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Owens flops, Eagles top Dallas

DERISIVE HOMECOMING On his first return to the City of Brotherly Love to play his former team, T.O. was faced with continuous insults and frenzied jeers


Chicago Bears wide receiver Rashied Davis, 81, and teammate Bernard Berrian, 80, celebrate Davis' 15-yard touchdown catch as Ko Simpson, 30, and London Fletcher-Baker, 59, of the Buffalo Bills walk away during the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday in Chicago.


Donovan McNabb threw touchdown passes of 40 yards to Reggie Brown and 87 yards to Hank Baskett to lead the Eagles past the Dallas Cowboys 38-24 on Sunday as Terrell Owens flopped in his highly publicized return visit to his former team in Philadelphia.

Lito Sheppard returned an interception 102 yards in the final minute to seal the victory for the Eagles.

Owens, who helped Philadelphia to the National Football League title game two years ago but was widely blamed for the club's 6-10 record during his acrimonious departure last season, caught only three passes and none until the third quarter.

He dropped the next one thrown to him, much to the delight of a frenzied crowd that showered Owens with derisive chants, insults and jeers.

Chiefs 23, Cardinals 20

In Glendale, Arizona, Larry Johnson rumbled 78 yards on a pass play from Damon Huard to set up Lawrence Tyne's 19-yard field goal with 1:36 to play and Kansas City (2-2) rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter to beat Arizona. Arizona quarterback Matt Leinart, making his first NFL start, completed his first six passes, two for touchdowns. He drove the Cardinals (1-4) into field-goal range, but Neil Rackers missed a 51-yard kick that would have tied it with 2 seconds to play.

Colts 14, Titans 13

In Indianapolis, Peyton Manning led a late scoring drive for the second straight week, completing a 2-yard TD pass to Reggie Wayne with 5:10 left on Sunday and rallying Indianapolis over Tennessee. Winless Tennessee looked to be headed for one of the biggest upsets of the NFL season, leading 13-7 when Rob Bironas kicked a 47-yard field goal with 1:33 left in the third quarter. But Manning surged in the second half, throwing two TD passes and finishing 20-of-31 for 166 yards to keep the Colts unbeaten.

Chargers 23, Steelers 13

In San Diego, Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes, including a 22-yarder to All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates midway through the third quarter that lifted the Chargers past the slumping Super Bowl champions. Gates' catch capped a remarkable 91-yard drive during which Rivers, in his first year as a starter, threw eight passes in the span of 10 plays, completing five.

Bears 40, Bills 7

In Chicago, Rex Grossman threw two touchdown passes, Cedric Benson scored his first two NFL touchdowns and the Bears forced five turnovers to spoil former coach Dick Jauron's return to Chicago. The Bears improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1986.

Saints 24, Buccaneers 21

In New Orleans, Reggie Bush returned a punt 65 yards for his first NFL touchdown with under five minutes remaining, pushing New Orleans past Tampa Bay. The return kept the Saints (4-1) atop the NFC South while spoiling a valiant effort by winless Tampa Bay (0-4).

Rams 23, Packers 20

In Green Bay, Wisconsin, St. Louis sacked and forced a fumble by Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre in the final minute and the Rams held on for their fourth victory. Favre took the Packers to the Rams 11 in the final minute, but the Rams' defense rose to end the threat. Rams quarterback Marc Bulger threw for two first-half touchdowns.

Giants 19, Redskins 3

In East Rutherford, New Jersey, New York's defense limited Washington to 164 total yards, Eli Manning threw a touchdown pass and set up three of Jay Feely's four field goals with long passes. The victory was only the Giants' fourth in 18 post-bye week games.

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