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Bledsoe shines against Tennessee

ADDED DRAMA The veteran quarterback led his team to victory in a game spiced up when one of the Titans' defensive tackles stomped on the face of the Cowboys' center

AP , NASHVILLE

Todd Heap of the Baltimore Ravens lunges for the end zone to score the game-winning touchdown against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL game on Sunday in Baltimore, Maryland. Heap caught the pass thrown by Steve McNair with 34 seconds left in the game to defeat the Chargers 16-13.

PHOTO: AFP

Drew Bledsoe and Terry Glenn hooked up on two 13-yard touchdown passes as the Dallas Cowboys beat Tennessee 45-14 in the NFL on Sunday to overshadow the first start for Titans rookie quarterback Vince Young.

Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens played with his broken right hand only five days after his hospital visit for an accidental overdose. He caught five passes for 88 yards but also dropped one in the end zone because he was unable to pull it in with his injured hand.

There was added drama when Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth stomped on Dallas center Andre Gurode's face and was ejected. Gurode needed stitches above his left eye.

The Cowboys (2-1) punted only once and ran for 217 of their 369 total yards. Julius Jones ran 23 times for 122 yards and a touchdown. The Titans are 0-4.

Young was sacked twice and intercepted twice, with Bradie James returning the second 15 yards for a touchdown.

Colts 31, Jets 28

At East Rutherford, New Jersey, Justin Miller scored from a 103-yard kickoff return to give New York the lead with 2:20 left, but that was plenty of time for Peyton Manning and Indianapolis (4-0) to rally.

Manning capped the winning drive with a 1-yard run for a wild victory, and finished 21-of-30 for 217 yards and a touchdown.

Bears 37, Seahawks 6

At Chicago, Rex Grossman threw for 232 yards and Ricky Manning Jr. intercepted two of Matt Hasselbeck's passes as Chicago dominated defending conference champion Seattle.

Grossman completed 17 of 31 passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions, and the Bears improved to 4-0 for the first time since 1991.

Ravens 16, Chargers 13

At Baltimore, Steve McNair brought unbeaten Baltimore back for the second week in a row, throwing a 10-yard pass to Todd Heap with 34 seconds left for the win.

The Ravens (4-0) never led until then. Until that final drive, San Diego (2-1) appeared poised to remain unbeaten.

Redskins 36, Jaguars 30, OT

At Landover, Maryland, Santana Moss leaped between two defenders to catch a 68-yard touchdown pass 1:49 into overtime for Washington to beat Jacksonville.

After blowing two fourth-quarter leads, the Redskins (2-2) won the toss at the start of overtime and needed only three plays to score.

Patriots 38, Bengals 13

At Cincinnati, rookie Laurence Maroney ran for 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead New England.

Maroney stiff-armed his way through the Bengals (3-1) on touchdown runs of 11 and 25 yards that set the tone. Tom Brady was 15-of-26 for 188 yards and a pair of TDs. Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer was sacked four times and lost a pair of second-half fumbles.

Rams 41, Lions 34

At St. Louis, the host Rams won a shootout when Isaac Bruce caught a 5-yard touchdown pass with 1:56 to play.

Trailing 34-33 with 4:42 to play, the Rams (3-1) got the ball and marched 56 yards in seven plays, scoring when Marc Bulger threw to Bruce, who caught his first TD pass of the season. Bulger and Bruce then connected on a 2-point conversion.

Chiefs 41, 49ers 0

At Kansas City, Missouri, Damon Huard played almost flawlessly in the rout, hitting 13 of his first 15 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns while Kansas City (1-2) seized a 24-0 halftime lead en route to its first shutout in almost four years.

Texans 17, Dolphins 15

At Houston, David Carr scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run and Houston (1-3) survived a late rally by Miami for the win.

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