NFL Roundup: Falcons beat Eagles
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INDIANAPOLIS ó Peyton Hillis ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns, Colt McCoy threw for 211 yards and a score and Cleveland ended a five-game losing streak against Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis with a 27-19 victory.
The Colts are 0-2 for the first time since 1998, and Manning likely will miss two months following his third neck surgery in 20 months. The Browns rebounded with their first win for new coach Pat Shurmur after a loss to the Bengals last week.
Saints 30, Bears 13
NEW ORLEANSó Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns and New Orleansí defense beat up on Jay Cutler.
Breesí scoring strikes included a 79-yarder to Devery Henderson. Darren Sproles scored on a 12-yard swing pass and Robert Meachem had a 4-yard TD reception as the Saints (1-1) bounced back from an opening week loss to Green Bay.
Facing heavy blitzing and without injured receiver Roy Williams, Cutler passed for 244 yards and a score, but was sacked six times and fumbled once.
Bills 38, Raiders 35
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. ó Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to David Nelson with 14 seconds left to cap a wild back-and-forth fourth quarter.
The Bills scored touchdowns on all five of their second-half possessions to overcome a 21-3 first-half deficit. The teams traded leads five times over the final 14:10.
Fred Jackson scored twice and had 117 yards rushing for the Bills (2-0).
Redskins 22, Cardinals 21
LANDOVER, Md. ó Graham Gano kicked a 34-yard field goal with 1:45 remaining as Washington rallied from an eight-point, fourth-quarter deficit.
The Redskins (2-0) beat the Cardinals (1-1) for the eighth time in a row. Santana Mossí 18-yard catch on fourth down with 5:17 remaining pulled Washington within two, but the 2-point conversion attempt failed.
Steelers 24, Seahawks 0
PITTSBURGH ó Ben Roethlisberger threw for 298 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers put their opening week loss to Baltimore behind them.
Mike Wallace caught eight passes for 126 yards and a score and Rashard Mendenhall ran for 67 yards and a touchdown for the Steelers (1-1), who limited the listless Seahawks (0-2) to 164 total yards.
Roethlisberger shook off a gimpy right knee to complete 22 of 30 passes.
Falcons 35, Eagles 31
ATLANTA ó Matt Ryan threw a career-high four touchdown passes and the Falcons rallied to beat the Eagles after Michael Vick was knocked out with an injury late in the third quarter.
Ryan hit Tony Gonzalez with a pair of TDs, the tight end going past Terrell Owens for fifth on the NFLís career receiving list. just over 6 minutes remaining.
Vick left with a neck injury after getting spun by a Falcons rusher into a Philadelphia blocker. He staggered off the field and Mike Kafka came in for him.
Titans 26, Ravens 13
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó Matt Hasselbeck threw for 358 yards and a touchdown, and Tennessee gave new coach Mike Munchak a big win in the home opener.
With the Ravens (1-1) focused on stopping Chris Johnson, Hasselbeck attacked through the air. Kenny Britt caught nine passes for 135 yards.
Buccaneers 24, Vikings 20
MINNEAPOLIS ó LeGarrette Blountís 4-yard touchdown run with 31 seconds left lifted Tampa Bay and completed another comeback by quarterback Josh Freeman ó this time from a 17-0 halftime deficit.
Lions 48, Chiefs 3
DETROIT ó Matthew Stafford threw two of his four TD passes to Calvin Johnson and Detroit came away with its largest margin of victory in a regular season game.
The Lions broke the mark they set with a 44-0 win over expansion Jacksonville in 1995 and matched the record set in the 1957 NFL title game when they beat Cleveland 59-14.
Jets 32, Jaguars 3
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.ó Mark Sanchez threw two touchdown passes as the offense started quickly and Antonio Cromartie had two of New Yorkís four interceptions of Luke McCown.
After having not scored an offensive TD in the first quarter in 16 games, the Jets (2-0) won the toss, elected to receive ó a rarity under the defensive-minded Rex Ryan ó and scored on a 17-yard catch by Santonio Holmes.
Patriots 35, Chargers 21
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. ó Tom Brady threw for 423 yards six days after setting a single-game team record of 517 in leading New England.
Brady had three touchdown passes and tied for the third most yards passing in club history, going 31 of 40 with no interceptions as the Patriots (2-0) scored on each of their four first-half possessions.
Philip Rivers threw for 378 yards for the Chargers.
Cowboys 27, 49ers 24, OT
SAN FRANCISCO ó Playing with a fractured rib, Tony Romo hit Jesse Holley on a 77-yard completion in overtime to set up Dan Baileyís winning 19-yard field goal for Dallas.
Bailey kicked a tying 48-yard field goal as time expired in regulation after missing an early 21-yard attempt. Romo completed five of six passes on the tying drive, connecting on consecutive throws to Holley before finding him again in OT.
Texans 23, Dolphins 13
MIAMI ó Andre Johnson caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Matt Schaub that helped Houston get off to s 2-0 start.
Miamiís sieve-like pass defense was no match for Johnson and Schaub, who threw for 230 yards and had a quarterback rating of 118.5. Johnson made seven catches for 93 yards.
Broncos 24, Bengals 22
DENVER ó Kyle Orton threw two TD passes to Eric Decker, Willis McGahee ran for another score and John Fox got his first win as Denverís coach.
Andy Dalton, who bruised his right wrist and forearm in Cincinnatiís win at Cleveland a week earlier, threw for 332 yards for the Bengals.