Washington 19, Tennessee 16 (OT)
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Graham Gano kicked a 48-yard field goal with 8:17 remaining in overtime, as the Washington Redskins prevailed with a 19-16 win over the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Gano, who missed a 47-yarder at the end of regulation, got another chance after the Titans failed on their first offensive try of overtime. Donovan McNabb was instrumental in helping the Redskins get into field goal range in the extra period. Starting at their own 13-yard line, McNabb connected with Chris Cooley for a 26-yard pass and two plays later, an unnecessary roughness call on the Titans plus a replay reversal of an interception gave the 'Skins possession on their own 42. Tennessee was then flagged for a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty that moved the ball to the Titans' 43. After a short run and 10-yard completion to Santana Moss, the Redskins had it on the 31. Washington (5-5) could only pick up another yard before Gano came on and split the uprights for the game- winning kick.
Philadelphia 27, New York Giants 17 Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - LeSean McCoy rumbled 50 yards for the go- ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, and David Akers' fourth field goal following an Eli Manning fumble helped the Philadelphia Eagles hold on for a 27-17 victory over the New York Giants and take control of the NFC East. McCoy rushed for 111 yards on just 14 carries, and Asante Samuel accounted for four turnovers, none bigger than when he pounced on Manning's lost fumble in Philadelphia territory with 2:51 remaining. Michael Vick, coming off a historic performance against Washington on Monday, completed 24-of-38 passes for 258 yards and rushed for a score in the Eagles' (7-3) third straight win. Manning threw three interceptions, finishing 20-of-33 for 147 yards with two touchdowns for New York (6-4), which lost to then one-win Dallas last week.
New England 31, Indianapolis 28
Foxboro, MA (Sports Network) - Peyton Manning and the Colts were in Patriots territory in the final minute, threatening to pull out another comeback after another late rally. History seemed sure to repeat itself, but James Sanders pulled down Manning's third interception of the game to seal the New England Patriots' 31-28 victory over Indianapolis. Tom Brady completed 19-of-25 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots (8-2), who kept pace with the Jets atop the AFC East. New York pulled out a win over Houston earlier Sunday. In last season's matchup between the AFC powerhouses, Manning led the Colts to two late scores, including the go-ahead touchdown with 13 seconds left, in a 35-34 victory. But he couldn't replicate the feat Sunday, despite throwing for 396 yards and four scores on 38-of-52 efficiency. The Colts (6-4) fell into a tie with Jacksonville at the top of the AFC South, as the Jaguars beat Cleveland.
New Orleans 34, Seattle 19
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Drew Brees threw for a season-high 382 yards and four touchdowns, leading New Orleans in a 34-19 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at the Superdome. Brees completed 29-of-43 passes and was picked off twice for the Saints (7-3), who have won three straight to remain one game behind Atlanta in the NFC South. The Falcons beat St. Louis on Sunday. Marques Colston and Robert Meachem each caught a pair of touchdown passes in the win. Colston finished with 113 yards on eight receptions, while Meachem hauled in three balls for 50 yards. Jimmy Graham had five catches for 72 yards. Matt Hasselbeck completed 32-of-44 passes for 366 yards and a score for the Seahawks (5-5), who still hold a one-game lead over St. Louis in the NFC West. Mike Williams recorded six receptions for 109 yards in defeat, while Ben Obomanu hauled in five balls for 87 yards and a touchdown.
Tampa Bay 21, San Francisco 0
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Josh Freeman threw for 136 yards on 13- of-20 passing with two touchdowns and Cadillac Williams ran for a score as Tampa Bay handled San Francisco, 21-0, at Candlestick Park. Williams ran for 51 yards on seven carries and LeGarrette Blount rushed for 82 yards on 26 carries to lead the Buccaneers (7-3), who have won four of five on the road this season. Troy Smith threw for 148 yards on 16-of-31 attempts, threw an interception and was sacked six times for the 49ers (3-7), who had won two straight.
Atlanta 34, St. Louis 17
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Matt Ryan passed for 253 yards and two touchdowns, and Atlanta rallied for a 34-17 win over St. Louis in a game that was closer than the final score. Michael Turner rushed for 131 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown scamper that proved to be the final score by the Falcons (8-2), who tallied the final 18 points of the contest. The Rams (4-6) had a 17-16 lead after Sam Bradford connected with Brandon Gibson for a 13- yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter, but they didn't score again. Bradford had a shovel pass intercepted at the goal line late in the fourth quarter with St. Louis trailing by nine points. It was the first time he was picked off in 170 attempts.
Buffalo 49, Cincinnati 31
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Steve Johnson caught three scores as Buffalo dominated in the second half to take a 49-31 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Johnson caught eight balls for 137 yards while Ryan Fitzpatrick was 21-for-34 with 316 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions for the Bills (2-8), who have won their past two games. Fred Jackson scored twice on the ground and finished the game with 116 yards on 21 carries. Carson Palmer was 19-for-34 with 230 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Bengals (2-8), who have dropped their past seven games after starting the season with wins in two of their first three contests. Cedric Benson had 25 carries for 124 yards with a score.
