Broncs Outlast Pokes
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate, top, loses control of the ball as he flips over Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The pass was incomplete. The Colts defeated the Seahawks 34-28. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Arlington, Texas — Matt Prater kicked a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Peyton Manning and Denver overcame the first 500-yard passing game in Dallas history to keep the Broncos unbeaten with a 51-48 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.
Manning maintained his record pace of touchdown passes to start the season and finished with 414 yards and four scores for Denver (5-0).
Tony Romo threw for 506 yards and five touchdowns for Dallas (2-3), but he was intercepted by Danny Trevanthan inside the Dallas 30 to set up Prater’s winning kick.
The teams combined for 1,039 yards of total offense in the second-highest scoring game in regulation since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, according to Stats LLC.
Colts 34, Seahawks 28
Indianapolis — Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and Donald Brown scored the go-ahead TD with 8:55 to go.
Seattle (4-1) lost its first regular-season game since last Nov. 25.
Delano Howell scored on a 61-yard return of a blocked field goal for Indy (4-1).
Saints 26, Bears 18
Chicago — Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Pierre Thomas, Jimmy Graham tied an NFL record with another 100-yard game and New Orleans remained unbeaten.
Brees was 29-of-35 for 288 yards in his first victory in four career games at Soldier Field. Garrett Hartley matched a career high with four field goals as New Orleans (5-0) picked up its first win in Chicago since a 31-10 victory on Oct. 8, 2000.
Chiefs 26, Titans 17
Nashville, Tenn. — Jamaal Charles scored a 1-yard touchdown with 6:23 left, and Kansas City rallied to keep up its perfect start.
The Chiefs (5-0) are off to their best start since 2003, when they won their first nine games. This win came despite blowing a 13-0 halftime lead in this early AFC showdown between these surprising teams bouncing back after losing seasons.
Ravens 26, Dolphins 23
Miami Gardens, Fla. — Justin Tucker kicked a 44-yard field goal to put Baltimore ahead with 1:42 left, and they withstood a frantic comeback bid.
Ryan Tannehill completed a 46-yard pass to Brandon Gibson on fourth down to keep Miami’s hopes alive, but Caleb Sturgis then missed a 57-yard field goal attempt wide left with 33 seconds to go.
Packers 22, Lions 9
Green Bay, Wis. — James Jones caught a long touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, and Green Bay defense contained undermanned Detroit.
Mason Crosby kicked five field goals. The Packers’ offense struggled to get into the end zone until Rodgers found Jones on an 83-yard completion down the left sideline for a 16-3 lead late in the third quarter.
Eagles 36, Giants 21
East Rutherford, n.j. — Nick Foles threw for two touchdowns and led four scoring drives after taking over for an injured Michael Vick late in the second quarter, and Philadelphia kept New York winless.
Foles threw fourth-quarter touchdown passes of 25 yards to Brent Celek and 5 yards to DeSean Jackson as the Eagles (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak by forcing three interceptions by Eli Manning in the fourth quarter.
Cardinals 22, Panthers 6
Glendale, Ariz. — Arizona sacked Cam Newton seven times, once for a safety, and intercepted him on three occasions to overcome a sluggish offensive performance.
Daryl Washington, back after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, had two sacks and an interception for Arizona (3-2).
Rams 34, Jaguars 20
St. Louis — Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes and Matt Giordano’s 82-yard interception return was one of several big plays from the St. Louis defense against winless Jacksonville.
Niners 34, Texans 3
San Francisco — Tramaine Brock intercepted Matt Schaub’s first pass of the night and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown, Schaub threw three interceptions in all before the embattled quarterback got replaced in the fourth, and San Francisco pounded Houston.
Colin Kaepernick threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis and Frank Gore ran for 81 yards and a score in his second straight impressive prime-time game. The 49ers (3-2) are right back in the NFC West race with Seattle after the Seahawks (4-1) lost at Indianapolis. Each team has beaten the Texans (2-3) and lost to the Colts, and Seattle still must visit San Francisco on Dec. 8.
Anthony Dixon added a 2-yard touchdown run for the NFC champions, while Brock had a second interception and nearly a third.
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