Seahawks, Chiefs, Broncos stay perfect through four
SEAHAWKS 23, TEXANS 20
HOUSTON — Steven Hauschka kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime to give the Seattle Seahawks a 23-20 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday and the first 4-0 start in franchise history.
Houston (2-2) failed to score on two possessions in overtime. The Seahawks got the win on their second drive in overtime after rallying from a 20-3 deficit.
The Seahawks rallied to tie it at 20-20 on an interception return for a touchdown by Richard Sherman in the fourth quarter.
CHIEFS 24, GIANTS 7
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Smith threw three touchdown passes, Dexter McCluster returned a punt 89 yards for another score and the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs plunged the New York Giants to 0-4 with a 24-7 victory on Sunday.
Smith hit touchdown passes of 4, 2 and 35 yards for the Chiefs (4-0).
BRONCOS 52, EAGLES 20
DENVER — The Denver Broncos scored more points than they ever had in their 54-year history Sunday, blowing out the Philadelphia Eagles 52-20 behind Peyton Manning’s four touchdown throws.
With two TD passes each to Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker, Manning completed all but a half-dozen of his 34 throws for 327 yards. He didn’t even step on the field in the fourth quarter.
BROWNS 17, BENGALS 6
CLEVELAND — Brian Hoyer, the local kid who always dreamed of being Cleveland’s quarterback, threw two touchdown passes in his first start at home to lead the Browns to a 17-6 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Hoyer’s 1-yard TD pass to Chris Ogbonnaya with 4:54 left gave the Browns (2-2) an 11-point lead.
In his second start in place of injured Brandon Weeden, Hoyer finished 25 of 38 for 269 yards.
BILLS 23, RAVENS 20
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso’s second interception of the game with 57 seconds remaining sealed a 23-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Converted safety Aaron Williams also intercepted Joe Flacco twice. Fred Jackson had 87 yards rushing and a touchdown.
LIONS 40, BEARS 32
DETROIT — Reggie Bush’s 37-yard touchdown run helped Detroit score 27 points in the second quarter, and he accounted for 173 yards of offense to help the Lions beat the Chicago Bears 40-32 on Sunday.
Detroit (3-1) moved into a first-place tie with Chicago (3-1) in the NFC North.
VIKINGS 34, STEELERS 27
LONDON — Greg Jennings made two touchdown catches, Adrian Peterson ran for two scores, and the Vikings’ defense made a big stop with time running out to preserve a 34-27 win over the Steelers on Sunday for their first win of the season.
COLTS 37, JAGUARS 3
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes, Trent Richardson ran for a score and the Indianapolis Colts became the latest to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars by double digits with a 37-3 win Sunday.
The Colts (3-1) weren’t all that good, especially early in the first half, but they were plenty good against one of the worst teams in the league.
CARDINALS 13, BUCCANEERS 10
TAMPA, Fla. — Carson Palmer threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald, then Jay Feely kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:29 remaining as the Arizona Cardinals rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10 on Sunday.
Patrick Peterson had two interceptions, one setting up Arizona’s first TD in six quarters.
CHARGERS 30, COWBOYS 21
SAN DIEGO — Philip Rivers threw for 401 yards and three touchdowns, including a 56-yarder to Antonio Gates, and the San Diego Chargers rallied to beat the Dallas Cowboys 30-21 Sunday.
The Chargers (2-2) scored the final 20 points to beat Dallas (2-2).
REDSKINS 24, RAIDERS 14
OAKLAND, Calif. — Robert Griffin III threw a go-ahead touchdown pass late in the third quarter to help the Washington Redskins overcome an early 14-point deficit to beat the Oakland Raiders 24-14 Sunday for their first win of the season.
David Amerson returned an interception for another score for the Redskins (1-3).
TITANS 38, JETS 13
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jake Locker threw a career-high three touchdowns before being taken to the hospital with an injured right hip, and the Tennessee Titans beat the New York Jets 38-13 for their second straight victory.