The third-string quarterback at the start of the season, McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins after halftime, then helped the Redskins end a four-game losing streak with a 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
Peyton Manning’s receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos’ emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.
Nobody should be tipping their hat to anyone in that Redskins locker room — heck, in this Redskins organization — for barely beating a bad Titans team. Except maybe to Colt McCoy, the third-string quarterback who saved the franchise from one of its most embarrassing losses at home in a long list of embarrassing losses.
We still refer to Cousins as a “young” quarterback, because he’s in his third season and has yet to reach double figures in starts. But NFL types don’t need much time before designating players as starter material or career backup.
Denver’s Peyton Manning throws 509th touchdown pass to break Brett Favre’s NFL record.
The Ravens allowed only four first downs in the pivotal first half and finished with five sacks in dealing the Falcons their fourth straight defeat.
The Redskins fear Orakpo may have a partial tear of his right pectoral muscle. An MRI will be taken Monday to land at a firm assessment of the problem.
Lincecum is doing everything he can to stay involved in the San Francisco Giants’ latest World Series run after he was such an important part of the previous two.
The Cowboys are off to their best start since they went 13-3 in 2007 and were the top seed in the NFC before losing to New York in their first playoff game.
The sixth win of the season for the 2012 Sprint Cup champion was his biggest, and keeps him in the hunt for another title.
Forbath had field goals of 31, 31, 27 and 22 yards in the game, accounting for the majority of the team’s offensive production in a slow, sloppy game.
Thirty times since 2001 a conference has placed three teams in the top five of the AP Top 25. The SEC had done it 16 times since 2009.