Bears, Rams Lose, NFL Roundup -- October 21
Published on October 21 2013 10:41 am
Last Updated on October 21 2013 10:41 am
Written by Millie Lange
Late TD Lifts Redskins Past Bears
(Landover, MD) -- Roy Helu scored the go-ahead touchdown with 45 seconds left to lift the Redskins to a 45-41 win over the Bears at FedEx Field. Robert Griffin the Third finished 18-of-29 for 298 yards with two TDs and one interception. He also ran for 84 yards on 11 carries. Helu finished with three touchdowns, while Alfred Morris added 95 yards on 19 carries for the 'Skins, who have won two-of-three to improve to 2-4. Jordan Reed had nine catches for 134 yards and a score and Brian Orakpo returned an interception 29 yards for a TD in the victory. Josh McCown threw for 204 yards and a TD in place of Jay Cutler, who left in the second quarter with a groin injury. Matt Forte ran for 91 yards and three touchdowns in defeat. Chicago has lost three-of-four since a 3-0 start.
Panthers Top Rams
(Charlotte, NC) -- Cam Newton threw for 204 yards and a touchdown on 15-of-17 passing as the Panthers topped the Rams 30-15 at Bank of America Stadium. Steve Smith had five catches for 69 yards and a TD and Mike Tolbert ran for 36 yards and a score for the Panthers, who have won two in-a-row to even their record at 3-3. Captain Munnerlyn returned an interception 45 yards for a TD in the victory. Sam Bradford was 21-of-30 for 255 yards with a TD and an interception before leaving in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. Zac Stacy had 17 carries for 53 yards to go with four catches for 34 yards and a score in defeat. St. Louis slipped to 3-4.
Colts Handle Broncos In Manning's Homecoming
(Indianapolis, IN) -- Former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was disappointed in his homecoming as Indianapolis earned a 39-33 win over his previously-unbeaten Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium. Manning says he is happy to be done with the emotions of this week.
Manning finished 29-of-49 while throwing for 386 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. He also lost a fumble out of the endzone that went for a safety. Colts QB Andrew Luck finished 21-of-38 and threw for 228 yards with three touchdowns as Indianapolis improved to 5-2. The Colts ran for 121 yards as a team and Luck added a rushing score along with his 30 yards. Reggie Wayne had five catches for 50 yards before leaving with a sprained knee in the fourth quarter. Eric Decker had eight catches for 150 yards and a touchdown while Demaryius Thomas made four grabs for 82 yards and a score. Wes Welker also hauled in seven catches for 96 yards as Denver fell to 6-1.
Falcons Buck Bucs, End Losing Streak
(Atlanta, GA) -- Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes and the Falcons snapped a three-game losing streak with a 31-23 win over the Buccaneers at the Georgia Dome. Jacquizz Rodgers caught a pair of TD passes and Harry Douglas caught the third scoring pass. Douglas finished with seven catches for 149 yards. Ryan finished with 273 passing yards and no interceptions. Atlanta improved to 2-4. Tampa Bay remained winless at 0-and-6 and lost running back Doug Martin to a shoulder injury in the third quarter. Rookie quarterback Mike Glennon completed 26 of 44 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns. Both went to wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who had 10 grabs for 138 yards. Glennon also fumbled and the Falcons' Thomas DeCoud returned it for a touchdown.
Bengals Kick Lions
(Detroit, MI) -- Mike Nugent booted a 54-yard field goal as time expired, pushing the Bengals to a 27-24 win over the Lions at Ford Field. It was the second time in two games that Cincinnati won on a game-ending field goal after it defeated the Buffalo Bills in overtime. Andy Dalton completed 24 of 34 passes for 372 yards and three touchdowns. A.J. Green caught one of those, for 82 yards. Green had six catches for 155 yards. Calvin Johnson of Detroit also had 155 receiving yards on nine grabs. Johnson caught two touchdowns from quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford threw for 357 yards and three scores. The Bengals improved to 5-2 and remained in first place in the AFC North. The Lions fell to 4-and-3.
Chargers Crush Jaguars
(Jacksonville, FL) -- Ryan Matthews rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown to power the Chargers to a 24-6 win over the Jaguars at EverBank Field. Danny Woodhead also rushed for a score for San Diego, which improved to 4-3 overall. Philip Rivers threw for 285 yards and a touchdown for the Chargers. He also surpassed the 30-thousand yard mark for his career. Eddie Royal hauled in the lone TD pass. Chad Henne threw for 318 yards and an interception for Jacksonville, which slipped to 0-7 on the year. Mike Brown had five catches for 120 yards for the Jags.
Bills Nip Dolphins
(Miami, FL) -- Dan Carpenter hit two field goals in the fourth quarter, including the game-winner with 33 seconds left, as the Bills rallied by the Dolphins 23-21 in South Florida. Fred Jackson rushed for 36 yards and a touchdown for Buffalo, which squandered a 14-point lead but improved to 3-4. Thad Lewis threw for 202 yards and an interception in the win. Ryan Tannehill tossed for 194 yards, three scores and two picks for Miami, which dropped to 3-3. Brandon Gibson had five catches for 40 yards and two TDs in defeat.
Jets Stun Patriots In OT
(East Rutherford, NJ) -- Nick Folk nailed a game-winning 42-yard field goal with 5:07 left in overtime to lift the Jets to a stunning 30-27 win over the Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Geno Smith finished 17-of-33 for 233 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and he also ran in for a score for the Jets, who improved to 4-and-3 and are now within a game of the AFC East-leading Patriots. Chris Ivory rushed for 104 yards, while Jeremy Kerley had eight catches for 97 yards and a TD in the victory. Antonio Allen added a 23-yard interception return for a score for New York. Tom Brady was just 22-of-46 for 228 yards and an interception for New England, which has lost two-of-three to dip to 5-2. Steven Ridley and Brandon Bolden combined for 86 yards rushing and two scores in defeat. Rob Gronkowski had eight catches for 114 yards in his season debut.
