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Jets blow lead, then rally to win with TD in final seconds

| November 22, 2010 8:00 PM

Santonio Holmes caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez with 10 seconds left, lifting the New York Jets (8-2) to a stunning 30-27 comeback victory over the Houston Texans (4-6) on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

After New York blew a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter, the Jets trailed 27-23 with less than a minute left. But Sanchez completed two passes to LaDainian Tomlinson and then had a pretty 42-yard pass to Braylon Edwards with 16 seconds remaining.

On the next play, Sanchez found Holmes streaking into the left corner of the end zone for the winning score for the Jets.

Patriots 31, Colts 28: At Foxborough, Mass., Tom Brady guided New England (8-2) to a 31-14 lead before four-time MVP Manning led a spirited Indianapolis (6-4) comeback. But Manning was intercepted in the final moments for the third time.

Steelers 35, Raiders 3: James Harrison caused two turnovers that Ben Roethlisberger turned into touchdown passes and host Pittsburgh (7-3) went on to rout Oakland (5-5).

Redskins 19, Titans 16, OT: At Nashville, Tenn., Graham Gano kicked a 48-yard field goal with 8:17 left in overtime to lift Washington (5-5) past Tennessee (5-5).

Titans quarterback Vince Young left the game with an injured thumb on his throwing hand, and was replaced by rookie Rusty Smith.

Packers 31, Vikings 3: At Minneapolis, Aaron Rodgers threw for 301 yards, with three of his four touchdown passes to Greg Jennings, and Green Bay (7-3) beat Brett Favre and Minnesota (3-7) for the second time this season.

Cowboys 35, Lions 19: At Arlington, Texas, Bryan McCann grabbed a batted-down punt and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown, Miles Austin had two short touchdown catches and 38-year-old Jon Kitna had a career-best 29-yard TD and Dallas (3-7) beat Detroit (2-8).

Ravens 37, Panthers 13: At Charlotte, N.C., Joe Flacco threw for 301 yards and a touchdown, Baltimore's defense returned consecutive interceptions for TDs in the fourth quarter, and Baltimore (7-3) beat Brian St. Pierre and Carolina (1-9).

The Ravens recovered after a disheartening loss to Atlanta 10 days earlier by finally rattling Carolina's quarterback to break open a surprisingly close game. With Baltimore leading 23-13, Ed Reed picked off St. Pierre, then pitched it to Dawan Landry for a touchdown.

Bills 49, Bengals 31: Ryan Fitzpatrick matched his career high with four touchdown passes during Buffalo's biggest comeback in 13 years, and the visiting Bills (2-8) outgunned Cincinnati (2-8)

The Bengals appeared to be in control after Johnathan Joseph's interception return put them ahead 28-7 in the second quarter. The Bengals' smallest crowd since 2003 saw a vintage collapse.

Jaguars 24, Browns 20: Maurice Jones-Drew followed a 75-yard reception with a 1-yard touchdown dive with 1:16 left as host Jacksonville (6-4) overcame six turnovers to edge Cleveland (3-7).

Jones-Drew broke four tackles on a screen pass from David Garrard and weaved his way toward the end zone. Rookie Joe Haden made a touchdown-saving tackle that ended up taking precious seconds off the clock.

Chiefs 31, Cardinals 13: Dwayne Bowe caught two touchdown passes, giving him a team-record six straight games with at least one score, and Kansas City (6-4) beat Arizona (3-6) to remain unbeaten at home.

In his last six games, Bowe has 563 yards receiving and 10 touchdown catches for the Chiefs. Thomas Jones also had two touchdowns for the Chiefs, who are 5-0 at home and are in sole possession of first place in the AFC West.

Buccaneers 21, 49ers 0: Josh Freeman threw for 136 yards and two touchdowns and visiting Tampa Bay (7-3) beat San Francisco (3-7) to get its first win at Candlestick Park since 1980 and only its second ever.

Ronde Barber made his 40th career interception in the fourth quarter, most in Tampa Bay franchise history, to help clinch it. He also became the first player in NFL history to record 40 interceptions and 25 sacks in a career.

Falcons 34, Rams 17: Matt Ryan threw two touchdown passes and directed an offense so dominant that three St. Louis (4-6) defenders left with cramps in visiting Atlanta's (8-2) win.

Sam Bradford also had a pair of touchdown passes and set an NFL rookie record with 169 consecutive passes without an interception before William Moore picked off a shovel pass at the 2 with 3:24 to go. That was the clincher for the Falcons, who won their fourth in a row and ended the Rams' four-game home winning streak.

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