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MINNEAPOLIS — Rookie Blair Walsh kicked four field goals, including a 55-yarder as regulation time expired and another one in overtime, and Adrian Peterson returned from a left knee injury to lift Minnesota over Jacksonville.

Peterson ran 17 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings, who led for most of the second half until Blaine Gabbert’s 39-yard touchdown heave with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter put the Jaguars back in front.

For the first time since the NFL’s new overtime scoring rule was installed last season, the first team on the board didn’t immediately run off the field a winner.

After Walsh’s 38-yard kick, the Vikings had to play defense again while the Jaguars had their chance to match. But Gabbert was hurried into a fourth-down overthrow. Gabbert was 23 for 39 for 260 yards and two touchdowns.

Jets 48, Bills 28

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mark Sanchez threw three touchdown passes, including two to rookie Stephen Hill, and the New York Jets eased concerns about their offense with a 48-28 rout of the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

The Jets sprinkled in their wildcat package with Tim Tebow, who was mostly quiet but recovered a late onside kick by Buffalo, and Jeremy Kerley had a touchdown catch and a punt return for a score.

Antonio Cromartie also took one of New York’s three interceptions of Ryan Fitzpatrick to the end zone. It was the most points the Jets have scored in a season opener.

That’s from a team whose first-team offense failed to score a touchdown in the first three games of the preseason.

Bears 41, Colts 21

CHICAGO — Jay Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, Michael Bush added a pair of scoring runs and the Chicago Bears spoiled Andrew Luck’s debut in whipping Indianapolis.

Brandon Marshall had nine catches for 119 yards and a touchdown in his first game since being reunited with Cutler.

Matt Forte ran for 80 yards and a score for the Bears, and also had 40 yards receiving. Luck finished 23 of 45 for 309 yards with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery.

Eagles 17, Browns 16

CLEVELAND — Michael Vick overcame four interceptions by throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Clay Harbor with 1:18 left as Philadelphia Eagles opened the season with a harrowing win over Cleveland.

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