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NFL Today, Week 5

Minnesota at New York, 8:30 p.m. EDT. Mark Sanchez leads the Jets (3-1), who are tied for first place in the AFC East, against former Jets QB Brett Favre and the third-place in the NFC North Vikings (1-2).

STARS
Passing

— Shaun Hill, Lions, was 21 of 32 for 227 yards and three touchdowns in Detroit's 44-6 win over St. Louis.

— Philip Rivers, Chargers, was 27 for 42 for 431 and two touchdowns in San Diego's 35-27 loss to Oakland.

— Donovan McNabb, Redskins, was 26 for 49 for 357 yards with a touchdown in Washington's 16-13 overtime win over Green Bay.

— Kyle Orton, Broncos, was 23 for 38 for 314 yards and two touchdowns in Denver's 31-17 loss to Baltimore.

— Eli Manning, Giants, was 27 for 42 for 297 yards and three TDs in New York's 34-10 win over Houston.

— Alex Smith, 49ers, was 25 for 39 for 309 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in San Francisco's 27-24 loss to Philadelphia.

Rushing

— Matt Forte, Bears, had 22 carries for 166 yards and two TDs in Chicago's 23-6 win over Carolina.

— Cedric Benson, Bengals, had 23 carries for 144 yards in Cincinnati's 24-21 loss to Tampa Bay.

— Michael Turner, Falcons, had 19 carries for 140 yards in Atlanta's 20-10 win over Cleveland.

— Ray Rice, Ravens, had 27 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns in Baltimore's 31-17 win over Denver.

— Chris Johnson, Titans, had 19 carries for 131 yards and two touchdowns in Tennessee's 34-27 win over Dallas.

Receiving

— Hakeem Nicks, Giants, had a career-high 12 catches for 130 yards and two TDs in New York's 34-10 win over Houston.

— Santana Moss, Redskins, had seven catches for 118 yards in Washington's 16-13 overtime win over Green Bay.

— Malcom Floyd, Chargers, had eight catches for 213 yards and a TD in San Diego's 35-27 loss to Oakland.

— Miles Austin, Cowboys, had nine for 166 yards and a TD in Dallas's 34-27 loss to Tennessee.

— Brandon Lloyd, Broncos, had five catches for 135 yards and two TDs in Denver's 31-17 loss to Baltimore.

Defense

— Israel Idonije, Bears, had three sacks of Chicago's five sacks in a 23-6 win over Carolina.

— Osi Umenyiora, Giants, had two sacks and also forced a fumble in New York's 34-10 win over Houston.

— Kroy Biermann, Falcons, leaped to tip a pass, caught the deflection with a headfirst dive, rolled on the ground, alertly jumped to his feet and outran a few Cleveland players for a spectacular 41-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter in a 20-10 win.

— Kerry Rhodes and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Cardinals. Rhodes returned Ladell Betts' fumble 27 yards for a score and Rodgers-Cromartie returned an interception 28 yards for the clinching TD in Arizona's 30-20 win over New Orleans.

— Quintin Mikell, Eagles, returned a fumble 52 yards for a TD in Philadelphia's 27-24 win over San Francisco.

— Tyvon Branch, Raiders, returned a fumble 64 yards for a TD in Oakland's 35-27 win over San Diego.

— Alphonso Smith, Lions, returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown in Detroit's 44-6 win over St. Louis.

— Jason Babin, Titans, had two of Tennessee's six sacks in a 34-27 win against Dallas.

Special Teams

— Josh Scobee, Jaguars, was 5 for 5 on field goals and added two PATs in Jacksonville's 36-26 win over Buffalo.

— Stefan Logan, Lions, returned a kickoff 105 yards to score in Detroit's 44-6 win over St. Louis.

— Hiram Eugene, Raiders, returned a blocked punt 5 yards for a touchdown in Oakland's 35-27 win over San Diego.

— Adam Vinatieri, was 4 for 4 on field goals and added an extra point in Indianapolis' 19-9 win over Kansas City.

MILESTONES

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez had five catches, giving him 1,023 for his career, one behind Isaac Bruce for sixth place in league history. ... The Titans won their 11th straight against an NFC team, the NFL's longest active non-conference win streak. ... The Raiders snapped their 13-game losing streak to San Diego with a 35-27 over their AFC West rivals. ... Stefan Logan's 105-yard kickoff return broke a tie and sent the Lions to a 44-6 rout of the Rams for their first win of the season and ended their 10-game losing streak. The Lions won by more than a touchdown for the first time since Nov. 4, 2007, when they beat Denver 44-7. The win was also the Lions' most lopsided since beating the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars 44-0 in 1995. ... The Buccaneers have won their past six games against Cincinnati. ... CB Ronde Barber started his 172nd straight game, tying Dick LeBeau for the longest streak by a cornerback in league history. ... The Packers' Aaron Rodgers completed 27 of 46 passes for 293 yards, surpassing 10,000 yards for his career. ... Teammate Brandon Jackson ran for a career-high 115 yards on 10 carries, including a 71-yard first-quarter run that set up a touchdown. ... Washington hadn't beaten Green Bay at home since a 38-21 victory at RFK Stadium in 1979.

