49ers 34, Texans 3
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 visiting Houston. Colin Kaepernick threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis and Frank Gore ran for 81 yards and a score. Anthony Dixon added a 2-yard touchdown run for the the 49ers, while Brock had a second interception and nearly a third.
SF—Brock 18 interception return (Dawson kick)
SF—Gore 1 run (Dawson kick)
SF—Dixon 2 run (Dawson kick)
Hou—FG Bullock 41
SF—FG Dawson 38
SF—V.Davis 64 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick)
SF—FG Dawson 24
|Total Net Yards||313||284|
|Time of Poss.||33:52||26:08|
RUSHING—Houston, Foster 21-98, Tate 7-28, Wood 1-5, Yates 1-0. San Francisco, Gore 17-81, James 4-31, Hunter 5-29, Kaepernick 1-14, K.Williams 1-13, Dixon 5-12, McCoy 3-(minus 3).
PASSING—Houston, Schaub 19-35-3-173, Yates 3-5-0-15. San Francisco, Kaepernick 6-15-0-113.
RECEIVING—Houston, Daniels 6-60, Foster 4-20, Johnson 3-39, Graham 3-15, Hopkins 2-23, Tate 2-12, Martin 1-14, Posey 1-5. San Francisco, V.Davis 3-88, Boldin 2-21, Miller 1-4.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Houston, Bullock 45 (WL).
Saints 26, Bears 18
Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Pierre Thomas, Jimmy Graham tied an NFL record with another 100-yard game and New Orleans won at Chicago to remain 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 Oct. 8, 2000. Graham caught 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 TDs for Chicago (3-2), which has lost two in a row.
NO—FG Hartley 47
NO—FG Hartley 19
NO—Thomas 2 pass from Brees (Hartley kick)
Chi—Jeffery 3 pass from Cutler (Gould kick)
NO—Thomas 25 pass from Brees (Hartley kick)
NO—FG Hartley 36
Chi—FG Gould 27
NO—FG Hartley 48
Chi—Marshall 2 pass from Cutler (Forte run)
|Total Net Yards||347||434|
|Time of Poss.||36:00||24:00|
RUSHING—New Orleans, Thomas 19-36, Collins 3-11, Sproles 3-10, K.Robinson 3-9. Chicago, Forte 12-55, Cutler 4-27, Bush 2-12.
PASSING—New Orleans, Brees 29-35-0-288. Chicago, Cutler 24-33-0-358.
RECEIVING—New Orleans, Graham 10-135, Thomas 9-55, Collins 4-17, Sproles 3-31, Colston 2-15, Toon 1-35. Chicago, Jeffery 10-218, M.Bennett 5-56, Forte 4-40, Marshall 4-30, E.Bennett 1-14.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Chiefs 26, Titans 17
Jamaal Charles scored a 1-yard touchdown with 6:23 left, and Kansas City rallied past Tennessee to keep up its 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. The Titans (3-2) were 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 a 48-yarder.
KC—Cooper fumble recovery in end zone (Succop kick)
KC—FG Succop 29
KC—FG Succop 24
Ten—C.Johnson 49 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bironas kick)
Ten—FG Bironas 22
Ten—Fitzpatrick 9 run (Bironas kick)
KC—Charles 1 run (Succop kick)
KC—FG Succop 33
KC—FG Succop 48
|Total Net Yards||353||339|
|Time of Poss.||31:17||28:43|
RUSHING—Kansas City, Charles 22-108, A.Smith 3-10, Davis 1-2. Tennessee, Fitzpatrick 6-50, Battle 6-38, C.Johnson 10-17.
PASSING—Kansas City, A.Smith 20-39-1-245. Tennessee, Fitzpatrick 21-41-2-247.
RECEIVING—Kansas City, Charles 5-37, McGrath 4-54, Bowe 4-35, Avery 3-91, Sherman 2-13, Hall 1-9, Hemingway 1-6. Tennessee, Wright 6-74, C.Johnson 4-63, Walker 4-43, Washington 3-30, Battle 1-24, Britt 1-9, Williams 1-4, Fitzpatrick 1-0.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Tennessee, Bironas 32 (WR).
