Rams Drop Game, NFL Roundup
Published on December 9 2013 12:04 pm
Last Updated on December 9 2013 12:04 pm
Written by Millie Lange
Cards Cruise Past Rams
(Glendale, AZ) -- Carson Palmer finished 27-of-32 for 269 yards and a touchdown as the Cardinals cruised past the Rams 30-10 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Andre Ellington and Rashard Mendenhall combined for 87 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Larry Fitzgerald had 12 catches for 96 yards and a TD for the Redbirds, who have won five-of-six to improve to 8-5 on the year. Karlos Dansby added a 23-yard interception return for a score in the victory. Kellen Clemens was 16-of-27 for 181 yards and two picks for St. Louis, which fell to 5-8. Zac Stacy scored the lone TD in the fourth quarter for the Rams, but was held to 25 yards on 14 carries in defeat.
Bengals Blast Colts
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Andy Dalton threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns and also ran in for a score as the Bengals beat the Colts 42-28 at Paul Brown Stadium. BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 48 yards and two scores and Giovani Bernard added 99 yards on the ground for the Bengals, who have won three in-a-row to improve to 9-4. A.J. Green, Marvin Jones and Jermaine Gresham all had TD catches in the victory. Andrew Luck finished 29-of-46 for 326 yards and four scores for Indianapolis, which has alternated wins and losses over its last six games and is now 8-5 on the year. Da'Rick Rogers had six catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns and LaVon Brazill also had a pair of TD catches in defeat.
Packers Win Close One Over Falcons
(Green Bay, WI) -- The Packers kept the Falcons from scoring in the second half and charged back for a 22-21 win at Lambeau Field. Eddie Lacy ran for 65 yards and a touchdown and the Packers got their first win of the season without injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the helm. Matt Flynn passed for 258 yards and a touchdown and also threw an interception. Mason Crosby made three field goals for the Packers. Green Bay improved to 6-6-1 and ended a five-game winless streak. Matt Ryan threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns to go with his interception and Roddy White caught eight passes for 74 yards. Drew Davis caught a 36-yard touchdown for his only catch of the day. Sean Weatherspoon had a 71-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the second half, but Atlanta dropped to 3-and-10.
Pats Rally Late To Beat Browns
(Foxboro, MA) -- Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes over the final 1:04 as the Patriots rallied to beat the Browns 27-26 at Gillette Stadium. Brady found Julian Edelman for a two-yard TD with 1:04 left. After recovering the ensuing onside kick, Brady found Danny Amendola from one yard out with 35 seconds left. Brady finished 32-of-52 for 418 yards for the Pats, who have won three in-a-row to up their mark to 10-3. Shane Vereen had 12 catches for 153 yards in the victory. Jason Campbell was 29-of-44 for 391 yards and three scores for Cleveland, which fell to 4-9 with its fourth straight loss. Josh Gordon posted seven grabs for 151 yards and a TD and Jordan Cameron added nine catches for 121 yards and a score in defeat.
Geno Leads Jets Past Raiders
(East Rutherford, NJ) -- Geno Smith threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the Jets to a 37-27 win over the Raiders at MetLife Stadium. Smith ended 16-of-25 for 219 yards while also running for 50 yards on five attempts. Chris Ivory had 18 carries for 76 yards and a score for the Jets, who snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 6-7. Matt McGloin finished 18-of-31 for 245 yards with two TDs and an interception for Oakland, which slipped to 4-and-9 with its third straight loss. Marcel Reece had 19 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown and Rod Streater had seven grabs for 130 yards and a TD in the setback.
Eagles Overcome Snow, Top Lions
(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Eagles scored 28 points in the fourth quarter and came back for a 34-20 win over the Lions at snowy Lincoln Financial Field. LeSean McCoy rushed for a franchise-record 217 yards on 29 carries, including a pair of long touchdown runs. McCoy ran for a 40-yard score and a 57-yard TD less than 90 seconds apart. Nick Foles threw for only 179 yards but tossed a touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson. The Eagles recovered three Lions' fumbles. Philadelphia improved to 8-5 with its fifth straight win and holds the NFC East lead for at least a day with Dallas playing Monday night. Joique Bell ran for 69 yards and a touchdown and had 58 receiving yards for the Lions. Jeremy Ross returned a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown but Detroit fell to 7-6.
