ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The only drama at the end of this one was whether rookie DeMarco Murray would set the Dallas Cowboys ' franchise rushing record, a remarkable feat considering it's gone from Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett to NFL rushing king Emmitt Smith.
Murray indeed pulled it off, running through a shoddy St. Louis Rams defense for 253 yards, including an early 91-yard touchdown that got the Cowboys started toward a 34-7 victory on Sunday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Kyle Boller dropped back on Oakland's first series and threw a pass to the left sideline that Kendrick Lewis intercepted and returned for a touchdown. Carson Palmer did the same to the right side to Brandon Flowers in the fourth quarter.
After all the talk this week about who would start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders , it didn't much matter. Boller and Palmer were equally bad.
Boller and Palmer each threw three interceptions and the Kansas City Chiefs took advantage of the rusty quarterback play to win their third straight game, beating Oakland 28-0 Sunday in their most lopsided road win ever against the Raiders.
MIAMI (AP) -- Fans chanted Tim Tebow 's name in derision. They hooted as he missed open receivers, got buried under blitzes and kept falling short on third down.
Then he led an improbable comeback that became the latest chapter in the legend of Tebow.
In his first start this year, Tebow rallied the Denver Broncos with two touchdown passes in the final 2:44 of the fourth quarter to force overtime, and Matt Prater 's 52-yard field goal gave them an 18-15 win Sunday over the stunned Miami Dolphins .
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Sometimes, it seems Tony La Russa wishes he could put a dozen more players in his dugout. Just imagine how many moves he could make then.
The St. Louis manager employed most of his roster Wednesday night, mixing and matching his way through Game 1 of the World Series and guiding the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers .
-- Chris Burke, SI.com
With Jason Campbell on the shelf for several weeks with a collarbone injury, the 4-2 Oakland Raiders pried a disgruntled Carson Palmer out of Cincinnati Tuesday, giving the Bengals a 2012 first-round draft pick and a conditional 2013 pick for the 31-year-old Palmer.
The 2013 selection could climb as high as the first round, as well, and will be based on how well Palmer performs in Oakland.
Palmer demanded a trade this offseason, threatening to retire if Cincinnati didn’t comply. When the Bengals refused to deal him, Palmer simply stayed away — he never formally retired but also did not join Cincinnati for the preseason or any portion of the regular season.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Left behind in the postseason race, the St. Louis Cardinals decided that they'd focus on small goals in September. Now, the ultimate one is within reach.
The Cardinals' wild ride is headed to the World Series.
"It's kind of surreal that we're here," said third baseman David Freese , who took MVP honors in the series. "But this team deserves what we've been rewarded."
Freese hit a three-run homer in the first inning and manager Tony La Russa again turned to his brilliant bullpen for seven sturdy innings as St. Louis captured its 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday night.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady was having his worst game of the season. Then he did what he does best.
Trailing by three points with 2:31 left, the NFL's reigning MVP marched the New England Patriots down the field for an 8-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Hernandez with 22 seconds remaining that capped a 20-16 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.