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Ravens rally to shoot down Seahawks

NFL ACTION Baltimore came from behind to beat Seattle, but its normally solid defensive line was showing some signs of wear and tear early in the game

AP , BALTIMORE

Jamal Lewis, center, of the Baltimore Ravens carries the ball and is tackled by Anthony Simmons, left, of the Seattle Seahawks as the Ravens defeated the Seahawks 44-41 in overtime during NFL action on Sunday at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

PHOTO: AFP

The Baltimore Ravens, down by 17 points in the fourth quarter, stormed back behind Anthony Wright and a surprisingly struggling defense to beat the Seattle Seahawks 44-41 on Sunday.

Matt Stover kicked a 42-yard field goal with 6:32 left in overtime, capping the amazing comeback.

Wright, the third-string quarterback just three weeks ago, brought Baltimore (6-5) back with the finest performance of his career. He went 20-for-37 for 319 yards and a personal-best four touchdowns -- all to Marcus Robinson.

"It was looking very, very dim. But we just let it all hang out," said Wright, 2-5 as an NFL starter. "Everything came together. It's unbelievable, for us to be down as much as were and to come back."

Matt Hasselbeck threw a career-high five touchdown passes for the Seahawks, going 23-for-41 for 333 yards.

"We just needed one more play," Hasselbeck said. "One more play and we could have won the game. We should have won the game, and we just didn't make it."

Patriots 23, Texans 20, OT

In Houston, Tom Brady's 4-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Graham forced overtime, where Adam Vinatieri had his 37-yard field goal attempt blocked. But Vinatieri kicked a 28-yard game-winner with 41 seconds left that extended New England's winning streak to seven games.

The Patriots (9-2) were ready to end overtime quickly when Mike Vrabel picked off Tony Banks' pass on the first play. But Ramon Walker gave the Texans a stay with the first field goal block in franchise history.

Cowboys 24, Panthers 20

In Irving, Texas, Quincy Carter threw two touchdown passes to revive Dallas' sputtering offense in a battle for the best record in the NFC.

The Panthers were within 6 yards of tying the game with about five minutes left, then ended up settling for a 34-yard field goal in hopes of getting the ball back and working their late magic. Carolina has won six times in the final two minutes or overtime.

Colts 17, Bills 14

In Orchard Park, New York, Edger-rin James carried Indianapolis' banged-up offense to a comeback victory. James scored twice, including the winner on a fourth-down plunge from inside the 1 with 1:38 remaining.

James, who also scored on a 14-yard run, had 28 carries for 108 yards, his fourth 100-yard performance of the season, and third since he missed three games with a back injury.

Packers 20, 49ers 10

In Green Bay, Wisconsin, Ahman Green ran through San Francisco's stingy defense for 154 yards on 27 carries. Green set franchise records with his fourth straight 100-yard game and his eighth of the season. He also surpassed John Brockington as the second-leading rusher in team history, trailing only Jim Taylor.

Overall, Green Bay gained 243 yards on 48 carries.

Vikings 24, Lions 14

In Minneapolis, Corey Chavous and Brian Williams each returned interceptions for touchdowns late in the game and the Vikings sent the Lions (3-8) to their 22nd straight road loss.

The Lions tied the Buffalo Bills (1983-86) for the second-longest road skid in NFL history. The Houston Oilers (1981-84) own this dubious league record with 23 consecutive losses away from home.

Eagles 33, Saints 20

In Philadelphia, Donovan McNabb completed 16 of 25 passes for 259 yards and one touchdown, leading the Eagles (8-3) to their sixth straight victory. David Akers added four field goals.

Deuce McAllister had 184 yards rushing, including TD runs of 76 and 22 yards, and Aaron Brooks threw for 287 yards for the Saints (5-6), who had won four of five.

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