Dolphins Rally For Key Road Win Over Steelers
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The snow at Heinz Field couldn't limit the Dolphins offense and neither could the Steelers as Ryan Tannehill threw for three touchdowns in a 34-28 Miami win. Charles Clay cauught two of those scores including a late TD to put the Dolphins up by three. Daniel Thomas rushed for 105 yards and 16 carries with a touchdown. Miami survived a big day for the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger, who threw three touchdown passes and totaled 349 yards through the air. The Steelers almost pulled off a miracle play on the final play of the game, but wide receiver Antonio Brown stepped out of bounds as he was running toward the end zone with a lateral. The Dolphins moved to 7-and-6 and the Steelers dropped their second straight game to fall to 5-8.
Bucs Hammer Bills
(Tampa, FL) -- Eighty of Bobby Rainey's 127 rushing yards came on a touchdown run early in the first quarter and Tampa Bay rolled to a 27-6 win over Buffalo at Raymond James Stadium. Mike Glennon was held to only 90 passing yards and threw a pair of interceptions, but he threw two touchdown passes Tim Wright and Vincent Jackson caught the scoring passes. The Buccaneers picked off Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel four times, two for Lavonte David. Tampa Bay won for the fourth time in the past five games. uffalo got two Rian Lindell field goals, but lost for the fifth time in six games. Both teams are 4-9.
Chiefs Crush Redskins
(Landover, MD) -- Jamaal Charles ran for 151 yards and a touchdown and also had a receiving score as the Chiefs crushed the Redskins 45-10 at FedEx Field. Alex Smith finished 14-of-20 for 137 yards and two scores for KC, which snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 10-3. Dwayne Bowe had four catches for 69 yards and a TD and Dexter McCluster returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown in the victory. Robert Griffin the Third was just 12-of-26 for 164 yards with a TD and an interception for the 'Skins, who fell to 3-and-10 with their fifth straight loss. Kirk Cousins replaced RG3 and was 7-of-16 for 59 yards.
Ravens Edge Vikings In Wild Finish
(Baltimore, MD) -- Joe Flacco found Marlon Brown for a nine-yard touchdown with just four seconds left as the Ravens edged the Vikings 29-26 in a wild ending at M&T Bank Stadium. Five touchdowns were scored between the teams over the final 2:05, including a 77-yard kickoff return for a score by Baltimore's Jacoby Jones with 1:16 to play followed by a 79-yard TD catch by Minnesota's Cordarrelle Patterson with 45 seconds left. Flacco ended 28-of-50 for 245 yards with three TD's and three interceptions for the Ravens, who improved to 7-and-6 with their third straight win. Matt Cassel threw for 265 yards and two scores for Minnesota, which slipped to 3-9-1. Patterson had five grabs for 141 yards and the score in defeat. Adrian Peterson left in the second quarter with what the team is calling a sprained foot.
Broncos Blast Titans
(Denver, CO) -- Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes and Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal in the Broncos' 51-28 rout of the Titans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The previous record of 63 yards was originally set by New Orleans' Tom Dempsey in 1970. It was tied three times by San Francisco's David Akers in 2012, Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski in 2011 and Denver's Jason Elam in 1998. Manning finished 39-of-59 for 397 yards. Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball combined for 155 yards and two TD's on the ground, while Eric Decker had eight catches for 117 yards and a score for the Broncos, who lead the AFC at 11-2. Ryan Fitzpatrick was just 13-of-24 for 172 yards with a TD and an interception for Tennessee, which has lost four-of-five to dip to 5-and-8. Shonn Greene ran for 46 yards and two scores and Chris Johnson added 46 yards and a TD in defeat.
