Sunday’s NFL capsules
Chiefs 17, Cowboys 16
Alex Smith threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, and Kansas City’s defense held when it needed to in the fourth quarter for a victory over visiting Dallas on Sunday. Jamaal Charles ran for 55 yards and caught a touchdown pass for the Chiefs, who made new coach Andy Reid a winner in his home debut. The Chiefs also matched their victory total from all of last season by starting 2-0 for just the second time since 2005. Dwayne Bowe’s touchdown catch in the third quarter and Ryan Succop’s 40-yard field goal early in the fourth gave the Chiefs a 17-13 lead.
KC—Charles 2 pass from A.Smith (Succop kick)
Dal—FG Bailey 51
Dal—Bryant 2 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)
Dal—FG Bailey 30
KC—Bowe 12 pass from A.Smith (Succop kick)
KC—FG Succop 40
Dal—FG Bailey 53
|Total Net Yards||318||313|
|Time of Poss.||31:47||28:13|
RUSHING—Dallas, Murray 12-25, Dunbar 1-12, Romo 2-3, Williams 1-(minus 3). Kansas City, A.Smith 8-57, Charles 16-55, Avery 1-2.
PASSING—Dallas, Romo 30-42-0-298. Kansas City, A.Smith 21-36-0-223.
RECEIVING—Dallas, Bryant 9-141, Murray 5-49, Hanna 4-20, Austin 3-31, Williams 3-28, Witten 3-12, Escobar 1-9, Dunbar 1-4, Harris 1-4. Kansas City, Charles 8-48, Bowe 4-56, Avery 2-38, McGrath 2-31, Fasano 2-26, McCluster 2-14, Hemingway 1-10.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Kansas City, Succop 57 (BK).
Texans 30, Titans 24
Rookie DeAndre Hopkins grabbed a 3-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Houston rallied for a win over visiting Tennessee. With Andre Johnson out after being shaken up in the fourth quarter, Hopkins reached above Jason McCourty and pulled in the pass from Matt Schaub to give Houston the victory. The Texans needed a franchise-record 21-point comeback to win their opener at San Diego 31-28. On Sunday, they charged back from an eight-point, fourth-quarter deficit against the Titans. Randy Bullock missed three field-goal attempts for the Texans.
Hou—Graham 1 pass from Schaub (Bullock kick)
Ten—Wright 6 pass from Locker (Bironas kick)
Ten—FG Bironas 47
Hou—Daniels 12 pass from Schaub (Bullock kick)
Ten—Walker 10 pass from Locker (Bironas kick)
Ten—Verner 23 interception return (Bironas kick)
Hou—Foster 1 run (Foster run)
Hou—Hopkins 3 pass from Schaub
|Total Net Yards||248||452|
|Time of Poss.||31:14||33:14|
RUSHING—Tennessee, C.Johnson 25-96, Battle 6-13, Locker 2-10. Houston, Tate 9-93, Foster 19-79.
PASSING—Tennessee, Locker 17-30-0-148. Houston, Schaub 26-48-2-298.
RECEIVING—Tennessee, Wright 7-54, Britt 4-28, Washington 3-50, Walker 1-10, Mooney 1-5, C.Johnson 1-1. Houston, Johnson 8-76, Hopkins 7-117, Graham 3-30, Tate 3-8, Martin 2-37, Daniels 2-24, Foster 1-6.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Tennessee, Bironas 48 (WR). Houston, Bullock 50 (WR), 50 (WR), 46 (WL).
Packers 38, Redskins 20
GB—FG Crosby 28
GB—Cobb 35 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick)
GB—Nelson 14 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick)
GB—Finley 3 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick)
GB—Nelson 15 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick)
Was—Garcon 6 pass from Griffin III (Potter kick)
GB—Starks 32 run (Crosby kick)
Was—Reed 3 pass from Griffin III (Potter kick)
Was—Moss 9 pass from Griffin III (pass failed)
|Total Net Yards||422||580|
|Time of Poss.||27:31||32:29|
RUSHING—Washington, Morris 13-107, Griffin III 4-1. Green Bay, Starks 20-132, Lacy 1-10, Rodgers 3-(minus 3).
PASSING—Washington, Griffin III 26-40-1-320. Green Bay, Rodgers 34-42-0-480.
RECEIVING—Washington, Garcon 8-143, Moss 3-41, Hankerson 3-35, Reed 3-18, Morgan 2-39, Morris 2-13, Paulsen 2-13, A.Robinson 1-13, Davis 1-3, Helu Jr. 1-2. Green Bay, J.Jones 11-178, Cobb 9-128, Finley 6-65, Starks 4-36, Nelson 3-66, Quarless 1-7.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Washington, Potter 50 (WR).
