Rams Crush Colts, Bears Lose, NFL Roundup
Published on November 11 2013 11:38 am
Last Updated on November 11 2013 11:38 am
Written by Millie Lange
Rams Crush Colts In Indy
(Indianapolis, IN) -- Rookie Tavon Austin had two touchdown catches and a 98 yard punt return for a score as the Rams crushed the Colts 38-8 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Austin ended with 138 yards receiving and became just the third player in NFL history to post three touchdowns of 55 yards or longer in a single game. Kellen Clemens finished 9-of-16 for 247 yards and the two TD's for St. Louis, which snapped a three-game skid and improved its record to 4-6. Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham combined for 134 rushing yards in the victory. Andrew Luck went 29-of-47 for 353 yards and a TD, but threw three interceptions for the Colts, who fell to 6-3. T.Y. Hilton had seven catches for 130 yards and Donald Brown added five grabs for 64 yards and the lone TD in the setback.
Lions Edge Bears
(Chicago, IL) -- A failed two-point conversion in the final minute gave the Lions a 21-19 win over the Bears at Soldier Field. Calvin Johnson's 14-yard touchdown catch with 2:28 to go gave Detroit a 21-13 lead. The Bears answered with a 11-yard TD catch by Brandon Marshall with 47 seconds left but missed the two-point attempt. Matthew Stafford finished 18-of-35 for 219 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for the Lions, who moved into sole possession of first place in the NFC North at 6-3. Johnson had six grabs for 83 yards and two scores in the victory. Jay Cutler went 21-for-40 for 250 yards with a TD and a pick in his return to action. Cutler, who missed the previous two games with a torn groin muscle, sat out the final series with an ankle injury. Marshall ended with seven catches for 139 yards and two scores for the Bears, who slipped to 5-4.
Eagles Top Packers At Lambeau
(Green Bay, WI) -- Fresh off his NFL-record tying seven touchdown performance, Nick Foles threw for 228 yards and three more scores as the Eagles topped the Packers 27-13 at Lambeau Field. Foles finished 12-of-18 while adding eight carries for 38 yards. Riley Cooper had three catches for 102 yards and two TD's and LeSean McCoy had 25 carries for 155 yards for Philly, which evened its record 5-5. DeSean Jackson added four grabs for 80 yards and a score in the victory. Seneca Wallace got the start in place of Aaron Rodgers, who is out with a broken collarbone, but left after the first series with a groin injury. Scott Tolzien came in for Wallace and went 24-of-39 for 280 yards with one TD and two interceptions for the Packers, who fell to 5-4. Eddie Lacy had 24 touches for 73 yards in defeat.
Jaguars Earn First Win
(Nashville, TN) -- The Jaguars are winless no more after a 29-27 victory over the Titans at LP Field. Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman ran for a touchdown each and Will Blackmon returned a fumble 21 yards for the game's decisive score late in the fourth quarter. A penalty in the end zone on Titans offensive lineman Chance Warmack gave the Jags a safety as they never trailed. The Titans also lost three fumbles and committed four turnovers for the game. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 264 yards and two scores in the loss. He replaced Jake Locker, who left the game with an injured right foot and was in a walking boot during the second half. Jacksonville is 1-8 and Tennessee is 4-and-5 with four losses in its last five games.
Giants Edge Raiders
(East Rutherford, NJ) -- Andre Brown rushed for 115 yards and the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter as the Giants edged the Raiders 24-20 at MetLife Stadium. Eli Manning finished 12-of-22 for 140 yards with a TD and an interception for the Giants, who have won three in-a-row since starting the season 0-6. Rueben Randle had three catches for 50 yards and a score and Cooper Taylor returned a blocked punt 21 yards for a TD in the victory. Terrelle Pryor had a rushing touchdown, but went just 11-of-26 for 122 yards with an interception and a fumble for Oakland, which slipped to 3-6. Rashad Jennings added 88 yards on 20 carries, while Tracy Porter had a 43-yard interception return for a score in defeat.
