Adrian Peterson broke out today as the Vikings won for the first time this season over the upstart Lions 24-10. In Houston, the Texans could not move to 3-0 as the Dallas Cowboys go into the bye week on a high note after their 27-13 victory. And once again Michael Vick continues his transformation in Philadelphia as the Eagles handled the Jaguars 28-3. In a week that will focus on Donovan McNabb’s return to Philadelphia.
Titans 29 – Giants 10 – The Giants showed a lack of discipline on both sides of the ball. As for Vince Young – he relied heavily on his ground game (C. Johnson 32 carries, 125 yards) to pull him through.
Bengals 20 – Panthers 7 – Cedric Benson was the go-to-guy today scoring twice (run, reception) Carson Palmer needs to get it going.
Steelers 38 – Buccaneers 13 – No shame here for the Bucs who are going to have days like this.
Patriots 38 – Bills 30 – The Bills didn’t go up to Foxboro to lie down, they fought the Pats and discovered that they can move the ball in Chan Gailey’s system.
Ravens 24 – Browns 17 – Ok so much for the shutout. More shocking is the Ravens giving up 173 yards on the ground? Anquan Boldin scores three touchdowns and Joe Flacco didn’t turn the ball over.
Chiefs 31 – Niners 10 – Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones combined for 195 rushing yards (told ya). Imagine if this team hadn’t traded Tony Gonzalez? Mike Singletatary has to be ready to explode.
Cowboys 27 – Texans 13 – The Cowboys defense got their first three takeaways of the season and DeMarcus Ware got to Matt Schaub three times. Roy Williams scored twice for the Cowboys as they head into the bye week on a winning note. Tony Romo was 23-30 for 284 yards and two TDs.
Vikings 24 - Lions 10 – Adrian Peterson gained half of his days total on an 80-yard scamper. The defense shut down Jahvid Best and the Lions offense. Favre, who continues to struggle threw two more interceptions.
Falcons 27 – Saints 24 OT – The Falcons went punch for punch with the champs Michael Turner and Tony Gonzalez helped pace the Dirtys who are looking to wrestle the division from Brees and the Saints.
Rams 30 – Redskins 16 – Is it possible that the Redskins had Philly on their minds?
Eagles 28 – Jags 3 – The Michael Vick Experience: The Sequel continues.
Colts 27 – Broncos 13 – No matter who goes down at wideout for the Colts Peyton Manning always finds someone willing to step up – today it was Austin Collie. Kyle Orton threw for 476 yards but only one touchdown.
Cardinals 24 – Raiders 23 - When Sebastian Janikowski starts missing potential game-winning chip shots, you know it’s bad.
Seahawks 27 – Chargers 20 – These guys (Chargers) are in trouble.