NFL ROUNDUP: SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS
December 09, 2013 10:55 AM

STARS

Passing

• Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 39 for 59 for 397 yards and four touchdowns in a 51-28 win over Tennessee. It was his seventh game this season with at least four touchdown passes. That’s the most such games in a single season in NFL history. Manning’s 39 completions set a team record. His 59 attempts matched a franchise high.

• Tom Brady, Patriots, was 32 for 52 for 418 yards and two touchdown passes, both in the final 61 seconds, with an interception in a 27-26 win over Cleveland.

• Andy Dalton, Bengals, finished 24 for 35 for 275 yards and three touchdowns and added a rushing score in a 42-28 win over Indianapolis.

• Drew Brees, Saints, was 30 for 42 for 313 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-13 win over Carolina.

• Jason Campbell, Browns, was 29 for 44 for 391 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-26 loss to New England.

• Andrew Luck, Colts, finished 29 for 46 for 326 yards and four TDs in a 42-28 loss to Cincinnati.

• Philip Rivers, Chargers, was 21 for 28 for 249 yards with three touchdowns in a 37-14 win over the New York Giants.

 

Rushing

• LeSean McCoy, Eagles, had 29 carries for a team-record 217 yards, including touchdown runs of 57 and 40 yards, during a 34-20 win over Detroit. He broke the mark of 205 yards by Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren on Nov. 27, 1949. McCoy leads the NFL with 1,305 yards rushing and can become the first Eagle to lead the league in rushing since Van Buren in 1949.

• Jamaal Charles, Chiefs, had 19 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown in a 45-10 win over Washington.

• Bobby Rainey, Buccaneers, 22 carries for 127 yards and a touchdown in a 27-6 victory over Buffalo.

• Marcel Reece, Raiders, had 19 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown in a 37-27 loss to the New York Jets.

 

Receiving

• Shane Vereen, Patriots, had 12 receptions for 153 yards in a 27-26 win over Cleveland.

• Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron, Browns. Gordon had seven catches for 151 yards and a touchdown and Cameron had nine catches for 121 yards and a score in a 27-26 loss to New England. Gordon has 774 yards receiving in his past four games, the most in any four-game span in NFL history. The previous mark was 746 yards by Detroit’s Calvin Johnson set earlier this season.

• Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings, had five catches for 141 yards and a touchdown in a 29-26 loss to Baltimore.

• Hakeem Nicks, Giants, had five catches for 135 yards in a 37-14 loss to San Diego.

• Rod Streater, Raiders, had seven catches for 130 yards and a touchdown in a 37-27 loss to the New York Jets.

• Marques Colston, Saints, finished with nine catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-13 win over Carolina.

 

Special Teams

• Matt Prater, Broncos, set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal in a 51-28 win over Tennessee.

• Jeremy Ross, Lions, returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and a punt 58 yards for a score in a 34-20 loss to Philadelphia.

• Quintin Demps and Dexter McCluster, Chiefs. Demps returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and McCluster returned a punt 74 yards for a TD in a 45-10 victory over Washington.

• Jacoby Jones, Ravens, returned a kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown in a 29-26 victory over Minnesota.

• Antonio Allen, Jets, blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown in a 37-27 win over the Oakland Raiders.

 

Defense

• Sean Weatherspoon, Falcons, returned an interception 71 yards for a touchdown in a 22-21 loss to Green Bay.

• Karlos Dansby and John Abraham, Cardinals. Dansby returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown and Abraham had three sacks, including one for a safety, in a 30-10 win over St. Louis.

• Lavonte David, Buccaneers, had two interceptions and a sack in a 27-6 win over Buffalo.

 

FOURTH-QUARTER FIREWORKS

Baltimore defeated Minnesota 29-26 in a game that featured six lead changes in the fourth quarter. That is the most fourth-quarter lead changes in a single game in NFL history.

 

ENDING UP IN THE END ZONE

The NFL set a single-day record for touchdowns when the New Orleans Saints scored three times in the first half of Sunday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Drew Brees found tight end Jimmy Graham for a 5-yard score right before halftime for his third TD pass, making it 88 touchdowns on a wild day across the league. The previous record was 87 in Week 17 in 2012.

 

DUECES WILD

Philadelphia tied an NFL mark for two-point conversion tries with five in their 34-20 victory over Detroit. Playing in blizzard-like conditions, the kicking game was useless, so the Eagles went for two points after all five touchdowns. They were successful twice. The five attempts tied the mark of the St. Louis Rams in 2000 against the Atlanta Falcons.

 

MANY HAPPY RETURNS

Detroit’s Jeremy Ross had a punt and kickoff return for touchdowns and Kansas City also had one of each, the first time two teams did it on the same day in the NFL since at least 1940.

 

STREAKS & STATS

The Bengals have scored 49, 41 and 42 points in their past three home games, the first time they’ve scored at least 40 in three straight at home. ... Bobby Rainey’s 80-yard TD came 18 seconds into the game, the fastest score in Bucs history. ... The Bucs have won four of five games following an 0-8 start. ... The Eagles have won five in a row. ... Arizona won for the fifth time in six games. ... Baltimore has its first three-game winning streak of the season and the inside track for the second AFC wild card. ... The Bills have lost five of six, are assured of finishing without a winning record for the ninth straight year and also are in danger of extending the NFL’s longest current playoff drought to 14 consecutive seasons. ... Oakland has lost three straight overall and 13 in a row in games played in the Eastern time zone.

 

SIDELINED

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured his right foot when he was tackled near the sideline on an icy field. It was a low hit that shelved New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who suffered a suspected torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

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