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Peyton’s Broncos beat Eli’s Giants in brother bowl

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game as New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) rushes the passer Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game as New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) rushes the passer Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game as New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) rushes the passer Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game as New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) rushes the passer Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game as New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) rushes the passer Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game as New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) rushes the passer Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Peyton Manning again beat younger brother Eli, throwing two touchdown passes in leading the Denver Broncos past the New York Giants, 41-23, yesterday.

The older Manning is 3-0 in the NFL against his sibling, with the other two victories coming when Peyton was with the Colts. He got this win with a huge boost from Knowshon Moreno, who rushed for two touchdowns and 93 yards. Denver (2-0), which has won 13 straight regular-season games, rushed for 109 yards altogether.

Peyton Manning didn’t need to match his record-tying seven touchdown passes from the Broncos’ season-opening victory. Not with the Giants (0-2) being charitable again with three more turnovers after they had six in last’s week loss. They also allowed Trindon Holliday’s spectacular 81-yard punt return for a touchdown, the first such score in the league this season.

Packers 38, Redskins 20

Aaron Rodgers threw for a career-high 480 yards and four touchdowns as Green Bay used a big first half to win its home opener.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III threw for 320 yards and three second-half touchdowns. Pierre Garcon had 143 yards receiving and a touchdown.

But it was too little, too late after Washington (0-2) fell short again after being outplayed early for a second straight week.

CHARGERS 33, EAGLES 30

Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes to Eddie Royal, and Nick Novak kicked a 46-yard field goal with seven seconds left, spoiling the home debut of Chip Kelly, a Manchester native and former UNH assistant.

Michael Vick threw for a career-best 428 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score. But a porous Eagles defense couldn’t stop Rivers all day.

He finished 36-of-47 for 419 yards, and the Chargers punted only once. They fumbled twice inside Philadelphia’s 10 in the first half.

BEARS 31, VIKINGS 30

Jay Cutler threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds left to lift Chicago.

Minnesota’s Blair Walsh had just kicked a 22-yard field goal with 3:15 remaining when Chicago took over at its 34. Cutler, who led the Bears back from an 11-point deficit in a season-opening win over Cincinnati, struck again.

A 23-yard pass to Bennett along the sideline put the ball on the 16. Cutler then spiked the ball before connecting with Bennett in the front corner of the end zone. Chicago remained unbeaten under new Coach Marc Trestman despite committing four turnovers.

CHIEFS 17, COWBOYS 16

Alex Smith threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, and the Kansas City defense held when it needed to in the fourth quarter.

Jamaal Charles ran for 55 yards and caught a touchdown pass for the Chiefs, who made new Coach Andy Reid a winner in his home debut. The Chiefs also matched their victory total from all of last season by starting 2-0 for just the second time since 2005.

Dwayne Bowe’s touchdown catch in the third quarter and Ryan Succop’s 40-yard field goal early in the fourth gave the Chiefs a 17-13 lead.

TEXANS 30, TITANS 24, OT

Rookie DeAndre Hopkins caught a 3-yard touchdown pass in overtime to cap Houston’s comeback win.

With Andre Johnson out after being shaken up in the fourth quarter, Hopkins reached above Jason McCourty and pulled in the pass from Matt Schaub to give Houston (2-0) the victory.

Arian Foster’s 1-yard touchdown and 2-point conversion tied it at 24-24 with less than two minutes left.

Houston forced a punt and got within field goal range after that. But Randy Bullock’s 46-yard field goal attempt bounced off the left upright to force overtime. It was his third miss of the day.

BILLS 24, PANTHERS 23

Bills rookie EJ Manuel hit Stevie Johnson for a 2-yard touchdown pass with two seconds left.

The touchdown capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive in which the first-round draft pick completed six of eight attempts for 51 yards. Manuel also got help on third-and-6 from Carolina’s 29, when Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was penalized for pass interference with 14 seconds left.

Two plays later, Manuel found Johnson alone in the left corner as Buffalo (1-1) bounced back from a 23-21 season-opening loss to New England.

DOLPHINS 24, COLTS 20

Ryan Tannehill (23-of-34) threw for 319 yards and one touchdown, and the Dolphins defense held off yet another Colts comeback bid.

Charles Clay gave Miami the lead for good with a 1-yard TD run late in the third quarter. The Dolphins are 2-0 for only the second time since 2004.

Indianapolis (1-1) lost at home for the first time in 12 months and only the second time in Andrew Luck’s brief NFL career.

Luck had the Colts positioned to rally yet again after reaching the Miami 23-yard line with 1:45 left in the game.

But this time, Luck (25-of-43, 321 yards) threw three straight incompletions and then could not evade the Dolphins pass rush on fourth down, allowing Miami to run out the clock.

FALCONS 31, RAMS 24

Julio Jones hauled in 11 passes for 182 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown, and Atlanta held on for its first win of the season.

Matt Ryan threw for 374 yards and two scores despite taking quite a beating behind the Falcons’ shaky offense line. Jason Snelling clinched it for the Falcons (1-1) with an 11-yard touchdown run with 6:18 remaining – Atlanta’s longest play of the day on the ground.

The Rams (1-1) fell behind 21-0 when Osi Umenyiora returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter. Atlanta led 24-3 at halftime before St. Louis fought back on a pair of short touchdown passes by Sam Bradford.

RAVENS 14, BROWNS 6

Baltimore sacked Brandon Weeden five times before finally knocking him out of the game in the fourth quarter.

After yielding 49 points in a season-opening loss at Denver, Baltimore’s defense came up with a redemptive performance against the Browns (0-2). Cleveland failed to score in the second half and managed only 85 yards over the final 30 minutes.

Weeden left with a thumb injury with just over three minutes left and was replaced by Jason Campbell, who could not move the team.

Down 6-0 at halftime, the Ravens (1-1) took the lead on a 5-yard run by Bernard Pierce with 5:13 left in the third quarter. Baltimore added a touchdown with 8:77 remaining on a 5-yard pass from Joe Flacco to rookie Marlon Brown.

CARDINALS 25, LIONS 21

A pass interference penalty against Bill Bentley set up Rashard Mendenhall’s 1-yard touchdown run with 1:59 to play in Bruce Arians’s home debut as Cardinals coach.

Jay Feely kicked four field goals and Carson Palmer threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to rookie Andre Ellington for Arizona (1-1). Ellington also had a 16-yard catch to start the deciding drive.

Matthew Stafford connected with Calvin Johnson on touchdown plays of 72 and 3 yards, and DeAndre Levy returned an interception 66 yards for a score for Detroit (1-1), which led 21-13 midway through the third quarter.

Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald played despite a sore hamstring but was unable to finish the contest. Detroit’s Reggie Bush injured his left knee in the first half and played only briefly in the second.

RAIDERS 19, JAGUARS 9

Darren McFadden ran for 129 yards and Oakland’s defense held Jacksonville out of the end zone until the closing minutes, as the Raiders won their home opener.

Terrelle Pryor ran for 50 yards and threw for 126 in his first home start for the Raiders (1-1), and Marcel Reece scored on an 11-yard run to help Oakland bounce back from last week’s late loss in Indianapolis. Sebastian Janikowski added four field goals.

Saints 16, Buccaneers 14

Garrett Hartley kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give New Orleans a weather-delayed victory.

Drew Brees shrugged off throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown to give Tampa Bay the lead to complete three straight passes for 54 yards to lead the Saints (2-0) into position to win.

He finished 26-of-46 for 322 yards, but was sacked four times and intercepted twice.

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