Marshall lands in record books
Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall said he did not enjoy his NFL record-setting day much. That's because his league-record 21 receptions came in a 28-16 loss to Indianapolis yesterday.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall said he did not enjoy his NFL record-setting day much.
That's because his league-record 21 receptions came in a 28-16 loss to Indianapolis yesterday.
"I believe it was one of those games where, whenever you accomplish something like that, it definitely feels good," Marshall said. "But we have goals, and our only goal is to win games. I'd definitely trade in a couple of those catches for a win."
Marshall broke the record set by Terrell Owens on Dec. 17, 2000 for San Francisco. He finished with 200 yards and two touchdowns and bettered his team record of 18 catches, set on Sept. 14, 2008, against San Diego.
Colts cornerback Kelvin Hayden gave Marshall his due.
"He's one of those elite receivers," Hayden said. "He's 6-4. You've got to play him aggressive and play your game. You can't get caught up into what he's doing and things like that. You just have to be effective at doing what you're doing and the chips will fall your way eventually.
"You know he's going to make his plays, but you have to make your plays as well."
The rest of the Broncos had eight catches for 77 yards.
Young leaves with injury. Tennessee quarterback Vince Young strained his right hamstring in the second quarter against the St. Louis Rams and did not return as the Titans finished off a 47-7 rout.
Coach Jeff Fisher described Young's injury as mild.
"We will just see how he is throughout the week," Fisher said. "I kept him warm and on the bike, and he would have been able to hand off and so that gives you kind of some idea. I am not going to comment any further than that."
Young said he could have returned if it were a playoff-type game.
Raiders lose Gradkowski. Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski left Oakland's game against visiting Washington at halftime with two injured knees.
JaMarcus Russell started the third quarter of what became a 34-13 loss and the Skins' defense teed off on him, getting six of its eight sacks in the second half.
Brian Orakpo tied the franchise record with four sacks. (Dexter Manley, Ken Harvey, and Phillip Daniels also had four sacks in a game.)
It was the most sacks for Washington since getting eight against Dallas in 1990.