Manning Bowl to Peyton again...Chiefs match 2012 win total
UNDATED (AP) — Peyton Manning is now 3-0 in the NFL against his kid brother.
Peyton Manning completed 30 of 43 passes for 307 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions as the Denver Broncos whipped the New York Giants 41-23. He fared better than his brother, Eli, who had 362 passing yards but was intercepted four times.
Knowshon (NOH'-shawn) Moreno ran for a pair of touchdowns for the 2-0 Broncos, who also scored on Trindon Holliday's 81-yard punt return.
The 0-2 Giants gained just 23 yards on 19 carries and surrendered 31 points in the second half.
The Seattle Seahawks have early NFC West bragging rights at 2-0 after knocking off the defending conference champions. Marshawn Lynch accounted for the Seahawks' three touchdowns and rushed for 98 yards in a 29-3 win over San Francisco. Lynch scored the game's first TD on a 14-yard run in the third quarter, grabbed a seven-yard scoring toss from Russell Wilson and added a two-yard scoring burst to cap the scoring.
Wilson was just 8 of 19 for 142 yards and an interception, but the Seattle defense made up for the offense by limiting the 49ers to just 227 total yards.
Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nihk) had a team-high 87 rushing yards for the 1-1 Niners, who committed five turnovers.
Alex Smith passed for 223 yards and two touchdowns as the 2-0 Chiefs beat Dallas 17-16 in Andy Reid's first home game as Kansas City's head coach. The Cowboys led 13-7 until Smith hit Dwyane Bowe for a 12-yard scoring strike with 2:53 left in the third quarter.
Philip Rivers tossed three touchdown passes to Eddie Royal before Nick Novak hit a 46-yard field goal with seven seconds left to push San Diego past the Eagles 33-30 in Philadelphia. Rivers was 36 of 47 for 419 yards as the Chargers bounced back after blowing a 28-7 lead in the second half of last week's 31-28 loss to Houston. Michael Vick ran for a score and threw for a career-best 428 yards and two touchdowns for the 1-1 Eagles, who were losers in coach Chip Kelly's home debut.
The Bears beat Minnesota 31-30 on Jay Cutler's 16-yard scoring strike to Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds left. It was the second straight comeback win engineered by Cutler, who led the Bears back from an 11-point deficit in a season-opening win over Cincinnati. Cutler completed 28 of 39 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns.
Rookie EJ Manuel picked up his first NFL win by hitting Stevie Johnson for a two-yard touchdown pass with two seconds left to lead Buffalo past Carolina 24-23. The touchdown capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive in which the first-round draft pick completed 6 of 8 attempts for 51 yards. Manuel was 27 of 39 for 296 yards and two TDs as the Bills evened their record at 1-1 while dropping the Panthers to 0-2.
Aaron Rodgers was outstanding in the Packers' 38-20 win over Washington, throwing for a team record-tying 480 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Jordy Nelson's second touchdown reception put Green Bay ahead 31-0 midway through the third quarter. James Jones had a career-high 11 catches for 178 yards, while James Starks ran for 132 yards for the 1-1 Packers.
Matt Schaub threw a three-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins 4:28 into overtime as the Texans beat Tennessee 30-34. The Texans led 16-10 until Delanie Walker scored on a 10-yard pass from Jake Locker with 6:37 left, less than two minutes before Alterraun Verner returned a Schaub interception 23 yards for a TD. Arian Foster forced overtime by scoring on a two-point conversion after running for a one-yard TD.
Arizona rallied for a 25-21 win over Detroit, leaving both teams 1-1. Rashard Mendenhall ran 15 times for 66 yards, including the game-winning, one-yard TD with 1:59 remaining. Jay Feely hit four field goals and Carson Palmer threw for 248 yards and a touchdown.
