Chiefs scalp Packers

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2003

GREEN BAY, Wis. Dante Hall's touchdown streak is over. The Kansas City Chiefs' winning streak isn't, thanks to a wild finish against the Green Bay Packers.

The Chiefs overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit force overtime, then came out on top after a crazy closing sequence to beat the Packers 40-34 Sunday.

Here were the final three plays of the game, one right after the other:

Green Bay (3-3) blocked Morten Andersen's 48-yard field goal attempt with 9:09 left in OT.

On first down, Packers running back Ahman Green who ran 26 times for 139 yards fumbled the ball, and Kansas City recovered.

Chiefs quarterback Trent Green threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Kennison with 8:42 left in the extra period.

And just as simple as that, the Kansas City Chiefs improved to 6-0.

Panthers 23, Colts 20, OT

INDIANAPOLIS Carolina found another way to remain unbeaten.

Instead of giving the ball to Stephen Davis and watching him rumble over defenses, they got a 47-yard field goal by John Kasay 5:34 into overtime.

Titans 38, Texans 17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Steve McNair had a perfect quarterback rating in the first half, finished with a career-high 421 yards passing and threw three touchdowns to Derrick Mason for Tennessee.

The Titans (4-2) also intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown, against the Texans (2-3).

Cowboys 23, Eagles 21

IRVING, Texas Add beating Philadelphia to the list of things Dallas can do under new coach Bill Parcells.

Randal Williams foiled a game-opening onside kick by returning it 37 yards for a touchdown and Billy Cundiff kicked a 28-yard field goal with 1:11 left as the Cowboys ended a six-game losing streak to the Eagles.

Dolphins 24, Jaguars 10

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Randy McMichael scooped up a fumble for the go-ahead score, Jay Fiedler ran interference for Ricky Williams, and defensive ends Jason Taylor and Adewale Ogunleye played superbly to help Miami (4-1) plunge Jacksonville (1-5) into a deeper hole.

Saints 20, Bears 13

NEW ORLEANS Aaron Brooks threw two touchdown passes against one of the NFL's worst defenses to lead New Orleans.

Brooks connected with Joe Horn on a 6-yard scoring pass with 7:18 left for the clinching score.

Buccaneers 35, Redskins 13

LANDOVER, Md. Tight end Todd Yoder caught his first two NFL touchdowns as Tampa Bay's offense broke loose in the second half.

Yoder had four catches for 28 yards.

He had only seven catches total in his first three years in the league.

Browns 13, Raiders 7

CLEVELAND William Green gained 145 yards on 26 carries, leading Cleveland to a rare and ugly home win over penalty-prone Oakland.

The Raiders (2-4) committed an NFL season-high 19 penalties five on consecutive plays in the third quarter and looked nothing like the team that represented the AFC in last year's Super Bowl.

Green scored on a 5-yard TD run following a trick play late in the third quarter, and the Browns (3-3) improved to just 10-25 at home since 1999.

Patriots 16, Giants 6

FOXBORO, Mass. New York giveaways kept New England in the game for a half. Then Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots took over.

Brady and Kevin Faulk led the Patriots to 10 points on their first two second-half drives and Richard Seymour played a dominant defensive game to lead New England (4-2) over the Giants (2-3).

Broncos 17, Steelers 14

DENVER Jason Elam settled a tight struggle between the AFC's top two defenses.

Elam hit a 47-yard field goal on the final play of the game as Denver (5-1) handed Pittsburgh (2-4) its third straight loss.

Pittsburgh tied it at 14-all on Jerome Bettis' 1-yard dive and an improbable 2-point conversion, but the Broncos got the ball back at their 20 with 2:41 left.

The Steelers nearly halted Denver's winning drive, but safety Brent Alexander dropped an interception at Pittsburgh's 20 with less than a minute left.

Jets 30, Bills 3

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Vinny Testaverde threw three touchdown passes, and New York sacked Drew Bledsoe a season-high seven times en route to its first win of the season.

The Jets, who had last week off, improved to 3-0 after a bye week under third-year coach Herman Edwards. Last season, they were 1-4 entering the bye but finished the season with the AFC East title and a 9-7 record.

Curtis Martin ran for a season-high 77 yards on 20 carries, and Testaverde finished 11-of-17 for 130 yards and threw three touchdown passes in a game for the first time since tossing five in a 40-37 overtime victory over Miami on Oct. 23, 2000.

Ravens 26, Cardinals 18

TEMPE, Ariz. Arizona quarterback Jeff Blake faced the latest of his three former teams on Sunday. Chris McAlister, Jamal Lewis and Ed Reed made it a rude reunion.

McAlister intercepted Blake twice, returning the second one 83 yards for a touchdown to lead Baltimore (3-2).

Arizona is 1-5.

Lewis set a franchise record with his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game. The NFL's powerful leading rusher gained 131 yards in 21 carries.

Seahawks 30, 49ers 19

SEATTLE The Seattle Seahawks are off to their best start in 17 years, thanks to a rookie kicker who ignored the pressure and an opportunistic defense that created some pressure of its own.

Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 3:03 to play, lifting the Seahawks to a 20-19 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.

The 49ers were driving on the ensuing possession when Seattle's opportunistic defense, held in check much of the night, finally struck.

On the first play after the 2-minute warning, San Francisco's Garrison Hearst had the ball stripped out of his hands by linebacker Chad Brown on a 1-yard run at midfield and safety Ken Hamlin pounced on it.

The Seahawks (4-1) ran out the clock to win, their second straight homefield victory where they won by one point.

They're off to their best start since opening 4-1 in 1986.



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