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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Late Field Goal Pushes Colts Past Dallas, 25-24

COMBINED REPORTS


DALLAS, Texas -- The Indianapolis Colts kicked their way to victory over the Dallas Cowboys as Cary Blanchard's fourth field goal, a 43-yarder with 51 seconds left, gave them a 25-24 win over the Super Bowl champions.


In Dallas, Cowboys kicker Chris Boniol had two field goal tries bounce away to help make Blanchard the hero for undefeated Indianapolis, who trailed 21-3 in the second quarter.


Boniol had a desperation 56-yarder hit the crossbar as time expired. Before the Colts' last drive, he bounced a 40-yard try off the left goalpost to leave the door open.


After Boniol's botched 40-yarder, the Colts started at their own 30. Two plays later, quarterback Jim Harbaugh hooked up with tight end Ken Dilger in the right flat, and Dilger broke two tackles on the way to a 26-yard gain to the Dallas 43 leading to the two-minute warning.


"The big tight end [Dilger] broke a few tackles. No way he should run that far off a screen pass," said Cowboys coach Barry Switzer, whose team fell to 1-2.


Harbaugh then dumped the ball to fullback Zack Crockett, who ran to the Cowboys' 25 to set up the winning kick.


Indianapolis (3-0) played without running back Marshall Faulk, who sprained a toe last week against the Jets.


It was the first victory for the Colts over Dallas since a 16-13 victory in Super Bowl V in 1970.


Packers 42, Chargers 10. Offense, defense and special teams all scored Sunday as the Packers beat previously undefeated San Diego 42-10 to run their record to 3-0.


In Green Bay, Minnesota, Brett Favre threw for three touchdowns, LeRoy Butler returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, and Desmond Howard returned a punt 65 yards for a TD, giving Green Bay 115 points to 26 for the opposition this year.


Favre completed 22 of 34 passes for 231 yards and TD passes of 19 yards to Antonio Freeman, 8 to fullback William Henderson and 7 to tight end Keith Jackson. Robert Brooks led the Packers with eight catches for 108 yards.


Chiefs 35, Seahawks 17. Marcus Allen became the eighth player in NFL history to rush for 11,000 yards in the Chiefs victory at Seattle.


Dale Carter, a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback given additional duties on offense this week because of injuries to the Chiefs' receiving corps, caught the first three passes of his career -- one a 46-yard touchdown from Steve Bono.


Dolphins 36, Jets 27. In Miami, Dan Marino celebrated his 35th birthday by rebounding from Aaron Glenn's 100-yard interception return with three touchdown passes and rallying the Dolphins past New York (0-3).


Trailing 14-0, the Dolphins scored on four consecutive possessions and got 33 straight points. It began with Marino's 74-yard scoring pass to rookie fullback Stanley Pritchett. He also had TD tosses to backup tight ends Frank Wainright and Brett Carolan, the first TD receptions of their careers.


Rookie Karim Abdul-Jabbar rushed for 124 yards on 23 carries, with touchdown runs of 4 and 7 yards.


Vikings 20, Bears 14. In Chicago, Warren Moon, back from injury, went 22-of-44 for 239 yards and completed a 30-yard pass to Cris Carter to set up Scott Sisson's tiebreaking 33-yard field goal with 7:25 to play at Soldier Field.


The Vikings, who last started 3-0 in 1975, scored the only six points of the second half on two field goals by Sisson.


Bengals 30, Saints 15. Ki-Jana Carter ran for a 31-yard touchdown run that set up a 30-15 victory over the Saints (0-3) at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Carter's second-quarter run, the longest by the Bengals in two years, gave Cincinnati (1-2) a 17-6 lead. Carter, last year's No. 1 overall draft pick who missed his rookie season with a knee injury, had 63 yards on 19 carries after gaining 27 yards on 21 carries in the first two games.


Oilers 29, Ravens 13. In Houston, the Oilers (2-1) beat Baltimore (1-2) with the defense getting three interceptions, two by cornerback Darryll Lewis. Chris Chandler threw two touchdown passes.


Eagles 24, Lions 17. In Detroit, Ricky Watters, whose fumbles hurt the Eagles in each of their first two games, ran for 153 yards on 27 carries for Philadelphia (2-1).


Rodney Peete completed 25 of 30 passes for 284 yards, his highest total in two seasons with the Eagles. And second-year wide receiver Chris T. Jones chipped in with nine catches for 121 yards and a touchdown.


Patriots 31, Cardinals 0. In Foxboro, Massachusetts, Drew Bledsoe threw touchdown passes of 13 and 7 yards to Curtis Martin and 2 yards to Ben Coates in a battle of winless teams.


The Patriots (1-2) scored on their first five possessions and had 18 first downs to one for the Cardinals (0-3), who were outgained 256-26.


Raiders 17, Jaguars 3. In Oakland, California, the Athletics broke an eight-game losing streak as defensive tackle Jerry Ball broke the game open by returning a fumble 66 yards after Mark Brunell had led the Jaguars (1-2) to the Oakland 26 in the fourth quarter.


Redskins 31, Giants 10. In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Terry Allen ran for 146 yards and a game-clinching touchdown, Gus Frerotte threw a 30-yard scoring pass on a fake field goal and Tom Carter had two fourth-quarter interceptions for the Redskins (2-1), who ran for 241 yards.


Broncos 27, Buccaneers 23. In Denver, John Elway threw only two passes on an 80-yard, 14-play drive that lifted unbeaten Denver over winless Tampa Bay at Mile High Stadium.


On the drive, Terrell Davis ran eight times for 39 yards, including first-down pickups on a pair of third-and-short plays. ()