NFL HIGHLIGHTS
October 21, 2013 10:55 AM

STARS

PASSING

• Andy Dalton, Bengals, was 24-for-34 yards for 372 with three touchdown passes in Cincinnati’s 27-24 win over Detroit.

• Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 29-for-49 for 386 yards and three touchdowns and an interception in Denver’s 39-33 loss to Indianapolis.

• Matthew Stafford, Lions, finished 28-for-51 for 357 with three touchdowns in Detroit’s 27-24 loss to Cincinnati.

• Matt Ryan, Falcons, was 20-for-26 for 273 with three touchdowns in Atlanta’s 31-23 win over Tampa Bay.

• Robert Griffin III, Redskins, was 18-for-29 for 298 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Washington’s 45-41 win over Chicago. He added 84 yards rushing.

RUSHING

• Ryan Mathews, Chargers, had 21 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown in San Diego’s 24-6 win over Jacksonville.

• Matt Forte, Bears, had 16 carries for 91 yards and three touchdowns in Chicago’s 45-41 loss to Washington.

• Chris Ivory, Jets, had 34 carries for 104 yards in New York’s 30-27 overtime victory over New England.

• Alfred Morris and Roy Helu, Redskins. Morris had 19 carries for 95 yards and Helu had 11 carries for 41 yards and three touchdowns in Washington’s 45-41 win over Chicago.

• Frank Gore, 49ers, had 24 carries for 70 yards and two touchdowns in San Francisco’s 31-17 victory over Tennessee.

RECEIVING

• A.J. Green, Bengals, had six catches for 155 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown, in Cincinnati’s 27-24 win over Detroit.

• Calvin Johnson, Lions, finished with nine catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit’s 27-24 loss to Cincinnati.

• Eric Decker, Broncos, had eight catches for 150 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s 39-33 loss to Indianapolis.

• Harry Douglas, Falcons, had seven catches for 149 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s 31-23 victory over Tampa Bay.

• Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers, had 10 catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns in Tampa Bay’s 31-23 loss to Atlanta. Jackson was targeted on 22 passes.

• Jordan Reed, Redskins, finished with nine catches for 134 yards and a touchdown in Washington’s 45-41 win over Chicago.

• Rob Gronkowski, Patriots, had eight receptions for 114 yards in his first appearance of the season in New England’s 30-27 loss to the New York Jets.

SPECIAL TEAMS

• Devin Hester, Bears, returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown in Chicago’s 45-41 loss to Washington. Including the postseason, Hester has 20 return touchdowns in his career, passing Hall of Famer Deion Sanders (19) for the most in NFL history.

• Mike Nugent, Bengals, made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give Cincinnati a 27-24 win over Detroit.

• Nick Folk, Jets, was 3-for-3 on field goals, including a 42-yarder in overtime to give New York a 30-27 win over New England.

• Kassim Osgood, 49ers, recovered a fumbled punt for a TD in San Francisco’s 31-17 win over Tennessee.

DEFENSE

• Logan Ryan, Patriots, returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown in New England’s 30-27 loss to the New York Jets.

• Captain Munnerlyn, Panthers, returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in Carolina’s 30-15 win over St. Louis.

• Thomas DeCoud, Falcons, returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown in Atlanta’s 31-23 win over Tampa Bay.

• Brian Orakpo, Redskins, returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown in Washington’s 45-41 win over Chicago.

 

STREAKS & STATS

The Eagles have lost a franchise-worst nine straight games at home. Their last win at the Linc was over the New York Giants on Sept. 30, 2012. ... The Redskins scored 45 points in victory over the Bears, their most points since 2005. ... New England’s 12-game winning streak against AFC East opponents ended in the loss to the Jets. Logan Ryan’s interception marked the 34th straight game in which New England has forced a turnover, the longest active streak in the NFL. ... Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, who made his 100th career start, passed for 317 yards in the Cowboys’ 17-3 win at Philadelphia. Romo has 27,485 yards passing, the most in NFL history by a player in his first 100 career starts. ... New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith passed for a touchdown and rushed for a score in the Jets’ 30-27 overtime win over New England. Smith has led a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime in all four of the Jets’ wins.

 

MILESTONES

The Panthers’ Steve Smith reached 800 careers receptions in a 30-15 win over the Rams. ... Jacksonville (0-7) has lost every game this season by double digits, becoming the first team since the 1984 Houston Oilers to garner that dubious distinction. The Oilers lost their first 10 games that year by at least 10 points. ... The Chargers’ Philip Rivers became the second quarterback in franchise history to throw for 30,000 yards. ... The Kansas City Chiefs improved to 7-0 with a 17-16 win over Houston. In the Super Bowl era, 31 teams have started 7-0 and all 31 qualified for the playoffs. Fifteen of those 31 clubs advanced to the Super Bowl and nine won the Super Bowl.

 

SPEAKING

“We talk about getting better and we completely missed an opportunity. That’s what not getting better looks like. Penalties, missed tackles, missed assignments, spirit, effort. We talk about playing with toughness, playing with effort, playing with enthusiasm and playing smart. That’s our style. I don’t think we did any one of those four today.”

— Jaguars coach Gus Bradley on his team’s struggles in a 24-6 loss to the Chargers. Jacksonville is 0-7.

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