NFL Wrap: RG3 injured in Redskins' win
LANDOVER, Md. -- Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III says he doesn't think he has a torn ACL in his right knee.
Griffin was injured in the final minute of the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-28 win over the Baltimore Ravens (see full recap)
. The team announced he had a sprained knee. He was scheduled to have an MRI later in the evening.
Griffin tore the ACL in the same knee at Baylor, causing him to miss most of the 2009 college season.
Said Griffin: "I'm not a doctor, but I know what an ACL feels like -- and it doesn't feel like an ACL."
Wilson sets rookie record in Giants win
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Rookie David
Wilson returned a kickoff 97 yards for one touchdown, ran for two more
scores and piled up 327 all-purpose yards and Eli Manning threw four
touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants to s 52-27 win over the New
Orleans Saints on Sunday (see full recap).
The win allowed the Giants (8-5) to
maintain their one-game lead in the NFC East over Washington and Dallas.
The loss all but ended the playoff hopes of Drew Brees and the Saints
(5-8). The win also ended the Giants' three-game losing streak against
the Saints, who turned the ball over four times in losing their third
Manning had TD passes of 6 yards to
Martellus Bennett, 5 yards to Domenik Hixon, 25 yards to Hakeem Nicks
and 10 yards to Victor Cruz. Wilson scored on runs of 6 and 52 yards and
finished with 100 yards on 13 carries on the biggest day of his career.
Seahawks embarrass Cardinals
SEATTLE -- Richard Sherman and Bobby
Wagner stood face to face, screaming at each other in celebration,
counting up all the turnovers the Seattle Seahawks accumulated.
There were plenty, along with a franchise record for points in a 58-0 rout of the inept Arizona Cardinals on Sunday (see full recap).
Sherman and Wagner each had two
interceptions, part of the eight turnovers forced by the Seahawks.
Marshawn Lynch had three touchdown runs and Seattle (8-5) kept firm
grasp on the final NFC wild-card spot. It also kept alive slim chances
of catching San Francisco in the NFC West.
The Seahawks also picked up their first
division victory of the season and gave coach Pete Carroll his first
eight-win season in three years with the Seahawks.
Leon Washington's 3-yard run with 2:32
left pushed the Seahawks past the old record of 56 points scored against
Buffalo in 1977. The eight takeaways were their second most, equaling a
After tragedy, Cowboys edge Bengals
CINCINNATI -- Numb. Grieving. Distracted. The Cowboys were all those things on Sunday, dealing with the death of one teammate and the tribulations of another.
Winners, too, though they hardly felt like it.
Dan Bailey kicked a 40-yard field goal as time ran out, sending the Cowboys to a 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that ended a tough afternoon with a little bit of relief and their playoff chances enhanced (see full recap)
Didn't last long, though. There will be a lot more emotional days ahead in Dallas.
"It's a hard, hard situation we're in," quarterback Tony Romo said. "There's no playbook for this sort of thing in life."Luck rallies Colts past Titans
INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck and Adam Vinatieri are at it again.
The rookie quarterback led the Colts back from a 13-point second-half deficit Sunday, and the veteran kicker made a 53-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give Indianapolis the lead and a 40-yarder a little later to seal a 27-23 victory over Tennessee (see story)
Luck has now engineered six fourth-quarter comebacks this season, and Indy (9-4) is 8-1 in one-possession games. And Vinatieri, long considered the best clutch kicker in league history, delivered again as the surprising Colts moved a step closer to making the playoffs with coach Chuck Pagano watching his third straight game from inside Lucas Oil Stadium.
Tennessee (4-9) dropped to 0-5 all-time at Lucas Oil Stadium and wasted a brilliant first-half performance from Jake Locker.Packers top Lions in nightcap
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers added even more spice to next weekend's game in Chicago, moving within one win of the NFC North title with their 27-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night (see full recap)
DaJuan Harris rushed for a score in his first appearance with the Packers, Aaron Rodgers added the longest TD run of his career and Mike Daniels returned a fumble 43 yards as Green Bay (9-4) opened a one-game lead over Chicago. Beat the Bears next weekend at Soldier Field, and Green Bay wins the NFC North for a second straight year.
"The main thing is we won," Rodgers said. "We're first in the division by a game and we put ourselves in good position, not only for the division but potentially for a first-round bye. The division is our first goal. ... We can wrap things up next week. It's a tough opponent, a tough place to play. There's a lot on the line."
Calvin Johnson had 118 yards receiving to put him over 1,500 for the year, but it wasn't enough to keep the Lions (4-9) from dropping their fifth straight. This was the third straight game they've blown a lead of 10-plus points, tying an NFL record shared by six other teams.© 2012 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.