New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) – After a sleepless night in Seattle on
Monday, a trip back home was exactly what New Orleans needed.
Drew Brees surgically picked apart the Carolina Panthers’ top-ranked defense
and the Saints drew first blood in the first of two critical meetings between
the NFC South squads in three weeks.
Brees tossed four touchdown passes and the Saints snapped the Panthers’ eight-
game winning streak and regained solo possession of first place in the NFC
South with a 31-13 victory.
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San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Frank Gore’s 51-yard run set up Phil
Dawson’s fourth field goal of the game, a 22-yarder with 26 seconds left to
lift the San Francisco 49ers over the Seattle Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday.
The 49ers (9-4) pulled within two games of Seattle (11-2) in the NFC West and
kept the already playoff-bound Seahawks from clinching a division title.
Gore’s run started to the left, but he cut back through the middle, slipping
through would-be tacklers Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas and taking it to the
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – Carson Palmer completed 27-of-32 passes for
269 yards and a touchdown to lead the Arizona Cardinals to a 30-10 win over
the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Larry Fitzgerald caught 12 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown while Andre
Ellington and Rashard Mendenhall added one rushing score apiece for the
Cardinals (8-5), winners in five of their last six games.
Arizona rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu was carted off the field in the third
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Philip Rivers got the better of Eli
Manning once again, tossing three touchdown passes to lead the San Diego
Chargers to a much-needed 37-14 victory over Manning’s New York Giants at
Rivers completed a crisp 21-of-28 attempts for 249 yards without an
interception in the one-sided win, which kept San Diego (6-7) a game back of
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Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – Peyton Manning continued his run of success
with 397 yards and four touchdown passes as the Denver Broncos ripped off 24
consecutive points en route to a convincing 51-28 decision over the Tennessee
Titans on Sunday.
Manning set a single-game club record with 39 completions on a personal-record
59 attempts for the Broncos (11-2), who maintained their one-game edge over
the Chiefs in the AFC West as well as a one-game lead over New England for the
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