Cowboys Cruise Past Eagles To Take NFC East Lead
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Tony Romo threw for 317 yards and a touchdown as the Cowboys cruised past the Eagles 17-3 at Lincoln Financial Field. Romo finished 28-of-47 with two interceptions and has now thrown a TD pass in 20 straight games. Joseph Randle rushed for 65 yards in place of DeMarco Murray, who sat with a knee injury. Phillip Tanner had a rushing TD, while Terrance Williams had six catches for 71 yards and a score for Dallas, which improved to 4-3 and takes a one game lead on Philadelphia for the NFC East lead. Nick Foles was 11-of-29 for 80 yards before leaving with a head injury after the third quarter. Rookie Matt Barkley finished 11-of-20 for 129 yards and three interceptions in his first career game. LeSean McCoy was held to 55 yards on 18 carries for the Eagles, who fell to 3-4.
Steelers Slip By Ravens
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Shaun Suisham nailed a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give the Steelers a 19-16 win over the Ravens at Heinz Field. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 160 yards and a touchdown for Pittsburgh, which improved to 2-4. Le'Veon Bell rushed for 93 yards in the win. Heath Miller hauled in the lone TD. Joe Flacco tossed for 215 yards and a score for Baltimore, which dipped to 3-and-4. Dallas Clark's TD reception tied the game at 16 with two minutes left.
49ers Top Titans For Fourth Straight Win
(Nashville, TN) -- Colin Kaepernick racked up 267 total yards and a rushing touchdown as the 49ers topped the Titans 31-17 at LP Field. "Kap" finished 13-of-21 for 199 yards plus ran for 68 yards on 11 carries. Frank Gore had 24 touches for 70 yards and two TD's for San Francisco, which improved to 5-and-2 with its fourth straight win. Jake Locker was 25-of-41 for 326 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in his return from a hip injury for the Titans, who have lost three in-a-row to dip to 3-4 on the year. Chris Johnson was held to just 39 yards on nine carries but did have four catches for 71 yards, including a 66-yard TD catch. Delanie Walker, who spent his first seven seasons with the Niners, scored in his first game against his former team.
Late Turnover Helps Chiefs Top Texans
(Kansas City, MO) -- Defensive end Tambi Hali's sack and forced fumble late in the game allowed the Chiefs to hang on for a 17-16 win over the Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. The Texans got the ball deep in their own territory with time to drive for a score, but Hali snuffed the possession and the Chiefs ran out the game clock. Kansas City stayed unbeaten at 7-0 and is off to the second-best start in team history. Jamaal Charles rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown in the win. Case Keenum threw for 271 yards and a touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins in Keenum's first career NFL start. The Texans lost running back Arian Foster to a hamstring injury in the first quarter and dropped their fifth straight game to fall to 2-5. They also lost linebacker Brian Cushing to a season-ending lower leg injury after he was carted off the field in the third quarter.
Packers Beat Browns For 11th Straight Home Win
(Green Bay, WI) -- Aaron Rodgers finished 25-of-36 for 260 yards and three touchdowns as the Packers beat the Browns 31-13 for their 11th straight win at Lambeau Field. Rookie Eddie Lacy ran for 82 yards and a TD, while Jarrett Boykin had a team-best eight catches for 103 yards and a score for the Packers, who have won three straight overall to improve to 4-2 on the season. Jermichael Finley and Jordy Nelson also had TD catches in the victory. Finley left on a stretcher in the fourth quarter after a hit to the head. Brandon Weeden was just 17-of-42 for 149 yards with a TD and an interception for Cleveland, which fell to 3-4. Jordan Cameron had seven grabs for 55 yards and the lone TD in the fourth quarter for the Browns.
Vikings Go Up Against Giants On "MNF"
(East Rutherford, NJ) -- Two struggling teams meet up on "Monday Night Football" this week as the Minnesota Vikings take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Josh Freeman will make his debut at quarterback for the Vikings, who are 1-and-4 on the season. Minnesota signed Freeman after he was cut by Tampa Bay. He'll take over under center for Matt Cassel, who had replaced injured starter Christian Ponder. At 0-6, the Giants are one of three teams still without a victory this season, joining Tampa Bay and Jacksonville. New York signed former Browns running back Peyton Hillis last week in an effort to boost an injury-riddled ground game. Both David Wilson and Brandon Jacobs are hurt. Giants quarterback Eli Manning has struggled, throwing 15 interceptions in six games.
Sunday, October 20 Scoreboard
Atlanta Falcons 31, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23
Cincinnati Bengals 27, Detroit Lions 24
Washington Redskins 45, Chicago Bears 41
Carolina Panthers 30, St. Louis Rams 15
San Diego Chargers 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 6
Buffalo Bills 23, Miami Dolphins 21
New York Jets 30, New England Patriots 27 (OT)
Dallas Cowboys 17, Philadelphia Eagles 3
San Francisco 49ers 31, Tennessee Titans 17
Pittsburgh Steelers 19, Baltimore Ravens 16
Green Bay Packers 31, Cleveland Browns 13
Kansas City Chiefs 17, Houston Texans 16
Indianapolis Colts 39, Denver Broncos 33
Monday, October 21 Schedule (Time Central)
7:30 p.m. - Minnesota Vikings at New York Giants