Ravens fly past 'Hawks

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2003

The stingy Baltimore Ravens allowed 41 points to Seattle and won.

Down by 17 points in the fourth quarter, the Ravens stormed back behind Anthony Wright and a surprisingly struggling defense. Matt Stover kicked a 42-yard field goal with 6:32 left in overtime, capping the amazing comeback Sunday that carried the Ravens past the Seattle Seahawks 44-41.

Wright, the third-string quarterback just three weeks ago, brought Baltimore (6-5) back with the finest performance of his career. He went 20-for-37 for 319 yards and four touchdowns all to Marcus Robinson.

Matt Hasselbeck threw a career-high five touchdown passes for the Seahawks, going 23-for-41 for 333 yards. Darrell Jackson had seven receptions for 146 yards and two scores, and Bobby Engram also had two touchdown catches.

But the Seahawks (7-4) fell to 1-4 on the road.

Patriots 23, Texans 20, OT

HOUSTON Tom Brady's 4-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Graham forced overtime, where Adam Vinatieri had his 37-yard field goal attempt blocked. But Vinatieri kicked a 28-yard game-winner with 41 seconds left that extended New England's winning streak to eight games.

The Patriots (9-2) were ready to end overtime quickly when Mike Vrabel picked off Tony Banks' pass on the first play. But Ramon Walker gave the Texans a stay with the first field goal block in franchise history.

Brady was 29-of-47 for 368 yards and two touchdowns, but his two interceptions and a lost fumble plus a 38-yard miss off the right upright by Vinatieri kept the Texans (4-7) in the game without quarterback David Carr (sprained right shoulder).

The Patriots outgained the Texans 472-169.

Cowboys 24, Panthers 20

IRVING, Texas Quincy Carter threw two touchdown passes to revive Dallas' sputtering offense in a battle for the best record in the NFC.

Dallas (8-3) remained tied with Philadelphia atop the NFC East, and there's a three-way tie with the Panthers for the conference's best record.

Colts 17, Bills 14

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. Edgerrin James carried Indianapolis' banged-up offense to a comeback victory. James scored twice, including the winner on a fourth-down plunge from inside the 1 with 1:38 remaining.

The Colts (9-2) won with leading receiver Marvin Harrison seeing limited action because of a hamstring injury.

Packers 20, 49ers 10

GREEN BAY, Wis. Ahman Green ran through San Francisco's stingy defense for 154 yards on 27 carries. Green set franchise records with his fourth straight 100-yard game and his eighth of the season. He also surpassed John Brockington as the second-leading rusher in team history, trailing only Jim Taylor.

Vikings 24, Lions 14

MINNEAPOLIS Corey Chavous and Brian Williams each returned interceptions for touchdowns late in the game and the Vikings sent the Lions (3-8) to their 22nd straight road loss.

Eagles 33, Saints 20

PHILADELPHIA Donovan McNabb completed 16 of 25 passes for 259 yards and one touchdown, leading the Eagles (8-3) to their sixth straight victory. David Akers added four field goals.

Deuce McAllister had 184 yards rushing, including TD runs of 76 and 22 yards, and Aaron Brooks threw for 287 yards for the Saints (5-6), who had won four of five. McAllister has rushed for more than 100 yards in eight straight games and a league-best 16 times since the start of last season.

Steelers 13, Browns 6

CLEVELAND Pittsburgh capitalized on five Cleveland turnovers, Jerome Bettis ran for a season-high 93 yards and the Steelers (4-7) did not look like a tired team. Steelers coach Bill Cowher complained about playing a road game six days after a Monday night loss in San Francisco.

Jets 13, Jaguars 10

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Chad Pennington threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss with 26 seconds remaining, capping a 94-yard drive.

Rams 30, Cardinals 27, OT

TEMPE, Ariz. Jeff Wilkins kicked a 49-yard field goal with 10:22 left in overtime to give the Rams (8-3) sole possession of first place in the NFC West. It was Wilkins' second winning kick in a row; his 31-yarder last week beat the Bears.

Chiefs 27, Raiders 24

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Trent Green hit Marc Boerigter for 16 yards on fourth-and-14, then Morten Andersen booted a 35-yard field goal with four seconds left. The Chiefs (10-1), who took their first loss last week at Cincinnati, maintained their one-game lead for home-field advantage in the AFC and swept the Raiders (3-8) for the first time since 1998.

Titans 38, Falcons 31

ATLANTA Billy Volek took over for Steve McNair and threw his second career touchdown pass, rallying the Titans from a 21-point deficit. McNair, the leading passer in the NFL, left in the second quarter when he hurt his right calf.

Bears 19, Broncos 10

DENVER Kordell Stewart scored on a 1-yard run after replacing Chris Chandler, and Paul Edinger kicked four field goals.

Chicago (4-7) had 217 total yards coming off consecutive two-point losses, but benefited from good field position and two pass interference penalties against Denver's Lenny Walls.

Bengals 34, Chargers 27

SAN DIEGO Jon Kitna matched his career high with four touchdown passes, three to Chad Johnson, and Corey Dillon ran for 108 yards on 18 carries to help the Bengals win for the fifth time in six games. It was Johnson who guaranteed Cincinnati's win over previously undefeated Kansas City a week earlier, a victory that proved the Bengals (6-5) were for real.

Dolphins 24, Redskins 23

MIAMI Sidelined since Oct. 19 with a sprained left knee, Jay Fiedler came off the bench late in the third quarter and helped Miami rally from a 13-point deficit. Fiedler led scoring drives of 71 and 69 yards, both ending with touchdowns by Ricky Williams, who ran for 107 yards.

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