October 24, 2011 in Sports

Sunday’s NFL summaries

 
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New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham scores a touchdown against Indianapolis safety David Caldwell.
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Bears 24, Buccaneers 18

Matt Forte ran for 145 yards and a touchdown and Chicago held on to beat Tampa Bay (4-3) in the fifth-annual NFL regular-season game at Wembley Stadium in London. Jay Cutler threw for 226 yards and a touchdown and the Bears (4-3) intercepted Josh Freeman four times to win their second game in a row.

Chicago777324
Tampa Bay2301318

Chi—Forte 32 run (Gould kick)

TB—Barber safety

Chi—R.Williams 25 pass from Cutler (Gould kick)

TB—FG Barth 33

Chi—Barber 12 run (Gould kick)

TB—Winslow 2 pass from Freeman (pass failed)

TB—Briscoe 24 pass from Freeman (Barth kick)

Chi—FG Gould 25

A—76,981.

ChiTB
First downs1916
Total Net Yards395280
Rushes-yards33-17711-30
Passing218250
Punt Returns5-333-8
Kickoff Returns2-432-28
Interceptions Ret.4-182-57
Comp-Att-Int17-32-229-52-4
Sacked-Yards Lost2-81-14
Punts6-38.08-47.6
Fumbles-Lost0-01-0
Penalties-Yards7-548-69
Time of Possession33:1226:48

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Chicago, Forte 25-145, Barber 6-39, Cutler 1-(minus 1), Hester 1-(minus 6). Tampa Bay, Lumpkin 8-15, Graham 2-13, Benn 1-2.

PASSING—Chicago, Cutler 17-32-2-226. Tampa Bay, Freeman 29-51-4-264, Spurlock 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING—Chicago, R.Williams 4-59, Hester 4-46, Knox 3-53, Forte 2-38, Clutts 2-17, Sanzenbacher 2-13. Tampa Bay, Williams 6-75, Briscoe 6-73, Lumpkin 6-37, Parker 4-42, Winslow 4-25, Stocker 2-14, Graham 1-(minus 2).

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Chicago, Gould 41 (WR).

Jets 27, Chargers 21

Plaxico Burress caught three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score that was set up by an interception by Darrelle Revis, and New York (4-3) stormed back in the second half to defeat San Diego (4-2) in East Rutherford, N.J. LaDainian Tomlinson left the game against his former club early with flu-like symptoms.

San Diego7140021
N.Y. Jets3771027

SD—Butler 37 fumble return (Novak kick)

NYJ—FG Folk 35

SD—Gates 2 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)

NYJ—Burress 3 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick)

SD—Tolbert 1 run (Novak kick)

NYJ—Burress 4 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick)

NYJ—Burress 3 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick)

NYJ—FG Folk 30

A—79,088.

SDNYJ
First downs1625
Total Net Yards268318
Rushes-yards25-9631-162
Passing172156
Punt Returns1-02-14
Kickoff Returns6-1393-79
Interceptions Ret.1-252-74
Comp-Att-Int16-32-218-33-1
Sacked-Yards Lost1-72-17
Punts4-50.33-36.7
Fumbles-Lost0-01-1
Penalties-Yards13-958-60
Time of Possession27:1432:46

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—San Diego, Tolbert 11-58, Mathews 13-39, Rivers 1-(minus 1). N.Y. Jets, Greene 20-112, Sanchez 3-25, Tomlinson 5-14, McKnight 3-11.

PASSING—San Diego, Rivers 16-32-2-179. N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 18-33-1-173.

RECEIVING—San Diego, Gates 5-54, Mathews 4-26, McMichael 3-45, Floyd 2-36, Jackson 1-15, Crayton 1-3. N.Y. Jets, Keller 4-53, Kerley 4-29, Burress 4-25, Tomlinson 3-37, Holmes 2-24, Greene 1-5.

Packers 33, Vikings 27

Aaron Rodgers kept Green Bay (7-0) unbeaten with three touchdowns and 335 yards passing, holding off rookie Christian Ponder and Minnesota (1-6) in Minneapolis. Mason Crosby had four field goals for the Packers , including a franchise record 58-yarder.

Green Bay7620033
Minnesota71001027

Min—Shiancoe 2 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick)

GB—Kuhn 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick)

Min—Peterson 1 run (Longwell kick)

GB—FG Crosby 39

Min—FG Longwell 52

GB—FG Crosby 45

GB—G.Jennings 79 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick)

GB—Finley 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick)

GB—FG Crosby 24

GB—FG Crosby 58

Min—FG Longwell 46

Min—Jenkins 24 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick)

A—63,946.

