NFL scores 11/29/04

Monday, November 29, 2004

Eagles 27, Giants 6

Philadelphia won a fourth consecutive NFC East title as Brian Westbrook scored two touchdowns Sunday and the Eagles' defense made life miserable for Eli Manning in a 27-6 victory over New York.

The Eagles (10-1) scored 20 second-half points and limited the Giants (5-6) to 47 yards in the final half in reaching the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year. The Eagles are the third team since the 16-game schedule began in 1978 to win a division title by the 11th game, joining the Bears in 1985 and the 49ers in 1997. Chicago won the Super Bowl after the 1985 season.

Manning finished 6-of-21 for 148 yards and two critical interceptions. He also was sacked five times and had trouble figuring where the Eagles were coming from.

Bengals 58, Browns 48

Kelly Holcomb threw for 400 yards and five touchdowns -- and lost -- as Cincinnati and Cleveland played the most remarkable game in their intrastate rivalry, the second-highest scoring game in NFL history.

The 106 combined points were the most in an NFL game since the Redskins beat the Giants 72-41 on Nov. 27, 1966, for the league record.

Holcomb's only bad throw made it decisive. Deltha O'Neal returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown with 1:43 to play. Carson Palmer threw a career-high four touchdowns, and Rudi Johnson ran for 202 yards and two more scores.

Patriots 24, Ravens 3

The Patriots shut down Baltimore, scoring on a fumble recovery and holding the Ravens to 124 yards. Adam Vinatieri kicked three field goals, stretching his streak to 21 straight successful kicks.

Corey Dillon rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Falcons 24, Saints 21

Michael Vick threw a 20-yard scoring pass to Alge Crumpler with 1:22 remaining.

Vick accounted for all three Atlanta touchdowns. He passed for two, going 16-of-29 for 212 yards. He also ran for a touchdown, leading the Falcons (9-2) with 69 yards on 10 carries. Crumpler had four catches for 103 yards.

Chargers 34, Chiefs 31

Nate Kaeding booted a tiebreaking 43-yard field goal with 2:24 left. Kaeding's kick gave the Chargers (8-3) their first win in Kansas City in their last eight tries and followed Donnie Edwards' interception of Trent Green's pass on the Chiefs 32.

Steelers 16, Redskins 7

Antwaan Randle El and Jerome Bettis gave the Steelers just enough offense to keep their longest winning streak in 28 years going. The Steelers' nine-game winning streak is their longest since they won their final nine in 1976. They are 10-1 for the first time since 1975.

Bettis was a surprise starter when Duce Staley unexpectedly sat out a fourth straight game with a sore hamstring and responded with 100 yards on 31 carries. It was Bettis' fourth consecutive 100-yard game. Randle El scampered through the Redskins' coverage team on punt returns of 60 and 43 yards to set up two first-half scores.

Vikings 27, Jaguars 16

Randy Moss made a noticeable impact in his return for the Vikings (7-4). He caught a go-ahead touchdown pass in the third quarter, then Kevin Williams returned Byron Leftwich's fumble 77 yards for the clinching score after rookie Kenechi Udeze sacked Leftwich from behind.

His hamstring finally healed, Moss had four receptions -- his first in six weeks -- for 40 yards.

Bills 38, Seahawks 9

Willis McGahee had 116 yards rushing and four touchdowns, leading Buffalo to a rare road win in the worst loss for coach Mike Holmgren in his six seasons with the Seahawks.

Drew Bledsoe offset his three interceptions by completing two-thirds of his passes for 275 yards and a touchdown, and the Bills (5-6) snapped a six-game road slide dating to last season. It was Buffalo's first road win in five tries this season and the team's second victory in the last 12 trips.

The Seahawks (6-5) hit their lowest point this season with an abysmal performance. They lost for the second time in five home games after going 8-0 on their own field last season.

Jets 13, Cardinals 3

Quincy Carter left with a head injury after the third play of the game, but returned to throw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss. Curtis Martin carried 24 times for 99 yards and Doug Brien kicked field goals of 28 and 46 yards for the Jets (8-3).

Texans 31, Titans 21

David Carr threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns and Domanick Davis rushed for a season-high 129 yards and a score to help the Texans rally from an 18-point deficit.

The Texans ended a three-game losing streak and swept the season series from the team they replaced in Houston. The Titans dropped into last place in the AFC South.

Panthers 21, Buccaneers 14

Keary Colbert caught a 40-yard touchdown pass, his second of the game, with 20 seconds to play to lift Carolina to it third straight win. Colbert, a rookie receiver, had 72 yards on three catches, two for touchdowns

Dolphins 24, 49ers 17

Although the Dolphins doubled their victory total, there were no real winners. The NFL's two worst teams played a game every bit as wretched as their records.

Randy McMichael caught a 15-yard touchdown pass with 10:35 to play, and the 49ers fumbled five times in the fourth quarter, leaving San Francisco (1-10) as the league's only one-win team.

-- From wire reports

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