Brady sets passing mark...Broncos top Steelers...Rivers’ record day...Browns finally get road win
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady became the all-time leader in total passing yards for both regular and postseason games Sunday, going 20 of 31 throws for 283 yards and two touchdowns in the New England Patriots’ 27-13 win over the New York Jets at the Meadowlands. The 41-year-old Brady now has 79,416 yards and became the third quarterback in league history with 16 straight seasons of at least 3,000 yards. Rookie Sony Michel ran for a season-best 133 yards and a TD as the Pats improved to 8-3.
DENVER (AP) — The Broncos pulled off an upset win for the second straight week as Phillip Lindsay rushed for 110 yards and the game-deciding touchdown in Denver’s 24-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nose tackle Shelby Harris picked off Ben Roethlisberger’s 2-yard pass to Antonio Brown in the end zone with 1:03 remaining to end Pittsburgh’s six-game winning streak. Roethlisberger was 41 of 56 for 462 yards, but he was intercepted twice and the Steelers lost two fumbles in falling to 7-3-1.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers completed 25 straight passes while going 28 of 29 for 259 yards and three touchdowns in just three quarters of the Los Angeles Chargers’ 45-10 mauling of the Arizona Cardinals. The 25 straight completions broke an NFL record for the start of a game and tied the mark for any point in a game. He also broke the NFL mark for completion percentage as Los Angeles moved to 8-3.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Russell Wilson threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Seattle Seahawks to a 30-27 come-from-behind victory at Carolina. After Graham Gano (gah-NOH) missed a 52-yard field goal with 1:40 left, Wilson moved around in the pocket until finding Tyler Lockett downfield for a 43-yard completion, setting up the winning kick. Lockett finished with five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown, while David Moore had four receptions for 103 yards and a score.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cleveland Browns’ 25-game road losing streak is over after Baker Mayfield threw a career-high four touchdown passes in a 35-20 victory at Cincinnati. Mayfield finished 19 of 26 for 258 yards as the Browns improved to 4-6-1 and dealt the 5-6 Bengals their fifth loss in six games. The Bengals finished the game without quarterback Andy Dalton, who was just 10 of 17 for 100 yards with a touchdown and an interception before suffering a thumb injury in the third quarter.