Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) acknowledges the
crowd late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game
against the Indianapolis Colts in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct.
26, 2014. The Steelers won 51-34, with Roethlisberger
passing for 522 yards, and throwing six touchdowns.
— Ben Roethlisberger set franchise records with 522 yards
passing and six touchdowns and the Pittsburgh Steelers raced by
the Indianapolis Colts 51-34 on Sunday.
yardage total was the fourth highest in NFL history. He became the
first player to go over 500 yards passing twice as the Steelers
(5-3) won consecutive games for the first time this season.
Brown caught 10 passes for 133 yards and two scores. Heath Miller
caught seven passes for 112 yards and the clinching TD with 5:14
Luck passed for 400 yards and three touchdowns, but also threw two
interceptions. He handed the Steelers a safety when he was called
for intentional grounding in the end zone midway through the
fourth quarter as the Colts saw their five-game winning streak end
27, RAVENS 24
Dalton made up for his two second-half turnovers by scoring on a
1-yard sneak with 57 seconds left on Sunday, rallying the
Cincinnati Bengals to a 27-24 victory over the Baltimore Ravens
that tightened the AFC North race.
Bengals (4-2-1) wasted an 11-point lead as Dalton's fumble and
interception helped the Ravens (5-3) pull ahead 24-20 with 3:59
when Dalton pulled it out against the NFL's stingiest defense. He
threw a 53-yard pass to Mohamed Sanu on third-and-10 — safety
Terrence Brooks got turned around — and took it the final yard
on fourth down, completing a 10-play, 80-yard drive.
Ravens appeared to regain the lead when Steve Smith Sr. caught a
pass and went 80 yards to the end zone with 32 seconds left, but
the receiver was called for pushing off to get open.
wide receiver Golden Tate (15) celebrates after the NFL
football game against the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley
Stadium, London, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The Lions won 22-21.
22, FALCONS 21
(AP) — Matt Prater kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play
of the game Sunday, lifting the Lions after trailing by 21 points.
Prater capped a second straight late winning drive for the Lions
(6-2), who also rallied to beat the Saints last week.
was the first field goal the Lions made from 40-49 yards all
Stafford threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 120
TDs, breaking the Lions record of 118 held by Bobby Layne.
Ryan led the Falcons (2-6) with 228 yards passing and two
touchdowns, but clock management problems, a penalty and a dropped
pass doomed the Falcons at the end. The blown halftime lead tied
the biggest in Atlanta history.
24, EAGLES 20
Ariz. (AP) — Carson Palmer lofted a 75-yard touchdown pass to
rookie John Brown with 1:21 to play to give Arizona a stunning
victory in a matchup of two of the NFL's four one-loss teams
entering this week.
Cardinals (6-1) had a goal-line stand that forced the Eagles (5-2)
to settle for a 20-yard field goal that put Philadelphia up 20-17
with 1:56 left.
on third-and-5, Palmer — who also had an 80-yard TD pass to
Larry Fitzgerald — heaved the ball deep, where the speedy Brown
gathered it in and crossed the goal line just as he was being
Eagles drove to the Arizona 16. On the last play, Jordan Matthews
caught a pass from Nick Foles in the end zone but landed out of
13, PANTHERS 9
N.C. (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to
Luke Willson with 47 seconds left. It's the third straight year
Wilson has brought the Seahawks (4-3) back from a second-half
deficit to beat the Panthers on the road. In the previous two
seasons, Wilson threw second-half TD passes to Jermaine Kearse and
Golden Tate in tight defensive games.
defense, which had allowed at least 37 points in four of its
previous five games, held the Seahawks in check before Wilson led
a nine-play, 80-yard drive for the only touchdown.
finished 20 of 32 for 199 yards with one interception and one
Newton was 12 of 27 for 121 yards with an interception and a
fumble for the Panthers (3-4-1).
Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) rushes against New
Orleans Saints free safety Rafael Bush (25) in the first
half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct.
44, PACKERS 23
ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees completed 27 of 32 passes for 311
yards and three touchdowns, and the Saints ended the Packers'
four-game winning streak.
receiver Brandin Cooks had a 50-yard touchdown catch and a 4-yard
scoring run, and tight end Jimmy Graham also caught a touchdown
pass to help the Saints (3-4) pull even in victories with Carolina
(3-4-1). That sets up a showdown to decide first place in the NFC
South on Thursday night.
Rodgers, intercepted only once in Green Bay's first seven games,
was picked off twice on deflected and sacked three times. He still
passed for 418 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown pass to
Randall Cobb, but it was not nearly enough to prevent the Packers
(5-3) from falling a game behind NFC North leader Detroit.
51, BEARS 23
Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw five scoring passes and the
streaking Patriots crammed three touchdowns into the last two
minutes of the first half.
