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NFL HIGHLIGHTS

on September 16, 2013 10:50 AM

STARS

PASSING

• Aaron Rodgers, Packers, was 34-for-42 for a career-high 480 yards and four touchdowns in Green Bay’s 38-20 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

• Matt Ryan, Falcons, threw for 374 yards and two scores in Atlanta’s 31-24 victory over St. Louis.

• Michael Vick, Eagles, threw for a career-best 428 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score, but Philadelphia fell to San Diego 33-30.

• Sam Bradford, Rams, threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns in a losing cause as St. Louis lost to Atlanta 31-24.

• Philip Rivers, Chargers, was 36 of 47 for 419 yards and three touchdown passes to Eddie Royal to lead San Diego to a 33-30 victory at Philadelphia.

RUSHING

• Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, finished with 135 total yards, including 98 on the ground, and had scoring runs of 14 and two yards to go with a seven-yard TD catch in Seattle’s 29-3 win over San Francisco.

• James Starks, Packers, rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay’s 38-20 win over Washington.

• Doug Martin, Buccaneers, rushed for 144 yards on 29 carries for Tampa Bay in a 16-14 loss to New Orleans.

• Darren McFadden, Raiders, had 129 of Oakland’s 226 yards rushing in a 19-9 victory over Jacksonville.

• Knowshon Moreno, Broncos, rushed for two touchdowns and 93 yards on just 13 carries in Denver’s 41-23 win over the New York Giants.

RECEIVING

• Julio Jones, Falcons, matched the best game of his career with 182 yards receiving, including an 81-yard touchdown catch, as Atlanta topped St. Louis 31-24.

• James Jones, Packers, had a career-best 178 yards on 11 receptions as Green Bay topped Washington 38-20.

• Dez Bryant, Cowboys, had nine catches for 141 yards and a touchdown in a losing cause as Dallas fell to Kansas City 17-16.

• Randall Cobb, Packers, caught nine passes for 128 yards and a score in Green Bay’s 38-20 win over Washington.

• Eddie Royal, Chargers, caught three touchdown passes from Philip Rivers as San Diego edged Philadelphia 33-30.

SPECIAL TEAMS

• Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings, returned the opening kickoff 105 yards to tie a club record in Minnesota’s 31-30 loss at Chicago.

• Devin Hester, Bears, returned five kickoffs for a franchise-record 249 yards — including a 76-yarder and an 80-yarder — in Chicago’s 31-30 win over Minnesota.

• Jay Feely, Cardinals, kicked four field goals in Arizona’s 25-21 victory over Detroit.

• Garrett Hartley, Saints, kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give the Saints a weather-delayed 16-14 victory.

• Trindon Holliday, Broncos, had an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown as Denver topped the New York Giants 41-23.

DEFENSE

• Mario Williams, Bills, set a team record with 4ᄑ sacks in Buffalo’s 24-23 win over Carolina.

• Osi Umenyiora, Falcons, returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown in Atlanta’s 31-24 win over St. Louis.

• Brian Robison, Vikings, returned a fumble 61 yards for a score in Minnesota’s 31-30 loss to Chicago.

• Tim Jennings, Bears, had a 44-yard interception return for a TD to help Chicago top Minnesota 31-30.

• Alterraun Verner, Titans, returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown in Tennessee’s 30-24 overtime loss at Houston.

• DeAndre Levy, Lions, had a 66-yard interception return in a losing cause as Detroit fell 25-21 at Arizona.

STREAKS & STATS

Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck had the NFL’s longest active streak with 165 straight passes without an interception before Miami’s Brent Grimes picked him off in the fourth quarter of the Dolphins’ 24-20 victory Sunday. ... With its 31-24 win over St. Louis, Atlanta has won 13 straight coming off a loss. ... Baltimore beat Cleveland 14-6, the Ravens’ 11th straight win over the Browns, a streak that began when John Harbaugh took over as Baltimore’s coach before the 2008 season.

LIGHT IT UP

The only real excitement in Seattle’s Sunday night game against the 49ers was the lightning and thunderstorms that caused a one-hour delay late in the first quarter. The lightning continued for much of the delay. It was the second NFL game to be delayed by weather on Sunday. Tampa Bay and New Orleans went through a 69-minute delay.

SPECIAL DELIVERY

Just over an hour before kickoff of the game between Cleveland and Baltimore, Joe Flacco’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child. Flacco still played and went 22-for-33 for 211 yards in the Ravens’ 14-6 win.

SIDELINED

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd left the game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a neck injury after he was sandwiched on a hard hit. “He’s doing fine,” coach Mike McCoy said. “All the tests right now look good.” ... Ravens running back Ray Rice left Baltimore’s game against Cleveland with a strained hip flexor. ... Houston’s Andre Johnson was being evaluated for a concussion after being shaken up in the fourth quarter of the Texans’ 30-24 overtime win. ... Oakland strong safety Tyvon Branch and Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew left the Raiders’ 19-9 victory over the Jaguars with ankle injuries. ... Atlanta running back Steven Jackson left the game against St. Louis — his former team — with a first-quarter thigh injury. ... Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy left with a concussion after what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet hit by Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather.

SPEAKING

“For me, it’s a strange feeling. It’s not quite as enjoyable as if you beat somebody else.”

— Denver’s Peyton Manning after beating brother Eli Manning in the Broncos’ victory over the Giants on Sunday.

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