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Oct 19, 2009 - 1:26 AM Denver (5-0) at San Diego (2-2), 8:30 p.m. ET Monday.

The Broncos have taken charge of the AFC West, where Chargers were expected to be dominant, with a fast start. A win Monday night would give Denver a huge lead in the division.



-Tom Brady, Patriots, threw six touchdown passes - five in one quarter, an NFL mark, in a 59-0 win in the snow against Tennessee. Brady's five TD passes in the second quarter were a record for one period. The six touchdown throws tied Brady's own Patriots record.

-Matt Schaub was 28 of 40 for 392 yards, the second-highest total of his career, and also tied his career best with four TD passes in a 28-17 win at Cincinnati.

-Ben Roethlisberger, second in the league in passing and on pace for what would be his best statistical season, was 23 of 35 for 417 yards in a 27-14 win against Cleveland.

-Brett Favre, Vikings, had a 58-yard completion to Sidney Rice to set up the winning field goal, and threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-31 victory against the Ravens. Joe Flacco threw for 385 yards and two touchdowns for the Ravens. Flacco threw for 196 yards and two TDs in the fourth quarter alone.

-Drew Brees went 23 of 30 passes for 369 yards and four scores in a 48-27 rout of the Giants, giving him 101 TD passes since the Saints signed him as a free agent in 2006.

-Aaron Rodgers, Packers, threw for 358 yards with two touchdowns in a 26-0 victory over the Lions.

-Kurt Warner, Cardinals, completed 32 of 41 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-3 victory over Seattle. Warner tied Dan Marino's NFL record for being the fastest to throw for 30,000 yards, 114 games.


-Thomas Jones, Jets, set a franchise-record with 210 yards rushing and the Jets finished with 318 yards on the ground in a 16-13 overtime loss to Buffalo.

-DeAngelo Williams, Panthers, gained a season-best 152 yards on 30 carries and scored twice, including the winning TD with 29 seconds left in a 28-21 victory at Tampa Bay. Teammate Jonathan Stewart rushed for 110 yards.

-Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars, ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns in a 23-20 overtime win against the Rams. He got 122 yards after halftime.

-Adrian Peterson became the second running back in a row to top 100 against the Ravens' defense. He finished with 148 yards on 22 carries. Baltimore had gone 39 successive games without allowing a 100-yard rusher before Cedric Benson did it last week.


-Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals, tied his career high with 13 receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown in a 27-3 win at Seattle.

-Torry Holt had 101 yards in his first game against his former team as the Jaguars beat the Rams 23-20 in overtime. Mike Sims-Walker, a week after getting benched for violating curfew, caught nine passes for 120 yards.

-Ray Rice, Ravens, had 10 catches for 117 yards and rushed for 77 more and two scores in a 33-31 loss to the Vikings. For Minnesota, Sidney Rice had six catches for a career-high 176 yards.

-Pittsburgh's Hines Ward made eight catches for 159 yards and a touchdown, while Santonio Holmes had five for 104 in a 27-14 victory over Cleveland.

-Marques Colston, Saints, caught eight passes for 166 yards and a 12-yard touchdown in a 48-27 win over the Giants.

-Zach Miller, Raiders, had six catches for 139 yards, including an 86-yard TD that was the longest play for Oakland in 25 years.

-Wes Welker, Patriots, caught 10 passes for a career-high 150 yards and two scores, and Randy Moss got eight receptions for 129 yards and three TDs against the Titans.

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-Ryan Succop, Chiefs, kicked four field goals, including the go-ahead 46-yarder with 3:36 to play, in a 14-6 win over the Redskins. He was the final player selected in this year's draft.

-Sammie Stroughter, Buccaneers, ran back a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown in a 28-21 loss to Carolina.

-Ryan Longwell, Vikings, made four field goals, including a 31-yarder for the winning points in a 33-31 victory over Baltimore.

-Joshua Cribbs, Browns, had a 98-yard kick return TD in a 27-14 loss at Pittsburgh.


-Tanard Jackson had a 26-yard interception return for a score and five tackles in a 28-21 loss to Carolina

-Leonard Little's 36-yard interception return for a score didn't help the Rams enough as they lost 23-20 in OT at Jacksonville. He also had a sack.

-Andre Carter, Redskins, had two of his team's five sacks, but Washington lost 14-6 to the Chiefs.

-Trevor Scott and Richard Seymour each had two sacks as the Raiders got to Donovan McNabb six times in a 13-9 upset of the Eagles.

-Rookie Jairus Byrd had two of the Bills' five interceptions of Mark Sanchez in a 16-13 overtime win at the Jets.

-Rookie Clay Matthews III, had two sacks among his five tackles in leading Green Bay's 26-0 blanking of Detroit.