Chargers Blast Giants
(San Diego, CA) -- Philip Rivers completed 21-of-28 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Chargers to a 37-14 pounding of the Giants at Qualcomm Stadium. Rookie Keenan Allen caught two of the scoring passes and Ryan Mathews rushed for 103 yards and a score. Allen set a franchise record for catches in a rookie year with 61, two ahead of LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001. San Diego picked off Eli Manning twice. The Chargers improved to 6-7. Manning threw for 259 yards and a touchdown. Peyton Hillis ran for a touchdown and Brandon Myers caught the only TD pass for New York. The Giants fell to 5-8 with their second loss in the past three games.
49ers Hand Seahawks Second Loss
(San Francisco, CA) -- Phil Dawson nailed a go-ahead 22-yard field goal with 26 seconds left as the 49ers nipped the Seahawks 19-17 in a huge NFC West showdown at Candlestick Park. Colin Kaepernick finished 15-of-29 for 175 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Niners, who improved to 9-4 with their third straight win. Frank Gore ran for 110 yards, including a 51-yard scamper to the Seattle 18 yard line that setup the winning field goal. Anquan Boldin had six catches for 93 yards and Vernon Davis had a TD catch in the victory. Russell Wilson was 15-of-25 for 199 yards with a TD and a pick for Seattle, which had its seven-game winning streak snapped and fell to 11-2 on the season. Marshawn Lynch ran for 72 yards and Luke Wilson had three catches for 70 yards and a score in defeat.
Saints Blow Away Panthers
(New Orleans, LA) -- Drew Brees threw for 313 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Saints in a 31-13 beat down of the Panthers at the Superdome. Brees became just the fifth quarterback in NFL history to join the 50-thousand-yard club and the fastest ever to throw for more than four-thousand yards in eight straight seasons. Marques Colston had nine catches for 125 yards and two TD's while Jimmy Graham made six grabs for 58 yards and two scores. New Orleans takes sole possession of the NFC South lead at 10-3 and ended Carolina's eight-game winning streak in the process. Cam Newton was held to 160 yards passing and hit Steve Smith with a late touchdown pass. Newton ran for another 48 yards as the Panthers fell to 9-4.
Cowboys Battle Bears On "MNF"
(Chicago, IL) -- The Dallas Cowboys are on the road for a key "Monday Night Football" matchup with the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Dallas a half-game back of Philadelphia in the NFC East at 7-5. The Cowboys have won their last two games against the Giants and Raiders and five of their last seven since starting the season 2-3. The Bears have dropped their last two games to the Rams and Vikings. Still without injured quarterback Jay Cutler, Josh McCown will start under center for the fourth straight week. Chicago is just 3-6 since starting the season 3-0. The Bears beat the Cowboys 34-18 last season.
”Da Coach” Ditka To Be Honored At Game Tonight
(Chicago, IL) -- It’s a big day for Da Coach, Mike Ditka. The Bears will officially retire his number 89 jersey at Soldier Field tonight. Ditka played for the Bears back in 1963, when they won it all. He went on to coach the team from 1982 to 1992 and was at the helm during the '85 Super Bowl win.
Sunday, December 8 Scoreboard
Cincinnati Bengals 42, Indianapolis Colts 28
Green Bay Packers 22, Atlanta Falcons 21
New England Patriots 27, Cleveland Browns 26
New York Jets 37, Oakland Raiders 27
Philadelphia Eagles 34, Detroit Lions 20
Miami Dolphins 34, Pittsburgh Steelers 28
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Buffalo Bills 6
Kansas City Chiefs 45, Washington Redskins 10
Baltimore Ravens 29, Minnesota Vikings 26
Denver Broncos 51, Tennessee Titans 28
Arizona Cardinals 30, St. Louis Rams 10
San Diego Chargers 37, New York Giants 14
San Francisco 49ers 19, Seattle Seahawks 17
New Orleans Saints 31, Carolina Panthers 13
Monday, December 9 Scoreboard (Time Central)
7:30 p.m. - Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears