NFL Today, Week 6

NFL Today, Week 6
October 13, 2013, 11:42 pm
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SCOREBOARD

Monday, Oct. 14

Indianapolis (4-1) at San Diego (2-3). Brother face off, Colts coach Chuck Pagano against Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano. Indianapolis has won three straight games.

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STARS

Passing

-Nick Foles, Eagles, was 22 of 31 for 296 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in Philadelphia's 31-20 win over Tampa Bay.

-Cam Newton, Panthers, was 20 for 26 for 242 yards and three touchdowns in Carolina's 35-10 win over Minnesota.

-Matthew Stafford, Lions, went 25 for 43 for 248 yards and four touchdowns and an interception in Detroit's 31-17 win over Cleveland.

-Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers, was 23 of 30 for 264 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 19-6 win over the New York Jets.

-Andy Dalton, Bengals, was 26 for 40 for 337 yards with three touchdown passes and an interception in Cincinnati's 27-24 win over Buffalo. Dalton had his first three-touchdown game since he threw three in a 34-10 win against Oakland last Nov. 25.

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Rushing

-Arian Foster, Texans, had 20 carries for 141 yards in Houston's 38-13 loss to St. Louis.

-Eddie Lacy, Packers, had 23 carries for 120 yards in Green Bay's 19-17 victory over Baltimore.

-LeSean McCoy, Eagles, had 25 carries for 116 yards in Philadelphia's 31-20 victory over Tampa Bay.

-Frank Gore, 49ers, had 25 carries for 101 yards in San Francisco's 32-20 win over Arizona.

-Stevan Ridley, Patriots, finished with 20 carries for 96 yards and two touchdowns in New England's 30-27 victory over New Orleans.

- Knowshon Moreno, Broncos, had three touchdowns in Denver's 35-19 victory over Jacksonville.

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Receiving

-Justin Blackmon, Jaguars, made 14 catches for 190 yards in Jacksonville's 35-19 loss to Denver.

-Vernon Davis, 49ers, had eight catches for a career-best 180 yards and two touchdowns in San Francisco's 32-20 victory over Arizona.

-Josh Gordon, Browns, had seven catches for 126 yards in Cleveland's 31-17 loss to Detroit.

-Vincent Jackson and Timothy Wright, Buccaneers. Jackson had nine receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns, Wright had seven catches for 91 yards in Tampa Bay's 31-20 loss to Philadelphia.

-Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals, had six catches for 117 yards and a touchdown in Arizona's 32-20 loss to San Francisco.

-Jordy Nelson, Packers, had four catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's 19-17 win over Baltimore.

-Riley Cooper, Eagles, had four catches for 120 yards and a touchdown in Philadelphia's 31-20 win over Tampa Bay.

-Brandon LaFell, Panthers, had four catches for 107 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown in Carolina's 35-10 win over Minnesota.

-A.J. Green, Bengals, had six catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati's 27-24 victory over Buffalo.

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Special Teams

-Dwayne Harris, Cowboys, returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown in Dallas' 31-16 win over Washington.

-Shaun Suisham, Steelers, was 4 for 4 on field goals in Pittsburgh's 19-6 win over the New York Jets.

-Mason Crosby, Packers, was 4 for 5 on field goals in Green Bay's 19-17 win over Baltimore

-Daren Bates, Rams, returned a fumble on a kickoff 11 yards for a touchdown in St. Louis' 38-13 win over Houston.

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Defense

-Alec Ogletree, Rams, returned an interception 98 yards for a touchdown in St. Louis' 38-13 win over Houston. That is tied for the longest interception return for a touchdown in the regular season by a linebacker in NFL history and the longest by a rookie linebacker. Tampa Bay linebacker Shelton Quarles had a 98-yard interception return for a touchdown against Green Bay on Oct. 7, 2001.

-Husain Abdullah and Tamba Hali, Chiefs. Abdullah returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown and Hali had 3 1/2 sacks in Kansas City's 24-7 win over Oakland.

-Jason McCourty, Titans, returned a fumble 77 yards for a touchdown in Tennessee's 20-13 loss to over Seattle.

-Paul Posluszny, Jaguars, returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown in Jacksonville's 35-19 loss to Denver.

-A.J. Hawk, Packers, had three sacks in Green Bay's 19-17 victory over Baltimore.

-Mike Mitchell, Panthers, made two interceptions, seven tackles and a sack in Carolina's 35-10 victory over Minnesota.

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SOUNDING OFF

Arrowhead Stadium is once again the loudest stadium in the NFL. This time, it's official. Kansas City Chiefs fans broke the world record for an outdoor sports stadium in their 24-7 win over Oakland when they reached 137.5 decibels in the closing minutes. An official from Guinness World Records told The Associated Press that Chiefs fans broke the record of 136.6 set by Seahawks fans during a game against San Francisco earlier this year.

