NFL Week 4: Falcons, Texas And Arizona Stay Unbeaten
Matt Bryant's third field goal of the game, a 40-yarder with five seconds remaining, lifted the Falcons past visiting Carolina 30-28. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked a career-high seven times but managed to throw three touchdown passes. This is the Falcons best start since 2004 when they reached the NFC title game. The Panthers are 1-3.
The Texans continued their best start in franchise history with a convincing 38-14 win over the visiting Tennessee Titans. Matt Schaub threw for two scores and Danieal Manning and Kareem Jackson each returned an interception for a score. Titans quarterback Jake Locker left in the first quarter and did not return after hurting his non-throwing shoulder. The Titans are 1-3 on the season.
It took overtime for the Cardinals to remain perfect. Jay Feely kicked a 46-yard field goal 6:31 into OT in a 24-21 victory over the Dolphins. The Cards forced overtime when Kevin Kolb (kahb) threw a 15-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to Andre Roberts with 22 seconds to play in regulation. Miami rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 431 yards and Brian Hartline set a Dolphins record with 253 yards receiving on 12 catches.
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The Eagles beat the Giants in the Sunday night game, 19-17. Alex Henery of the Eagles booted the game winning field goal from 26 yards out with 1:49 remaining in the final quarter. New York's Lawrence Tynes tried a 54-yarder with 15 seconds left but the kick fell short. The Eagles are 3-1 and the Giants 2-2. The defending Super Bowl champion Giants have struggled against Philadelphia, losing eight of the last nine meetings.
Coming off back-to-back losses the Patriots destroyed Buffalo 52-26. Tom Brady led the way with three touchdown passes on 22 of 35 passing for 340 yards. He also scored on a 4-yard run. Each team is 2-2.
San Francisco blitzed the Jets 34-0 and the 49ers are now 3-1. The Niners piled up more than 200 yards on the ground as Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick all ran for scores. The Jets, who dropped to 2-2, never got anything going on offense.
The Chiefs turned the ball over six times and visiting San Diego took advantage of the miscues in a 37-20 win. Philip Rivers threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns for the Chargers, who are 3-1. The Chiefs drop to 1-3.
Minnesota got the better of the Lions in Detroit, 20-13. The Vikings' special teams had a good day as Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown and Marcus Sherels scored on a punt return early in the third. The win gives the Vikes a 3-1 mark and snapped an 11-game losing streak within the division. Detroit has lost three straight after winning its season opener.
Rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked four field goals, including a 58-yarder and a team record 60-yards, as St. Louis beat Seattle 19-13. Both teams are 2-2.
Peyton Manning had a big game, 338 yards passing and three touchdown passes, as the Broncos sailed to a 37-6 win over Oakland. The Broncos, who are 2-2, beat the 1-3 Raiders at home for the first time since 2007.
Cincinnati's Andy Dalton threw two touchdowns passes and ran for a score as the Bengals beat the Jaguars 27-10. The 3-1 Bengals finished with six sacks, putting constant pressure on quarterback Blaine Gabbert. With the loss the Jaguars fell to 1-3.
Billy Cundiff kicked a game winning 41-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining to give the Redskins a 24-22 victory over Tampa Bay. He had missed three attempts earlier in the game. Quarterback Robert Griffin III marched the Redskins into field goal range with three straight completions and a 15 yard run. Washington is 2-2 while the Bucs are 1-3.
Aaron Rodgers threw a go-ahead touchdown to Jordy Nelson in the fourth quarter as the Packers bounced back from that controversial loss to the Seahawks last Sunday with a 28-27 win over the Saints. Rodgers threw for 319 yards with four touchdowns and an interception for the 2-2 Packers. Drew Brees threw for 446 yards with three touchdowns for the winless 0-4 Saints.
Source: Associated Press