COMPLETE SUNDAY NFL FINALS
September 10, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Final Score: Chicago 41, Indianapolis 21
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Andrew Luck era got off to an underwhelming start on Sunday. Luck, the top pick in April's draft, had an inconsistent debut for the Indianapolis Colts while Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears overcame a sluggish start and cruised to a 41-21 victory at Soldier Field.
Final Score: Philadelphia 17, Cleveland 16
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Michael Vick threw four interceptions, but his touchdown pass to Clay Harbor with 1:18 remaining gave the Philadelphia Eagles a 17-16 victory over the Cleveland Browns in a Week 1 nail-biter.
Final Score: Detroit 27, St. Louis 23
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Matthew Stafford struggled for much of the game, but he shined when it counted as his 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds to play led the Detroit Lions to a 27-23 win over the St. Louis Rams in the opener at Ford Field.
Final Score: Houston 30, Miami 10
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Arian Foster ran for a pair of touchdowns during a 24-point barrage late in the first half, as the Houston Texans opened the season with a 30-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium.
Final Score: Atlanta 40, Kansas City 24
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score to lead the Atlanta Falcons to a 40-24 thumping of the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Final Score: Minnesota 26, Jacksonville 23 (OT)
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Blair Walsh booted a 38-yard field goal in overtime as the Minnesota Vikings edged the Jacksonville Jaguars, 26-23, in the season opener for both teams at Mall of America Field.
Final Score: Washington 40, New Orleans 32
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Robert Griffin III had the best seat in the house as Pierre Garcon scampered 88 yards for Griffin's first NFL touchdown. Making his NFL debut, Griffin threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns on 19- of-26 efficiency as the Washington Redskins held off the New Orleans Saints, 40-32, on Sunday.
Final Score: NY Jets 48, Buffalo 28
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Mark Sanchez threw three touchdown passes and the New York defense forced four turnovers, as the Jets quickly put a dismal preseason behind them and rolled to a 48-28 victory over the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium.
Final Score: New England 34, Tennessee 13
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes, Stevan Ridley rushed for a career-high 125 yards with one score and the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots opened their season with a 34-13 win over the Tennessee Titans at LP Field.
Final Score: Arizona 20, Seattle 16
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Kevin Kolb threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to Andre Roberts late in the fourth quarter as the Arizona Cardinals rallied for a 20-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the season opener for both teams at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Final Score: San Francisco 30, Green Bay 22
Green Bay, WI (Sports Network) - David Akers made three field goals, including an NFL record-tying 63-yarder, as the San Francisco 49ers made a strong case as the early team to beat in the NFC with a 30-22 win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 16, Carolina 10
Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Connor Barth made three field goals and Josh Freeman threw a touchdown pass in the first quarter, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened the Greg Schiano era with a 16-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Freeman completed 16-of-24 passes for 138 yards for the Buccaneers (1-0), who went 4-12 last year.
Final Score: Denver 31, Pittsburgh 19
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Peyton Manning threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns in his first game in almost two years to lead the Denver Broncos to a 31-19 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manning, who missed all of the 2011 season after undergoing neck surgery, completed 19-of-26 passes for the Broncos (1-0).