Raven runs for record

Posted: Monday, September 15, 2003

CLEVELAND Jamal Lewis mentioned setting the NFL rushing record against Cleveland, then ran through the Browns for 295 yards in Baltimore's 33-13 victory at home Sunday.

Earlier in the week, Lewis told Browns linebacker Andra Davis he might smash Corey Dillon's 278-yard mark. With touchdowns bursts of 82 and 63 yards, he did just that, breaking the record with a 3-yard run with 6:55 left.

''Andra told me he wanted me to get the ball 30 times,'' Lewis said. ''I told him if I get the ball 30 times it's going to be a career day.

''I'm not going to say I predicted it. It was lucky.''

Lewis had 100 yards by his second carry and was at 180 yards by halftime. He carried 30 times, averaging a whopping 9.8 yards per carry, as Cleveland fell to 0-2.

Last October, he shredded Cleveland for 187 yards.

Ed Reed returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown on the game's final play, and long-range kicker Wade Richey made a Ravens-record 56-yard field goal.

Rams 27, 49ers 24, OT

ST. LOUIS Marc Bulger shook off two first-half turnovers, throwing for two touchdowns and keeping his cool on the final drive. Jeff Wilkins kicked a 28-yard field goal in overtime.

The Rams (1-1) have won eight of the last nine over the 49ers (1-1), who didn't go quietly, forcing the extra period on Terrell Owens' 13-yard touchdown catch from Jeff Garcia with 19 seconds to go. The score capped an 85-yard, 11-play march.

Panthers 12,Buccaneers 9, OT

TAMPA, Fla. John Kasay's fourth field goal, a 47-yarder with 3:28 remaining in overtime, capped a wild final few minutes.

Steve Smith's 52-yard punt return to the Tampa Bay 40 set up Kasay's game-winner.

Stephen Davis rushed for 142 yards and Kasay also kicked field goals of 28, 35 and 20 yards for Carolina (2-0), which blocked two field goals before sending it into overtime.

Raiders 23, Bengals 20

OAKLAND, Calif. Sebastian Janikowski's third field, a 39-yarder with 9 seconds left, won it.

The Raiders (1-1) got a break on their final drive when Jeff Burris was flagged for pass interference against Jerry Rice, giving Oakland the ball on the Cincinnati 22 with 23 seconds left.

Redskins 33, Falcons 31

ATLANTA After being sacked five times and fumbling twice in the first half, Patrick Ramsey threw for a career-high 356 yards and two touchdowns as the Redskins rallied from a 17-point deficit.

Laveranues Coles, shaken up early when his head rammed the leg of Falcons safety Kevin McCadam, recovered to set career highs with 11 catches for 180 yards. He had the clinching touchdown on a 19-yard reception.

Chiefs 41, Steelers 20

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Dante Hall's 100-yard kickoff return and Priest Holmes' three touchdowns led Kansas City.

Holmes, proving again his recovery from offseason surgery is complete, had 122 yards rushing. The All-Pro running back capped the scoring with a 31-yard run with 5:06 left.

Patriots 31, Eagles 10

PHILADELPHIA Tom Brady passed for 255 yards and three touchdowns for the Patriots (1-1), keeping the Eagles winless at the new Lincoln Financial Field.

In his worst game since his rookie season, Donovan McNabb completed just 18 of 46 passes for 186 yards, threw two interceptions one returned for a TD lost two fumbles and was sacked seven times.

Seahawks 38, Cardinals 0

TEMPE, Ariz. The bumbling Cardinals (0-2) turned the ball over on their first four possessions and Matt Hasselbeck threw touchdown passes of 55 and 66 yards to Darrell Jackson.

It was the Cards' most one-sided home loss since a 52-10 beating by Philadelphia on Nov. 8, 1981.

Reggie Tongue intercepted two passes for the Seahawks (2-0).

Broncos 37, Chargers 13

SAN DIEGO Jake Plummer was hurt diving for a first down, but stayed in for two more plays, long enough to throw his third touchdown in less than two quarters.

The Broncos (2-0) dominated the Chargers (0-2) despite losing Plummer (shoulder), who was replaced by Steve Beuerlein, and running back Clinton Portis, who suffered a chest bruise and missed the second half.

Portis had 129 yards on 12 carries, including runs of 25 and 58 yards to set up Denver's first two touchdowns.

