Detroit Lions Kevin Jones (34) scores against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter on a one-yard pass from quarterback Joey Harrington (3) in Irving, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004. Defending for the Cowboys is safety Roy Williams (31). (AP Photo/L.M. Otero)
Despite a good outing, Joey Harrington could not pull any magic out of Captain Comeback's bag of tricks. Harrington was 19-of-32, 255 yards, two touchdowns and one interception when the Detroit Lions (4-3) lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 31-21. The Cowboys are now 3-4 for the season.
The Denver Broncos were trounced by the Atlanta Falcons, 41-28. Running back Reuben Droughns was held to 49 yards on 15 carries and had six receptions for 63 yards in a game that saw Bronco quarterback Jake Plummer throw for 499 yards, four touchdowns and three costly interceptions. The Broncos are now 5-3 for the campaign while the Falcons improve to 6-2.
Jacksonville Jaguars (5-3) were tricked into believing they could beat the Houston Texans (4-3), but when the final gun sounded, the Jags were on the wrong side of a 20-6 score. Tight end George Wrighster is still on the Not Active list.
The Minnesota Vikings (5-2) are still without the suspended Onterrio Smith and the injured Keenan Howry, and lost to the New York Giants, 34-13. The Giants played without Wesly Mallard, who is out for the season. The Giants improved to 5-3 for the year.
The Not Active list included Rashad Bauman of the Cincinnati Bengals (2-5). The Bengals dropped a 27-20 decision to the Tennessee Titans (3-5). Peter Sirmon is out for the year for the Titans.
The high scoring Kansas City Chiefs (3-4) played without both wide receiver Samie Parker and defensive tackle Junior Siavii. Both are listed on the Not Active list. The Chiefs beat the Indianapolis Colts 45-35. The Colts slipped to 4-3 for the season.
Seattle Seahawks and Maurice Morris took on the Carolina Panthers on Halloween 2004. The Seahawks won 23-17 and Morris had one kickoff return for 21 yards. Seattle is now 4-3 and there were no treats for the 1-and-6 Panthers.
There was nothing sweeter for tight end Justin Peelle than having three catches for 28 yards and a touchdown when the San Diego Chargers defeated the Oakland Raiders, 42-14. Peelle also lost one fumble, which was not so sweet but made up for it with a tackle on special teams. Peelle's former Duck teammate and current Charger, defensive end Igor Olshansky started but did not record a tackle. The Chargers are now 5-3 for the year and the Raiders are 2-6.
Safety Keith Lewis played on Sunday night when the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Chicago Bears, 23-13. The Niners are now a dismal 1-6 and the Bears improved to 2-5 in a game in a scary match up for a national television broadcast.
Tampa Bay and punter Josh Bidwell had the day off. Tomorrow night the Miami Dolphins and A.J. Feeley take on the New York Jets on Monday Night Football.
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