Giants' D Stifles 'Skins in 23-17 Win
Brett Favre wins in Vikings debut, but passes for only 110 yards
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2009 6:55 PM CDT
Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Stokley runs for an 87-yard touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, in Cincinnati.   (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
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(Newser) – The Giants' $85 million upgrade on defense paid off today, as New York held the Washington Redskins to one touchdown in a 23-17 win, the New York Daily News reports. In other NFL action: 

  • Brett Favre won in his Vikings debut, but threw for only 110 yards as Minnesota beat the Cleveland Browns 34-20, ESPN reports.

  • Drew Brees went 26 of 34 for 358 yards and six touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints licked the Detroit Lions, 45-27.
  • Donovan McNabb broke a rib in the Philadelphia Eagles' 38-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. He is week-to-week.
  • Despite Kurt Warner's 288-yard day, the San Francisco 49ers held him to one touchdown in a 20-16 victory over Arizona.
  • Matt Hasselbeck threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-0 Seattle Seahawks rout of the Rams.
  • The Jets' defense held Houston's vaunted offense in a 24-7 Texans loss. New York quarterback Mark Sanchez threw for 272 yards.
  • Denver beat the Cincinnati Bengals with a last-minute, 87-yard touchdown pass. Broncos win, 12-7.
  • The Colts stopped Jacksonville's offense twice in the fourth quarter to edge them out, 14-12.
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