Steelers stop Giants' streak; Week 9 NFL roundup
Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks for a call after being taken down by LaMarr Woodley #56 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 4, 2012, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. / Getty Images
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.Isaac Redman ran for 147 yards, and scored the winning touchdown from a yard out with 4:02 remaining Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers rallied past the New York Giants, 24-20.
NFL Week 9 Highlights
The Steelers (5-3) snapped New York's four-game winning streak by overcoming some uncharacteristic sloppiness and dominating the second half.
Temporary relief from the destruction of Superstorm Sandy was what New York's fans sought, and the Giants (6-3) provided it for a while. But they couldn't stop Redman or touchdowns of 51 yards for Mike Wallace and 4 yards for Emmanuel Sanders on passes from Ben Roethlisberger.
The Steelers arrived in New Jersey hours before the game, which might have accounted for their carelessness. They had the fewest giveaways in the NFL entering the game, but were neglectful with the ball and in pass coverage; cornerback Keenan Lewis had 87 yards on two pass interference penalties, and they wasted some great kick returns, too.
COLTS 23, DOLPHINS 20
Andrew Luck broke the NFL's single-game rookie record by throwing for 433 yards in leading Indianapolis.
Luck was 30 of 48 with two TDs and broke Cam Newton's previous mark of 422 yards set last season. And it came on the day coach Chuck Pagano returned to Lucas Oil Stadium for the first time since being diagnosed with leukemia.
Indy (5-3) has won three straight.
Miami (4-4) got another strong performance from Ryan Tannehill, too. He went 22 of 38 for 290 yards with one TD.
The rookie quarterbacks traded jabs all day, but Luck's 36-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton gave Indy a 20-17 lead, and Adam Vinatieri's 43-yard field goal with 6:03 left broke a 20-20 tie.
BUCCANEERS 42, RAIDERS 32
Rookie Doug Martin rushed for a franchise-record 251 yards and four touchdowns and Ahmad Black intercepted a Carson Palmer pass after Oakland had cut an 18-point deficit to three late in the fourth quarter.
Martin, who was born in Oakland, had a memorable homecoming for the Bucs (4-4) by scoring on runs of 1, 45, 67 and 70 yards in the second half as he gashed what had been an improved run defense for the Raiders (3-5).
Martin, the 31st pick in April out of Boise State, became the first back since at least 1940 to score on three TD runs of at least 45 yards in one game, according to STATS LLC.
PACKERS 31, CARDINALS 17
GREEN BAY, Wis.
Tom Crabtree had a 72-yard touchdown that was Green Bay's longest of the season, and Randall Cobb added two scoring catches.
The Packers (6-3) finished with a season-high 176 yards rushing on 39 carries, the first time in a month they've cracked the century mark.
James Jones also had a touchdown reception, and Green Bay goes into its bye week with a four-game winning streak.
The break comes at a good time for the Packers, who lost Clay Matthews, Jordy Nelson and Bryan Bulaga to injuries.
John Skelton was 23 of 46 for 306 yards, his most passing yardage since last December, but Arizona (4-5) lost its' fifth straight.
TEXANS 21, BILLS 9
Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes and Arian Foster ran for 111 yards against Buffalo's NFL-worst rushing defense.
Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 118 yards and Foster scored for the fifth straight game for Houston (7-1).
Mario Williams had a sack and five tackles in his return to Reliant Stadium after he signed with the Bills (3-5) in the offseason. The Texans made Williams the No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft and he's still Houston's career sacks leader (53).
Schaub won for the 10th time in 11 starts. He completed 19 of 27 passes for 268 yards.
PANTHERS 21, REDSKINS 13
Cam Newton completed 13 of 23 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown and ran eight times for 37 yards and a score as Carolina snapped a five-game losing streak.
The Panthers (2-6) were in desperate need of a win after a series of close defeats that had players questioning whether the team had any leadership. Newton responded with one of his best games of the season, including a 19-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith and an 82-yard completion that set up a score.
Robert Griffin III was 23 for 39 for 215 yards, ran 11 times for 53 yards and was sacked four times as the Redskins lost their third straight and fell to 3-6.
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