GBMin
First downs2522
Total Net Yards421435
Rushes-yards26-11431-218
Passing307217
Punt Returns2-422-12
Kickoff Returns3-713-76
Interceptions Ret.2-260-0
Comp-Att-Int24-30-013-32-2
Sacked-Yards Lost4-282-2
Punts3-59.34-40.3
Fumbles-Lost1-10-0
Penalties-Yards6-449-91
Time of Possession32:0627:54

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Green Bay, Starks 13-75, Grant 9-29, Rodgers 2-8, Cobb 1-1, Kuhn 1-1. Minnesota, Peterson 24-175, Ponder 4-31, Harvin 2-8, Gerhart 1-4.

PASSING—Green Bay, Rodgers 24-30-0-335. Minnesota, Ponder 13-32-2-219.

RECEIVING—Green Bay, G.Jennings 7-147, J.Jones 4-63, Nelson 4-52, Starks 3-24, Finley 2-13, Quarless 1-21, Cobb 1-7, Driver 1-6, Kuhn 1-2. Minnesota, Shiancoe 4-45, Jenkins 3-111, Camarillo 2-35, Harvin 2-15, Aromashodu 1-13, Peterson 1-0.

Panthers 33, Redskins 20

Cam Newton ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the second half to help Carolina (2-5) beat Washington (3-3) in Charlotte, N.C. Newton threw for 256 yards and ran for 59 more. He ran for his seventh touchdown tying a record for most TDs rushing by a rookie quarterback since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. The Redskins’ John Beck threw for 279 yards and scored on a short keeper in his first start in four years.

Washington067720
Carolina36141033

Car—FG Mare 20

Was—FG Gano 31

Car—FG Mare 45

Was—FG Gano 49

Car—FG Mare 45

Car—Newton 16 run (Mare kick)

Was—Beck 4 run (Gano kick)

Car—Stewart 2 run (Mare kick)

Car—LaFell 2 pass from Newton (Mare kick)

Was—Davis 7 pass from Beck (Gano kick)

Car—FG Mare 40

A—73,245.

WasCar
First downs2220
Total Net Yards353407
Rushes-yards23-9237-175
Passing261232
Punt Returns1-(-4)0-0
Kickoff Returns2-251-15
Interceptions Ret.0-01-19
Comp-Att-Int22-37-118-23-0
Sacked-Yards Lost3-184-24
Punts1-37.03-38.7
Fumbles-Lost2-21-0
Penalties-Yards3-2613-105
Time of Possession24:3035:30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Washington, Hightower 17-88, Beck 3-10, Helu 1-(minus 1), Torain 2-(minus 5). Carolina, Stewart 14-68, Newton 10-59, D.Williams 10-35, Felton 2-7, Smith 1-6.

PASSING—Washington, Beck 22-37-1-279. Carolina, Newton 18-23-0-256.

RECEIVING—Washington, Davis 6-80, Gaffney 4-68, Austin 3-26, Paulsen 2-48, Paul 2-25, Moss 2-17, Helu 2-6, Armstrong 1-9. Carolina, Smith 7-143, Shockey 4-32, Naanee 3-21, LaFell 2-39, Felton 1-17, Olsen 1-4.

Falcons 23, Lions 16

Matt Ryan ran and threw for touchdowns to give Atlanta a double-digit lead in the first half, and the Falcons held on to win at Detroit. Ryan was 20 of 34 for 218 yards with a TD and two interceptions and scored on a 1-yard plunge to break a 3-all tie late in the first quarter. He left the game briefly when teammate Will Svitek stepped on his left ankle.

Atlanta1073323
Detroit3310016

Det—FG Hanson 43

Atl—FG Bryant 23

Atl—Ryan 1 run (Bryant kick)

Det—FG Hanson 38

Atl—White 18 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick)

Det—FG Hanson 29

Atl—FG Bryant 47

Det—Johnson 57 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick)

Atl—FG Bryant 40

A—63,625.

AtlDet
First downs2213
Total Net Yards328263
Rushes-yards31-12920-104
Passing199159
Punt Returns4-621-0
Kickoff Returns3-825-141
Interceptions Ret.0-02-24
Comp-Att-Int20-35-215-32-0
Sacked-Yards Lost3-193-24
Punts5-35.46-43.8
Fumbles-Lost0-02-1
Penalties-Yards11-8010-84
Time of Possession34:5725:03

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Atlanta, Turner 27-122, Rodgers 1-5, Ryan 3-2. Detroit, Morris 9-50, K.Williams 9-44, Burleson 2-10.

PASSING—Atlanta, Ryan 20-34-2-218, Redman 0-1-0-0. Detroit, Stafford 15-32-0-183.

RECEIVING—Atlanta, Gonzalez 5-62, White 5-52, Douglas 4-62, Rodgers 3-12, Snelling 1-18, Palmer 1-8, Mughelli 1-4. Detroit, Johnson 5-115, Pettigrew 4-31, Scheffler 2-15, Morris 2-13, Heller 1-8, Burleson 1-1.

