Sunday's NFL results 10/8/07
Monday, October 8, 2007
Patriots 34, Browns 17
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots (5-0) made history Sunday with a win over the Cleveland Browns, the latest victim of a powerhouse that seems to score at will.
Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns, tying an NFL record with at least three in each of his first five games. Junior Seau grabbed two interceptions, and New England became the first team to start a season with five wins by at least 17 points.
The Browns (2-3) lost running back Jamal Lewis with an injured right foot after he rushed for 11 yards on their first play.
Colts 33, Buccaneers 14
INDIANAPOLIS -- Missing five starters, the Colts' offense dominated the game and the clock, while a revamped defense played as stingy as ever.
Kenton Keith ran for two scores and 121 yards in his first NFL start, and Peyton Manning threw two more touchdown passes as the Colts (5-0) headed into the bye week unbeaten for the third straight year.
The Bucs (3-2) were limited to eight yards rushing and 74 yards in offense in the first three quarters.
Chargers 41, Broncos 3
DENVER -- The Chargers (2-3) handed the Broncos (2-3) their worst home loss since 1966.
Reigning MVP LaDainian Tomlinson amassed 140 yards, including 73 on three receptions, and backup Michael Turner added 147 yards on 10 carries, highlighted by a 74-yard touchdown trot along the Broncos' bewildered sideline in the fourth quarter.
Ravens 9, 49ers 7
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and their crew suffocated San Francisco (2-3) on all but a few plays, and Matt Stover made up for Baltimore's near-equal offensive ineptitude with three field goals.
The Ravens (3-2) didn't get in the end zone despite outgaining San Francisco 315-163.
Steelers 21, Seahawks 0
PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers (4-1) won despite playing without their two best defensive players, their two starting wide receivers or much offense for the first half.
Pittsburgh's undermanned defense, missing safety Troy Polamalu and tackle Casey Hampton, dominated against Seattle (3-2).
Jaguars 17, Chiefs 7
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Jaguars (3-1) held the Chiefs to 10 yards rushing. Two-time Pro Bowler Larry Johnson, who had 138 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-30 victory over Jacksonville in the regular-season finale last New Year's Eve, was held to 12 yards on nine carries for the Chiefs (2-3).
Redskins 34, Lions 3
LANDOVER, Md. -- Fullback Mike Sellers caught a pass for one touchdown and ran for another as the Redskins (3-1) made it 21-0 at home against the Lions since moving to Washington in 1937.
Detroit (3-2) had been averaging 28.5 points and 387.3 yards per game. But offensive coordinator Mike Martz's unit could only generate a field goal and 149 total yards against Washington.
Texans 22, Dolphins 19
HOUSTON -- Kris Brown kicked five field goals, including the winner on a career-long 57-yarder with 1 second remaining, to lead the Texans (3-2) over the Dolphins (0-5), losers of eight straight.
Brown tied an NFL single-game record with three makes over 50 yards. He hit two 54-yarders earlier in the game.
Giants 35, Jets 24
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants rookie Aaron Ross returned the second of his first two NFL interceptions 43 yards for a touchdown with just over 3 minutes remaining to seal the victory over the Jets (1-4).
A week after getting 12 sacks against Philadelphia, the Giants ((3-2) had only one, but they intercepted Chad Pennington three times.
Panthers 16, Saints 13
NEW ORLEANS -- Carolina's John Kasay made a 52-yard field goal as time expired to drop New Orleans to 0-4.
Carolina (3-2) redeemed itself after a week of dissension following a lopsided home loss to Tampa Bay.
Titans 20, Falcons 13
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vincent Fuller picked off a pass and returned it 76 yards for a touchdown, and Kyle Vanden Bosch sacked Byron Leftwich with 1:01 left, as the Titans (3-1) overcame five turnovers.
Atlanta (1-4) scored only 13 points off the turnovers and botched plenty of chances to win, including three missed field goals.
Bears 27, Packers 20
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers coughed up five turnovers and their chance to remain undefeated, blowing a second-half lead to the Bears (2-3).
Brian Griese threw the go-ahead touchdown to tight end Desmond Clark with 2:05 left. Brett Favre drove the Packers (4-1) to the Bears 31, but threw an incomplete pass and an interception to safety Brandon McGowan in the end zone to end the game.