Three NFL Records Set On Sunday

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the first NFL quarterback to throw at least three touchdown passes in each of the first six games of a season. He had three in the first half of today's game against Dallas. Brady's 12-yard TD to Wes Welker with 3:34 left in the first half was Brady's third of the game, and the second TD catch by Welker. That increased Brady's NFL-leading touchdown total to 19. Brady threw four TDs against Buffalo in the season opener and three in every game since.

Green Bay remained atop the NFC North with a 5-1 mark with a come-from-behind 17-14 victory over the Washington Redskins at soggy Lambeau Field. Charles Woodson returned a fumble 57 yards for the go-ahead touchdown. That came after Packers defensive lineman Corey Williams stripped Santana Moss on an end-around late in the third quarter. Brett Favre had a so-so day. He completed 19-of-37 for 188 yards and two interceptions. Favre also established an NFL career-record when he threw his 278th interception. The Redskins are 3-2.

Tony Gonzalez, who admits he "hated football" when he first played as a youngster, has now caught more touchdown passes than any tight end in NFL history. The eight-time Pro Bowler of the Kansas City Chiefs caught a 3-yard pass from Damon Huard in the first quarter of the Chiefs' 27-20 win over Cincinnati. That broke the record of 62 TD receptions set by Shannon Sharpe from 1990 to 2003. The Chiefs offense woke up with 354 total yards. Running back Larry Johnson ran for 119 yards on 31 carries as the 3-3 Chiefs stayed atop the AFC West. Meanwhile, the 1-4 Bengals are in danger of having their season slip away. Cincinnati has lost seven of eight dating back to last season.


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