Sproles, Saints get first win

By The Mercury

Drew Brees set an NFL record for most consecutive games with a touchdown on Sunday night, as the New Orleans Saints won their first game of the season, beating the San Diego Chargers 31-24.

Former Kansas State running back Darren Sproles played a role in the win, rushing five times for 9 yards and catching five passes for 28 yards.

Daniel Thomas rushed 10 times for 29 yards and a touchdown in a 17-13 win for the Miami Dolphins over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Thomas’ second-quarter touchdown gave the Dolphins a 7-6 lead, and they led the rest of the way. Thomas left the game with a head injury, and his status for next week is uncertain.

Terence Newman had a good game for the Bengals, making six stops and a fumble recovery.

William Powell got into the action during the Arizona Cardinals 17-3 loss to the St. Louis Rams. He rushed once for 7 yards and caught three passes for 20 yards.

Jordy Nelson was held to two catches for 29 yards receiving in the Green Bay Packers’ 30-27 shootout loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

In the Philadelphia Eagles’ 16-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bryce Brown had one carry for 4 yards.

The Washington Redskins lost their quarterback in a 24-17 loss to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons Sunday. Former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III left the game with a head injury early. Brandon Banks returned four kicks for 113 yards and two punts for 22 yards. Rob Jackson had three tackles.

Zac Diles had three tackles for the Tennessee Titans in a 30-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

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