New York rolls over Moss, Minnesota

Posted: Monday, October 27, 2003

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Vikings are no longer perfect.

Kerry Collins passed for 375 yards and two touchdowns Sunday to lead the New York Giants to a 29-17 victory over the Vikings, the NFC's last unbeaten team.

Tiki Barber had a touchdown and 122 total yards for New York (3-4), which ended a three-game losing streak and has never dropped four in a row in coach Jim Fassel's seven seasons. The Giants were 3-4 last year before winning seven of their final nine to earn a wild-card spot.

Randy Moss had 125 yards receiving for Minnesota (6-1), but Daunte Culpepper threw his first two interceptions of the year and the first one was costly.

Barber's 2-yard TD run gave New York a 22-17 lead with 5:29 remaining, and Culpepper was picked off by Frank Walker on the next play from scrimmage. Walker returned it 18 yards to the Vikings 17, and Ike Hilliard got his second touchdown reception three plays later to put the game out of reach.

Buccaneers 16, Cowboys 0

TAMPA, Fla. Keyshawn Johnson caught a 7-yard touchdown pass and Martin Gramatica kicked field goals of 24, 26 and 50 yards to help restore some of the Super Bowl champions' swagger.

The Bucs (4-3) stopped the Cowboys' longest winning streak since 1994 at five games by forcing three turnovers, sacking Quincy Carter four times and holding Dallas (5-2) to just 178 yards.

Panthers 23, Saints 20, OT

NEW ORLEANS Stephen Davis' 33-yard run in overtime set up John Kasay's 31-yard field goal as Carolina shook off its only loss of the season with a comeback victory.

The Panthers (6-1) rallied in the closing minutes when Davis scored on a 1-yard dive that put Carolina up 20-17 with 3:45 left. But the Saints (3-5) come back to force overtime when John Carney made a 42-yard field goal with 36 seconds to go.

Bengals 27, Seahawks 24

CINCINNATI Jon Kitna threw a 53-yard pass to Chad Johnson for the go-ahead touchdown as the Bengals (3-4) won back-to-back games for the first time in two years.

Bengals running back Corey Dillon got into a traffic accident on his way to the stadium and was inactive for the game, even though he wasn't injured. Instead, third-year back Rudi Johnson ran for 101 yards and a touchdown.

Titans 30, Jaguars 17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Steve McNair threw for 187 yards and Eddie George scored two touchdowns to lift the Titans to their eighth win in the last 10 games against Jacksonville.

The Titans (6-2) reached the 30-point mark for the fifth straight game, matching a franchise mark set in 1961.

Byron Leftwich finished 15-for-28 for 158 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions for Jacksonville.

Rams 33, Steelers 21

PITTSBURGH Marc Bulger passed for 375 yards and a touchdown in his Pittsburgh homecoming, and third-string running back Arlen Harris ran for three touchdowns in his first NFL start as the Rams (5-2) won their fourth in a row.

Ravens 26, Broncos 6

BALTIMORE Ray Lewis rambled 37 yards with a key interception in the fourth quarter, and Jamal Lewis topped 100 yards rushing for a sixth straight game. Matt Stover kicked four field goals for Baltimore (4-3), which maintained its hold on first place in the AFC North.

Patriots 9, Browns 3

FOXBORO, Mass. Adam Vinatieri kicked three field goals as the Patriots won their fourth straight game.

Bears 24, Lions 16

CHICAGO Charles Tillman set up one score with an interception, Justin Gage had a TD catch and an assist in another score, and Brock Forsey ran for a touchdown to guide the Bears (2-5). Detroit (1-6) has lost 20 straight on the road.

Eagles 24, Jets 17

PHILADELPHIA Donovan McNabb completed 17 of 23 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown, and Correll Buckhalter ran for 100 yards and two TDs.

Cardinals 16, 49ers 13, OT

TEMPE, Ariz. Tim Duncan, kicking in place of injured Bill Gramatica, made a 39-yard field goal with 10:01 left in overtime to give the Cardinals their first win over the 49ers in 10 years.

Colts 30, Texans 21

INDIANAPOLIS Peyton Manning completed 22 of 30 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns to help the Colts win following their bye for the third time in four years.

Houston (2-5) lost its third straight and dropped to 0-3 all-time against the Colts (6-1).

Chiefs 38, Bills 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs are the last unbeaten team in the NFL this season.

Dante Hall's 67-yard catch-and-run got them rolling and Priest Holmes scored three touchdowns as the Chiefs (8-0) routed Buffalo 38-5 Sunday night.

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