NFL Today, Week 4


Monday, Oct. 5

Detroit (0-3) at Seattle (1-2), 8:30 p.m. The Lions rank last in rushing at just 45 yards per game, and try to avoid their first 0-4 start since 2010. Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch is plagued by a hamstring injury, but rookie Thomas Rawls rushed for 104 yards last week.

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- Philip Rivers, Chargers, threw three TD passes and finished 23 of 38 for 358 yards to lead San Diego to a 30-27 win over Cleveland.

- Andy Dalton, Bengals, had 321 yards passing and a TD in Cincinnati's 36-31 victory over Kansas City.

- Sam Bradford, Eagles, had three touchdown tosses and was 15 of 28 for 270 yards in Philadelphia's 23-20 loss at Washington.

- Alex Smith, Chiefs, threw for 386 yards on 31-of-45 passing in Kansas City's 36-21 loss at Cincinnati.

- Kirk Cousins, Redskins, had 290 yards and a TD on 31-of-46 passing in Washington's 23-20 win over Philadelphia.

- Josh McCown, Browns, threw for 356 yards and two scores in Cleveland's 30-27 loss at San Diego.



- Chris Ivory, Jets, ran for a career-high 166 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries in New York's 27-14 over Miami in London.

- Rookie Todd Gurley, Rams, had 146 yards rushing on 19 carries in his first extensive action as a pro while helping St. Louis top Arizona 24-22.

- Doug Martin, Buccaneers, rushed for 106 yards and a TD on 20 carries in Tampa Bay's 37-23 loss to Carolina.

- Devonta Freeman, Falcons, ran for three scores in Atlanta's 48-21 win over Houston.

- Ronnie Hillman, Broncos, had 103 yards and a TD on just 11 carries in Denver's 23-20 victory over Minnesota.

- Jeremy Hill, Bengals, ran for three touchdowns to help Cincinnati top Kansas City 36-21.



- DeAndre Hopkins, Texans, caught nine passes for 157 yards in Houston's 48-21 loss at Atlanta.

- Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs, had 11 receptions for 148 yards in a losing cause as Kansas City fell 36-21 at Cincinnati.

- Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers, made 10 catches for 147 yards and a TD in Tampa Bay's 37-23 loss to Carolina.

- Brandon Marshall, Jets, helped lead New York over Miami 27-14 in London with seven catches for 128 yards.

- Allen Hurns, Jaguars, caught 11 passes for 116 yards and a TD in Jacksonville's 16-13 loss at Indianapolis.


Special Teams

- Cairo Santos, Chiefs, kicked a club-record seven field goals - from 22, 40, 51, 34, 40, 29 and 51 yards - in Kansas City's 36-21 loss at Cincinnati.

- Robbie Gould, Bears, booted a 49-yard field goal in the closing seconds of Chicago's 22-20 win over Oakland.

- Adam Vinatieri, Colts, made a 27-yard field goal in overtime to lift Indianapolis to a 16-13 victory over Jacksonville.

- Josh Lambo, Chargers, kicked a 34-yard field goal to win it, moments after getting another chance when Cleveland was offside on his missed 39-yard attempt in a 30-27 victory.

- Chandler Catanzaro, Cardinals, kicked five field goals - from 21, 27, 42, 38 and 29 yards - in Arizona's 24-22 loss to St. Louis.



- Josh Norman, Panthers, returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown and another 34 yards to set up another TD in Carolina's 37-23 win at Tampa Bay.

- Nate Stupar, Falcons, had an 84-yard fumble return for a score in Atlanta's 48-21 win over Houston.

- Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets, had two sacks and forced a fumble in New York's 27-14 win over Miami in London.

- Desmond Trufant, Falcons, returned a fumble 24 yards for a touchdown to help Atlanta top Houston 48-21.

- Safety T.J. Ward, Broncos, had two of his team's seven sacks in a 23-20 victory over Minnesota.



Cincinnati improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2005 with a 36-21 win against Kansas City. The game marked the first time in franchise history in which the Bengals amassed at least 300 net yards passing (321) and four rushing touchdowns. ... Denver's 23-20 win over Minnesota marked the seventh 4-0 start Peyton Manning has had, the most of any starting quarterback in NFL history. ... Atlanta is 4-0 for only the fourth time in franchise history. The Falcons reached the NFC championship game the past two times they started 4-0, in 2004 and 2012. ... Cincinnati (4-0) matched the third-best start in franchise history, two wins shy of the club record. ... Green Bay has its first 4-0 start since winning the initial 13 games in 2011.



The New York Jets had 207 yards rushing in their 27-14 win over the Miami Dolphins in London. Chris Ivory's 166 yards were the most by a Jet since Thomas Jones ran for 210 in 2009. ... Buffalo was flagged 17 times for 135 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Giants, two weeks after the Bills were penalized 14 times for 140 yards in a 40-32 loss to New England. ... Green Bay went on the road after a Monday night game for just the fifth time since 2006, improving to 4-1 in those games with a 17-3 win at San Francisco. The Packers also improved to 10-2 during the regular season in California since 1990.



