Ryan helps Falcons hold off Broncos
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) celebrates a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the second half, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Atlanta.
Matt Ryan threw the 100th touchdown pass of his career, Roddy White had 102 yards receiving and the Falcons (2-0) made a 20-0 lead stand up, if just barely. Ryan and the Falcons seized on all the mistakes, building a big lead before halftime and holding off the Broncos for a 27-21 victory Monday night.
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) reacts after being sacked by the Atlanta Falcons during the first half, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Atlanta. The Falcons seized on all the mistakes, building a big lead before halftime and holding off the Broncos for a 27-21 victory Monday night.
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Vernon's two touchdown catches help Niners get past Lions
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis celebrates in the end zone after scoring a touchdown on a 23-yard pass from quarterback Alex Smith during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith, and San Francisco beat the Detroit Lions 27-19 on Sunday night in a September showdown of NFC powers that hardly lived up to its hype.
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Rosario's 3 TD catches lead Chargers past Titans
Dante Rosario (88) of the San Diego Chargers makes his second touchdown catch of the game for a 14-0 lead over the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on Sept. 16, 2012 in San Diego.
The tight end made the most of Antonio Gates' absence by catching three TD passes for the first time in his NFL career, helping the Chargers beat the Tennessee Titans for the ninth straight time, 38-10.
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Steelers pulverize Jets, avoid 0-2 start
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to throw down field against the New York Jets during the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Pittsburgh.
Roethlisberger completed 24 of 31 passes for 275 yards and two scores as Pittsburgh (1-1) flattened the Jets (1-1) in the second half.
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Rams rally, hold off RG3's Redskins
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola, left, celebrates after catching a 1-yard touchdown pass as teammate Brandon Gibson looks on during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in St. Louis.
Sam Bradford threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns and Danny Amendola caught 15 passes for 160 yards as the Rams rallied for a 31-28 victory over RG3 and the Washington Redskins in their home opener.
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Seahawks manhandle Cowboys at home
Running back Marshawn Lynch (24) of the Seattle Seahawks tosses the ball away after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field on Sept. 16, 2012 in Seattle.
Lynch ran for 122 yards and a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, Seattle's special teams came up with two huge first-quarter plays that led to 10 points, and the Seahawks beat the Cowboys 27-7 on Sunday.
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Dolphins roll, finally win home opener
Reggie Bush (22) of the Miami Dolphins rushes for a touchdown during a game against the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium on Sept. 16, 2012 in Miami.
Bush ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns, and the Dolphins won a home opener for the first time since 2005 by beating the Oakland Raiders 35-13.
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Vick TD lifts 2-0 Eagles over Ravens
From left, Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick and Danny Watkins celebrate after Vick's rushing touchdown in the second half against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia.
Vick scored on a 1-yard TD run with 1:55 left, helping the Eagles overcome a slew of turnovers to beat the Ravens 24-23 for their second straight comeback win.
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Giants, hot Manning overtake Bucs
Eli Manning (10) of the New York Giants passes under pressure from Michael Bennett (71) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J.
Manning threw for 510 yards and three touchdowns, and capped the second greatest passing day by a Giants' quarterback by setting up Andre Brown's game-winning 2-yard run with a 50-yard pass that lifted New York to a wild 41-34 victory.
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Cards hold on to upset Patriots
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel, right, celebrates after New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, bottom, missed a field goal at the end of the fourth quarter, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass.
The most accurate kicker in New England Patriots history sent a 42-yard attempt wide to the left on the next-to-last play - after making three longer field goals - and the Cardinals held on for a 20-18 win on Sunday.
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Foster run all over Jaguars
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) stiff-arms Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny (51) to get extra yardage during the second half on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Foster ran for 110 yards and a touchdown, Ben Tate added 74 yards and two scores, and the Texans overwhelmed the Jaguars in a 27-7 victory that wasn't nearly as close as the final score.
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Bengals best Browns in surprise thriller
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes against the Cleveland Browns in the second half on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Cincinnati.
Adam "Pacman" Jones returned Cleveland's first punt 81 yards for a touchdown on Sunday, and Dalton tied his career high with three touchdown passes, leading the Bengals to a 34-27 victory in their one-sided rivalry.
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Colts edge Vikes, Luck gets first win
Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck looks to pass during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
The Colts rookie threw two touchdown passes, took advantage of several key Minnesota penalties and marched Indianapolis 45 yards in 23 seconds to set up Adam Vinatieri for a 53-yard field goal with 8 seconds left, which gave Indianapolis a 23-20 victory over the Vikings in Luck's home debut.
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Spiller scores two TDs, Bills run over Chiefs
C.J. Spiller (28) of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball for a gain against the Kansas City Chiefs at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sept. 16, 2012 in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Spiller scored twice and finished with 123 yards rushing in a 35-17 win in Buffalo's home opener.
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Newton, Panthers drop Saints to 0-2
Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) reacts after running for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
The second-year quarterback threw for 253 yards and ran for a career-high 71 yards and led the Panthers to a 35-27 win over New Orleans and leaving the NFC South champion Saints 0-2 for the first time since 2007.
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Packers' D dominates Bears in win
Green Bay Packers' Tom Crabtree (83) celebrates as he scores a touchdown on a fake field goal on a pass from punter Tim Masthay during the first half against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis.
The Packers rattled and robbed Jay Cutler in a 23-10 victory over the Bears at Lambeau Field on Thursday.
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