New England Patriots' Wes Welker (83) is tackled out of bounds by Buffalo Bills' Aaron Williams during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.
End of the line
Rex Grossman was stripped and fumbled the ball, which extinguished Washington's hopes of a gamewinning drive. The Redskins and Cowboys find themselves in a threeway tie with the Giants atop the NFC East with 2-1 records.
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Much like last week against the Niners, Tony Romo was hit pretty hard time and time again by Redskin defensers. It's difficult to imagine he will be able to stay healthy if he continues to absorb the hits at this rate.
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Roy Helu tries to find running room against the Cowboys, and he wasn't too successful for the game, netting only 15 yards on five carries.
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Rex Grossman of the Redskins passes the ball against the Dallas Cowboys. Neither quarterback was particularly impressive, but Grossman ended up throwing the only touchdown scored by either team in the game.
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Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham has a roller coaster performance Sunday, but manages to kick the game-winning field goal with only seconds remaining in regulation to give Pittsburgh a 23-20 win over Indy.
On the mend
Rashard Mendenhall, forced out of bounds by Indianapolis Colts safety Al Afalava, had surprisingly little impact against a not-so-hot Colts run defense, tallying only 37 yards on 18 carries.
Pierre Garcon leads the Colts in receiving with six grabs for 82 yards, but he is still waiting to register his first touchdown of the year.
Let's kick it
Adam Vinatieri kicks a pair of field goals in the second quarter as the Steelers make a number of mistakes near the end of the first half.
Tripping on Troy
Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne doesn't have much of an impact, catching only three balls for 24 yards.
When Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace hauls in an 81-yard touchdown to make the score 10-0 early, the game looks to have the makings of a mismatch blowout. Wallace finished with 144 yards.
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford fumbles on this fourth-quarter hit by Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo on Sunday. The Ravens' Haloti Ngata recovered and ran it in for a TD as Baltimore rolled to a 37-7 road win.
The Cardinals' Chester Taylor gets tackled by a trio of Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday — David Hawthorne (57), Clinton McDonald (69) and Red Bryant (79).
Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe goes airborne trying to keep the ball inbounds after a reception near the end zone Sunday during the Chiefs' loss in San Diego. He scored a touchdown on the following play.
Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb loses his helmet — and his breath, it looks like — but hangs on to the ball despite getting hammered by the Seahawks' Chris Clemons on this second-half sack. The Seahawks prevailed 13-10 Sunday in Seattle.
To the house!
Raiders running back Michael Bush races into the end zone on a one-yard run ahead of the Jets defense Sunday, helping Oakland to a 34-24 victory in Oakland.
Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald wins the battle with Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner for a second-quarter, 12-yard touchdown Sunday. But the Seahawks prevailed 13-10 in Seattle, a result that left both teams 1-2.
Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers intercepts a Philip Rivers pass intended for Malcom Floyd in San Diego on Sunday — but Kansas City's miseries continued with a 20-17 loss to the Chargers, dropping KC to 0-3. The Chargers went to 2-1.
Packers tight end Jermichael Finley lands in the end zone after snagging a seven-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers (background) Sunday in Chicago. Rodgers and Finley connected for two other touchdowns to lead the Super Bowl champs, now 3-0, to a 27-17 victory, dropping the Bears to 1-2.
Feeling the squeeze
Bears running back Matt Forte is sandwiched by Green Bay linebackers A.J. Hawk (left) and Desmond Bishop in the first half Sunday in Chicago.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco scrambles for yardage in St. Louis on Sunday — on a day he provided lots of it. Flacco completed 27 of 48 passes for 389 yards and rushed nine times for 29 more yards in a 37-7 rout of the Rams. Flacco also threw three TD passes, with no picks.
Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson dives into the end zone in Oakland for an 18-yard, second-quarter touchdown Sunday as Raiders strong safety Tyvon Branch looks on. The Raiders improved to 2-1 with a 34-24 victory, handing the Jets their first loss of the season.
Nowhere to go
Falcons running back Michael Turner searches for a seam in the Tampa Bay defense Sunday — but there were not many, as Atlanta rushers were held to 30 total yards in a 16-13 road loss to the Bucs.
Prelude to victory
Bills running back Fred Jackson is tackled on the 1-yard line in the closing minute Sunday — but the play set up Rian Lindell's 28-yard field goal as time expired to give Buffalo a 34-31 home victory over New England and lift the Bills to 3-0 while handing the Pats their first loss.
