|Published:||Sep 24, 2012 12:31 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 24, 2012 6:31 AM EDT|
Monday, Sept. 24
Green Bay at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. Aaron Rodgers and the defending Super Bowl champion Packers (1-1) take on rookie Russell Wilson and the Seahawks (1-1), who are coming off an impressive victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
-Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers, threw four touchdown passes and finished 36 of 49 for 384 yards in a losing cause as Pittsburgh fell to Oakland 34-31.
-Joe Flacco, Ravens, finished 28 for 39 for 382 yards with three TD passes and an interception in Baltimore's 31-30 win over New England.
-Jake Locker, Titans, was 29 for 42 for 378 yards and two TDs in Tennessee's wild 44-41 overtime win.
-Andy Dalton, Bengals, completed 19 of 27 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns as Cincinnati topped Washington 38-31.
-Matt Schaub, Texans, lost a small chunk of his ear after a brutal hit but threw for four touchdowns in Houston's 31-25 win at Denver, reaching 3-0 for the first time in the franchise's 11-season history.
-Tom Brady, Patriots, was 28 of 42 for 335 yards and a touchdown in New England's 31-30 loss to Baltimore.
-Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills, threw three touchdown passes to help Buffalo beat the Cleveland Browns 24-14 and snap an eight-game road losing streak.
-Jamaal Charles, Chiefs, finished with 233 yards rushing - including a 91-yard TD, the longest running play in team history - and 55 yards receiving in Kansas City's 27-24 overtime win at New Orleans.
-Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars, finished with 28 carries for 177 yards in Jacksonville's 22-17 win at Indianapolis and scored his first rushing TD of the season to break Fred Taylor's franchise record with No. 63.
-Darren McFadden, Raiders, ran for 113 yards, including a 64-yard TD burst in the first quarter of Oakland's 34-31 win over Pittsburgh.
-Arian Foster, Texans, ran for 105 yards on 25 carries in Houston's 31-25 win at Denver.
-Ray Rice, Ravens, had 20 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown in Baltimore's 31-30 win over New England.
-Mikel Leshoure, Lions, ran for 100 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut as Detroit lost 44-41 to Tennessee in overtime.
-A.J. Green, Bengals, caught nine passes for a career-high 183 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati's 38-31 win at Washington.
-Torrey Smith, Ravens, finished with six catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns in Baltimore's 31-30 win over New England. Smith played the game less than 24 hours after his younger brother was killed in a motorcycle accident. Tevin Chris Jones, 19, died late Saturday night in Westmoreland County in northeast Virginia.
-Calvin Johnson, Lions, had 10 receptions for 164 yards and a score in Detroit's 44-41 overtime loss at Tennessee.
-Santonio Holmes, Jets, had nine catches for 147 yards in New York's 23-20 overtime win at Miami.
-Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals, caught nine passes for 114 yards and a touchdown while becoming the youngest player in NFL history to reach 700 receptions in Arizona's 27-6 win over Philadelphia.
-Justin Houston, Chiefs, had three sacks in Kansas City's 27-24 overtime win in New Orleans.
-Thomas DeCoud, Falcons, had two interceptions and a fumble recovery to help lead Atlanta past San Diego 27-3.
-Michael Johnson, Bengals, sacked Robert Griffin III three times in Cincinnati's 38-31 win.
-Major Wright, Bears, returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown to help Chicago top St. Louis 23-6.
-Darius Reynaud, Titans, set a Tennessee record by returning a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown, and also lateraled a punt return to Tommie Campbell, who ran it 65 yards for a score in a 44-41 overtime win.
-Ryan Succop, Chiefs, kicked a club-record six field goals in Kansas City's 27-24 overtime victory.
-Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders, kicked a 43-yard field goal on the last play as Oakland scored the final 13 points to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-31.
-Nick Folk, Jets, kicked his third field goal of the game - a 33-yarder with 6:04 left in overtime after having a blocked attempt negated by a Dolphins timeout - to beat Miami 23-20.
-Letroy Guion, Vikings, blocked David Akers' 43-yard field-goal attempt in Minnesota's 24-13 win over San Francisco.
Peyton Manning finished 26 for 52 for 330 yards with no interceptions and two touchdowns for his 64th career 300-yard passing game, breaking a tie for the record with Dan Marino, but Denver lost to Houston 31-25. ... San Francisco's Randy Moss moved past Tim Brown into fourth place on the NFL's all-time receiving list with 14,946 yards. ... The 49ers' Frank Gore passed Roger Craig for the most career rushing attempts in team history. ... Tennessee's Rob Bironas kicked a 38-yard field goal at the end of the first half of the Titans' 44-41 overtime win over Detroit to tie the franchise record with his 20th straight kick. He missed a chance to have the record alone when a 41-yarder was wide left in the third quarter. Bironas missed another field goal in the third, the first time he's missed two in a game since Sept. 10, 2009. ... New Orleans' Drew Brees has TD passes in 46 straight regular-season games, one behind Johnny Unitas' record of 47.
