The latest of week 12 in the NFL (All-Time EDT):
Philip Rivers was perfect in the first half for the Chargers, 19 of 19 for 187 yards and two touchdowns helping the Chargers to a 28-10 lead over the Cardinals.
Melvin Gordon also has a pair of TD races for the Chargers.
The Chargers (7-3) are trying to keep up with the leaders (9-2) in the AFC West.
Another of his AFC West rivals, Denver, is helping both of those causes when it comes to positioning in the playoffs. They are giving the Steelers (7-2-1) everything they can handle in the first half.
Ryan Tannehill of Miami made his first snaps in a game after having lost the previous five with a hurled hurled shoulder and it looked like he had lost nothing in Indianapolis.
Tannehill completed his first two passes for 34 yards, covering the inning with a screen pass that Kenyan Drake took 33 yards for a touchdown – ending the nine-quarter stretch of the Dolphins without a TD.
The race took just six games and was five games after Colts linebacker Darius Leonard injured his knee and headed straight into the locker room. Leonard arrived over the weekend leading the league with 104 tackles. His return was listed as questionable.
– Mike Marot of Indianapolis
Newcomer quarterbacks dominated the first games in week 12, when Lamar Jackson made two touchdowns to get the team through Oakland, Baker Mayfield played four TDs in the Browns' win over the Bengals and Josh Allen scored on the ground and in the air in a win over Jacksonville.
Tom Brady and Sony Michel had great days to lead the Patriots in a 27-13 win over the New York Jets, and Russell Wilson led Seattle 30-27 over the Panthers.
That spoiled a great day for Carolina's Christian McCaffrey.
In the other games, the Buccaneers defeated the 49ers by 27 to 9, while Super Bowl champion Eagles went from behind to beat the Giants 25-22.
The Cardinals scored in their opening when Josh Rosen gave a 25-yard touchdown to Larry Fitzgerald to take a 7-0 lead over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Rosen, who grew up in Manhattan Beach and went to UCLA, completed all four passes for 56 yards in front of fans from his hometown.
The StubHub Center also marks the 41st NFL stadium where Fitzgerald got a pass.
Tennessee Titans has downed wide receiver Taywan Taylor, who injured his foot a few weeks ago against Dallas for the Monday night game in Houston.
Taylor had been limited in practice this week.
The Titans also added off-line Derrick Morgan to the injury report as questionable with an illness. On the left, Taylor Lewan did not practice an illness, but was expected to play on Monday night.
– Teresa M. Walker, of Nashville, Tennessee
Christian McCaffrey has 10 footprints for 104 yards and a touchdown along with 17 carries for 125 yards and a score making him the first player in Carolina history with at least 100 yards receiving and running in the same game.
His total of 229 yards and counting against Seattle is also a franchise record.
Meanwhile, quarterback Cam Newton completed his first 14 passes in the first half and went 21-of-24 for 216 yards and two touchdowns when the Panthers built a 27-20 lead over the Seahawks.
– Steve Reed reporting from Charlotte, North Carolina
Jacksonville's running back Leonard Fournette and defensive Bills Shaq Lawson were sent off after swapping punches on the sideline at the end of the third quarter of their game.
The fight began after Jags' Donte Moncrief picked up what was initially considered a 30-yard TD pass on the left pillar. He was fighting for control of the ball with Levi Wallace when a Jaguars player hit Jordan Poyer's safety behind him, and then Lawson rushed in and hit Fournette.
Lawson and Fournette made their way to the side of the stands where they exchanged punches while Jaguars hurrying back, with Hyde Hughes and Jeremy Hughes, tried to separate them.
The two were then escorted out of their respective side lines and started yelling at each other as they reached the tunnel. Lawson had to be restrained by a Bills officer while Fournette was asked to wait – he was then struck on the left shoulder by a fan who had risen from the stands.
– John Wawrow of Orchard Park in New York
Tom Brady came in at 3,000 yards for the 16th consecutive season, tying Peyton Manning to second in NFL history, behind Brett Favre's 18-game sequence.
The New England quarterback topped 3,000 early in the fourth quarter with a 17-yard completion for a Josh Gordon dive. Earlier, he became the NFL's career leader in total yards passing in both regular season and playoff games.
Brady entered the game against the New York Jets on Sunday needing 147 yards to pass Manning's 79,279 mark. He did it with a 16-yard pass to Gordon at the start of the second quarter.
Brady He had the chance to set another record, needing four touchdown passes to reach Manning's top 579 for most in NFL history, including post-season games.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton injured his passing hand while trying to recover from a disaster early in the second half of the game against Cleveland Browns.