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HEALTH CONCERNS

The Buccaneers have been dealing with three members of the team being diagnosed with MRSA, a staph infection that's resistant to many common antibiotics.

The team announced Thursday that guard Carl Nicks, who along with kicker Lawrence Tynes was diagnosed with MRSA in August, is being treated for a recurrence on an infection in his left foot. By the end of the day, a third player - rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks - was diagnosed with MRSA.

Nicks was inactive Sunday, however, Banks was cleared to play, with the league and NFL Players Association saying in a joint statement that a medical specialist met with the Bucs, supervised the inspection of the team's facilities, conducted medical examinations and agreed with the Tampa Bay medical staff that Banks did not pose a risk of transmission to other players.

``I didn't feel distracted,'' Tampa Bay tight end Tim Wright said. ``It came at the end of the week. We already had our game plan in. We already executed what we had to do, the core stuff of our offense and our defense, special teams. I feel like, when that just came upon us, it was just something that we had to clear up, the guys that were affected by it and look forward to the game.''

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STREAKS & STATS

Cincinnati improved to 16-11-1 in overtime games, and snapped a six-game losing streak at Orchard Park, dating to 1985. ... The Lions outscored the Browns 24-0 in the second half of a 31-17 win over Cleveland. ... The Texans dropped their fourth straight game in a 38-13 loss to St. Louis. The Texans have thrown a pick-6 in five consecutive games. ... Entering Sunday, the Ravens had won 13 straight at home against NFC foes before losing to Green Bay. ... The Buccaneers have dropped 10 of 11 games dating to last season. ... Since 2010, the Steelers are 14-1 when Ben Roethlisberger's passer rating is above 100. ... Seattle's 20-13 victory was its 11th straight at home. The Jaguars are the first team since the 1984 Oilers to lose their first six games by at least 10 points. ... The Lions' Joseph Fauria caught three passes on Sunday, all touchdowns. He has seven receptions this season, five for TDs. ... Philadelphia has gained 1,628 yards passing and 1,071 yards rushing. The Eagles are the only team since the 1970 merger to gain at least 1,600 yards passing and 1,050 yards rushing through the first six games of a season. The Eagles joined the 2007 Patriots and 1983 Chargers as the only teams to gain at least 400 yards in each of their first six games.

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MILESTONES

Denver QB Peyton Manning's two touchdown passes gave him 22 on the season, a record for an NFL quarterback through six games. The Broncos have scored 265 points, the most by a team through the first six games of a season in NFL history. Manning improved his career regular-season record to 160-70 and is only the second quarterback in NFL history to be at least 90 games over .500. New England's Tom Brady, who led the Patriots to a victory over New Orleans, is an NFL-best 101 games over .500 (141-40). Sunday's game was the 37th time in which quarterback Brady has led the Patriots to victory from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie. Brady has 342 touchdown passes and tied Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton for the fourth most in NFL history. With Denver and Kansas City both leading the AFC West at 6-0, this is only the second time since the divisional structure was implemented in 1933 that two teams in the same division started 6-0. In 1934, the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears, then members of the NFL's Western Division, each started 10-0. ... The Steelers' victory over the Jets was also the 600th in franchise history, including the postseason, as Pittsburgh became only the fourth team to reach the milestone and the first from the AFC. ... The Chiefs (6-0) are off to the second-best start in franchise history. The Chiefs won their first nine games during the 2003 season. ... The Jets inducted DT Marty Lyons, who played for the team from 1979-89, into their Ring of Honor at halftime. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford has 13 games with at least three TD passes, breaking Bobby Layne's team record.

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SIDELINED

The Green Bay Packers lost receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones to leg injuries in the first half at Baltimore. Jones appeared to hurt his left knee on a pass play in the first quarter. He limped off the field and the Packers called it a ``leg injury.'' Cobb, the team's best breakaway threat at the position, was injured when he was struck in the right leg on a tackle by safety Matt Elam near the end of the half. ... Houston quarterback Matt Schaub left against the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter with an apparent right ankle injury. Schaub was injured when he was sacked by Chris Long late in the third quarter. He remained on the turf for a few minutes before trainers helped him as he hobbled off the field. Texans coach Gary Kubiak didn't have many details on Schaub's injury after the game, saying only: ``Matt's got a little bit of everything on that one leg.'' ... Cardinals DE Calais Campbell was carted off the field at San Francisco with an apparent right leg injury. Campbell was hurt when his leg buckled beneath him as he helped bring down Frank Gore on a 1-yard gain late in the game. ... The Vikings lost safety Harrison Smith (turf toe, left foot), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (sprained right ankle) and linebacker Desmond Bishop (sprained right knee) in their loss to Carolina. They'll have MRIs on Monday.

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SPEAKING

``It's tough. It's a crazy situation. Anytime you lose a child, no matter the circumstances, it hurts. I can't describe it. But I've got a good supporting cast.'' - Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's on playing two days after the death of his 2-year-old son in South Dakota.

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