Ryan Tannehill threw for 319 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 24-20 win at Indianapolis, which puts Miami 2-0 for the first time since 2004. The Dolphins hung on after Charles Clay's one-yard TD plunge with 4:40 remaining capped the scoring. Lamar Miller also had a short scoring run for Miami, which allowed the Colts to get to the Dolphins 23-yard line with 1:45 before stopping them on downs.
Baltimore is 1-1 after Joe Flacco threw for 211 yards and a fourth-quarter TD in a 14-6 win over Cleveland. The Ravens kept the Browns out of the end zone and allowed just 259 yards after being torched for seven TD passes by Peyton Manning in a season-opening loss at Denver. Cleveland led 6-0 until Bernard Pierce scored on a five-yard run with 5:13 left in the third quarter.
Garrett Hartley kicked New Orleans to a 16-14 win at Tampa Bay, which leaves the Saints at 2-0. Hartley's third field goal of the game was a 27-yard kick as time expired, one week after the Buccaneers lost their opener on a field goal with two seconds left. Drew Brees (breez) threw for 322 yards while the Saints held Josh Freeman to 125 yards on 9-of-22 passing.
Matt Ryan and Julio Jones hooked up 11 times for 182 yards and a long touchdown as Atlanta beat St. Louis 34-21. Ryan hit Jones for an 81-yard TD while the Falcons were building a 21-0 lead. Ryan threw for 374 yards and a pair of first-quarter touchdowns for the 1-1 Falcons.
Oakland has its first win. Marcel Reece ran for an 11-yard touchdown before Sebastian Janikowski hit four field goals to lead the Raiders past the winless Jaguars 19-9. The Raiders rolled up 226 yards on the ground, with Darren McFadden providing 129 on 19 carries.
Former Bears back dies
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Bears running back Rick Casares (kah-SAH'-rehs) died at his Tampa, Florida, home on Friday, according to the team. He was 82.
Casares played 10 seasons in Chicago and ran for 5,675 yards, a team record until Walter Payton surpassed him. Casares was a five-time Pro Bowl pick and a member of the 1963 championship team.
Cards, Bucs win
UNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates continue to share first place in the NL Central.
Yadier (YAH'-dee-her) Molina went 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored as the Cards ripped Seattle 12-2. Five different Cardinals had two RBIs to support Shelby Miller, who's 14-9 after allowing one earned run and three hits in five innings.
Pinch-hitter Justin Morneau singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of the Pirates' 3-2 victory against the Chicago Cubs. Francisco Liriano had to settle for his first no-decision of the season, taking a no-hitter into the seventh before Junior Lake hit a leadoff single and scored on Welington Castillo's home run.
Cincinnati has fallen 3 ½ games behind the division co-leaders by blowing a 5-2 lead in the eighth inning of a 6-5 loss to Milwaukee. Sean Halton hit a solo homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth after Jean Segura's two-run triple keyed the Brewers' eighth-inning rally. Jay Bruce almost hit a three-run homer in the ninth, but Carlos Gomez extended over the center field fence to make the two-out grab.
It's now a 6 ½-game lead for Oakland over Texas in the AL West. Josh Donaldson, Chris Young and Josh Reddick all homered as the A's downed the Rangers 5-1 to complete a three-game sweep. Tommy Milone pitched the Athletics to their 13th victory in 16 games, working five innings as an emergency starter after Jarrod Parker was scratched due to illness.
Tampa Bay lost for the 14th time in 21 games as Josmil Pinto and Ryan Doumit (DOh'-miht) homered in a four-run eighth that lifted Minnesota past the Rays 6-4. The Rays had won 11 straight from the Twins and were leading 3-0 in the seventh before staying tied with Texas for the two AL wild-card berths.
Cleveland is within a half-game of the wild-card co-leaders. Asdrubal (as-DROO'-bul) Cabrera hit a three-run homer and Nick Swisher added a pair of solo shots as the Indians thumped the White Sox 7-1 in Chicago. Zach McAllister took a shutout into the seventh and limited Chicago to a run and six hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Boston's magic number to win the AL East is four after the Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees, 9-2. Mike Napoli (NAP'-oh-lee) hit a two-run homer Dustin Pedroia doubled home a pair and David Ortiz had two RBIs. Clay Buchholz gave up no earned runs and only two hits in six innings to help the Red Sox keep the Yankees three games behind the wild card co-leaders.
