NFL Today, Week 8

Monday, Nov. 1

Houston Texans (4-2) at Indianapolis Colts (4-2), 8:30 p.m. EDT. The Colts, dealing with several key injuries, have a chance to get even for a Week 1 loss to AFC South rival Houston.



—David Garrard, Jaguars, was 17 of 21 for 260 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Jacksonville's 35-17 win over Dallas.

—Matthew Stafford, Lions, was 26 for 45 for 212 yards with four touchdowns and an interception in Detroit's 37-25 win over Washington.


—Jason Campbell, Raiders, was 15 for 27 for 310 yards and two touchdowns in Oakland's 33-3 win over Seattle.

—Philip Rivers, Chargers, was 27 of 36 for 305 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception in San Diego's 33-25 win over Tennessee.

—Jon Kitna, Cowboys, was 34 of 49 for 379 yards and a touchdown and four interceptions in Dallas' 35-17 loss to Jacksonville.

—Kyle Orton, Broncos, was 28 for 40 for 369 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Denver's 24-16 loss to San Francisco.

—Drew Brees, Saints, passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans' 20-10 win over Pittsburgh.



—Jamaal Charles, Chiefs, had 22 carries for 177 yards in Kansas City's 13-10 OT win over Buffalo.

—Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars, finished with 27 carries for 135 yards in Jacksonville's 35-17 win over Dallas.


—LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers, finished with 22 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns in Tampa Bay's 38-35 win over Arizona.

—Frank Gore, 49ers, had 29 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's 24-16 win over Denver.

—BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots, had 17 carries for a career-high 112 yards and two touchdowns in New England's 28-18 win over Minnesota.

—Darren McFadden, Raiders, had 21 carries for 111 yards in Oakland's 33-3 win over Seattle.



—Calvin Johnson, Lions, had nine catches for 101 yards and three touchdowns in Detroit's 37-25 win over Washington.

—Mike Sims-Walker, Jaguars, had eight receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville's 35-17 win over Dallas.

—Brandon Lloyd, Broncos, had seven catches for 169 yards and a touchdown in Denver's 24-16 loss to San Francisco.


—Steve Breaston, Cardinals, had eight catches for 147 yards in Arizona's 38-35 loss to Tampa Bay.

—Antonio Gates, Chargers, had five catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in San Diego's 33-25 win over Tennessee.


Special Teams

—Brandon Banks, Redskins, returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown in Washington's 37-25 loss to Detroit.

—Dan Carpenter, Dolphins, was 5 for 5 on field goals in Miami's 22-14 win over Cincinnati.

—Ryan Succop, Chiefs, made a 25-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to give Kansas City a 13-10 win over Buffalo.

—Nick Schommer, Titans, blocked Mike Scifres' punt, with the ball bouncing out of the end zone and into the stands for a safety in Tennessee's 33-25 loss to San Diego.




—Ndamukong Suh, Lions, returned a fumble 17 yards for a touchdown and added two sacks in Detroit's 37-25 win over Washington.

—Aqib Talib, Buccaneers, had two interceptions, returning one 45 yards for a touchdown in Tampa Bay's 38-35 win over Arizona.

— Geno Hayes, Buccaneers, returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown in Tampa Bay's 38-35 win over Arizona.

—Gerald Hayes, Cardinals, returned a fumble 21 yards for a touchdown in Arizona's 38-35 loss to Tampa Bay.



New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson joined Walter Payton as the only players in NFL history to gain 13,000 yards rushing and 4,000 yards receiving. Tomlinson, the seventh-leading rusher in league history, reached the milestone against the Green Bay Packers with an 8-yard run in the second quarter of the Jets' 9-0 loss. ... Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had a career-high three TD catches in a 37-25 win over Redskins. ... The Chiefs went over 200 yards rushing for three games in a row for the first time since 1978. ... Stevie Johnson tied a Buffalo record with a touchdown in five straight games. ... The Raiders (4-4) reached the .500 mark this late in the season for the first time since 2002. The Raiders also gained 545 yards, marking the first time in franchise history they put together back-to-back 500-yard offensive performances. Oakland has outscored the opposition 92-17 the past two weeks — the most lopsided two-game stretch for the franchise since 1967.



Miami's Dan Carpenter kicked five field goals for the second game in a row. Carpenter is the ninth kicker since 1950 to make 10 field goals in two games. ... The Patriots have started the season with at least six wins in their first seven games for the fifth time in team history and the fourth time under coach Bill Belichick after improving to a 6-1 record with the win over the Vikings. ... St. Louis goes into its bye week with more wins than the previous two seasons combined — the Rams were 2-14 in 2008 before last season's NFL-worst 1-15 record. ... The Detroit Lions (2-5) matched the number of wins they had in the previous two seasons. ... The Jets were shut out for the first time since a 10-0 loss to Chicago on Nov. 19, 2006, at home.




The Patriots have won 16 straight games at Gillette Stadium against NFC opponents. ... The Bucs (5-2) won their fifth straight on the road dating to last season and moved into a tie with idle Atlanta for first place in the NFC South. ... Miami is 4-0 on the road and 0-3 at home. ... The Cowboys have their first four-game losing streak since 2002. They're also 0-4 at home this season and 6-6 overall at the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium. ... The defending AFC North champion Bengals suffered their fourth straight loss and now have a share of last place in the division. It's Cincinnati's worst start since 2008, when quarterback Carson Palmer was sidelined with an elbow injury. ... San Diego snapped a three-game losing streak and won its eighth straight game against the Titans dating to 1993. The Titans had their three-game winning streak snapped. San Diego is the only team Titans coach Jeff Fisher hasn't beaten.



Brett Favre and Vince Young tried to play on ankle injuries and neither made it through their games. The Tennessee Titans quarterback reinjured his left ankle in a 33-25 loss to the San Diego Chargers. The Minnesota Vikings starter's left foot fractures held up just fine, but he got knocked out of a 28-18 defeat to the New England Patriots needing stitches in his chin. Young went down while scrambling, immediately grabbed his left leg and had to be helped off the field in the fourth quarter. Young was in a walking boot as he left the locker room after the game. The Titans also lost Kenny Britt to a right hamstring injury in the first quarter. ... Favre was carted off the field midway through the fourth quarter after he was hit by Patriots defensive tackle Myron Pryor while throwing. He stayed on the ground momentarily, then tried to get up while holding his face. But Favre then sank to the ground as Vikings trainers rushed onto the field, and they helped him to the sideline. ... Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha sprained his right ankle in the fourth quarter of a 33-3 win over the Seattle Seahawks. X-rays were negative.



"You just have to learn from it and move on. I did it then, and I'll do it now." — Donovan McNabb, Redskins quarterback, on getting benched for the second time in his career. The other time was two years ago against Baltimore, when he was playing for Philadelphia.


"I wish I could play a game over here every year." — 49ers linebacker Takeo Spikes, on playing in London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The 49ers earned a 24-16 win over the Broncos.

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