A Buffalo Bills fan had his popcorn ready. It was the only pass all day that stuck to Terrell Owens. T.O. failed to make a catch on Sunday even though five passes were thrown his way in Buffalo’s 27-7 loss to New Orleans. The shutout ended a 185-game streak that was the longest of any active player. It was also the third-longest streak in NFL history, behind Marvin Harrison (stuck at 190) and Jerry Rice (274). On his way up the tunnel, Owens was struck in the face and chest by a large bucket of popcorn thrown from the stands. "I’m good. Just got to get ready for next week,” Owens said. As for the offense, his role in it and whether he’s happy about the play-calling, Owens would only say: "I’m going with the plays that are called.”
Stars→Brett Favre, Vikings: Threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, including a 32-yarder to Greg Lewis with two seconds left, in a 27-24 win over San Francisco. →Joe Flacco, Ravens: Threw for a career-high 342 yards and a TD in a 34-3 win over Cleveland. →Kevin Kolb, Eagles: Finished with 327 yards and two TDs in a 34-14 win over Kansas City. →Randy Moss, Patriots: Had 10 catches for 116 yards in a 26-10 win over Atlanta. →Santana Moss, Redskins: Had 10 catches for 178 yards and a TD in a 19-14 loss to Detroit. →Pierre Thomas, Saints: Rushed for 126 yards and two TDs in a 27-7 win over Buffalo. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars: Ran for 119 yards and three TDs in a 31-24 win over Houston.
Vick’s backPlaying his first regular-season game since Dec. 31, 2006 — 1,001 days ago — Michael Vick ran once for 7 yards and threw two incomplete passes. "It’s a different role, but it is what it is,” Vick said. "It was a small look. We have so much in store for the future.”
Lions win; oh, my!With rookie Matthew Stafford leading the way, Detroit ended a 19-game losing streak with a 19-14 victory over Washington. The Lions (1-2) had not won since Dec. 23, 2007, and their skid matched the second- longest in NFL history.
Streaks→The Rams’ 36-17 loss to the Packers was their 13th straight, and they now own the longest streak in the NFL. The Rams have lost 30 of 35 since the start of the 2007 season. →The Jets earned their fourth 3-0 start in franchise history with a 24-17 win over the Titans. →The Browns have scored one offensive TD in their last nine games since last year, and that one came after their Week 1 game was already decided. →Baltimore is 3-0 for only the second time in franchise history, thanks heavily to an offense that is averaging 34.3 points. →Tampa Bay has lost seven straight since an 0-4 December that cost it a playoff berth last season.
The stat sheet→Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason made his 800th career catch in the 34-3 win over the Browns. Rex Ryan joined Al Groh (2000) as the only Jets coaches to win their first three games. Mark Sanchez’s 14-yard TD run was the longest by a Jets quarterback since Richard Todd ’s 16-yard scramble in 1980. →Jacksonville became the third straight team to run over Houston’s NFL-worst run defense. The Texans allowed 190 yards to the Jets, 240 to the Titans and 184 on Sunday. →Randy Moss caught 10 passes for 116 yards. His 61 games with at least 100 yards receiving are second in NFL history to Jerry Rice’s 76. →Tampa Bay had five first downs, matching the fewest in franchise history.
Injury report→Dolphins QB Chad Pennington was knocked out against the Chargers with an injury to his right shoulder. →Rams quarterback Marc Bulger, wide receiver Laurent Robinson and safety James Butler left the game against Green Bay with injuries. Bulger left late in the first quarter with a bruised right shoulder after a sack by Aaron Kampman. →Frank Gore lasted only one carry in San Francisco’s 27-24 loss at Minnesota before leaving with a right ankle injury. Hurt last week against Seattle, he left the game after rushing for 4 yards on one carry on the 49ers’ second possession. He limped to the sideline and tried to walk it off for several minutes before taking a cart to the locker room. →Kevin Smith couldn’t make it through Detroit’s first win since 2007. He rushed for 101 yards before leaving with an injured right shoulder.