Atlanta's magic number to clinch the NL East remains four after Burch Smith struck out 10 in seven innings of San Diego's 4-0 shutout of the Braves. Chase Headley and Tommy Medica homered to help Smith pick up his first major league win.
The Dodgers also own a magic number of four for wrapping up the NL West. Hunter Pence homered twice before Brett Pill socked a tiebreaking, solo shot in the eighth inning of San Francisco's 4-3 triumph at Los Angeles. The Dodgers runs came on a three-run double by Adrian Gonzalez in the fifth.
Alex Avila's second homer of the day was a tiebreaking, solo shot that gave Detroit a 3-2 win over Kansas City which keeps the Indians five games behind the AL West-leading Tigers. Detroit's Max Scherzer struck out 12 in seven innings, but he was denied his 20th victory when Royals tied it off Drew Smyly in the eighth.
Jordan Zimmermann became the NL's first 18-game winner by allowing seven hits in seven innings of Washington's 11-2 laugher against Philadelphia. Wilson Ramos (RAH'-mohs) drove in five runs with four hits, Denard Span extended his hitting streak to 26 games and the Nationals won for the eighth time in nine games to get within 4 ½ games of Cincinnati for the final NL wild-card berth.
Miguel Gonzalez allowed one run in 5 1 /3 innings before leaving with a strained right groin in Baltimore's 3-1 triumph at Toronto, which puts the Orioles 2 ½ games off the wild-card pace. Danny Valencia hit a two-run double and Chris Davis collected his 131st RBI with a bases-loaded walk.
Paul Goldschmidt was the star in Arizona's 8-2 win over Colorado, going 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and five RBIs. Matt Davidson hit a solo homer for the Diamondbacks.
The New York Mets beat Florida 1-0 on Travis D'Arnuad's (dahr-NOHZ') RBI single in the bottom of the 12th.
Jerome Williams scattered four hits in seven innings as the Angels beat Houston 2-1.
Helton to retire
PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton will retire at the end of the season, ending a 17-year-career in which he set franchise records in nearly every offensive category. The 40-year-old Helton is a lifetime .317 hitter with 367 homers, 586 doubles and 1,397 RBIs since making his major league debut with the 1997 Rockies. But he's hitting just .244 with 13 homers and 52 RBIs in 112 games heading into today's contest at Arizona.
Bama stays on top; Tech falls to 10th
Alabama remains the No. 1 team in the Associated Press college football poll following Saturday's 49-42 win over Texas Tech.
The Tide picked up 59 of 60 first-place votes, while No. 2 Oregon received the other after another lopsided victory.
Clemson is third, followed by Ohio State, Stanford, LSU, Louisville, Florida State and Georgia. The Aggies fell four spots to 10.
Kenseth wins in between raindrops
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — It was a great night for Joe Gibbs Racing at rain-soaked Chicagoland Speedway.
Matt Kenseth won the Geico 400, finishing just ahead of Gibbs teammate Kyle Busch. Kenseth entered as the top seed in the Chase for the championship and showed why after two rain delays that totaled 6 ½ hours. He passed Busch on a restart with 27 laps remaining and padded his lead in the Sprint Cup points race.
Kevin Harvick finished third, followed by Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon.
Final round suspended by rain
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The final round of the BMW Championship was suspended because of steady rain in the Chicago area. The final round will resume on Monday as Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk) tries to win a PGA Tour event for the first time in three years.
Furyk never got on the course, keeping him one shot ahead of Steve Stricker.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Suzann Pettersen closed with a 3-under-par 68 to win the Evian Championship in France. Pettersen's 10-under total was two shots better than Lydia Ko, and four ahead of American Lexi Thompson.