NFL Today, Week 5
Monday, Oct. 8
Houston at New York, 8:30 p.m. Matt Schaub and the unbeaten Texans (4-0) face the struggling Jets (2-2).
—Drew Brees, Saints, finished 29 for 45 for 370 yards with four TD passes and an interception in New Orleans' 31-24 win over San Diego. Brees broke a half-century-old NFL record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game. His 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson eclipsed the mark of 47 consecutive games set by Johnny Unitas from 1956-60.
—Andrew Luck, Colts, finished 31 for 55 for 362 yards with two TD passes and an interception in Indianapolis' 30-27 win over Green Bay. Luck is the first rookie in NFL history to pass for at least 1,200 yards (1,208) and get at least two wins in his team's first four games. Luck and Cam Newton are the only players in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yards in three of their first four career games.
—Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 31 for 44 for 345 yards with three TDs in Denver's 31-21 loss to New England.
—Philip Rivers, Chargers, was 27 of 42 for 354 yards with 2 TDs passes and an interception in San Diego's 31-24 loss to New Orleans.
—Matt Ryan, Falcons, was 34 for 52 for 345 yards with two touchdown passes and an interception in Atlanta's 24-17 win over Washington. Ryan led the Falcons to 17 fourth-quarter points for his 18th career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime. That is the most by a quarterback in his first five seasons in the Super Bowl era.
—Alex Smith, 49ers, was 18 for 24 for 303 yards with three TDs in San Francisco's 45-3 win over Buffalo.
—Eli Manning, Giants, finished 25 of 37 for 259 yards with three TDs and an interception in New York's 41-27 win over Cleveland.
—Jay Cutler, Bears, was 23 for 39 for 292 yards with 2 TDs and an interception in Chicago's 41-3 win over Jacksonville.
—Brandon Weeden, Browns, was 22 for 35 for 291 yards with two TDs and two interceptions in Cleveland's 41-27 loss to the New York Giants.
—Aaron Rodgers, Packers was 21 for 33 for 243 yards with three TDs and an interception in Green Bay's 30-27 loss to Indianapolis.
—Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants, finished with 30 carries for 200 yards and a TD in New York's 41-27 win over Cleveland.
—Stevan Ridley, Patriots, had 28 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown in New England's 31-21 win over Denver.
—Jamaal Charles, Chiefs, had 30 carries for 140 yards in Kansas City's 9-6 loss to Baltimore.
—Alfred Morris, Redskins, had 18 carries for 115 yards in Washington's 24-17 loss to Atlanta.
—Matt Forte, Bears, had 22 carries for 107 yards in Chicago's 41-3 win over Jacksonville.
—Frank Gore, 49ers, had 14 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's 45-3 win over Buffalo.
—Ray Rice, Ravens, finished with 17 carries for 102 yards in Baltimore's 9-6 win over Kansas City.
—Reggie Wayne, Colts, finished with 13 receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown in Indianapolis' 30-27 win over Green Bay.
—Demaryius Thomas, Broncos, had nine catches for 188 yards in Denver's 31-21 loss to New England.
—Brandon Marshall, Bears, had 12 catches for 144 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 41-3 win over Jacksonville.
—Marques Colston and Devery Henderson, Saints. Colston had nine receptions for 131 yards and three touchdowns in New Orleans' 31-24 win over San Diego. Colston has a franchise-record 52 touchdown catches. Henderson added eight catches for 123 yards and a touchdown.
—Tony Gonzalez, Falcons, had 13 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's 24-17 win over Washington. The TD was the 99th of his career, tying Gonzalez for eighth in NFL history with Hall of Famer Don Hutson.
—Michael Crabtree, 49ers, had six catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's 45-3 win over Buffalo.
—Percy Harvin, Vikings, had eight catches for 108 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's 30-7 win over Tennessee.
—Vernon Davis, 49ers, finished with five receptions for 106 yards in San Francisco's 45-3 win over Buffalo.
—Wes Welker, Patriots, grabbed 13 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown in New England's 31-21 win over Denver.
—Julio Jones, Falcons, had 10 catches for 94 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's 24-17 win over Washington.
—Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs, Bears. Each player returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown in Chicago's 41-3 win over Jacksonville. Tillman and Briggs also returned two of the team's five interceptions for touchdowns in Monday night's 34-18 victory at Dallas. Tillman and Briggs are the first set of teammates in NFL history to each return an interception for a touchdown in consecutive games. Also, it was the first time since 1950 that Chicago returned interceptions for touchdowns in three consecutive games.
—Captain Munnerlyn, Panthers, returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown in Carolina's 16-12 loss to Seattle.
—Ryan Kerrigan, Redskins, returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown in Washington's 24-17 loss to Atlanta.
—Shaun Suisham, Steelers, was 3 for 3 on field goals, including a 34-yarder as time expired in Pittsburgh's 16-14 win over Philadelphia.
—Blair Walsh, Vikings, was 3 for 3 on field goals in Minnesota's 30-7 win over Tennessee.
—Steven Hauschka, Seahawks, was 3 for 3 on field goals in Seattle's 16-12 win over Carolina.
—Justin Tucker, Ravens, was 3 for 3 on field goals to account for all his team's scoring in Baltimore's 9-6 win over Kansas City.
Drew Brees set an NFL record with touchdown passes in 48 straight games, breaking the mark set by Johnny Unitas a half-century ago. The record-setting scoring strike was a 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson against the San Diego Chargers. Unitas set the record between 1956 and 1960 and no one had come within 10 games until Brees began to close in late last season. Tom Brady has the third-longest streak, extending his to 37 games in a victory over Denver.
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