- Associated Press - Monday, November 24, 2014


Monday, Nov. 24

N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m. The game was moved to Detroit’s Ford Field after a severe winter storm hit the Buffalo area. The Bills (5-5) are fading from the AFC playoff picture following two straight losses. The Jets (2-8) are rested, coming off their bye week, and have had the advantage of practicing all week.


Baltimore at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. ESPN. Joe Flacco and the Ravens (6-4) return to the site of their Super Bowl triumph in February 2013. The Saints (4-6) have lost two straight at home, but have won 14 straight night home games by an average of nearly 20 points.




- Tom Brady, Patriots, was 38 for 53 for 349 yards with two touchdown passes and an interception in New England’s 34-9 win over Detroit.

- Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 28 for 35 for 257 yards with four touchdown passes in Denver’s 39-36 win over Miami. Manning is the third player in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass in at least 50 consecutive games, joining Drew Brees (54) and Tom Brady (52).

- Tony Romo, Cowboys, threw for 275 yards and four touchdowns in Dallas’ 31-28 win over the New York Giants.

- Aaron Rodgers, Packers, was 19 for 29 for 209 yards and two touchdown passes in Green Bay’s 24-21 win over Minnesota.

- Philip Rivers, Chargers, was 29 for 35 for 291 yards and a touchdown and interception in San Diego’s 27-24 win over St. Louis.



- C.J. Anderson, Broncos, ran for 167 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries in Denver’s 39-36 win over Miami.

- LeSean McCoy, Eagles, had 21 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown in Philadelphia’s 43-24 win over Tennessee.

- Eddie Lacy, Packers, had 25 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown and added a TD catch in Green Bay’s 24-21 win over Minnesota. Lacy is the first Packers running back to record at least 100 scrimmage yards and a receiving touchdown in three consecutive games in franchise history.

- Alfred Morris, Redskins, had 21 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown in Washington’s 17-13 loss to San Francisco.

- DeMarco Murray, Cowboys, ran for 121 yards on 24 carries in Dallas’ 31-28 win over the New York Giants.

- Matt Forte, Bears, rushed 23 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns in Chicago’s 21-13 win over Tampa Bay.

- Isaiah Crowell, Browns, had 12 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns in Cleveland’s 26-24 win over Atlanta.



- Odell Beckham Jr., Giants, caught 10 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns - including a spectacular one-handed 43-yard scoring grab that lit up Twitter, in New York’s 31-28 loss to Dallas.

- Delanie Walker, Titans, had five catches for 155 yards in Tennessee’s 43-24 loss to Philadelphia.

- Anquan Boldin, 49ers, had nine catches for 137 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco’s 17-13 win over Washington.

- Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos, had nine catches for 125 yards in Denver’s 39-36 win over Miami.

- T.Y. Hilton, Colts, had four catches for 122 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown in Indianapolis’ 23-3 win over Jacksonville.

- A.J. Green, Bengals, had a career-high 12 catches for 121 yards in Cincinnati’s 22-13 win over Denver.

- Josh Gordon and Andrew Hawkins, Browns. Gordon had eight catches for 120 yards in his first game of the season and Hawkins added five catches for 93 yards in Cleveland’s 26-24 win over Atlanta.

- Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy. Buccaneers. Jackson had five catches for 117 yards and Murphy had six catches for 113 yards in Tampa Bay’s 21-13 loss to Chicago.


Special Teams

- Josh Huff and Cody Parkey, Eagles. Huff returned a kickoff 107 yards and Parkey was 5 for 6 on field goals in Philadelphia’s 43-24 win over Tennessee. Huff is the second Eagle with a kickoff return for a touchdown of at least 100 yards this year (Chris Polk, 102 yards, Week 3) and Philadelphia is the first team since the 1970 Green Bay Packers to have multiple players with a kickoff return for touchdown of more than 100 yards in a season.

- Billy Cundiff, Browns, was 4 for 5 on field goals, including a 37-yarder as time expired to give Cleveland a 26-24 win over Atlanta.



- Janoris Jenkins, Rams returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown in St. Louis’ 27-24 loss to San Diego.

