- The Washington Times - Monday, November 16, 2009

From combined dispatches

COLTS 35, PATRIOTS 34: Bill Belichick’s stunning gamble failed, and Peyton Manning took advantage by throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left that rallied unbeaten Indianapolis over visiting New England on Sunday night.

Manning’s toss to Reggie Wayne completed the Colts’ comeback from a 17-point deficit. A decision by Belichick put them in position.

The Patriots coach decided to go for it on fourth-and-2 from their own 28 with 2:08 to go. The pass to Kevin Faulk came up short.

It was the most improbable victory for the Colts (9-0) in their 18-game regular-season winning streak, tied for the second longest in NFL history with New England. It was the first time Belichick’s Patriots had lost when leading by at least 13 in the fourth quarter.

CHARGERS 31, EAGLES 23: LaDainian Tomlinson isn’t finished yet, and neither is the AFC West race.

Tomlinson rushed for a season-high 96 yards and two touchdowns, and homestanding San Diego beat Philadelphia to pull into a tie atop the AFC West with slumping Denver.

SAINTS 28, RAMS 23: Reggie Bush helped unbeaten New Orleans overcome another bundle of mistakes and get off to the best start in team history.

Bush scored twice for the first time in more than a year, and Drew Brees compensated for two interceptions with two touchdown passes in a road victory over St. Louis.

VIKINGS 27, LIONS 10: Brett Favre and another year of experience have turned Sidney Rice into Minnesota’s newest star receiver.

Favre passed for a season-high 344 yards, 201 to Rice, and Minnesota beat Detroit in Minneapolis.

TITANS 41, BILLS 17: Chris Johnson ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns and caught nine passes for 100 yards as Tennessee beat Buffalo in Nashville for its third straight victory.

The Titans are on a roll since opening the season 0-6, and they can thank Johnson, the NFL’s leading rusher and the league’s first back to top 1,000 yards this season.

DOLPHINS 25, BUCCANEERS 23: Chad Henne made up for the worst pass of his brief career and helped save Miami from a wrenching home defeat.

Henne directed a 77-yard scoring drive in the final 70 seconds, and Dan Carpenter kicked a 25-yard field goal with 10 seconds left to give Miami a wild victory over Tampa Bay.

CARDINALS 31, SEAHAWKS 20: Rookie Beanie Wells had second-half touchdown runs of 10 and 13 yards, and Arizona rallied from an early two-touchdown deficit to beat Seattle in Glendale, Ariz.

Kurt Warner completed 29 of 38 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals, who stayed two games up on San Francisco in the NFC West.

JAGUARS 24, JETS 22: Josh Scobee kicked a 21-yard field goal as time expired to give Jacksonville a victory over the Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.

With the Jaguars facing second-and-6 from the 10, Maurice Jones-Drew took a handoff up the middle and went to a knee at the 1 to give Jacksonville first-and-goal with just over a minute left. New York had no timeouts left.

CHIEFS 16, RAIDERS 10: Kansas City might want to think about moving to Oakland - or at least trying to play the Raiders more often.

Jamaal Charles scored on a 44-yard run for Kansas City’s first rushing touchdown of the season, and the Chiefs used a late interception to win their seventh straight game in Oakland.

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