Schaub passes for 527 yards in Houston comeback win

Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:35pm EST
 

By Julian Linden

(Reuters) - Houston quarterback Matt Schaub passed for 527 yards, equaling the second-highest single-game total in National Football League history, as the Texans fought their way back from the brink of defeat on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan also got it right when they really needed to as the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons both fought their way back to register comeback wins and stay on track for the playoffs.

The Packers (7-3), Super Bowl champions two seasons ago, came from behind to beat their NFC North division rivals, the Detroit Lions (4-6), 24-20.

The Texans and the Falcons, who share the best record in the NFL season after starting 9-1, both survived tight encounters against opponents they were expected to easily beat.

The Falcons rebounded after their first loss of the season last weekend to hold off the Arizona Cardinals (4-6) 23-20 while the Texans escaped with a 43-37 win over the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9) after being pushed to overtime.

The Dallas Cowboys (5-5) and Tampa Bay (6-4) needed overtime to win. The Cowboys beat the Cleveland Browns (2-8) 23-20 and Tampa Bay scored a 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers (2-8).

The New York Jets (4-6) and the Washington Redskins (4-6) both snapped three-game losing streaks, with the Jets beating the St. Louis Rams (3-6-1) 27-13 and the Redskins defeating the Philadelphia (3-7) 31-6 on Robert Griffin III's four touchdowns to hand the Eagles their sixth straight defeat.

The Kansas City Chiefs (1-9) suffered their seventh loss in a row when they were beaten 28-6 by the Cincinnati Bengals (5-5) in a rare week when most results went according to the script, albeit after some scares.   Continued...