The Dallas Cowboys went into Seattle and won a hard fought game, 30-23 as their defense limited the Seahawks to just nine first downs and 206 yards in offense. Quarterback Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes and running back DeMarco Murray ran for 115 yards and scored a touchdown to lead the way as the Cowboys amassed 401 yards in offense.
It was Dallas' fifth straight win and ties them for the best record in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, who also won their fifth straight game, a 31-28 road win at Oakland.
Chargers QB Philip Rivers threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns and running back Branden Oliver rushed for 101 yards and scored the winning touchdown on a one-yard plunge with just under two minutes remaining. Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr had four TD passes in defeat and was intercepted at the Chargers five-yard line by rookie cornerback Jason Verrett to seal the game.
|Ravens QB Joe Flacco had a huge game in rout of Tampa Bay.|
The Baltimore Ravens trounced the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 48-17 as Joe Flacco, the Heftyinfo NFL Player of the Week, threw five TD passes in the first half. Baltimore raced out to a 28-0 lead after one quarter and had a 38-0 halftime lead before coasting to the easy win the rest of the way.
Detroit beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-3 as the Lions defense recorded eight QB sacks and intercepted Vikes' QB Teddy Bridgewater three times.
The Green Bay Packers rode the arm of QB Aaron Rodgers to victory once again as they beat the host Miami Dolphins, 27-24 on a four-yard TD pass from Rodgers to tight end Andrew Quarless with three seconds left in the game.
The Cleveland Browns served notice they are for real as they drilled the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-10 as running backs Ben Tate (78 yards and two TD) and Isaiah Crowell (77 yards) each scored and QB Brian Hoyer threw for a TD to pace the win.
There was a tie game for the second consecutive season as the Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals finished in a 37-37 deadlock as Cincy kicker Mike Nugent missed a potential game winning 36-yard field goal wide right as time expired in the OT session.
Bengals RB Gio Bernard (137 yards rushing) went for a 89-yard scoring run and QB Andy Dalton had two TD passes while Panthers QB Cam Newton also had two TD passes to go with a 12-yard scoring run in the game.
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler passed for 381 yards and one touchdown and RB Matt Forte scored two touchdowns and had 80 yards on the ground and also 77 yards receiving in a 27-13 win on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. The Bears defense sacked Falcons QB Matt Ryan four times and picked off a pass as well.
Denver held off the New York Jets, 31-17 as QB Peyton Manning threw for three scores and CB Aqib Talib clinched the win with a 22-yard interception return for touchdown. The Broncos defense had four sacks and limited the Jets to just 204 total yards in offense, including a meager 31 yards rushing.
Tennessee survived a scare at home against winless Jacksonville, 16-14 as Titans kicker Ryan Succop made three field goals and RB Jackie Battle scored on a one-yard run to provide the difference. Jaguars QB Blake Bortles had 336 passing yards and a TD pass and one interception in the loss.
The Arizona Cardinals improved to 4-1 and first place in the rugged NFC West with a 30-20 home win against the Washington Redskins behind a pair of TD passes from QB Carson Palmer, who was starting for the first time since the season opener, and a 28-yard pick six INT by safety Rashad Johnson.
On the Sunday Night Football game, it was no contest as the host Philadelphia Eagles shut out the New York Giants, 27-0 behind a pair of TD passes from QB Nick Foles and stellar defense that limited New York to 253 yards in total offense and sacked Giants QB Eli Manning eight times. The Giants lost WR Victor Cruz to a season ending knee injury as well. Eagles RB LeSean McCoy had 149 yards rushing in the win.
The Monday Night Football game was a tail of two halves as the host St. Louis Rams raced out to a 14-0 first quarter lead before the San Francisco 49ers stormed back to win the game, 31-17.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns and Dontae Johnson brought back an interception 20 yards for the clinching score late in the game. Rams QB Austin Davis had a TD pass and the pick thrown in the loss. The win was the third in a row for the 49ers (4-2) while the Rams slipped to 1-4 for the season.