Titans 20, Chargers 17
Jake Locker threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to rookie Justin Hunter with 15 seconds left and Tennessee rallied to beat San Diego in Nashville, Tenn. Locker completed seven passes to six different receivers for 94 yards on the game-winning drive. He finished with 299 yards passing and also ran for 68 yards. The Chargers’ final play featured a handful of laterals and even a kick of the ball trying to keep it alive before the game ended. San Diego led most of the game despite having four starters out because of injuries and lost a fifth in the first half.
SD—Gates 7 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)
Ten—FG Bironas 20
SD—FG Novak 44
Ten—Locker 7 run (Bironas kick)
SD—R.Brown 1 run (Novak kick)
Ten—FG Bironas 37
Ten—Hunter 34 pass from Locker (Bironas kick)
|Total Net Yards||277||452|
|Time of Poss.||28:22||31:38|
RUSHING—San Diego, Mathews 16-58, Woodhead 5-31, McClain 1-7, R.Brown 5-6. Tennessee, C.Johnson 19-90, Locker 5-68, Battle 4-12, Kern 1-0.
PASSING—San Diego, Rivers 20-24-0-184. Tennessee, Locker 23-37-0-299.
RECEIVING—San Diego, Woodhead 7-55, Gates 5-55, Green 2-48, Royal 2-34, V.Brown 2-11, Allen 1-(minus 4), McClain 1-(minus 6), Rivers 0-(minus 9). Tennessee, Washington 8-131, Wright 6-71, Walker 5-49, Hunter 1-34, Williams 1-9, Preston 1-4, C.Johnson 1-1.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—San Diego, Novak 38 (BK). Tennessee, Bironas 43 (WR).
Saints 31, Cardinals 7
Drew Brees passed for three scores and scrambled for New Orleans’ first rushing touchdown of the season, leading the Saints to a win over visiting Arizona. Brees was 29 of 46 for 342 yards, with two TD strikes to tight end Jimmy Graham and the other to Robert Meachem. Brees was intercepted once by none other than New Orleans native and former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu. Arizona had no answer for Graham, who caught nine passes for 134 yards. Meanwhile, the Saints’ rejuvenated defense under new coordinator Rob Ryan produced four sacks and two interceptions of Carson Palmer.
Ari—Smith 3 run (Feely kick)
NO—Meachem 27 pass from Brees (Hartley kick)
NO—Graham 16 pass from Brees (Hartley kick)
NO—FG Hartley 31
NO—Brees 7 run (Hartley kick)
NO—Graham 7 pass from Brees (Hartley kick)
|Total Net Yards||247||423|
|Time of Poss.||24:29||35:31|
RUSHING—Arizona, Mendenhall 9-29, Smith 3-27, Ellington 3-19, Peterson 1-11. New Orleans, K.Robinson 4-38, Thomas 11-28, Brees 6-21, Sproles 3-17.
PASSING—Arizona, Palmer 18-35-2-187. New Orleans, Brees 29-46-1-342.
RECEIVING—Arizona, Fitzgerald 5-64, Floyd 4-49, Ellington 3-36, Housler 1-13, Mendenhall 1-12, Smith 1-7, Roberts 1-6, S.Taylor 1-2, Peterson 1-(minus 2). New Orleans, Graham 9-134, Thomas 6-39, Colston 5-71, Sproles 4-39, Meachem 2-34, Watson 1-14, Moore 1-6, Collins 1-5.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Cowboys 31, Rams 7
DeMarco Murray rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown, Tony Romo threw for three scores and Dallas beat St. Louis in Arlington, Texas. Murray went 14 yards on Dallas’ first offensive play, then 36 more to start the second drive as the Cowboys went ahead 10-0 in the first quarter. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was sacked six times to end a four-game streak without one dating to last season. DeMarcus Ware had two sacks and broke Harvey Martin’s 30-year-old franchise record of 114.