Packers 31, Lions 6

GREEN BAY, Wis. Ahman Green rushed 23 times for 160 yards, including a 65-yarder for a score on his first carry. The Packers (1-1) picked off three of Joey Harrington's passes in the second half and sent the Lions (1-1) to their 17th straight road loss on a field drenched by nearly 3 inches of rain in 48 hours.

Green became the fourth running back in Packers history to top 4,000 career yards.

Al Harris capped the scoring with a 56-yard interception return.

Dolphins 21, Jets 10

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Ricky Williams ran for 125 yards on 34 carries and the Dolphins rebounded from an embarrassing loss to Houston. Miami won at the Meadowlands for the first time since 1997 and avoided its first 0-2 start in 15 years.

After jumping to a 21-3 halftime lead, the Dolphins stalled in the second half against the Jets (0-2). But Vinny Testaverde, playing a good game after a horrible start in the opening loss to Washington, could not lead his team back.

Testaverde was 29-of-45 for 373 yards, and became the ninth quarterback in NFL history to pass for over 40,000 yards in his career.

Colts 33, Titans 7

INDIANAPOLIS Edgerrin James rushed for 120 yards and scored one touchdown, while a stifling defense limited Tennessee (1-1) to 236 yards. The Colts snapped a three-game losing streak against the defending AFC South champs.

James ran with power and looked like his old self,

Peyton Manning threw with precision and Indianapolis (2-0) even knocked out Steve McNair for two series with a dislocated ring finger on his throwing hand.

Eddie George was limited to 46 yards on 15 carries, and McNair was 15-of-24 for 138 yards and one touchdown.

Nick Harper's 75-yard interception return to close the game was the Colts' first defensive TD since coach Tony Dungy arrived last season.

Bills 38, Jaguars 17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Travis Henry ran for three scores and Drew Bledsoe threw for 314 yards and two touchdowns in the most lopsided home loss for the Jaguars (0-2) in their nine-year history.

Eric Moulds and Bobby Shaw caught touchdown passes, and the Bills (2-0) looked like one of the NFL's most powerful teams for the second straight week.

Buffalo opened the season with a 31-0 win over New England.

Bledsoe passed the 300-yard mark for the 34th time.

Saints 31, Texans 10

NEW ORLEANS Aaron Brooks threw for two touchdowns as the New Orleans offense finally showed signs of life.

The Saints (1-1) led the NFC in scoring last season with 432 points and 49 touchdowns.

But in the final two games of last season and the first one this year, New Orleans scored only 29 points.

The Texans (1-1) saw David Carr sacked five times after he didn't go down in the opener at Miami.

Vikings 24, Bears 13

MINNEAPOLIS Kordell Stewart and Chicago showed some spunk, but Minnesota was just better.

The Bears might have to get used to that this year.

Could take a little adjusting for the Vikings, too.

Moe Williams rushed 21 times for 108 yards and a touchdown, and Daunte Culpepper threw two TD passes to tight end Jim Kleinsasser to lead Minnesota to a tough 24-13 victory Sunday night.

The Vikings, who rushed for 202 yards, are 2-0 for the first time since 2000 when they went to the NFC championship game.

''We haven't been 2-0 in awhile,'' center Matt Birk said. ''Hopefully we haven't peaked yet.''

Culpepper was 20-for-26 for 214 yards, no interceptions and one lost fumble. Minnesota had 25 first downs to Chicago's 10 and had 400 total yards to the Bears' 208.

The Vikings went 11-21 the past two seasons.

''This year we're smart, we fight and we finish the job,'' Culpepper said.

Stewart was much better than he was in an embarrassing debut last week, completing 13 of 21 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown.

He left late in the fourth quarter after straining his neck. On a pass play, Stewart was hit hard by Lance Johnstone and came down awkwardly on the turf.

He lay on the ground for several moments before being helped to the sideline.

''Right now my neck is pretty stiff,'' Stewart said. ''I'll be fine.''

Chris Chandler came on and was intercepted by Brian Russell near midfield to clinch it for Minnesota as the depleted Bears fell to 0-2. They lost to San Francisco 49-7 in the opener.

''It was a whole lot better in the fourth quarter than it was a week ago,'' Bears coach Dick Jauron said. ''We had a chance.''

Leading by only four with 12:38 remaining, the Vikings wore the Bears out with a 93-yard, 16-play drive.

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