NFL HIGHLIGHTS
October 07, 2013 10:55 AM

PASSING

• Tony Romo, Cowboys, threw for a franchise-record 506 yards and five touchdowns, becoming the fifth in NFL history to have that many yards and TDs, but was intercepted late in the game to set up Denver’s 51-48 victory.

• Peyton Manning, Broncos, maintained his record pace of touchdown passes to start the season and finished with 414 yards and four scores as Denver edged Dallas 51-48.

• Jay Cutler, Bears, was 24 of 33 for 358 yards and two touchdowns in a losing cause as Chicago fell to New Orleans 26-18.

• Drew Brees, Saints, was 29 of 35 passing for 288 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-18 win over the Chicago Bears, his first victory in four career games at Soldier Field.

• Russell Wilson, Seahawks, went 15 of 31 for 210 yards with two TDs before throwing an interception on the Seahawks’ final play. He also ran 13 times for 102 yards.

• Sam Bradford, Rams, threw three touchdown passes, two to Austin Pettis, in St. Louis’ 34-20 win over Jacksonville.

RUSHING

• Jamaal Charles, Chiefs, had 108 yards and a TD on 22 carries in Kansas City’s 26-17 win at Tennessee.

• Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, ran 17 times for 102 yards in Seattle’s 34-28 victory at Indianapolis.

• Eddie Lacy, Packers, ran for 99 yards on 23 carries in his return from a concussion as Green Bay topped Detroit 22-9.

• Ray Rice, Ravens, rushed for a season-best 74 yards and two TDs and caught six passes for 28 yards as Baltimore edged Miami 26-23.

• Knowshon Moreno, Broncos, had 93 yards rushing and a touchdown in Denver’s 51-48 win at Dallas.

RECEIVING

• Alshon Jeffery, Bears, had 10 receptions for a franchise-record 218 yards and a TD in Chicago’s 26-18 loss to New Orleans.

• T.Y. Hilton, Colts, caught five passes for a career-high 140 yards and two scores as Indianapolis topped Seattle 34-28.

• Jimmy Graham, Saints, had 10 catches for 135 yards in his fourth consecutive 100-yard game — matching an NFL record for a tight end — in New Orleans’ 26-18 win at Chicago.

• Dez Bryant and Terrence Williams, Cowboys, combined for 10 catches, 292 yards and three scores in Dallas’ 51-48 loss to Denver. Bryant had six receptions for 141 yards and two TDs, while Williams caught four passes for 151 yards and a TD.

SPECIAL TEAMS

• Alex Henery, Eagles, kicked a career-high five field goals in Philadelphia’s 36-21 victory over the New York Giants.

• Mason Crosby, Packers, tied a team record by kicking five field goals in Green Bay’s 22-9 win over Detroit.

• Delano Howell, Colts, scored on a 61-yard return of a blocked field goal in Indianapolis’ 34-28 win over Seattle.

• Garrett Hartley, Saints, matched a career high with four field goals in New Orleans’ 26-18 win at Chicago.

• Jermaine Kearse, Seahawks, blocked a punt out of bounds in the end zone for a safety in Seattle’s 34-28 loss at Indianapolis.

DEFENSE

• Charles Woodson, Raiders, had a 25-yard fumble return to tie an NFL record with his 13th career defensive touchdown in Oakland’s 27-17 victory over San Diego.

• Calais Campbell, Cardinals, had two sacks, one for Arizona’s first regular-season safety in nine years and the other forcing a game-clinching fumble in a 22-6 win over Carolina.

• Tramaine Brock, 49ers, had two interceptions, including one he returned 18 yards for a touchdown 90 seconds into the game, as San Francisco routed Houston 34-3.

• Marcus Cooper, Chiefs, had an interception and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a TD in Kansas City’s 26-17 win at Tennessee.

• Matt Giordano, Rams, had an 82-yard interception return for a touchdown in St. Louis’ 34-20 victory over Jacksonville.

STREAKS & STATS

Cincinnati ended Tom Brady’s streak of 52 consecutive games with a touchdown pass, beating previously undefeated New England 13-6. Brady had thrown a touchdown pass in 52 straight games, the second-longest streak in NFL history behind Drew Brees’ 54-game streak. ... The New Orleans Saints’ 26-18 win over the Bears was their first win in Chicago since a 31-10 victory on Oct. 8, 2000.

THE NEWEST VIKING

Josh Freeman is headed to Minnesota.

Freeman’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, revealed the move in an exclamatory one-word tweet about his client Sunday night: “Vikings!!!” Burkhardt then confirmed to The Associated Press in a phone interview that the 25-year-old quarterback agreed to a deal.

This became quite the bye week for the Vikings (1-3), who took a big step away from Christian Ponder by giving Freeman a $3 million contract for the rest of the season.

MANNING MILESTONES

Peyton Manning broke the record for TD passes through five games with his 19th on a 9-yard toss to Julius Thomas in the second quarter of Denver’s 51-48 win at Dallas. Daunte Culpepper of Minnesota held the previous mark with 18 in 2004. He has 20 touchdown passes this season, and was finally intercepted for the first time — the longest such streak to start a season in league history. With 414 yards, Manning has 61,371 career yards passing, and moved into second place on the NFL list ahead of Hall of Famer Dan Marino (61,361).

MR. VERSATILITY

Green Bay’s Randall Cobb had a career-best 67-yard run in the Packers’ 22-9 win over Detroit, joining Hall of Famer Gale Sayers as the only players in NFL history with runs and receptions of 60-plus yards, a 100-yard kickoff return and an 80-yard punt return in his first three seasons.

SPEAKING

“It just takes a snowflake to start an avalanche.”

— St. Louis safety Matt Giordano, who had an 82-yard interception return for a TD that helped the Rams stop a three-game skid with a 34-20 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

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