NFL ROUNDUP: Foles, Eagles crush Raiders
Nick Foles had a game like Peyton Manning.
Foles tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes, equaling the mark Manning tied early this season, in Philadelphia’s 49-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Coming off a concussion, Foles threw for 406 yards, connecting three times for scores with Riley Cooper to become the seventh passer in NFL history with seven TD tosses in a game. Manning did it for Denver on opening night this season against Baltimore.
“A couple people came up to me and said that I tied the record with seven touchdowns,” Foles said. “It’s a great honor. Hats off to our guys for doing a great job.”
Foles was held to 80 yards on 29 passes two weeks ago against Dallas before getting hurt. He was unstoppable Sunday, completing 22 of 28 throws as Philadelphia won at Oakland (3-5) for the first time. Foles has 13 touchdown passes and no interceptions this season.
With more than a quarter to go to break the record, Foles was unable to get the Eagles back into the end zone before being replaced by Matt Barkley.
“I know what the record is,” rookie coach Chip Kelly said. “But this isn’t about records, it’s about going out and getting a win. If I put Nick out there to try to get a record and he gets hurt, that’s being silly. Records are meant to broken when they’re supposed to be broken.”
COLTS 27, TEXANS 24: Houston lost its sixth in a row as Andrew Luck threw for three second-half touchdowns to T.Y. Hilton to overcome an 18-point halftime deficit. Indianapolis (6-2) has won three of four on the road.
Houston (2-6) built the halftime lead on Case Keenum’s three touchdown passes to Andre Johnson. Johnson had 190 yards receiving at halftime, but just 39 yards after that.
Case Keenum threw for 350 yards in his second career start, but had trouble moving the offense after halftime. Houston had a chance to tie it, but Randy Bullock’s 55-yard field goal attempt as time expired sailed wide left.
CHIEFS 23, BILLS 13: Kansas City (9-0) remained the NFL’s only undefeated team and matched the best start in franchise history set in 2003. The Chiefs, 2-14 last season, held an opponent to 17 points or fewer for the ninth straight time — matching the NFL record set by the Atlanta Falcons in 1977.
Sean Smith returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and Tamba Hali scored on an 11-yard fumble return. The Chiefs gave up a season-worst 470 yards to the Bills, led by undrafted rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel, making his first career start.
SEAHAWKS 27, BUCCANEERS 24, OT: The Buccaneers (0-8) nearly got out of their slide, building a 21-0 lead. Instead, the Seahawks (8-1 for the first time) staged a franchise-best rally behind Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch for their 12th straight home victory, all with Wilson at quarterback.
Steven Hauschka kicked a 27-yard field goal with 8:11 left in overtime after Wilson threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin with 1:51 left in regulation. Lynch rushed for 125 yards.
REDSKINS 30, CHARGERS 24, OT: Darrel Young scored three times, including a 4-yard run in overtime.
Young stormed his way into the end zone 6:01 into the extra period, with the Redskins (3-5) scoring on their first drive after winning the coin toss at the end of regulation.
Alfred Morris rushed 25 times for 121 yards and a score, Pierre Garcon had seven receptions for 172 yards, and the defense intercepted Philip Rivers twice.
Rivers was 29-for-46 for 341 yards with two touchdowns for the Chargers (4-4).
COWBOYS 27, VIKINGS 23: Tony Romo threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Dwayne Harris with 35 seconds left.
Romo’s 7-yard pass to Harris answered an 11-yard touchdown run by Adrian Peterson that had given Minnesota a 23-20 lead.
The 2012 league MVP had 140 yards rushing for Minnesota (1-7), loser of four straight.
BROWNS 24, RAVENS 18: Jason Campbell threw three touchdown passes, two to Davone Bess, and the Browns ended an 11-game losing streak against Baltimore.
Campbell’s 3-yard pass to Bess on fourth down with three minutes left helped the Browns (4-5) seal their first win over Baltimore since 2007.
The Ravens (3-5) lost their third straight and didn’t win in the week following a bye for the first time in six tries under coach John Harbaugh.
JETS 26, SAINTS 20: Nick Folk remained perfect this season by kicking four field goals, Rex Ryan’s defense held Drew Brees and the high-scoring Saints to six points in the second half, and New York had seven plays of at least 19 yards at home.
Ryan is 7-3 against his twin brother, Rob, and the Jets (5-4) maintained their string of alternating wins and losses.
Folk is 23-for-23 on field goals and 14 of 14 on extra points.
New Orleans (6-2) got two touchdown catches from Jimmy Graham.
PANTHERS 34, FALCONS 10: Cam Newton threw for one touchdown and ran for another, the defense intercepted Matt Ryan three times and host Carolina (5-3) got its fourth straight victory.
Newton had two first-half interceptions, but bounced back to throw for 249 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen. He also ran for an 8-yard touchdown for the Panthers (5-3).
The Falcons (2-6) continued to struggle without Julio Jones and Roddy White.
TITANS 28, RAMS 21: Chris Johnson ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns and visiting Tennessee got the best of Jeff Fisher, who coached them for 16 seasons.
Johnson’s 19-yard scoring run snapped a tie with 2:54 to go and came a snap after Jurrell Casey sacked and stripped quarterback Kellen Clemens, and Derrick Morgan recovered.
The Rams (3-6) got a second straight 100-yard game from rookie Zac Stacy, who had 127 yards on 27 carries.