Bears 31, Vikings 30
Jay Cutler threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds left to lead Chicago to a victory over visiting Minnesota. The Vikings’ Blair Walsh had just kicked a 22-yard field goal with 3:15 remaining when the Bears took over at their 34. Cutler, who led the Bears back from an 11-point deficit in a season-opening win over Cincinnati, struck again. Chicago remained unbeaten under new coach Marc Trestman despite committing four turnovers.
Min—Patterson 105 kickoff return (Walsh kick)
Chi—M.Bennett 1 pass from Cutler (Gould kick)
Chi—Marshall 34 pass from Cutler (Gould kick),
Min—Robison 61 fumble return (Walsh kick)
Chi—Jennings 44 interception return (Gould kick)
Min—Rudolph 20 pass from Ponder (Walsh kick)
Chi—FG Gould 20
Min—FG Walsh 28
Min—FG Walsh 28
Min—FG Walsh 22
Chi—M.Bennett 16 pass from Cutler (Gould kick)
|Total Net Yards||350||411|
|Time of Poss.||29:26||30:34|
RUSHING—Minnesota, Peterson 26-100, Ponder 6-18, Gerhart 1-5. Chicago, Forte 19-90, Jeffery 2-30, Cutler 3-9, Bush 2-0.
PASSING—Minnesota, Ponder 16-30-1-227. Chicago, Cutler 28-39-2-290.
RECEIVING—Minnesota, Jennings 5-84, Rudolph 3-42, Simpson 2-49, Patterson 2-14, Wright 1-21, Carlson 1-7, Peterson 1-7, Gerhart 1-3. Chicago, Forte 11-71, Marshall 7-113, M.Bennett 7-76, E.Bennett 2-19, Jeffery 1-11.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Falcons 31, Rams 24
Julio Jones hauled in 11 passes for 182 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown, and Atlanta held on to beat visiting St. Louis. Matt Ryan threw for 374 yards and two scores despite taking quite a beating behind the Falcons’ shaky offensive line. The Rams fell behind 21-0 when Osi Umenyiora returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter. Atlanta led 24-3 at halftime before St Louis fought back on a pair of short touchdown passes by Sam Bradford.
Atl—Jackson 8 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick)
Atl—Jones 81 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick)
Atl—Umenyiora 68 interception return (Bryant kick)
StL—FG Zuerlein 29
Atl—FG Bryant 38
StL—Austin 6 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick)
StL—Pettis 3 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick)
Atl—Snelling 11 run (Bryant kick)
StL—Austin 10 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick)
|Total Net Yards||421||393|
|Time of Poss.||29:43||30:17|
RUSHING—St. Louis, Richardson 10-35, Bradford 3-25, Austin 2-8, Pead 1-1, Cunningham 2-0. Atlanta, Snelling 2-19, Rodgers 11-17, Jackson 3-0.
PASSING—St. Louis, Bradford 32-55-1-352. Atlanta, Ryan 33-43-0-374.
RECEIVING—St. Louis, Pettis 8-78, Austin 6-47, Givens 5-105, Richardson 5-45, Kendricks 2-23, Pead 2-18, Quick 1-15, Cook 1-10, Harkey 1-6, McNeill 1-5. Atlanta, Jones 11-182, Douglas 4-43, Snelling 4-41, Gonzalez 4-33, Rodgers 4-28, White 3-21, Ewing 1-14, Jackson 1-8, Toilolo 1-4.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Chargers 33, Eagles 30
SD—FG Novak 49
Phi—FG Henery 25
SD—Royal 11 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)
SD—FG Novak 44
Phi—Cooper 13 pass from Vick (Henery kick)
SD—Royal 24 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)
Phi—FG Henery 48
Phi—Jackson 61 pass from Vick (Henery kick)
SD—FG Novak 33
Phi—Vick 2 run (Henery kick)
SD—Royal 15 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)
Phi—FG Henery 32
SD—FG Novak 46
|Total Net Yards||539||511|
|Time of Poss.||40:17||19:43|
RUSHING—San Diego, Mathews 16-73, Woodhead 9-27, R.Brown 3-15, Rivers 3-11. Philadelphia, McCoy 11-53, Vick 6-23, Brown 3-13.
PASSING—San Diego, Rivers 36-47-0-419. Philadelphia, Vick 23-36-0-428, Foles 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—San Diego, Gates 8-124, Woodhead 8-37, Royal 7-90, Floyd 5-102, V.Brown 4-26, Allen 2-34, R.Brown 1-3, Mathews 1-3. Philadelphia, Jackson 9-193, McCoy 5-114, Avant 4-39, Ertz 2-58, Cooper 2-25, Brown 1-1, Vick 0-(minus 2).
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Philadelphia, Henery 46 (WR).
