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NFL Today, Week 10

November 12, 2018

SCOREBOARD

Monday, Nov. 12.

New York Giants (1-7) at San Francisco (2-7), 8:15 p.m. The teams have the second-lowest combined winning percentage (.176) for a “Monday Night Football” game played Nov. 1 or later. The lowest is .167 for the 3-9 Jets vs. the 1-11 Chargers in 1975 that featured Hall of Fame QBs Joe Namath and Dan Fouts. ... The Giants have started 1-7 for the second straight year. New York only had two seasons that bad after eight games before last season: 0-8 in 1976, 1-7 in 1980. ... QB Nick Mullens makes his second start for the 49ers. Mullens joined Hall of Famers Jim Kelly and Fran Tarkenton as the only players with at least 250 yards passing, three TDs and no INTs in his first career game.

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STARS

Passing

— Drew Brees, Saints, was 22 for 25 for 265 yards and three touchdown passes in New Orleans’ 51-14 rout of Cincinnati. Brees passed Brett Favre for the second-most passing touchdowns in NFL history (509). Peyton Manning has the most career touchdown passes with 539.

— Mitchell Trubisky, Bears, was 23 for 30 for 355 yards and three touchdowns in Chicago’s 34-22 win over Detroit.

— Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs, was 21 for 28 for 249 yards and two touchdowns in Kansas City’s 26-14 win over Arizona. Mahomes has the most passing TDs (31) in a single-season in franchise history.

— Baker Mayfield, Browns, was 17 for 20 for 216 yards and three touchdowns in Cleveland’s 28-16 win over Atlanta. Mayfield is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to record a passer rating of at least 150 on 20 or more pass attempts in a single game.

— Jared Goff, Rams, was 28 for 39 for 318 yards and two touchdowns in Los Angeles’ 36-31 win over Seattle.

— Andrew Luck, Colts, was 21 for 29 for 285 yards and three touchdowns and an interception in Indianapolis’ 29-26 win over Jacksonville.

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Rushing

— Nick Chubb, Browns, had 20 carries for 176 yards, including a club-record 92-yard touchdown, in Cleveland’s 28-16 win over Atlanta. Chubb’s run broke the previous team mark held by Bobby Mitchell, who had a 90-yard TD run against Washington on Nov. 15, 1959. It was also the second-longest run by a rookie in league history, behind only Bobby Gage’s 97-yard run for Pittsburgh in 1949.

— Aaron Jones, Packers, had 15 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay’s 31-12 win over Miami.

— Todd Gurley, Rams, had 16 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown in Los Angeles’ 36-31 win over Seattle. Gurley has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Rams’ first 10 games this season and joins Hall of Famers O.J. Simpson (14 games in 1975), Lenny Moore (14 in 1964) and Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch (10 in 1951) as the only players in league history to score a touchdown in each of their team’s first 10 games of a season.

— LeSean McCoy, Bills, had 26 carries for 113 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo’s 41-10 win over the New York Jets.

— Rashaad Penny, Seahawks, had 12 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown in Seattle’s 36-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

— Mark Ingram, Saints, had 13 carries for 104 yards and added three receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ 51-14 win over Cincinnati.

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Receiving

— Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller, Bears. Robinson had six catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns, Miller had five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown in Chicago’s 34-22 win over Detroit.

— Corey Davis, Titans, had seven catches for 125 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee’s 34-10 win over New England.

— Tyreek Hill, Chiefs, had seven catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns in Kansas City’s 26-14 win over Arizona.

— Julio Jones, Falcons, had seven catches for 107 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s 28-16 loss to Cleveland.

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Special Teams

— Jason Sanders, Dolphins, was 4 for 4 on field goals in Miami’s 31-12 loss to Green Bay. Sanders tied the rookie record for a Miami kicker with the four field goals.

— Wil Lutz, Saints, was 3 for 3 on field goals and 6 for 6 on extra points in New Orleans’ 51-14 win over Cincinnati.

— Dustin Hopkins, Redskins, was 3 for 3 on field goals and added an extra point in Washington’s 16-3 win over Tampa Bay.

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Defense

— Khalil Mack and Bryce Callahan, Bears. Mack had two sacks and Callahan had a sack and an interception in Chicago’s 34-22 win over Detroit.

— Aaron Donald, Rams, had 2½ sacks in the Los Angeles Rams’ 36-31 win over Seattle.

— Chandler Jones, Cardinals, had two sacks in Arizona’s 26-14 loss to Kansas City.

— Chris Jones, Chiefs, had two sacks and a forced fumble in Kansas City’s 26-14 win over Arizona.

