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Tom Brady, Patriots, finished 23-for-35 for 304 yards with four touchdown passes in New England’s 45-7 win over St. Louis. Brady joined Brett Favre (72), Peyton Manning (67) and Dan Marino (62) as the only NFL players with 50 games of at least three TD passes. It also was the 50th 300-yard passing game of his career.

Matthew Stafford, Lions, was 34-for-49 for 352 yards with three touchdown passes and an interception in Detroit’s 28-24 win over Seattle.

Matt Ryan, Falcons, was 22-for-29 for 262 yards and three touchdown passes in Atlanta’s 30-17 win over Philadelphia.

Andrew Luck, Colts, finished 26-for-38 for 297 yards with a TD and an interception in Indianapolis’ 19-13 overtime win over Tennessee. Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, has led the Colts to a 4-3 record, the highest winning percentage (.571) by a rookie QB who was a No. 1 overall pick through Week 8 in NFL history.

Running Backs

Stevan Ridley, Patriots, had 15 carries for 127 yards and a touchdown in New England’s 45-7 win over St. Louis.

Trent Richardson, Browns, had 24 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown in Cleveland’s 7-6 win over San Diego. Richardson has five touchdowns rushing, the most by a Browns’ rookie in the team’s first eight games since 1969 (Ron Johnson, five).

Darren McFadden, Raiders, finished with 114 yards on 29 carries in Oakland’s 26-16 victory over Kansas City.

Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers, finished with 107 yards on 17 carries in Pittsburgh’s 27-12 win over Washington.

Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, had 12 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown in Seattle’s 28-24 loss to Detroit.

Receivers

Jason Witten, Cowboys, finished with 18 catches, tied for third most in NFL history, for 167 yards in Dallas’ 29-24 loss to the New York Giants.

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots, had eight receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns in New England’s 45-7 win over St. Louis.

Miles Austin, Cowboys, had nine catches for 133 yards in Dallas’ 29-24 loss to the New York Giants.

Julio Jones, Falcons, had five catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s 30-17 win over Philadelphia.

Steve Smith, Panthers, finished with seven catches for 118 yards in Carolina’s 23-22 loss to Chicago.

Cecil Shorts, Jaguars, had eight catches for 116 yards in Jacksonville’s 24-15 loss to Green Bay.

Dez Bryant, Cowboys, had five catches for 110 yards in Dallas’ 29-24 loss to the New York Giants.

Titus Young, Lions, had nine catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit’s 28-24 win over Seattle.

Defense

Tim Jennings, Bears, returned one of his two interceptions 25 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s 23-22 win over Carolina.

Greg Hardy and Louis Murphy, Panthers: Murphy recovered a fumble for a touchdown, and Hardy had three sacks in Carolina’s 23-22 loss to Chicago.

Jason Pierre-Paul and Stevie Brown, Giants: Pierre-Paul returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown, and Brown had two interceptions and a fumble recovery in New York’s 29-24 win over Dallas.

Special Teams

Dezman Moses, Packers, recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown in Green Bay’s 24-15 victory over Jacksonville.

Olivier Vernon, Dolphins, recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown, and he blocked a field goal in Miami’s 30-9 win over the New York Jets.

Justin Medlock, Panthers, was 5-for-5 on field goals in Carolina’s 23-22 loss to Chicago.

Lawrence Tynes, Giants, was 5-for-5 on field goals in New York’s 29-24 win over Dallas.

Quote of the Day

“We’re 7-0 over here, baby. If I was over there now, they have to go to work,” Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel said about his former team, the Eagles, after Atlanta’s 30-17 win over Philadelphia (3-4).

Associated Press