Bengals 13, Patriots 6
BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran 1 yard in the fourth quarter for the game’s only touchdown, and Cincinnati ended Tom Brady’s streak of touchdown passes in defeating previously unbeaten New England at home. 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.
Cin—FG Nugent 39
NE—FG Gostkowski 42
Cin—FG Nugent 50
Cin—Green-Ellis 1 run (Nugent kick)
NE—FG Gostkowski 19
|Total Net Yards||248||341|
|Time of Poss.||25:44||34:16|
RUSHING—New England, Blount 12-51, Bolden 5-24, Edelman 1-7. Cincinnati, Green-Ellis 19-67, Bernard 13-62, Dalton 6-25, M.Jones 1-8.
PASSING—New England, Brady 18-38-1-197. Cincinnati, Dalton 20-27-1-212.
RECEIVING—New England, Bolden 6-40, Amendola 4-55, Thompkins 3-16, Dobson 2-49, Edelman 2-35, Hoomanawanui 1-2. Cincinnati, Green 5-61, Eifert 5-53, Gresham 4-24, M.Jones 2-39, Sanu 2-28, Bernard 2-7.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Packers 22, Lions 9
James Jones caught a long touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, and Green Bay’s (2-2) defense contained the undermanned Lions (3-2) for a win at home. 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 quarter. 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. The win extended the Packers’ streak over Detroit in Wisconsin to 23.
GB—FG Crosby 26
GB—FG Crosby 52
Det—FG Akers 53
GB—FG Crosby 31
GB—J.Jones 83 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick)
GB—FG Crosby 42
GB—FG Crosby 45
Det—Durham 13 pass from Stafford (pass failed)
|Total Net Yards||286||449|
|Time of Poss.||27:41||32:19|
RUSHING—Detroit, Bush 13-44, Bell 5-21, Stafford 1-(minus 1). Green Bay, Lacy 23-99, Cobb 2-72, Rodgers 5-8, Franklin 3-1.
PASSING—Detroit, Stafford 25-40-0-262. Green Bay, Rodgers 20-30-0-274.
RECEIVING—Detroit, Pettigrew 4-59, Scheffler 4-55, Bell 4-30, Bush 4-25, Durham 3-30, Broyles 2-27, Ogletree 2-20, Edwards 2-16. Green Bay, Finley 6-32, Nelson 5-82, J.Jones 4-127, Cobb 4-35, Lacy 1-(minus 2).
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Justin Tucker kicked a 44-yard field goal to put Baltimore ahead with 1:42 left, and the Ravens (3-2) withstood a frantic Miami (3-2) comeback bid in Miami Gardens, Fla., for their first win on the road this season. 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. 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.
Bal—FG Tucker 42
Mia—FG Sturgis 37
Bal—FG Tucker 50
Mia—FG Sturgis 25
Mia—Clay 9 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick)
Bal—Rice 2 run (Tucker kick)
Bal—FG Tucker 25
Bal—Rice 3 run (Tucker kick)
Mia—FG Sturgis 48
Mia—R.Jones 25 interception return (Sturgis kick)
Bal—FG Tucker 44
|Total Net Yards||384||294|
|Time of Poss.||36:16||23:44|
RUSHING—Baltimore, Rice 27-74, Pierce 11-46, Flacco 2-13. Miami, Miller 7-15, Tannehill 2-6, Dan.Thomas 2-1.
PASSING—Baltimore, Flacco 19-32-1-269. Miami, Tannehill 21-40-0-307.
RECEIVING—Baltimore, T.Smith 6-121, Rice 6-28, Doss 3-58, Dickson 2-51, Thompson 2-11. Miami, Wallace 7-105, Gibson 4-74, Hartline 4-60, Clay 3-52, Dan.Thomas 2-11, Thigpen 1-5.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Miami, Sturgis 57 (WL).
Eagles 36, Giants 21
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 won in East Rutherford, N.J., to keep New York (0-5) winless. Foles threw fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Brent Celek, a 25-yard strike, and DeSean Jackson, for 5 yards, as the Eagles (2-3) forced three interceptions by Eli Manning in the fourth 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 and Manning threw two touchdowns to Rueben Randle in the third quarter to give New York a 21-19 lead.
