NFL Today

Oct 12, 2009 - 4:03 AM New York Jets at Miami (8:30 p.m. EDT). Recently acquired WR Braylon Edwards plays his first game for the Jets (3-1), while the Dolphins (1-3) try to win two in a row after an 0-3 start.



-Peyton Manning, Colts, finished 36 for 44 for 309 yards and three TD passes in Indianapolis' 31-9 win over Tennessee.

-Tony Romo, Cowboys, was 20 for 34 for 351 yards and two TDs in Dallas' 26-20 OT win over Kansas City.

-Brett Favre, Vikings, threw for 232 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's 38-10 win over St. Louis.

-Carson Palmer, Bengals, was 18 for 31 for 271 yards in Cincinnati's 17-14 win over Baltimore.

-Donovan McNabb, Eagles, threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns in Philadelphia's 33-14 win over Tampa Bay.

-Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers, was 23 of 30 for 277 yards and three TDs in Pittsburgh's 28-20 win over Detroit.

-Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks, threw four touchdown passes in Seattle's 41-0 win over Jacksonville.

-Matt Ryan, Falcons, completed 22 of 32 passes for 329 yards and two TDs and also ran for a late score in Atlanta's 45-10 win over San Francisco.

-Kyle Orton, Broncos, threw for 330 yards and two scores in Denver's 20-17 OT win over New England.

-Matt Schaub, Texans, set franchise records for completions and attempts, going 35 for 50 for 371 yards in Houston's 28-21 loss to Arizona.


-Cedric Benson, Bengals, ran for 120 yards to become the first player in 40 games to eclipse 100 yards against the Ravens in Cincinnati's 17-14 win.

-Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants, rushed for 110 yards and two TDs in New York's 44-7 win over Oakland.

-Jamal Lewis, Browns, had 117 yards rushing on 31 carries in his first game back after missing two with a hamstring injury in Cleveland's 6-3 win over Buffalo.

-Michael Turner, Falcons, rushed for three TDs in Atlanta's 45-10 win over San Francisco.


-Miles Austin, Cowboys, caught 10 passes for a franchise-record 250 yards and scored the winning TD in OT in Dallas' 26-20 win over Kansas City.

-Chad Ochocinco, Bengals, had seven catches for 94 yards in Cincinnati's 17-14 win over Baltimore.

-Roddy White, Falcons, set a team record with 210 yards receiving on eight catches and scored two TDs in Atlanta's 45-10 win over San Francisco.

-Jeremy Maclin, Eagles, had six catches for 142 yards and two TDs in Philadelphia's 33-14 win over Tampa Bay.

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-Dave Zastudil, Browns, pinned the Bills inside their 20 on seven of his nine punts in Cleveland's 6-3 win over Buffalo.

-Matt Prater, Broncos, kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime to lift Denver to a 20-17 victory over New England.


-Jared Allen, Vikings, returned one of his two fumble recoveries 52 yards for a touchdown in Minnesota's 38-10 win over St. Louis.

-Ed Reed, Ravens, had a 52-yard interception return for a touchdown in Baltimore's 17-14 loss to Cincinnati.

-James Harrison, Steelers, had three sacks and forced a fumble in Pittsburgh's 28-20 win over Detroit.

-Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Cardinals, returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown in Arizona's 28-21 win over Houston.


Carolina's Muhsin Muhammad went over 11,000 yards receiving with a 9-yard catch in the first quarter of the Panthers' 20-17 win over Washington. He ranks fifth among active NFL receivers. ... The Vikings reached 400 wins in franchise history with a 38-10 victory over the Rams. They're 400-322-9. ... The Seahawks' 41-0 win over the Jaguars was their biggest home shutout in 25 years. Jacksonville endured its worst road shutout loss since Dec. 17, 1995, in its inaugural season.


Making his first career start in place of injured wide receiver Roy Williams, the Cowboys' Miles Austin caught 10 passes for a franchise-record 250 yards and scored the winning touchdown in overtime of the Cowboys' 26-20 victory over the Chiefs. Austin erased the record of 246 yards that Hall of Famer "Bullet" Bob Hayes set against Washington almost 39 years ago.


With his 309-yard performance against the Titans, Peyton Manning joined Kurt Warner and Steve Young as the only NFL quarterbacks to open a season by throwing for at least 300 yards in the first five games. He will have to wait out a bye week to try and match them with a sixth such game. Manning also reached another milestone when he threw a first-quarter TD pass, the 343rd of his career. He passed Fran Tarkenton and moved into third by himself, behind only Brett Favre and Dan Marino in that category.


