NFL roundup: Miami surprises, wins first game

Published: Sunday, Nov. 6 2011 10:26 p.m. MST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Miami Dolphins are no longer winless. Matt Moore threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns, Reggie Bush had 92 yards rushing and another score and the Dolphins walloped the Kansas City Chiefs 31-3 on Sunday.

Moore, who took over after Chad Henne had season-ending shoulder surgery, became the first Dolphins quarterback since Chad Pennington in 2008 to throw three TD passes. Two of them went to tight end Anthony Fasano and another to Brandon Marshall, who finished with eight catches for 106 yards.

The win by the Dolphins (1-7) leaves the Indianapolis Colts (0-9) as the NFL's only winless team.

FALCONS 31, COLTS 7: At Indianapolis, Julio Jones caught touchdown passes of 50 and 80 yards to keep Indianapolis winless. The Falcons (5-3) won their third straight and earned their first road victory in a series that dates to 1966. Jones caught three passes from Matt Ryan for 131 yards and two touchdowns in his return from a hamstring injury.

PACKERS 45, CHARGERS 38: At San Diego, Aaron Rodgers threw touchdown passes to four receivers, Green Bay returned two Philip Rivers interceptions for scores and the Packers withstood a wild finish to remain the NFL's only undefeated team. The Packers improved to 8-0 behind Rodgers, who completed 21 of 26 passes for 247 yards. The Packers led by 21 points early in the fourth before Rivers threw two TD passes to Vincent Jackson in the span of 1:07 midway through the quarter.

GIANTS 24, PATRIOTS 20: At Foxborough, Mass., Eli Manning hit Jake Ballard for a 1-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds left, repeating a Giants' comeback victory similar to the 2008 Super Bowl between the teams. This time, it looked like the Patriots would win with a comeback of their own when Tom Brady threw a 14-yard scoring pass to Rob Gronkowski, making it 20-17 with 1:36 to go.

49ERS 19, REDSKINS 11: At Landover, Md., Frank Gore ran for 107 yards, and the NFL's stingiest scoring defense forced three turnovers as San Francisco ran its winning streak to six games. The 49ers improved to 7-1 and have their longest winning streak since 1997. Alex Smith completed 17 of 24 passes for 200 yards. He hit rookie fullback Bruce Miller late in the first half for the seventh-round draft pick's first career touchdown.

BENGALS 24, TITANS 17: At Nashville, Andy Dalton threw for three touchdowns and 217 yards, and Cincinnati rallied from a 10-point deficit for their fifth straight victory. The Bengals (6-2) last won five in a row in 1988 when they won the AFC championship and went to their second Super Bowl. The rookie quarterback led the Bengals to 17 unanswered points as he tossed TD passes to three different receivers.

CARDINALS 19, RAMS 13 (OT): At Glendale, Ariz., rookie Patrick Peterson returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown in overtime to lift Arizona. Peterson, whose pass interference penalty moments earlier seemed to set up the Rams (1-7) for a game-winning field goal, fielded the ball at the 1.

BRONCOS 38, RAIDERS 24: At Oakland, Calif., Eddie Royal returned a punt 85 yards for the tiebreaking score, Willis McGahee ran for 163 yards and Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes. McGahee had a 60-yard touchdown run that tied the game on the first play after Carson Palmer threw his second of three interceptions for the Raiders (4-4). McGahee then added a 24-yarder to ice it.

SAINTS 27, BUCCANEERS 16: At New Orleans, Drew Brees passed for 258 yards and two touchdowns, and New Orleans running backs combined for 195 yards rushing. Brees' scoring passes went for 3 yards to Lance Moore and 21 yards to Darren Sproles. Pierre Thomas added a tackle-breaking 9-yard score for the Saints (6-3), who saw their running game bounce back after gaining only 56 yards in a humbling loss at St. Louis a week earlier.

COWBOYS 23, SEAHAWKS 13: At Arlington, Texas, Tony Romo shook off an inefficient first half to throw for a pair of touchdowns. Romo had no trouble moving the ball from the start, but the Cowboys (4-4) settled for field goals on consecutive drives that stalled at the 2-yard line and inside the 1.

TEXANS 30, BROWNS 12: At Houston, Arian Foster rushed for 124 yards, Ben Tate ran for 115 as Houston set a franchise record with 261 yards on the ground. The Texans (6-3), playing without injured receiver Andre Johnson for the fifth straight game, had a pair of 100-yard rushers for the second time in three weeks and moved three games over .500 for the first time.

RAVENS 23, STEELERS 20: At Pittsburgh, Joe Flacco hit Torrey Smith for a 26-yard touchdown pass with eight seconds to go to give the Ravens the win. Five plays after letting a sure touchdown toss tip off his hands, Smith capped Baltimore's game-winning 92-yard drive by beating William Gay down the right sideline as the Ravens (6-2) snapped Pittsburgh's four-game winning streak. Flacco finished with 298 yards passing and Baltimore swept the season series from the rival Steelers (6-3) for the first time since 2006.

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