Monday, September 16, 2013
Peyton Manning is relieved.
Not just because his Denver Broncos are 2-0 and have been an offensive juggernaut.
The fact that Manning Bowl III likely is the last one in the regular season has him — and younger brother Eli — breathing easier.
Peyton again beat Eli, throwing two touchdown passes in leading the Broncos past the New York Giants 41-23 on Sunday.
Saints 16, Bucs 14
At Tampa, in another game delayed by lightning (69 minutes), Garrett Hartley kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired. The Buccaneers have lost both games on last-second kicks.
Packers 38, Redskins 30
At Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers threw for a career-high 480 yards and four touchdowns. James Jones had a career-high 11 catches for 178 yards. James Starks ran for 132 yards and a touchdown after rookie starter Eddie Lacy left with a concussion.
Bears 31, Vikings 30
At Chicago, the Bears went 2 for 2 in home-field rallies for victories. Jay Cutler threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds left.
Chargers 33, Eagles 30
At Philadelphia, the Chargers (1-1) had just as potent an offense as the Eagles’ quick-hitting attack. The teams combined for 1,150 total yards, 539 for San Diego.
Texans 30, Titans 24, OT
At Houston, with star receiver Andre Johnson shaken up, rookie DeAndre Hopkins was the star, catching a 3-yard touchdown pass from Matt Schaub in overtime. Hopkins reached above Jason McCourty and pulled in the pass for the Texans (2-0), who needed a franchise-record 21-point comeback to win their opener at San Diego.
Chiefs 17, Cowboys 16
At Kansas City, Andy Reid won his home coaching debut as the Chiefs moved to 2-0. They won two games all of last season.
Bills 24, Panthers 23
Rookie EJ Manuel hit a wide-open Stevie Johnson for a 2-yard touchdown pass with 2 seconds left to cap a nine-play, 80-yard drive in which the first-round draft pick completed 6 of 8 attempts for 51 yards. Manuel also got help when linebacker Luke Kuechly was penalized for pass interference with 14 seconds left.
Dolphins 24, Colts 20
At Indianapolis, Ryan Tannehill threw for 319 yards and one touchdown as Miami (2-0) handed the Colts (1-1) their first home loss in 12 months.
Falcons 31, Rams 24
At Atlanta, Julio Jones hauled in 11 passes for 182 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown.
Matt Ryan threw for 374 yards and two scores and Jason Snelling clinched it for the Falcons (1-1) with an 11-yard touchdown run, Atlanta’s longest play of the day on the ground.
Cardinals 25, Lions 21
Bruce Arians got his first victory as Arizona’s coach, thanks in great part to a pass interference penalty against Bill Bentley. That set up Rashard Mendenhall’s 1-yard touchdown run.
Ravens 14, Browns 6
At Baltimore, the defending champion Ravens (1-1) sacked Brandon Weeden five times before finally knocking him out of the game in the fourth quarter with a thumb injury. Cleveland (0-2) failed to score in the second half and managed only 85 yards over the final 30 minutes.
Raiders 19, Jaguars 9
At Oakland, Darren McFadden ran for 129 yards and Oakland’s defense held Jacksonville (0-2) out of the end zone until the closing minutes.
Terrelle Pryor ran for 50 yards and threw for 126 in his first home start for the Raiders (1-1), and Marcel Reece scored on an 11-yard run. Sebastian Janikowski added four field goals.