PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens own a two-game lead atop the AFC North. The Ravens got a 63-yard punt return from Jacoby Jones for their only touchdown in their 13-10 win at Pittsburgh for their third straight victory over the Steelers.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots used three scoring passes from Tom Brady, two touchdowns on interception returns and another on a punt return to tie their single-game scoring record in a 59-24 rout of the Indianapolis Colts. The first matchup between three-time Super Bowl winner Brady and star rookie Andrew Luck was no match as the Pats intercepted Luck three times, twice returning them for TDs.
NEW YORK (AP) – Notre Dame has reached No. 1 in both the AP college football rankings and BCS standings and needs only to beat Southern California Saturday night to reach the BCS title game in January. Defending national champion Alabama is second in both the AP rankings and BCS standings and needs to win two more games to reach the title game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Quarterback Matt Barkley will miss Southern California’s regular-season finale against No. 1 Notre Dame on Saturday night with a sprained shoulder. Coach Lane Kiffin says that Max Wittek will make his first career start in place of Barkley.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) – Brad Keselowski is celebrating his first driving title after winning the Chase for the Sprint Cup driving championship. Keselowski also delivered the first Sprint Cup title for team owner Roger Penske, who began his NASCAR career in 1972.