RGIII's happy Texas homecoming...10-1 Texans work overtime...Pats embarrass Jets
UNDATED (AP) —The legend of Robert Griffin III continues to grow. The dynamic Washington Redskins rookie quarterback threw four touchdown passes for the second straight week in their 38-31 victory over Dallas. That is the Cowboys' first loss in seven Thanksgiving Day games against the Redskins.
Griffin threw for 311 yards and TDs to four different receivers. RGIII has thrown eight touchdowns with one interception in the past two games. He's the first rookie in NFL history to do that.
The Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor made the Cowboys look like an overmatched college team during the decisive second quarter in his first trip to Texas as a pro.
The Redskins exploded for 28 points in the second quarter. Griffin was 8 of 8 for 178 yards with three touchdowns to key the first 28-point quarter in 13 years for the Redskins.
Both the Redskins and Cowboys are 5-6 as they chase the 6-4 New York Giants in the NFC East.
In other Thanksgiving NFL games:
In Detroit, the Houston Texans took advantage of a big mistake by Lions coach Jim Schwartz.
Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left overtime lifted Houston to a 34-31 win over Detroit after Schwartz broke an NFL rule on a scoring play. The Titans are 10-1
Schwartz threw a challenge flag when Houston's Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Replays showed Forsett was down near midfield, but Schwartz negated the automatic review by challenging the play and was called for unsportsmanlike conduct.
After the Lions' ninth straight loss on a Thanksgiving Day, Schwartz said simply: "It's on me."
The Thanksgiving football nightcap produced a lot of heartburn for New York Jets fans. The New England Patriots scored three touchdowns in a 52-second span of a 35-point second quarter and embarrassed the Jets 49-19.
Tom Brady opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker on the first play of the second quarter, and the Jets made it easy for the Patriots after that.
Shonn Greene's fumble gave the ball back to the Patriots, and Brady needed only one play, an 83-yard pass to Shane Vereen to put New England up 14-0.
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez fumbled on New York's next possession, and Steve Gregory scooped up the loose ball for a 32-yard return and a 21-0 lead.
And the Jets gave them one more.
Joe McKnight fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Julian Edelman ran it in from 22 yards, New England's third touchdown in a 52-second span. Brady finished with three TD passes and ran for a fourth.
The victory made Bill Belichick the eighth NFL coach with 200 career victories.
Denver's Porter travels with team...No TV in San Diego
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter practiced fully Thursday and will travel to Kansas City with the team for Sunday's game.
Porter hasn't played since Oct. 7, as doctors have tried to regulate medication he needs after experiencing similar symptoms to those he felt before having a seizure over the summer.
In other NFL news:
— Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH'-lihs-bur-gur) and his wife welcomed a new son. Roethlisberger posted the news about Benjamin Jr. on his website. Handling junior may be a problem for Roethlisberger who's recovering from a dislocated rib and sprained right shoulder that has been in a sling.
— The San Diego Chargers say Sunday's home game against the Baltimore Ravens will be blacked out in Southern California because more than 9,000 general admission tickets remained unsold 72 hours before kickoff. It will be the second blackout this season for the 4-6 Chargers.
Camacho clinically brain dead
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Doctors say former world champion boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is clinically "brain dead" after being shot in the face. Members of his family are divided on whether to take the 50-year old off of life support and expect to make a decision on Friday.
The 50-year-old Camacho was shot as he and a friend sat in a car parked outside a bar Tuesday night.
Camacho was considered a volatile but skilled and popular boxer who battled drugs, alcohol and other problems. He had a career record of 79-6-3. He won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight titles.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-TOP 25
TCU upsets Longhorns 20-13
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — TCU has enjoyed its biggest win in its first season in the Big 12 by knocking off 18th-ranked Texas 20-13. Matthew Tucker scored two touchdowns. Jaden Oberkrom kicked two field goals and TCU's defense forced four turnovers.
Tucker scored on runs of 1 and 2 yards and the 7-4 Horned Frogs dominated the line of scrimmage, running the ball 48 times and passing just 10. TCU had two interceptions to drop Texas to 8-3.
The loss means the end of the Longhorns' Big 12 title hopes.
T25-COLLEGE BASKETBALL-FINAL SCORES
Mizzou, Louisville, Duke, VCU win in Nassau
UNDATED (AP) — Laurence Bowers had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 13 Missouri to a 78-70 win over Stanford in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. Phil Pressey added 18 points to help the Tigers improve to 4-0.
Chasson Sanders led Stanford with 22.
In other Top-25 hoops:
-- Second-ranked Louisville survived an icy shooting night to beat Northern Iowa 51-46 in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. The Cardinals shot just 30.6 percent from the field. Russ Smith had 16 for Louisville.
__ Seth Curry scored 25 points and Mason Plumlee added 20 points and a career-high-matching 17 rebounds as No. 5 Duke's starters scored all but two of the Blue Devils' points in an 89-71 victory over Minnesota.
— Treveon Graham scored 26 points and Rob Brandenberg added 15, including two late 3-pointers, and VCU beat No. 19 Memphis 78-65 in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
__ Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk each scored 13 and 17th-ranked Gonzaga beat Clemson 57-49 to reach the semifinals of the Old Spice tournament in Orlando.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MOREHEAD STATE-WOODS
Coaches conduct being reviewed
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Morehead State first-year coach Sean Woods is facing possible disciplinary action after appearing to shove Eagles' point guard Devon Atkinson during Wednesday's loss to 8th-ranked Kentucky.
Athletic department spokesman Matt Segal says the situation is being discussed internally and any disciplinary action would be announced Friday morning.
Atkinson fouled out with 5:51 remaining, and an agitated Woods shouted at the senor as he walked toward the bench. The coach then appeared to shove Atkinson in the back, pushing him forward, and continued yelling at him during the timeout.
It was Woods' second intense sideline encounter with a player this season. During a loss at Maryland on Nov. 12, Woods was seen yelling in the face of Chad Posthumus while the junior center was sitting on the bench.
NBA courts dark for Thanksgiving
UNDATED (AP) — It was a real holiday for the NBA with no action on the pro hardwood set for Thanksgiving. Play resumes Friday night with 12 games on the schedule including the two teams with the best record in the league. The Knicks visit Houston, while Memphis hosts the Lakers. New York and the Grizzlies are 8-2.
GOLF-DUBAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Donald leads McIlroy
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Luke Donald shot a 7-under 65 to lead Rory McIlroy and two others by one stroke after the opening round of the season-ending Dubai World Championship.