The Patriots took over when Vince Wilfork recovered a fumble by Ryan Williams at the Arizona 30-yard line with 1:01 left. A 30-yard run into the end zone by Danny Woodhead was nullified by a holding penalty against Rob Gronkowski. New England then moved to the 24 before Tom Brady spiked the ball to stop the clock with 6 seconds remaining.
But Gostkowski, who had made his other four field-goal attempts, sent a 42-yard try wide to the left.
The Cardinals won behind Kolb, who filled in for an injured John Skelton. He overcame a shaky start, then threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Andre Roberts 6 minutes into the third quarter after a blocked punt. Kolb also ran for a 5-yard score on the third play of the fourth as the Cardinals took a 20-9 lead.
Panthers 35, Saints 27
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton threw for 253 yards and ran for a career-high 71 yards as Carolina defeated New Orleans 35-27 on Sunday to hand the Saints their first 0-2 start since 2007.
One week after tying a franchise low with 10 yards rushing in a 16-10 loss to Tampa Bay, the Panthers rediscovered their running game against a porous Saints defense. The Panthers ran for 219 yards and Newton, DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert all scored on short touchdown runs.
Dolphins 35, Raiders 13
MIAMI — Reggie Bush ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, and the Dolphins won a home opener for the first time since 2005 by beating the Raiders 35-13.
Ryan Tannehill threw his first NFL touchdown pass, ran for another and avoided any turnovers after tossing three interceptions in his pro debut a week earlier.
Joe Philbin earned a sideline drenching for his first victory as a head coach, while the Raiders, led by new coach Dennis Allen, are 0-2 for the first time since 2007.
Bills 35, Chiefs 17
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — C.J. Spiller scored twice and had 123 yards rushing to spark the Bills’ 35-17 rout over the Chiefs on Sunday.View Entire Story
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