Noteworthy nuggets from Week 3

A look at a few of the notes to come off the NFL Network research desk in Week 3:

Cowboys 27, Texans 13

After calling an NFL-low 29.6 percent of run plays during their 0-2 start, the Cowboys had 27 run plays and 30 pass plays (47.4 percent) against the Texans.

The Texans allowed 284 pass yards, and have now allowed 1,106 pass yards in three games this season, the second most allowed by any NFL team through three games since 1950.

Ravens 24, Browns 17

Anquan Boldin finished with eight receptions for 142 yards and tied his career high with three TDs, while becoming the fastest in NFL history to reach 600 receptions (606 in 98 career games).

Peyton Hillis had 22 rushes for a career-high 144 yards, the sixth-most ever allowed by Ravens.

Bengals 20, Panthers 7

The Bengals recorded four takeaways for the second straight game.

Chiefs 31, 49ers 10

The Chiefs improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2003, when they started 9-0 and finished 13-3 (seventh 3-0 start in franchise history).

The Chiefs out-rushed the 49ers 207-43. Jamaal Charles had 12 rushes for 97 yards while Thomas Jones posted 95 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.

Patriots 38, Bills 30

The Patriots have won 14 straight over the Bills, tied for fifth-longest win streak by one team vs. an opponent in NFL history. Tom Brady has won 22 consecutive home starts.

Randy Moss had two receiving TDs and now has 151 in his career, joining Jerry Rice as the only players in NFL history to reach 150 receiving touchdowns.

C.J. Spiller scored on a 95-yd kick return TD and 5-yard receiving TD, the first Bills rookie to do so in the same game.

Falcons 27, Saints 24 OT

The Falcons out-rushed the Saints 202-43 and had 50 rushing attempts, their second-most since 1987.

Tony Gonzalez had eight receptions for 110 yards and  TD for his 27th career 100-yard game, extending his own NFL record among tight ends.

Titans 29, Giants 10

The Titans have won 10 straight and 15 of the last 16 vs. the NFC.

Vikings 24, Lions 10

Adrian Peterson’s 80-yard touchdown run was the longest of his career. Peterson had 23 rushes for 160 yards and two TDs.

The Lions suffered their 22nd consecutive road loss (tied for third-longest in NFL history).

Steelers 38, Buccaneers 13

Charlie Batch improved to 4-1 with Steelers as the starter, picking up his first win as a starter since Week 1 in 2006.

Hines Ward scored his 80th career TD, which ties Jerome Bettis for second in franchise history.

Rams 30, Redskins 16

First overall draft pick Sam Bradford picked up his first career win as starter, the first Rams rookie QB to win since Tony Banks won five games in 1996.

Eagles 28, Jaguars 3

The story was Michael Vick, who had his first career game with three-plus passing TDs and a rushing TD. It was Vick’s fourth career game with three-plus passing TDs and his 291 passing yards tied for fourth-most in his career. Here’s Vick’s highlights in video.

Colts 27, Broncos 13

Peyton Manning went 27-for-43 for 325 yards and three TDs, his 62nd career game with three-plus passing TDs to tie Dan Marino for second all-time.

Austin Collie set career-bests in receptions (12) ands yards (171 yards)  and tied a career-best with two TDs.

Seahawks 27, Chargers 20

Leon Washington had a 101-yard kick return TD and a 99-yd kick return TD to become the 10th player in NFL history with two kick return TDs in a single game.

The Chargers gained 518 total yards, the third-most in franchise history in a loss.

Philip Rivers went 29-for-53 for 455 yards, breaking Dan Fouts’ franchise record for passing yards (444). A look at Rivers’ highlights here.

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