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Ailing Akers wins game for Eagles

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David Akers, fighting through a strained right hamstring, kicked a 23-yard field goal with 9 seconds left to give host Philadelphia a 23-20 victory over Oakland.

Donovan McNabb, playing with chest and groin injuries, threw for 365 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles (2-1), while Brian Westbrook caught a TD pass, ran for a score and had 140 yards receiving. Terrell Owens had nine catches, including his 100th career touchdown.

Akers reinjured his hamstring on the opening kickoff, but came back to make two extra points and the winning field goal in the second half.

Randy Moss had five catches for 86 yards, but didn’t score as Oakland fell to 0-3 for the first time since 1992.

Dolphins 27, Panthers 24

Lance Schulters intercepted Jake Delhomme with 2 minutes left to set up Olindo Mare’s game-winning 32-yard field goal with 4 seconds left as Miami defeated visiting Carolina.

Carolina’s Steve Smith had 11 catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns. His 53-yard score midway through the fourth quarter tied the score at 24.

Falcons 24, Bills 16

Shaking off a tender hamstring he hurt last weekend, Atlanta’s Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes and scrambled for 64 yards on nine carries as the Falcons defeated Buffalo in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Warrick Dunn rushed for 97 yards and T.J. Duckett added 75 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Falcons (2-1), who snapped a three-game road losing streak dating to last season.

Bengals 24, Bears 7

Cincinnati, which entered the game with a league-leading 10 takeaways, picked off Chicago quarterback Kyle Orton five times and became the first NFL team in 34 years to intercept five passes in consecutive games in the Bengals’ victory in Chicago.

Carson Palmer of the Bengals was 16-of-23 for 169 yards and three touchdowns, two to Chad Johnson. Thomas Jones rushed for 106 yards and scored the Bears’ lone touchdown, a 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

Colts 13, Browns 6

Edgerrin James ran 27 times for 108 yards and scored on a 2-yard run, while Mike Vanderjagt made two short field goals for the Colts (3-0), who won their seventh straight home game – their longest streak since moving to Indianapolis in 1984. The Colts have allowed 16 points in three games, their lowest total in the first three games in franchise history.

Rams 31, Titans 27

Marc Bulger threw three touchdown passes and host St. Louis survived a controversial ruling in the fourth quarter to hang on for a turnover-filled victory. The Titans converted three turnovers into 17 points while the Rams got an 85-yard interception return from Adam Archuleta for a touchdown.

Jaguars 26, Jets 20 (OT)

Byron Leftwich threw a 36-yard touchdown to Jimmy Smith in overtime for Jacksonville in East Rutherford, N.J. Leftwich went 16-of-23 for 177 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

New York quarterback Chad Pennington left in the third quarter after straining his shoulder, the same one in which he had a torn rotator cuff repaired in the offseason, but returned in the fourth when backup Jay Fiedler hurt his shoulder.

Buccaneers 17, Packers 16

Tampa Bay’s Carnell “Cadillac” Williams broke Alan Ameche’s NFL record for most yards in his first three NFL games by rushing 37 times for 158 yards, and the Buccaneers won in Green Bay, Wis. Williams has 434 yards rushing, besting Ameche’s mark of 410 set in 1955 for the Baltimore Colts.

Green Bay’s Ryan Longwell missed an extra point for the first time in 157 attempts, and that was the difference as the Packers fell to 0-3 for the first time since Brett Favre was a sophomore at Southern Mississippi in 1988.

Vikings 33, Saints 16

Daunte Culpepper threw for 300 yards and Minnesota (1-2) took advantage of two Saints turnovers deep in their end to take a 24-0 lead in the first half in Minneapolis.

Deuce McAllister’s 1-yard touchdown run with under 12 minutes left made it 24-16 before yet another mistake by New Orleans (1-2) – a taunting penalty by Dwight Smith – led to a 28-yard field goal by Paul Edinger, his third of four in the game.

Chargers 45, Giants 23

San Diegans booed Eli Manning with fervor and exhorted LaDainian Tomlinson and the Chargers to a win over New York. Tomlinson ran for 192 yards and three touchdowns, and threw for another score to lead the Chargers on a night that left thousands of ear drums ringing, especially Manning’s. Drew Brees threw two touchdowns for the Chargers (1-2). Manning threw for a career-high 352 yards and two touchdowns for the Giants (2-1).

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