NFL ROUNDUP \ Sunday's other games
Colts 34, Broncos 31
DENVER -- Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne picked, poked and plowed their way through a Denver defense that was designed specifically to stop them. Manning passed for 345 yards and three touchdowns -- all to Wayne -- and Adam Vinatieri kicked a 37-yard field goal with two seconds remaining. Wayne finished with 10 catches for 138 yards and did most of his damage against defensive back Darrent Williams. Indianapolis gained 437 yards to become the first team to start 7-0 in consecutive seasons since the 1929-31 Green Bay Packers did it three straight times. Manning went 32-for-39 for 345 yards with a passer rating of 129.2. His counterpart, the much-maligned Jake Plummer, went 13-for-21 for 174 yards and a passer rating of 104.1 for the Broncos. Rookie backup running back Mike Bell had 136 yards rushing and two scores.
Titans 28, Texans 22
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vince Young ran for a touchdown and threw for another, and the Titans won consecutive games for the first time since the end of the 2003 season. The Texans lost their 11th straight road game, wasting backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels' three TD passes in the final 17 minutes. His last pulled them within 28-22 with 1:54 left, and the Texans tried an onside kick. But Bobby Wade jumped up and grabbed the ball, allowing the Titans to run out the clock.
Bears 41, 49ers 10
CHICAGO -- The unbeaten Bears' quick defense ravaged the mistake-prone 49ers and their offense moved with ease. And by halftime, the Bears were cruising 41-0. Wearing bright orange uniforms, the Bears ran their record to 7-0 for their best start since the 1985 Super Bowl champions won their first 12. The Bears turned two fumble recoveries and a one-handed interception by Brian Urlacher into a 24-0 first-quarter lead, setting the franchise record for first-quarter points. And they matched a franchise record for points in a first half, set in 1948 against Washington, with their 41-0 lead. Rex Grossman rebounded from his worst game to complete 23-of-29 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns in three quarters. The 49ers had four first-half turnovers and Chicago turned each one into a touchdown.
Packers 31, Cardinals 14
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ahman Green, who struggled early this season after returning from a torn right quadriceps, scored two first-half touchdowns for Green Bay. Green and backup running back Vernand Morency both surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark, and Brett Favre added a rare rushing touchdown as the Packers won their first home game under first-year coach Mike McCarthy. The The Packers sacked rookie quarterback Matt Leinart four times and held him to 61 passing yards in the first half. Leinart finished with 157 passing yards and a touchdown, but is 0-4 as an NFL starter.
Giants 17, Buccaneers 3
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Despite playing without three injured defensive starters and losing another early, the Giants held Tampa Bay to 174 total yards and set up a score with a turnover deep in Buccaneers territory. Eli Manning and Plaxico Burress provided the offense as the Giants (5-2) took an early 14-0 lead en route to their fourth straight win. They combined on a 7-yard touchdown pass and a 25-yard wind-blown catch that led to a 1-yard touchdown run by powerhouse halfback Brandon Jacobs. Jay Feely added a 31-yard field goal with 3:43 to play. Matt Bryant, who had a game-winning 62-yard field goal last weekend against Philadelphia, kicked a 43-yarder for the Bucs.
Cowboys 35, Panthers 14
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tony Romo rallied Dallas from a 14-point first-quarter deficit, throwing for 270 yards and a touchdown, and Julius Jones rushed for 94 yards and a score as the Cowboys set a team record with 25 fourth-quarter points. Romo, starting in place of Drew Bledsoe, slowly lead the Cowboys back, using a variety of short passes to a number receivers. Marion Barber had touchdown runs of 3 and 14 yards late as Dallas coach Bill Parcells won a game after trailing by 14 points in the first quarter for only the second time in his career.
Chiefs 35, Seahawks 28
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Larry Johnson scored four touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 2:15 to play, and the Chiefs escaped with a wild victory. In the final 17 minutes, the Seahawks took the lead with two touchdowns resulting from Kansas City mistakes. Seneca Wallace, making his first start in place of injured Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, put Seattle on top 28-27 with a 49-yard TD pass to Darrell Jackson after cornerback Ty Law fell down. Late in the third period, Seattle's Kelly Herndon returned a fumble 61 yards for another touchdown when Kansas City holder Dustin Colquitt, after mishandling the snap on a field-goal attempt, tried an ill-advised pass. But a moment later Damon Huard connected with Eddie Kennison for 51 yards to set up Johnson's go-ahead score.
Chargers 38, Rams 24
SAN DIEGO -- LaDainian Tomlinson and Shawne Merriman had their biggest games since opening night. Tomlinson rushed for a season-high 183 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Chargers. Tomlinson surpassed 8,000 yards rushing for his six-year career, and tied Emmitt Smith as the second-fastest players to score 90 touchdowns, in 86 games. The quickest was Jim Brown in 81 games. Merriman, trying to avoid a four-game suspension for a positive drug test, played with his usual urgency, sacking Marc Bulger three times.
Ravens 35, Saints 22
NEW ORLEANS -- Steve McNair ran for a touchdown and passed for two more as Baltimore ended a two-game losing streak. The Ravens' defense was dominant as well, accounting for two touchdowns on a pair of 12-yard interception returns by Ronnie Prude and Dawan Landry. They also knocked Reggie Bush out of the game in the fourth quarter with an injured left ankle, but he later said he expected to play next week. McNair finished 17-of-23 passing for 159 yards, which was more than enough with Jamal Lewis gaining 109 yards on 31 carries. Drew Brees was intercepted three times, twice on deflections and sacked twice. He finished 24-of-45 passing for 383 yards and three touchdowns.
Jaguars 13, Eagles 6
PHILADELPHIA -- Fred Taylor keyed a power running attack and scored on a 15-yard run, backup quarterback David Garrard was efficient and Jacksonville shut down Donovan McNabb. The Jaguars held the Eagles to 229 total yards -- 164 before the last drive. Philadelphia came in averaging a league-best 417 yards per game, but couldn't generate much, even with the return of dynamic receiver Donte' Stallworth. Jacksonville's David Garrard finished 10-of-17 for 87 yards, while McNabb was 18-of-34 for 162 yards.
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