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NFB: Patriots down Eagles to extend winning run

IN FINE FORM New England's superb start to the season shows little sign of ending any time soon, while elsewhere Seattle rallied to earn a win

AP , FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Asante Samuel returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown and had a second pick to shut off a late Philadelphia drive as the Patriots beat the Eagles 31-28 on Sunday to run their record to 11-0.

It was only the second truly competitive game of the season for New England, which trailed 28-24 midway the fourth period. Laurence Maroney's 4-yard run at the end of a 69-yard drive put the Patriots ahead of the 22-point underdog to stay.

Then Samuel's second interception finished the job. James Sanders added one in the final seconds, dropping Philadelphia to 5-6.

A.J. Feeley, a career backup replacing the injured Donovan McNabb at quarterback, outplayed Tom Brady for most of the game. But Wes Welker took advantage of the blanket coverage on Randy Moss to catch a career-high 13 passes for 149 yards.

Seahawks 24, Rams 19

At St Louis, Rams backup quarterback Gus Frerotte fumbled the snap on fourth-and-goal from the Seattle 1 with 27 seconds left.

Frerotte picked up the loose ball but was tackled at the 5, ending a last-ditch drive and the Rams' modest two-game winning streak after an 0-8 start.

Seattle rallied for 17 unanswered second-half points.

Bears 37, Broncos 34

In Chicago, Robbie Gould kicked a 39-yard field goal in overtime and Chicago (5-6) gave their flickering NFL playoff hopes a boost.

After scoring two touchdowns in the final 5:17 of regulation, the Bears won the coin toss before the start of overtime. They drove from their 24 to the Denver 18 and Gould delivered the winner.

Chargers 32, Ravens 14

In San Diego, LaDainian Tomlinson reached another milestone and the Chargers got a much-needed win. Tomlinson had a quiet day until his 36-yard run early in the third quarter pushed the reigning league MVP past 10,000 career yards rushing, making him the 23rd player in NFL history to reach the milestone and the third in less than a month.

The Chargers (6-5) won for the fifth time in seven games.

49ers 37, Cardinals 31, OT

In Glendale, Arizona, Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner was hit by Ronald Fields and fumbled in the Arizona end zone, and Tully Banta-Cain recovered for a touchdown that ended the 49ers' eight-game losing streak.

In other NFL games on Sunday it was:

* Bucs 19, Redskins 13

* Jaguars 36, Bills 14

* Browns 27, Texans 17

* Oakland 20, Kansas City 17

* Vikings 41, Giants 17

* Bengals 35, Titans 6

* Saints 31, Panthers 6

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