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Jacksonville’s 17-13 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday was its fifth straight, matching the franchise’s longest in a decade. … Detroit lost for the first time this season, falling 25-19 to San Francisco and ending the Lions’ streak of nine straight regular-season victories dating to last season. The NFC West-leading 49ers have won five of their first six for the first time since 1998. … Houston was held without a score on its opening drive in a 29-14 loss at Baltimore for the first time since the season opener against Indianapolis.


Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns, including a career-long 93-yarder to Jordy Nelson, and the Green Bay Packers improved to 6-0 with a 24-3 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. With Sunday’s loss by NFC North rival Detroit, the Packers are the last unbeaten team left in the NFL this season. Green Bay is also the seventh defending Super Bowl champ to start 6-0.


San Francisco and Chicago (last week) combined for 14 false starts at Detroit, matching Houston’s record from 2004 for the most false starts by visiting teams in back-to-back games since 1991, according to STATS LLC.


San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh charged across the field, lifting his shirt to expose his belly to attempt a chest bump after the 49ers topped Detroit 25-19 on Sunday, and then extended his right hand to Lions coach Jim Schwartz for a shake and slapped him on the back with his left hand. Schwartz didn’t like what was done or said _ claiming he heard an expletive _ and went charging after Harbaugh. The NFL said it will review the incident.


Carolina rookie quarterback Cam Newton, who grew up just a few miles south of the Georgia Dome, threw for 237 yards and took off on a 14-yard touchdown run that put the Panthers (1-5) ahead of Atlanta 17-14 on Sunday heading to the final quarter. He even celebrated with Deion Sanders’ high-step dance in the end zone, but the homecoming turned sour. Newton finished 21 of 35, but was picked off three times, and the Falcons won 31-17.


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