Sunday Roundup


Patriots 52, Redskins 7
After back-to-back games that netted a combined 101 points, it’s no surprise the Patriots have now scored 331 points through the first eight games, the best scoring output in NFL history (by one point, over the 2000 Rams).

Giants 13, Dolphins 10

While the game featured the muck and slop only a game-belongs-on-grass-and-in-the-elements football fan could appreciate, a sloppy, 13-10 result wasn’t the aesthetically pleasing contest many had hoped for in a showcase game in London.

Lions 16, Bears 7
By falling to 3-5, the Bears are threatening to become the sixth Super Bowl loser in the last seven seasons to miss the playoffs the year after playing in the NFL’s championship game.

» Highlights | Photos | Reaction: Lions | Bears

Steelers 24, Bengals 13
It’s as if the Steelers planted a “Terrible Towel” on the Paul Brown Stadium FieldTurf … Pittsburgh now has won seven consecutive games in Cincinnati.

» Highlights | Photos | Reaction: Steelers | Bengals

Eagles 23, Vikings 16
In the two games since a 224-yard, three-touchdown outburst in a victory against the Bears, Adrian Peterson has rushed for just 133 yards and one touchdown as the Vikings have fallen to 2-5.

» Highlights | Photos | Reaction: Eagles | Vikings

Browns 27, Rams 20
Hope is starting to build in Cleveland, where the local pro football team has reeled off back-to-back wins for the first time since 2003, the season after the team’s last playoff berth.

» Highlights | Photos | Reaction: Browns | Rams

Colts 31, Panthers 7
Not every team is good enough to overcome a potentially demoralizing 18-play, 80-yard scoring drive that takes up the first 11 minutes of the game. Even fewer can respond by scoring 31 unanswered points and turning the game into a rout.

» Highlights | Photos | Reaction: Colts | Panthers

Titans 13, Raiders 9
Think it’s almost time for the Raiders to go with No. 1 overall draft pick JaMarcus Russell? Daunte Culpepper has struggled mightily lately. After a one-interception, five-sack debacle Sunday, Culpepper has been sacked 12 times and intercepted four times in the last three games.

» Highlights | Photos | Reaction: Titans | Raiders

Chargers 35, Texans 10
In a two-touchdown, 92-yard performance, Antonio Gates became the third-fastest tight end in NFL history to reach 4,000 yards receiving (69th game). Only Hall of Famers Kellen Winslow (58th game) and Mike Ditka (67th game) were faster.

» Highlights | Photos | Reaction: Chargers | Texans

Jaguars 24, Buccaneers 23
Quinn Gray’s first career NFL start wasn’t exactly a work of art (7 of 16, 100 yards), but it’s hard to complain about the results. Gray’s first career touchdown pass was the game-winner, as Jacksonville improved to 3-0 on the road this season.

» Highlights | Photos | Reaction: Jaguars | Buccaneers

Bills 13, Jets 3
In losing to the Bills for the second time this season (first time that’s happened since 1997), the Jets are off to their worst eight-game start since going 0-8 in 1996, a season that earned the Jets the No. 1 overall draft pick (used on Keyshawn Johnson) and forced then-head coach Rich Kotite to step down (and be replaced by Bill Parcells).

» Highlights | Photos | Reaction: Bills | Jets

Saints 31, 49ers 10
After a brutal 0-4 start, the Saints have reeled off three consecutive wins and are just one game out of first place in the suddenly very winnable NFC South.

» Highlights | Photos | Reaction: Saints | 49ers



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