Packers 34, Vikings 0
After yet another stellar day in the pocket, Brett Favre’s new magic number is 158. That’s the amount of yards passing the legendary Packers quarterback has to average over the next seven games if he is to break Dan Marino’s career passing yardage record. For the Packers defense, the magic number was 0, which was the first one Green Bay ever put up against its long-time rivals.
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Broncos 27, Chiefs 11
So much for that vaunted home-field advantage at Arrowhead Stadium. In suffering their third loss in four games on their home turf, the Chiefs also saw the end to their eight-game home winning streak against division opponents. The Broncos’ win also ended a wild, nine-game win streak by the home team in this series.
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Bills 13, Dolphins 10
Watch out, Patriots? While the Patriots enjoyed a well-deserved week off after a 9-0 start, they watched their Week 11 opponent continue on its improbable win streak. The Bills haven’t lost since their heart-breaking final-frantic-moments setback against the Cowboys on Monday Night Football, the team’s first four-game winning streak since 2004.
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Rams 37, Saints 29
While the Dolphins fell to 0-9, the Rams finally got that elusive crooked number in the win column. Next goal: Avoid the third one-win season in Rams history, previously accomplished in 1962 (1-12-1 as the L.A. Rams) and 1937 (1-10, when the team called Cleveland its home).
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Steelers 31, Browns 28
When the Browns held a 21-6 lead in the second quarter, even the most optimistic Cleveland fan had to know that no lead against the Steelers is safe. Ever since the Blanton Collier-led Browns lost to the Chuck Noll-led Steelers 28-9 at Three Rivers Stadium in a Week 11 game in 1970, the Steelers have held a 31-6 edge over their archrivals in Pittsburgh. More recently, the Steelers have won nine straight and 15 of the last 16 (including the win in that memorable 2002 playoff triumph) over the Browns.
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Eagles 33, Redskins 25
In losing in their fourth chance to get back-to-back wins, the Redskins looked far from playoff-worthy, committing 11 penalties and allowing the Eagles to rally for victory by outscoring Washington 20-10 in the fourth quarter.
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Falcons 20, Panthers 13
Defensive struggle, or offensive ineptitude? Call it what you will, but at least these two NFC South rivals play competitive games. Of the 26 games between Atlanta and Carolina, Sunday marked the 15th time a Falcons-Panthers matchup was decided by seven points or fewer.
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Jaguars 28, Titans 13
This was a repeat of Week 1, but in “opposite land” for the Jaguars and Titans. After giving up 282 yards rushing to the Titans on Kickoff Weekend, the Jaguars held the Titans (who had averaged 149.5 yards on the ground) to just 62 yards rushing Sunday. The Titans, on the other hand, boasted the NFL’s top defense against the run but allowed 166 yards (100 more than their season average), as Maurice Jones-Drew became the first 100-yard rusher allowed by Tennessee since Brian Westbrook did the same on Nov. 19, 2006 (15 games).
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Bengals 21, Ravens 7
What has happened to the Ravens, who finished 13-3 last season en route to winning the AFC North division title? Sunday’s loss continued a frustrating season in Baltimore. With six more turnovers against the Bengals (12 total, if you include their Week 1 matchup), the Ravens have committed 19 turnovers in their five losses. In their three-game losing streak, the Ravens have scored just 28 points. Not even a defense that has long been considered one of the best in the NFL can make up for that sort of offensive failure.
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Cardinals 31, Lions 21
A 15-yard loss by Shaun McDonald sealed the worst team rushing game since 1946, when the Philadelphia Eagles held the Boston Yanks (yes, Red Sox fans, the “Boston Yanks”) to minus-26 yards rushing. The record for negative rushing yardage? It’s held by the Lions, who had minus-53 yards rushing in a 1943 game against the Chicago Cardinals. How’s that for a statistical quirk?
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Cowboys 31, Giants 20
Football fans should have seen this coming. This was the third consecutive season that the Giants started a season 6-2. This now is the third consecutive season that the Giants lost their ninth game.
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Bears 17, Raiders 6
The sentiment among Raiders fans that the team finally allow No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell to play will only get stronger after Sunday’s ugly loss. After committing three turnovers against the Bears, the Raiders have 13 in their last five games (all losses) and have a minus-10 turnover differential in those games.
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Chargers 23, Colts 21
While he came within two interceptions of Jim Hardy’s NFL record of eight picks (set when Hardy’s Chicago Cardinals were defeated 45-7 by the Eagles in 1950), Peyton Manning did set a Colts franchise record when his final, desperation heave was picked off by Clinton Hart to seal a wild Chargers win in rainy San Diego.