NYG—Wilson 5 run (J.Brown kick)
Phi—FG Henery 40
Phi—FG Henery 27
Phi—McCoy 1 run (Henery kick)
Phi—FG Henery 29
Phi—FG Henery 36
NYG—Randle 26 pass from Manning (J.Brown kick)
NYG—Randle 6 pass from Manning (J.Brown kick)
Phi—FG Henery 41
Phi—Celek 25 pass from Foles (Henery kick)
Phi—Jackson 5 pass from Foles (Henery kick)
|Total Net Yards||439||383|
|Time of Poss.||32:07||27:53|
RUSHING—Philadelphia, Vick 7-79, McCoy 20-46, Brown 5-11, Polk 2-3, Foles 3-1. N.Y. Giants, Jacobs 11-37, Wilson 6-16.
PASSING—Philadelphia, Foles 16-25-0-197, Vick 6-14-0-105. N.Y. Giants, Manning 24-52-3-334.
RECEIVING—Philadelphia, Jackson 7-132, McCoy 6-46, Celek 3-47, Avant 3-33, Ertz 2-38, Brown 1-6. N.Y. Giants, Nicks 9-142, Randle 6-96, Cruz 5-48, Myers 2-35, Jernigan 2-13.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Cardinals 22, Panthers 6
Arizona sacked Cam Newton seven times, once for a safety, and intercepted him on three occasions to overcome a sluggish offensive performance and beat Carolina (1-3) in Glendale, Ariz. Daryl Washington, back after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, had two sacks and an interception for the Cardinals (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. Arizona’s Carson Palmer threw for a touchdown but was intercepted three times.
Car—FG Gano 22
Ari—FG Feely 42
Car—FG Gano 51
Ari—Mendenhall 1 run (Feely kick)
Ari—FG Feely 50
Ari—Dray 7 pass from Palmer (Feely kick)
|Total Net Yards||353||250|
|Time of Poss.||31:04||28:56|
RUSHING—Carolina, D.Williams 12-39, Tolbert 4-31, Newton 4-25. Arizona, Ellington 7-52, Mendenhall 17-43, Smith 1-(minus 2), Palmer 3-(minus 3).
PASSING—Carolina, Newton 21-39-3-308. Arizona, Palmer 19-28-3-175.
RECEIVING—Carolina, Olsen 5-79, Ginn Jr. 4-78, S.Smith 4-60, LaFell 4-47, D.Williams 2-30, Tolbert 1-9, Barner 1-5. Arizona, Floyd 5-61, Ellington 4-31, Fitzgerald 3-43, Smith 3-20, Dray 2-13, Mendenhall 2-7.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Rams 34, Jaguars 20
Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes and Matt Giordano’s 82-yard interception return was one of several big plays from St. Louis’ defense to beat 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 leads. Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert injured his left hamstring in the third quarter.
Jax—J.Blackmon 67 pass from Gabbert (Scobee kick)
StL—Giordano 82 interception return (Zuerlein kick)
Jax—FG Scobee 48
StL—FG Zuerlein 32
StL—Kendricks 16 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick)
StL—Pettis 4 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick)
Jax—FG Scobee 34
StL—FG Zuerlein 37
Jax—Shorts 4 pass from Henne (Scobee kick)
StL—Pettis 31 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick)
|Total Net Yards||363||351|
|Time of Poss.||24:41||35:19|
RUSHING—Jacksonville, Jones-Drew 17-70, Todman 3-16, Gabbert 3-6, Forsett 1-2, Henne 1-2. St. Louis, Stacy 14-78, Richardson 13-48, Cunningham 4-13, Bradford 5-4.
PASSING—Jacksonville, Gabbert 9-19-2-181, Henne 7-13-0-89. St. Louis, Bradford 19-34-0-222.
RECEIVING—Jacksonville, J.Blackmon 5-136, Shorts 5-74, Harbor 3-39, Jones-Drew 2-16, Ta’ufo’ou 1-5. St. Louis, Pettis 4-49, Kendricks 4-37, Austin 3-32, Cook 3-26, Quick 2-45, Givens 2-16, Harkey 1-17.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.