NFL: Schaub passes for 527 yards in Houston comeback win

Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:01pm EST
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By Julian Linden

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

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

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

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

The Falcons rebounded from their first loss of the season last weekend to hold off the Arizona Cardinals (4-6) 23-19 while the Texans escaped with a 43-37 win over the struggling Jaguars (1-9) after being pushed to overtime.

The New England Patriots (7-3), last season's beaten Super Bowl finalists, thrashed the Indianapolis Colts (6-4) 59-24, matching a franchise record for points scored, with quarterback Tom Brady throwing three touchdowns.

Peyton Manning, who left the Colts for Denver, led the Broncos (7-3) to a 30-23 win over the San Diego Chargers (4-6), adding more honors to his list of achievements.

It was Manning's 148th career win, tying John Elway in second place for the most wins by a starting quarterback.   Continued...