Week 6 in the NFL: Peyton, Brady, Big Ben, Rodgers get back winning ways

 

Denver QB Peyton Manning’s two touchdown passes gave him 22 on the season, a record for an NFL quarterback through six games. The Broncos have scored 265 points, the most by a team through the first six games of a season in NFL history. Manning improved his career regular-season record to 160-70 and is only the second quarterback in NFL history to be at least 90 games over .500. New England’s Tom Brady, who led the Patriots to a victory over New Orleans, is an NFL-best 101 games over .500 (141-40). Sunday’s game was the 37th time in which quarterback Brady has led the Patriots to victory from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie. Brady has 342 touchdown passes and tied Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton for the fourth most in NFL history. With Denver and Kansas City both leading the AFC West at 6-0, this is only the second time since the divisional structure was implemented in 1933 that two teams in the same division started 6-0. In 1934, the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears, then members of the NFL’s Western Division, each started 10-0. ... The Steelers’ victory over the Jets was also the 600th in franchise history, including the postseason, as Pittsburgh became only the fourth team to reach the milestone and the first from the AFC. ... The Chiefs (6-0) are off to the second-best start in franchise history. The Chiefs won their first nine games during the 2003 season. ... The Jets inducted DT Marty Lyons, who played for the team from 1979-89, into their Ring of Honor at halftime. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford has 13 games with at least three TD passes, breaking Bobby Layne’s team record.

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SIDELINED

The Green Bay Packers lost receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones to leg injuries in the first half at Baltimore. Jones appeared to hurt his left knee on a pass play in the first quarter. He limped off the field and the Packers called it a “leg injury.” Cobb, the team’s best breakaway threat at the position, was injured when he was struck in the right leg on a tackle by safety Matt Elam near the end of the half. ... Houston quarterback Matt Schaub left against the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter with an apparent right ankle injury. Schaub was injured when he was sacked by Chris Long late in the third quarter. He remained on the turf for a few minutes before trainers helped him as he hobbled off the field. Texans coach Gary Kubiak didn’t have many details on Schaub’s injury after the game, saying only: “Matt’s got a little bit of everything on that one leg.” ... Cardinals DE Calais Campbell was carted off the field at San Francisco with an apparent right leg injury. Campbell was hurt when his leg buckled beneath him as he helped bring down Frank Gore on a 1-yard gain late in the game. ... The Vikings lost safety Harrison Smith (turf toe, left foot), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (sprained right ankle) and linebacker Desmond Bishop (sprained right knee) in their loss to Carolina. They’ll have MRIs on Monday.

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SPEAKING

“It’s tough. It’s a crazy situation. Anytime you lose a child, no matter the circumstances, it hurts. I can’t describe it. But I’ve got a good supporting cast.” — Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s on playing two days after the death of his 2-year-old son in South Dakota.

 

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