Sunday's NFL results 10/15/07

Monday, October 15, 2007
Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was tackled by New England Patriots linebackers Tedy Bruschi (54) and Mike Vrabel (50) after a 7-yard gain during Sunday's game in Irving, Texas. (DONNA MCWILLIAM ~ Associated Press)

Patriots 48, Cowboys 27

IRVING, Texas -- Tom Brady threw a career-high five touchdown passes, with Donte Stallworth taking the final one 69 yards to break open a tight game in the fourth quarter as New England won Sunday in a rare battle of teams with 5-0 records.

Brady went 31-of-46 for 388 yards. His five TDs tied a franchise record and gave him an NFL mark with at least three in each of the first six games of the season. He has an NFL-best 21 this year; the league record is 49 by Peyton Manning.

Chargers 28, Raiders 14

SAN DIEGO -- LaDainian Tomlinson matched his career high with four touchdowns, rushing for 198 yards on 24 carries and leading the Chargers (3-3) to their eighth straight win over the Raiders (2-3).

Tomlinson scored on runs of 3, 27, 13 and 41 yards to vault past John Riggins for fifth on the all-time TDs rushing list with 106.

Panthers 25, Cardinals 10

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Vinny Testaverde hit Steve Smith for a 65-yard touchdown pass, DeAngelo Williams ran for 121 yards and a touchdown in a game featuring third-string quarterbacks. John Kasay kicked four field goals for Carolina (4-2).

Testaverde, 43, threw a touchdown pass for the 21st straight season, extending his own NFL record. He signed with Carolina earlier this week when first-stringer Jake Delhomme went on injured reserve and backup David Carr hurt his back.

Tim Rattay was rushed into action for Arizona (3-3) when starter Kurt Warner sprained his left elbow in the first quarter.

Packers 17, Redskins 14

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Charles Woodson returned a fumble 57 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in soggy conditions at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay (5-1) won despite an off day by Brett Favre, who became the NFL's career interception king with an errant pass picked off by Redskins safety Sean Taylor in the third quarter. It was the 278th interception of Favre's career, breaking a tie with George Blanda. Washington fell to 3-2.

Vikings 34, Bears 31

CHICAGO -- Adrian Peterson rushed for 224 yards on 20 carries for the Vikings (2-3), who defeated Chicago (2-4) on a 55-yard field goal from Ryan Longwell on the final play.

Peterson scored on runs of 67, 73 and 35 yards. He broke Chuck Foreman's club record of 200 yards rushing set in 1976.

Buccaneers 13, Titans 10

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay (4-2) won on Matt Bryant's 43-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining, ending a five-game road winning streak for Tennessee (3-2).

The Titans had tied the score on LenDale White's 2-yard run with 1:17 left.

Chiefs 27, Bengals 20

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tony Gonzalez set the NFL record for touchdown catches by a tight end and the Chiefs (3-3) won at home.

Gonzalez, the eight-time Pro Bowler, caught Damon Huard's 3-yard pass in the first quarter and broke Shannon Sharpe's NFL record of 62 touchdown catches for tight ends. Then Gonzalez snared a 26-yard scoring pass from Huard in the fourth period.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Bengals (1-4).

Jaguars 37, Texans 17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- David Garrard threw two touchdown passes and Maurice Jones-Drew had 260 all-purpose yards, as the Jaguars (4-1) defeated Houston (3-3) for their fourth straight.

Eagles 16, Jets 9

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Donovan McNabb threw for 278 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Curtis. Brian Westbrook ran for 120 yards, and David Akers kicked three field goals as the Eagles (2-3) improved to 8-0 all-time against the Jets (1-5).

Browns 41, Dolphins 31.

CLEVELAND -- The Browns (3-3) handed the Dolphins (0-6) a franchise-record ninth consecutive loss.

The Dolphins, who lost their last three of 2006, snapped the team mark of eight consecutive defeats set during the 1967 season.

Saints 28, Seahawks 17

Reggie Bush gained 141 yards, Drew Brees threw for 246 and receiver David Patten had eight catches for 113 yards to lift the Saints (1-4) to their first victory over the sloppy Seahawks (3-3).

-- AP

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