BRONCOS 51, COWBOYS 48
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Prater kicked a 28-yard field goal as time
expired and Peyton Manning and Denver overcame the first 500-yard
passing game in Dallas history to keep the Broncos unbeaten with a
51-48 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.
Manning maintained his record pace of touchdown passes to start the
season and finished with 414 yards and four scores for Denver (5-0).
Tony Romo threw for 506 yards and five touchdowns for Dallas (2-3), but
he was intercepted by Danny Trevanthan inside the Dallas 30 to set up
Prater's winning kick.
The teams combined for 1,039 yards of total offense in the
second-highest scoring game in regulation since the NFL-AFL merger in
1970, according to STATS.
Cincinnati and Cleveland combined for 106 points in the Browns' 58-48
win in 2004.
RAIDERS 27, CHARGERS 17
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Terrelle Pryor threw two touchdown passes in the
first quarter and Charles Woodson tied an NFL record with his 13th
defensive touchdown to lead Oakland.
Pryor got the Raiders (2-3) off to a fast start in the latest West
Coast game in NFL history with a 44-yard touchdown pass to Rod Streater
on Oakland's first play from scrimmage.
The Raiders then used five turnovers, a goal-line stand, Woodson's
25-yard return of Danny Woodhead's fumble and two long field goals by
Sebastian Janikowski to beat the Chargers (2-3).
Philip Rivers had his third 400-yard passing game of the season,
throwing for 411 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions.
COLTS 34, SEAHAWKS 28
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and Donald Brown scored the go-ahead TD with 8:55 to go.
The Seahawks (4-1) lost their first regular-season game since last Nov.
Delano Howell scored on a 61-yard return of a blocked field goal for
Luck led his ninth career fourth-quarter comeback by going 16 of 29 for
229 yards, beating Russell Wilson in their first matchup.
Indy trailed 12-0 early, went ahead after Howell's return, then rallied
again to take the lead for good on Brown's TD. The Colts sealed it with
a 2-point conversion pass and a late field goal.
Wilson finished 15 of 31 for 210 yards with two TDs, one interception
and ran 13 times for 102 yards.
SAINTS 26, BEARS 18
CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Pierre Thomas,
Jimmy Graham tied an NFL record with another 100-yard game and the New Orleans Saints remained unbeaten.
Brees was 29 of 35 for 288 yards in his first victory in four career
games at Soldier Field. Garrett Hartley matched a career high with four
field goals as New Orleans (5-0) picked up its first win in Chicago
since a 31-10 victory on Oct. 8, 2000.
Graham continued his torrid start for the Saints (5-0), catching 10
balls for 135 yards in his fourth consecutive 100-yard game — matching
an NFL record for a tight end. Tony Gonzalez was the first to
accomplish the streak in 2000, and Graham matched it in 2011.
Jay Cutler threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns for Chicago (3-2),
which has lost two in a row.
BENGALS 13, PATRIOTS 6
CINCINNATI (AP) — BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran 1 yard in the fourth
quarter for the game's only touchdown, and the Cincinnati Bengals ended
Tom Brady's long streak of touchdown passes in defeating the previously
unbeaten New England Patriots.
The Bengals (3-2) sacked Brady four times and kept New England (4-1)
out of the end zone on a first-and-goal from the 1-yard line late in
the fourth quarter.
Adam "Pacman" Jones picked off Brady's desperation pass inside the
5-yard line with 16 seconds left to clinch it.
Brady had thrown a touchdown pass in 52 straight games, second-longest
in NFL history behind Drew Brees. The Patriots were held out of the end
zone for the first time since a 16-9 loss to the Jets on Sept. 20, 2009.
CHIEFS 26, TITANS 17
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jamaal Charles scored a 1-yard touchdown with
6:23 left, and the Chiefs rallied to keep up their perfect start.
The Chiefs (5-0) are off to their best start since 2003, when they won
their first nine games. This win came despite blowing a 13-0 halftime
lead in this early AFC showdown between these surprising teams bouncing
back after losing seasons.
The Titans (3-2) couldn't have been more out of synch in the first half
with Ryan Fitzpatrick starting for Jake Locker, sidelined with his
sprained right hip. He missed his first five passes and went
three-and-out on his first five series before guiding Tennessee to 17
straight points in the second half.