STATS & STREAKS
Bills defensive end Mario Williams recorded his first sack with Buffalo, which signed him to a $100 million free agent contract in March, in a 24-14 win at Cleveland on Sunday. ... Alex Smith's San Francisco 49ers-record interception-free streak ended at 249 passes when Vikings rookie Josh Robinson picked him off with 2:18 left in Minnesota's 24-13 win.
Dallas allowed Tampa Bay only 166 total yards - 70 of those coming on the Buccaneers' last drive before a failed onside kick attempt in the final 40 seconds - in a 16-10 victory Sunday. ... San Diego was routed 27-3 by Atlanta, the Chargers' lowest home output since a 31-3 loss to Green Bay on Oct. 24, 1999.
Dallas had 13 penalties for 105 yards, including four against right tackle Doug Free - three false starts and a holding call - in a 16-10 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Minnesota forced San Francisco into three turnovers and two punts in a wild, drawn-out fourth quarter due in part to more replacement referee blunders. Twice in a six-play span, the 49ers were allowed to withdraw a called timeout to challenge a play instead. The first one was reversed, a fumble by Toby Gerhart given to the 49ers after video review. The Vikings won 24-13.
Tennessee blew a 20-9 halftime lead in a game before beating Detroit 44-41 in overtime Sunday. The Titans became the first NFL team to score five touchdowns of 60 yards or longer in a single game. Detroit scored 18 straight points, then Tennessee answered with 21 points before the Lions scored the final 14 of regulation in a span of 18 seconds - the first team to do that and force overtime in league history. A total of 46 points came in the fourth quarter.
After Nick Folk's blocked field-goal attempt in OT was negated by a timeout, his retry was a successful 33-yarder with 6:04 left, and the New York Jets beat the Miami Dolphins 23-20 on Sunday.
Blaine Gabbert threw a perfect strike to Cecil Shorts III, who sprinted to the end zone for an 80-yard score with 45 seconds to go to give the Jacksonville Jaguars a stunning 22-17 victory and beat Indianapolis and No. 1 draft pick Andrew Luck.
On the first play of the game, Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton lined up wide right, rookie receiver Mohamed Sanu took the shotgun snap, and A.J. Green darted downfield to haul in a 73-yard touchdown pass. The Bengals produced three first-half touchdowns on plays that snapped the ball to three different players, blew a 17-point lead, rallied in the fourth quarter and survived a bizarre final sequence in a 38-31 win over the Redskins.
Arizona's defense harassed Michael Vick all day, sacking him five times to help the Cardinals run over the Philadelphia Eagles 27-6 for their best start in 38 years. Backing up a big road win against the Patriots with a dominating victory over the Eagles, the Cardinals (3-0) are off to their best start since 1974, more than a dozen years before the team moved to the desert. They've also won seven straight home games, the second-longest streak in franchise history, and have won 10 of 12 dating to the end of last season. Arizona also won seven straight home games from 2007-08 and set the franchise record with nine straight in 1925. ... Atlanta improved to 6-0 in San Diego all time with a 27-3 win, and the Falcons are 6-0 on the West Coast in coach Mike Smith's five seasons.
Buffalo running back C.J. Spiller left the game against Cleveland because of an injured left shoulder. Bills coach Chan Gailey does not expect Spiller to be back for next week's home game against New England - and possibly longer. ... Miami's Reggie Bush and the New York Jets' Darrelle Revis were both lost with apparent left knee injuries. Bush departed just before halftime, while Revis left in the third quarter, falling awkwardly and grabbing at his knee even before he hit the grass, a non-contact injury where he wound up covering his face with gloved hands in obvious pain. ... Oakland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was taken to the hospital with a neck injury after a helmet-to-helmet hit from Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy that was not penalized. Heyward-Bey's eyes were shut for the 10 minutes trainers attended to him as he lay motionless. He was strapped to a table and placed on a cart. As the cart started to leave the field, he raised his right hand to roaring cheers. ... Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford was replaced by Shaun Hill late in the fourth quarter after coming up limping trying to chase down a Tennessee defender on a 72-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
"Both of us looked at each other and said, 'We've never been through something like this in our lives.' It's hard to put in words what to say about that. We both could've won in so many ways." - Tennessee coach Mike Munchak on Detroit coach Jim Schwartz, a former colleague in Nashville, after the Titans' 44-41 wild overtime win over the Lions.