November 23, 2012

NFL Roundup: Texans win in OT; 'Skins triumph

Houston is helped by a Detroit coaching error, and Washington rides Robert Griffin III's arm.

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Tony Scheffler, Brice McCain
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Tony Scheffler of the Detroit Lions leaps over Houston defensive back Brice McCain during overtime Thursday. The Texans improved to 10-1 with a 34-31 victory.

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The Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor made the Cowboys (5-6) look like an overmatched college team during the decisive second quarter in his first trip to Texas as a pro.

Griffin was 8 of 8 for 178 yards with three touchdowns to key the first 28-point quarter in 13 years for the Redskins (5-6). The rookie became the first Washington quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in consecutive games.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo lost for the first time in six starts on Thanksgiving, despite a career-high 441 yards and three second-half touchdowns, including a career-long 85-yarder to Dez Bryant.

NOTES

COWBOYS: Receiver Miles Austin, cornerback Orlando Scandrick and linebacker Bruce Carter left the game against Washington due to injuries.

BRONCOS: Cornerback Tracy Porter practiced fully and will travel to Kansas City with the team for Sunday's game.

FALCONS: Receiver Julio Jones, who has a sore right ankle, was limited in his return to practice.

TEXANS: Linebacker Brooks Reed left the game against Detroit with a groin injury and didn't return.

BILLS: Cornerback Leodis McKelvin acknowledged he was wrong and won't dispute a $75 fine for failing to follow a crew member's orders during a flight from New York to Buffalo. McKelvin was ticketed for refusing to turn off his cellphone and failing to buckle his seatbelt.

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