- Johnathan Joseph, Texans, returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown Houston’s 22-13 loss to Cincinnati.

- Andrew Gachkar, Chargers, returned a fumble 13 yards for a touchdown in San Diego’s 27-24 win over St. Louis.

- Chris Clemons, Jaguars, had three sacks and a forced fumble in Jacksonville’s 23-3 loss to Indianapolis.

- Calais Campbell, Cardinals, had three sacks in Arizona’s 19-3 loss to Seattle.



Packers coach Mike McCarthy passed Vince Lombardi for second place on Green Bay’s all-time regular-season wins list. He improved his record to 90-48-1, including 14-4-1 with five season sweeps against the Vikings since arriving in 2006. The Packers are 9-1-1 against their border-state rival in the past 11 games. … The Patriots have won seven in a row after a 34-9 win over the Lions. They are the sixth team in NFL history with at least 14 consecutive winning seasons. They are the first to do it since 49ers (1983-98, 16 seasons). The Patriots improved to 44-3 in their past 47 regular-season home games. … Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker earned his 50th touchdown catch, joining Antonio Gates (96) and Rod Smith (68) as the only undrafted players with at least 50 touchdown receptions in the common draft era (since 1967). … The Bears’ Matt Forte has 7,488 yards rushing and 3,517 yards receiving in 102 games. Only Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk (97 games) and Marcus Allen (99) reached the milestone in fewer games. … In his third year, Seattle’s Russell Wilson has won 20 of his first 22 starts at home in the regular season. That is tied for the fewest starts (22) needed to reach 20 regular-season wins at home among quarterbacks who began their careers in the Super Bowl era. The other three quarterbacks to accomplish the feat are Matt Ryan, Marc Bulger and Danny White. … Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer is the third quarterback in franchise history with back-to-back 300-yard passing games, joining Hall of Famer Otto Graham and Brian Sipe.



The Falcons lost 26-24 to the Browns and dropped to 0-7 against teams outside their division. … The Bears won consecutive games for the first time since September with a 21-13 win over the Buccaneers. The Bears had a season-high five sacks. Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans had a touchdown reception for the fourth consecutive game. Tampa Bay has dropped six of seven. … Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson had three receptions to pass Randy Moss for 10th on the career list with 985. … The Colts won for the seventh time in nine games and extended their winning streak against AFC South foes to 11 with a 23-3 victory over the Jaguars. Colts receiver Reggie Wayne played in his 206th game, tying John Unitas for the second most in franchise history. … The 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick threw a TD pass in his 18th straight game, tying the longest streak by a QB in franchise history with Hall of Famer Steve Young from Oct. 9, 1994-Nov. 26, 1995.



Cleveland safety Tashaun Gipson was carted off the field with a right knee injury after colliding with teammate Joe Haden. His knee bent awkwardly when he was in the air as he and Haden were defending on an incomplete pass to Atlanta’s Julio Jones near the goal line. Gipson was helped up and was supported as he tried to leave the field using only his left leg, but couldn’t continue. He will have an MRI on Monday. … Miami lost cornerback Jamar Taylor to a shoulder injury against Denver. Broncos corner Aqib Talib tweaked his hamstring and was in and out of the game. … Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller injured his left knee against the Buccaneers, and Chicago also lost linebacker Lance Briggs to a groin injury. Tampa Bay fullback Jorvorskie Lane went out with a right ankle injury. … Bengals right tackle Andre Smith injured his left biceps in the first quarter and didn’t return. He said he’ll get an MRI, but didn’t provide any other details.



“Won a lot of games here at Soldier Field. Lot of great memories, but this is a bad memory right now.” - Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith after losing 21-13 at Soldier Field. Smith coached the Bears to three playoff appearances and a trip to the 2007 Super Bowl during his successful nine-year run in Chicago.


“It was pretty lucky. I basically blacked out once I picked the ball up because I hadn’t scored since high school. I had no energy after it because my entire team basically hit me celebrating. It was pretty cool.” - Chargers linebacker Andrew Gachkar after returning a fumble 13 yards for a touchdown in San Diego’s 27-24 win over St. Louis.


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