Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) hauls in a touchdown pass over San Diego Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer. (AP photo by Gregory Bull)
Cleveland’s Trent Richardson runs for a 6-yard TD in the second quarter. (AP photo by David Richard)
Former Alabama All-America defensive back Javier Arenas returned a punt 24 yards for Kansas City in a 27-24 win over New Orleans on Sunday, moving to fourth place on the Chiefs’ punt return yardage list.
Arenas finished the day with three returns for 30 yards. In the NFL only since 2010, Arenas has 816 career punt return yards, which puts him past Dale Carter, who had 787 yards for Kansas City during 1992-96. The Chiefs’ all-time leader is J.T. Smith, who 2,289 during 1979-84.
Arenas also returned three kickoffs for 58 yards. He has 1,048 career kickoff return yards, which is 14th in Kansas City history. In addition, he had two tackles.
For the Saints, Roman Harper had a big day with 11 tackles, including one for loss, and two passes defended. He recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown, but the replay official ruled the ball carrier was already down when he lost the ball. Also for the Saints, Mark Ingram rushed five times for 11 yards.
Baltimore beat New England 30-21 as noseguard Terrence Cody has had a pair of tackles for the Ravens. Baltimore linebacker Courtney Upshaw added three tackles, including one of receiver Julian Edelman 13 yards behind the line. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower of the Patriots had five stops.
Rookie running back Trent Richardson scored his third touchdown for the Cleveland Browns on a 6-yard run against Buffalo. He finished with 27 rushing yards on 12 carries in a 24-14 loss. In addition, he caught six passes for 24 yards.
For Buffalo, defensive end Mark Anderson had two tackles, including an 11-yard sack on third down in the fourth quarter, despite being held by a lineman. The Bills declined the penalty, of course. Marcell Dareus assisted on a 10-yard sack late in the fourth quarter for his only tackle.
Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones caught five passes in the first half for 67 yards and a touchdown in a 27-3 win over San Diego, despite missing part of the half with a hand injury.
He hurt a hand when hit by Chargers safety Eric Weddle at the end of a 19-yard reception on the game’s first play from scrimmage. He returned in the second quarter. His touchdown came with 58 seconds left before intermission and covered 9 yards.
For San Diego, linebacker Jarret Johnson had four tackles.
Defensive end Wallace Gilberry had a tackle as Cincinnati beat Washington 38-31. Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was out with a knee injury he suffered in the preseason.
Ex-Tide safety Mark Barron had six tackles and a defended pass in as the Tampa Bay Bucs lost to Dallas 16-10.
In Arizona’s 27-6 win over Philadelphia, Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson had five tackles. For the Eagles, DeMeco Ryans had six stops, including one for lost yardage.
Oakland beat Pittsburgh 34-31 in overtime as linebacker Rolando McClain had nine tackles for the Raiders. Houston beat Denver 31-25, and Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson made four tackles and defended a pass.
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