Dolphins 24, Colts 20
Ryan Tannehill threw for 319 yards and one touchdown, and visiting Miami’s defense held off yet another Indianapolis comeback bid. The Dolphins are 2-0 for only the second time since 2004. The Colts lost at home for the first time in 12 months and only the second time in Andrew Luck’s brief NFL career.
Mia—Wallace 18 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick)
Ind—FG Vinatieri 30
Mia—Miller 10 run (Sturgis kick)
Ind—Fleener 3 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick)
Ind—Bradshaw 1 run (Vinatieri kick)
Mia—FG Sturgis 54
Ind—FG Vinatieri 38
Mia—Clay 1 run (Sturgis kick)
|Total Net Yards||398||448|
|Time of Poss.||29:26||30:34|
RUSHING—Miami, Miller 14-69, Dan.Thomas 8-30, Tannehill 4-1, Clay 1-1. Indianapolis, Bradshaw 15-65, Luck 4-38, D.Brown 7-30.
PASSING—Miami, Tannehill 23-34-0-319. Indianapolis, Luck 25-43-1-321.
RECEIVING—Miami, Wallace 9-115, Clay 5-109, Hartline 5-68, Miller 2-6, Gibson 1-11, Dan.Thomas 1-10. Indianapolis, Hilton 6-124, Wayne 5-46, Fleener 4-69, Bradshaw 3-19, Whalen 2-28, Havili 2-12, Heyward-Bey 2-10, Jones 1-13.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Indianapolis, Vinatieri 52 (WL).
Ravens 14, Browns 6
Baltimore sacked Brandon Weeden five times before finally knocking him out of the game in the fourth quarter of a victory over visiting Cleveland. After yielding 49 points in a season-opening loss at Denver, the Ravens defense came up with a redemptive performance against the Browns. Cleveland failed to score in the second half and managed only 85 yards over the final 30 minutes. Weeden left with a thumb injury with just over three minutes left. Ravens running back Ray Rice left early in the fourth quarter with an apparent hip injury.
Cle—FG Cundiff 21
Cle—FG Cundiff 51
Bal—Pierce 5 run (Tucker kick)
Bal—M.Brown 5 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick)
|Total Net Yards||259||296|
|Time of Poss.||29:25||30:35|
RUSHING—Cleveland, Richardson 18-58, Weeden 2-7. Baltimore, Pierce 19-57, Rice 13-36, Flacco 4-6.
PASSING—Cleveland, Weeden 21-33-0-227, Campbell 1-4-0-6. Baltimore, Flacco 22-33-0-211.
RECEIVING—Cleveland, Cameron 5-95, Bess 5-38, Richardson 5-21, Little 4-33, Ogbonnaya 2-24, Benjamin 1-22. Baltimore, T.Smith 7-85, M.Brown 4-45, Stokley 4-36, Rice 3-9, Bajema 1-18, Leach 1-12, Clark 1-8, Pierce 1-(minus 2).
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Baltimore, Tucker 50 (WR), 44 (WR).
Bills 24, Panthers 23
Rookie EJ Manuel hit Stevie Johnson for a 2-yard touchdown pass with 2 seconds left to lead Buffalo to a win over Carolina in Orchard Park, N.Y. The touchdown capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive in which the first-round draft pick completed 6 of 8 attempts for 51 yards. Buffalo bounced back from a 23-21 season-opening loss to New England. The Panthers lost yet another close game. They were coming off a 12-7 loss to Seattle last week and have now dropped to 2-14 in games decided by seven points or fewer in two-plus seasons under coach Ron Rivera.
Buf—FG Carpenter 55
Car—Olsen 13 pass from Newton (Gano kick)
Buf—FG Carpenter 20
Car—Ginn Jr. 40 pass from Newton (Gano kick)
Buf—Jackson 4 run (Woods pass from Manuel)
Car—FG Gano 27
Car—FG Gano 25
Buf—FG Carpenter 48
Car—FG Gano 39
Buf—Johnson 2 pass from Manuel (Carpenter kick)
|Total Net Yards||308||436|
|Time of Poss.||33:41||26:19|
RUSHING—Carolina, D.Williams 22-85, Tolbert 6-25, Newton 4-15. Buffalo, Spiller 16-103, Jackson 12-30, Manuel 4-13, Woods 1-3.
PASSING—Carolina, Newton 21-38-1-229. Buffalo, Manuel 27-39-1-296.
RECEIVING—Carolina, Olsen 7-84, S.Smith 5-52, LaFell 4-13, Ginn Jr. 3-62, Tolbert 2-18. Buffalo, Johnson 8-111, Woods 4-68, Spiller 4-26, Jackson 4-23, Chandler 3-10, Summers 2-49, Graham 1-8, Choice 1-1.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Buffalo, Carpenter 42 (WR).