SKIDS

The Bills enter their bye week with an 0-5 record for the fifth time in franchise history, and first since 1985. Buffalo allowed 30 points in four straight games for the first time in team history. It's a stretch in which they've been outscored 146-77. ... The winless Niners lost 27-24 to the Philadelphia Eagles to drop to 0-5, their first such start since losing seven in a row to begin a 2-14 season in 1979 under first-year coach Bill Walsh. ... The Chargers' Philip Rivers threw for 431 yards and two touchdowns and Malcom Floyd had a career-high 213 yards receiving but the Chargers have only themselves to blame for their third straight road loss of the season, losing three fumbles deep in Raiders territory. The Chargers have allowed four special teams touchdowns in those three losses, including a touchdown and a safety following the two blocked punts after their first two drives of the game. ... New Orleans has just seven touchdowns in 19 red zone appearances. ... The Cowboys (1-3) are off to their worst start since being 0-4 in 2001.

STARTS

Both the Rams and Chiefs began games with onside kicks that failed. ... The Rams' Sam Bradford, who was coming off his best game, had one of his worst. He was 23 of 45 for 215 yards with two interceptions, one that was batted into the air and caught by Ndamukong Suh, and one to Alphonso Smith, who returned it for the final score. Bradford was drafted No. 1 overall this year and Suh was selected second. Steven Jackson did his part for the Rams, running for 114 yards on 25 carries.

BLOCK PARTY

The Oakland Raiders took less than 5 minutes to become the 10th team since the merger to block two punts in the same game. Rock Cartwright got the first against San Diego's Mike Scifres on the opening drive and the ball rolled out of the end zone for a safety. On the Chargers' next possession, Brandon Myers laid out to block another punt. Hiram Eugene picked it up for a touchdown just 4:27 into the game. The last team with two blocked punts in the same game was Chicago on Dec. 23, 2007, against Green Bay's Jon Ryan. The record for most blocked punts in a game since the 1970 merger is three by Detroit against Green Bay's Steve Broussard on Sept. 21, 1975.

EXTRA POINTS

Linebacker Andra Davis' interception was the first by the Bills this season, a year after they had an AFC-leading 28. ... Terrell Owens violated the NFL's restrictions on tweeting less than 90 minutes before a game. He grew perturbed when asked about it afterward. ... The Bengals' Cedric Benson carried 23 times for 144 yards, his first 100-yard game of the season. He set a club record with six last season.

SIDELINED

It was a rough Sunday for quarterbacks and wide receivers, with Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers sustaining a concussion and Rams wideout Mark Clayton damaging his right knee. ... Also hurt were Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski and Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, both with shoulder injuries. Browns quarterback Seneca Wallace injured his right leg. ... Other Packers hurt: linebacker Clay Matthews strained his left hamstring; tight end Donald Lee hurt his shoulder; tight end Jermichael Finley was carted off the field with a bad knee after Green Bay's second offensive play and will have medical tests Monday; defensive lineman Ryan Pickett left two plays later with a sprained ankle; and safety Derrick Martin sprained a knee. ... Redskins starting left tackle Trent Williams hurt his left knee on the final play of the fourth quarter, when his knee buckled under him during a runback of an interception. ... Clayton left the Rams' 44-6 loss at Detroit in the first quarter. Clayton fell to the ground while running a deep pass pattern along the left sideline and stayed down until he was carted off the field. ... Detroit's Johnson sat out the final few minutes after hurting his right shoulder making a diving catch near the sideline.. ... Colts running back Joseph Addai left with a shoulder injury. ... Tampa Bay lost center Jeff Faine, who was helped off the field at Cincinnati and was unable to put much weight on his right leg. His hurt his thigh. ... Broncos first-round draft pick Demaryius Thomas fumbled a kickoff when hit by Jason Phillips, a collision that forced Thomas from the game with head and neck injuries.

SPEAKING

"They're just so good. It's tough to play them anywhere. Just be honest, they beat us up today." — Denver QB Kyle Orton after a 31-17 loss to Baltimore. The Broncos fell to 0-5 against the Ravens in Baltimore. In those games, Denver has been outscored 142-56, including 60-24 over the past two years.

___

"It's as bad as you could possibly get. We're at the back end of everything. It's bad. Really bad." — Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams. The Bills enter their bye week with an 0-5 record for the fifth time in franchise history, and first since 1985.

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