Raiders 34, Jets 24

By Barry Wilner

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Sept. 26 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) makes a 81-yard touchdown reception in front of Indianapolis Colts defensive back David Caldwell (30) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.

Michael Conroy, Associated Press

Raiders 34, Jets 24

At Oakland, Calif., Darren McFadden ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns and the Raiders bullied the Jets in their home opener.

Denarius Moore scored on a 23-yard reverse and Michael Bush added a 1-yard TD run 42 seconds later as the Raiders (2-1) took control in a dizzying span beginning late in the third quarter to hand the Jets (2-1) their first loss.

Ravens 37, Rams 7

At St. Louis, rookie Torrey Smith's first three career catches went for touchdowns totaling 133 yards in the first quarter, sparking a franchise-record day for Baltimore's offense.

The Ravens (2-1) also were all over Bradford and dropped the Rams to 0-3.

"We did what we didn't want to do, which is fall behind. It's like we weren't even playing in the first half," Bradford said.

Buccaneers 16, Falcons 13

At Tampa, Fla., Josh Freeman scored the first rushing TD of his career and Tampa Bay's defense forced three turnovers. The Bucs (2-1) ended a five-game losing streak in the series between NFC South rivals. Four of those losses were by six or fewer points.

Tampa Bay's defense forced two first-half fumbles with sacks, and the Falcons (1-2) were stopped on downs inside the Bucs 10 early in the fourth quarter.

Packers 27, Bears 17

At Chicago, Aaron Rodgers threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns to Jermichael Finley. The stakes weren't as high as the previous meeting, when the Packers left Soldier Field celebrating the NFC title on the way to the championship.

Even so, they gave the Bears (1-2) more headaches as Rodgers completed 28 of 38 passes. He threw his first interception of the season, when Brian Urlacher picked him off with the Packers (3-0) leading 27-17 in the fourth quarter.

Bills 34, Patriots 31

At Orchard Park, N.Y., Rian Lindell's 28-yard field goal as time expired allowed Buffalo to snap a 15-game slide against New England and lift its record to 3-0, tops in the AFC East.

Buffalo overcame a 21-0 second-quarter deficit, the second straight week the Bills rallied to win. Ryan Fitzpatrick went 27 of 40 for 369 yards with two TDs as Buffalo beat its division rival for the first time since the 2003 opener.

Tom Brady was 30 of 45 for 386 yards and four scores for New England (2-1). Despite setting a league record for most yards passing over a three-game stretch, Brady matched a career high with four interceptions. Among them was Drayton Florence's 27-yarder for a TD.

Saints 40, Texans 33

At New Orleans, Drew Brees passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns, and twice led New Orleans back from fourth-quarter deficits after being picked off twice.

Mark Ingram's first career touchdown on a 13-yard run gave the Saints (2-1) the lead for good with under 3 minutes left.

Matt Schaub passed for 373 yards and three TDs of his own, but Houston (2-1) was doomed by four drives inside the 20 that resulted in only field goals.

Lions 26, Vikings 23, OT

At Minneapolis, Matthew Stafford threw for 378 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Lions from a 20-0 halftime deficit, and Jason Hanson kicked a 32-yard field goal in overtime.

Calvin Johnson had seven catches for 108 yards and two TDs for the Lions, 3-0 for the first time since 1980. They won in the Metrodome for the first time since 1997, snapping a 13-game skid.

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