The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST):
Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri broke Morten Andersen’s league record for career field goal attempts midway through the second quarter against Jacksonville.
Vinatieri made the 34-yarder to give Indianapolis a 10-7 lead over Jacksonville with 8:26 left in the first half.
He now has 710 attempts, one more than Andersen. Vinatieri already held the record for most field goals made, now at 597, and is the NFL’s career scoring leader with 2,660 points.
Earlier in the game, he became the first player in franchise history to make 500 extra points with the Colts and he's now the first player in Colts history to top the 1,500-point mark. He now has 1,502 since joining the Colts in 2006.
If almost losing to the Miami Dolphins on a 2-point conversion attempt wasn't rock bottom for the Washington Redskins, they found it against the New York Jets.
Already trailing the Jets 13-0 on two touchdown passes by Sam Darnold, Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins found fellow rookie Terry McLaurin for a 67-yard completion.
And then it was promptly wiped out.
Pro Bowl-caliber left guard Brandon Scherff was penalized half the distance to the goal for holding and then another half the distance for unsportsmanlike conduct, a three-quarters distance to the goal penalty pileup for the 1-8 Redskins.
Things didn’t get much better despite Jon Bostic returning a Sam Darnold interception to the Jets 16. Haskins was sacked for a 15-yard loss on third-and-5. Washington settled for Dustin Hopkins hitting a 44-yard field goal.
So much for Josh Allen’s inability to hit a deep pass.
The Bills starter hit receiver John Brown for a 40-yard touchdown to put Buffalo up 13-0 early in the second quarter of their game at Miami.
Allen entered the game facing criticism about his inability to go deep. The touchdown to Brown was just Allen’s fifth of 40 yards or longer this season.
Nick Foles and Adam Vinatieri got back on track quickly in Indianapolis.
In his first appearance since breaking his left collarbone in the season opener, Foles threw a perfect 34-yard TD pass to DJ Chark on Jacksonville’s second possession to make it 7-0.
The Colts answered with a 13-yard TD run from Marlon Mack but the louder roar came when Vinatieri made his 500th extra point with the Colts to tie the score at 7 late in the first quarter. Vinatieri has missed five field goals and six extra points this season, which prompted the Colts to bring in kickers for tryouts on Tuesday. But they decided to stay with the NFL’s career scoring leader.
The Cleveland Browns have upgraded their draft position courtesy of their trade of running back Duke Johnson to the Houston Texans.
The Browns have now landed a third-round pick in the next year’s draft after Johnson dressed for his 10th game of the season for Houston playing at Baltimore. The Browns were initially assured a fourth-rounder in the deal struck in August.
Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula is making his season debut for the Miami Dolphins.
Shula attended a Dolphins game for the first time this year Sunday and was on the sideline in a golf cart before kickoff against the Buffalo Bills, greeting team executives and some of his former players, including quarterback Dan Marino.
Shula, who turns 90 in January, recently returned to South Florida from California, where he lives for much of the year.
Shula holds the NFL record for most coaching victories with 347. He retired following the 1995 season.
Gentlemen, start your engines.
An AFC showdown featuring Houston's Deshaun Watson and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson highlights the NFL's Week 11 schedule. It’s intriguing enough to overshadow a 2018 Super Bowl rematch between New England and Philadelphia.
Aside from a key matchup of two of the AFC's top three teams, the Watson-Jackson matchup of former first-round draft picks is the league's first between quarterbacks with at least 15 touchdowns passing, five rushing and a quarterback rating of 100 or higher through their first nine games.
Watson is two touchdowns passing from becoming the fifth player to have 20 and at least five TDs rushing through the first 10 games of a season. Carolina's Cam Newton was the previous to do so in 2015.
Jackson last week joined Ben Roethlisberger, who did it in 2007, to become the only players to post two games with a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3 in the same season.
The AFC North-leading Ravens are 7-2 and have won five straight. The South-leading Texans are 6-3 and have won four of five.
The AFC East-leading Patriots are coming off their bye week to face the Eagles, less than two years after Philadelphia won its first Super Bowl title by beating New England 41-33 in Minnesota.
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