 20th and he is only the fifth quarterback in the Super Bowl
era to win at least 20 starts in his first two NFL seasons. The others
to accomplish the feat are Ben Roethlisberger (22), Hall of Famer Dan
Marino (21), Joe Flacco (20) and Matt Ryan (20).
—Matthew Stafford, Lions, was 18 for 35 for 219 yards and three
touchdown passes and an interception in Detroit's 21-19 win over
—Nick Foles, Eagles, was 12 for 18 for 228 yards and three touchdown
passes in Philadelphia's 27-13 win over Green Bay. Foles, who tied the
NFL record with seven touchdown passes last week, joined Tom Brady
(2007) as the only players in league history with at least 10 touchdown
passes and no interceptions in a two-game span in a single season.
Foles also joined Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle as the only quarterbacks in
NFL history to throw three touchdown passes in the game following a
seven-touchdown performance. This season, Foles has 16 touchdown passes
and no interceptions. He joined Peyton Manning (20 in 2013 for Denver)
and Milt Plum (16 in 1960 for Cleveland) as the only players to start a
season with at least 16 touchdown passes before throwing an
—Kellen Clemens, Rams, was 9 for 16 for 247 yards and two touchdown
passes in St. Louis' 38-8 win over Indianapolis.
—LeSean McCoy, Eagles, had 25 carries for 155 yards in Philadelphia's
27-13 win over Green Bay.
—Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, had 24 carries for 145 yards and one TD in
Seattle's 33-10 win over Atlanta.
—Andre Brown, Giants, had 30 carries for 115 yards and a touchdown in
New York's 24-20 win over Atlanta.
—Reggie Bush, Lions, had 14 carries for 105 yards in Detroit's 21-19
win over Chicago.
—A.J. Green, Bengals, had eight catches for 151 yards, including a
51-yard touchdown on the final play of regulation, in Cincinnati's
20-17 overtime loss to Baltimore. He set a franchise record with his
fifth straight 100-yard game.
—Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, Bears. Marshall had seven catches
for 139 yards and two touchdowns, and Jeffery had nine catches for 114
yards in Chicago's 21-19 loss to Detroit.
—Tavon Austin, Rams, had two catches for 138 yards and for touchdowns
of 81 and 57 yards in St. Louis' 38-8 win over Indianapolis.
—T.Y. Hilton, Colts, had seven catches for 130 yards in Indianapolis'
38-8 loss to St. Louis.
—Jarrett Boykin, Packers, had eight catches for 112 yards in Green
Bay's 27-13 loss to Philadelphia.
—Golden Tate, Seahawks, had six catches for 106 yards and a touchdown
in Seattle's 33-10 win over Atlanta.
—Riley Cooper, Eagles, had three catches for 102 yards and two
touchdowns in Philadelphia's 27-13 win over Green Bay.
—Tavon Austin, Rams, returned a punt 98 yards for a touchdown in St.
Louis' 38-8 win over Indianapolis
—Cooper Taylor, Giants, returned a blocked punt 21 yards for a
touchdown in New York's 24-20 win over Oakland.
—Justin Tucker, was 2 for 2 on field goals, including a 46-yarder in
overtime in Baltimore's 20-17 win over Cincinnati.
—Steven Hauschka, Seahawks, was 4 for 4 on field goals in Seattle's
33-10 win over Atlanta.
—Chris Long, Rams, returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown in St.
Louis' 38-8 win over Indianapolis.
—Tracy Porter, Raiders, returned an interception 43 yards for a
touchdown in Oakland's 24-20 loss to the New York Giants.
—Will Blackmon, Jaguars, returned a fumble 21 yards for a touchdown in
Jacksonville's 29-27 win over Tennessee.
—Matt Shaughnessy, Cardinals, returned a fumble 6 yards for a touchdown
in Arizona's 27-24 against Houston.
—Vincent Rey, Bengals, had three sacks and an interception in
Cincinnati's 20-17 overtime loss to Baltimore.
