EARLY NFL FINALS
September 23, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: Chicago 23, St. Louis 6
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Bears' defense held the St. Louis Rams without a touchdown and scored one of their own on Sunday en route to a 23-6 victory at Soldier Field.
Final Score: Buffalo 24, Cleveland 14
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for three touchdowns and the Buffalo Bills defeated the Cleveland Browns, 24-14, to earn their first road victory since Week 1 of last season.
Final Score: Dallas 16, Tampa Bay 10
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Dan Bailey made three field goals and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 16-10, in a defensive battle. Tony Romo completed 25-of-39 passes for 283 yards and an interception for the Cowboys (2-1), who bounced back from a 27-7 loss to Seattle last week.
Final Score: Jacksonville 22, Indianapolis 17
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Cecil Shorts hauled in the game-winning 80-yard touchdown pass from Blaine Gabbert with 45 seconds remaining and the Jacksonville Jaguars stunned the Indianapolis Colts, 22-17, at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Final Score: NY Jets 23, Miami 20 (OT)
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Nick Folk got a second chance and made it count, kicking a 33-yard field goal in overtime to lift the New York Jets to a 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.
Final Score: Minnesota 24, San Francisco 13
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Christian Ponder threw a pair of touchdown passes to Kyle Rudolph and also ran for a score on Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings outplayed the San Francisco 49ers en route to a 24-13 victory.
Final Score: Kansas City 27, New Orleans 24 (OT)
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Ryan Succop kicked the last of his six field goals with 6:27 remaining in overtime to lift the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-24 win over the New Orleans Saints. Jamaal Charles finished with 233 yards, including a franchise-record 91-yard touchdown run, on 33 carries for the Chiefs (1-2), who scored the game's final 21 points.
Final Score: Tennessee 44, Detroit 41 (OT)
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Rob Bironas kicked a field goal in overtime to give Tennessee the lead and the Titans stopped Detroit on fourth down for a 44-41 win over the Lions in a game that saw just about everything.
Final Score: Cincinnati 38, Washington 31
Landover, MD (Sports Network) - Andy Dalton passed for 328 yards and three touchdowns, A.J. Green hauled in nine balls for 183 yards and a score, and the Cincinnati Bengals barely held off the Washington Redskins, 38-31, at FedEx Field.