NFL ROUNDUP: SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS
• Drew Brees, Saints, was 34-for-41 for 392 yards and four touchdown passes in New Orleans’ 42-17 win over Dallas.
• Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 25-for-36 for 330 yards and four touchdown passes in Denver’s 28-20 win over San Diego. Manning has 33 touchdown passes this season, tied with Tom Brady (2007) for the most through the first nine games of a season in NFL history.
• Russell Wilson, Seahawks, was 19-for-26 for 287 yards and two touchdown passes in Seattle’s 33-10 win over Atlanta. The victory was Wilson’s 20th and he is only the fifth quarterback in the Super Bowl era to win at least 20 starts in his first two NFL seasons. The others to accomplish the feat are Ben Roethlisberger (22), Hall of Famer Dan Marino (21), Joe Flacco (20) and Matt Ryan (20).
• LeSean McCoy, Eagles, had 25 carries for 155 yards in Philadelphia’s 27-13 win over Green Bay.
• Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, had 24 carries for 145 yards and one TD in Seattle’s 33-10 win over Atlanta.
• Mark Ingram, Saints, had 14 carries for 145 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ 49-17 win over Dallas.
• A.J. Green, Bengals, had eight catches for 151 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown on the final play of regulation, in Cincinnati’s 20-17 overtime loss to Baltimore. He set a franchise record with his fifth straight 100-yard game.
• Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, Bears. Marshall had seven catches for 139 yards and two TDs, and Jeffery had nine catches for 114 yards in Chicago’s 21-19 loss to Detroit.
• Tavon Austin, Rams, had two catches for 138 yards and for touchdowns of 81 and 57 yards in St. Louis’ 38-8 win over Indianapolis.
• Tavon Austin, Rams, returned a punt 98 yards for a touchdown in St. Louis’ 38-8 win over Indianapolis
• Cooper Taylor, Giants, returned a blocked punt 21 yards for a touchdown in New York’s 24-20 win over Oakland.
• Chris Long, Rams, returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown in St. Louis’ 38-8 win over Indianapolis.
• Tracy Porter, Raiders, returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown in Oakland’s 24-20 loss to the New York Giants.
Three starting quarterbacks had to come out of their games. Already without franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers because of a left collarbone injury, the Packers lost backup Seneca Wallace to a groin injury at Lambeau Field. In Nashville, Tennessee’s Jake Locker was lost to an injured right foot that had him on crutches and in a walking boot in the second half. And in Chicago, Jay Cutler threw for 250 yards and a touchdown in his first action since he injured his groin last month. He looked worse as the game wore on and departed before the Bears’ final drive with what the team said was an ankle injury. ... In San Francisco, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and safety Eric Reid each sustained concussions.
“What I’m excited about is that we improved in many areas. On my call sheet I was writing down things that were really good that were happening during the game. They just kept piling up. I thought, ‘this is how it feels.’”
— Jaguars coach Gus Bradley after Jacksonville beat Tennessee 29-27 for its first win of the season.