STREAKS & STATS
The Panthers have won five consecutive games. ... The Texans have lost
seven in a row. ... Detroit swept the season series against Chicago for
the first time since the 2007 season with a 21-19 win. The Lions are
all alone in first in the division for the first time since the end of
Week 5 of the 2005 season, according to STATS. ... After an 0-6 start,
the Giants have won three in a row. ... Green Bay has dropped its first
back-to-back home losses since 2008, Aaron Rodgers' first season as the
starter. Green Bay's 27-13 defeat was the worst home loss for the
Packers since falling 38-10 to the New York Jets on Dec. 3, 2006. ...
Indy's 38-8 loss was its worst at Lucas Oil Stadium — and its worst
home loss since San Diego hung a 31-0 shutout at the RCA Dome on Nov.
29, 1993. ... The Falcons' 33-10 loss was their sixth defeat in seven
games. ... The Raiders have lost 12 straight games in the Eastern time
zone since beating Pittsburgh in December 2009. ... The Bills have lost
seven straight regular-season games in Pittsburgh. A week after giving
up 610 yards and 55 points in a loss to New England, Pittsburgh held
the Bills to 227 total yards, more than one-third coming on a
meaningless drive in the final minutes. The Steelers limited Buffalo to
95 yards rushing, nearly 50 below its average.
Gus Bradley earned his first win as a head coach in Jacksonville's
29-27 victory over Tennessee. ... The Seahawks are 9-1 for the first
time in franchise history. ... The Broncos have scored 371 points this
season, the most through the first nine games of a season in NFL
history. The previous high was held by the 1950 Los Angeles Rams, who
scored 358 points in their first nine games. ... Calvin Johnson's ninth
touchdown grab of the season was the 63rd of his career, breaking a tie
with Herman Moore for the Detroit record. Johnson, playing in his 100th
career game, has 8,740 yards receiving, the second most in NFL history
in a player's first 100 games. He passed Randy Moss (8,680) and only
trails Hall of Famer Lance Alworth (9,019). ... Tennessee's Chris Johnson passed Earl Campbell for second all-time behind only Eddie George for most yards from scrimmage in franchise history. ... St.
Louis rookie Tavon Austin returned a punt 98 yards for a touchdown and
had TDs receiving of 81 and 57 yards in the Rams' 38-8 win at
Indianapolis. Austin is the first player in NFL history with a punt
return of at least 95 yards for a touchdown and two TDs receiving of at
least 55 yards in the same game. Austin also joined Hall of Famer Gale
Sayers (Dec. 12, 1965) and Randy Moss (Nov. 26, 1998) as the only
players age 22 or younger with three touchdowns of at least 50 yards in
the same game. Austin and Steve Smith (Dec. 8, 2002) are the only
players in NFL history with at least 140 scrimmage yards and 140 punt
return yards in the same game. ... Arizona linebacker John Abraham had
two sacks and a forced fumble in the Cardinals' 27-24 win over Houston.
Abraham has 127 career sacks and passed Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas
(126½) to move into 12th place in NFL history. Abraham leads all active
NFL players in both sacks (127) and forced fumbles (47). ... Pittsburgh
quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a 23-10 win over
Buffalo, his 90th career victory. Roethlisberger reached 90 career wins
in his 135th start and did it in the fifth-fewest games among
quarterbacks who began their careers in the Super Bowl era. The four
quarterbacks to reach 90 wins in fewer starts are Tom Brady (115), Hall
of Famers Joe Montana (128), Terry Bradshaw (129) and Ken Stabler (133).
Three starting quarterbacks had to come out of their games. Already
without franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers because of a left
collarbone injury, the Packers lost backup Seneca Wallace to a groin
injury at Lambeau Field. In Nashville, Tennessee's Jake Locker was lost
to an injured right foot that had him on crutches and in a walking boot
in the second half. And in Chicago, Jay Cutler threw for 250 yards and
a touchdown in his first action since he injured his groin last month.
He looked progressively worse as the game wore on and departed before
the Bears' final drive with what the team said was an ankle injury. ...
In San Francisco, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and rookie safety Eric Reid each sustained concussions against Carolina. ... Buffalo WR Stevie Johnson left with a groin injury and did not return at Pittsburgh.
"What I'm excited about is that we improved in many areas. On my call
sheet I was writing down things that were really good that were
happening during the game. They just kept piling up. I thought, 'this
is how it feels.'" — Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said after Jacksonville
beat Tennessee 29-27 for its first win of the season and his first
victory as a head coach.
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