NFL Today, Week 6
Monday, Oct. 15
San Francisco at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. First meeting for the teams in Green Bay since the 49ers beat the Packers 23-20 in an NFC wild-card game on Jan. 5, 2014. ... It’s the 49ers’ first Monday night game since opening the 2016 season with a 28-0 win over the Rams. ... 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman’s 32 INTs since 2011 are the most by an active player in that time. All came with Seattle. ... Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has a 105.1 passer rating against NFC West teams since 2008, tops in the NFL. ... Rodgers has 36 games with three or more TD passes since 2012, second behind the Saints’ Drew Brees (39).
—Matt Ryan, Falcons, was 31 for 41 for 354 yards and three touchdowns in Atlanta’s 34-29 win over Tampa Bay.
—Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers, was 32 for 46 for 369 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 28-21 win over Cincinnati.
—Brock Osweiler, Dolphins, was 28 for 44 for a career-high 380 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Miami’s 31-28 overtime win over Chicago. He was playing because Ryan Tannehill was out (shoulder).
—Mitchell Trubisky, Bears, was 22 for 31 for 316 yards and three touchdowns and an interception in Chicago’s 31-28 overtime loss to Miami.
—Case Keenum, Broncos, was 25 for 41 for 322 yards and two touchdowns and an interception in Denver’s 23-20 loss to the L.A. Rams.
—Todd Gurley, Rams, had 28 carries for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns in Los Angeles’ 23-20 win over Denver.
—Melvin Gordon, Chargers, had 18 carries for 132 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-14 win over Cleveland. It was Gordon’s first career game with three rushing touchdowns.
—Latavius Murray, Vikings, had 24 carries for 155 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota’s 27-17 win over Arizona.
—James Conner, Steelers, had 19 carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh’s 28-21 win over Cincinnati. Conner has seven rushing touchdowns in six games, joining Franco Harris (1976) and Jerome Bettis (2004) as the only Steelers with that accomplishment.
—Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys, had 24 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown in Dallas’ 40-7 rout of Jacksonville.
—Frank Gore, Dolphins, had 15 carries for 101 yards in Miami’s 31-28 overtime win over Chicago.
— Julio Jones, Falcons, had 10 receptions for 143 yards in Atlanta’s 34-29 win over Tampa Bay.
— Albert Wilson, Dolphins, had six catches for 155 yards and two TDs in Miami’s 31-28 overtime win over Chicago.
— Adam Thielen, Vikings, had 11 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota’s 27-17 win over Arizona. It was his sixth consecutive 100-yard receiving game to become the first player in the NFL since 1961 to start a season with a streak that long. Thielen’s 58 catches are the most in league history through six games.
— JuJu Smith-Schuster and Antonio Brown, Steelers. Smith-Schuster had seven catches for 111 yards and Brown had five catches for 105 yards and the winning touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 28-21 win over Cincinnati.
— Tyrell Williams, Chargers, had three catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in Los Angeles’ 38-14 win over Cleveland.
— Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos, had seven catches for 115 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s 23-20 loss to the L.A. Rams.
— Jason Myers, Jets, was 7 for 7 on field goals in the New York Jets’ 42-34 win over Indianapolis. The seven field goals set a franchise record. He broke the Jets record previously held by Jim Turner (1968) — the kicker for the Super Bowl champions — and Bobby Howfield (1972).
— Jason Sanders, Dolphins, was 3 for 3 on field goals, including a 47-yarder as time expired in overtime in Miami’s 31-28 win over Chicago. The 47-yarder is the second-longest game-winning field goal in overtime by a rookie since 1974. The record is held by Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein, who kicked a game-winning 54-yarder as a rookie on Dec. 2, 2012.
— Johnathan Joseph, Texans, returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown in Houston’s 20-13 win over Buffalo.
— Morris Claiborne, Jets, returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown in New York’s 42-34 win against Indianapolis.
— Budda Baker, Cardinals, ran a fumble 36 yards for a touchdown in Arizona’s 27-17 loss to Minnesota.
— Za’Darius Smith, Ravens, had three of a franchise-record 11 sacks in Baltimore’s 21-0 win over Tennessee.
