Bills sack Miami quarterback seven times as Buffalo tops Dolphins 16-6

Sunday, September 17th 2006, 4:47 pm
By: News On 6

MIAMI (AP) - Even with an injury-depleted defence, Buffalo ruined Daunte Culpepper's first home game before his new fans with surprising ease.

The Bills sacked Miami's quarterback seven times - five in the first 15 snaps - plus blocked a punt and survived a woeful passing effort in beating the Dolphins 16-6 on Sunday, sending Miami to 0-2 for only the second time in the last 37 seasons.

Rex Grossman has big afternoon as Chicago hammers the Lions 34-7

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CHICAGO (AP) - Rex Grossman had his best game as a pro, and the Chicago Bears' defence silenced Detroit's Roy Williams and the Lions.

Grossman set career highs with 289 yards and four touchdown passes to lead the Bears to a 34-7 victory over Detroit on Sunday.

Manning throws three touchdown passes as Colts beat Texans 43-24

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts played a near-perfect game Sunday. The Houston Texans and David Carr looked like, well, their old selves.

Manning threw three touchdown passes, broke one of John Unitas' franchise records, and the Colts scored on six of their first seven possessions to again dominate Houston 43-24.

Ryan Longwell boots winning kick in OT as Minnesota beats the Panthers 16-13

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings wanted a seasoned, reliable kicker when they signed Ryan Longwell away from rival Green Bay this spring.

Who knew he could play quarterback, too?

Brees overcomes three early turnovers to lead Saints to 34-27 win over Pack

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The surprising New Orleans Saints are heading home unbeaten.

Drew Brees overcame three early turnovers by throwing for 353 yards, leading the Saints to a 34-27 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Ravens force six turnovers en route to a 28-6 win over inept Raiders

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BALTIMORE (AP) - No shutout this time, yet there was little else the Baltimore Ravens' defence didn't accomplish against the inept Oakland Raiders.

The Ravens forced six turnovers, got a safety from Adalius Thomas and kept the Raiders out of the end zone Sunday in a 28-6 victory.

Chad Johnson gets touchdown before Chicken Dancing as Bengals beat Browns 34-17

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Chad Johnson made a toe-tapping catch in the corner of the end zone, popped up and flapped his elbows in a "Chicken Dance" celebration. Then, he shuffled to the bench in pain.

It was that kind of a day for the Cincinnati Bengals, who beat the Cleveland Browns 34-17 on Sunday despite losing three starters to injury - a troubling turn for the defending AFC North champs.

Michael Vick and Warrick Dunn lead Falcons over Buccaneers 14-3

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ATLANTA (AP) - Led by Michael Vick and Warrick Dunn, the Atlanta Falcons took their running game to a whole new level.

And the defence fared just fine without John Abraham.

Peyton Manning passes John Unitas for Colts completions record

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning broke John Unitas' franchise record for completions during the first quarter of Sunday's game against Houston.

Manning set the mark with 8:17 left in the first quarter when he threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Addai. The third completion of the game gave Manning 2,797 career completions in 130 games. Unitas had 2,796 in 206 career games with the Colts.