NFL Roundup, News -- November 3
Published on November 4 2013 11:28 am
Last Updated on November 4 2013 11:28 am
Written by Millie Lange
Panthers Pound Falcons
(Charlotte, NC) -- Cam Newton threw for 249 yards and a touchdown and also ran in for a score as the Panthers pounded the Falcons 34-10 at Bank of America Stadium. Mike Tolbert added a TD on the ground and Drayton Florence returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown for the Panthers, who have won four straight to improve to 5-and-3 on the season. Greg Olsen had four catches for 66 yards and a score in the victory. Matt Ryan finished 20-of-27 for 219 yards with a TD and three interceptions for Atlanta, which fell to 2-6 with its second consecutive loss. Tony Gonzalez had six grabs for 81 yards and a score, while Steven Jackson had 13 carries for 57 yards in the setback.
Chiefs Top Bills To Remain Perfect
(Orchard Park, NY) -- Tamba Hali returned a fumble 11 yards for the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter as the Chiefs remained perfect with a 23-13 win over the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Sean Smith returned an interception 100 yards for a score to tie the game at 10 for KC, which matched its best start in franchise history at 9-0. Jamaal Charles rushed for 90 yards and Alex Smith was 19-of-29 for 124 yards in the victory. Jeff Tuel finished 18-of-39 for 229 yards with a TD and two interceptions in his first NFL start for the Bills, who fell to 3-and-6. C.J. Spiller had 12 carries for 116 yards, while Fred Jackson added 77 yards on 16 touches in the setback.
Cowboys Rally Past Vikings
(Arlington, TX) -- Tony Romo connected with Dwayne Harris for a seven-yard touchdown with 35 seconds left as the Cowboys rallied to beat the Vikings 27-23 at AT&T Stadium. Romo finished 34-of-51 for 337 yards with two TD's and an interception for the 'Boys, who upped their mark to 5-4. Jason Witten had eight catches for 102 yards and a score in the victory. Christian Ponder was 25-of-37 for 236 yards with a TD and a pick, plus he ran for a score for Minnesota, which fell to 1-7 with its fourth straight loss. Adrian Peterson rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown in the setback.
Titans Win Tight One Over Rams
(St. Louis, MO) -- Chris Johnson's 19-yard touchdown run gave the Titans a late lead and the Rams stalled in the red zone to end the game as Tennessee came out with a 28-21 win at the Edward Jones Dome. Johnson also ran for a 14-yard score and all four of Tennessee's touchdowns came on the ground. Johnson gashed the Rams for 150 yards on 23 carries. The Titans improved to 4-4. Zac Stacy rushed for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Rams and added 51 receiving yards. Kellen Clemens threw for 210 yards and a touchdown, but St. Louis dropped to 3-6 with its third straight loss.
Jets Stun Saints
(East Rutherford, NJ) -- Nick Folk nailed a pair of second half field goals as the Jets stunned the Saints 26-20 at MetLife Stadium. Folk finished 4-for-4 on the day, while Geno Smith threw for 115 yards and ran for a score for the Jets, who improved to 5-4 on the year. Chris Ivory added 139 yards and a touchdown on the ground in the victory. Drew Brees finished 30-of-51 for 382 yards with two TD's and two interceptions for the Saints, who have lost two-of-three to fall to 6-2. Jimmy Graham had nine catches for 116 yards and two scores in the setback.
Redskins Clip Chargers In OT
(Landover, MD) -- Darrel Young's four-yard touchdown run in overtime lifted the Redskins to a 30-24 win over the Chargers at FedEx Field. Young had three TD's on the day, while Alfred Morris ran for 121 yards and a score for the 'Skins, who improved their mark to 3-5. Robert Griffin the Third finished 23-of-32 for 291 yards and an interception and Pierre Garcon posted seven catches for 172 yards in the victory. Philip Rivers was 29-of-46 for 341 yards with two TD's and two picks for San Diego, which fell to 4-4. Keenan Allen had eight catches for 128 yards and a score in the setback. Nick Novak booted a 19-yard field goal with three seconds left in regulation to force OT.
Foles' Seven TD's Ties NFL Record; Eagles Rout Raiders
(Oakland, CA) -- Nick Foles tied the NFL record with seven touchdown passes in the Eagles' 49-20 rout of the Raiders in Oakland. Foles finished 22-of-28 for 406 yards and a perfect passer rating. Broncos QB Peyton Manning threw for seven TDs in Week One of this season. Riley Cooper had five catches for 139 yards and three touchdowns, while DeSean Jackson posted five grabs for 150 yards and a TD for Philadelphia, which improved to 4-5. Terrelle Pryor threw for 288 yards and two interception and also ran for 94 yards for Oakland before leaving in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. Rashad Jennings had 15 carries for 102 yards and a score for the Raiders, who fell to 3-and-5.
