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Saints Pull Out Wild Win with Last-Second Field Goal 8

Posted: September 21, 2010 12:13 AM ; Updated: September 21, 2010 9:19 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Drew Brees is getting plenty of extra chances thanks to his opportunistic defense.

Last season, the New Orleans Saints won their games with a high-flying offense. So far this year they're doing it on the other side of the ball. While Brees and Co. are finding their way early, the defense seems to be in midseason form.

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Colts Dominate Battle of the Mannings 5

Posted: September 19, 2010 11:20 PM ; Updated: September 20, 2010 11:40 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peyton Manning showed some compassion for his little brother. It didn't help - the Indianapolis Colts pummeled Eli anyway.

Big brother Peyton dispensed with his usual encouragement for his defense to get after the opposing quarterback. No matter: Peyton proved he still rules America's first family of quarterbacks and the Colts dominated Eli's New York Giants 38-14 Sunday night.

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Texans Top Redskins in Overtime 2

Posted: September 19, 2010 7:25 PM ; Updated: September 20, 2010 11:36 AM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Their quarterback threw for 497 yards. They overcame a 17-point third-quarter deficit. They've beaten Peyton Manning and Donovan McNabb back-to-back. They even won an overtime game for the first time.

Needless to say, these are not your older brother's Houston Texans .

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Sanchez Leads Jets Past Patriots 6

Posted: September 19, 2010 7:17 PM ; Updated: September 20, 2010 11:20 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Call the second game of the New York Jets ' reality season "Hard to Believe."

Because just when it looked as though a bad week on and off the field would taint the Jets' season, along came Tom Brady and the New England Patriots .

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Vick Shines in First Start Since 2006 2

Posted: September 19, 2010 4:24 PM ; Updated: September 20, 2010 11:31 AM

DETROIT (AP) -- On the bus ride to his first start at quarterback since 2006, Michael Vick thought of everything that has happened the last several years.

Then he went out and took full advantage of the opportunity. Vick looked like the Pro Bowler he used to be by effortlessly flicking the football down the field and avoiding sacks with slick steps.

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Bears Keep Sloppy Cowboys Winless 5

Posted: September 19, 2010 4:22 PM ; Updated: September 20, 2010 11:29 AM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo walked toward the locker room thinking about all the mistakes the Dallas Cowboys made and all the crucial plays they hadn't, the 0-2 hole they're in and the lack of an easy way out.

With nothing else he could do about it Sunday afternoon, Romo smacked his hand against a wall in frustration.

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Favre A Mess as Vikes Fall to Dolphins 4

Posted: September 19, 2010 4:14 PM ; Updated: September 20, 2010 11:40 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Brett Favre made the decision, finally, to return for a 20th NFL season, he made it clear from the start that duplicating last year's magic with the Minnesota Vikings wasn't going to be easy.

Then again, he didn't think it was going to be THIS hard.

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