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Tony Romo, Cowboys, was 30 of 42 for 341 yards and two touchdown passes in a 27-24 overtime win over Pittsburgh. Romo surpassed 25,000 yards passing in the win and is the 64th NFL player to go over the 25,000-yard mark.

Kirk Cousins, Redskins, was 26 of 37 for 329 yards with two touchdown passes and an interception in his first career start in Washington’s 38-21 win over Cleveland.

Drew Brees, Saints, finished 26 of 39 for 307 yards with four touchdown passes in New Orleans’ 41-0 win over Tampa Bay. Brees has at least 300 yards passing and four touchdowns in a game 17 times and passed Hall of Famer Dan Marino (16) for the most in NFL history.

Aaron Rodgers, Packers, was 23 of 36 for 291 yards with three touchdown passes in Green Bay’s 21-13 win over Chicago Rodgers, who has 32 touchdown passes this season, joined Dan Marino and Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with three seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes before age 30.

Running Backs

Adrian Peterson, Vikings, had 24 carries for a season-best 212 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown in Minnesota’s 36-22 win over St. Louis. Peterson has a career-best 1,812 yards rushing, leaving him 294 shy of breaking the NFL mark of 2,105 set by Eric Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams in 1984.

Arian Foster, Texans, finished with 27 carries for 165 yards in Houston’s 29-17 victory over Indianapolis. He has 1,313 yards rushing, giving him his third consecutive year with at least 1,200.

Knowshon Moreno, Broncos, had 22 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s 34-17 win over Baltimore.

Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson, Seahawks. Lynch had 10 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown, and Wilson had nine carries for 92 yards and three touchdowns rushing in Seattle’s 50-17 win over Buffalo. Wilson is the first player in NFL history to have three touchdowns rushing and a passing touchdown in the first half of a game.

Receivers

Andre Johnson, Texans, had 11 catches for 151 yards and a touchdown in Houston’s 29-17 win over Indianapolis.

Eric Decker, Broncos, finished with eight catches for 133 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s 34-17 win over Baltimore.

Calvin Johnson, Lions, had 10 catches for 121 yards in Detroit’s 38-10 loss to Arizona. Johnson became the first player in NFL history with consecutive 1,600-yard receiving seasons and tied an NFL record with his seventh consecutive 100-yard receiving game. Johnson has recorded at least 100 yards receiving in seven consecutive games, tied with Charley Hennigan (1961) and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin (1995) for the longest streak in NFL history.

Defense

Greg Toler and Rashad Johnson, Cardinals. Toler returned an interception 102 yards for a touchdown, and Johnson returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown in Arizona’s 38-10 victory over Detroit.

J.J. Watt, Texans, had three sacks in Houston’s 29-17 victory over Indianapolis. He finished with 10 tackles. He also forced a fumble for the third consecutive game.

Injuries

Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers running back, broke his left collarbone in the second quarter of San Diego’s 31-7 loss to Carolina. The injury-prone Mathews broke his right collarbone in the exhibition opener and missed the first two weeks of the regular season. ... Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens, left the Ravens’ 34-17 loss to Denver with a concussion after hitting his head while attempting to make a leaping catch near the sideline in the third quarter.

Quote of the Day

“We’re a 9-5 football team, and we feel like we’re 0-14 right now,” Joe Flaco, Baltimore quarterback, said after Sunday’s loss to Denver.

Associated Press