Kentucky breaks into Top 25...Brees sets career completion record...Wentz scores on first drive since December
UNDATED (AP) — The back half of the AP college football poll has had a makeover after a season-high seven ranked teams lost. Five teams entered the Top 25 on Sunday, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007. Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State keep the first four spots. LSU moved up to No. 5, swapping places with Oklahoma after the Sooners needed overtime to get by Army.
ATLANTA (AP) — Drew Brees has set the NFL record for career completions with a 17-yarder to Michael Thomas in the second quarter against Atlanta. The completion was the 6,301st of Brees’ career, surpassing the 6,300 thrown by Hall of Famer Brett Favre. Brees set the NFL’s single-season completion record when he finished last season with 481 after a Jan. 1 game, also played in Atlanta. That broke his mark of 468, set in 2011.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) has set the NFL record for touchdown passes through three weeks. Mahomes threw TD passes to Chris Conley and Demetrius Harris before finding Sammy Watkins with 34 seconds left in the first half to give the Chiefs a 35-7 lead over San Francisco. Mahomes has 13 touchdown passes this season. Peyton Manning had the previous record of 12 set in 2013.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz has thrown a touchdown pass on his first drive since December. Wentz completed five passes for 55 yards on Philadelphia’s opening drive and connected with Dallas Goedert for a 13-yard touchdown. Wentz is playing for the first time since he tore his ACL and LCL in Week 14. He’s wearing a brace on his left knee on a soggy day in Philadelphia.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson has been carted off the field with an ankle injury. A teammate rolled up on Wilkerson’s legs at the end of a running play late in the first half against the Washington Redskins. The 28-year-old Wilkerson was a first-round draft pick of the New York Jets in 2011. He is in his first season with the Packers.