Chiefs 28, Raiders 0

Kendrick Lewis and Brandon Flowers returned interceptions for touchdowns and Kansas City (3-3) took advantage of rusty quarterback play from Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer to beat the Raiders (4-3) in Oakland, Calif. Javier Arenas and Le’Ron McClain each added touchdown runs for the Chiefs on a day the Kansas City offense didn’t have to do much at all.

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Oakland00000

KC—Lewis 59 interception return (Succop kick)

KC—McClain 1 run (Succop kick)

KC—Arenas 7 run (Succop kick)

KC—Flowers 58 interception return (Succop kick)

A—57,361.

KCOak
First downs2218
Total Net Yards300322
Rushes-yards39-13927-155
Passing161167
Punt Returns2-234-39
Kickoff Returns1-281-6
Interceptions Ret.6-1132-2
Comp-Att-Int15-30-215-35-6
Sacked-Yards Lost0-01-10
Punts7-52.66-48.2
Fumbles-Lost0-02-0
Penalties-Yards10-9814-120
Time of Possession33:3726:23

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Kansas City, Battle 16-76, McCluster 10-38, Jones 9-19, Arenas 1-7, McClain 1-1, Cassel 2-(minus 2). Oakland, Bush 17-99, Boller 4-29, T.Jones 3-18, Ford 1-5, McFadden 2-4.

PASSING—Kansas City, Cassel 15-30-2-161. Oakland, Palmer 8-21-3-116, Boller 7-14-3-61.

RECEIVING—Kansas City, Bowe 6-76, Breaston 5-64, Baldwin 1-14, O’Connell 1-6, McClain 1-4, McCluster 1-(minus 3). Oakland, Heyward-Bey 5-89, Ford 2-13, Bush 2-12, T.Jones 1-30, Boss 1-11, Myers 1-9, Tonga 1-6, Moore 1-4, McFadden 1-3.

Steelers 32, Cardinals 20

Ben Roethlisberger threw 95 yards to Mike Wallace for the longest pass play in Steelers’ history and Pittsburgh (5-2) went on to hand Arizona (1-5) a loss in Glendale, Ariz. Roethlisberger, 25 of 38 for 340 yards, also had TD passes of 12 yards to Heath Miller and 4 yards to Emmanuel Sanders.

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Arizona077620

Pit—Miller 12 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)

Pit—Wallace 95 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)

Ari—Smith 1 run (Feely kick)

Pit—FG Suisham 41

Ari—Stephens-Howling 73 pass from Kolb (Feely kick)

Pit—Sanders 4 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)

Pit—Team safety

Pit—FG Suisham 42

Pit—FG Suisham 39

Ari—Doucet 2 pass from Kolb (pass failed)

A—62,475.

PitAri
First downs2623
Total Net Yards445330
Rushes-yards28-9119-73
Passing354257
Punt Returns2-470-0
Kickoff Returns3-665-107
Interceptions Ret.1-100-0
Comp-Att-Int26-39-018-34-1
Sacked-Yards Lost2-72-15
Punts3-39.34-47.8
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Penalties-Yards9-699-67
Time of Possession35:4724:13

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 13-32, Redman 6-29, Moore 6-26, Miller 1-6, Roethlisberger 2-(minus 2). Arizona, Wells 12-42, Smith 5-17, Kolb 2-14.

PASSING—Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 26-39-0-361. Arizona, Kolb 18-34-1-272.

RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, A.Brown 7-102, Sanders 5-46, Miller 4-59, Wallace 3-118, Ward 3-21, Redman 2-1, C.Brown 1-9, Mendenhall 1-5. Arizona, Doucet 5-30, Fitzgerald 4-78, Stephens-Howling 2-76, Housler 2-28, Sampson 2-27, Sherman 1-15, King 1-10, Roberts 1-8.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Cowboys 34, Rams 7

In his first extended playing time, rookie DeMarco Murray ran for a franchise-record 253 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown that’s the second-longest in club history, to lead Dallas (3-3) past St. Louis (0-6) in Arlington, Texas. Rams’ quarterback A.J. Feeley – starting in place of the injured Sam Bradford – made his first start since 2007 and was 20 of 33 for 196 yards with one interception and one sack.

St. Louis07007
Dallas71031434

Dal—Murray 91 run (Bailey kick)

Dal—Witten 1 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)

StL—S.Jackson 6 run (Jo.Brown kick)

Dal—FG Bailey 30

Dal—FG Bailey 51

Dal—Tanner 6 run (Bailey kick)

Dal—Bryant 20 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)

A—80,086.