At arm's length
Texans tight end Owen Daniels fights off Saints linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar in the fourth quarter, but New Orleans prevailed 40-33 Sunday in the Big Easy.
Picking his spot
Giants cornerback Aaron Ross picks off a Mike Kafka pass intended for DeSean Jackson in the fourth quarter Sunday during New York's 29-16 win in Philadelphia. Kafka replaced an injured Michael Vick as Eagles QB.
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick started Sunday despite suffering a concussion in Week 2 — but broke his right hand in the fourth quarter as Philly dropped to 1-2 with a 29-16 home loss to the Giants. Here, the lefty-throwing QB checks out the injured right hand. It was not known how long Vick would be out.
Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi flips the ball in celebration Sunday after catching a 14-yard touchdown against the Dolphins in Cleveland, helping the home team to 17-16 triumph.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson fights off Vikings cornerback Chris Cook in Minneapolis on Sunday to snag a 32-yard, second-half touchdown — one of two TD passes Matthew Stafford threw after intermission to rally Detroit to a 26-23 victory. The Lions improved to 3-0 while the Vikes dropped to 0-3.
Through the hole
San Francisco running back Kendall Hunter slices through the Bengals defense for a seven-yard touchdown Sunday, helping the 49ers improve to 2-1 with a 13-8 victory in Cincinnati. The Bengals dropped to 1-2.
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) leaps over Houston Texans strong safety Glover Quin (29) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
San Francisco cornerback Carlos Rogers grabs the shirt of Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green in the first half Sunday in Cincinnati.
Done for the day
Tennessee wide receiver Kenny Britt is taken off the field in the second quarter in Nashville on Sunday after hurting his right knee trying to turn upfield after a reception against the Broncos.
Hitting a wall
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy comes up against a blue-and-white wall of Giants defenders in Philadelphia on Sunday. The "Dream Team" Eagles seasons is fast becoming a nightmare, as they fell 29-16 to drop to 1-2. The Giants improved to 2-1.
A step ahead
Buffalo wide receiver Steve Johnson beats New England cornerback Devin McCourty and hauls in a second-quarter TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick in Orchard Park, N.Y., on Sunday. The score helped the surprising Bills improve to 3-0, as they recorded the upset of the day with a 34-31 win over the Patriots.
He's got hops
Try as he might, Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (71) is unable to swat down a second-quarter pass by Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne.
Joshua Cribbs' leaping catch over Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith in the second quarter gave Cribbs a 33-yard touchdown and pulled the Cleveland Browns into a 7-7 tie.
In your face
Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton gets off a pass under pressure from the Jacksonville Jaguars' Austen Lane. It was one of Newton's 12 pass attempts in the irst quarter; he completed five.
Houston tight end Owen Daniels eludes New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper en route to a 14-yard touchdown that gave the Texans a 7-0, first-quarter lead
Nowhere to go
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (center) is stopped by Denver defenders Joe Mays (51) and Wesley Woodyard (52) in a first quarter that ended with Denver leading 7-0.
In the dust
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson breaks a tackle by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh en route to some of the 73 yards he gained in the first half.
Ready, set . . .
Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks for a receiver in the first half of a game in which New York led the Philadelphia Eagles 14-13 at halftime.
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) can't keep his footing after being pushed out of bounds by the Buffalo Bills' Aaron Williams.
All wrapped up
Brian Robison of the Minnesota Vikings sacks Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions in the first quarter. It was one of two times Stafford was sacked in the first half.
Hold on tight
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hangs on to the ball, despite the best efforts of Buffalo Bills free safety Jairus Byrd, and scores one of his two first-half touchdowns.
In the bag
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert can't avoid Carolina Panthers defensive ends Charles Johnson (95) and Greg Hardy, who sacked Gabbert for a safety in the first quarter.
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) is tackled by New York Giants linebacker Jacquian Williams (57) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
New England quarterback Tom Brady lets it fly in Orchard Park, N.Y., against the Bills on Sunday — but this was not to be his day, as the Patriots were upset 34-31 by the Bills to fall to 2-1.
Bills receivers had a good day against the New England secondary Sunday. Here, Steve Johnson gets a step on defensive back Leigh Bodden and snags a pass.
Early success, late ...
Miami running back Daniel Thomas celebrates a first-quarter touchdown on Sunday in Cleveland — but his Dolphins fell to 0-3 with a 17-16 loss to the Browns, who improved to 2-1.