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|NFL Scoreboard - Week Two
|NFL Week Two Scoreboard
UNDATED (AP) -- Spectacular. Awesome. Eye-popping. Dazzling. Those were some of the adjectives used to describe the Dallas Cowboys new $1.1 billion stadium.
The game wasn't so bad either.
Before an NFL regular-season record crowd of 105,121 fans, the Giants turned out to be rude guests at the first game in the Cowboys' new palace where up to 30,000 fans stood in standing-room plazas. The Giants intercepted three Tony Romo passes, one for a touchdown, in their 33-31 victory over the Cowboys. Lawrence Tynes kicked a 37-yard field goal at the final gun for the winner in a seesaw game that had seven lead changes.
Eli Manning drove the Giants 56 yards in seven plays to set up the winning kick that gave the first-place Giants a 2-0 record in the NFC East. Manning completed 25-of-38 for 330 yards and two TDs.
Romo had a long night. He was 13 of 29 for 127 yards with a touchdown and those three interceptions and a quarterback rating of just 29.6, second-lowest of his career. Romo did score a rushing TD.
In the rest of Week 2:
-Rex Ryan wanted it loud, and he got it loud. The rookie head coach, who sent a voicemail to New York Jets' season ticket holders urging them to be extra raucous, got what he wanted and the result was the Jets' 16-9 win over New England. Rookie Jets QB Mark Sanchez was 14 of 22 for 163 yards and a go-ahead TD pass to Dwight Lowery.
-Cincinnati marched into Lambeau Field and upset Green Bay 31-24. Chad Ochocinco delivered on his promise to perform a "Lambeau leap" when caught a 13-yard TD pass from Carson Palmer in the third quarter.
-After two weeks, Drew Brees has nine TD passes. The New Orleans QB tossed three TDs in the Saints' 48-22 rout of Philadelphia. Backup Eagles QB Kevin Kolb threw for 391 yards and two TDs but also was intercepted three times.
-Denver is a surprising 2-0. Pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil tied a Broncos record with four sacks and linebacker Andra Davis had 10 tackles against his old team in leading Denver to a 27-6 victory over the winless Browns.
-Robbie Gould booted a 44-yard field goal with 15 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bears to a 17-14 upset of Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh. Jay Cutler finished with 236 yards and two touchdowns without an interception after being picked off a career-high four times in a season-opening loss at Green Bay.
-Linebacker Ray Lewis had a huge hand in the Baltimore Ravens' 31-26 win at San Diego. The All-Pro linebacker had 12 tackles, forced a fumble and made a key tackle on Darren Sproles on fourth down in the final minute as the Chargers were trying for the go-ahead score.
-Frank Gore had a big day in leading San Francisco to a 23-10 win over Seattle and a 2-0 start atop the NFC West. Gore ripped off touchdown runs of 79 and a career-best 80 yards and finished with 207 yards on 16 carries.
-Atlanta held off Carolina 28-20. Matt Ryan tossed three TD passes and completed 13 straight passes at one point.
-Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is officially the NFL's Ironman. He assumed lone possession of the title he previously shared with former Minnesota defensive end Jim Marshall when he started his 271st straight regular season game and engineered a 27-13 win over Detroit. The Lions have lost 19 straight to tie the
-Kris Brown kicked a 23-yard field goal in the closing minutes to help the Houston Texans ruin the Titans' home opener, 34-31. Matt Schaub had a big day, throwing for 357 yards and four TDs.
-Kurt Warner completed his first 15 passes and broke the NFL's single-game record for completion percentage, completing 24 of 26 for 243 yards and two TDs in the Arizona Cardinals' 31-17 over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
-Buffalo's Terrell Owens scored on a 43-yard TD catch in his home debut to cap the Bills' 33-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
-In a low-scoring tilt, Washington downed winless St. Louis 9-7 behind three Shaun Suisham field goals.
-In another dull one, Oakland nipped Kansas City 13-10. Darren McFadden scored the go-ahead TD with 1:07 left.
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