Week 4: LaDainian Tomlinson fuels Jets
Running back, New York Jets
Is Tomlinson finished? Far from it. LT turned in another solid game in Week 4 and his best as a Jet, rushing for 133 yards and two touchdowns in New York's 38-14 rout of Buffalo. Tomlinson had the 47th 100-yard game of his 10-year career -- and first since he had 105 on Oct. 26, 2008, when he was with San Diego. With 12,831 yards rushing, Tomlinson also passed Tony Dorsett to move into seventh place on the NFL's career list.
The Broncos entered Week 4 with the NFL's top passing offense, and they did plenty to bolster that mark against the Titans. Kyle Orton completed 35 of 50 passes for 341 yards and a pair of TDs. His 6-yard scoring strike to Correll Buckhalter with 1:33 left sent Denver to a 26-20 victory. Brandon Lloyd caught 11 passes for 115 yards and Eddie Royal had eight catches for 113 yards and a TD.
The Giants had 10 sacks (nine in the first half!), knocked out both Jay Cutler and backup Todd Collins, and cruised to a 17-3 victory over Chicago. New York held the Bears to 110 total yards and also forced three turnovers.
Wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals lost, but no one in Cincinnati will be pointing fingers at Owens, who torched the Browns' secondary. Owens had 10 catches for 222 yards, including a 78-yard TD, in a 23-20 loss. Owens moved past Isaac Bruce into second place on the league's career yardage list. Owens has 15,323 yards, second only to Jerry Rice's 22,895.
Wide receiver, Indianapolis Colts
T.O. wasn't the only wideout who shined in a losing effort. Wayne caught a franchise-record 15 passes for a career-high 196 yards in the Colts' 31-28 loss at Jacksonville. It was Wayne's first 100-yard receiving game since Week 15 of last season.
Cornerback, Green Bay Packers
Woodson returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown, helping the Packers escape with a 28-26 victory over Detroit. It was the 10th pick-six of Woodson's career. The veteran cornerback also had 13 tackles and three passes defensed.
Place-kicker, Atlanta Falcons
Bryant has become the Falcons' Mr. Clutch. Bryant kicked a 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining, lifting Atlanta to a 16-14 victory over the winless 49ers. Bryant also had field goals of 37 and 31 yards. Last week, Bryant kicked a 46-yarder in overtime to beat New Orleans.
Running back, Houston Texans
Despite being benched until midway through the second quarter (coach's decision), Foster had a huge game in Oakland. Foster scored on a 74-yard run and a 10-yard catch in the second half to lead Houston to a 31-24 victory. Foster finished with 131 yards on 16 carries.
Tight end, San Diego Chargers
Gates played a big part in the Chargers' domination of Arizona. Gates caught seven passes, all seven that were thrown in his direction, for 144 yards and two TDs as San Diego rolled to a 41-10 victory. Gates, who has at least one TD in all four games this season, became the seventh tight end in NFL history with 500 catches.
Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals
Anderson appears to have already fallen out of favor in Arizona. After beating out Matt Leinart in the preseason and earning the Cardinals' starting quarterback job, Anderson was benched in the second quarter of Arizona's loss to San Diego. Anderson threw a pair of interceptions, including one that was returned 31 yards for a TD by Shaun Phillips, before giving way to rookie Max Hall.
Wide receiver, Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles' biggest home-run threat was a nonfactor against the Redskins. Jackson caught a season-low three passes for only 19 yards in Philadelphia's 17-12 loss. A week after averaging 30.6 yards per catch against Jacksonville, Jackson's biggest gain on Sunday was 9 yards.
Cornerback, San Francisco 49ers
Clements played a terrific game at times, but his fumble during an interception return paved the way for the Falcons' victory. After picking off a Matt Ryan pass late in the fourth quarter and returning it 39 yards down the sideline, Clements had the ball knocked out of his hands by Atlanta WR Roddy White. The Falcons recovered at their own 7-yard line, and then drove to the winning field goal.
A week after allowing 200 yards rushing in a 38-30 loss at New England, Buffalo was trampled again on Sunday. The Jets gained 273 yards on the ground and scored two rushing TDs. Buffalo has allowed 30 or more points in three straight games for the first time since the 2000 season.
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