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The Journal Gazette

Monday, October 02, 2017 1:00 am

Extra points

Streaks & stats

Cincinnati's Andy Dalton finished 25 of 30 for 286 yards and four touchdown passes. The performance continued a stunning turnaround for Dalton, who didn't throw a TD pass and had four interceptions in his first two games. In the past two weeks, he has six TDs and no picks. ... Miami finished with 186 total yards – its fewest since its previous shutout, a 19-0 loss at Buffalo on Dec. 22, 2013. ... The Lions beat the Vikings 14-7 and have won nine of the past 14 meetings with their NFC North rivals. ... The Steelers dominated the Ravens 26-9 to earn their first win in Baltimore since 2012. ... San Francisco's skid against Arizona reached five with an 18-15 loss in overtime. ... The Chargers, who are 0-4 after a 26-24 loss to Philadelphia, have lost nine consecutive games going back to last season in San Diego.

Milestones

Houston's Deshaun Watson became the first rookie to throw four touchdowns and run for another one since Fran Tarkenton in 1961 and tied an NFL record for most TDs by a rookie quarterback in Houston's 57-14 victory. The 57 points were the most in franchise history. ... The Saints blanked the Dolphins 20-0 at London's Wembley Stadium. It was the first time the Saints didn't allow a point since Dec. 16, 2012, a 41-0 win against Tampa Bay. ... The Bills (3-1) are in first place in the AFC East. This is the latest the Bills have been alone in first place in their division since Week 7 in 2008, when they were 5-1. The Bills set a team record for most consecutive quarters without a turnover (15). The previous team record was 12, set in 2015. ... Carolina's Jonathan Stewart rushed 14 times for 68 yards to pass DeAngelo Williams and become the franchise's career leading rusher.

Injuries

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was lost to what could be a torn knee ligament, which would end his rookie season. He had 13 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown before his knee buckled on a third-quarter run and he went down and fumbled. ... Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota injured his hamstring and didn't play after halftime of the Tennessee's 57-14 loss in Houston. He will have an MRI today. ... The Raiders didn't have Derek Carr to try to lead them back in Denver after he was shaken up on sack in the third quarter of their 16-10 loss. Coach Jack Del Rio said Carr suffered from back spasms. ... The Falcons lost Julio Jones in the second quarter with a hip flexor injury. ... The Bills lost safety Colt Anderson to an arm injury in the first quarter.

– Associated Press