England (6-2) scored on all five of its possessions in the half
— and one of Chicago's — on its way to its fourth straight
win. The Bears (3-5) fell behind 45-7 early in the second half and
lost for the fourth time in five games.
one of the best statistical games of his brilliant career, Brady
completed 30 of 35 passes for 354 yards. He threw three scoring
passes to Rob Gronkowski and one each to Tim Wright and Brandon
end Rob Ninkovich scored with 55 seconds left in the first half on
a 15-yard return of Jay Cutler's fumble.
19, BUCCANEERS 13, OT
Fla. (AP) — Anthony Barr forced a fumble on the first play of
overtime and returned it 27 yards to score. The stunning end came
just 17 seconds after the Vikings (3-5) extended the game on Blair
Walsh's 38-yard field goal on the final play of regulation.
Bridgewater threw for 241 yards, one TD and no interceptions to
help Minnesota stop a three-game skid.
Glennon threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins to
give Tampa Bay (1-6) a 13-10 lead with 2:02 remaining. But the
Bucs' porous defense couldn't stop Bridgewater from putting
together a nine-play, 61-yard march to get the game into OT.
pass to Seferian-Jenkins gained 10 yards before Barr stripped the
ball from the rookie tight end and took it up the left sideline to
||Kansas City Chiefs
running back Jamaal Charles reacts during an NFL football
game against the St. Louis Rams at Arrowhead Stadium in
Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
34, RAMS 7
CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jamaal Charles ran for two touchdowns, Knile
Davis returned a kick 99 yards for another score and the Chiefs
trounced their cross-state rival.
Santos added a pair of field goals for Kansas City (4-3),
including a career-best 53-yarder. Alex Smith was 24 of 28 for 226
yards, while Davis capped a run of 34 unanswered points with a
short touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
Houston had three of the Chiefs' seven sacks.
banged-up Rams (2-5) lost their sixth straight to Kansas City
dating to Sept. 25, 1994, when they were still in Los Angeles.
Austin Davis threw for 160 yards with a touchdown and a pick.
27, JAGUARS 13
Fla. (AP) — Rookie Blake Bortles had two interceptions returned
for touchdowns, costly mistakes that helped the Dolphins win.
Louis Delmas (81 yards) and Brent Grimes (22 yards) scored on the
turnovers for the Dolphins (4-3), who won consecutive games for
the first time this season.
Tannehill's 3-yard pass to Rishard Matthews made it 24-6 late in
the third quarter and gave the Dolphins a comfortable cushion in a
game they could have easily trailed by double digits.
Jaguars (1-7) dominated the first half, but trailed 10-3 at the
break because of miscues. Bortles was the culprit, continuing a
trend that started when he took over the starting job last month.
had three turnovers Sunday, giving him six in the last two weeks
and 13 in six games. Four of those have been interceptions
returned for touchdowns.
43, JETS 23
RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Orton threw four touchdown passes
and the Bills forced six turnovers, three each by Geno Smith and
won for the third time in four games since replacing EJ Manuel as
the starting quarterback for the Bills (5-3), tossing TD passes to
Robert Woods, Lee Smith, Scott Chandler and Sammy Watkins against
the listless Jets (1-7).
Gilmore, Preston Brown, Aaron Williams and Da'Norris Searcy had
interceptions for the Bills.
Jets have lost seven straight for the first time since 2005, in
Herm Edwards' final season as coach. Geno Smith interceptions on
three consecutive possessions in the first quarter and was pulled
in favor of Vick, who was picked off once and lost two fumbles.
23, RAIDERS 13
(AP) — Brian Hoyer threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andrew
Hawkins early in the fourth quarter and the Browns avoided a
second straight embarrassing loss.
TD to Hawkins put the Browns (4-3) ahead 16-6, shortly after
Cleveland's defense came to the rescue.
Donte Whitner forced a fumble late in the third quarter with a
huge hit on Oakland running back Darren McFadden as the Raiders
(0-7) were driving deep into Cleveland territory.
lost at Jacksonville last week, giving the Jaguars their first
win. According to STATS, no team in NFL history has lost
consecutive games to winless teams in Week 7 or later.
was hardly a perfect performance, but the Browns, who were held to
39 yards rushing and converted only 2 of 12 third downs, will take
Titans defensive end Ropati Pitoitua (92) grabs Houston
Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) in the fourth
quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in
30, TITANS 16
Tenn. (AP) — Arian Foster ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns
and also caught a pass for a score in the franchise's 200th game.
Texans (4-4) also snapped a three-game skid as Foster topped 100
yards rushing in his fourth straight game. J.J. Watt had two sacks
and forced a fumble as the Texans beat the team they replaced in
Houston for the fourth time in five games.
linebacker Jadeveon Clowney played for the first time since
hurting his knee in the season opener. Clowney finished with one
Zach Mettenberger turned over the ball twice in his first start,
and he also threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns. The Titans
(2-6) go into their bye having lost two straight.