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ProCanes NFL Recap: Week Nine

Duke Johnson scores his first two TDs of the season, Jimmy Graham returns to the endzone, and Frank Gore reaches another milestone

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears 41 - Buffalo Bills 9

Bears S Deon Bush recorded his first tackle since Week 1 as the Chicago defense held the Bills to only 9 points. P Pat O’Donnell continued his string of steady performances by punting 5 times for 200 yards, dropping 4 inside of the 20.

Kansas City Chiefs 37 - Cleveland Browns 21

Browns RB Duke Johnson had a big day, reaching the endzone for the first time this season before following it up with another touchdown, both coming through the air:

Johnson finished with 9 receptions for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns, as well as an 8-yard rush. TE David Njoku had the second-most receiving yards on the team, hauling in 4 receptions for 53 yards.

Chiefs DT Allen Bailey contributed 4 tackles in the win.

Miami Dolphins 13 - New York Jets 6

Less than 24 hours after the Canes trudged through Hard Rock Stadium in a monsoon, the Dolphins and Jets had to deal with less than ideal playing conditions on the same field.

Concerns about Hard Rock Stadium field conditions for Jets-Dolphins game - ESPN

The game did go on as planned, and the Dolphins were able to come out on top in the extremely sloppy game. While the Miami offense was unable to find the endzone, they did move the ball enough to get the win, thanks to RB Frank Gore’s team-leading 53 rushing yards, which were also enough to move him up to 6th on the NFL all-time yards from scrimmage list with 18,196 yards, passing the great Barry Sanders, who amassed 18,190.

Frank Gore continues climbing the NFL record books. Here’s his latest milestone - Miami Herald

Jets TE Christopher Herndon had a game high 62 yards on 4 catches.

Atlanta Falcons 38 - Washington Redskins 14

Falcons P Matt Bosher didn’t have much to do as the Atlanta offense put up 38 points, but finished with 2 punts for 103 yards, dropping one inside the 20.

Pittsburgh Steelers 23 - Baltimore Ravens 16

Steelers DE Anthony Chickillo had a strong showing for a Pittsburgh defense that played one of their best games of the season. Chickillo finished the win with 4 tackles, including one tackle for loss.

Houston Texans 19 - Denver Broncos 17

Texans RB Lamar Miller came back down to Earth after 2 straight 100-yard games, as he was held to only 21 yards on 12 carries, however he also added 2 catches for 27 yards as the Texans improved to 6-3 on the season. Miller’s ability to protect the football has been instrumental to the Texans’ early-season turnaround:

RB Lamar Miller: low turnover ratio key to Texans’ 6-game winning streak - USA Today

Los Angeles Chargers 25 - Seattle Seahawks 17

Chargers LB Denzel Perryman continued to lead a strong Chargers defense that has propelled the team into the heart of the AFC playoff race with a 6-2 record. Perryman had 4 tackles in the Chargers win.

New England Patriots 31 - Green Bay Packers 17

Packers TE Jimmy Graham found the endzone for the second time this season on a 15-yard pass in the 3rd quarter:

Graham finished the game with 4 catches for 55 yards and a touchdown.

On the other side, Pats WR Phillip Dorsett caught all 3 of his targets for 30 yards, as New England pulled away late for the win in primetime.