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New England won its 19th straight game, setting an NFL record for consecutive wins — counting the playoffs — with a 24-10 victory over Miami. New England (4-0) broke the mark set by Chicago (1933-34 and 1941-42) and matched by Miami (1972-73), San Francisco (1989-90) and Denver (1997-98). New England's Tom Brady threw two TD passes, but had his worst statistical start as a pro — going 7-for-19 for 76 yards and an interception. ... Curtis Martin, Jets, passed Franco Harris for ninth place on the NFL career rushing list, finishing Sunday with 12,171 yards.


Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger is only the sixth rookie quarterback to win his first three starts since the NFL merger in 1970. He was 16-for-21 for 231 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score in Pittsburgh's 34-23 victory over Cleveland. ... Cleveland's Phil Dawson has made all 11 of his field-goal attempts this season and 21 in a row overall. ... Oakland has lost 12 straight road games. ... Curtis Martin had his string of three straight 100-yard rushing games broken, gaining 77 yards on 22 carries in the Jets' 16-14 victory over Buffalo. ... St. Louis snapped Seattle's 10-game home winning streak.


Oakland's Jerry Rice failed to catch a pass for the second time in four weeks. He holds the NFL record for consecutive games with a reception at 274, a streak that ended this season. ... Dallas allowed its first rushing TD in 28 quarters, Tiki Barber's 3-yarder in the Giants' 26-10 victory. ... Emmitt Smith failed to surpass Walter Payton's NFL record of 78 100-yard rushing games, running for 63 yards in Arizona's overtime loss to San Francisco. Smith left in the fourth quarter with a groin injury.


Miami is 0-5 following its 24-10 loss to New England, matching the worst start in franchise history. The 1966 expansion Dolphins also lost their first five games. Miami had two turnovers to push its NFL-high total to 14. ... The Steelers are 4-1 for only the third time in 22 seasons. ... Atlanta missed a chance to reach 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, falling 17-10 to Detroit to give Jim Mora the first loss of his head coaching career. ... The Jets are 4-0 for the second time in franchise history. The last time they opened 4-0 was 2000, when they failed to make the playoffs and finished 9-7.


Detroit has won both its road games this season after setting an NFL record by losing 24 straight away from home the previous three years. ... The Giants' Steve Christie made all four of his field-goal attempts in New York's 26-10 victory over Dallas after missing three last week against Green Bay. The Giants have won four straight to improve to 4-1 and match their 2003 victory total.