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Andrew Luck, Colts, was 30 of 48 for an NFL rookie record of 433 yards and added two touchdown passes in Indianapolis’ 23-20 win over Miami. Luck has four 300-yard passing games, tied with Peyton Manning (1998) for the most by a rookie in a season.

Peyton Manning, Broncos, finished 27 of 35 for 291 yards with three TD passes and two interceptions in Denver’s 31-23 victory over Cincinnati. Denver trailed 20-17 in the fourth quarter before Manning threw two touchdown passes to put the Broncos ahead for good. It marked Manning’s 48th winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime, passing Hall of Famer Dan Marino (47) for the most in the NFL since 1970.

Jay Cutler, Bears, was 19 of 26 for 229 yards with three touchdowns in Chicago’s 51-20 win over Tennessee.

Matt Schaub, Texans, was 19 of 27 for 268 yards with two touchdowns in Houston’s 21-9 victory over Buffalo.

Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins, finished 22 of 38 for 290 yards and a touchdown in Miami’s 23-20 loss to Indianapolis.

Running Backs

Doug Martin, Buccaneers, had 25 carries for 251 yards and four touchdowns in Tampa Bay’s 42-32 win over Oakland. Martin joins Denver’s Mike Anderson (Dec. 3, 2000) as the only players in NFL history to rush for at least 250 yards and four touchdowns in a game. Martin had TD runs of 70, 67, 1 and 45 yards in the victory. The rookie is the first player in NFL history with touchdowns rushing of at least 70, 65 and 45 yards in a game.

Adrian Peterson, Vikings, had 17 carries for 182 yards with two touchdowns in Minnesota’s 30-20 loss to Seattle.

Isaac Redman, Steelers, finished with 26 carries for 147 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 24-20 win over the New York Giants.

Receivers

Brandon Marshall, Bears, had nine catches for 122 yards and three touchdowns in Chicago’s 51-20 win over Tennessee.

Calvin Johnson, Lions, had seven catches for 129 yards in Detroit’s 31-14 win over Jacksonville.

Andre Johnson, Texans, had eight catches for 118 yards in Houston’s 21-9 win over Buffalo.

Defense/Special Teams

Michael Boley, Giants, returned a fumble 70 yards for a touchdown in New York’s 24-20 loss to Pittsburgh.

Brian Urlacher and Charles Tillman, Bears. Urlacher returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown, and Tillman had four forced fumbles in Chicago’s 51-20 win over Tennessee.

Von Miller, Broncos, had three sacks in Denver’s 31-23 win over Cincinnati.

Trindon Holliday, Broncos, returned a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown in Denver’s 31-23 win over Cincinnati.

Corey Wootton, Bears, returned a blocked punt 5 yards for a touchdown in Chicago’s 51-20 win over Tennessee.

Injuries

Oakland running back Darren McFadden left the field shortly before halftime because of an ankle injury, the latest setback for the Raiders’ top rusher. X-rays on McFadden were negative. Oakland coach Dennis Allen didn’t say which ankle was hurt and didn’t provide additional information. Earlier in the game, Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was taken to a hospital because of a fast heartbeat. No further details were announced. ... Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews, Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown and Washington wide receiver Santana Moss were among other players who left early. Matthews hurt his hamstring after a failed sack, and Packers receiver Jordy Nelson injured his ankle. Brown, the Steelers’ top receiver, left in the first half with a left ankle sprain. Moss had a concussion.

Quote of the Day

“His presence is felt every day in the facility. But to see him in the flesh, in the locker room, to hear him speak I think gave all the guys a boost.” – Colts quarterback Andrew Luck on coach Chuck Pagano after Sunday’s 23-20 win over the Dolphins.

Associated Press