NFL roundup: Gano kicks Redskins past Titans in OT

November 22, 2010|By Baltimore Sun reporter

Washington 19, Tennessee 16 (OT)

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Graham Gano kicked a 48-yard field goal with 8:17 remaining in overtime, as the Washington Redskins prevailed with a 19-16 win over the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Gano, who missed a 47-yarder at the end of regulation, got another chance after the Titans failed on their first offensive try of overtime. Donovan McNabb was instrumental in helping the Redskins get into field goal range in the extra period. Starting at their own 13-yard line, McNabb connected with Chris Cooley for a 26-yard pass and two plays later, an unnecessary roughness call on the Titans plus a replay reversal of an interception gave the 'Skins possession on their own 42. Tennessee was then flagged for a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty that moved the ball to the Titans' 43. After a short run and 10-yard completion to Santana Moss, the Redskins had it on the 31. Washington (5-5) could only pick up another yard before Gano came on and split the uprights for the game- winning kick.

Philadelphia 27, New York Giants 17 Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - LeSean McCoy rumbled 50 yards for the go- ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, and David Akers' fourth field goal following an Eli Manning fumble helped the Philadelphia Eagles hold on for a 27-17 victory over the New York Giants and take control of the NFC East. McCoy rushed for 111 yards on just 14 carries, and Asante Samuel accounted for four turnovers, none bigger than when he pounced on Manning's lost fumble in Philadelphia territory with 2:51 remaining. Michael Vick, coming off a historic performance against Washington on Monday, completed 24-of-38 passes for 258 yards and rushed for a score in the Eagles' (7-3) third straight win. Manning threw three interceptions, finishing 20-of-33 for 147 yards with two touchdowns for New York (6-4), which lost to then one-win Dallas last week.

New England 31, Indianapolis 28

Foxboro, MA (Sports Network) - Peyton Manning and the Colts were in Patriots territory in the final minute, threatening to pull out another comeback after another late rally. History seemed sure to repeat itself, but James Sanders pulled down Manning's third interception of the game to seal the New England Patriots' 31-28 victory over Indianapolis. Tom Brady completed 19-of-25 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots (8-2), who kept pace with the Jets atop the AFC East. New York pulled out a win over Houston earlier Sunday. In last season's matchup between the AFC powerhouses, Manning led the Colts to two late scores, including the go-ahead touchdown with 13 seconds left, in a 35-34 victory. But he couldn't replicate the feat Sunday, despite throwing for 396 yards and four scores on 38-of-52 efficiency. The Colts (6-4) fell into a tie with Jacksonville at the top of the AFC South, as the Jaguars beat Cleveland.

New Orleans 34, Seattle 19

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Drew Brees threw for a season-high 382 yards and four touchdowns, leading New Orleans in a 34-19 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at the Superdome. Brees completed 29-of-43 passes and was picked off twice for the Saints (7-3), who have won three straight to remain one game behind Atlanta in the NFC South. The Falcons beat St. Louis on Sunday. Marques Colston and Robert Meachem each caught a pair of touchdown passes in the win. Colston finished with 113 yards on eight receptions, while Meachem hauled in three balls for 50 yards. Jimmy Graham had five catches for 72 yards. Matt Hasselbeck completed 32-of-44 passes for 366 yards and a score for the Seahawks (5-5), who still hold a one-game lead over St. Louis in the NFC West. Mike Williams recorded six receptions for 109 yards in defeat, while Ben Obomanu hauled in five balls for 87 yards and a touchdown.

Tampa Bay 21, San Francisco 0

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Josh Freeman threw for 136 yards on 13- of-20 passing with two touchdowns and Cadillac Williams ran for a score as Tampa Bay handled San Francisco, 21-0, at Candlestick Park. Williams ran for 51 yards on seven carries and LeGarrette Blount rushed for 82 yards on 26 carries to lead the Buccaneers (7-3), who have won four of five on the road this season. Troy Smith threw for 148 yards on 16-of-31 attempts, threw an interception and was sacked six times for the 49ers (3-7), who had won two straight.

Atlanta 34, St. Louis 17

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