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NFL Roundup Week 11

By Carson Williams

The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9) lost to the Houston Texans (9-1) on Sunday 43-37 in overtime.  Houston quarterback Matt Schaub had a near record day, completing 43 of 55 passes for 527 yards and five touchdowns.  Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson caught 14 passes for 273 yards, both career highs.  Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne would not be outdone as he came off the bench to throw four touchdown passes.  Wide receiver Justin Blackman hauled in seven catches for 263 yards and a touchdown, giving him the third highest receiving total for rookie in NFL history.  Jacksonville head coach Mike Mularkey says that this game was a tough loss.

The Tampa Bay Bucanneers (6-4) beat the Carolina Panthers (2-8) in overtime 27-21. Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman completed 25 of 46 passes for 248 yards with three  touchdowns and two interceptions.  Running back Doug Martin also accounted for 138 yards on 24 carries on the ground.  Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a touchdown pass in the loss.   Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano says the game was a great win for the entire team.

Other highlights from around the league…

The Green Bay Packers (7-3) defeated the Detriot Lions (4-6) 24-20. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threwfor two touchdown passes and with 1:55 left in the game connected with Randall Cobb for a 22 yard touchdown pass which sealed the win.  In another overtime game, the Dallas Cowboys (5-5) squeaked by the (2-8) Cleveland Browns 23-20. The Denver Broncos (7-3) beat the San Diego Chargers (4-6) 30-23.  Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes and tied John Elway for second all time with 148 career victories.  The New England Patriots (7-3) demolished the Indianapolis Colts (6-4) 59-24.  Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns.

Other teams that came away with victories this week…

The Ravens, Jets, Falcons, Bengals, Redskins, and the Saints.

Also, teams that had the week off…

The NY Giants, Seattle, Tennessee, Minnesota.

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