Steelers Dump Bills
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- A staunch defense and a pounding offense helped the Steelers over the Bills 23-10 at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh got 96 total yards and a rushing touchdown from rookie Le'Veon Bell and an efficient passing effort from Ben Roethlisberger, who threw for 204 yards and a touchdown. The Steelers held the Bills to 227 total yards. EJ Manuel returned from injury but didn't always look sharp, completing 22-of-39 passes for 155 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The Steelers improved to 3-6 while the Bills dropped to 3-7 with their third straight loss and fifth in the past six games.
Tucker Boots Ravens Past Bengals In Overtime
(Baltimore, MD) -- Justin Tucker's 46-yard field goal midway through overtime lifted the Ravens over the Bengals 20-17 at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore snapped a three-game losing streak but blew a 17-point lead before overtime. Dallas Clark and Torrey Smith caught touchdown passes from Joe Flacco in the first half and the Ravens led 17-0 at the break. Andy Dalton found A.J. Green for a 51-yard touchdown pass as regulation time expired, one of two Dalton TD passes on the day. Dalton also was picked off three times. Green caught eight passes for 151 yards. The Ravens improved to 4-5 while Cincinnati fell to 6-4 with its second straight loss.
Panthers Nip Niners In San Francisco
(San Francisco, CA) -- Graham Gano's 53-yard field goal with 10:10 to go in the fourth quarter was all the offense for either side in the second half, as the Panthers nipped the 49ers 10-9 at Candlestick Park. DeAngelo Williams ran for 46 yards and the lone touchdown with 1:59 left before halftime for Carolina, which improved to 6-3 with its fifth straight win. Cam Newton was 16-of-32 for 169 yards in the victory. The Panthers held the 49ers to just 151 yards of total offense. Colin Kaepernick finished 11-of-22 for 91 yards and an interception for the Niners, who had their five-game winning streak snapped and fell to 6-3. Frank Gore had 16 carries for 82 yards, while Mario Manningham had three catches for 30 yards in his season debut. Vernon Davis and rookie safety Eric Reid both left with concussions.
Cards Clip Texans
(Glendale, AZ) -- Andre Roberts' 19-yard touchdown catch with 6:47 left in the fourth quarter held up as the Cardinals clipped the Texans 27-24 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Carson Palmer finished 20-of-32 for 241 yards with two TD's, an interception and a fumble for the Cards, who are now just a game out of a playoff spot at 5-4. Rob Housler also had a TD catch, while Andre Ellington and Rashard Mendenhall combined for 97 yards on 24 carries in the victory. Case Keenum found Andre Johnson for a five-yard TD with 4:39 to go, but Houston turned the ball over on downs on its final drive. Keenum ended 22-of-43 for 201 yards with three touchdowns and a fumble for the Texans, who fell to 2-7 with their seventh straight loss. Johnson had six grabs for 69 yards and two scores in defeat.
Broncos Buck Chargers
(San Diego, CA) -- Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes and the Broncos built a 22-point lead on their way to a 28-20 win over the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Demaryius Thomas caught three of those TDs for Denver. The Broncos won with Jack Del Rio serving as interim head coach, as John Fox watched the game from his home in North Carolina after his recent heart surgery. Thomas caught seven passes for 108 yards and tight end Julius Thomas added three catches for 96 yards and a TD. Manning completed 25-of-36 passes for 330 yards as the Broncos improved to 8-1. Denver's defense sacked Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers four times. Danny Woodhead and Ryan Mathews scored touchdowns for San Diego, which is 4-5.
Saints Demolish Hapless Cowboys
(New Orleans, LA) -- Drew Brees threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Saints in a 49-17 drubbing of the Cowboys at the Superdome. Brees says the defense was really the story of this one.
