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NFL Notebook: Terrell Owens shut out in Buffalo's loss

By The Associated Press Published: September 28, 2009
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.”

→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 back
Playing 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.

The Rams’ 36-17 loss to the Packers was their 13th straight, and they now own the longest streak in the NFL.


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