UPDATED NFL FINALS
September 17, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: Buffalo 35, Kansas City 17
Orchard Park, NY (Sports Network) - C.J. Spiller found the end zone twice and Buffalo rebounded from a tough season-opener with a 35-17 defeat of Kansas City. Buffalo (1-1) was lit up for 48 points and 384 total yards by the Jets last week in a season-opening loss, but the defense was much better this Sunday as the unit totaled five sacks and two fumble recoveries before allowing a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns in the win.
Final Score: Carolina 35, New Orleans 27
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - The Carolina Panthers trio of Cam Newton, DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart ran through a plethora of gaping holes and handed the New Orleans Saints their first 0-2 start since 2007. Newton, Williams and Stewart helped the Panthers total 219 yards rushing in Carolina's 35-27 win over the Saints.
Final Score: Cincinnati 34, Cleveland 27
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Andy Dalton threw for 318 yards with three touchdowns, as the Cincinnati Bengals held off the Cleveland Browns, 34-27, at Paul Brown Stadium. A.J. Green caught seven passes for 58 yards and a score, while Brandon Tate and Andrew Hawkins each caught a touchdown pass for the Bengals (1-1), who rebounded from Monday's 44-13 pounding in Baltimore with their seventh win in the last eight meetings with the Browns.
Final Score: Indianapolis 23, Minnesota 20
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Adam Vinatieri booted a game-winning, 53- yard field goal with eight seconds left as the Indianapolis Colts edged the Minnesota Vikings, 23-20, on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. After allowing the game-tying touchdown with under a minute to play, the Colts got the ball back at their own 20 with 31 seconds remaining. On the first play of the drive, Andrew Luck connected with Donnie Avery for 20 yards up to the 40
Final Score: Houston 27, Jacksonville 7
Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) - Arian Foster rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown, while Ben Tate added a pair of scores on the ground, as the Houston Texans stymied the Jacksonville Jaguars offense in a 27-7 triumph on Sunday at EverBank Field. Foster, who became the all-time leader on the Texans' rushing yardage list in the process, carried the ball 28 times and added six catches for 37 yards, while Tate rushed for 74 yards on 12 carries and hauled in four passes for 23 yards.
Final Score: Miami 35, Oakland 13
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Reggie Bush ran for 172 yards with a pair of touchdowns, leading the Miami Dolphins to a 35-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium. Ryan Tannehill notched his first win as an NFL quarterback, throwing for 200 yards with his first touchdown. The first- round pick also ran for a score as he and the Dolphins (1-1) bounced back from a dismal opener last week in Houston and gave Joe Philbin his first win as an NFL head coach.
Final Score: Arizona 20, New England 18
Foxboro, MA (Sports Network) - Running back Ryan Williams and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals can breathe a sigh of relief. The Cardinals held on for a 20-18 win Sunday at Gillette Stadium after New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed a 42-yard field goal with one second remaining.
Final Score: NY Giants 41, Tampa Bay 34
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Andre Brown's 2-yard rushing touchdown with 31 seconds left capped a huge fourth quarter, as the New York Giants rallied past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 41-34. Eli Manning threw two of his three touchdown passes in the fourth period for the Giants (1-1), who bounced back from a season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 5.
Final Score: Philadelphia 24, Baltimore 23
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Michael Vick scored on a 1-yard run with just 1:55 remaining to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Trailing 23-17, Vick led the Eagles down the field with a 10-play, 80-yard march to take the lead, capped by the touchdown scamper. Vick took the snap and ran to his left before diving across the goal line.
Final Score: Seattle 27, Dallas 7
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Marshawn Lynch got stronger as the game went along and helped rookie quarterback Russell Wilson notch his first career victory. Lynch carried the ball 26 times for 122 yards, with 100 coming in the second half, and a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks routed the Dallas Cowboys, 27-7, on Sunday.
Final Score: St. Louis 31, Washington 28
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Sam Bradford had three touchdown passes on 26-of-35 attempts for 310 yards to lead the St. Louis Rams to a 31-28 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Danny Amendola totaled 15 catches for 160 yards and a score while Matthew Mulligan and Brandon Gibson each caught a touchdown pass for the Rams (1-1), who snapped an eight-game losing streak that went back to last season.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 27, NY Jets 10
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Ben Roethlisberger threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns and the Pittsburgh Steelers shut down the New York Jets in a 27-10 victory at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh, looking to bounce back after its season-opening loss to the Broncos, controlled the ball for 36 1/2 minutes, icing the game with a 14- play, 75-yard drive that took 10-plus minutes off the game clock.
Final Score: San Diego 38, Tennessee 10
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Phillip Rivers threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 38-10 triumph over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Rivers completed 24-of-32 passes and Dante Rosario caught three touchdowns for the Chargers, who move to 2-0 for the first time since 2006.
Final Score: San Francisco 27, Detroit 19
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Vernon Davis' 23-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter helped the San Francisco 49ers seal a 27-19 victory over the Detroit Lions at Candlestick Park on Sunday.