NFL Recap: Week 11

Bailey Adams, Sports Editor

With the 11th week of the NFL season in the books, here’s a look at three of the biggest games on last week’s schedule:

*Home team listed second

Detroit 6, Arizona 14

Two early touchdowns from Drew Stanton to Michael Floyd was enough for the Arizona defense on Sunday as they held the Lions to just two field goals. Stanton finished with 306 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in his first start in place of the injured Carson Palmer. The Detroit offense managed just 11 first downs and was held without a touchdown for the first time all season. The Cardinals’ sixth straight win improves their NFL-best record to 9-1. The Lions fell to 7-3 but still hold a share of the NFC North lead with Green Bay.

Philadelphia 20, Green Bay 53

The Green Bay Packers put up their second straight 50-point week against one of the top teams in the NFC. Aaron Rodgers continued his MVP-type campaign, throwing for 341 yards and three touchdowns. His performance, along with four forced turnovers and two defensive touchdowns by the Green Bay defense, pulled the team into a tie with Detroit atop the NFC North. Philadelphia’s Mark Sanchez totaled 346 yards and two touchdowns, but it was not enough to keep up with Rodgers and the Packers.

New England 42, Indianapolis 20

The Patriots continued to look like one of the top teams in the NFL this week, blowing out the Colts on the road. Jonas Gray, who had zero career touchdowns coming into the game, rushed for 201 yards and four touchdowns. Tom Brady picked up 257 yards and two touchdowns through the air en route to the Patriots’ eighth win of the season. Their 8-2 record is good enough for first in the AFC East. Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck threw for 303 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a losing effort. The Colts drop to 6-4, just one game ahead of the Houston Texans for first in the AFC South.

Other Week 11 NFL scores:

Buffalo 9, Miami 22

Atlanta 19, Carolina 17

Minnesota 13, Chicago 21

Houston 23, Cleveland 7

Seattle 20, Kansas City 24

Cincinnati 27, New Orleans 10

San Francisco 16, New York Giants 10

Denver 7, St. Louis 22

Tampa Bay 27, Washington 7

Oakland 6, San Diego 13

Pittsburgh 27, Tennessee 24