Ravens 21 at Patriots 27
Tom Brady and Randy Moss hooked up for their first touchdown pass of the season and the Baltimore Ravens failed on fourth-down plays on their last two series as the New England Patriots held on for a 27-21 win Sunday.
Moss’ touchdown made it 24-14 late in the third quarter, but Joe Flacco’s 13-yard pass to Willis McGahee cut that to 24-21. Stephen Gostkowski’s 33-yard field goal gave the Patriots (3-1) a six-point lead midway through the fourth quarter.
On the next possession, with a fourth-and-one at the Ravens 45-yard line, McGahee was stopped for no gain.
The Ravens (3-1) got the ball back after a punt and moved to a fourth-and-four at the 14. Flacco then threw to Mark Clayton, who dropped the ball with 28 seconds remaining.
“That was quite a finish,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “Stop them on fourth down twice in the fourth quarter, that’s when you’ve got to be there. Luckily, we were.”
Ravens left tackle Jared Gaither was taken off the field on a stretcher midway through the second quarter when he blocked right defensive end Jarvis Green, who pushed him into Flacco.
Gaither stayed on the ground for about 10 minutes before being lifted onto a cart.
He had movement in both arms and legs and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for tests on his neck and shoulder.
“We knew it wasn’t serious,” Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said. “We’ll see how long he’ll be out.”
Chargers 28 at Steelers 38
Ben Roethlisberger threw touchdown passes on his first two drives, Rashard Mendenhall surpassed his previous career total with 165 yards rushing and two scores and the Steelers opened a 28-point lead, then held on. to beat San Diego
Bengals 23 at Browns 20 (OT)
Shayne Graham’s 31-yard field goal on the last play of overtime won it for Cincinnati over the Browns.
Titans 17 at Jaguars 37
David Garrard threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns, two to Mike Sims-Walker as the Jaguars dismantled Tennessee.
Seahawks 17 at Colts 34
Peyton Manning led the Colts to touchdowns on four of their first five drives, tied milestones established by Fran Tarkenton and Dan Marino and extended Indianapolis’ regular-season victory streak to 13 with a win over Seattle.
Giants 27 at Chiefs 16
Eli Manning threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns before leaving in the fourth quarter with a bruised right heel in New York’s win over the Chiefs.
Lions 24 at Bears 48
Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Bears pulled away in the second half a week after Detroit snapped its 19-game losing streak.
Buccaneers 13 at Redskins 16
Jason Campbell made up for a pair of first-half interceptions with two second-half touchdowns as the Redskins scored on three straight possessions for the first time this season in their win over Tampa Bay.
Raiders 6 at Texans 29
Steve Slaton scored two touchdowns, Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff for a score and the Texans (2-2) finally found their running game in a win over Oakland.
Jets 10 at Saints 24
Darren Sharper returned one of his two interceptions of rookie Mark Sanchez 99 yards for a score, and Will Smith forced a fumble in the end zone to produce a second defensive touchdown, as the Saints handed the New York Jets their first loss of the season.
Broncos 17 at Cowboys 10
Champ Bailey knocked away a potential tying touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Sam Hurd with one second left as the Broncos came back to beat the Cowboys.
Rams 0 at 49ers 35
Tight end Vernon Davis caught a 13-yard pass for his third touchdown in two weeks and Patrick Willis returned an interception 23 yards for a score as the 49ers overcame the absence of star running back Frank Gore in a win over St. Louis.
Bills 10 at Dolphins 38
With quarterback Chad Henne making his first NFL start, the Dolphins controlled the ball for 37 minutes and earned their first victory, thumping Buffalo.