NFL-Highlights of Sunday's NFL games


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Sept 29 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:

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Seahawks 23, Texans 20 (OT)

Seattle rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter to remain unbeaten.

Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka nailed a 45-yard field goal with 3:19 remaining in the extra session to cap the Seattle (4-0) comeback.

Houston cornerback Kareem Jackson paved the way for victory with a crucial personal foul penalty that gave Seattle the ball at the Houston 36.

Clinging to a seven-point advantage, Houston quarterback Matt Schaub threw an interception leading to a touchdown for a third consecutive week, this time picked off by cornerback Richard Sherman for 58 yards with 2:40 left in the fourth.

Schaub finished with 355 passing yards and two scores for the Texans (2-2).

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Vikings 34, Steelers 27

Adrian Peterson rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns and back-up quarterback Matt Cassel passed for 248 yards and two scores to lead the Vikings to their first victory of the season over the winless Pittsburgh Steelers at London's Wembley Stadium as part of the NFL's International Series.

The Vikings led 34-17 at one stage but had to make a last-minute defensive stand to hang on as Everson Griffen sacked Ben Roethlisberger and forced on a third-and-goal play from the six yard line and defensive tackle Kevin Williams recovered with six seconds remaining.

The Vikings improved to 1-3 in large part because they did not commit a turnover with Cassel calling the signals in place of Christian Ponder, who missed the game with a fractured rib.

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Bills 23, Ravens 20

Kiko Alonso made a diving interception of a Joe Flacco pass with 57 seconds to go to preserve Buffalo's upset of Baltimore.

It was Alonso's second interception of the game and the fifth against Flacco, who was the most valuable player in February's Super Bowl.

Baltimore rallied from a 23-14 deficit in the fourth quarter, and receiver Torrey Smith had 166 receiving yards and a score, but Flacco's mistakes doomed them.

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Lions 40, Bears 32

Reggie Bush rushed for 139 yards, including 112 in the opening half, and scored on a 37-yard run as Detroit handed Chicago its first loss.

Matt Stafford passed for 242 yards and a touchdown and also scored by recovering his own fumble as the Lions (3-1) moved into a first-place tie with the Bears (3-1) in the NFC North.

Detroit defensive tackle Nick Fairley added a four-yard fumble return for a score and David Akers contributed four field goals.

Chicago clawed back from a 37-16 deficit as Jay Cutler tossed two scores in the final minutes but it was too late.

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Chiefs 31, Giants 7

Kansas City dismantled New York to improve to 4-0 and keep the floundering Giants winless.

Alex Smith threw for three scores, and Jamaal Charles had 65 yards on the ground and one receiving touchdown as the Chiefs scored 21 unanswered points to complete the rout.

Victor Cruz had 164 yards receiving and a score for New York.

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Browns 17, Bengals 6

Brian Hoyer engineered two long scoring drives that started inside the 10-yard-line and the Browns defense put the clamps on star receiver A.J. Green for a convincing victory over the Bengals.

It was Hoyer's second start after taking over for injured Brandon Weeden. Hoyer threw three touchdown passes last week when the Browns beat the Vikings, and added two in the follow up.

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Colts 37, Jaguars 3

Andrew Luck passed for 260 yards and two touchdowns to lead Indianapolis in a rout of Jacksonville, keeping the Jaguars winless following the AFC South opener for both teams.

Veteran Reggie Wayne started his 186th straight game - the second-longest active streak in the NFL - and caught five passes for 100 yards and a touchdown for the Colts (3-1) while Trent Richardson rushed for 60 yards and a TD in his second game since being traded from Cleveland.

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Cardinals 13, Buccaneers 10

Arizona overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Tampa Bay, handing the Buccaneers their third last-minute loss in a 0-4 start.

Kicker Jay Feely hit a game-winning 27-yard field goal with 90 seconds left, capping off Arizona's final flurry.

The Cardinals scored 10 points in the final four minutes, sparked by the first of two interceptions thrown by Buccaneers rookie quarterback Mike Glennon, who completed 24-of-43 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL start.

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Titans 38, Jets 13

The Tennessee Titans beat the Jets and tied Indianapolis for the AFC South lead but lost quarterback Jake Locker to a hip injury in the process.

Locker, who was 18-of-24 for 149 yards and three first half touchdowns, left the game with 11:14 remaining in the third quarter after he was tackled by Muhammad Wilkerson and then Quinton Coples.

Jets rookie QB Geno Smith ended with 23-of-34 for 289 yards, but has committed 11 turnovers (eight interceptions, three fumbles) in four games.

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Redskins 24, Raiders 14

After spotting the Oakland Raiders a quick 14-0 lead, the Washington Redskins roared back to score 24 unanswered points to beat the Raiders and record their first victory of the season.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III passed for 227 yards and a touchdown, completing 18 of 31 passes. Alfred Morris rushed for 71 yards on 16 carries before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a rib injury.

Raiders QB Matt Flynn, starting for concussed Terrelle Pryor, threw for 227 yards but also had an interception returned for a TD, lost two fumbles and was repeatedly booed by Raiders fans in the second half.

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Broncos 52, Eagles 20

Peyton Manning threw three of his four touchdown passes in the third quarter to break a close game wide open, and the Denver Broncos went on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles for their club record 15th successive regular season win dating back to last season.

Trindon Holliday returned a kick 105 yards for a touchdown and linebacker Steven Johnson blocked a punt and returned it 17 yards for another as the Broncos also set a team record for points in a game. Their previous high was 50 against San Diego on Oct. 6, 1963.

Michael Vick completed 14-of-27 throws for 248 yards. He also ran for 41 as the Eagles fell to 1-3.

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Chargers 30, Cowboys 21

The San Diego Chargers produced 20 unanswered points to stun the Dallas Cowboys.

Philip Rivers connected with Antonio Gates for a 56-yard touchdown pass, the final dagger midway through the fourth quarter, and finished with 401 passing yards and three scores.

Dez Bryant caught two first-half TD passes for the Cowboys who led 21-10 late in the second before their offense stalled.

Both teams are 2-2 on the season.

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Patriots 30, Falcons 23

Tom Brady passed for 316 yards and two touchdowns, leading the New England Patriots to a 30-23 road win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Kenbrell Thompkins caught six passes for 106 yards, and Julian Edelman made seven receptions for 107 yards as the duo outplayed the Falcons' more heralded wide receivers for much of the night.

The victory gives the Patriots a 4-0 start for the first time since 2007, when they won all 16 regular-season games.

The Falcons (1-3) trailed 30-13 in the fourth and could not get going until it was too late. Matt Ryan threw for 421 yards but Atlanta's final potential game-tying possession ended with an incomplete pass on New England's 10. (Editing by Jahmal Corner/John O'Brien)

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