Tue, Sep 12, 2006 - Page 19 News List

Peyton the best Manning as Colts win

WORTH THE HYPE Archie's boys put on a show on Sunday as the older son ripped the Giants defense for 276 yards while his little brother also played very well


Saints 19, Browns 14

In Cleveland, rookie Reggie Bush had 141 total yards and teamed with Drew Brees to lead rebuilt New Orleans and give coach Sean Payton a win in his first game.

Bush had 61 yards rushing on 14 attempts, caught eight passes for 58 yards and returned three punts for 22. John Carney kicked four field goals, the last one coming with 5:42 remaining.

Lions 9, Seahawks 6

In Detroit, Josh Brown kicked a 42-yard field goal on the last play to lift the Lions.

The Seahawks, the leaders in scoring in the NFL last season, started the game-winning drive at their 20 with 3:13 left after Lions' new coach Rod Marinelli decided against a long field goal attempt. All the scores in the game came on field goals.

Falcons 20, Panthers 6

In Charlotte, North Carolina, John Abraham had two sacks and forced two fumbles in his first game with the Falcons, while Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes as Atlanta made up for two losses by a combined score of 68-17 last season.

Warrick Dunn rushed for 132 yards for the Falcons, who had 252 on the ground in all, the second most allowed by the Panthers.

Ravens 27, Buccaneers 0

In Tampa, Florida, Steve McNair started his first game for the Ravens, but it was the defense that stood out as Baltimore broke an 11-game road losing streak.

Chris McAlister returned one of the Ravens' three interceptions 61 yards for a touchdown and rookie Haloti Ngata lumbered 60 yards with a pass to set up a field goal.

Rams 18, Broncos 10

In St. Louis, Jeff Wilkins kicked a franchise-record six field goals, and the new-look St. Louis defense forced five turnovers.

The Rams clinched the win when Denver quarterback Jake Plummer threw his third interception.

Bengals 23, Chiefs 10

In Kansas City, Missouri, eight months after doctors rebuilt his mangled left knee, Carson Palmer completed nine straight passes in one impressive stretch for Cincinnati.

Kansas City quarterback Trent Green was injured in the third quarter. Green, motionless on the field , was carefully wheeled off on a stretcher after his head was snapped back to the ground on a hit by Robert Geathers.

Chiefs GM Carl Peterson said Green had "pretty severe head trauma," but that he was awake and moving about shortly after the game.

Eagles 24, Texans 10

In Houston, Donovan McNabb threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns, including one to Donte Stallworth -- who had six catches for 141 yards.

The game was Stallworth's debut with the Eagles after a trade from the Saints, and McNabb's regular-season return after missing the final seven games of last season after surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Jets 23, Titans 16

In Nashville, Tennessee, Chad Pennington, returning from two shoulder operations in as many years, threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns.

New York led 16-0 until Travis Henry scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns within five minutes. Pennington's second touchdown pass won the game, a 12-yard strike to Chris Baker with 2:10 left.

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