Murray leads Dallas past Seattle 30-23
Oct. 13, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DeMarco Murray scored on a 15-yard run with 3:16 left as the Dallas Cowboys stunned the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 30-23 on Sunday.
Dallas, 5-1 for the first time since 2007, overcame a pair of special teams turnovers to become the first team outside the NFC West to win in Seattle since 2011.
Murray's touchdown run capped a 75-yard drive that saw Tony Romo convert a third-and-20 with a pass to Terrance Williams along the sideline.
Murray had 115 yards on 29 carries to join Jim Brown as the only running backs in NFL history to open a season with six straight 100-yard games. Murray also had six receptions for 31 yards.
Romo was 21 of 32 for 250 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning connected with Julius Thomas twice and Demaryius Thomas once to finish two short of Brett Favre's record for career touchdown passes as Denver held on to beat the New York Jets 31-17.
Manning has 506 touchdown passes, and could tie or break Favre's record next Sunday at home against San Francisco. Manning finished 22 of 33 for 237 yards — a far cry from last week's performance against Arizona, when he passed for a career-high 479 yards with four TDs.
At Orchard Park, New York, Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes and had his 60th 300-yard game to lead the New England Patriots past the Buffalo Bills 37-22.
Brandon LaFell had two touchdown catches, including a 56-yarder, and the Patriots forced three turnovers that resulted in 13 points in the second quarter.
Brady finished 27 of 37 for 361 yards to spoil the Bills' first game under new owners Terry and Kim Pegula.
The Green Bay Packers edged the Miami Dolphins 27-24 after Aaron Rodgers threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Quarless with 3 seconds left to lift.
Green Bay twice gave up leads and trailed 24-17 before Rodgers directed a 68-yard drive for a field goal with 4:09 to go.
Philadelphia's Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes and LeSean McCoy had a season-high 149 yards rushing as the Eagles beat the New York Giants 27-0 for their first shutout in 18 years, while Carson Palmer returned from a five-week absence to throw two touchdown passes in the Arizona Cardinals' 30-20 win over the Washington Redskins.
In other games, Branden Oliver scored on a 1-yard run with 1:56 to play as the San Diego Chargers beat the Oakland Raiders 31-28, the Carolina Panthers tied the Cincinnati Bengals 37-37 and the Tennessee Titans snuck past the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-14.
The Cleveland Browns downed the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10, the Chicago Bears defeated the Atlanta Falcons 27-13, the Detroit Lions trounced the Minnesota Vikings 17-3 and the Baltimore Ravens were 48-17 winners over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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