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Two-point conversion spurs Broncos victory

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Jay Cutler completed a two-point conversion pass to Eddie Royal with 24 seconds remaining as the Denver Broncos rallied for a wild 39-38 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

The gutsy call came after the Broncos (2-0) benefited from a favourable ruling. Three plays earlier, Cutler fumbled when the ball slipped out of his hands. It was recovered by San Diego at the 10-yard line, but the officials ruled the play dead after an inadverten­t whistle and gave the ball back to Denver.

On fourth down, Cutler tossed a four-yard TD pass to Royal to bring the Broncos within 38-37. Colts 18 Vikings 15 Peyton Manning and the Indianapol­is Colts found their rhythm just in time to avoid their first 0-2 start in a decade. Adam Vinatieri nailed a 47-yard field goal with three seconds remaining as the Colts rallied from a 15-point deficit to stun the Minnesota Vikings 18-15 Sunday in Minnesota. Patriots 19 Jets 10 Stephen Gostkowski’s four field goals keyed the New England Patriots’ 19-10 win over the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.

Sammy Morris scored on a one-yard dive after Brandon Meriweathe­r’s intercepti­on in the third quarter to increase the lead to 13-3. Giants 41 Rams 13 Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes Sunday afternoon, leading the New York Giants to a 41-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis.

The reigning Super Bowl MVP, Manning completed 20-of-29 passes for 260 yards. Redskins 29 Saints 24 Jason Campbell threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss with 3:29 remaining to lift the Washington Redskins to a 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints in Landover, Md.

Facing a nine-point deficit late in the fourth quarter, Washington (1-1) clawed within 24-22 on Clinton Portis’ eight-yard TD run with six minutes remaining. Panthers 24 Bears 17 Rookie Jonathan Stewart scored two touchdowns to help rally the Carolina Panthers to a 24-17 victory over the Chicago Bears in Charlotte, N.C. Stewart rushed for 77 yards on 14 carries . Bills 20 Jaguars 16 Trent Edwards found rookie James Hardy in the back corner of the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown pass to lift the Buffalo Bills to a 20-16 triumph over the Jacksonvil­le Jaguars in Jacksonvil­le, Fla. Titans 24 Bengals 7 Kerry Collins made sure Vince Young was not missed, throwing for a TD pass to guide Tennessee to a 24-7 victory over Cincinnati in Cincinnati.

Collins finished 14-of-21 for 128 yards for the Titans (2-0). Raiders 23 Chiefs 8 Rookie Darren McFadden rushed for 164 yards and his first career TD and the Oakland Raiders’ defence was dominant en route to a 23-8 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City.

McFadden scored on a 19-yard run with 8:22 left in the third to give the Raiders a 13-0 lead. Cardinals 31 Dolphins 10 Kurt Warner threw three TD passes to Anquan Boldin as the Arizona Cardinals cruised to a 31-10 rout of the Miami Dolphins in Glendale, Ariz.

Warner completed 19-of-25 passes for 361 yards and Boldin hauled in six catches for 140 yards. 49ers 33 Seahawks 30 Joe Nedney booted a 40-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the San Francisco 49ers to a wild 33-30 upset of the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. Buccaneers 24 Falcons 9 Earnest Graham rushed for 116 yards including a 68-yard TD in the fourth quarter — as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recorded a 24-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Steelers 10 Browns 6 Ben Roethlisbe­rger went 12-for-19 for 186 yards with a TD and Willie Parker ran for 105 yards on 28 carries as Pittsburgh extended its winning streak to 10 games over Cleveland.

 ?? Getty Images photo: Doug Pensinger ?? BREAK OUT: Denver tight end Daniel Graham, right, makes a reception Sunday as San Diego defender Clinton Hart tries to make a tackle at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver.
Getty Images photo: Doug Pensinger BREAK OUT: Denver tight end Daniel Graham, right, makes a reception Sunday as San Diego defender Clinton Hart tries to make a tackle at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver.

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