New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) dives for a touchdown
CAPTION: October 17, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) dives for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez dives for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won easily, 24-6.
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis tackles Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall during the first half of their game Monday at MetLife Stadium. Despite his warning earlier in the week, Marshall did not in fact get kicked out after the second quarter.
Flip the switch
Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano holds on to the ball against Jets safety Jim Leonhard in the second quarter Monday.
Got you covered
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis deflects a pass intended for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall during the first quarter Monday at MetLife Stadium.
All the way back
Chicago Bears' Devin Hester (23) is congratulated by teammates after his 98-yard kickoff return against the Minnesota Vikings in the second half in Chicago. In the first half Hester received a 48-yard pass for a touchdown as the Bears went on to win 39-10. Despite his big night, Hester left the game with a chest injury.
They call him All DAY
Thus, on Sunday NIGHT, Adrian Peterson was held to 39 yards on the ground by the Chicago Bears. He did get into the end zone once, but Minnesota needed a few more TDs in the 39-10 drubbing at Soldier Field.
And the rout is on
Chicago's Marion Barber (No. 24) scores from three yards out in the first quarter Sunday night. While it did put the Bears up 16-0, it came in the first quarter when it seemed Minnesota had plenty of time to get back in the game. By halftime, however, it was 26-3 and the game was all but over.
Ray Rice is the man in Baltimore, but veteran Ricky Williams got into the act on Sunday, scoring in the fourth quarter to seal the Ravens' victory at home over Houston.
Shouldering the load
Tampa Bay kicker Connor Barth had four field goals, one in each quarter, and scored 14 points on Sunday. He was certainly a key player in the Bucs' 26-20 victory over NFC South rival New Orleans at home.
Baltimore running back Ray Rice picked up 101 yards on the ground and had another 60 receiving as the Ravens offense flexed its muscles for a change in putting up 29 points on Houston. The defense did its part, however, holding the Texans off the board for the game's final 20 minutes to allow the Ravens to come from behind.
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez scores the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter as Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins can't make the tackle. New England came back for a 20-16 win.
Up and over
Colts running back Donald Brown flies over Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson.
Take a seat
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu had to take a seat on the bench after a hit against the Jags left him with concussion-like symptoms.
Not this time
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo hands the ball to running back DeMarco Murray against the Patriots. Romo couldn't be the hero in this one, the Cowboys lost 20-16.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ran in for one touchdown against the Falcons, but couldn't lead his team to a win in a 31-17 loss.
NY bragging rights
Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick walks back to the sideline during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Giants.
Raiders linebacker Quentin Groves motions to the fans during Sunday's game in Oakland against the Browns.
Slump no more
Eagles tight end Brent Celek celebrates his touchdown against the Redskins. Philadelphia finally broke out of its losing slump with a 20-13 victory.
Here you go
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford gives the ball to RB Steve Jackson. The Rams learned how tough it is to face a champion in a 24-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Tom's the man
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led his team to a late score as New England defeated the Cowboys 20-16 at Gillette Stadium.
San Francisco tight end Delanie Walker (46) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Detroit. The Niners handed the Lions their first loss of the season, 25-19.
Hit and miss
Colts RB Donald Brown scores a touchdown on an 18-yard run while the Bengals' Chris Crocker can't get to him in time. Crocker had to feel a bit better when his team won, 27-17.
San Francisco's Frank Gore (21) rushes for a touchdown against the Lions, setting the tempo for the 49ers' win.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a great day for himself (383 yards, 1 TD) but couldn't lead his team to a win against the Bucs in a 26-20 loss.
Back in order
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy tries to get by the Redskins' Kevin Barnes. The City of Brotherly Love is feeling . . . well . . . the love again after a 20-13 victory.
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) takes down Buccaneers RB Kregg Lumpkin during Sunday's game. Tampa Bay won 26-20.
San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh experiences a bit of a wardrobe malfunction as he celebrates the 49ers' 25-19 victory over the previously unbeaten Lions in Detroit. This was shortly before ...
... Harbaugh (left) had to be separated from a furious Lions coach Jim Schwartz (right) as the teams left the field. Schwartz angrily chased Harbaugh, thinking the exuberant Niners coach had shoved him instead of shaking his hand. Harbaugh insisted the incident was just an accidentally hard handshake. Schwartz said he heard an obscenity.
Lions running back Maurice Morris (left) saves a punt from going into the end zone as teammate Maurice Stovall looks on in Detroit. The surprising Lions were hoping to get to 6-0 — but lost 25-19 to the equally surprising 49ers, with both teams landing at 5-1 on the season.
This interception by Giants cornerback Corey Webster with just over four minutes left in the fourth quarter quite possibly rescued New York from losing to Buffalo. With the scored tied 24-24, Webster picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick's pass near the end zone intended for Stevie Johnson (right). Johnson got a facemask penalty on the play, and the Giants used the ensuing field position to drive for a field goal and a 27-24 victory.
Sean Payton continues to coach the Saints despite getting injured on a running play during the first quarter in Tampa.
Texans guard Wade Smith pounces and recovers a fumble for a second-quarter touchdown during Houston's clash with the Ravens in Baltimore.
Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Cowboys wide receiver Laurent Robinson during the teams' showdown in Foxborough.
Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley tangles with Jaguars fullback Greg Jones during Pittsburgh's 17-13 home win.
Mark Davis, son of recently deceased Raiders owner Al Davis, stands on the field Sunday before Oakland's first home game since his dad's death. Staff wore "Al" jerseys to commemorate the NFL legend.
It's Ahmad, Ahmad, Ahmad world
Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw dives through the Buffalo defense for a third-quarter touchdown — his third TD of the day, helping New York record a 27-24 victory in East Rutherford, N.J.
Jaguars safety Dawan Landry loses his helmet as he hits Steelers tight end Heath Miller after Miller made a second-quarter catch in Pittsburgh.
Didn't see him coming
Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel goes through the back door to break up a pass intended for Redskins receiver Santana Moss at FedEx Field.
What a trip!
Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw braces for a hard landing as he's tripped by Bills cornerback Terrence McGee in the first half.
Colts running back Donald Brown gets some air as he hurdles over Cincinnati's Reggie Nelson.
Air National Guard planes give the fans at Lambeau Field quite a show before the Packers take on the Rams.
Can't control him
Steve Jackson is too quick for Packers cornerback Tramon Williams.
Reach for it
Rashard Mendenhall has the goal line in his sights, stretches for the end zone and scores a touchdown.
Detroit's Kyle Vanden Bosch plays thief and strips the ball from San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith in the first quarter.
Not going anywhere
Legedu Naanee comes down with the ball, but Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud makes sure he doesn't go any further.
Look it in
A Packers fan gets some reps in before heading into Lambeau Field to watch his team get it on.