Raiders stop Chargers, but not Gates


In the San Diego Chargers' 35-27 loss to the Oakland Raiders, Antonio Gates caught a touchdown pass in a ninth straight regular-season game. That ties Lance Alworth's 1963 franchise record for most consecutive games with a touchdown reception by a wide receiver or tight end.

Gates' streak of nine consecutive games with a touchdown reception extends his own NFL record for tight ends.

Most TD Rec This Season By TE

Jacksonville Jaguars' tight end Marcedes Lewis had seven career TD receptions in his first four seasons and never had more than two in a season, let alone in one game. On Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, Lewis had his second two-TD game of the season and now has five in as many games in 2010. Gates is the only tight end with more touchdown receptions this season than Lewis.

• The Chicago Bears' Todd Collins nearly completed as many passes to the Carolina Panthers (four) as he did to his own teammates (six). Collins also didn't throw a touchdown pass in the Bears' 23-6 win at Carolina. Collins is the fifth starting quarterback since 1990 to win a game despite throwing four interceptions and no touchdowns. He's the first to do it since Rex Grossman in 2006 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Tony Romo was sacked five times out of shotgun formations in the Dallas Cowboys 34-27 loss to the Tennessee Titans. In Dallas' first three games, Romo had not been sacked in 76 pass attempts out of shotgun.

From the Elias Sports Bureau: The Indianapolis Colts handed the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season (3-1). The Chiefs were the last undefeated team, marking the first time since 1970 that the NFL did not have at least one team start 4-0.

More from the Elias Sports Bureau: The Arizona Cardinals beat the New Orleans Saints, 30-20, without a rushing or receiving touchdown. (Their lone offensive score came when Levi Brown recovered a fumble by quarterback Max Hall.) They're the first team to score 30 points without a rushing or receiving touchdown since the Bears beat the Green Bay Packers in 1993, 30-17.