Dal—Bryant 2 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)
Dal—FG Bailey 19
Dal—Murray 2 run (Bailey kick)
Dal—Escobar 24 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)
StL—Pettis 4 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick)
Dal—Harris 24 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)
|Total Net Yards||232||396|
|Time of Poss.||26:32||33:28|
RUSHING—St. Louis, Pead 6-20, Cunningham 4-16, Austin 1-3, Givens 1-(minus 4). Dallas, Murray 26-175, Dunbar 5-19, Tanner 3-(minus 1).
PASSING—St. Louis, Bradford 29-48-0-240, Hekker 0-1-0-0. Dallas, Romo 17-24-0-210.
RECEIVING—St. Louis, Pead 7-43, Austin 6-30, Cook 5-44, Kendricks 5-36, Givens 2-54, Pettis 2-20, Quick 1-7, Cunningham 1-6. Dallas, Witten 5-67, Bryant 4-38, Murray 3-28, Austin 2-22, Escobar 1-24, Harris 1-24, Beasley 1-7.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Dallas, Bailey 35 (WR).
Browns 31, Vikings 27
Jordan Cameron caught three TD passes, including the go-ahead grab in the back of the end zone with 51 seconds left, and Cleveland kept Minnesota winless with a victory at Minneapolis. Third-stringer Brian Hoyer threw for three scores for the Browns. He overcame three interceptions to pass for 321 yards, going 30 for 54. Josh Gordon had 10 catches for 146 yards and a TD in his season debut, and Cameron caught six passes for 66 yards.
Min—Peterson 2 run (Walsh kick)
Cle—Gordon 47 pass from Hoyer (Cundiff kick)
Cle—Cameron 19 pass from Hoyer (Cundiff kick)
Min—Ponder 6 run (Walsh kick)
Cle—FG Cundiff 38
Cle—Cameron 11 pass from Lanning (Cundiff kick)
Min—FG Walsh 43
Min—Ponder 8 run (Walsh kick)
Min—FG Walsh 30
Cle—Cameron 7 pass from Hoyer (Lanning kick)
|Total Net Yards||409||329|
|Time of Poss.||28:52||31:08|
RUSHING—Cleveland, Aubrey 1-34, Ogbonnaya 2-23, Gordon 1-22, Rainey 4-17, McGahee 8-9, Hoyer 1-(minus 2). Minnesota, Peterson 25-88, Ponder 5-46, Patterson 1-0.
PASSING—Cleveland, Hoyer 30-54-3-321, Lanning 1-1-0-11. Minnesota, Ponder 25-42-1-228.
RECEIVING—Cleveland, Gordon 10-146, Bess 7-67, Cameron 6-66, Ogbonnaya 4-30, Little 3-19, Rainey 1-4. Minnesota, Peterson 6-27, Rudolph 5-28, Jennings 3-43, Wright 3-35, Simpson 3-29, Patterson 2-49, Gerhart 2-14, Carlson 1-3.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Ravens 30, Texans 9
Daryl Smith scored on a 37-yard interception return, Tandon Doss took a punt 82 yards for a touchdown and Baltimore smothered Houston’s offense in a win at home. The Ravens won despite playing without running back Ray Rice (hip flexor) for the first time since 2008. Rice was replaced by Bernard Pierce, who ran for 65 yards and a touchdown. Schaub went 25 for 35 for 194 yards and an interception.
Hou—FG Bullock 27
Hou—FG Bullock 29
Bal—FG Tucker 28
Bal—D.Smith 37 interception return (Tucker kick)
Bal—Doss 82 punt return (Tucker kick)
Hou—FG Bullock 47
Bal—Pierce 1 run (Tucker kick)
Bal—FG Tucker 45
Bal—FG Tucker 43
|Total Net Yards||264||236|
|Time of Poss.||30:36||29:24|
RUSHING—Houston, Foster 12-54, Tate 9-36, Wood 2-4. Baltimore, Pierce 24-65, Leach 3-8, Draughn 4-2.