Seahawks Rally From Big Deficit For Overtime Win
(Seattle, WA) -- The Seahawks kept their perfect home record this season intact but had to come back from a 21-point deficit to top the Buccaneers 27-24 in overtime. Steven Hauschka drilled a 27-yard field goal with 8:11 left in overtime for the win. The 21-point comeback was the biggest in franchise history and Seattle is off to its best start in team history at 8-1. Marshawn Lynch rushed for 125 yards on 21 carries. Russell Wilson overcame two interceptions and threw two touchdown passes and ran for another. Mike James gashed Seattle for 158 yards on 28 carries and lobbed a two-yard touchdown pass on a trick play. Quarterback Mike Glennon completed 17-of-23 passes for 168 yards and two scores in the loss. Tampa Bay remained winless at 0-8.
Browns Beat Ravens
(Cleveland, OH) -- Jason Campbell threw for three touchdowns and 262 yards to guide the Browns to a 24-18 win over the Ravens in Ohio. Greg Little had seven catches for 122 yards while Davone Bess had two of the three TDs for Cleveland, which snapped an 11-game slide in the series and improved to 4-5 on the season. Joe Flacco tossed for 250 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for Baltimore, which slipped to 3-and-5. Marlon Brown hauled in both scores from Flacco in defeat. Baltimore beat Cleveland 14-6 in Week Two. Cleveland is two games back of first place Cincinnati in the AFC North.
Patriots Pound Pittsburgh
(Foxboro, MA) -- Tom Brady threw for 432 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots pounded the Steelers 55-31 at Gillette Stadium. Stevan Ridley ran for 115 yards and two scores, while Aaron Dobson had five catches for 130 yards and two TD's for the Pats, who improved to 7-2 with their second straight win. Rob Gronkowski had nine grabs for a game-high 143 yards and a score and Danny Amendola added four catches for 122 yards and a TD in the victory. Ben Roethlisberger was 28-of-48 for 400 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions for Pittsburgh, which slipped to 2-6. Jerricho Cotchery had seven grabs for 96 yards and three TD's in defeat.
Colts Come Back Against Texans
(Houston, TX) -- The Texans jumped out to an 18-point halftime lead, but Andrew Luck and the Colts rallied to top Houston 27-24 at Reliant Stadium. Luck threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns, which all went to T.Y. Hilton, who ended with seven catches for 121 yards. Indianapolis outscored Houston 24-3 in the second half. Indy improved to 6-2. Case Keenum threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns, also all going to one receiver. Andre Johnson had nine catches for 229 yards and the TDs. Randy Bullock missed three field goals, including a 55-yarder that would have sent the game to overtime. Houston is 2-6 overall.
Beat Up Bears Play Packers On "MNF"
(Green Bay, WI) -- Longtime NFC North rivals meet on "Monday Night Football" as the Chicago Bears invade Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers. The Bears are without quarterback Jay Cutler, who has a groin injury, and linebacker Lance Briggs, who has an injured shoulder. The Bears are coming off their bye week and have lost three of their last four games since a 3-0 start. Green Bay has won four in-a-row and leads the division at 5-2. The Packers have won the last five meetings at Lambeau and six straight against Chicago overall, including the playoffs.
The Bears signed veteran defensive tackle Jay Ratliff to a one-year deal Saturday. Ratliff started all 16 games for four straight seasons for the Cowboys before being limited to just six games last year due to injury. He hasn't played since last November. The 32-year-old posted 27 sacks in eight seasons in Dallas.
Kansas City Chiefs 23, Buffalo Bills 13
Dallas Cowboys 27, Minnesota Vikings 23
Tennessee Titans 28, St. Louis Rams 21
New York Jets 26, New Orleans Saints 20
Washington Redskins 30, San Diego Chargers 24 (OT)
Carolina Panthers 34, Atlanta Falcons 10
Philadelphia Eagles 49, Oakland Raiders 20
Seattle Seahawks 27, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 (OT)
Cleveland Browns 24, Baltimore Ravens 18
New England Patriots 55, Pittsburgh Steelers 31
Indianapolis Colts 27, Houston Texans 24
MONDAY'S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)
7:30 p.m. - Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers