Sunday's NFL results 11/22/04
Monday, November 22, 2004
Steelers 19, Bengals 14
Jerome Bettis ran for 129 yards and Pittsburgh's blitzing defense created havoc in the second half, as the Steelers extended their winning streak to eight .
Steelers rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has yet to lose as the team's starter, was sacked a season-high seven times.. With Duce Staley (hamstring) sidelined a third straight game, Bettis came through with his third straight 100-yard game.
Eagles 28, Redskins 6
Donovan McNabb tied a career high with four touchdown passes, and the Eagles improved to 9-1 for the first time since the 1980 season, when they opened 11-1 and went to the Super Bowl.
McNabb threw two TD passes to Brian Westbrook and one each to Terrell Owens and Chad Lewis. It was his second straight four-TD performance, fourth of the season and sixth in his six-year career.
Falcons 14, Giants 10
Michael Vick ran for 104 yards and threw two first-half touchdown passes to Alge Crumpler to lead the Falcons (8-2), spoiling Eli Manning's first start.
After a shaky first half, Manning showed why the Giants (5-5) mortgaged their future on draft day. He led New York on two second-half drives that turned a one-sided game into a thriller.
Vikings 22, Lions 19
Minnesota, ending a three-game losing streak, shut out Detroit in the second half and overcame a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the sliding Lions.
Daunte Culpepper completed 22 of 32 passes for 233 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for Minnesota (6-4), which hounded Joey Harrington in the second half.
Detroit's Eddie Drummond ran the opening kickoff back for a 92-yard touchdown, his third score in a five-return span.
Seahawks 24, Dolphins 17
Michael Boulware intercepted a pass by A.J. Feeley and returned it 63 yards for a touchdown with 56 seconds remaining.
It was the fourth time this season Feeley has had an interception returned for a TD, and his mistake spoiled the debut of interim coach Jim Bates.
Titans 18, Jaguars 15
Steve McNair returned to the lineup for the first time in a month, throwing a touchdown pass and directing two other scoring drives.
McNair finished 18-of-30 for 209 yards despite showing signs of rust. The reigning league co-MVP bruised his chest Sept. 26 against Jacksonville and aggravated the injury a month later against Minnesota.
Ravens 30, Cowboys 10
Down at halftime and playing without injured running back Jamal Lewis, the Ravens turned to Kyle Boller to ruin an inspired performance by the Dallas defense.
Boller threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter. Boller went 23-for-34 for 232 yards in his third straight game without an interception. The Ravens have five wins in their last six games.
Broncos 34, Saints 13
Reuben Droughns ran for 166 yards and a score, Jake Plummer threw for 224 yards and the Broncos stayed atop the AFC West.
Jets 10, Browns 7
Quincy Carter threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Justin McCareins with 5:32 remaining to give the Jets (7-3) an ugly win.
New York's LaMont Jordan, filling in for a banged-up Curtis Martin, rushed for 61 yards in the fourth quarter. Martin rushed for 88 yards on 17 carries. In the first quarter, he went over 1,000 this season and joined Hall of Famer Barry Sanders as the only players in NFL history to begin their careers with 10 straight 1,000-yard seasons.
Colts 41, Bears 10
Edgerrin James punished the Bears' defense with 204 yards on 23 carries, and Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes.
The Colts (7-3) feasted on five Chicago turnovers, four by shaky rookie quarterback Craig Krenzel, who lost two fumbles and threw two interceptions as the Bears' three-game winning streak ended.
Chargers 23, Raiders 17
Antonio Gates had eight receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown, LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 164 yards and a score on 37 carries, and the Chargers won their fourth straight game.
Drew Brees passed for 226 yards and also ran for a touchdown to help the Chargers (7-3) beat the Raiders (3-7) for the second time in three weeks.
Buccaneers 35, 49ers 3
Joe Jurevicius scored his first touchdowns since last year's season opener, getting into the end zone twice on passes from Brian Griese.
The victory was the fourth in six games after an 0-4 start for Tampa Bay. The 49ers have lost five straight and were held to just 197 yards offense.
Panthers 35, Cardinals 10
Nick Goings ran for 121 yards and three first-half scores and the Panthers jumped to a 28-point halftime lead.
-- From wire reports