NFL HIGHLIGHTS
November 04, 2013 10:55 AM

STARS

PASSING

• Nick Foles, Eagles, was 22 of 28 for 406 yards and an NFL record-tying seven touchdown passes in Philadelphia’s 49-20 win over Oakland.

• Tony Romo, Cowboys, was 34 of 51 for 337 yards with two touchdown passes and an interception in Dallas’ 27-23 win over Minnesota.

• Jason Campbell, Browns, was 23 of 35 for 262 yards and three touchdown passes in Cleveland’s 24-18 win over Baltimore.

RUSHING

• Mike James, Buccaneers, had 28 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown pass in Tampa Bay’s 27-24 overtime loss to Seattle.

• Chris Johnson, Titans, had 23 carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns in Tennessee’s 28-21 win over St. Louis.

• Adrian Peterson, Vikings, finished with 25 carries for 140 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota’s 27-23 loss to Dallas.

RECEIVING

• Andre Johnson, Texans, had nine catches for 229 yards and three touchdowns in Houston’s 27-24 loss to Indianapolis.

• Pierre Garcon, Redskins, had seven catches for 172 yards in Washington’s 30-24 overtime win over San Diego.

• Riley Cooper and DeSean Jackson, Eagles. Cooper had five receptions for 139 yards and three touchdowns and Jackson had five catches for 150 yards and a touchdown in Philadelphia’s 49-20 victory over Oakland.

SPECIAL TEAMS

• Nick Folk, Jets, was 4-for-4 on field goals in New York’s 26-20 win over New Orleans. Folk has made all 23 field-goal attempts to start the season.

• The San Diego Chargers blocked two field goal attempts and put two punts down at the 1-yard line in a 30-24 loss to the Washington Redskins.

DEFENSE

• Sean Smith and Tamba Hali, Chiefs. Smith returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and Hali returned a fumble 11 yards for a touchdown in Kansas City’s 23-13 win over Buffalo.

• Drayton Florence, Panthers, returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown in Carolina’s 34-10 victory over Atlanta.

• Nick Hayden, Cowboys, recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in Dallas’ 27-23 victory over Minnesota.

STREAKS & STATS

Tony Romo improved his record as a starter to 22-4 (.846) in the month of November, the highest mark by a quarterback in the Super Bowl era (minimum 20 starts). ... The Browns ended an 11-game losing streak against Baltimore, beating the Ravens 24-18. ... The Ravens have lost three straight, four of five and for the first time in six tries they failed to win under John Harbaugh in the week after a bye. ... The Vikings (1-7) are off to their worst start since the franchise’s debut in 1961. ... The Rams have lost three in a row. ...

The Panthers have led at halftime in all eight games this season. ... Washington’s Santana Moss had his 700th career reception in a 30-24 win over the Chargers. ... St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher faced his former team, the Titans, and Tennessee won 28-21. Fisher, who spent 17 seasons (1994-2010) as the head coach of the Oilers/Titans, joined Hall of Famer Curley Lambeau as the only head coaches in NFL history to face a team that he led for at least 17 seasons.

MILESTONES

Kansas City (9-0) remained the NFL’s only undefeated team and matched the best start in franchise history set in 2003. The Chiefs are the first team in NFL history to start 9-0 after posting the worst record in the league in the previous season. ... In the Super Bowl era, 18 teams have started 9-0 and all 18 qualified for the playoffs. ... The Jets win every other week. They tied the 2005 New England Patriots for the longest such string to begin a season, according to STATS. ...

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton had a touchdown passing and rushing in the Panthers’ 34-10 win over Atlanta. Newton, who played in his 40th career game, has accounted for 79 career touchdowns (53 passing, 26 rushing), the fourth-most total touchdowns in a player’s first 40 games in NFL history. Hall of Famer Dan Marino (92) ranks first in the category. Newton is the only player in NFL history with at least 50 touchdowns passing and 25 touchdowns rushing in his first 40 games. The Seahawks overcame a 21-0 deficit in a 27-24 win over Tampa Bay. It was the largest deficit they overcame for a win in team history. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson has won all 12 of his career starts at home and is one of only four players since the 1970 merger to start a career with 12 consecutive home wins.

SIDELINED

Arian Foster, Darren McFadden and Darren Sproles all went down with injuries on a painful day for some of the NFL’s most versatile running backs. After missing practice during the week with a hamstring injury, Foster started for the Houston Texans, but quickly injured his back and was ruled out for the rest of the game against Indianapolis. McFadden left with a hamstring injury early in the second quarter of a 49-20 defeat against Philadelphia, and quarterback Terrelle Pryor came out in the fourth with a knee problem that he does not believe is serious. The injury-prone McFadden had five carries for 12 yards and one catch for 3 yards before aggravating a hamstring that kept him out of one game already this season. New Orleans’ Sproles left a 26-20 loss to the New York Jets with a concussion and didn’t return.

SPEAKING

“First-and-1 on the goal line? Most cases that’s a touchdown. Our defense, everybody looked in each other’s eyes. I could remember: ‘Do not cross this line, this goal line.’ On the field, London Fletcher and everybody reiterating it to each other, like: ‘They do not cross this line right here.’”

— Washington linebacker Brian Orakpo on his team’s defense late in the fourth quarter. The Redskins held the Chargers to a field goal and won 30-24 in overtime.

 

“After a game like this you don’t want to say, ‘Oh we were playing good, we almost had them.’ It doesn’t matter. We lost the game. I’m tired of losing. I’m tired of losing. We have to stop finding ways to beat ourselves. We just somehow find a way to not win. I don’t know.”

— Tampa Bay’s Gerald McCoy after his team was unable to hold a 21-0 lead and lost 27-24 in overtime to Seattle.

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