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2009-10-04 15:59:51

Tom Brady ran for a touchdown and passed to Randy Moss for another Sunday, piloting the New England Patriots to a 27-21 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Brady, who completed 21-of-22 passes for 258 yards, scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and hooked up with Moss on a 14-yard TD in the third. The Patriots also scored on a 12-yard run by Sammy Morris and field goals of 32 and 33 yards by Stephen Gostkowski. Wes Welker, back in the lineup after missing two games with a knee injury,...

2009-09-21 23:08:43

Peyton Manning surpassed Johnny Unitas as the franchise leader in wins Monday when the Indianapolis Colts posted a 27-23 victory over Miami. Manning's offense had the ball for only 14:53 in the game, the lowest total for a winning team of any game since 1977. But the reigning NFL MVP completed 14-of-23 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns on the way to his 119th career win -- all with the Colts. Indianapolis (2-0) has won its two games this season by a combined six points, and extended its...

2009-09-16 14:53:07

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the first AFC Offensive Player of the Week in the 2009 NFL season. Brady, 32, playing for the first time since a season-ending knee injury against Kansas City in Week One of 2008, completed 39-of-53 passes (73.6 percent) for 378 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in a 25-24 victory against the Buffalo Bills Monday night. He rallied the Patriots from a 24-13 deficit with two touchdown passes in the final two minutes. Other AFC honorees were...

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2009-02-27 20:34:32

Kerry Collins, who led Tennessee to the best regular-season record in the NFL last year, signed a two-year contract with the Titans Friday. Kerry did a great job for us last year stepping back into the starting role, Tennessee General Manager Mike Reinfeldt said. He has veteran leadership, tons of game experience and we expect him to continue to play at a high level for us. Collins surprisingly inherited the starting job from Vince Young after the opening game of the season and threw for...

2009-01-03 12:51:28

San Diego quarterback Phillip Rivers was the AFC offensive player of the month in December after leading the Chargers to a 4-0 record and a playoff berth. In the final month of the regular season, the five-year veteran from North Carolina State completed 80-of-121 passes (66.1 percent) for 1,054 yards with an NFL-high 11 touchdowns, one interception and a 120.3 passer rating. In the Chargers' pivotal 52-21 rout of Denver, he threw two touchdown passes, the fourth time he accomplished the feat...

2008-12-31 16:59:20

Miami quarterback Chad Pennington was the season's final AFC offensive player of the week Wednesday. In his ninth season from Marshall, Pennington completed 22-of -30 passes for 200 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, leading the Dolphins' 24-17 win over the New York Jets, his former team. His 20-yard fourth quarter touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano helped rally the Dolphins to their 13th AFC East title and first the since 2000 season. Pennington's 113.2 passer rating marked the...

2008-12-28 15:26:28

LaMont Jordan and Stephen Gostkowski accounted for New England's scoring Sunday in a 13-0 win over Buffalo that kept the Patriots' playoff chances alive. Jordan ran 2 yards for a touchdown and Gostkowski kicked field goals of 33 and 23 yards in a contest played in swirling winds. Sammy Morris rushed for 85 yards and Matt Cassel passed for 78 yards in the fourth straight win for the Patriots (11-5). Trent Edwards completed 14 passes for 128 yards and Fred Jackson ran for 136 yards for the...

2008-12-21 15:43:35

The Tennessee Titans scored 21 straight points, downing the Pittsburgh Steelers 33-14 Sunday and clinching home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Kerry Collins passed to Justin Gage for a touchdown and finished with 216 yards passing for the Titans (13-2). Tennessee gained 323 yards, the first team to top 300 yards against the Steelers this season. Chris Johnson and LenDale White each ran for a touchdown for Tennessee. The Titans' Jason Jones was credited with 3 1/2 sacks and...

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2008-12-17 13:14:47

San Diego quarterback Phillip Rivers is the AFC's offensive player of the week. The five-year veteran from North Carolina State threw two touchdown passes in the final 93 seconds of the Chargers' 22-21 victory at Kansas City, completing 34-of-48 for 346 yards. Through 15 weeks, Rivers is tied with Denver's Jay Cutler for first in the NFL with 10 fourth quarter touchdown passes. Despite his efforts, Rivers was not voted to an AFC Pro Bowl spot when rosters were announced on Tuesday. Also named...

2008-12-07 15:57:18

Chris Johnson and LenDale White both had rushing touchdowns Sunday, sparking the Tennessee Titans to a 28-9 division-winning decision over the Cleveland Browns. Johnson rushed for 136 yards on 19 carries and White gained 99 yards on 24 carries as the Titans secured the AFC South Division title for the first time since 2002. Quarterback Kerry Collins completed 14-of-23 passes for 155 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while both David Thornton and Nick Harper made eight tackles for...