Dalton chased a crack that went over his head and was caught in a pileup. He immediately went to a locker room for an exam.
The Browns recovered fumble, and Baker Mayfield threw his fourth touchdown to a 35-7 lead. Dalton was 10 of 17 for 100 yards with one touch and one interception.
Dalton broke his right thumb at the end of the 2015 season and missed the playoffs.
– Joe Kay reporting from Cincinnati
Arizona quarterback Josh Rosen wore a black T-shirt during the first Los Angeles Fire Department support exercises and asked fans to send donations to the Red Cross for relief before Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center.
Rosen is a native of Southern California. He grew up in Manhattan Beach and went to UCLA before being named in 10th place by the Cardinals in the draft in April.
– Report by Joe Reedy of Los Angeles
When Jason Myers of the Jets fielded a 55-yard field goal with 3 second-half timeouts against New England, he became the first kicker in NFL history to score five 55-yard goals in a season.
Myers also had 55 yards against Miami, Minnesota and Buffalo. He made 56 yards in Miami, the second longest in the franchise. Chandler Catanzaro scored a 57-yard goal against Cleveland last season.
Myers also tied the Jets' field-goal distance record for the fourth time this season with his 55-yard boot. He tied the score at 10 on break.
– Barry Wilner, of East Rutherford, New Jersey
Saquon Barkley hit the big 5-0 again against Philadelphia.
The Giants rookie had a 51-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give New York a 19-3 lead over Super Bowl champion Eagles.
Barkley dominated the long-term art against them.
He had a 55-yard gain on a screen pass and a 50-yard TD rushed into the first game of this season among NFC East rivals. Barkley had 130 yards running and took nine passes for 99 yards in that game last month, and he had 94 yards running in the first half of Sunday.
– Dan Gelston of Philadelphia
Browns safety Damarious Randall predicted on Friday that his team would dribble the Bengals if wide receiver A.J. Green did not play, and so far Cleveland has a 21×0 lead.
Randall just picked up Andy Dalton near the midfield, ran out of bounds and handed the ball to former Cleveland Hue Jackson trainer, now a special assistant in Cincinnati.
Meanwhile, in Baltimore, Cyrus Jones returned a 70-yard shot for a touchdown to give the Ravens a 10-7 lead over Oakland. It was the Ravens' longest game of the year.
The Ravens field goal was also the product of a great move: rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson hit Mark Andrews for the set-up. Jackson ran only once while carrying 27 times in his first NFL match last week against Cincinnati.
– Joe Kay reporting from Cincinnati and David Ginsburg reporting from Baltimore
Tom Brady became the NFL's career leader in total yards passing in both regular season and playoff games.
The Patriots quarterback entered Sunday's game against the New York Jets needing 147 yards to pass Peyton Manning's 79,279 mark. He did it with a 16-yard pass to Josh Gordon at the start of the second quarter.
Brady also entered the game needing 252 yards to reach 3,000 for the 16th consecutive season, tying Manning as the second most behind only Brett Favre's 18 seasons.
Brady had the chance to score another record on Sunday. He needs four touchdown passes to surpass Manning's 579 in NFL history, including the postseason games.
– report by Dennis Waszak Jr. of East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The rookie quarterback class this year got off to a good start in week 12.
Josh Allen gave a 75-yard pass to Robert Foster to help Buffalo beat Jacksonville 14- 0 while Baker Mayfield made a pass to Cleveland as the Browns jumped to a 14-0 lead over Cincinnati.
Josh Rosen leads the cardinals against the shippers at the end of the day.
Meanwhile, Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots announced his return from injury by taking a touchdown pass from Tom Brady to forge a tie in 7 games with the New York Jets.
Not exactly Showdown Sunday in the NFL in week 12.
Of the 11 games on the deck, neither involves two teams with record wins. The closest is the Seattle visit in the afternoon (5-5) to Carolina (6-4), while a couple of 5-5 teams meet at the end of the day when Miami visits Indianapolis.
Elsewhere, jaguars visit the Bills, the Browns visit the Bengals, the Patriots travel to the Jets, the Giants are in Philadelphia, the 49ers go to Tampa Bay and the Raiders visit Baltimore.
The Cardinals visit the Chargers and the Steelers visit the Broncos at the end of the day.
Perhaps the biggest clash is on Sunday night when the Packers (4-5-1) visit the Vikings (5-4-1) in a NFC North rivals' bout competing for a wild-card playoff.
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