PASSING—Houston, Schaub 25-35-1-194. Baltimore, Flacco 16-24-0-171.
RECEIVING—Houston, Hopkins 6-60, Johnson 5-36, Daniels 5-29, Posey 3-29, Tate 3-7, Martin 2-35, Foster 1-(minus 2). Baltimore, T.Smith 5-92, Clark 4-46, Leach 2-11, Pierce 2-7, M.Brown 2-6, Stokley 1-9.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Panthers 38, Giants 0
Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Carolina’s defense sacked Eli Manning seven times to hand Tom Coughlin his worst defeat as coach of the New York Giants, in Charlotte, N.C. Newton had 223 yards passing and threw two TD passes to Brandon LaFell and one to Ted Ginn Jr. He ran for 45 yards and his first TD of the season.
Car—Tolbert 2 run (Gano kick)
Car—FG Gano 53
Car—LaFell 16 pass from Newton (Gano kick)
Car—LaFell 20 pass from Newton (Gano kick)
Car—Newton 3 run (Gano kick)
Car—Ginn Jr. 47 pass from Newton (Gano kick)
|Total Net Yards||150||402|
|Time of Poss.||23:13||36:47|
RUSHING—N.Y. Giants, Wilson 11-39, Manning 1-14, Scott 1-5, Jacobs 3-2. Carolina, D.Williams 23-120, Newton 7-45, Tolbert 9-18, Ginn Jr. 1-11, Brockel 1-1, A.Smith 3-0, Anderson 2-(minus 1).
PASSING—N.Y. Giants, Manning 12-23-1-119, Painter 2-4-1-16. Carolina, Newton 15-27-1-223.
RECEIVING—N.Y. Giants, Myers 3-33, Cruz 3-25, Randle 2-40, Scott 2-17, Murphy 1-8, Hynoski 1-5, Jernigan 1-5, Pascoe 1-2. Carolina, Olsen 4-54, Ginn Jr. 3-71, LaFell 3-53, S.Smith 3-40, Hixon 1-8, D.Williams 1-(minus 3).
MISSED FIELD GOALS—N.Y. Giants, J.Brown 38 (WL).
Lions 27, Redskins 20
Detroit beat the Redskins on the road for the first time since 1939, a 21-game streak that came to a halt as the second-longest in NFL history. Matthew Stafford threw for 385 yards, and Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson both had 100 yards receiving in the Lions’ win at Landover, M.D. The score was tied at 17 when Robert Griffin III fumbled at the end of a scramble. The Lions recovered and kicked the go-ahead field goal on their next drive.
Was—Hall 17 interception return (Potter kick)
Det—Bell 12 run (Akers kick)
Det—Fauria 5 pass from Stafford (Akers kick)
Was—Morris 30 run (Potter kick)
Det—FG Akers 32
Was—FG Potter 43
Det—FG Akers 28
Det—Johnson 11 pass from Stafford (Akers kick)
Was—FG Potter 21
|Total Net Yards||441||420|
|Time of Poss.||28:48||31:12|
RUSHING—Detroit, Bell 20-63, Stafford 1-2, Riddick 2-(minus 2). Washington, Morris 15-73, Griffin III 6-37, Garcon 1-10.
PASSING—Detroit, Stafford 25-42-1-385. Washington, Griffin III 32-50-1-326.
RECEIVING—Detroit, Johnson 7-115, Burleson 6-116, Bell 4-69, Broyles 3-34, Scheffler 2-5, Durham 1-33, Riddick 1-8, Fauria 1-5. Washington, Garcon 8-73, Moss 7-77, Reed 5-50, Paulsen 4-51, Helu Jr. 3-35, Hankerson 3-21, Morgan 2-19.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Patriots 23, Buccaneers 3
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes to Kenbrell Thompkins leading New England to a win over Tampa Bay in Foxborough, Mass. Thompkins, an undrafted free agent, scored on plays of 16 and 5 yards, while Aaron Dobson, a second-round draft pick, finished with seven catches for 52 yards for the Patriots. The Patriots led 17-3 at halftime as the Buccaneers wasted several opportunities, including a missed 38-yard FG by Rian Lindell.
