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Published on NewsOK Modified: October 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm •  Published: October 20, 2013
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SCOREBOARD

Monday, Oct. 21

Minnesota (1-4) at New York Giants (0-6), 8:40 p.m. EDT, ESPN. Josh Freeman makes his first start for the Vikings after the Buccaneers released the quarterback this month.

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STARS

Passing

—Andy Dalton, Bengals, was 24 for 34 yards for 372 with three touchdown passes in Cincinnati's 27-24 win over Detroit.

—Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 29 for 49 for 386 yards and three touchdowns and an interception in Denver's 39-33 loss to Indianapolis.

—Matthew Stafford, Lions, finished 28 for 51 for 357 with three touchdowns in Detroit's 27-24 loss to Cincinnati.

—Matt Ryan, Falcons, was 20 for 26 for 273 with three touchdowns in Atlanta's 31-23 win over Tampa Bay.

—Robert Griffin III, Redskins, was 18 for 29 for 298 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Washington's 45-41 win over Chicago. He added 84 yards rushing.

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Rushing

—Ryan Mathews, Chargers, had 21 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown in San Diego's 24-6 win over Jacksonville.

—Matt Forte, Bears, had 16 carries for 91 yards and three touchdowns in Chicago's 45-41 loss to Washington.

—Chris Ivory, Jets, had 34 carries for 104 yards in New York's 30-27 overtime victory over New England.

—Alfred Morris and Roy Helu, Redskins. Morris had 19 carries for 95 yards and Helu had 11 carries for 41 yards and three touchdowns in Washington's 45-41 win over Chicago.

—Le'Veon Bell, Steelers, had 19 carries for 93 yards in Pittsburgh's 19-16 win over Baltimore.

—Frank Gore, 49ers, had 24 carries for 70 yards and two touchdowns in San Francisco's 31-17 victory over Tennessee.

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Receiving

—A.J. Green, Bengals, had six catches for 155 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown, in Cincinnati's 27-24 win over Detroit.

—Calvin Johnson, Lions, finished with nine catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit's 27-24 loss to Cincinnati.

—Eric Decker, Broncos, had eight catches for 150 yards and a touchdown in Denver's 39-33 loss to Indianapolis.

—Harry Douglas, Falcons, had seven catches for 149 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's 31-23 victory over Tampa Bay.

—Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers, had 10 catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns in Tampa Bay's 31-23 loss to Atlanta. Jackson was targeted on 22 passes.

—Jordan Reed, Redskins, finished with nine catches for 134 yards and a touchdown in Washington's 45-41 win over Chicago.

—Rob Gronkowski, Patriots, had eight receptions for 114 yards in his first appearance of the season in New England's 30-27 loss to the New York Jets.

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Special Teams

—Devin Hester, Bears, returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown in Chicago's 45-41 loss to Washington. Including the postseason, Hester has 20 return touchdowns in his career, passing Hall of Famer Deion Sanders (19) for the most in NFL history. Hester is also the NFL career leader in punt-return touchdowns (13) and combined kick-return touchdowns (18 in the regular season and 19 overall.)

—Mike Nugent, Bengals, made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give Cincinnati a 27-24 win over Detroit.

—Shaun Suisham, Steelers, was 4 for 4 on field goals, including a 42-yarder as time expired to give Pittsburgh a 19-16 victory over Baltimore.

—Nick Folk, Jets, was 3 for 3 on field goals, including a 42-yarder in overtime to give New York a 30-27 win over New England.

—Kassim Osgood, 49ers, recovered a fumbled punt for a TD in San Francisco's 31-17 win over Tennessee.

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Defense

—Logan Ryan, Patriots, returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown in New England's 30-27 loss to the New York Jets.

—Captain Munnerlyn, Panthers, returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in Carolina's 30-15 win over St. Louis.

—Thomas DeCoud, Falcons, returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown in Atlanta's 31-23 win over Tampa Bay.

—Brian Orakpo, Redskins, returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown in Washington's 45-41 win over Chicago.

—Antonio Allen, Jets, returned 23 yards for a touchdown in New York's 30-27 win over New England.

—Nickell Robey, Bills, returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown in Buffalo's 23-21 win over Miami.

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HONORING PEYTON

If Peyton Manning wanted a preview of what retirement might look and feel like, the Indianapolis Colts gave him a brief glimpse Sunday night. The player who brought the city a Super Bowl and more during his 14 years in town took the field with his new Denver teammates some 10 minutes before kickoff. What began as boos for the Broncos quickly turned to cheers once Manning was spotted coming out of the tunnel. The crowd rose to its feet inside Lucas Oil Stadium — built in no small part thanks to Manning's contributions to the Colts' franchise — and stayed on its feet, applauding for much of a 90-second highlight reel of Manning's career in Indianapolis. The 37-year-old quarterback acknowledged the cheers while standing along the visitors' sideline. He took off his helmet and turned to face the different sections, grinning sheepishly and waving on occasion.

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