— Bradley Chubb, Broncos, had three sacks in Denver’s 23-20 loss to the L.A. Rams.
— Frank Clark, Seahawks, had 2½ sacks and two forced fumbles in Seattle’s 27-3 win over Oakland.
— Kyle Williams, Lorenzo Alexander and Jerry Hughes, Bills. They combined for five sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in Buffalo’s 20-13 loss to Houston.
— Kyle Fuller, Bears, had two interceptions in Chicago’s 31-28 loss to Miami.
At least one game has gone to overtime in each of the first six weeks of the season, marking the first time that a season has featured at least one overtime game in each of its first six weeks. Sunday saw Miami beat Chicago 31-28 in OT. ... The Seahawks-Raiders game at Wembley Stadium had a London-record attendance of 84,922. ... The Browns honored future Hall of Fame tackle Joe Thomas by adding 10,363 — the number of consecutive snaps he played over 11 seasons — to the club’s ring of honor. Thomas retired following last season, which came to a premature end for him when he tore his triceps. He grudgingly retired in March. ... The Ravens had a franchise-record 11 sacks in their 21-0 win over Tennessee.
STREAKS & STATS
The Bengals are 8-25 against the Steelers during coach Marvin Lewis’ 16 seasons, including 2-16 at Paul Brown Stadium, with two playoff losses. Overall, Cincinnati has lost 10 of 11 and 15 of 18 in the series. ... After hitting a 63-yard winner last week, Carolina’s Graham Gano missed his first kick of any kind this season when he was wide left on the extra-point attempt following Cam Newton’s TD pass to Devin Funchess against Washington. ... After an 0-3 start, the Texans have won three in a row to reach .500. ... After a 2-0 start, the Bucs lost their third in a row after a 34-29 loss to Atlanta. ... After a 2-0 start, the Broncos have lost four in a row. ... Houston’s J.J. Watt had a sack to give him at least one in four straight games and leave him tied for the NFL lead with seven this season. ... Falcons star receiver Julio Jones has gone 11 straight regular-season games without a TD since a Nov. 26, 2017, victory over Tampa Bay, when he had two scoring catches. ... The Ravens dominated the Titans 21-0 as they outgained Tennessee 361-106 and punted only once. The Titans lost their second straight and were shut out at home for the first time since moving into Nissan Stadium in 1999. Tennessee has not scored a touchdown in eight straight quarters. The Ravens couldn’t have looked much better in handing Tennessee its first shutout since Nov. 28, 2010.
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had five catches for 39 yards against the Vikings in his hometown. The 15th-year veteran fell to 0-6 in career visits to Minnesota, where the Cardinals have lost 10 straight games since they were in St. Louis in 1977.
Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen was hurt when Houston’s Whitney Mercilus hit his right elbow with his helmet after Allen’s pass. Derek Carr and Amari Cooper both left the Raiders’ 27-3 loss to Seattle in London with injuries. Carr was holding his left arm gingerly after getting sacked six times by the Seahawks. The bigger concern was for Cooper, the two-time Pro Bowl receiver who was evaluated for a concussion after a helmet-to-helmet hit from safety Bradley McDougald. ... Calvin Ridley, who was leading the Falcons with six touchdown catches, went out in the first half with an ankle injury and didn’t return. Mohamed Sanu was sidelined in the second half with a hip problem after hauling in a 35-yard touchdown pass. ... The Buccaneers lost defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who walked slowly off the field in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury. Ravens left guard Alex Lewis was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a neck injury after being hurt within the first minute of the fourth quarter. Lewis had been blocking on a run by Gus Edwards when he turned away from the pile slowly and went down. Trainers strapped him to a backboard and carted him off the field. Coach John Harbaugh said there’s a lot of optimism for Lewis, who was getting a CT scan at the hospital.
“We were just feeding off each other. We felt it early. I don’t know if it was Conor McGregor or whatever it was.” — Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott on the UFC star watching pregame before Dallas rolled to a 40-7 win over Jacksonville.
“At times, especially when I do things — stupid is the only word that comes to mind. We do some silly things to ourselves, but when it comes to having fun playing, I’m having fun playing.” — Colts quarterback Andrew Luck on his team’s mistakes after a 42-34 loss to the New York Jets.