. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

dominant denver sinks patriots, 34-8

NEW YORK -- For one day at least, Terrell Davis surpassed John Elway as the dominant player on the Denver Broncos. And the Broncos established themselves as the AFC's dominant team.


Denver beat New England 34-8 in Foxboro, Massachusetts, as Davis rushed for 154 yards, scored three times and gained 56 yards on four catches while Elway nursed hand and leg injuries. That gave the Broncos the best record in the National Football League at 10-1.


Denver's win over New England (7-4) may have been decided on the opening series, when Parcells tried a fake punt from his two-yard line. Punter Tom Tupa passed to linebacker Tedy Bruschi, but Bruschi dropped it.


Five plays later, Elway hit Davis for a 15-yard touchdown to make it 7-0.


Elway bruised his hand at the end of the first half to go with an already pulled groin muscle, but missed just one series because of it. He is now 9-0 against New England after completing 14-of-23 for 175 yards.


Redskins 26, Eagles 21. At Philadelphia, a fumble by the Eagles' Ricky Watter set up Gus Frerotte's 12-yard TD pass to Asher in the first half and his 7-yarder on the first series of the second half made it 20-7. Scott Blanton had field goals of 33, 30, 37 and 22 yards for Washington.


The win over Philadelphia (7-4) snapped a two-game losing streak for Washington (8-3).


Chiefs 14, Bears 10. At Kansas, all the scoring came in the first half as the Chiefs (8-3) clamped down on the running game, holding the Bears (4-7), who had run for 356 yards in their two previous games, to just 35. Mark Collins' end zone interception clinched the victory.


Steelers 28, Jaguars 3. At Pittsburgh, the Steelers (8-3) got back at Jacksonville (4-7) as Yancey Thigpen caught two touchdown passes in his first start of the season.


Bills 31, Bengals 17. At Buffalo, the Bills had seven sacks and linebacker David White returned Ki-Jana Carter's fumble 12 yards for a touchdown. Jim Kelly scored on a quarterback sneak and threw for 199 yards for Buffalo (8-3), which now is alone atop the AFC East. Cincinatti fell to 6-5.


49ers 38, Ravens 20. Elvis Grbac, called "an embarrassment to humankind'' by San Francisco mayor Willie Brown after a critical interception last week, was 26-for-31 for 268 yards and a touchdown for the 49ers (8-3). Baltimore slipped to 4-7.


Dolphins 23, Oilers 20. At Houston, Joe Nedney's 29-yard field goal as time expired was the game-winner for the Dolphins (6-5), who allowed Houston (6-5) to score touchdowns on its first two possessions.


Panthers 20, Rams 10. At St. Louis, Steve Beuerlein, starting for the injured Kerry Collins, directed two third-quarter touchdown drives and Anthony Johnson ran for 123 yards as Carolina (7-4) beat St. Louis (7-4).


Lions 17, Seahawks 16. At Seattle, Detroit (5-6) ended a four-game losing streak, hanging on against the Seahawks (6-5) when Todd Peterson's 42-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds was wide right.


Buccaneers 25, Chargers 17. A week after upsetting the Raiders in Tampa, the Buccaneers (3-8) surprised the Chargers ( 8-3 )at Jack Murphy Stadium.


Colts 34, Jets 29. In Indianapolis, the Colts forced five turnovers, four on interceptions of Frank Reich. Richard Dent sacked Reich for a safety, and Eugene Daniel had two interceptions, returning one 35 yards for a touchdown as the Colts (6-5) won over the Jets (1-10).


Falcons 17, Saints 15. Atlanta, which had just one interception all season, got two on Sunday against New Orleans (2-9) and Eric Metcalf scored his first touchdown of the season. The Falcons (2-9) won at the Georgia Dome the week after they allowed 59 points in St. Louis.


Cardinals 31, Giants 23. Arizona (5-6) avenged a loss two weeks ago as the revitalized Boomer Esiason threw two TD passes and directed two other scoring drives. Dave Brown threw two touchdown passes to Tyrone Wheatley for the Giants (4-7), who turned the ball over three times.


Vikings 16, Raiders 13. Minnesota (6-5) snapped a four-game losing streak and handed the Raiders (5-6) their second straight overtime defeat when Scott Sisson kicked a 31-yard field goal with 3:07 left in overtime at Oakland.