NFL - Week 10

Monday, November 13, 2006


Chargers 49, Bengals 41

LaDainian Tomlinson tied his career high with four touchdowns, and Philip Rivers threw a touchdown pass under pressure that completed the Chargers' furious rally Sunday for a victory over the Bengals (4-5).

San Diego (7-2) scored 42 points in a second-half comeback that was characteristic of the old Air Coryell days. Instead of Dan Fouts, it was first-year starter running the show in his best performance yet.

Rivers was 24-of-36 for 337 yards and three touchdowns.

Colts 17, Bills 16

The Bills slowed down Indianapolis' fast-track offense, but not enough to stop the NFL's last unbeaten team from making NFL history.

A restrained Peyton Manning repeatedly threw the ball underneath, used his ground game effectively and delivered a time-consuming final drive as the Colts became the first team ever with back-to-back 9-0 starts. Buffalo fell to 3-6.

Steelers 38, Saints 31

Willie Parker broke free on runs of 72 and 76 yards to set up his own two short scoring runs in the second half, and Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdown passes.

Parker had 213 yards on 22 carries for the Steelers (3-6).

Drew Brees was 31-of-47 for 399 yards for the Saints (3-6).

Cowboys 27, Cardinals 10

Tony Romo threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns, including a 51-yarder to Terrell Owens.

The Cowboys (5-4), showing no signs of a hangover from their heartbreaking loss to Washington the previous week, turned two interceptions by Matt Leinart into second-half touchdowns and sent the Cardinals (1-8) to their eighth straight loss.

Broncos 17, Raiders 13

Jake Plummer capitalized on Denver's one big break to overcome the Raiders (2-7)in an otherwise poor performance. Plummer threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Johnson early in the fourth quarter after a fumble by the Broncos (7-2) was negated by a penalty.

Jets 17, Patriots 14

Relying on short gains and long drives on a rainy day, the Jets (5-4) ended the Patriots' streak of 57 games without consecutive losses. New England fell to 6-3.

Eagles 27, Redskins 3

Donovan McNabb threw an 84-yard touchdown pass to Donte' Stallworth and Sheldon Brown returned an interception 70 yards for a score.

The Eagles (5-4) improved to 8-0 following a bye under coach Andy Reid.

It was a costly defeat for the Redskins (3-6), who lost Clinton Portis to a broken right hand in the first quarter.

Dolphins 13, Chiefs 10

The Dolphins harried Damon Huard, stymied Larry Johnson and overcame their own sputtering offense. Kansas City was denied a first down until almost halftime, and a trick play set up the Dolphins' lone touchdown.

The Dolphins (3-6) took an early 13-point lead helped by a fleaflicker completion to Chris Chambers. The Chiefs dropped to 4-5.

Texans 13, Jaguars 10

The Texans (3-6) upset their AFC South rivals for the second time in four weeks and won on the road for the first time since December 2004. Houston's last road victory also came at Jacksonville, a 21-0 shocker that essentially knocked the Jaguars (5-4) out of playoff contention.

Packers 23, Vikings 17

Brett Favre threw two touchdown passes without a turnover and Donald Driver had 191 yards receiving for Green Bay (4-5).Minnesota (4-5)lost its third straight game.

Ravens 27, Titans 26

Steve McNair threw his third touchdown with 3:35 left against his former team, and the Ravens (7-2) rallied from a 26-7 deficit for their best start ever.

The Titans (2-7) had a last chance to send McNair back to Maryland a loser. But Trevor Pryce blocked a 43-yard field goal attempt by Rob Bironas with 33 seconds left.

McNair finished 29-of-47 for 373 yards.

49ers 19, Lions 13

Frank Gore set a franchise record with 148 yards rushing in the first half and scored on a 61-yard run before leaving with a concussion, and Joe Nedney made all four of his field-goal attempts for San Francisco (4-5).

Gore finished with a career-high 159 yards rushing, but left the game late in the third quarter. The Lions dropped to 2-7.

Browns 17, Falcons 13

For the second week in a row, Atlanta lost to one of the NFL's worst teams.

Michael Vick threw two interceptions and carelessly fumbled the ball away with 2:18 remaining, allowing the Browns (3-6) to escape with the win. The Falcons (5-4) were coming off a 30-14 loss at Detroit, only the second win of the year for the Lions.

Chicago 38, N.Y. Giants 20

Rex Grossman threw for three touchdowns and Thomas Jones scored on a short run as the Bears (8-1) rallied from a 10-point first-half deficit with 28 second-half points in ending a five-game winning streak by the Giants (6-3).

-- The Associated Press

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