Cardinals 24, Lions 21
A pass interference penalty against Bill Bentley set up Rashard Mendenhall’s 1-yard touchdown run with 1:59 to play and Arizona beat Detroit in Bruce Arians’ home debut as Cardinals coach. Jay Feely kicked four field goals and Carson Palmer threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to rookie Andre Ellington for Arizona. The Lions led 21-13 midway through the third quarter. Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald played despite a sore hamstring but was unable to finish the contest. Detroit’s Reggie Bush injured his left knee in the first half and played only briefly in the second.
Ari—FG Feely 47
Det—Johnson 72 pass from Stafford (Akers kick)
Ari—Ellington 36 pass from Palmer (Feely kick)
Det—Johnson 3 pass from Stafford (Akers kick)
Ari—FG Feely 23
Det—Levy 66 interception return (Akers kick)
Ari—FG Feely 43
Ari—FG Feely 33
Ari—Mendenhall 1 run (pass failed)
|Total Net Yards||322||348|
|Time of Poss.||28:41||31:19|
RUSHING—Detroit, Bell 8-31, Bush 9-25, Stafford 2-1, Burleson 1-(minus 8). Arizona, Mendenhall 15-66, Ellington 4-20, S.Taylor 1-2, Smith 3-1, Palmer 2-(minus 2).
PASSING—Detroit, Stafford 24-36-0-278. Arizona, Palmer 22-39-1-248, Peterson 1-1-0-17.
RECEIVING—Detroit, Burleson 7-45, Johnson 6-116, Bell 5-41, Bush 3-44, Pettigrew 3-32. Arizona, Dray 5-31, K.Taylor 3-40, Roberts 3-36, Floyd 3-22, Ellington 2-42, Fitzgerald 2-33, Mendenhall 2-28, Peterson 1-17, J.Brown 1-11, Smith 1-5.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Detroit, Akers 47 (WR), 47 (BK).
Raiders 19, Jaguars 9
Darren McFadden ran for 129 yards and Oakland’s defense held Jacksonville out of the end zone until the closing minutes as the Raiders won their home opener. Terrelle Pryor ran for 50 yards and threw for 126 in his first home start for the Raiders.
Oak—Reece 11 run (Janikowski kick)
Jax—FG Scobee 27
Oak—FG Janikowski 46
Oak—FG Janikowski 30
Oak—FG Janikowski 29
Oak—FG Janikowski 29
Jax—Harbor 13 pass from Henne (pass failed)
|Total Net Yards||248||340|
|Time of Poss.||28:12||31:48|
RUSHING—Jacksonville, Jones-Drew 10-27, Henne 2-9, Todman 5-7, Robinson 1-0, Burton 1-(minus 9). Oakland, McFadden 19-129, Pryor 9-50, Jennings 4-32, Reece 2-15.
PASSING—Jacksonville, Henne 25-38-0-241. Oakland, Pryor 15-24-0-126.
RECEIVING—Jacksonville, Shorts 8-93, Sanders 5-64, Harbor 3-34, Burton 2-23, Reisner 2-9, Ta’ufo’ou 2-5, Forsett 1-7, Ebert 1-5, Jones-Drew 1-1. Oakland, McFadden 4-28, Streater 3-42, Rivera 3-32, Ford 2-12, Butler 2-10, Jennings 1-2.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Oakland, Janikowski 35 (WL).
Saints 16, Buccaneers 14
Garrett Hartley kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give New Orleans a weather-delayed victory over Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla. Drew Brees shrugged off throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown to give the Bucs the lead to complete three straight passes for 54 yards to lead the Saints into position to win. He finished 26 of 46 for 322 yards, but was sacked four times and intercepted twice. The game was delayed 69 minutes by lightning in the first quarter. The Bucs lost on a field goal in the closing seconds for the second straight week.
NO—FG Hartley 44
TB—Ogletree 5 pass from Freeman (Lindell kick)
NO—Graham 56 pass from Brees (Hartley kick)
NO—FG Hartley 41
TB—Foster 85 interception return (Lindell kick)
NO—FG Hartley 27
|Total Net Yards||371||273|
|Time of Poss.||32:36||27:24|
RUSHING—New Orleans, Thomas 5-29, Sproles 7-26, Ingram 8-20. Tampa Bay, Martin 29-144, Freeman 3-16, Leonard 1-0.
PASSING—New Orleans, Brees 26-46-2-322. Tampa Bay, Freeman 9-22-1-125.
RECEIVING—New Orleans, Graham 10-179, Sproles 6-36, Colston 4-63, Thomas 4-19, Moore 1-15, Stills 1-10. Tampa Bay, Jackson 5-77, Williams 2-9, Byham 1-34, Ogletree 1-5.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—New Orleans, Hartley 43 (WR). Tampa Bay, Lindell 47 (WL).