NFL Roundup 10/30/06
Monday, October 30, 2006
Colts 34, Broncos 31
Peyton Manning passed for 345 yards and three touchdowns -- all to Reggie Wayne -- and Adam Vinatieri kicked a 37-yard field goal with 2 seconds left Sunday to lift Indianapolis to victory over Denver (5-2).
Wayne finished with 10 catches for 138 yards.
Indianapolis gained 437 yards to become the first team to start 7-0 in consecutive seasons since the Green Bay Packers did it three straight times from 1929 to 1931.
Manning went 32-for-39 for 345 yards with a passer rating of 129.2. Broncos rookie backup running back Mike Bell had 136 yards rushing and two scores.
Falcons 29, Bengals 27
Michael Vick threw three touchdown passes, repeatedly slipping out of tacklers' grasp, while leading Atlanta (5-2) past the Bengals.
Cincinnati (4-3) couldn't run him down or slow down his passing. Vick went 20 of 28 for 291 yards and left would-be tacklers scattered all over the field while running for another 55 yards.
Chiefs 35, Seahawks 28
Larry Johnson scored four touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 2:15 to play, and the mistake-prone Chiefs (4-3) escaped with a wild victory.
In the final 17 minutes, the Seahawks (4-3) took the lead with two touchdowns resulting from Kansas City mistakes.
Raiders 20, Steelers 13
Chris Carr returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown, Nnamdi Asomugha also took back an interception by Ben Roethlisberger for a score and the Raiders (2-5) mounted a late goal-line stand to hold on for a victory.
Roethlisberger threw four interceptions as the Steelers fell to 2-5.
Ravens 35, Saints 22
Steve McNair ran for a touchdown and passed for two more as Baltimore (5-2) ended a two-game losing streak.
Drew Brees was intercepted three times --twice on deflections -- and sacked twice. He finished 24-of-45 passing for 383 yards and three touchdowns for New Orleans (5-2).
Giants 17, Buccaneers 3
Despite playing without three injured defensive starters and losing another early, the Giants held Tampa Bay (2-5) to 174 total yards.
Eli Manning and Plaxico Burress provided the offense as the Giants (5-2) took an early 14-0 lead en route to their fourth straight win.
Jaguars 13, Eagles 6
Fred Taylor keyed a power running attack and scored on a 15-yard run, backup quarterback David Garrard was efficient and Jacksonville (4-3) shut down Donovan McNabb.
The Jaguars held the Eagles (4-4) to 229 total yards.
Bears 41, 49ers 10
The unbeaten Bears ravaged the mistake-prone 49ers (2-5), cruising to a 41-0 lead by halftime.
The Bears (7-0) are off to their best start since the 1985 Super Bowl champions won their first 12.
Rex Grossman rebounded from his worst game to complete 23 of 29 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns in three quarters.
The 49ers (2-5) had four first-half turnovers and Chicago turned each one into a touchdown.
Packers 31, Cardinals 14
Ahman Green and backup running back Vernand Morency both surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark, and Brett Favre added a rare rushing touchdown as the Packers (3-4) won their first home game under first-year coach Mike McCarthy.
The Cardinals (1-7) have lost seven straight.
Titans 28, Texans 22
Vince Young ran for a touchdown and threw for another, and the Titans (2-5) won consecutive games for the first time since the end of the 2003 season.
The Texans (2-5) lost their 11th straight road game.
Browns 20, Jets 13
A potential one-handed tying touchdown grab by New York tight end Chris Baker in the final minute was called out of bounds, giving the Browns (2-5) a win over the Jets (4-4).
Cleveland's Reuben Droughns rushed for a season-high 125 yards as new coordinator Jeff Davidson got Cleveland's stagnant offense going long enough for the Browns' first home win this season.
Cowboys 35, Panthers 14
Tony Romo rallied Dallas (4-3) from a 14-point first-quarter deficit, throwing for 270 yards and a touchdown, and Julius Jones rushed for 94 yards and a score as the Cowboys beat Carolina (4-4). Dallas set a team record with 25 fourth-quarter points.
Romo, starting in place of the benched Drew Bledsoe, completed 24 of 36 passes and had one interception.
-- The Associated Press