MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – NFL scores from the Week 2 games that took place on Sunday, September 20. The Cowboys, Patriots, Green Bay, Steelers and Buccaneers were all among the winners on the day.
GREEN BAY PACKERS 27, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 17
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers went 25 of 33 for 249 yards and threw two touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 27-17 at Lambeau Field in Sunday Night Football.
Rodgers, who threw touchdown passes to James Jones and Richard Rodgers in the first and closing quarters, went 9 of 9 for 91 yards in the fourth quarter.
Randall Cobb caught eight passes for 116 yards for the Packers (2-0), who scored 11 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
Russell Wilson threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns and one interception in the defeat for the Seahawks (0-2), who became the fifth team in the last 25 years to open a new season with a 0-2 record after reaching the Super Bowl in the previous season.
Doug Baldwin caught seven passes for 92 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks in the rematch of last year’s NFC title game.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 40, BUFFALO BILLS 32
ORCHARD PARK — Tom Brady passed for 466 yards and three touchdowns in leading the New England Patriots to a 40-32 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
The win saw Brady continuing his impressive record against the Bills as he now improved to 24-3 against his fellow AFC East rivals.
Julian Edelman took 11 catches for 97 yards and two scores and Rob Gronkowski had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots who improved to 2-0.
New England took a 37-13 lead at the end of the third quarter, but had to fend off the challenges from the Bills (1-1), who scored 19 fourth quarter points.
Tyrod Taylor threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns, but also threw three interceptions in the defeat.
CAROLINA PANTHERS 24, HOUSTON TEXANS 17
CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes and acrobatically flipped into the end zone for another score and the Carolina Panthers beat the Houston Texans, 24-17 on Sunday.
The former Auburn quarterback completed 18 of 37 passes for 195 yards and carried the ball nine times for 77 yards in the win for the Panthers (2-0).
He threw touchdown passes to Ted Ginn Jr. and Corey Brown in the second and fourth quarters as Carolina totaled 350 yards from 72 plays.
Ryan Mallett threw for 244 yards and a TD and also rushed for another score for the Texans (0-2) after start for Brian Hoyer.
Houston has dropped its opening two games to start the season for the first time since the 2008 campaign.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS 43, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 18
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) used a big second quarter to help beat the San Francisco 49ers 43-18 and bounced back from their Week 1 defeat to the Patriots.
DeAngelo Williams was also impressive for the hosts on the night, after he equaled the team record by rushing for three touchdowns on the day, while Antonio Brown caught nine passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns for the Steelers, who led 29-3 at halftime.
Colin Kaepernick threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns in the defeat for the 49ers (1-1), with Torrey Smith taking six catches for 120 yards and scored a touchdown.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 29, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 19
NEW ORLEANS — Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston collected his first win in the NFL on Sunday after he helped Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints, 29-19 on the road.
Winston passed for 207 yards on 14 of 21 attempts and a touchdown and ran for another score in the win.
Louis Murphy took three catches for 82 yards and Vincent Jackson had three catches for 54 yards and a score for Tampa Bay.
Drew Brees passed the ball for 255 yards with one interception and a touchdown for the Saints (0-2), who dropped its first two games of the season in back-to-back terms and for the third time in the last four campaigns.
NFL Scores From Week 2
Sunday, September 20
Green Bay 27, Seattle 17
Houston 17, Carolina 24
San Francisco 18, Pittsburgh 43
Tampa Bay26, New Orleans 19
Detroit 16, Minnesota 26
Arizona 48, Chicago 23
New England 40, Buffalo 32
San Diego 19, Cincinnati 24
Tennessee 14, Cleveland 28
Atlanta 24, New York Giants 20
St. Louis 10, Washington 24
Miami 20, Jacksonville 23
Baltimore 33, Oakland 37
Dallas 20, Philadelphia 10