Andrew Luck steals Peyton Manning's show in Colts' win

The Eagles have lost a franchise-worst nine in a row at home, with their last victory there coming Sept. 30, 2012, against the Giants.

The Cowboys, meanwhile, picked up their first road win of the season and are 3-0 in the NFC East for the first time since 2007.

A bad turn

In Houston's 17-16 loss at Kansas City, Texans Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Cushing was carted off after suffering a serious-looking injury, later reported to be a broken left leg and torn lateral collateral ligament.

It happened when he was blitzing on a second-down play, with Kansas City seven yards away from scoring. Cushing charged in, and violently flipped over a low block by running back Jamaal Charles.

Cushing, a former USC star, saw his 2012 season end after a month when he suffered a torn ACL in the same knee.


San Francisco, which posted a 31-17 victory at Tennessee, is rolling again. In each of their last four games, the 49ers have scored at least 30 points. The last time they did that was 1998 (Weeks 12-15) — and they should continue the trend Sunday at Jacksonville. The Jaguars are giving up an average of 31.7 points, second-most in the league.

Fancy feat

For the second consecutive week, Cincinnati's Mike Nugent won a road game with a field goal. His 54-yarder as time expired beat Detroit, 27-24, a week after his winning kick in overtime at Buffalo.

"I love how confident everyone is," said Nugent, whose 5-2 team leads the AFC North. "Nobody freaks out."

That's not to say the Bengals aren't sweating about the status of cornerback Leon Hall. He left the game early with an injured Achilles' tendon.

Tweet of the day

The Rams' Long, son of Hall of Fame defensive lineman Howie Long, was ejected Sunday for his role in a skirmish with the Panthers. On his long walk to the locker room, the Carolina fans pelted him with insults and evidently more.

Tweeted Long: "Thanks Carolina fans 4 the flipped birds+few bottles to the head. Sticks n stones may break my bones but aluminum zimas will never hurt me."

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