Steelers receiver Hines Ward caught one of three touchdown passes by quarterback Charlie Batch as the defending Super Bowl champs defeated the Dolphins 28-17 in the opening game of the season Thursday at Pittsburgh.
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Rudi Johnson gave the Bengals a second-quarter lead against the Chiefs with this 22-yard TD.
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The New England Patriots got off to a slow start but scored a fourth-quarter safety to beat the Bills 19-17.
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Falcons running back Warrick Dunn rushed for 132 yards against the Panthers' defense to aid in Atlanta's 20-6 win in Carolina on Sunday.
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Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens handed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their first shutout home loss since the 1996 season.
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Despite several rookie mistakes, Saints running back Reggie Bush performed well in his pro debut, with 119 total offensive yards, splitting time with Deuce McAllister in the Saints' 19-14 victory over the Browns on Sunday in Cleveland.
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Linebacker D.D. Lewis and the Seattle defense helped their team win 9-6 in a lackluster game against the Lions at Ford Field, seven months after losing the Super Bowl to the Steelers on the same field.
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Eagles receiver Donte' Stallworth caught six passes for 141 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown reception, to help his new team beat the Texans 24-10 on Sunday in Houston.
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Rams cornerback Tye Hill had one of his team's three interceptions against Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer on Sunday in St. Louis as the Rams won the game 18-10 with six Jeff Wilkins field goals.
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Jets quarterback Chad Pennington silenced critics Sunday, completing 24 of 33 passes for 319 yards with two touchdowns and no picks to lead his team to a 23-17 victory over the Titans in Tennessee.
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Packers quarterback Brett Favre was unable to get his offensive going, passing for a mere 170 yards with two interceptions, as the Bears shut out Green Bay 26-0 at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
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Cardinals running back Edgerrin James rushed for 73 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run, contributing to Arizona's 34-27 season-opening win at home over the 49ers. The Cardinals scored three first-quarter touchdowns for the first time in more than 30 years.
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Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens caught six passes for 80 yards and a touchdown in his regular-season debut with Dallas, but the Jaguars' defense picked off quarterback Drew Bledsoe three times to help defeat the Cowboys 24-17 in Jacksonville.
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Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts outlasted Eli Manning and the New York Giants 26-21 on Sunday night. Peyton finished 25 of 41 for 276 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
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Eli Manning passed for two touchdowns and was 20 of 34 for 247 yards in the loss to his big brother's team.
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