Sunday, November 11, 2012
NFL Today, Week 10
Monday, Nov. 12
Kansas City (1-7) at Pittsburgh (5-3). The Chiefs have yet to lead in regulation this season, have a minus-20 turnover differential, last in the league, and face a Steelers team that is 7-0 at Heinz Field on Monday nights since stadium opened in 2001.
-Drew Brees, Saints, threw for 298 yards and three TDs in handing Atlanta its first loss, 31-27.
-Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 27 for 38 for 301 yards and one TD in a 36-14 victory at Carolina. Manning threw his 420th touchdown pass to move into a tie for second place on the NFL's career list with Dan Marino. He trails only Brett Favre (508).
-Josh Freeman, Bucs, passed for two TDs in a 34-24 win over San Diego and has thrown for 13 TDs with just one interception in his past five games.
-Joe Flacco, Ravens, threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns as Baltimore set a club record with 55 points in a 55-20 romp over Oakland.
-Andy Dalton, Bengals, threw a career-high four touchdown passes -- each to a different receiver -- to beat the New York Giants 31-13.
-Adrian Peterson, Vikings, raced 61 yards for the game-sealing touchdown and had 171 yards on 27 carries in a 34-24 victory over Detroit. Peterson has 1,128 yards rushing.
-Chris Johnson, Titans, became the first rusher to gain 100 yards on the ground against Miami in the past 23 games. He had 126 yards on 23 carries and one score.
-Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, had 124 yards rushing and a 1-yard TD plunge in a 28-7 rout of the Jets. He has 1,005 yards rushing for the season.
-Arian Foster, Texans, had 29 carries for 102 yards and added a 2-yard TD reception in Houston's 13-6 win over Chicago.
-Steven Jackson, Rams, rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 24-24 tie with the 49ers.
-TE Jimmy Graham, Saints, caught seven passes for a career-best 146 yards and two touchdowns as New Orleans beat Atlanta 31-27. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons, finished with 11 catches for 122 yards and two scores while becoming the first tight end to catch 100 touchdown passes. He now has 101.
-Calvin Johnson, Lions, had 207 yards on 12 catches, including a touchdown, in a 34-24 loss at Minnesota.
-Demaryius Thomas, Broncos, caught nine passes for 135 yards in helping Denver beat Carolina 36-14.
-Danario Alexander, Chargers, scored on an 80-yard pass and had five receptions for 134 yards in a 34-24 defeat at Tampa Bay.
-Torrey Smith, Ravens, caught TD passes of 47 and 20 yards on his only two receptions in a 55-20 rout of Oakland.
-Danny Amendola, Rams, made 11 catches for 102 yards -- he had an 80-yarder in overtime negated by a penalty -- in a 24-24 tie at San Francisco.
-Jacoby Jones went 105 yards on a kickoff in a 55-20 rout of Oakland to become the first Ravens player to have two KO returns for TDs in a season. He also had one for 108 yards vs. Dallas.
-Linebacker Adam Heyward, Bucs, scooped up a punt blocked by Dekoda Watson and ran 29 yards for a touchdown in a 34-24 win over San Diego.
-Blair Walsh, Vikings, kicked field goals of 48, 23, 23 and 33 yards in a 34-24 win over Detroit.
-Trindon Holliday, Broncos, returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown in a 36-14 victory at Carolina.
-Dwayne Harris, Cowboys, had a 78-yard punt return for a score in a 38-23 victory over Philadelphia.
-CB Tony Carter, Broncos, returned an interception 40 yards for a score in a 36-14 win at Carolina.
-CB Brandon Carr, Cowboys, picked off a pass and went 47 yards for a TD in a 38-23 victory at Philadelphia.
-Paul Kruger, Ravens, had two sacks and an interception in a 55-20 romp past Oakland.
-Lavonte David, LB, Buccaneers, was in on 14 tackles in a 34-24 victory against San Diego.
-DE Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets, returned a fumble 21 yards for New York's only points in a 28-7 loss at Seattle.
-Tony Gonzalez, Falcons, caught the 100th TD pass of his career, a 2-yarder from Matt Ryan in Atlanta's 31-27 loss at New Orleans. He added another score on a 6-yard pass and is the first tight end with 100 TD receptions.
-Peyton Manning, Broncos, threw his 420th touchdown pass to move into a tie for second place on the NFL's career list with Dan Marino. He trails only Brett Favre (508).
-Baltimore set a club record for points in a 55-20 rout of Oakland.
-Marques Colston's TD against Atlanta was the 55th of his NFL career, tying Deuce McAllister for first in that category in Saints history.
San Francisco's 24-24 tie with St. Louis was the first in four years in the NFL, since Cincinnati and Philadelphia played a 13-13 tie. ... The Bucs topped 30 points for the fourth straight week. They have scored 28 or more in five consecutive games for the first time in franchise history. ... Miami's 37-3 defeat at the hands of the Titans was the most lopsided at home since 1968 and worst anywhere since 2000. ... The 55 points scored by Baltimore tied an Oakland record for points allowed, a mark set in 1961 and matched in 1981. ... The home team has won every game in the Giants-Bengals series, which the Bengals lead 6-3 after a 31-13 victory. ... The Giants have given up 39 passes of 20 yards or more, 10 for touchdowns. ... The Bills had 35 first downs, their most ever and the most ever allowed by New England, but the Patriots won 37-31. Buffalo also had 14 penalties for 148 yards.
The Saints' defense came in allowing a league-worst 176.5 yards rushing per game, but held Atlanta to 46 yards in a 31-27 victory. ... A week after rushing for 251 yards and four touchdowns at Oakland, Bucs rookie Doug Martin set up a first-half field goal with a 42-yard reception but finished with 68 yards rushing in a 34-24 win. ... The Titans came into the game at Miami on pace to set an NFL record for points allowed in a season, but they won 37-3. The Titans didn't commit a turnover after totaling five a week ago.
The Raiders got a 55-yard pass from Carson Palmer to Darrius Heyward-Bey, the ninth straight game in which Oakland scored in the final two minutes of the first half. But the Ravens easily won 55-20. ... Tennessee's Rob Bironas set a franchise record for most consecutive extra points without a miss, breaking Al Del Greco's mark. Bironas has made 232 in a row. ... New England has won 11 straight against Buffalo at Gillette Stadium. ... Cincinnati snapped a four-game slide by beating the Giants. ... Bengals WR A.J. Green has a touchdown catch in eight straight games.
The Broncos sacked Cam Newton seven times, with Kevin Vickerson getting two in a 36-14 win over Carolina. ... Eli Manning was sacked a season-high four times by Cincinnati.
QBs Michael Vick of the Eagles and Alex Smith of the 49ers left their games with concussions. Vick was hit by Dallas LB Ernie Sims on an incomplete pass. Smith was injured when Jo-Lonn Dunbar crashed into him. ... Chicago saw its quarterback, Jay Cutler, leave at halftime against Houston with a concussion. ... Tampa Bay linebacker Quincy Black was hospitalized for observation of a neck injury after being carted off the field during the third quarter. Black was injured tackling running back Ryan Mathews for a 1-yard loss, remaining on the ground for a while. The Bucs did not release specific details about the injury, but coach Greg Schiano said the sixth-year pro is expected to be OK.
"I think anyone would like to keep playing. I really don't know what good a tie does. It's frustrating when you play a game and you put so much into it during the week and during the course of it, today five quarters, you'd like to come away with either a win or a loss." -- Rams QB Sam Bradford after a 24-24 tie with San Francisco, the first stalemate in four years.