NFL: Week 2

Monday, September 19, 2005

Panthers 27, Patriots 17

The first regular-season meeting between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots since their thrilling Super Bowl was no reprise.

Neither team played that well, and Carolina did just enough to defeat the Patriots (1-1). Stephen Davis scored three touchdowns for the Panthers (1-1).

Colts 10, Jaguars 3

Edgerrin James ran for 128 yards, Ran Carthon scored on a 6-yard run midway through the fourth quarter and Indianapolis (2-0) turned in a second straight solid defensive performance. Jacksonville (1-1) was the only team to beat Indianapolis at home last year.

Steelers 27, Texans 7

Pittsburgh (2-0) won its 16th straight regular-season game, matching the Miami teams of 1971-73 and 1983-84 for the second-best streak in league history, and their eighth straight on the road. The Texans (0-2) continued to look lost on offense, especially quarterback David Carr, who was 16-of-26 for 167 yards.

Eagles 42, 49ers 3

Donovan McNabb threw four of his five touchdown passes in the first 19 minutes, including a pair to Terrell Owens.

L.J. Smith caught a career-best nine passes for 119 yards and one TD for Philadelphia (1-1). Alex Smith, the top pick in the NFL draft, made his debut for San Francisco (1-1), playing the last series.

Bengals 37, Vikings 8

Chad Johnson caught a 70-yard touchdown pass on the game's second play, and the Bengals (2-0) had an easy time against the Vikings (0-2), rolling up 337 yards and a 27-0 lead in the first half.

Buccaneers 19, Bills 3

Carnell "Cadillac" Williams topped 100 yards rushing for the second straight week, returning from a foot sprain to finish a 128-yard performance that helped Tampa Bay (2-0) dominate Buffalo (1-1).

Titans 25, Ravens 10

Steve McNair threw a touchdown pass and Rob Bironas kicked field goals of 39, 29 and 47 yards.

The rebuilding Titans (1-1) had replaced five starters on defense this offseason, but they easily outplayed Baltimore's Pro Bowl-stocked unit with six sacks and two turnovers.

Anthony Wright started over Kyle Boller for Baltimore (0-2) and was 25-of-40 for 212 yards.

Bears 38, Lions 6

Chicago (1-1) scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams.

After struggling to move the ball a week earlier, the Bears' Thomas Jones led Chicago with 139 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Kyle Orton completed 14 of 21 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown, and did not throw an interception.

Joey Harrington of Detroit (1-1) threw a career-high five INTs.

Seahawks 21, Falcons 18

The Seahawks (1-1) took a 21-0 halftime lead and barely held on. Shaun Alexander ran for 144 yards and a touchdown and Matt Hasselbeck threw for 281 yards and two more TDs. Atlanta (1-1) had the ball with 2:39 left at its 27 needing just a field goal to send the game to overtime.

Jets 17, Dolphins 7

Chad Pennington threw two touchdown passes to help atone for six fumbles last week against Kansas City, as the Jets (1-1) defated the Dolphins (1-1).

Broncos 20, Chargers 17

Jason Elam kicked a 41-yard field goal with 5 seconds left after Ron Dayne came off the bench and ran six times for 39 yards on the winning drive, including an 11-yard gain on fourth-and-1 from the Chargers 33.

It saved the Broncos (1-1) from going 0-2 for the first time since 1999. Instead, it's San Diego (0-2) that remains winless.

Browns 26, Packers 24

Trent Dilfer won for the first time in nine trips to Lambeau Field, giving new coach Romeo Crennel his first win for Cleveland (1-1). Green Bay fell to 0-2.

Chiefs 23, Raiders 17

Trent Green engineered two second-half field goal drives and the Chiefs stopped Oakland at the 10-yard line in the final minutes to spoil Randy Moss' home debut for the Raiders.

After taking a shutout into the final minute of a season-opening 27-7 win over the New York Jets, the Chiefs (2-0) proved to be just tough enough to beat the Raiders (0-2) for the fifth straight time.

-- From wire reports

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