TB—FG Lindell 30
NE—Thompkins 16 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)
NE—Thompkins 5 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)
NE—FG Gostkowski 53
NE—FG Gostkowski 46
NE—FG Gostkowski 33
|Total Net Yards||323||358|
|Time of Poss.||26:59||33:01|
RUSHING—Tampa Bay, Martin 20-88, James 1-5, Freeman 1-4. New England, Blount 14-65, Bolden 3-51, Ridley 11-35, Brady 5-5.
PASSING—Tampa Bay, Freeman 19-41-1-236. New England, Brady 25-36-1-225.
RECEIVING—Tampa Bay, Williams 5-65, Page 3-55, Jackson 3-34, Ogletree 2-35, Martin 2-20, Leonard 1-17, Wright 1-6, Byham 1-3, Lorig 1-1. New England, Dobson 7-52, Edelman 7-44, Bolden 5-49, Thompkins 3-41, Hoomanawanui 2-31, Ridley 1-8.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Tampa Bay, Lindell 38 (WR).
Dolphins 27, Falcons 23
Ryan Tannehill lobbed a 1-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Dion Sims with 38 seconds left and unbeaten Miami rallied past Atlanta in Miami Gardens, Fla. The score capped a 13-play, 75-yard drive after Atlanta’s Matt Bryant missed a 35-yard field goal attempt with 4:46 left. Jimmy Wilson intercepted Matt Ryan to seal the victory. Tannehill led the comeback and finished 24 for 35 for 236 yards and two scores.
Atl—Snelling 7 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick)
Atl—FG Bryant 52
Mia—Dan.Thomas 5 run (Sturgis kick)
Atl—FG Bryant 20
Mia—FG Sturgis 46
Atl—Toilolo 2 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick)
Mia—FG Sturgis 50
Mia—Hartline 18 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick)
Atl—FG Bryant 33
Mia—Sims 1 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick)
|Total Net Yards||377||285|
|Time of Poss.||37:09||22:51|
RUSHING—Atlanta, Rodgers 18-86, Snelling 11-53, Jones 1-7. Miami, Miller 8-62, Dan.Thomas 5-21, Tannehill 2-7.
PASSING—Atlanta, Ryan 23-38-1-231. Miami, Tannehill 24-35-1-236.
RECEIVING—Atlanta, Jones 9-115, Snelling 4-58, Gonzalez 4-24, White 2-16, Rodgers 2-7, Douglas 1-9, Toilolo 1-2. Miami, Gibson 6-49, Hartline 4-56, Matthews 4-42, Clay 4-40, Wallace 2-22, Dan.Thomas 1-16, Egnew 1-8, Miller 1-2, Sims 1-1.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Atlanta, Bryant 35 (WR).
Colts 27, 49ers 7
Andrew Luck threw for 164 yards and ran for a 6-yard touchdown while facing college coach Jim Harbaugh for the first time, and visiting Indianapolis defeated San Francisco. Trent Richardson scored a 1-yard touchdown on his first carry in his Colts debut after being acquired on Wednesday from the Browns. It was Colin Kaepernick’s first home loss as a starter.
Ind—Richardson 1 run (Vinatieri kick)
SF—Hunter 13 run (Dawson kick)
Ind—FG Vinatieri 43
Ind—FG Vinatieri 41
Ind—Luck 6 run (Vinatieri kick)
Ind—Bradshaw 1 run (Vinatieri kick)
|Total Net Yards||336||254|
|Time of Poss.||36:25||23:35|
RUSHING—Indianapolis, Bradshaw 19-95, Richardson 13-35, D.Brown 3-25, Luck 4-24. San Francisco, Gore 11-82, Kaepernick 7-20, Hunter 4-14, Dixon 1-(minus 1).
