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Start Bill-ieving: Buffalo 3-0 after beating Pats

  • September 26, 2011, 11:51 AM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- No matter how big the deficit, no matter which opponent, Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bills are proving they're not the same old NFL pushovers.

One week it's rallying to beat Oakland, the next it's storming back to conquer an even bigger nemesis: AFC East rival New England.

Rian Lindell made a 28-yard field goal as time ran out to seal a 34-31 win over the Patriots on Sunday after the Bills erased a 21-0 second-quarter deficit. The win has Buffalo - a team which hasn't reached the playoffs in 11 seasons - off to a 3-0 start and sitting alone on top of the division.

It's early, sure, but maybe it's time to start Bill-ieving.

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Vick hurts hand as Eagles fall to Giants 29-16

  • September 26, 2011, 11:49 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Vick got a helping hand from an official after a hard shot knocked him to the ground and left him with a broken right hand.

He didn't get the call.

With Vick sidelined again, Eli Manning and the New York Giants wouldn't let the Philadelphia Eagles finish off their comeback.

Manning threw four touchdown passes, including two to Victor Cruz , and the Giants beat the Eagles 29-16 Sunday.

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Lions stun Vikings for first 3-0 start since 1980

  • September 26, 2011, 11:46 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- That 20-0 halftime deficit under the Metrodome might've stifled many of their predecessors, but these Detroit Lions weren't deterred. Each week, it seems, they're stopping some kind of long losing trend.

That 20-point halftime lead held by the Vikings? It still wasn't big enough for a team making a troubling habit of second-half stumbles.

Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the second half to Calvin Johnson to rally Detroit, and Jason Hanson 's fourth field goal of the game gave the Lions a 26-23 overtime victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

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Paul Ulane

Sneak Peek: October Issue

The October issue of Sports Illustrated Kids should be hitting mailboxes any day now... but, why wait to see the new cover?! We're giving you guys an early look at the new issue right here on!

Scroll to the bottom of this article (or click the "More" tab if you're on the News & Blogs page) for a close-up of this month's cover athlete. (This month is for a special cause, so enjoy!) After you've checked it out, be sure to hit up the comments section and let us know what you think!

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Paul Ulane

NFL Power Rankings: Week 3

There is no crazier month in the NFL season than September, when up is down, down is up and the Bills are undefeated. Are the Lions for real? How bad are the Colts? Are the Ravens AMAZING or TERRIBLE? Inconsistent performances early in the season often result in huge leaps up and down the power rankings, and this year is no different. Keep reading to see where your team landed after the first two crazy weeks of the season.

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Gary Gramling

What's So Great About 602 Saves?

Let's get one thing straight right off the bat: Mariano Rivera is great. Amazing. Wonderful. A sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer. If time-traveling martians came to Earth and challenged the human race to a baseball game with world domination on the line, and we could choose any human being in the history of the universe to be the closer for the human team, it would undoubtedly be Mariano Rivera.

What I'm saying is Rivera is incredible. Get it? Got it? Good.

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Sachin Shenolikar

10 Questions With...Maya Moore

  • 10 Questions
  • Sachin Shenolikar
  • September 20, 2011, 11:14 AM

Maya Moore knows a thing or two about winning. At the University of Connecticut she led the Huskies women's basketball team a 150–4 record and two national championships from 2007–10. She didn't stop there. In her first year in the WNBA, Moore helped the Minnesota Lynx to a WNBA-best 27–7 record, earning the 2011 Rookie of the Year award.

This October, Moore will be extending her winning ways off the court by dishing an assist to the NBA Hoop Troop, a program that seeks to get kids involved in basketball. The Hoop Troop is holding a contest in which one grand-prize winner between the ages of six and 14 will get to take part in a basketball-themed shopping spree with Moore in her hometown of Atlanta. (For more information, visit Moore clearly has her act together, but can she handle's 10 questions? Read on to find out!

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