Dallas 35, Detroit 19
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Bryan McCann's 97-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter ignited Dallas to a come-from-behind victory over Detroit, 35-19, at Cowboys Stadium. Jon Kitna threw for 147 yards and three touchdowns and ran one in for the Cowboys (3-7), who scored 28 points in the second half to win their second straight game with Jason Garrett at the helm. Felix Jones paced the Cowboys on the ground with 51 yards, while Miles Austin caught second-half touchdowns of three and four yards. Shaun Hill threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted once as the Lions (2-8) dropped their third in a row and extended their NFL record for road losses to 26 straight games. Nate Burleson caught seven passes for 97 yards in the defeat.
Jacksonville 24, Cleveland 20
Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) - David Garrard threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns and overcame three interception to lead Jacksonville over Cleveland, 24-20, at EverBank Field. Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 132 yards on 24 carries including the go-ahead score with 1:16 remaining to lift the Jaguars (6-4) to their third straight win. Jones-Drew also caught three passes for 87 yards and Marcedes Lewis hauled in five passes for 66 yards and a score. Garrard completed 20 of his 34 throws. Colt McCoy threw for 241 yards on 17-of-28 passing with a touchdown, but was intercepted with 13 seconds left. Peyton Hillis caught six passes for 95 yards and a score for Cleveland, which has lost two straight. Hillis rushed for 48 yards on 21 carries and Abram Elam returned a fumble for a touchdown in defeat.
Kansas City 31, Arizona 13
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Thomas Jones and Dwayne Bowe each scored twice as the Kansas City Chiefs took a 31-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium. Jones carried 15 times for 71 yards while Bowe added six catches for 109 yards for the Chiefs (6-4), who snapped a two-game slide. Jamaal Charles ran for 88 yards on 12 carries and caught four balls for 38 yards, while quarterback Matt Cassel completed 15-of-24 passes for 193 yards and the two scores to Bowe. The win, coupled with Oakland's loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday, gives Kansas City a one-game lead over the Raiders for the top spot in the AFC West. Derek Anderson was 25-for-46 with 295 yards and a score, while Tim Hightower rushed for 62 yards for the Cardinals (3-7), who have dropped their last five games. Steve Breaston caught five passes for 92 yards and Larry Fitzgerald added six catches for 90 yards and a score.
Green Bay 31, Minnesota 3
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings connected for three touchdowns, and Green Bay moved into a first-place tie in the NFC North with a 31-3 rout of Minnesota. Rodgers threw for 301 yards and four touchdowns on 22-of-31 passing, hooking up with Jennings seven times for 152 yards as the Packers (7-3) captured their fourth straight win to join Chicago atop the division. Jennings scored touchdowns in each of the last three quarters, part of a 31-0 run to end the game for Green Bay. James Jones also had a touchdown catch in the win. Rodgers spread the ball out to seven receivers, showing up predecessor Brett Favre for the second time this season. Favre played it fast and loose as usual, completing just 17 of his 38 passes for 208 yards and an interception that the Packers converted into a touchdown. The Vikings (3-7) had Sidney Rice in the lineup for the first time this season after activating their Pro Bowl receiver from the physically unable to perform list Saturday. But Rice, who was out with a hip injury, made little difference with three catches for 56 yards.
NY Jets 30, Houston 27
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Santonio Holmes caught a six-yard touchdown pass with 10 seconds remaining, as the New York Jets were able to sneak past the Houston Texans, 30-27, despite blowing a 16-point lead. Trailing by four, 27-23, with no timeouts and 49 seconds remaining, the Jets took over at their own 28-yard line. LaDainian Tomlinson caught a 15-yard pass to get the ball near midfield. Following a spike, Braylon Edwards caught a 42- yard pass down the right sideline with 16 ticks to go. On the next play, Mark Sanchez connected with Holmes in the left corner of the end zone for a 30-27 edge. The Texans (4-6) lost at the end of the game for a second straight week. Last Sunday in Jacksonville, the Jaguars converted a Hail Mary in the final seconds to hand Houston a tough loss. Sanchez completed 22-of-38 passes for 315 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception for the Jets (8-2), who have won three straight games. Holmes caught seven passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns, while Edwards hauled in four passes for 86 yards and score for the victors. Matt Schaub connected on 19-of-33 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown for the Texans, who have dropped four straight games. Arian Foster rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.
Pittsburgh 35, Oakland 3
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Ben Roethlisberger threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns, and the Pittsburgh defense stymied Oakland all day in a 35-3 rout at Heinz Field. The Steelers (7-3) were coming off their worst home loss in nearly a half-decade, having lost to New England, 39-26. After giving up 453 yards to the Patriots last week, Pittsburgh allowed the Raiders just 182 total yards of offense on Sunday. Roethlisberger completed 18-of-29 passes and also ran for a score to help Pittsburgh keep pace with Baltimore atop the AFC North standings after the Ravens beat the Panthers. Mike Wallace caught three passes for 116 yards and a score, while Emmanuel Sanders also caught a touchdown pass. Rashard Mendenhall ran for 59 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. Oakland's Jason Campbell struggled to find a rhythm, completing only 7-of-19 passes for 70 yards with an interception before being replaced in the third quarter. Bruce Gradkowski finished the game with 98 yards passing and an interception for the Raiders (5-5), who fell a game behind the Chiefs in the AFC West after Kansas City beat the Cardinals.