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NFL: Texans crush the Ravens, Packers win at the Rams


All four of Brees’ touchdowns and 313 yards of his passing came in the first half, while Jonathan Vilma, who is appealing a one-year ban for his alleged role in the “Bounty” affair, made his season debut.

After making a 4-0 start to the season, the Arizona Cardinals have lost their last three games, the latest setback a 21-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings (5-2).

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson opened the scoring with a 13-yard touchdown run as he put up 153 yards on the ground, but the game turned decisively for Minnesota when Harrison Smith returned an interception for a 31-yard score in the third quarter.

The Dallas Cowboys (3-3) won 19-14 at the Carolina Panthers (1-5), thanks to two fourth-quarter field goals from Dan Bailey, although the highlight was a superbly weighted 16-yard pass from Tony Room to Miles Austin in the third quarter.

Matt Hasselbeck fired a 15-yard touchdown to Nate Washington with 63 seconds to play, lifting the Tennessee Titans to a 35-34 comeback win over the Buffalo Bills.

Running backs Chris Johnson and Jamie Harper both rushed for a pair of scores as the surging Titans recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season to jump back into the playoff chase in the AFC South with a record of 3-4.

The powerful Johnson rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns.

In Sunday’s other games, the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Cleveland Browns 17-13, the Oakland Raiders edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-23 and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-17.

Additional reporting by Staff writer

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