Former University of Georgia tight end Orson Charles, who left for the NFL after his junior season, recorded his first catch as a pro Sunday.
Charles had a 25-yard reception for the Bengals in a 38-31 win over the Redskins. It was Charles’ third NFL game.
Charles’ moment was overshadowed by another ex-Bulldog, however. Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green had nine receptions for 183 yards and a TD.
Other performances of note, good and bad, from Sunday:
Ex-Georgia Tech great Calvin Johnson had 10 catches for 162 yards for the Lions.
Former Georgia Tech running back Tashard Choice, now with the Bills, ran for 91 yards on 20 carries against the Browns.
Tim Tebow of the Jets called a fake punt and ran for 5 yards and a first down, but otherwise again contributed little to the Jets’ offense. He still has yet to throw a pass this year, and a third-down throw from QB Mark Sanchez bounced off Tebow’s helmet and fell incomplete. Tebow also drew a big cheer from the crowd when the scoreboard “Kiss Cam” showed him next to teammate Clyde Gates on the sideline. A teammate encouraged them to kiss, but they declined.
Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson had just 27 yards on 12 carries a week after rushing for 109 yards in Cincinnati.
Jets WR Stephen Hill, a former Georgia Tech standout, left Sunday’s game with a right hamstring injury but afterward said he was fine.
Bears QB Jay Cutler was just 17 of 31 for 183 yards. After the game, the Rams’ Cortland Finnegan, who had an interception, was asked what he saw from the Bears’ quarterback. “Not much. Not much,” Finnegan said. “I think he had 190 yards passing, something like that. And no touchdowns. Typical him.”
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur is 4-15 in two seasons.
Jamaal Charles of the Chiefs finished with 233 yards rushing and 55 yards receiving,
Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jaguars had 28 carries for 177 yards.
Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi, a former UGA player, injured his hamstring in the second half Sunday and did not return.
The Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger finished 36 for 49 for 384 yards.
Heisman winner Robert Griffin III of the Redskins was sacked six times by the Bengals.
Jake Locker of the Titans finished 29 for 42 for 378 yards.
The Titans became the first NFL team to score five touchdowns of 60 yards or longer in a single game.
The Lions scored 14 points in 18 seconds.
Dallas had 13 penalties for 105 yards, including four against right tackle Doug Free, but still won.
The Jets’ Darrelle Revis and Miami’s Reggie Bush left Sunday’s game with left knee injuries. Revis is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Monday.
Former Bulldog Justin Houston, now with Chiefs, had three sacks, four quarterback hits, and deflected two passes against the Saints.