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Associated Press Modified: September 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm •  Published: September 16, 2012

The New York Giants gained 604 yards of offense in a 41-34 victory over Tampa Bay. The Giants are the second team in NFL history besides the 1951 Los Angeles Rams to have a 500-yard passer and two 150-yard receivers in the same game. Eli Manning passed for 510 yards — the second-most in team history — and wide receivers Hakeem Nicks (199 yards) and Victor Cruz (179) both went over the 150-yard mark. The Giants are the first team in NFL history with two receivers with at least 10 catches and 175 yards in the same game.


The Eagles are the first team in NFL history to win each of its first two games of the season by one point. They are 2-0 for the first time since Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens led them to the Super Bowl in 2004. Philly improved to 5-9 in home openers under Andy Reid and won one for first time since 2008. ... The Saints are 0-2 for the first time since 2007. The Saints' defense has allowed 922 yards and 75 points in two games. ... The Redskins' Robert Griffin III is the first rookie to throw a TD pass of 65 or more yards in each of his team's first two games of a season since Greg Cook of Cincinnati in 1969. ... Wes Welker became the Patriots' career leading receiver with 562 catches after making five against the Cards. He began the day tied with Troy Brown at 557. ... With 292 yards on 29 carries, the Bills' C.J. Spiller is averaging 10.1 yards per rush. That's the highest average by an NFL player with a minimum of 25 carries through the first two games of a season since 1963, when Jim Brown averaged 11.3 yards (34 carries for 394 yards). ... The Jaguars finished with a franchise-low 117 yards against the Texans. Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee set the franchise record for points (765), breaking the previous mark held by Mike Hollis.


The Steelers have won 10 straight home openers, the longest active streak in the league. ... The Dolphins beat Oakland to win a home opener for the first time since 2005. ... The Bengals have won 13 of the past 16 against the Browns. ... The Cardinals are the first team to beat the Patriots in a home opener at Gillette Stadium, which opened in 2002. Entering the game, New England had never lost a home opener at Gillette Stadium (10-0) and had the league's longest active such streak. The Cardinals ended a five-game losing streak against the Patriots, beating them for the first time since Sept. 29, 1991. ... San Diego's nine-game winning streak against the Titans dates to 1993, when the franchise was still the Houston Oilers. ... The Colts have won three straight home games dating to last season. ... The Chiefs opened a season 0-2 for the sixth time in seven years. ... Cleveland fell to 0-2 for the fifth time in the past seven seasons. ... The Texans improved to 2-0 for the third consecutive season. ... The Jaguars started 0-2 for the third time in the past five years, and have lost four straight in the series against Houston. ... The Raiders are 0-2 for the first time since 2007.


"I guess some people were under the impression that the clock was going to run, so I guess we looked a little foolish killing the clock when it was already stopped." — Colts quarterback Andrew Luck on spiking the ball when the clock was already stopped just before Adam Vinatieri came onto the field for his winning field goal in Indianapolis' 23-20 victory over Minnesota.