Packers 28 at Buccaneers 38
Rookie Josh Freeman passed for 205 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, including a seven-yard throw to Sammie Stroughter on fourth-and-four, leading the previously winless Bucs to a 38-28 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
In his first pro start, the 17th pick in the draft out of Kansas State completed 14-of-31 passes with just one interception. A critical second pick was wiped out by a Green Bay penalty during the go-ahead drive.
The Bucs (1-7) were the last team in the NFL to win this season.
It was also the first victory for the league’s youngest head coach, 33-year-old Raheem Morris, who replaced Jon Gruden after Tampa Bay went 0-4 in December and missed the playoffs last year.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns for the Packers (4-4). He also threw three interceptions and had one returned for a TD that put the game out of reach in the final minute.
Rodgers was also sacked six times, hiking Green Bay’s NFL-worst total to 37 takedowns in eight games.
The Bucs wore throwback creamsicle uniforms and made Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon the first inductee into the Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium.
Panthers 20 at Saints 30
The Saints moved to 8-0 for the first time in club history when Drew Brees overcame two early turnovers to pass for 330 yards and a touchdown.
Texans 17 at Colts 20
Running back Joseph Addai scored the go-ahead touchdown with 7:11 left and Houston’s Kris Brown missed a 42-yard field goal as time expired, keeping Indianapolis undefeated.
Peyton Manning also became the first quarterback in league history to throw for 40,000 yards within a decade.
Chargers 21 at Giants 20
Philip Rivers capped an 80-yard drive with an 18-yard pass to Vincent Jackson with 21 seconds to play and the Chargers handed New York its fourth straight loss.
Titans 34 at 49ers 27
Six plays after his 81-yard touchdown run was overturned, Chris Johnson took a pitch from Vince Young and ran two yards for a go-ahead score.
Patriots 27 at Dolphins 17
Tom Brady and Randy Moss connected on two highlight-reel plays. Moss set up the Patriots’ first touchdown with a one-handed, 36-yard grab at the Dolphins one-yard line, then scored on a 71-yard play after catching the ball about 10 yards beyond the line of scrimmage.
Ravens 7 at Bengals 17
With Cedric Benson topping 100 yards again, the Bengals got ahead early and ground one out. Cincinnati scored on its first three possessions, then spent the rest of its time chasing Baltimore’s Joe Flacco around the field.
Cardinals 41 at Bears 21
One week after throwing five interceptions, Kurt Warner tied a career high by throwing five touchdown passes. Larry Fitzgerald added 123 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Warner completed 23-of-32 for 261 yards and threw touchdown passes on the first four possessions. Neil Rackers added field goals on the next two, sending Arizona (5-3) to an easy win and Chicago (4-4) to a damaging loss.
Redskins 17 at Falcons 31
Michael Turner ran for a season-high 166 yards, breaking away from former Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall on a 58-yard touchdown that finished off Washington early in the fourth quarter.
Chiefs 21 at Jaguars 24
David Garrard threw for 264 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown to Mike Sims-Walker.
Lions 20 at Seahawks 32
Matt Hasselbeck rallied the Seahawks from a 17-0 deficit with a franchise-record 39 completions, and Seattle avoided the embarrassment of being the first home team to lose to the Lions in 25 months.
Hasselbeck threw an interception on his first play, but finished with the first 300-yard passing game in two seasons for the Seahawks (3-5). He was 39-of-51 for 329 yards.
Cowboys 20 Eagles 16
Now the Dallas Cowboys can forget about last season’s awful finish.
Tony Romo threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Miles Austin midway through the fourth quarter and the Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-16 Sunday night in the 100th meeting between the division rivals.
The Eagles fell to 5-3 and the New York Giants are 5-4 after a 5-0 start.