NFL round-up: Week 10

Published On November 12, 2012 | By Jill Saftel

Patriots vs. Bills

New England defeated Buffalo 37-31 Sunday. (Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE)

The Patriots stayed in prime position to maintain the No. 1 spot in the AFC East standings, hanging on for a 37-31 win over the division rival Buffalo Bills. Devin McCourty came up clutch with an interception in the end zone to eliminate any chance of a comeback for the Bills.

However, the Bills put up a good fight, taking a once 17-3 New England lead and coming within three points at 34-31 with just under eight minutes left to play. Ryan Fitzpatrick saw the opportunity to take the lead at the New England 15 when he aimed for T.J. Graham in the end zone, but threw instead directly to McCourty, leaving the Bills winless at Gillette since the stadium opened in 2002.

Jets vs. Seahawks

Rex Ryan couldn’t have been pleased with his team’s 28-7 loss. (Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE)

It was a familiar story for the Jets Sunday, as Rex Ryan stuck with Mark Sanchez and proceeded to get trampled in a 28-7 romping by Seattle. Russell Wilson threw touchdowns of 38 and 31 yards in the Seahawks win, which pushed the Jets to their worst start since 2007.

Sanchez couldn’t pull it together, as he recorded both an interception and a fumble. The Jets’ only touchdown came on a fumble return from Muhammad Wilkerson.

Dolphins vs. Titans

The Dolphins were crushed by the Titans, 37-3. (Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE)

Miami was crushed by the Titans Sunday, 37-3. The Titans were on track to set a record for most points allowed in a season, but then stumped the Dolphins.

Tennessee intercepted Ryan Tannehill three times and recovered a fumble from Reggie Bush to set up a touchdown, capitalizing on seemingly every Miami mistake.

For those not following the Titans, the win makes perfect sense considering their 51-20 loss to the Bears last week that prompted owner Bud Adams to put his team on notice. Needless to say, Tennessee responded.

Saints vs. Falcons

The Saints handed the Falcons their first loss Sunday, 31-27. (Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE)

The Saints handed Atlanta its first loss of the season with a 31-27 win Sunday. New Orleans came up big, with Jimmy Graham catching seven passes for a career-best 146 yards and two touchdowns.

Cornerback Jabari Greer brought the drama with a dive to break up a pass that would have been a touchdown on a fourth down play late in the game to keep New Orleans in it.

Drew Brees threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints’ mission to get back into the playoff race after a disappointing 0-4 start.

Giants vs. Bengals

Eli Manning couldn’t come up big in New York’s loss to the Bengals. (Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE)

Another New England-hated New York team came out on the losing end of Sunday’s NFL action, as the Giants suffered a 31-13 loss at the hands of the Bengals. Cincinnati snapped its four-game losing streak as Andy Dalton threw a career-high four touchdown passes, each one going to a different receiver.

The Bengals capitalized on New York’s errors, setting up third quarter touchdowns off a fumble and two Eli Manning interceptions. The Giants also turned the ball over four times in the second half alone.

The Giants go into their bye week with two consecutive losses.


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Jill studies journalism at Northeastern University, covers Hockey East for College Hockey News and is the sports editor for The Huntington News. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillsaftel, just don't ask her to choose between hockey and baseball, it's impossible.