Brady throws for 6 touchdowns
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady grilled the Miami Dolphins for six touchdown passes in Sunday’s 49-28 Patriots victory at Miami, surpassing the career single-game high of five he set a week earlier at Dallas.
Also, Brady notched a perfect 158.3 passer rating for the first time.
Talk about a hot hand. Brady, completing 73.8 percent of his passes on the season, already has an NFL-high 27 TD passes. That’s one shy of matching his career high set in 2002 and 2004 – with nine regular-season games to play.
And with a bevy of new receivers, including Randy Moss, Donte Stallworth and Wes Welker, Brady is on pace to shatter the NFL single-season record of 49 TD passes set by Indianapolis Colts star Peyton Manning in 2004. He’s on pace to throw for 62 TDs.
Seahawks 33, Rams 6
Lions 23, Buccaneers 16
Saints 22, Falcons 16
Titants 38, Texans 36
Redskins 21, Cardinals 19
Patriots 49, Dolphins 28
Bills 19, Ravens 14
Giants 33, 49ers 15
Chiefs 12, Raiders 10
Bengals 38, Jets 31
Cowboys 24, Vikings 14
Bears 19, Eagles 16
Broncos 31, Steelers 28
Colts at Jaguars,
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DEA set to expose athletes
In another sign of the strengthening alliance between government and anti-doping officials in the fight against performance-enhancing drugs, the special agent who led the U.S. government’s latest steroids bust said over the weekend he is willing to share the names of athletes connected to the case.
Drug Enforcement Administration agent Jack Robertson, speaking at the U.S. Olympic Assembly in Houston, led Operation Raw Deal, an investigation that became public last month and included raids on 56 drug labs as well as the seizure of 11.4 million doses of steroids.
The government developed an extensive customer database as part of the investigation. Athletes “at every level” are involved, Robertson said.
Robertson said he wants “to be able to share this information” with anti-doping officials in Olympic, college and professional sports. The DEA is targeting suppliers and manufacturers rather than users.
No lucky 13 for Massenburg
The Washington Wizards have waived Tony Massenburg, ending the 40- year-old’s bid at a comeback.
Massenburg was hoping to play for what would have been an NBA-record 13th franchise. But he averaged two points, 1.8 rebounds and only 8.3 minutes in four preseason games.