Washington 16, Green Bay 13 (OT)
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Graham Gano's 33-yard field goal with 8:14 left in overtime lifted the Washington Redskins to a 16-13 come-from-behind victory over Green Bay at FedEx Field. Donovan McNabb completed 26-of-49 throws for 357 yards and a touchdown with seven passes going to Santana Moss for 118 yards, as the Redskins (3-2) won their second straight. Aaron Rodgers went 27-of-46 for 293 yards and a score while Brandon Jackson carried 10 times for a career-high 115 yards for the Packers (3-2), who have lost two of their last three games.
Indianapolis 19, Kansas City 9
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Mike Hart rushed for the only touchdown of the game late in the fourth quarter, as Indianapolis kept Kansas City out of the end zone to knock off the last remaining unbeaten team, 19-9. Peyton Manning had a pedestrian day under center, completing 26-of-44 through the air for 244 yards with an interception for the Colts (3-2), who rebounded from a last-second loss at Jacksonville in Week 4. Adam Vinatieri nailed four field goals, while his KC counterpart, Ryan Succop, went 3-for-4, missing a 51- yarder in the final two minutes. Matt Cassel passed for a mere 156 yards on 16-of-29 passes for the Chiefs (3-1), who were trying for their first 4-0 start since 2003. Jamaal Charles logged 87 yards on 16 carries and lost a fumble in the setback.
Jacksonville 36, Buffalo 26
Orchard Park, NY (Sports Network) - David Garrard passed for 178 yards and three touchdowns and Josh Scobee kicked five field goals, leading the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 36-26 victory over the winless Buffalo Bills. Garrard completed 16-of-20 passes and was intercepted once, and threw two of his touchdown passes to Marcedes Lewis. Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 84 yards in the win, the second in a row for the Jaguars (3-2), who beat Indianapolis last week thanks to a 59-yard field goal by Scobee. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns for the Bills (0-5), who hadn't started a season with five consecutive losses since 1985.
Chicago 23, Carolina 6
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Matt Forte ran for a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter, as the Chicago Bears overcame a poor performance from veteran quarterback Todd Collins to beat the Carolina Panthers, 23-6, at Bank of America Stadium. Forte carried the ball 22 times for a career-high 166 yards for the Bears (4-1), who bounced back from an ugly 17-3 loss to the Giants last Sunday. With Jay Cutler recovering from his concussion, Collins got his first start since 2007 and completed just 6-of-16 passes for 32 yards and four interceptions. Rookie Jimmy Clausen connected on 9-of-22 passes for 61 yards and one interception for Carolina (0-5), which is off to its worst start since opening the 1998 season 0-7. Carolina, which has scored just five touchdowns this year, had just 147 total yards of offense.
Tampa Bay 24, Cincinnati 21
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Connor Barth's 31-yard field goal in the final seconds capped a furious rally and gave Tampa Bay a 24-21 victory over Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium. Josh Freeman finished 20-of-33 for 280 yards, one interception and a 20-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams for the Buccaneers (3-1), who erased a seven-point deficit late in the fourth quarter thanks to a pair of timely interceptions. Williams ended with 99 yards on seven catches, Micheal Spurlock added three grabs for 35 yards -- including a reception that set up the game-winning boot -- and Earnest Graham logged 65 yards and a score on three carries. Carson Palmer was 21- of-36 for 209 yards and two touchdowns, but was picked off three times for the Bengals (2-3), who have dropped two in a row. Cedric Benson tallied 144 yards on 23 carries, while Terrell Owens posted 102 yards and a touchdown on seven grabs. Jermaine Gresham added a TD reception in the setback.
Atlanta 20, Cleveland 10
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Matt Ryan threw for 187 yards and a go-ahead touchdown, while Kroy Biermann returned an interception for a score late in the fourth quarter to seal Atlanta's 20-10 victory over Cleveland. Ryan completed 16-of-28 passes, including a 45-yard touchdown to Roddy White, to help the Falcons (4-1) win their fourth consecutive game. It is Atlanta's longest winning streak since 2004. White finished with five receptions for 101 yards, while Michael Turner added 140 yards on 19 carries as the Falcons got their first win over the Browns since 1993. Seneca Wallace started as Cleveland's quarterback for a fourth consecutive game in place of Jake Delhomme, but left late in the first half after suffering a right leg injury. Delhomme finished the game under center and completed 13- of-23 passes for 97 yards with two interceptions. Wallace was 11-of-15 for 139 yards and a touchdown for the Browns (1-4), who were coming off last week's win over Cincinnati.