Mark Ingram ran for 145 yards and a TD while Pierre Thomas added 87 yards and a score. Thomas also had a receiving touchdown while fellow running back Darren Sproles scored once on the ground and once through the air. The Saints recorded an NFL-record 40 first downs in the dominating triumph. Marques Colston had seven catches for 107 yards and a TD as New Orleans racked up 625 total yards and moved to 7-2. DeMarco Murray ran for 89 yards and a touchdown for Dallas, which managed just 193 total yards in defeat. Tony Romo threw for 128 yards and a touchdown to Terrance Williams. The 'Boys fell to 5-5, but still remains tied atop the NFC East with the Eagles.
Seahawks Cruise Past Falcons
(Atlanta, GA) -- Russell Wilson threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns as the Seahawks cruised past the Falcons 33-10 at the Georgia Dome. Marshawn Lynch ran for 145 yards and a TD, while Golden Tate had six catches for 106 yards and a score for Seattle, which has won five straight and leads the NFC at 9-1. Jermaine Kearse added three grabs for 75 yards and a TD in the victory. Matt Ryan finished 23-of-36 for 172 yards and a touchdown for the Falcons, who fell to 2-and-7 with their third consecutive loss. Darius Johnson had a 12-yard TD catch in the setback. Roddy White had just one catch for 20 yards in his return from a three-game absence.
Dolphins, Bucs Battle On "MNF"
(Tampa, FL) -- It's an all-Florida matchup on "Monday Night Football" as the Miami Dolphins take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The Dolphins will be looking to put aside the distraction of the bullying scandal that has surrounded teammates Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. Incognito is suspended indefinitely, while Martin is away from the team seeking treatment for emotional distress. Miami snapped a four-game losing streak with a 22-20 overtime win against Cincinnati in Week Nine to even its record at 4-4. The Bucs are still seeking their first win of the season after a near miss in Seattle last week. Tampa Bay blew a 21-0 lead and lost to the Seahawks 27-24 in overtime to slip to 0-8 on the year.
Dolphins' Incognito Denies Bullying Martin In FOX Sports Interview
Suspended Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito is denying bullying teammate Jonathan Martin. In a FOX Sports interview, Incognito admits that he has "taken stuff too far" and that he did not intend to hurt Martin. Both players have been away from the team, which plays the Buccaneers tonight.
Broncos' Manning Banged Up In Win
(San Diego, CA) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is a bit banged up after yesterday's win over the San Diego Chargers. Manning says he is very sore and will get an MRI today on his lower leg area. The 8-1 Broncos are set to clash with the AFC West-leading 9-0 Kansas City Chiefs next week.
Packers' Wallace Leaves With Groin Injury
(Green Bay, WI) -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Seneca Wallace left Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles with a groin injury. Scott Tolzien replaced Wallace, who was making the start in place of the injured Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay has announced that Tolzien will start next week's game against the Giants.
Titans Fear Locker's Injury Could End Season
(Nashville, TN) -- The Tennessee Titans could be preparing for life without quarterback Jake Locker once again. ESPN reports that Locker will miss the remainder of the season with a Lisfranc injury that could require surgery. Locker sprained his right hip and knee in late September and missed two games.
Sunday, November 9 Scoreboard
Seattle Seahawks 33, Atlanta Falcons 10
Detroit Lions 21, Chicago Bears 19
Philadelphia Eagles 27, Green Bay Packers 13
Jacksonville Jaguars 29, Tennessee Titans 27
St. Louis Rams 38, Indianapolis Colts 8
New York Giants 24, Oakland Raiders 20
Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Buffalo Bills 10
Baltimore Ravens 20, Cincinnati Bengals 17 (OT)
Carolina Panthers 10, San Francisco 49ers 9
Arizona Cardinals 27, Houston Texans 24
Denver Broncos 28, San Diego Chargers 20
New Orleans Saints 49, Dallas Cowboys 17
Monday, November 11 Schedule (All Times Central)
7:30 p.m. - Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers