Falcons remain undefeated with win over Eagles
Kansas City Chiefs fans watch there team during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
PHILADELPHIA — Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta’s first three possessions against Philadelphia and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and the Falcons remained the NFL’s only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.
The Falcons improved to 7-0 for the first time in franchise history while the Eagles (3-4) lost after a bye for the first time in 14 games under coach Andy Reid since 1999.
Ryan finished 22 of 29 for 262 yards and three TDs for his first win against his hometown team in three tries.
Michael Vick didn’t turn the ball over for once, but he played so-so and failed to beat his former team in his second start against the Falcons since returning to the NFL in 2009.
Giants 29, Cowboys 24 — Lawrence Tynes kicked two of his five field goals in the fourth quarter and Eli Manning and New York remained undefeated at Cowboys Stadium with a win after blowing a 23-point lead.
The Giants overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to win for the 20th time in Manning’s career. None were quite like this one.
New York (6-2) led 23-0 just 2 minutes into the second quarter when defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown. That was the third interception thrown by Tony Romo, among six turnovers by Dallas (3-4).
Lions 28, Seahawks 24 — Matthew Stafford threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Titus Young with 20 seconds left to win.
Steelers 27, Redskins 12 — The Steelers turned Robert Griffin III into just another rookie quarterback, swarming Washington’s precocious star in a dominant win.
Griffin completed just 16 of 34 passes for 177 yards and a score while managing 8 yards rushing.
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had no such issues, throwing for 222 yards and three touchdowns as the Steelers (4-3) won consecutive games for the first time this season.
Browns 7, Chargers 6 — Rookie Trent Richardson rushed for 122 yards and scored a touchdown in the Browns’ soggy, wind-whipped win.
Colts 19, Titans 13 (OT) — Andrew Luck threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Vick Ballard at 4:49 of overtime.
The Colts (4-3) have beaten Tennessee in seven of eight overall and seven of the past 10 in Nashville.
Bears 23, Panthers 22 — Robbie Gould kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired to rally the Bears.
Packers 24, Jaguars 15 — Aaron Rodgers went back to an old favorite, connecting with Donald Driver on a 4-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Rodgers threw two touchdowns, passing Bart Starr for second place on Green Bay’s all-time list, and Dezman Moses gave the Packers their first touchdown on a blocked punt in almost 22 years. But Green Bay (5-3) had a surprisingly tough time with the NFL’s worst team, which lost its fourth straight.
Dolphins 30, Jets 9 — Matt Moore stepped in for an injured Ryan Tannehill and Miami rolled to its third straight victory.
Moore threw a touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano, Olivier Vernon recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown and blocked a field goal, and the Dolphins smothered Mark Sanchez and the Jets’ offense Sunday.
Raiders 26, Chiefs 16 — Carson Palmer threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Oakland stuffed struggling Kansas City (1-6) for its sixth straight win at Arrowhead Stadium.
Sebastian Janikowski was perfect on four field-goal attempts, and the Raiders (3-4) nearly became the third straight team to keep the Kansas City offense out of the end zone.
Broncos 34, Saints 14 — Peyton Manning shook off a bleeding right thumb after banging it on an opponent’s helmet to throw for 305 yards and three scores.
It was Manning’s fifth straight 300-yard game, setting a franchise record for Denver (4-3) and matching his personal best.
The Broncos won two in a row for the first time this season. They gained 530 yards against the Saints (2-5), who came in with the NFL’s worst defense.