NFL: Week 5

Monday, October 16, 2006

Cowboys 34, Texans 6

Terrell Owens caught two third-quarter touchdown passes and another in the fourth, turning a tight game against the Texans into an easy victory Sunday, helping the Cowboys (3-2) avenge an embarrassing loss to their in-state rivals four years ago.

Owens' touchdowns covered 3, 21 and 2 yards. Houston (1-4) led 6-3 at halftime, reviving visions of a stunning 19-10 victory over Dallas in the first game in Texans history back in 2002.

Saints 27, Eagles 24

Joe Horn had touchdown catches of 14 and 48 yards and John Carney hit a 31-yard field goal as time expired for the Saints. (5-1).

The Saints' Drew Brees threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns. Donovan McNabbthrew two touchdown passes for the Eagles (4-2).

Panthers 23, Ravens 21

Jake Delhomme threw for a career-high 365 yards and two touchdowns, and Carolina (4-2) slipped past the Ravens for its fourth straight win.

Steve Smith had eight catches for 189 yards and a touchdown, and John Kasay kicked three field goals. The Panthers limited Baltimore (4-2) to 80 yards rushing.

Lions 20, Bills 17

Roy Williams had 10 receptions for 161 yards -- both career highs -- and scored a touchdown while Kevin Jones ran for a season-high 127 yards and a score to lead the Lions (1-5) to victory over the Bills (2-4).

Giants 27, Falcons 14

Tiki Barber outplayed the NFL's best ground team by running for 185 yards, Jeremy Shockey caught a couple of touchdown passes and the New York (3-2) rallied past the Falcons (3-2) in the second half.

Barber did much of the damage, breaking off nine runs of at least 12 yards against a defense that was allowing just 69.3 yards per game.

Buccaneers 14, Bengals 13

Michael Clayton's 8-yard dive was a touchdown -- barely -- lifting the previously winless Bucs (1-4) over the Cincinnati Bengals with 35 seconds remaining. The reception was initially ruled incomplete but was overturned after a replay, which showed the ball firmly in Clayton's hands as he flew through the air.

The Bengals (3-2) thought they had won when the receiver put the nose of the ball over the goal line on the fourth-down play, then lost control when he landed on the ground. Referee Mike Carey reversed the call, setting off a wild celebration on the home sideline.

Titans 25, Redskins 22

Vince Young rallied the Titans (1-5) from an 11-point first-half deficit, leading his previously winless team to an upset of the Washington Redskins (2-4).

Rob Bironas kicked three field goals, including a 30-yarder with 5:11 to play that decided the game. Travis Henry ran for a career-high 178 yards on 32 carries with one touchdown, his second consecutive 100-yard game.

Steelers 45, Chiefs 7

The Steelers (2-3) revived everything they displayed in winning the championship as Ben Roethlisberger threw his first two touchdown passes since the AFC championship game in a rout of the Chiefs (2-3) that snapped a three-game losing streak.

Roethlisberger went 16 of 19 for 238 yards and TDs of 47 yards to Nate Washington and 13 yards to Hines Ward.

Chargers 48, 49ers 19

LaDainian Tomlinson set a franchise scoring record with a career-best four touchdowns rushing, and Philip Rivers passed for a career-high 334 yards and two touchdowns as the Chargers (4-1) beat San Francisco (2-4).

Jets 20, Dolphins 17

Laveranues Coles caught two touchdown passes and Mike Nugent kicked a pair of 33-yard field goals, and the Jets (3-3) barely held on. Miami had a chance to tie, but Olindo Mare came up short on a 51-yarder.

After taking a 20-3 lead, the Jets had to sweat this one out as Joey Harrington led the Dolphins (1-5) on two long scoring drives in the fourth quarter.

Broncos 13, Raiders 3

Jason Elam kicked two field goals for the Broncos (4-1), who became the only team NFL team since 1940 to start off a season by yielding just one TD through five games. The Raiders fell to 0-5.

-- From wire reports

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