Pittsburgh has won 12 in a row over Cleveland ... The Bucs (0-6) have started a season with at least six straight losses for the first time since 1985. They've dropped 10 straight dating to a lopsided loss at Carolina in December, the franchise's longest since 1977, when Tampa Bay was in the midst of an NFL record 26-game skid. ... The Chiefs (1-5) had lost 28 of their last 30 and hadn't won since last November before beating Washington 14-6. The win avoided the first 0-6 start in team history ... St. Louis (0-6) extended the NFL's longest current losing streak to 16 games with a 23-20 OT loss at Jacksonville ... Cincinnati's four-game winning streak ended in a 28-17 loss to Houston.


The 59-point margin in New England's home win over Tennessee matched the largest since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, the Los Angeles Rams' 59-0 win over the Atlanta Falcons in 1976. New England's 45-0 halftime lead was the biggest in league history.

Donald Driver became Green Bay's No. 1 career receiver with a 5-yard catch in the first quarter, giving him 596, surpassing Sterling Sharpe.


Washington has played winless teams in every game, yet is 2-4 ... The Panthers rushed for 267 yards and three touchdowns to beat the winless Buccaneers 28-21. Heading into Sunday, the Panthers were averaging 97.3 yards on the ground - 23rd in the league ... Pittsburgh outgained Cleveland 543-197 in a 27-14 win ... There were no turnovers in the Vikings' 33-31 win over the Ravens ... The Saints (5-0) are off to their best start in 16 years. They have scored on each of their opening drives this season, with four TDs and one field goal ... TE Zach Miller's 86-yard TD reception was the longest pass play in 25 years for the Raiders ... The Patriots gained a club-record 619 yards against the Titans. ... Kerry Collins had a 4.9 quarterback rating, worse than his 7.1 in the 2001 Super Bowl when the Baltimore Ravens beat his New York Giants 34-7.


The Browns and Steelers had a 1:25 span in which each team turned over the ball twice ... The Giants managed a season-low 84 yards rushing ... The Lions managed only 79 yards of total offense in the first half and 149 for the game in a 26-0 loss at Green Bay ... The Titans (0-6) took their worst loss since they began play in 1960 as the Houston Oilers, eclipsing the 61-7 setback to Cincinnati in 1989. In one 17-play stretch in the second quarter, the Titans gave up three scoring passes, lost two fumbles and an interception and even had a roughing-the-passer penalty on one of those touchdowns.


After not allowing a 100-yard rusher for 39 games, the Ravens have allowed two straight after Adrian Peterson ran for 148 in a 33-31 Vikings win ... Redskins RB Clinton Portis ran for a career-high 78 yards on his first carry after briefly leaving against the Chiefs with what the Redskins said was a sprained ankle. Portis was out of the lineup to start the second half Sunday, and Washington said his return was questionable. But on Washington's second possession of the quarter, Portis was back on the field. He broke into the open up the left sideline and set up a field goal that put Washington ahead 6-3 ... The Giants came into the game giving up averages of 210.6 yards and 14.2 points. The Saints had 34 points and 315 yards by halftime in a 48-27 win ... Arizona's swarming defense held Seattle, which romped 41-0 over Jacksonville last week, to 128 yards and its fewest points in a home game since 2002. The Cardinals won 27-3 ... Before beating Philadelphia 13-9, the Raiders had lost three straight games by at least 20 points for the first time in franchise history.


Carolina safety Dante Wesley was ejected late in the first half after he launched himself into Bucs punt returner Clifton Smith, who had signaled for a fair catch. The hit with 10 seconds left in the second quarter brought players from both teams off the sidelines. Wesley appeared to leave his feet and strike Smith in the upper body with his left shoulder. Smith remained on the ground for a few minutes, then was helped to his feet and walked off the field. He missed the remainder of the game with a concussion.


Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu will miss the rest of the season with a torn left pectoral muscle Raiders star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was sidelined by an eye injury ... Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield left the win over Baltimore with an injury to his right foot. Running back Adrian Peterson hurt his left ankle , but came back into the game. Rookie WR Percy Harvin aggravated an injury to his left shoulder ... Lions QB Daunte Culpepper hurt his hamstring in the third quarter at Green Bay ... Packers tackle Chad Clifton re-injured the right ankle that kept him out of the previous two games ... The Bengals suffered a significant loss when DE Antwan Odom, tied for the NFL lead in sacks, hurt his right Achilles' tendon ... Bills QB Trent Edwards left the game against the Jets with a head injury. Jets nose tackle Kris Jenkins was lost in the second quarter with an injured left knee.


"It's not the way I imagined it during the week, but you're going to encounter all sorts of games and all sorts of situations. I look at it as a loss. We need to go back to work this week, fix some things and try to improve." - Giants QB Eli Manning, whose team lost 48-27 in his first game in his hometown, New Orleans.

"We went out and threw a fight on somebody and said, 'Enough. Let's play.' That's all you can say. There's no magic words or anything like that." - Oakland coach Tom Cable after a 13-9 upset of Philadelphia.

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