NFL: Week 7

Monday, October 23, 2006

Falcons 41, Steelers 38

Michael Vick threw for four touchdowns and Morten Anderson kicked a 32-yard field goal seven minutes into overtime to give the Falcons (4-2) a victory over the Steelers (2-4) on Sunday .

The Steelers tied it at 38 with 3:19 remaining when fill-in quarterback Charlie Batch threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Hines Ward, who eight catches for 171 yards and a career-best three TDs.

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlesberger was knocked unconscious early in the third quarter on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Chauncey Davis after letting go of a pass .

Chiefs 30, Chargers 27

Lawrence Tynes hit a career-long 53-yard field goal with 6 seconds left for the Chiefs (3-3), who forced turnovers on three of San Diego's first four possessions and converted two of them into touchdown passes by Damon Huard.

The Chargers (4-2) came back from an early 17-point deficit to tie the game 27-27.

Buccaneers 23, Eagles 21

Matt Bryant nailed a 62-yard field goal -- the third-longest in NFL history -- to give the Buccaneers (2-4) an improbable last-second victory over the Eagles (4-3).

The Bucs built a 17-0 lead, mostly on the strength of two interceptions that Ronde Barber returned for touchdowns.

Texans 27, Jaguars 7

Wali Lundy had 93 yards rushing and a touchdown early in the fourth quarter for the Texans (2-4), who didn't have a running back reach 60 yards rushing before Sunday. The Jaguars fell to 4-3.

Packers 34, Dolphins 24

Ranked last in the NFL in pass defense, Green Bay (2-4) intercepted Joey Harrington three times to beat woeful Miami (1-6).

Green Bay beat the Dolphins in Miami for the first time in seven tries.

Bengals 17, Panthers 14

The Bengals (4-2) overcame three lackluster quarters to get their first win in three weeks. And they did it against a team that has a knack for making pivotal plays in the closing minutes.

The Panthers (4-3) had won four close games in a row, three of them by a field goal or less. Given a chance to tie or take the lead at the end, they let this one slip off Delhomme's fingertips.

Broncos 17, Browns 7

The NFL's stingiest defense held its fifth straight opponent to single digits and Jake Plummer did enough to keep Denver's offense moving. The Broncos (5-1) were less than 12 minutes from their first road shutout in 14 years when Plummer's interception led to a short Cleveland (1-5) touchdown pass -- only the second TD allowed by Denver this season.

Colts 36, Redskins 22

After being bent over awkwardly twice in the first half and once appearing hurt, the two-time MVP Peyton Manning responded with three third-quarter touchdown passes to lead Indianapolis to victory.

Indy remained the AFC's only unbeaten team. Washington (2-5) lost its third straight.

Vikings 31, Seahawks 13

Chester Taylor ran for a career-high 169 yards on 26 carries -- including a pivotal, 95-yard touchdown, the longest run in team history -- as Minnesota (4-2) stunned Seattle (4-2) and ended the Seahawks franchise-record 12-game home winning streak.

Already without league MVP Shaun Alexander, Seattle lost Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to a right knee strain on the third play of the second half.

Raiders 22, Cardinals 9

Andrew Walter threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Randy Moss, ReShard Lee ran for a 1-yard score in the first quarter and the Raiders (1-5) overcame five turnovers to win their first game of the season. Arizona (1-6) lost their its sixth straight game.

Moss caught seven balls for 129 yards to help Oakland end an 11-game losing streak.

Jets 31, Lions 24

Leon Washington rushed for 129 yards on 20 carries and scored the first two touchdowns of his career, and the Jets (4-3) held on to defeat Detroit (1-6).

Patriots 28, Bills 6

Corey Dillon's two touchdowns rushing in the first half gave the Patriots an early lead, and New England (5-1) went on to rout Buffalo (2-5).

-- The Associated Press

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