PASSING—Indianapolis, Luck 18-27-0-164. San Francisco, Kaepernick 13-27-1-150.
RECEIVING—Indianapolis, Wayne 5-63, Heyward-Bey 5-59, Bradshaw 3-16, Fleener 2-13, Hilton 2-13, Havili 1-0. San Francisco, Boldin 5-67, Gore 2-21, K.Williams 2-12, Celek 1-30, Miller 1-10, V.McDonald 1-6, Hunter 1-4.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Indianapolis, Vinatieri 51 (WL).
Jets 27, Bills 20
Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes, including a go-ahead 69-yarder to Santonio Holmes in the fourth quarter, and New York overcame a team-record 20 penalties to hang on and beat Buffalo in East Rutherford, N.J. Bilal Powell ran for a career-high 149 yards for the Jets.
NYJ—Smith 8 run (Folk kick)
Buf—FG Carpenter 37
Buf—FG Carpenter 23
NYJ—Hill 51 pass from Smith (Folk kick)
NYJ—FG Folk 47
NYJ—FG Folk 34
Buf—FG Carpenter 43
Buf—FG Carpenter 26
Buf—Chandler 33 pass from Manuel (Johnson pass from Manuel)
NYJ—Holmes 69 pass from Smith (Folk kick)
|Total Net Yards||328||513|
|Time of Poss.||25:47||34:13|
RUSHING—Buffalo, Jackson 7-72, Manuel 6-40, Spiller 10-9, Choice 2-(minus 1). N.Y. Jets, Powell 27-149, Green 5-14, Smith 4-14, Ivory 4-5, Bohanon 1-0.
PASSING—Buffalo, Manuel 19-42-0-243. N.Y. Jets, Smith 16-29-2-331.
RECEIVING—Buffalo, Johnson 6-86, Chandler 5-79, Jackson 4-37, Woods 2-35, Graham 1-5, Spiller 1-1. N.Y. Jets, Holmes 5-154, Hill 3-108, Cumberland 3-26, Kerley 2-25, Powell 2-9, Bohanon 1-9.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Bears 40, Steelers 23
Chicago’s defense forced five turnovers and scored twice, and the Bears won at Pittsburgh to remain unbeaten. Major Wright returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, and Julius Peppers picked up Ben Roethlisberger’s fumble and raced 42 yards for a score in the fourth quarter as the Bears held off a late rally. Roethlisberger completed 26 of 41 passes for 406 yards, and threw two touchdowns to Antonio Brown. The Steelers fell to 0-3 for the first time since 1986.
Chi—FG Gould 47
Chi—Forte 5 run (Gould kick)
Chi—Bush 1 run (Gould kick)
Pit—FG Suisham 27
Chi—Wright 38 interception return (Gould kick)
Pit—A.Brown 33 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)
Chi—FG Gould 32
Pit—FG Suisham 36
Pit—A.Brown 21 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)
Pit—FG Suisham 44
Chi—E.Bennett 17 pass from Cutler (Gould kick)
Chi—Peppers 42 fumble return (kick blocked)
|Total Net Yards||258||459|
|Time of Poss.||31:36||28:24|
RUSHING—Chicago, Forte 16-87, Cutler 4-11, Bush 8-9. Pittsburgh, Dwyer 12-39, F.Jones 7-34, Roethlisberger 2-7.
PASSING—Chicago, Cutler 20-30-0-159. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 26-41-2-406.
RECEIVING—Chicago, Jeffery 7-51, Marshall 5-52, Forte 4-24, E.Bennett 2-22, M.Bennett 2-10. Pittsburgh, A.Brown 9-196, Sanders 4-39, Cotchery 3-52, Miller 3-35, D.Johnson 2-51, F.Jones 2-13, Dwyer 1-9, Paulson 1-6, W.Johnson 1-5.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.