NFL Roundup: Vick hurt in Eagles’ loss
Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 25, 2011
NFL roundup …
PHILADELPHIA ó With Michael Vick knocked out of another game, Eli Manning and the New York Giants wouldnít let the Philadelphia Eagles finish off their comeback.
Manning threw four touchdown passes, including two to Victor Cruz, and the Giants beat the Eagles 29-16 Sunday.
Vick started despite suffering a concussion in last weekís 35-31 loss at Atlanta. He left with a broken right hand in the fourth quarter after helping the Eagles overcome a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to take a 16-14 lead.
Bills 34, Patriots 31
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. ó Rian Lindell hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Buffalo snapped a 15-game losing streak against New England and lifted its record to 3-0.
Buffalo won in dramatic fashion, overcoming a 21-0 second-quarter deficit. Itís the second straight week the Bills rallied; they overcame a 21-3 deficit in a 38-35 win over Oakland last week.
Ryan Fitzpatrick went 27 of 40 for 369 yards with two TDs as Buffalo beat its AFC East rival for the first time since the 2003 opener.
Tom Brady went 30 of 45 for 386 yards and four scores for New England (2-1). Despite setting a league record for most yards passing over a three-game stretch, Brady matched a career high with four picks.
Packers 27, Bears 17
CHICAGO ó Aaron Rodgers threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns to Jermichael Finley, and Green Bay shut down Jay Cutler.
Rodgers led the charge, completing 28 of 38 passes.
Buccaneers 16, Falcons 13
TAMPA, Fla.ó Josh Freeman scored the first rushing touchdown of his career and Tampa Bayís defense forced three turnovers and sacked Matt Ryan four times.
The normally unflappable Freeman did a little bird dance in celebration of his quarterback sneak that snapped a 3-3 tie in the second quarter.
Saints 40, Texans 33
NEW ORLEANS ó Drew Brees passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns, and twice led New Orleans back from fourth-quarter deficits.
Mark Ingramís first career touchdown on a 13-yard run gave the Saints (2-1) the lead for good with under 3 minutes left.
Matt Schaub passed for 373 yards and three TDs of his own for the Texans.
Titans 17, Broncos 14
NASHVILLE, Tenn.ó Matt Hasselbeck threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Graham with 4:24 left to completed Tennesseeís rally.
The Titans (2-1) lost Kenny Britt, the AFCís leading receiver, when his right knee buckled in the second quarter. Hasselbeck turned to others, including Graham, whose first catch of the season came against his former team. Hasselbeck threw for 311 yards and two TDs.
Lions 26, Vikings 23, OT
MINNEAPOLIS ó Matthew Stafford threw for 378 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Lions from a 20-0 halftime deficit, and Jason Hanson kicked a 32-yard field goal in overtime.
Calvin Johnson had seven catches for 108 yards and two TDs for the Lions.
Raiders 34, Jets 24
OAKLAND, Calif. ó Darren McFadden ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns and Oakland bullied the two-time defending AFC runners-up on the ground to win their home opener.
Denarius Moore scored on a 23-yard reverse and Michael Bush added a 1-yard TD run 42 seconds later as the Raiders (2-1) took control in a dizzying span beginning late in the third quarter to hand the Jets (2-1) their first loss.
Chargers 20, Chiefs 17
SAN DIEGO ó Eric Weddle intercepted Matt Cassel at midfield with 55 seconds left to preserve San Diegoís victory.
The Chiefs (0-3) got the ball back at its 33 with 1:26 left after Philip Rivers was stuffed on fourth-and-1 at the Chiefs 34. Out of timeouts and hoping for a huge upset, Cassel threw for 24 yards to Leonard Pope. On the next play, Cassel, under pressure and backpedaling, threw the ball right to the blitzing Weddle.
Ravens 37, Rams 7
ST. LOUIS ó Rookie Torrey Smithís first three career catches went for touchdowns totaling 133 yards in the first quarter, sparking a franchise record-setting day on offense by Baltimore.
Browns 17, Dolphins 16
CLEVELAND ó Colt McCoy threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Massaquoi with 43 seconds left to cap an 80-yard drive and rally Cleveland (2-1) over winless Miami.
49ers 13, Bengals 8
CINCINNATI ó Kendall Hunter ran 7 yards for the gameís only touchdown with 3:59 to go, rallying San Francisco in front of Cincinnatiís smallest crowd for a home opener in 30 years.
Seahawks 13, Cardinals 10
SEATTLE ó Tarvaris Jackson scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter, bulling through two Arizona defenders at the goal line, and Seattle (1-2) picked up its first win.
Steelers 23, Colts 20
INDIANAPOLIS ó Shaun Suisham kicked a 38-yard field goal with 4 seconds left Sunday night.
The Steelers (2-1) struggled as Ben Roethlisberger lost two fumbles and threw a pick during an 11-minute first-half span, and they rushed for only 67 yards.