Good bad and ugly in the NFL
RECORDS AND MILESTONES
New England’s Matt Cassel became the fifth quarterback to throw for 400 yards in consecutive games, joining Dan Fouts, Dan Marino, Phil Simms and Billy Volek. ... The New York Jets’ 34-13 win at Tennessee was only the third game in NFL history featuring two starting quarterbacks with more than 100,000 yards combined yards passing in Brett Favre and Kerry Collins. ... Brett Favre broke a tie with Dan Marino for victories in the most NFL stadiums by winning in his 32nd at LP Field. ... Kyle Orton set a franchise record by throwing 185 consecutive passes without an interception in Chicago’s 27-3 win at St. Louis. ... Kansas City’s Tony Gonzalez had 10 catches for 113 yards and set a tight end record with his 25th 100-yard receiving game in the Chiefs’ 54-31 loss to Buffalo.
Tennessee was routed by the New York Jets 34-13, ending the Titans’ undefeated streak at 13 straight regular-season games, dating to Dec. 16, 2007. They had been only the 11th team since 1970 to win its first 10 games. ... The Jets have won five straight for the first time since October 2004, and seven of their last eight.
BACK ON THE ROAD
Tampa Bay’s Carnell "Cadillac" Williams had 27 yards rushing on 16 carries in his first game since a knee injury almost ended his career 14 months ago, helping the Buccaneers beat Detroit 38-20.
Terrell Owens’ 213 yards receiving in Dallas’ 35-22 win over San Francisco was the most in the NFL since Philadelphia’s Kevin Curtis had 221 in September 2007 and the most by a Cowboys player since Tony Hill had 213 against Philadelphia in 1979.
Atlanta rookie receiver Harry Douglas scored his first career touchdown on a 7-yard end around, caught a 69-yard pass that set up a TD, then finished off the Carolina Panthers with a 61-yard punt return that carried the Falcons to a 45-28 win.
Sage Rosenfels passed for 275 yards and a touchdown, and Kris Brown kicked three field goals as Houston beat Cleveland 16-6 for its first win away from home since Nov. 4, 2007, at Oakland.
Kansas City had five turnovers while losing for the 19th time in 20 games, the worst stretch in franchise history, and allowing the most points in franchise history in a 54-31 loss to Buffalo.
TAKING A SEAT
Cleveland quarterback Brady Quinn was pulled in the second half of his third start by coach Romeo Crennel after throwing two interceptions in the Browns’ 16-6 loss to Houston. Quinn was playing with a broken right index finger on his throwing hand, but Crennel said the injury was not the lone reason for switching to Derek Anderson, who lost his starting job to Quinn three weeks ago. ... Donovan McNabb was 8-for-18 for 59 yards with two interceptions and a fumble in the first half — a miserable 13.2 quarterback rating — before being benched by Andy Reid in Philadelphia’s 36-7 loss at Baltimore.
Tampa Bay trailed Detroit 17-0 after the first quarter before all three phases scored to contribute to a rout. Warrick Dunn ran for a touchdown and Jeff Garcia connected with Ike Hilliard and Jerramy Stevens for scores in the second quarter to put the Bucs ahead 21-17. Clifton Smith returned a punt 70 yards early in the third to give them an 11-point cushion in a 38-20 win over Detroit.
TURNER THE BURNER
Atlanta’s Michael Turner rambled for a 16-yard touchdown in the final minute of the Falcons’ 45-28 win over Carolina, for his fourth score, tying T.J. Duckett’s team record. His 13th score overall tied Gerald Riggs’ franchise record.
The New York Jets’ nine-play, 76-yard touchdown drive on their opening possession in a 34-13 win at Tennessee marked the sixth consecutive week they have scored on their first drive. It was also the third straight game they’ve scored a touchdown on their opening drive.
The New York Jets improved to 9-0 when Thomas Jones scores a touchdown, beating Tennessee 34-13. ... Kurt Warner topped 300 yards for the fifth consecutive game, one shy of Steve Young’s NFL record, in Arizona’s 37-29 loss to the New York Giants. ... Seattle sunk to 2-9, its worst start since 1992, and lost for the fourth straight time at home, 20-17 to Washington.
Jacksonville had five turnovers — three fumbles and two interceptions — was sacked four times, missed two field goals and flagged for eight penalties in a 30-12 loss to Minnesota. Right tackle Tony Pashos was called for holding four times.
Miami linebacker Channing Crowder and New England tackle Matt Light were ejected midway through the fourth quarter of the Patriots’ 48-28 victory. Crowder lost his helmet when blocked by Light on a field-goal attempt and shoved Light, who responded by taking several swings at Crowder’s head. With less than three minutes left, Miami’s Joey Porter was penalized for a personal foul and unsportsmanlike conduct.
St. Louis quarterback Marc Bulger sustained a concussion on a sack by Chicago’s Adewale Ogunleye in the Rams’ 27-3 loss Sunday, and his status for next week’s game was uncertain. ... New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress left Sunday’s game against Arizona in the first quarter after aggravating a right hamstring injury and didn’t return. ... Houston’s Ahman Green injured his left knee in the third quarter of the Texans’ 16-6 win at Cleveland and could be out a few weeks. ... Philadelphia running back Correll Buckhalter sprained a ligament in his knee in the Eagles’ 36-7 loss at Baltimore.