Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews continues to make little impact, as he was held to just one catch in a 34-28 win over the Steelers in Week 14. Matthews brought in one of the two passes thrown his way for 5 yards.
Matthews is now four games removed from his breakout, two-touchdown performance in Week 10 against the Buccaneers. In four games since, he has just 80 yards on 10 catches.
Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was forced out of Sunday's contest against San Francisco in Week 14 with a foot injury.
Wright left the game in the second quarter with the injury and was taken back to the locker room for further tests. He was ruled questionable to return. He had three total tackles (two solo) before leaving the game.
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green caught six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-28 victory over the Colts. Green was targeted eight times.
It was the second straight game with a touchdown for Green, who also has two consecutive outings with 70 or more receiving yards. He now has has 1,175 receiving yards on the season, with eight touchdowns.
The Bengals face the Steelers in Week 15. Green caught six passes for 41 yards when the teams played in Week 2.
Tom Brady passes for 323 yards and two scores in second half
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Another awful start for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his offense seemed destined to result in an awful finish until he rescued them Sunday against Cleveland.
Brady was just 1 of 6 for 5 yards and an interception in the first quarter and managed just 95 yards passing in the first half. New England was blanked before intermission and has scored just 10 point in first halves in the last four games combined.
But Brady loosened up the Browns defense with short throws in the third quarter before racking up big chunks on longer passes. He played hero again with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman with 1:04 left in the game and, after his team recovered an onside kick, a 1-yard game-winner to Danny Amendola.
Brady finished 32 of 52 for 418 yards - including 323 in the second half - two touchdowns and a pick despite losing tight end Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury in the third quarter. He will try to maintain the momentum next Sunday at Miami.
If Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace was looking to show his former team what they are missing, he probably had a better performance in mind than what he ended up with in Week 14 against the Steelers Sunday.
Wallace's run of solid play came to an end, as he was held to just two catches for 19 yards. His scoring streak came to an end at two games, leaving him with just three in his first season since joining the Dolphins on a big free agent contract.
Wallace was showing signs of coming around in recent weeks, and will try to get back on track in Week 15. The Dolphins face the Patriots next Sunday.
Raiders backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor got into the mix Week 14 at N.Y. Jets, but he appeared for just one drive in the first half during a 37-27 loss. Pryor led Oakland on a 14-play, 58-yard scoring drive that started late in the first quarter and ended early in the second quarter with a 41-yard field goal.
Pryor completed 2 of 5 passes for 20 yards, while rushing three times for 4 yards. He came close twice to throwing for a touchdown on his only drive. But a 15-yard touchdown pass to Rod Streater was batted away by the defense, and a 23-yard touchdown pass to Andre Holmes fell incomplete because of a bad pass by Pryor.
Coach Dennis Allen explained after the game why Pryor only appeared for the one series.
"Obviously, Terrelle moved the ball downfield for us," Allen said, per The San Francisco Chronicle. "But we really had something going with Matt (McGloin) in the second half."
Though the Chiefs mostly kept the ball on the ground on a snowy day Week 14 at Washington, quarterback Alex Smith still threw for multiple touchdowns for the fourth straight game, connecting with wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on a 21-yard pass in the first quarter and running back Jamaal Charles on a 5-yard toss in the second.
In all, Smith completed 14 of 20 passes for 137 yards. The 20 pass attempts were a season low and less than half of what he had against the Broncos last week. Of course, with running back Jamaal Charles piling up 151 yards on 19 carries and Dexter McCluster and Quintin Demps contributing touchdowns on special teams, the Chiefs didn't need Smith to throw much. He attempted only seven passes in the second half.
Smith will attempt to keep the multiple-touchdown streak alive in what looks to be another favorable matchup Week 15 at Oakland.
Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran 17 times for 48 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 42-28 victory over the Colts. He was targeted once in the passing game, but finished with no receptions.
Green-Ellis' first touchdown came on a challenge in the second quarter. He was initially ruled down on the 1-yard line after a fourth-down rush attempt. But reviews showed that Green-Ellis tripped on his own, and therefore wasn't down by contact as he fell into the end zone.
His second touchdown came with far less fanfare, on a one-yard run in the third.
Green-Ellis, who now has three touchdowns in his last two games, faces the Steelers in Week 15. He ran 22 times for 75 yards against them when they first played in Week 2.
Bengals running back Giovani Bernard ran 12 times for a career-best 99 yards in Sunday's 42-28 victory over the Colts. Bernard also caught four passes for 49 yards. He was targeted four times.
While Bernard led the team in rushing yards, he yielded the touchdowns to BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who scored twice. Bernard had three runs of 19 or more yards in the game, and a 22-yard catch in the second quarter.
The Bengals face the Steelers in Week 15. Bernard ran for 38 yards and a touchdown, while catching one pass for 27 yards and another touchdown, when the teams first played in Week 2.
Matt Cassel throws two fourth-quarter TDs in close loss
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel did enough Sunday to put Minnesota in position to beat the Ravens Week 14, but the defense had trouble making late stops in a 29-26 loss. Cassel completed 17 of 38 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 6 yards.
Cassel was hardly a factor in the first half, completing 10 of 21 passes for 114 yards, and he led Minnesota to just two field-goal drives through three quarters. The Vikings were trailing 7-6 heading into the fourth quarter before the weather started to improve, and so did Cassel.
Both teams had to fend off heavy snowfall in the first half, but it started to let up in the second half and both teams combined for 44 points in the fourth quarter. Cassel put Minnesota ahead with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Jerome Simpson with 14:22 remaining. The ensuing two-point conversion failed.
Minnesota held the lead until things got interesting late in the game. There were five lead changes in the final 2:05. Cassel led two scoring drives in that span. He led a two-play, 68-yard scoring drive, which ended with a 41-yard touchdown run by Toby Gerhart. He then led a three-play, 79-yard scoring drive, which ended with a 79-yard catch-and-run by Cordarrelle Patterson.
Cassel threw two touchdowns for the second time this season. He's surpassed 200 passing yards in each of his last two starts. The Vikings are back in action Week 15 vs. Philadelphia.