Published on NewsOK Modified: October 7, 2013 at 12:27 pm •  Published: October 7, 2013
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STREAKS & STATS

Cincinnati ended Tom Brady's streak of 52 consecutive games with a touchdown pass, beating previously undefeated New England 13-6. Brady had thrown a touchdown pass in 52 straight games, the second-longest streak in NFL history behind Drew Brees' 54-game streak. The Patriots were held out of the end zone for the first time since a 16-9 loss to the New York Jets on Sept. 20, 2009. ... Denver edged Dallas 51-48 to tie for the fourth-most points in a game in NFL history — and tied for second-most since the 1970 merger — as the teams combined for 1,039 yards of total offense in the second-highest scoring game in regulation since the merger, according to STATS. The Broncos have scored 230 points, the most through the first five games of a season in NFL history. They have won 16 consecutive regular-season games overall. ... The New Orleans Saints' 26-18 win over the Bears was their first win in Chicago since a 31-10 victory on Oct. 8, 2000. ... Indianapolis' Andrew Luck finished 16 of 29 for 229 yards with two touchdowns and picked up his ninth fourth-quarter comeback win in 21 career games, beating Seattle 34-28. Luck is 15-6 as a starter, the fastest quarterback drafted No. 1 overall since the 1970 merger to reach 15 wins.

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THREE'S COMPANY

Denver, Kansas City and New Orleans all improved to 5-0, the only remaining undefeated teams in the NFL. New England and Seattle fell from the ranks of the unbeaten with losses. Since 1990, when the league's 12-team playoff format was adopted, 36 of the 40 previous teams to start 5-0 made the playoffs.

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MANNING MILESTONES

Peyton Manning broke the record for TD passes through five games with his 19th on a 9-yard toss to Julius Thomas in the second quarter of Denver's 51-48 win at Dallas. Daunte Culpepper of Minnesota held the previous mark with 18 in 2004. He has 20 touchdown passes this season, and was finally intercepted for the first time — the longest such streak to start a season in league history. With 414 yards, Manning has 61,371 career yards passing, and moved into second place on the NFL list ahead of Hall of Famer Dan Marino (61,361).

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STEPPING IN

Replacing an injured Michael Vick late in the second quarter, Nick Foles led four scoring drives and threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes as Philadelphia defeated the New York Giants 36-12 and the Eagles ended a three-game skid. Vick, who ran for a team-high 79 yards and threw for another 105, left the game with a hamstring injury late in the second quarter after a 13-yard scramble. Coach Chip Kelly said after the game that Vick would have returned had Foles been hurt.

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MILESTONES

New Orleans' Jimmy Graham notched his fourth consecutive 100-yard game — matching an NFL record for a tight end — in the Saints' 26-18 victory at Chicago. Tony Gonzalez was the first to accomplish the streak in 2000, and Graham matched the surge in 2011. ... The Bears' Alshon Jeffrey had 10 receptions for a franchise-record 218 yards, breaking Harlon Hill's mark of 214 at San Francisco on Oct. 31, 1954. ... Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew had 70 yards on 17 carries in the Jaguars' 34-20 loss at St. Louis, becoming the third player in franchise history to top 10,000 yards.

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MR. VERSATILITY

Green Bay's Randall Cobb had a career-best 67-yard run in the Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit, joining Hall of Famer Gale Sayers as the only players in NFL history with runs and receptions of 60-plus yards, a 100-yard kickoff return and an 80-yard punt return in his first three seasons.

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SIDELINED

Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews left the Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit after the third quarter with a thumb injury. Matthews sacked Matthew Stafford on the last play of the quarter on a third-and-9 at the 34 to push the Lions out of field-goal range. He jogged to the locker room with a trainer and did not return. The Packers also lost starting linebacker Brad Jones to a hamstring injury. His replacement, Robert Francois, later left the game with a torn Achilles. ... Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson didn't play against the Packers after he had been sidelined two days last week with a knee injury before participating in practice on a limited basis Friday. He had been listed as questionable. ... Jacksonville rookie offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, the No. 2 pick in the draft, will miss the rest of the season because of a broken right ankle. He was injured in the first quarter of a 34-20 loss to the Rams, and was taken off the field on a cart. ... San Diego lost running back Ryan Mathews to a concussion in the first half against Oakland.

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SPEAKING

"It just takes a snowflake to start an avalanche." — St. Louis safety Matt Giordano, who had an 82-yard interception return for a TD that helped the Rams stop a three-game skid with a 34-20 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

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"My wife told me, 'Bring Mama home three sacks.' It came down the stretch and it was time to get going." — Baltimore's Terrell Suggs, who had three fourth-quarter sacks in the Ravens' 26-23 win at Miami.

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