News from Around the NFL This Week

News and scores from week 2 in the NFL:

— Green Bay won a rematch of last season’s NFC title game, although the Packers squandered a 13-3 halftime lead before downing Seattle 27-17. Aaron Rodgers’ second scoring pass of the night was a go-ahead, five-yard toss to Richard Rodgers with 9:28 remaining. Aaron Rodgers was 25 of 33 for 249 yards and no interceptions. Mason Crosby hit four field goals for the Pacers, who finished the game without Eddie Lacy after he injured his right ankle in the first quarter.

— Jameis Winston passed for a touchdown and ran for another as Tampa Bay knocked off the Saints 26-19. Winston completed 14 of 21 passes for 207 yards and no interceptions in his second NFL start. The Saints turned the ball over twice on fumbles, one each by running back Mark Ingram and receiver Willie Snead, and once on Chris Conte’s interception of Drew Brees (breez).

— Johnny Manziel and his Cleveland Browns came out on top of Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans 28-14. Manziel threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Travis Benjamin on Cleveland’s second play and connected with his wide receiver again for a clutch 50-yarder with 2:52 left. Benjamin also returned a punt 78 yards for a TD in the first half as the Browns got just their third home-opening win since 1999.

— Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes and somersaulted into the end zone for another score to lead the Carolina Panthers to a 24-17 victory over the Houston Texans. Newton was 18 of 37 for 195 yards and ran for 77 yards on nine carries. Ryan Mallett started in place of Brian Hoyer and threw for 244 yards and a touchdown, while also running for a 6-yard score.

— Tom Brady threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Patriots to a 40-32 win over the Bills. Brady improved to 24-3 against Buffalo, and his passing yards were the most ever by a Bills opponent. Julian Edelman scored two touchdowns, and the Patriots needed to stave off a fourth-quarter rally after building a 37-13 lead through three quarters.

— Atlanta is 2-0 after Devonta Freeman’s two-yard scoring run with 1:14 remaining pushed the Falcons past the 0-2 Giants, 24-20. Julio Jones had 13 receptions for 135 yards, including a 37-yard grab that set up the winning touchdown. The Giants blew a 20-10 fourth-quarter lead, one week after blowing a 10-point lead in the final eight minutes.

— Adrian Peterson had 192 total yards in Minnesota’s 26-16 victory over the Detroit Lions. Peterson rushed 29 times for 134 yards after receiving a pregame standing ovation out of the tunnel in his first home game in a year. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for one touchdown and ran for another while finishing 14 of 18 for 153 yards and no turnovers.

— Ben Roethlisberger  had another big day for the Steelers, tossing for 369 yards and three touchdowns in a 43-18 win over San Francisco. The Steelers domination was so complete that they converted a pair of 2-point attempts in the first half to seize momentum in the game. Antonio Brown caught nine passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns for the Steelers, who rolled up 453 total yards despite having the ball for only 23 minutes

— Derek Carr enjoyed the best afternoon of his pro career while helping the Oakland Raiders drop the Baltimore Ravens to 0-2. The Raiders pulled out a 37-33 victory over the Ravens on Carr’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts with 26 seconds left. Carr went 7 for 9 for 65 yards on the winning drive and finished with a career-high 351 yards and three touchdowns for the 1-1 Raiders.

— Rookie Matt Jones ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns as the Redskins topped the Rams 24-10. The third-round pick out of Florida scored from 39 yards in the first quarter and from 3 with about 2 1/2 minutes left in the game. Quarterback Kirk Cousins went 23 for 27 for 207 yards and a 4-yard TD pass to Pierre Garcon (gahr-SOHN’).

— Carson Palmer had four touchdown tosses to lead the Arizona Cardinals to a 48-23 victory over the Chicago Bears. Palmer connected with Larry Fitzgerald for three TDs, and David Johnson returned the opening kickoff a club-record 108 yards and added a rushing TD. The loss was costly for Chicago as quarterback Jay Cutler left with an injured hamstring late in the first half.

— Jacksonville pulled out a 23-20 win over Miami on rookie Jason Myers’ 28-yard field goal with 40 seconds left. The Jaguars took the ball with 1:48 remaining before Blake Bortels put them in field-goal range with pass plays of 18, 19 and 9 yards. Bortles was 18 of 33 for 273 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for the 1-1 Jags.

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