Sunday's NFL results - Week 2

Monday, September 20, 2004

Colts 31, Titans 17

Peyton Manning threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns to win the first game between the NFL's defending co-MVP quarterbacks. Steve McNair was 25-of-39 for 273 yards and ran for a TD, but was intercepted in the end zone, sacked three times.

Edgerrin James ran for two touchdowns and 124 yards as the Colts avoided losing consecutive games in the regular season for the first time since the middle of the 2002 season -- now a span of 26 games.

Bears 21, Packers 10

Mike Brown's 95-yard fumble return for a touchdown sparked the Bears to only the third win over their longtime rivals in their last 21 meetings.

Brett Favre threw two interceptions Sunday, and the killer was Ahman Green's fumble just before halftime that Brown returned for the touchdown.

Raiders 13, Bills 10

Jerry Rice's streak of 274 games with a catch ended, while Ronald Curry caught five passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' victory.

Rice didn't get a pass thrown his way until 2 1/2 minutes before halftime -- and that was the only one. The last time Rice didn't catch a pass was Dec. 1, 1985. Rice was substituted almost every other play during Oakland's second-to-last drive. He came out with 2:37 left during a Buffalo (0-2) timeout and threw his helmet to the ground, causing it to bounce over a metal bench. He appeared to yell in frustration and paced the sideline for several minutes.

Patriots 23, Cardinals 12

Make it 17 victories in a row and counting for the Patriots. Corey Dillon gained 158 yards on 32 carries and Tom Brady threw two first-half touchdown passes to Daniel Graham for New England.

Eugene Wilson intercepted Josh McCown twice, leading to 10 New England points.

Jaguars 7, Broncos 6

Quentin Griffin was a surprise last week. He was a disappointment Sunday.

Griffin, held to 66 yards, fumbled on the 23-yard line with about a minute to play, allowing the Jaguars to escape with the victory.

Jets 34, Chargers 28

Curtis Martin scored on the Jets' first two possessions and became the team's all-time rushing leader. He scored on runs of 1 and 2 yards and finished with 119 yards on 32 carries. With 8,185 yards in seven seasons with the Jets, he broke Freeman McNeil's old team record of 8,074.

Martin has 11,984 yards in 10 NFL seasons, good for 11th on the career list.

Cowboys 19, Browns 12

Vinny Testaverde threw for 322 yards and Eddie George ran for 62 yards and a touchdown in a victory that had all the makings of a blowout -- if not for mistake after mistake by the Cowboys.

Dallas reached at least the Cleveland 43-yard line on 10 of its 11 drives, but turned that into only two touchdowns and a field goal. The rest of the drives were squandered by four turnovers, a missed field goal and two punts.

Ravens 30, Steelers 13

Jamal Lewis rushed for 62 yards and two touchdowns and Chester Taylor added a career-high 76 yards on the ground to lead Baltimore.

Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox went 4-for-13 for 67 yards before being forced out in the third quarter with an elbow injury. He was replaced by first-round draft pick Ben Roethlisberger, who threw fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Antwaan Randle El and Hines Ward.

Lions 28, Texans 16

Joey Harrington threw three touchdown passes, two thanks to rookie Roy Williams' spectacular catches, to lead the Lions to their first 2-0 start since 2000. The Texans are 0-2 for the first time in their three seasons.

Giants 20, Redskins 14

Linebacker Barrett Green scored on a 16-yard fumble return and New York forced seven turnovers to hand Joe Gibbs his first loss in his second stint with Washington.

Kurt Warner threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Tim Carter. Warner completed 22 of 33 passes for 237 yards.

Seahawks 10, Buccaneers 6

Marcus Trufant returned an interception 41 yards to set up Matt Hasselbeck's second-quarter touchdown pass to Koren Robinson and the Seahawks opened a season with consecutive road wins for the first time in 10 years.

Panthers 28, Chiefs 17

DeShaun Foster, subbing for the injured Stephen Davis, rushed 32 times for 174 yards, including a team-record 71-yard burst, in leading the defending NFC champion Panthers.

The Chiefs, who won the AFC West last year and finished 13-3, are 0-2 and show little sign of improving one of the league's sorriest defenses.

Saints 30, 49ers 27

Aaron Brooks rallied the Saints in the final two minutes, taking them 59 yards and hitting Donte' Stallworth for a 16-yard touchdown.

-- From wire reports

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