Browns QB Derek Anderson went 2 of 17 for a mere 23 yards and an interception to register a 15.1 passer rating in Cleveland's 6-3 win over Buffalo. The Browns' two completions are the fewest for a winning team since the Bengals did it in a 31-21 win over Denver in 2000. The Browns managed nine first downs and 193 yards of offense. Their offense failed to score a touchdown for the third time this season, and ninth time in their past 11 games.


Giants QB Eli Manning showed no ill effects of a painful right heel injury in a 44-7 win over Oakland. He threw two scoring passes and led the Giants on touchdown drives on their first four possessions. Manning was 8 of 10 for 173 yards, needing to play less than a half in the rout.


Browns punter Dave Zastudil was the unlikely star in a display of offensive ineptitude between Cleveland and Buffalo. He landed seven of nine punts inside the Bills 20. That included his last one, a difficult-to-pick-up roller that Roscoe Parrish muffed, allowing the Browns to take over at the Buffalo 16. Seven plays later, Billy Cundiff hit an 18-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining for a 6-3 win. Zastudil had two punts downed at the Buffalo 1 and another at the 4.


St. Louis has scored four offensive touchdowns this season, none rushing, allowed at least 35 points in three straight games, and has seven turnovers the past two games while getting outscored 73-10 after its 38-10 loss to the Vikings.


Carolina scored the go-ahead touchdown in its 20-17 win over the Redskins after a bizarre fumbled punt gave the Panthers the ball at the Washington 12. Leading 17-12, Washington forced a punt with just over 10 minutes left. Carolina's Quinton Teal blocked Washington's Byron Westbrook into returner Antwaan Randle El, which was ruled a legal play because Randle El had moved forward due to the short punt. The ball bounced off Westbrook's foot and Carolina's Dante Wesley pounced on the ball. The officials initially awarded the ball to Washington. They then determined the ball hit Westbrook first and gave it to Carolina, a call upheld after Washington challenged. Jonathan Stewart scored a TD two plays later, and the Panthers added the 2-point conversion.


Minnesota has gone 28 games without allowing a 100-yard rusher. The Vikings haven't allowed a TD rushing this season. The Vikings have won six straight on the road, dating to last season, after winning at St. Louis 38-10. ... The Chiefs' Mike Vrabel, a 13-year veteran linebacker, caught a 1-yard TD pass in Kansas City's 26-20 OT loss to Dallas, giving him 11 touchdowns in 11 career catches. ... Cleveland snapped a 10-game losing streak, one short of matching the franchise worst, by beating Buffalo 6-3. Buffalo has lost 12 of 15, including consecutive games to winless teams. ... The Eagles are 11-0 after a bye week under coach Andy Reid, while the Buccaneers have lost nine straight dating to last season after Philadelphia won 33-14. ... The Broncos are 5-0 for the first time since 1998, their last Super Bowl season, after beating the Patriots 20-17. New England QB Tom Brady lost an overtime game for the first time in his career after starting 7-0. It was the first time in 54 games - a streak dating to 2003 - that the Patriots had forced more turnovers and lost.


Dallas beat the Chiefs 26-20 despite being penalized 13 times for 90 yards. ... The Bills were penalized 13 times for 75 yards in their 6-3 loss to the Browns - including a whopping nine false-start violations. ... All five of Cincinnati's games this season have been decided by seven points or fewer. The Bengals have won three straight games by three points apiece after beating Baltimore 17-14. The Bengals are 8 for 9 on fourth down this season. ... Oakland QB JaMarcus Russell lost three fumbles and was 8 of 13 for 100 yards. He was sacked six times as the Raiders were limited to 124 yards of total offense in a 44-7 loss to the Giants. ... Michael Vick completed his first pass in 33 months and had an 11-yard run in Philadelphia's 33-14 win over Tampa Bay. ... The Titans (0-5) have matched their 0-5 start in 2006.


San Francisco strong safety Michael Lewis sustained his third concussion of the season, going down against Atlanta early in the third quarter trying to tackle Michael Turner. Lewis, who sustained two concussions during an 11-day span in the preseason, could be sidelined for a prolonged period. He led with his helmet on the hit Sunday and was face down on the field for several minutes while being examined. He eventually sat up and was helped off the field, appearing dazed. Athletic trainers ran a series of tests on Lewis as he sat on the sideline. Lewis' first concussion occurred Aug. 18 during a joint practice with Oakland at the Raiders' wine country training site in Napa when he got hit by a fullback. He suffered another in an exhibition game at Dallas on Aug. 29, when he fell and took a knee to the helmet.


"You talk about a monkey on your back - this was a gorilla." - Carolina coach John Fox on the Panthers' 0-3 start after they broke through with a 20-17 win over Washington on Sunday.

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