“I just feel like this is a good stepping block for us,” said Green. “I put a lot of pressure on myself.”
COWBOYS 38, EAGLES 23
At Philadelphia, Dwayne Harris had a 78-yard punt return for a score, Brandon Carr returned an interception 47 yards for a TD and Tony Romo threw for two scores.
The Cowboys improved to 4-5, and are second in the NFC East, 1 1/2 games behind the Giants.
The Eagles (3-6) lost Michael Vick to a concussion after consecutive bruising hits in the second quarter and have lost five straight games under coach Andy Reid for the first time in his 14 seasons.
Nick Foles filled in for Vick and briefly rallied the Eagles until the Cowboys started showing some touchdown versatility. Romo hit Dez Bryant on a 30-yard pass on the final play of the third quarter, and Harris and Carr scored their TDs in the fourth.
“Critical win for us,” coach Jason Garrett said. “I thought the effort was there. I thought we were focused the whole game.”
BUCCANEERS 34, CHARGERS 24
At Tampa, Fla., Josh Freeman threw two touchdown passes and the surging Buccaneers scored on a blocked punt and Leonard Johnson’s 83-yard interception.
Freeman has thrown for 13 TDs with one interception in his past five games, helping the Bucs (5-4) win four times to climb over .500 following a 1-3 start.
Philip Rivers threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns for San Diego. He was intercepted twice in the fourth quarter to ruin any chance of the Chargers (4-5) coming from behind.