- The Washington Times - Monday, October 19, 2009

RAIDERS 13, EAGLES 9: Oakland provided an emphatic answer to the skeptics dishing out barbs the last few weeks.

Louis Murphy threw two key blocks to spring Zach Miller’s 86-yard touchdown catch, Justin Fargas ran for 87 yards and Oakland’s defense harassed Donovan McNabb all day in a victory over visiting Philadelphia on Sunday.

The result was one of the more shocking ones so far this season. The Raiders (2-4) had lost three straight games by at least 20 points for the first time in franchise history and failed to reach 200 yards of offense the past four, while the Eagles (3-2) were second in the league in points a game.

PATRIOTS 59, TITANS 0: Record-setting Tom Brady threw six touchdown passes, and New England sent hapless Tennessee plummeting to a new low in its winless season with a victory in Foxborough, Mass.

Five of those passes came in the second quarter, an NFL mark for one period. The six touchdown throws tied Brady’s own Patriots record. And the 59-point margin matched the largest since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, the Los Angeles Rams’ 59-0 win over the Atlanta Falcons in 1976.

BILLS 16, JETS 13 (OT): Rian Lindell kicked a 47-yard field goal with 2:44 left in overtime, making up for a miss at the end of regulation and giving Buffalo a wild victory over New York in East Rutherford, N.J.

CARDINALS 27, seahawks 3: Kurt Warner completed 32 of 41 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns while tying an NFL record for being the fastest to throw for 30,000 yards in a career. Arizona scored 17 points before host Seattle knew what hit it.

FALCONS 21, BEARS 14: Atlanta’s Michael Turner scored the go-ahead touchdown on an otherwise forgettable night, powering over from 5 yards with 3:06 remaining, and the Falcons’ defense held at the end to preserve a victory over visiting Chicago.

JAGUARS 23, RAMS 20 (OT): Torry Holt got a number of wins with St. Louis. Now he has one against it.

Holt had 101 yards receiving in his first game against his former team, Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns, and host Jacksonville beat the Rams.

Josh Scobee provided the winner, a 36-yard field goal with eight minutes to play in overtime.

PACKERS 26, LIONS 0: Aaron Rodgers got knocked around again but still managed to have a big day against Detroit’s defense, throwing for 358 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in host Green Bay’s victory.

STEELERS 27, BROWNS 14: No matter how you measure it, Cleveland can’t beat Pittsburgh.

Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdowns before the Steelers’ offense began stopping itself with turnovers, and host Pittsburgh benefited from a curious first-down measurement to beat the rival Browns for the 12th consecutive time.

TEXANS 28, BENGALS 17: With four touchdown passes, Matt Schaub deprived visiting Cincinnati of another day for drama.

Schaub tied his career high with his four scoring throws - two of them to tight end Owen Daniels - as Houston had its way all day, pulling away to a victory over a Cincinnati team that couldn’t stay close enough to give itself a chance at the end.

PANTHERS 28, BUCCANEERS 21: DeAngelo Williams led a revival of Carolina’s rushing attack, and now the Panthers have a two-game winning streak.

A week after getting their first win by beating the struggling Washington Redskins, the Panthers rushed for 267 yards and three touchdowns to beat winless host Tampa Bay.

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