Jaguars running back Storm Johnson runs away from the Browns’ Tashaun Gipson, left, and John Hughes for a touchdown.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Cleveland Browns missed Pro Bowl center Alex Mack maybe even more than they envisioned. Without Mack in the lineup for the first time in his six-year career, the Browns hardly got anything going on the ground in a 24-6 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
The Bengals’ Marquis Flowers can’t stop Ahmad Bradshaw from reaching the end zone.
INDIANAPOLIS — The winds of fortune change swiftly in the NFL, where the Cincinnati Bengals find themselves battered by misery of gale-force proportion. A Cincinnati team awash in praise during a 3-0 start to the season is now 3-2-1, has a growing slew of injuries, and must somehow clean up its offense’s debris field after a performance so inept it occasionally crossed into dark comedy.
James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis: Had three tackles in a 28-26 win over Seattle.
Ohio State receiver Evan Spencer makes a one-handed grab for an 11-yard touchdown after beating Rutgers defensive back Lorenzo Waters in the third quarter on Saturday.
25 words or fewer: Ohio State and J.T. Barrett are streaking, but poll voters don’t seem impressed. Perhaps the prime-time fling in Happy Valley will garner attention. Perhaps.
OTTAWA — The Blue Jackets, already with three NHL rookies on their roster, added a fourth yesterday. Goaltender Anton Forsberg was recalled from minor-league Springfield and is expected to join the team in time for an afternoon practice today in San Jose, Calif. Forsberg, 21, has no NHL experience.
Denver’s Peyton Manning completed 22 of 26 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns.
Broncos 42, 49ers 17: Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s NFL record for touchdown passes with his 509th in host Denver’s rout of San Francisco last night.
A day later, Brian Kelly’s biggest regret was that Notre Dame let a game with Florida State come down to a situation where a penalty he still insisted should not have been called could so affect the outcome.
West Virginia president E. Gordon Gee said the students’ behavior was criminal.
Morgantown authorities yesterday assessed damage from riots that broke out following West Virginia’s 41-27 win over No. 4 Baylor on Saturday, and school president E. Gordon Gee warned students that he will not tolerate such behavior.
Blue Jackets rookie Alexander Wennberg has taken 10 shots but still is seeking his first goal.
Rookie forward Alexander Wennberg is third on the Blue Jackets with 10 shots on goal. He’s first among those feeling snakebit.