Belichick bungles away win

A stunning gamble by Bill Belichick set up a stunning win for Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts

Patriots 34 at Colts 35

A stunning gamble by Bill Belichick set up a stunning win for Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.

After the New England Patriots were stopped short on fourth down deep in their own territory, Manning took advantage by throwing a one-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left that rallied the unbeaten Colts to a 35-34 win Sunday night.

Manning’s toss to Reggie Wayne completed the Colts’ comeback from a 17-point deficit. A decision by the Patriots coach put them in position for their 18th straight regular-season win.

Belichick decided to go for it on fourth-and-2 from their own 28 with 2:08 to go. Tom Brady threw to Kevin Faulk, who made a juggling catch but was pushed backward and came up just short. Manning needed just four plays before hooking up with Wayne for the winning score.

Bengals 18 at Steelers 12

The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Steelers at their own game in their own stadium, relying on a defence that smothered Ben Roethlisberger and the Super Bowl champions by holding them to four field goals, and using one big special teams play for a victory that put them in control of the AFC North.

Bucs 23 at Dolphins 25

Chad Henne directed a 77-yard scoring drive in the final 1:10, and Dan Carpenter kicked a 25-yard field goal with 10 seconds left. Henne spoiled the Bucs’ comeback led by Josh Freeman, who rallied his team in the fourth quarter for the second time in two NFL starts.

Saints 28 at Rams 23

Bush scored twice for the first time in more than a year and Drew Brees compensated for two interceptions with two touchdown passes in a 28-23 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Falcons 19 at Panthers 28

The Panthers (4-5) built a 21-10 halftime lead, but the win wasn’t sealed until Richard Marshall picked off Ryan, setting up Jonathan Stewart’s 45-yard touchdown run with 2:07 left.

Lions 10 at Vikings 27

Brett Favre passed for a season-high 344 yards, 201 to Sidney Rice, and Detroit lost for the 31st time in 33 games.

Broncos 17 at Redskins 27

The Washington Redskins broke the 17-point barrier for the first time this season and ended a four-game losing streak.

The Broncos lost their third straight and had to play the second half with Chris Simms at quarterback after Kyle Orton left with an ankle injury.

Bills 17 at Titans 41

Chris Johnson ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns, and he caught nine passes for 100 more.

Young also threw for a touchdown and finished with 210 yards passing in winning his seventh straight start. He also ran five times for 29 yards.

Jaguars 24 at Jets 22

Josh Scobee kicked a 21-yard field goal as time expired after the Jaguars passed up a touchdown in order to drain the clock.

With the Jaguars facing second-and-6 from the 10, Maurice Jones-Drew took a handoff up the middle and went to a knee at the one to give Jacksonville first and goal with just over a minute left. New York had no timeouts left.

Eagles 23 at Chargers 31

LaDainian Tomlinson scored twice to continue his climb up the career rushing and scoring lists, and the Chargers pulled into a tie atop the AFC West.Tomlinson gained a season-high 96 yards on 24 carries to pass Thurman Thomas and Franco Harris and move into 12th place all-time with 12,145 yards. His two touchdowns gave him 146 and moved him past Marcus Allen and into third place on the all-time list.

Chiefs 16 at Raiders 10

Jamaal Charles scored on a 44-yard run for Kansas City’s first rushing touchdown of the season and the Chiefs used a late interception to win their seventh straight game in Oakland.

Seahawks 20 at

Cardinals 31

Rookie Beanie Wells had second-half touchdown runs of 10 and 13 yards and Arizona rallied from an early two-touchdown deficit for its second home win in five tries. Kurt Warner completed 29-of-38 for 340 yards and two touchdown passes as the Cardinals (6-3) stayed two games up on San Francisco in the NFC West. Warner also became the 29th player in NFL history to throw 200 touchdown passes, and had his 51st 300-yard passing game, tying Dan Fouts for fourth on the NFL career list.

Cowboys 7 at Packers 17

Charles Woodson helped Green Bay’s defence finally play up to its potential against a big-time opponent, forcing two fumbles and picking off a pass by Tony Romo on the goal-line. The Packers sacked Romo five times and held him to 251 yards passing in a momentum- killer for the Cowboys (6-3), who had won four straight. Dallas also lost starting right tackle Marc Colombo to a broken left leg.

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