Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had nine catches for 114 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals’ 27-6 win over Philadelphia. Fitzgerald has 707 career receptions and became the youngest player in NFL history (29 years, 23 days) to reach the 700-catch mark. He surpassed the previous record (Jason Witten, 30 years, 133 days) by over a year.
With the victory, the Cardinals are 3-0 for the first time since 1974. Dating back to last season, Arizona has won 10 of its past 12 games.
The Tennessee Titans became the first team in NFL history to score five touchdowns of at least 60 yards in a game in their 44-41 overtime win over Detroit: Tommie Campbell, 65-yard punt-return TD; Jared Cook, 61-yard TD reception from Jake Locker; Darius Reynaud, 105-yard kick-return TD; Nate Washington, 71-yard TD reception from Locker; and Alterraun Verner, 72-yard fumble-return TD.
Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 233 yards and a touchdown (91 yards) in the Chiefs’ 27-24 overtime win over New Orleans. Charles, who also had six receptions for 55 yards, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown (November 19, 1961) as the only players in NFL history to record at least 225 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in the same game.
Charles, who rushed for 259 yards on January 3, 2010, has two career games with at least 230 rushing yards. Only Brown (three) has more.
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning passed for 330 yards in the Broncos’ 31-25 loss to Houston. The performance marked Manning’s 64th career 300-yard game, passing Pro Football Dan Marino (63) for the most in NFL history.
The Detroit Lions became the first team in NFL history to score two touchdowns in the final 18 seconds of regulation to either take the lead or force overtime. Detroit quarterback Shaun Hill threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson with 18 seconds remaining and then connected with Titus Young on a 46-yard TD as time expired to force overtime.
Three games – Detroit at Tennessee, Kansas City at New Orleans and the New York Jets at Miami – were decided in overtime. Today marked the first day since November 7, 2010 with three overtime games. The NFL record for the most overtime games in a single day is four, which has been done twice before (October 8, 1995 and October 20, 2002).
Minnesota’s Blair Walsh kicked a 52-yard field goal in the Vikings’ 24-13 win over San Francisco. Walsh, who had a 55-yarder in Week 1 and a 51-yarder in Week 2, is the first rookie in NFL history to kick a 50-yard field goal in each of his team’s first three games.