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MILESTONES

Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had six catches for 50 yards in the Cardinals’ loss at Kansas City. Fitzgerald has 15,952 receiving yards and surpassed Hall of Famer Terrell Owens (15,934) for the second-most receiving yards in NFL history. Only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (22,895) has more receiving yards. ... Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck completed 21 of 29 passes (72.4 percent) for 285 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 123.5 passer rating in the Colts’ 29-26 victory against Jacksonville. Luck has thrown at least three touchdown passes in each of his past six games and is one of three quarterbacks in NFL history to have at least six consecutive games with three or more touchdown passes in a single season, joining Tom Brady (10 consecutive games in 2007) and Peyton Manning (eight in 2004). Brady and Manning were each the Associated Press Most Valuable Player in those respective seasons. ... Atlanta receiver Julio Jones had 107 yards in the Falcons’ 28-16 loss to Cleveland. He became the fastest player to reach 10,000 yards with a 30-yard catch in the second quarter. Jones reached the 10,000-yard plateau in his 104th game, 11 quicker than Calvin Johnson. ... A 9-yard run with about 3½ minutes left in the first quarter put Miami’s Frank Gore over the 500-yard mark for an NFL-record 14th straight season. He broke a tie with Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton.

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STREAKS & STATS

New Orleans rolled to its eighth straight victory, 51-14 over the Cincinnati Bengals. Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas had eight catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns. Thomas has 274 catches in 40 games and surpassed the Giants’ Odell Beckham, JR. (266) for the most receptions by a player in his first 40 games in NFL history. ... Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a reception in his team’s 34-10 loss to Tennessee. Brady’s catch was just the third of his career and first since Dec. 6, 2015, when he caught a 36-yarder from Danny Amendola against Philadelphia. At 41, Brady became the oldest player with a catch since Jerry Rice had 30 at the age of 42. Brady appeared in his 300th game (including the postseason), joining Hall of Famer Brett Favre (326) as the only quarterbacks in league history to appear in 300 games. ... Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 11-0-1 in his past 12 home games (including the postseason). Rodgers has 30 passing TDs and just three interceptions during that streak. ... The first-place Bears beat the Lions 34-22 to snap a 10-game losing streak against NFC North opponents. The Bears (6-3) had dropped nine of 10 against Detroit (3-6) and were seeking their first victory over a division opponent since Oct. 31, 2016, against Minnesota. ... The Jaguars lost to Colts 29-26 in an AFC South matchup. The Jags have lost five straight, six of seven and are last in the division. ... The Buccaneers lost to the Redskins 16-3. Tampa Bay has lost three in a row and six of seven following a 2-0 start and fell to 1-3 in games when it has gained at least 500 yards this season. ... The Los Angeles Chargers won their sixth straight game, 20-6 over the struggling Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have lost five straight by at least 14 points under coach Jon Gruden and have been outscored 75-9 in the past nine quarters in what has quickly become a lost season.

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TOOTHLESS TIGERS

The Cincinnati Bengals were dominated in a 51-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Bengals matched the most lopsided defeat in franchise history and gave up the second-most points in club history.

Cincinnati became the first team in the Super Bowl era to give up 500 yards in three consecutive games; New Orleans finished with 509.

In their past four games, the Bengals have given up 481, 551, 576 and 509 yards. They’re on pace to give up the most yards in NFL history.

It’s the fourth time the Bengals have lost a game by 37 points in their history. The club record for points allowed was 52 against Carolina in 2002. The 28 points allowed in the second quarter matched the club record.

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BIG GIFT

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is donating his game check to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund, which was set up to help the families of the 12 people killed Wednesday night by a gunman in Thousand Oaks, the home of the Rams’ training complex. The Rams held a moment of silence before the game.

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AUTOMATIC ADAM

The Colts honored the NFL’s new career scoring leader, Adam Vinatieri, before the game with a brief highlight film and the distinction of being the last starter introduced to the crowd, which roared. Vinatieri responded by waving to the crowd and slapping hands with some fans on the field. Then he added three more points to his record-breaking total (2,553) before missing a 52-yard attempt wide right with 2:58 left in the game.

He also tied George Blanda for the most regular-season wins in league history (209).

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SIDELINED

Wide receiver Julian Edelman left the Patriots’ 34-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans with an ankle injury and did not return on a rough day for the New England offense. Left tackle Trent Brown was hurt twice during the game, leaving for good when he injured his back in the third quarter. Tight end Dwayne Allen also hurt a knee in the third quarter. ... Rams receiver Cooper Kupp went down in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles’ win over Seattle clutching his left knee, which sidelined him earlier this season. He eventually walked off the field. ... The Packers’ defense lost two starters in Green Bay’s win over Miami when safety Kentrell Brice hurt an ankle and linebacker Nick Perry limped off with a knee injury. ... For the Dolphins, running back Kenyan Drake left with a knee injury, and two wide receivers were hurt: Davante Parker (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (leg). Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick left the blowout loss to the Saints with a concussion. For the Detroit Lions, tight end Michael Roberts suffered a shoulder injury and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. hurt a knee.

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SPEAKING

“Everything that could’ve gone wrong went wrong. We stunk it up as coaches, we stunk it up as players.” Jets coach Todd Bowles after his team’s 41-10 loss to Buffalo.

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“A great handoff. When I handed it off, it parted like the Red Sea.” Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield on his handoff to running back Nick Chubb on his 92-yard touchdown run in Cleveland’s 28-16 win over Atlanta.

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