NFL results - week 5

Monday, October 11, 2004

Patriots 24, Dolphins 10

The New England Patriots set an NFL record for consecutive wins, counting playoffs, with plenty of help from the winless Miami Dolphins. The Patriots (4-0) won their 19th straight on Sunday, a victory built on two touchdown passes by Tom Brady and two more turnovers by the offensively inept Dolphins, who fell to 0-5.

Jets 16, Bills 14

Doug Brien kicked a 38-yard field goal with 58 seconds remaining to move the Jets to 4-0 for the second time in franchise history. Chad Pennington went 31-of-42 for 304 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Buffalo is winless.

Lions 17, Falcons 10

The Lions finally scored a touchdown rushing and harassed Michael Vick into three turnovers, preventing the Falcons from going 5-0 for the first time in franchise history.

Steelers 34, Browns 23

Ben Roethlisbergeronly the sixth rookie quarterback to win his first three starts since the NFL merger in 1970.. Duce Staley complemented Roethlisberger by running for 117 yards, his third consecutive 100-yard game.

Colts 35, Raiders 14

Peyton Manning completed 16 of 26 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns, while Edgerrin James ran for 136 yards and a score to lead the Colts to their fourth straight win. Oakland suffered its 12th consecutive road loss.

Giants 26, Cowboys 10

Tiki Barber ran for 122 yards and a touchdown and Steve Christie kicked four field goals to give the Giants their fourth win in a row.

Vikings 34, Texans 28, OT

Daunte Culpepper threw five touchdown passes, the last a 50-yarder to Marcus Robinson on the Vikings' second possession in overtime. Minnesota held a 21-0 lead in the third quarter. David Carr rallied the Texans (2-3) with 372 yards passing and three touchdowns.

Buccaneers 20, Saints 17

Brian Griese, who replaced an injured Chris Simms in the first quarter, went 16-of-19 for 194 yards and the decisive touchdown, as the Buccaneers won for the first time. It was the second straight week New Orleans lost to a previously winless team.

Chargers 34, Jaguars 21

Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Antonio Gates, the tight end who played basketball, not football, at Kent State. The Chargers' defense forced three turnovers that set up 10 points.

49ers 31, Cardinals 28, OT

Tim Rattay threw two touchdown passes and got two 2-point conversions in the final 4:35, and Todd Peterson kicked a 32-yard field goal with 11:37 left in overtime for the 49ers' first victory of the season.

Brandon Lloyd made a diving 23-yard TD catch with 1:07 left in regulation, then wrestled the ball away from two defenders for the tying conversion. Tight end Eric Johnson had career bests of 13 catches for 162 yards.

Broncos 20, Panthers 17

Backup Reuben Droughns ran for 193 yards for Denver (4-1) and Jake Plummer threw a 39-yard pass to Ashley Lelie for the winning points.

Julius Peppers had a 101-yard interception return for Carolina (1-3), the longest interception return in NFL history to not result in a touchdown. The 283-pound lineman caught it 4 yards deep in his end zone. Jake Delhomme ran for a 3-yard touchdown three plays later.

-- From wire reports

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