Detroit 44, St. Louis 6
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Shaun Hill threw for 227 yards and three touchdowns and Stefan Logan tied a franchise record with a 105-yard kickoff return for a score as the Detroit Lions snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 44-6 demolishing of the St. Louis Rams at Ford Field. Hill completed 21- of-32 throws, while Calvin Johnson, Brandon Pettigrew and Nate Burleson each had a TD grab for the Lions (1-4), who won for the first time since defeating Cleveland, 38-37, on November 22 of last year. Rookie quarterback Sam Bradford passed for 215 yards on 23-of-45 efficiency with two interceptions, while Steven Jackson rushed 25 times for 114 yards for St. Louis (2-3), which was coming off a 20-6 win over Seattle last Sunday, but has now dropped five straight road games.
NY Giants 34, Houston 10
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Eli Manning threw for 297 yards with three touchdowns, leading the New York Giants to a 34-10 victory over the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Manning completed 27-of-42 passes with a pair of interceptions. His favorite target was Hakeem Nicks, who hauled in a career- high 12 passes for 130 yards with a pair of scores. Steve Smith also caught a touchdown pass and Brandon Jacobs ran for a score in the victory. The Giants (3-2) won their second in a row and used a strong defensive effort against the league's second-ranked offense. The Texans (3-2) entered the contest averaging 415.5 yards per game, but were held to 195 on Sunday. Arian Foster, the league's leading rusher with 537 yards entering the contest, ran for only 25 yards on 11 carries in defeat. Houston quarterback Matt Schaub completed just 16-of-34 throws for 196 yards with an interception.
Arizona 30, New Orleans 20
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Max Hall went 17-for-27 for 168 yards in his first NFL start and Jay Feely kicked three field goals to lead Arizona to a 30-20 win over New Orleans at University of Phoenix Stadium. Larry Fitzgerald made seven receptions for 93 yards, while Kerry Rhodes and Dominique Rodgers- Cromartie scored defensive touchdowns for the Cardinals (3-2), who have won nine consecutive games following a loss. Drew Brees connected on 24-of-39 throws for 294 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted three times for the Saints (3-2), who have lost two of their last three games.
Tennessee 34, Dallas 27
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Chris Johnson rushed for 131 yards and two scores on 19 carries as Tennessee clipped Dallas, 34-27, at Cowboys Stadium. Despite completing just 12-of-25 passes, Vince Young threw for 173 yards and a pair of scores for the Titans (3-2), who have won three of their last four. Tony Romo was 31-of-46 for 406 yards and three touchdowns, but was picked off three times for the Cowboys (1-3), who were coming off a win at Houston two weeks ago. Miles Austin led all receivers with nine catches for 166 yards and a score.
Oakland 35, San Diego 27
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Michael Bush scored the go-ahead touchdown with 3:39 remaining and Tyvon Branch sealed the victory with a 64-yard fumble return for a score, as the Oakland Raiders snapped a 13-game losing streak to the San Diego Chargers with a 35-27 win. Bush carried the ball 26 times for 104 yards for Oakland (2-3), which beat San Diego for the first time since September 28, 2003. Jason Campbell completed 13-of-18 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown in relief of Bruce Gradkowski, who left the game with a bruised right shoulder. Zach Miller hauled in six passes for 62 yards and a score. Philip Rivers connected on 27-of-42 passes for 431 yards and two touchdowns for the Chargers (2-3), who were coming off a 41-10 victory over Arizona last weekend. Malcom Floyd had a career day, catching eight passes for 213 yards and a score. Antonio Gates hauled in five passes for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Philadelphia 27, San Francisco 24
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Kevin Kolb threw for a touchdown in his return to a starting role and Quintin Mikell ran back a fumble 52 yards for a score as the Eagles held off the mistake-prone 49ers, 27-24, keeping San Francisco without a victory. Kolb connected on 21-of-31 passes for 253 yards for the Eagles (3-2), who bounced back from a 17-12 loss at home to the Redskins last week in Donovan McNabb's return to Philadelphia. LeSean McCoy rushed 18 times for 92 yards and a score for the Eagles, who are 3-0 on the road for the first time since 2004. Alex Smith went 25-of-39 for 309 yards with three TDs and two interceptions, the last of which went to Trevard Lindley at the Philadelphia 24 in the final minute. Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis each went over 100 yards receiving with a TD for the 49ers (0-5), who had five turnovers and are off to their worst start in 31 years. They lost their first seven games in 1979 on the way to a 2-14 finish. Kolb began the year as the team's successor to McNabb, but he sustained a concussion in a season-opening loss to Green Bay and was replaced by Michael Vick. Vick, though, suffered cartilage damage in addition to a small fracture in his rib area in last Sunday's loss.