StLDal
First downs1324
Total Net Yards265445
Rushes-yards21-7034-294
Passing195151
Punt Returns1-91-7
Kickoff Returns5-1140-0
Interceptions Ret.0-01-3
Comp-Att-Int20-33-114-24-0
Sacked-Yards Lost1-12-15
Punts5-47.43-48.3
Fumbles-Lost2-11-1
Penalties-Yards4-166-30
Time of Possession26:0433:56

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—St. Louis, S.Jackson 18-70, C.Williams 2-1, Feeley 1-(minus 1). Dallas, Murray 25-253, Tanner 6-34, Choice 2-8, Kitna 1-(minus 1).

PASSING—St. Louis, Feeley 20-33-1-196. Dallas, Romo 14-24-0-166.

RECEIVING—St. Louis, Lloyd 6-74, S.Jackson 4-3, Hoomanawanui 3-44, Salas 2-33, Bajema 2-20, Alexander 2-9, C.Williams 1-13. Dallas, Bryant 5-90, Witten 5-35, Robinson 2-25, Austin 2-16.

Texans 41, Titans 7

Arian Foster ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and added 119 yards receiving with a 78-yard TD as Houston routed Tennessee in Nashville, Tenn. Fans booed Chris Johnson as he was stopped early and often, finishing with 18 yards on 10 carries.

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Tennessee00707

Hou—FG Rackers 32

Hou—Dreessen 10 pass from Schaub (Rackers kick)

Hou—Foster 78 pass from Schaub (Rackers kick)

Hou—FG Rackers 29

Hou—Foster 1 run (Rackers kick)

Ten—Cook 5 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick)

Hou—Foster 5 run (Rackers kick)

Hou—McCain 38 interception return (Rackers kick)

A—69,143.

HouTen
First downs2911
Total Net Yards518148
Rushes-yards47-22215-53
Passing29695
Punt Returns1-02-33
Kickoff Returns0-05-103
Interceptions Ret.2-380-0
Comp-Att-Int18-23-015-31-2
Sacked-Yards Lost0-02-21
Punts2-48.07-45.6
Fumbles-Lost0-02-0
Penalties-Yards6-688-76
Time of Possession37:5822:02

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Houston, Foster 25-115, Tate 15-104, Ward 5-7, Vickers 1-0, Jones 1-(minus 4). Tennessee, Ringer 3-31, Johnson 10-18, Harper 2-4.

PASSING—Houston, Schaub 18-23-0-296. Tennessee, Hasselbeck 14-30-2-104, Locker 1-1-0-12.

RECEIVING—Houston, Foster 5-119, Daniels 4-71, Walter 3-35, Dreessen 2-31, Jones 2-27, Mason 1-7, B.Johnson 1-6. Tennessee, Johnson 6-27, L.Hawkins 3-24, Cook 2-22, Ringer 1-17, Stevens 1-11, Washington 1-10, Williams 1-5.

Saints 62, Colts 7

Drew Brees completed 31 of 35 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns, and New Orleans set a franchise record for points and victory margin in a demolition of visiting Indianapolis. The Saints were also effective on the ground, rushing for 236 yards. The Saints had a team-record 36 first downs.

Indianapolis07007
New Orleans2113141462

NO—Colston 14 pass from Brees (Kasay kick)

NO—Colston 4 pass from Brees (Kasay kick)

NO—Sproles 6 pass from Brees (Kasay kick)

NO—Collins 1 run (Kasay kick)

NO—FG Kasay 23

Ind—Carter 2 run (Vinatieri kick)

NO—FG Kasay 47

NO—Graham 4 pass from Brees (Kasay kick)

NO—Graham 2 pass from Brees (Kasay kick)

NO—Sproles 16 run (Kasay kick)

NO—Torrence 42 interception return (Kasay kick)

A—73,012.

IndNO
First downs1136
Total Net Yards252557
Rushes-yards23-15538-236
Passing97321
Punt Returns1-134-27
Kickoff Returns1-182-56
Interceptions Ret.0-01-42
Comp-Att-Int12-22-131-35-0
Sacked-Yards Lost1-52-4
Punts6-46.51-53.0
Fumbles-Lost2-20-0
Penalties-Yards7-491-10
Time of Possession21:4138:19

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Indianapolis, Carter 10-89, D.Brown 9-47, Painter 2-11, Addai 2-8. New Orleans, Ingram 14-91, Sproles 12-88, P.Thomas 10-57, Collins 1-1, Meachem 1-(minus 1).

PASSING—Indianapolis, Painter 9-17-1-67, Orlovsky 3-5-0-35. New Orleans, Brees 31-35-0-325.

RECEIVING—Indianapolis, Wayne 3-36, Garcon 3-31, Collie 2-12, Eldridge 2-12, Addai 2-11. New Orleans, Colston 7-98, Graham 6-54, Sproles 6-19, P.Thomas 5-68, Moore 3-44, Meachem 2-27, Henderson 1-9, Ingram 1-6.


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