Sunday's NFL games 11/1/04
Monday, November 1, 2004
Eagles 15, Ravens 10
Terrell Owens had an 11-yard TD catch and David Akers kicked three field goals, leading Philadelphia to victory over the Baltimore Ravens to reach 7-0 for the first time.
Owens, who made a few enemies in Baltimore after he spurned the Ravens and forced a trade to the Eagles in March, had eight catches for 101 yards. After breaking several tackles to score in the fourth quarter, Owens, known for his innovative celebrations, imitated the dance Baltimore's Ray Lewis does when he's introduced before home games.
Baltimore drove to Philadelphia's 48 in the final two minutes, but Boller's fourth-down pass was incomplete.
Donovan McNabb completed 18 of 33 passes for 219 yards and a TD, and also scrambled for 36 yards, setting up two field goals with his runs. Akers kicked field goals of 20, 41 and 43.
Chiefs 45, Colts 35
Trent Green threw for 389 yards and three scores, two to tight end Tony Gonzalez, and Priest Holmes finished with 143 yards rushing and three touchdowns to help the Chiefs break a seven-game losing streak to the Colts.
Peyton Manning passed for 472 yards and five touchdowns. But with his team trying frantically to come back from a 10-point deficit, Manning's pass was intercepted by Greg Wesley in the end zone and returned 65 yards to seal the win.
Giants 34, Vikings 13
Tiki Barber ran 24 times for 101 yards and two short touchdowns to give the Giants their third straight win over the Vikings.
New York finally solved its red zone struggles by scoring all five times it reached the Minnesota 20, including four TDs.
Packers 28, Redskins 14
Brett Favre and the Packers won their third straight game to pull back to .500 after a 1-4 start.
The Redskins (2-5), trailing 20-14, thought they scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 43-yard reception by Clinton Portis with 2:35 to play. But the celebrations died quickly when the play was called back for an illegal motion penalty on receiver James Thrash. On the next play, Al Harris intercepted Mark Brunell's pass and Ahman Green scored on an 11-yard run four plays later to seal the victory.
Texans 20, Jaguars 6
Demarcus Faggins returned Byron Leftwich's errant pass 43 yards for a score with 42 seconds left, sending the Texans to a victory.
David Carr went 26-of-34 for 276 yards and a touchdown, the Texans held Jacksonville (5-3) to 39 yards rushing and the Jaguars did almost nothing on offense until the fourth quarter.
Cowboys 31, Lions 21
Vinny Testaverde stunned everyone with a 7-yard run on fourth-and-3 to set up a tying touchdown, then scrambled 3 yards for the go-ahead score to help the Cowboys end a three-game losing streak.
With Keyshawn Johnson the only receiver in the lineup who'd ever caught a pass, the Cowboys ran 41 times -- 11 more than in any game this season -- for 127 yards. Eddie George had season-bests of 31 carries and 99 yards.
Titans 27, Bengals 20
The Titans rested Steve McNair and his aching chest, and backup Billy Volek responded by throwing for two touchdowns and 210 yards for their first victory at home this season.
Gary Anderson kicked two field goals, and Chris Brown also ran for a touchdown and for 147 yards, his fifth 100-yard performance this season.
Bills 38, Cardinals 14
Willis McGahee provided the spark the Bills needed offensively, running for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
In two starts this season, McGahee has two 100-yard games and has led the Bills to both of their victories.
-- From wire reports