Brady overshadows Manning in chilly Foxborough
(Reuters) - Tom Brady continued his success against Peyton Manning by throwing four touchdowns to lead New England to a 43-21 win over the Denver Broncos in chilly conditions in Massachusetts on Sunday.
The Patriots jumped out to a 27-7 halftime lead and went on to seize the top spot in the AFC from the Broncos.
Brady had 333 yards passing and improved his head to head record to 11-5 against Manning, who threw for 438 yards and had two TDs and two interceptions.
In San Francisco, Colin Kaepernick fumbled the ball at the St. Louis one-yard line to give the Rams a 13-10 victory.
The 49ers were in position to win the game in the final seconds, but Kaepernick lost the ball lunging at the goal line to end their hopes and drop San Francisco to 4-4.
In Seattle, running back Marshawn Lynch shrugged off trade rumors to score two touchdowns and spark the Seahawks in a 30-24 triumph over Oakland.
Lynch was mentioned as a possible trade target amid talk of locker room dysfunction prior to last week's deadline, but he instead produced 143 total yards in the win.
The Raiders fell to 0-8.
In earlier games, the Arizona Cardinals stayed atop the NFC, Robert Griffin III's return to the Washington Redskins lineup was spoiled by a Minnesota rally and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame starter Nick Foles' injury. Continued...