Chicago's Matt Forte had 91 yards rushing and 64 receiving in the Bears' 22-20 win over Oakland, becoming the second-fastest player (111 games) in NFL history to reach 8,000 yards rushing (8,071) and 3,500 receiving (3,860). Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk is the only player to reach the milestone in fewer games (107). ... Denver's Peyton Manning earned his 100th win at home as a starter, joining Brett Favre (113) as the only QBs to reach that mark. ... Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski matched Hall of Famer Tim Brown's club record by playing in his 240th game. ... The Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. finished with five catches for 38 yards in New York's 24-10 win at Buffalo, and upped his total to 1,612 yards, the most by an NFL player through his first 16 games. ... Indianapolis' Adam Vinatieri broke Mike Vanderjagt's franchise scoring record with his first field goal, a 54-yarder, then became the first player in NFL history to top 1,000 points with two teams on his second field goal, a 32-yarder. He won it with this third kick.



Atlanta's Devonta Freeman became the first player in franchise history to have seven rushing touchdowns in the team's first four games to begin a season. He's also the only player since at least the 1970 NFL-AFL merger to rush for at least three touchdowns in each of his first two starts. He is also the first player to rush for at least seven TDs in his team's first four games to start a season since LaDainian Tomlinson had eight in 2005.



With a right shoulder injury keeping Andrew Luck out of an NFL game for the first time, 40-year-old quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and 42-year-old kicker Adam Vinatieri celebrated their personal throwback day. Hasselbeck led the Colts on a 53-yard drive in overtime Sunday and Vinatieri finished it with a 27-yard field goal for a 16-13 victory over Jacksonville.



Cornerback Josh Norman became the first Carolina player to return a pair of interception for TDs in the first four weeks of a season. He's also the first in the league to do it in the past five years. Norman returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown and another 34 yards to set up another TD in Carolina's 37-23 win at Tampa Bay.



The New York Jets' 27-14 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday was the 12th regular-season NFL game at Wembley Stadium, the home of England's national soccer team. Later this season, Buffalo will take on Jacksonville on Oct. 25, and Detroit will face Kansas City on Nov. 1. It was the first time the Jets played in the NFL's International Series, the third time for the Dolphins. Miami lost the first game in 2007, 13-10 to the New York Giants. Last year, the Dolphins beat the Oakland Raiders 38-14.



Indianapolis defeated Jacksonville 16-13 in overtime, giving the Colts their 15th consecutive division victory - which ties the 1972-73 Miami Dolphins for the longest streak since 1970. Indianapolis' active win streak against AFC South opponents began on December 30, 2012, when the Colts earned a 28-16 win against Houston. The Colts can break the record Thursday night at Houston.



Kirk Cousins capped a 90-yard drive with a go-ahead, 4-yard TD toss to Pierre Garcon with 26 seconds left Sunday, lifting the Redskins past the Philadelphia Eagles 23-20.

Cousins finished 31 for 46 for 290 yards, the one TD - and, most importantly for a guy with a pair of two-interception games already this season, no turnovers. He did fumble a snap in the first half at Philadelphia's 1, but recovered it and plunged forward for a touchdown, with the help of a push from running back Matt Jones.



Philadelphia's DeMarco Murray, who missed last week's victory over the Jets with a leg injury, gained just 36 yards on eight carries in the Eagles' 23-20 loss at Washington and voiced disappointment with the way he's being used by coach Chip Kelly. After leading the NFL in rushing last season for Dallas, Murray joined Philadelphia as a free agent, and has 47 yards on 29 carries so far.



San Diego's Josh Lambo kicked a 34-yard field goal to win it with 2 seconds left, moments after getting another chance when Cleveland was offside on his 39-yard attempt in a 30-27 victory. Lambo was wide right as the Browns jumped up and down, thinking they'd forced overtime. But Cleveland's Tramon Williams was whistled for offside, giving Lambo another chance.



Playing at Wembley Stadium, Miami lost top cornerback Brent Grimes to a knee injury in the first quarter of the Dolphins' 27-14 loss to the Jets. ... New York lost strong safety Calvin Pryor in the fourth quarter, also to a knee injury. Linebacker David Harris hurt a quadriceps muscle in the fourth quarter, and running back Bilal Powell hurt a groin muscle in the second quarter and didn't return. Jets rookie defensive lineman Leonard Williams also sprained an ankle late in the game. ... St. Louis inside linebacker Alec Ogletree, who was carted off the field with just over five minutes left in the third quarter in Arizona, will need surgery on his injured ankle. ... The Chicago Bears got Jay Cutler back from an injured hamstring Sunday, but they lost center Will Montgomery on the opening possession with a broken leg. ... Dallas LB Sean Lee sustained a concussion at New Orleans.



''Just seeing the ball pop up like a greased pig, nobody really panicked because Ed picked it up mid-stride. We've just got to work on him taking that car out of neutral when he's running.'' - Carolina's Cam Newton on 255-pound tight end Ed Dickson, who recovered a fumble and rumbled 57 yards for a TD in the Panthers' 37-23 victory over Tampa Bay.


''Thankfully I got a second chance. I missed the first one and I just started laughing. Then I saw a flag on the field and said, `Oh, OK, let's try again.' Fortunately I had a second chance.'' - San Diego's Josh Lambo, who kicked a 34-yard field goal to win it 30-27, moments after getting another chance when Cleveland was offside on his missed 39-yard attempt with 2 seconds left.


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