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Comeback Chiefs outclass Packers to remain unbeaten

REUTERS , GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN

Kansas City stayed unbeaten after Trent Green found Eddie Kennison for a 51-yard touchdown six minutes into overtime, giving the Chiefs a thrilling 40-34 comeback win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Quarterback Green also hooked up with Tony Gonzalez and Johnnie Morton for early scores and amassed exactly 400 yards. The Chiefs (6-0) rallied from way back to force overtime, racking up 20 fourth-quarter points.

Kansas City kicker Morten Anderson extended the game when he was on target from 31 yards with one second to play. Packers passer Brett Favre threw for two TDs, one to Ahman Green, who also ran for a score and 139 yards.

Record-breaking kick returner Dante Hall failed to score for the Chiefs for the first time in five weeks.

Cowboys 23, Eagles 21

In Dallas, Bill Cundiff booted a 28-yard field goal with 1:11 to play to earn the surging Cowboys (4-1) a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles had won the previous six meetings between the teams. Cundiff, the hero of Dallas's upset victory over the New York Giants earlier in the season, also hit from 51 and 22 yards.

"We stick in there together, man," Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter told reporters. "We're starting to become a football team."

Randal Williams put Dallas on the board with a game-opening, 37-yard kick return. The Eagles had gone ahead late on Correll Buckhalter's 20-yard scamper.

Panthers 23, Colts 20 (OT)

In Indianapolis, John Kasay kicked a 47-yard field goal 5:34 into overtime to give the Carolina Panthers (5-0) a 23-20 win, handing the Colts (5-1) their first loss of the season.

After Kasay connected from 23 yards to push the Panthers into a 20-13 fourth-quarter lead, Peyton Manning rallied the Colts with a last-minute touchdown toss to Reggie Wayne.

Stephen Davis ran 28 yards for Carolina's first touchdown but was held under 100 yards for the first time this season.

Broncos 17, Steelers 14

In Denver, Jason Elam booted a 47-yard field goal with no time on the clock as the Broncos (5-1) edged the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Steve Beuerlein, replacing the injured Jake Plummer, drove the Broncos 51 yards in 10 plays to set up the winning kick. He earlier found Shannon Sharpe and Rod Smith for touchdowns.

The Steelers (2-4) had rallied to knot the score at 14-14 on Jerome Bettis's late TD and two-point conversion.

Buccaneers 35, Redskins 13

In Landover, Maryland, former Redskin Brad Johnson threw for four touchdowns, twice hooking up with Todd Yoder, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers thumped Washington.

The Bucs broke open the game with three fourth-quarter touchdowns, linebacker Derrick Brooks getting the third on a 44-yard interception return.

Patriots 17, Giants 6

In Foxboro, Massachusetts, the New England Patriots scored early when Matt Chatham returned a Tiki Barber fumble 38 yards and added another on Mike Cloud's one-yard run in a 17-6 triumph over the New York Giants.

Giants quarterback Kerry Collins racked up 314 yards but was picked off four times.

In other NFL games: Titans 38 Texans 17; Browns 13 Raiders 7; Dolphins 24 Jaguars 10; Saints 20 Bears 13; Ravens 26 Cardinals 18; Jets 30 Bills 3; Seahawks 20 49ers 19

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