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Quarterbacks

Joe Flacco, Ravens, was 30 of 51 for 355 yards and a touchdown as Baltimore outlasted San Diego 16-13 in overtime.

Matt Ryan, Falcons, threw for 353 yards and a touchdown on 26-of-32 passing in Atlanta’s 24-23 victory at Tampa Bay.

Colin Kaepernick, 49ers, threw for 231 yards and a score and ran for a TD in his second career start, leading San Francisco to a 31-21 win at New Orleans.

Andy Dalton, Bengals, threw three touchdown passes to lead Cincinnati to a 34-10 victory over Oakland.

Chad Henne, Jaguars, threw two touchdown passes and sparked the NFL’s worst offense for the second consecutive week, leading Jacksonville past the Tennessee Titans 24-19.

Running Backs

Steven Jackson, Rams, ran for 139 yards on 24 carries as St. Louis topped Arizona 31-17.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals, rushed for 129 yards and a score on 19 carries in Cincinnati’s 34-10 over the Oakland Raiders.

Adrian Peterson, Vikings, had 108 yards rushing on 18 attempts in Minnesota’s 28-10 loss at Chicago.

Ray Rice, Ravens, ran for 97 yards and had eight catches for 67 yards in Baltimore’s 16-13 overtime win at San Diego.

C.J. Spiller, Bills, had 107 yards rushing on just 14 carries – a 7.6 yard average – in Buffalo’s 20-13 loss at Indianapolis.

Receivers

Julio Jones, Falcons, caught six passes for 147 yards and a touchdown as Atlanta edged Tampa Bay 24-23.

Davone Bess, Dolphins, had seven receptions for a career-high 129 yards in Miami’s 24-21 victory over Seattle.

Torrey Smith, Ravens, had seven catches for 144 yards in Baltimore’s 16-13 overtime win at San Diego.

Brandon Marshall, Bears, caught 12 passes for 92 yards in Chicago’s 28-10 victory over Minnesota.

Mohamed Sanu, Bengals, had two touchdown catches in Cincinnati’s 34-10 win over Oakland.

Special Teams

Leon Washington, Seahawks, returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, the eighth of his career to tie the NFL record by Cleveland’s Josh Cribbs, in Seattle’s 24-21 loss to Miami.

T.Y. Hilton, Colts, returned a punt 75 yards for a score in Indianapolis’ 20-13 win over Buffalo.

Mike Nugent, Bengals, kicked a 55-yard field goal that tied the club record in Cincinnati’s 34-10 win over Oakland.

Phil Dawson, Browns, kicked field goals of 28 and 32 yards in Cleveland’s 20-14 win over Pittsburgh, and has made 27 in a row since last season, tying his team record.

Dan Carpenter, Dolphins, kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired, helping Miami rally past the Seattle Seahawks 24-21.

Defense

–Janoris Jenkins, Rams, returned interceptions 36 and 39 yards for TDs in St. Louis’ 31-17 win at Arizona, becoming the first rookie since 1960 – and first player in team history – to have two INT returns for scores in a game.

–Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner, 49ers, brought back interceptions of Drew Brees for scores as San Francisco rolled to a 31-21 victory at New Orleans.

–Mario Williams, Bills, had three sacks in Buffalo’s 20-13 loss at Indianapolis.

–T.J. Ward, Browns, forced two fumbles in Cleveland’s 20-14 win over the Steelers.

–Lawrence Timmons, Steelers, returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 20-14 loss at Cleveland.

EJECTIONS

Cincinnati left tackle Andrew Whitworth saw his quarterback get tackled after the whistle and went after the guy who brought him down, touching off a scrum that ended with three ejections in the Bengals’ 34-10 win over Oakland on Sunday. Whitworth and Oakland linemen Lamarr Houston and Tommy Kelly face significant fines for their ejection during the fourth quarter.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Check down, Hey Diddle Diddle, Ray Rice up the middle.” – Baltimore’s Ray Rice describing the play call on his fourth-and-29 run for a first down in the fourth quarter that helped lead the Ravens to a 16-13 overtime win at San Diego.

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