Pats Top Jets 19-10 Without Brady at Helm

Manning sparks Colts rally; Giants win 12th straight road game
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2008 6:31 PM CDT
Pats Top Jets 19-10 Without Brady at Helm
New England Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel hands off to teammate Sammy Morris in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Patriots won 19-10.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Matt Cassel stepped in to lead the Tom Bradyless New England Patriots today, as Peyton Manning sparked a late Indianapolis Colts rally and Eli Manning showed why the New York Giants are champs:

  • Tom who? In his first start since high school, Matt Cassel led the Patriots to a 19-10 victory over Brett Favre's New York Jets. Cassel went 16 for 23 for 165 yards but didn't toss a touchdown, the AP reports.
  • Peyton Manning narrowly avoided his first 0-2 start since his rookie season 10 years ago, rallying the Colts from a 15-0 deficit in the third quarter to beat the Minnesota Vikings 18-15, USA Today reports.

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  • Eli Manning threw three TDs and the Giants harassed St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger with 5 sacks in a 41-13 win. It was the Giants' 12th straight road victory.
  • The Buffalo Bills are 2-0 after eking out a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, 20-16. Bills QB Trent Edwards completed his first 10 attempts and sealed the win with a TD pass in the fourth quarter.
  • The Carolina Panthers dominated the Chicago Bears in the second half, scoring the game's final 17 points to win 20-17. The win broke Carolina’s four-game losing streak at home openers.
  • A 67-yard touchdown pass with 3:29 left put the Washington Redskins ahead for good in a 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs gave up 300 rushing yards and went through three quarterbacks in a 23-8 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
(Read more Indianapolis Colts stories.)

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