Charles put the Chiefs ahead to stay, and they intercepted Fitzpatrick
twice in the final 6:14. Ryan Succop kicked four field goals, including
RAVENS 26, DOLPHINS 23
Miami GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Justin Tucker kicked a 44-yard field goal to
put the Baltimore Ravens ahead with 1:42 left, and they withstood a
frantic comeback bid.
Ryan Tannehill completed a 46-yard pass to Brandon Gibson on fourth
down to keep Miami's hopes alive, but Caleb Sturgis then missed a
57-yard field goal attempt wide left with 33 seconds to go.
The Ravens (3-2) bounced back from a loss last week at Buffalo and won
on the road for the first time this season. The Dolphins (3-2) lost
their second game in a row.
Baltimore moved 34 yards to set up Tucker's game-winning field goal,
his fourth of the day. The Ravens ran for a season-high 133 yards, and
Joe Flacco threw for 269 yards.
PACKERS 22, LIONS 9
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — James Jones caught a long touchdown pass from
Aaron Rodgers, and the Packers defense contained the undermanned Lions.
Mason Crosby kicked five field goals. The Packers' offense struggled to
get into the end zone until Rodgers found Jones on an 83-yard
completion down the left sideline for a 16-3 lead late in the third
It provided enough of a cushion for a defense that had the luxury of
facing the Lions minus star receiver Calvin Johnson, out with a knee
injury. Penalties also bogged down Detroit.
The Packers extended their winning streak in Wisconsin over the Lions
EAGLES 36, GIANTS 21
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Nick Foles threw for two touchdowns and
led four scoring drives after taking over for an injured Michael Vick
late in the second quarter, and Philadelphia kept the Giants winless.
Foles threw fourth-quarter touchdown passes of 25 yards to Brent Celek
and 5 yards to DeSean Jackson as the Eagles (2-3) snapped a three-game
losing streak by forcing three interceptions by Eli Manning in the
Vick left the game with a hamstring injury late in the second quarter.
LeSean McCoy added a 1-yard touchdown run and Alex Henery kicked five
field goals for the Eagles, who gained 439 yards in total offense.
David Wilson scored on a 5-yard run for the Giants (0-5) and Manning
threw two touchdowns to Rueben Randle in the third quarter to give New
York a 21-19 lead.
49ERS 34, TEXANS 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tramaine Brock intercepted Matt Schaub's first
pass of the night and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown, Schaub
threw three interceptions in all before the embattled quarterback got
replaced in the fourth, and San Francisco pounded Houston.
Colin Kaepernick threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis and
Frank Gore ran for 81 yards and a score in his second straight
impressive prime-time game.
The 49ers (3-2) are right back in the NFC West race with Seattle after
the Seahawks (4-1) lost at Indianapolis. Each team has beaten the
Texans (2-3) and lost to the Colts, and Seattle still must visit San
Francisco on Dec. 8.
Anthony Dixon added a 2-yard touchdown run for the NFC champions, while
Brock had a second interception and nearly a third.
CARDINALS 22, PANTHERS 6
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona sacked Cam Newton seven times, once for
a safety, and intercepted him on three occasions to overcome a sluggish
Daryl Washington, back after serving a four-game suspension for
violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, had two sacks and an
interception for Arizona (3-2).
Calais Campbell had two sacks, one for Arizona's first regular-season
safety in nine years, the other forcing a game-clinching fumble. Karlos Dansby also had two sacks and an interception.
Carolina (1-3), playing for the first time since a 38-0 victory over
the New York Giants two weeks ago, managed only Graham Gano's field
goals of 22 and 51 yards.
Arizona's Carson Palmer threw for a touchdown but was intercepted three
RAMS 34, JAGUARS 20
St. Louis (AP) — Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes and Matt
Giordano's 82-yard interception return was one of several big plays
from the St. Louis defense against winless Jacksonville.
Austin Pettis' 31-yard TD catch with 5:45 to go was his second of the
day and put the Rams (2-3) up by two scores. St. Louis, which had
trailed by double digits in every game, established control with a
17-point second quarter after Jacksonville (0-5) had a pair of early
Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert injured his left hamstring in the
third quarter. Rookie left tackle Luke Joeckel was carted off with a
right ankle injury in the first.
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