The Cleveland Browns kept their composure and finally pulled out a close game.
The Browns rallied from a 28-14 deficit with 5:06 remaining to beat the Tennessee Titans 31-28 in overtime Sunday.
Phil Dawson's 33-yard field goal won it in the extra period after Tim Couch rallied the visiting Browns by throwing two touchdowns in the final 2:35 of regulation.
The win was especially meaningful to coach Butch Davis, who saw the Browns lose the season opener in heartbreaking fashion when Dwayne Rudd was penalized for taking off his helmet. That gave the Kansas City Chiefs the chance to win on a field goal with no time left.
"I don't think there is a team in the NFL more deserving to win a game like this, with the times we've been snake-bitten the last few years," Davis said. "I talked to the team early in the week, and we brought up the first game of the year.
"We said we can let that game do one of two things. It can either build some character for the team, teach us a lesson to fight the entire 60 minutes, or we can let it break us. I knew this team wouldn't want to surrender."
Couch helped the Browns overcome four turnovers and went 36-of-50 for 326 yards and three touchdowns in what he called his biggest moment in the NFL.
Dolphins 30, Jets 3
MIAMI (AP) -- The Dolphins (3-0) snapped their streak of eight consecutive losses to the Jets behind Ricky Williams, who rushed for 151 yards and sealed the win with a 53-yard touchdown sprint, the longest gain in his four-year career.
Patriots 41, Chiefs 38, OT
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- Super Bowl hero Adam Vinatieri kicked a 35-yard field goal 4:40 into overtime.
Kansas City (1-2) tied it on two touchdowns by Priest Holmes in the last five minutes of regulation. Holmes scored on a 1-yard run as time expired, and Morten Andersen's extra point forced overtime.
Troy Brown set a team record with 16 catches and a personal high of 176 yards receiving. Tom Brady completed 39 of 54 passes for a career-high 410 yards and four touchdowns.
Holmes, the league's top rusher in 2001, had 180 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries and caught one of Trent Green's three TD passes.
Saints 29, Bears 23
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- New Orleans rallied from a 20-point deficit behind Aaron Brooks and rookie Donte' Stallworth.
Stallworth scored on a 29-yard pass from Brooks with 1:11 remaining and Sammy Knight stopped a last-second Chicago drive with a goal-line interception.
Packers 37, Lions 31
DETROIT (AP) -- Brett Favre spoiled rookie Joey Harrington's debut. Favre threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns as the Packers (2-1) held off the Lions (0-3).
Favre completed 31 of 47 passes and moved past Warren Moon for fourth on the NFL's career list with 294 TD passes.
Broncos 28, Bills 23
DENVER (AP) -- The Broncos, who opened the season by stopping St. Louis and San Francisco, are 3-0 for the first time since 1998, when they won their second straight Super Bowl.
Brian Griese threw for two touchdowns and Clinton Portis ran for 103 yards and a touchdown. Denver lost starting tailback Olandis Gary early with a sprained left ankle.
Falcons 30, Bengals 3
ATLANTA (AP) -- Michael Vick took care of hapless Cincinnati (0-3) almost by himself. He threw a pair of touchdown passes to Brian Finneran and outgained the Bengals all by himself. He completed 16 of 26 passes for 174 yards and pulled off several scintillating runs, finishing with 56 yards on the ground.
49ers 20, Redskins 10
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- All-Pro receiver Terrell Owens scored on a spectacular 38-yard run and the 49ers rushed for 252 yards.
San Francisco (2-1) capped its win with an eight-minute drive led by backup quarterback Tim Rattay, who relieved ill Jeff Garcia (stomach virus).
Washington (1-2) gained just 41 yards and was scoreless in the second half.
Chargers 23, Cardinals 15
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Chargers (3-0) used a late goal-line stand to preserve victory. Star linebacker Junior Seau had to be helped to the locker room with a sprained right ankle after he was hurt on the last play of that stand, but said he should be fine.
Giants 9, Seahawks 6
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Rookie Matt Bryant kicked a game-winning 47-yard field goal with 2:04 to play, the longest of his career. Bryant added field goals of 33 and 21 yards for the Giants (2-1). He is 9-for-9 this season.
The Seahawks lost their third straight, their worst start since Mike Holmgren took over in 1999.
Colts 23, Texans 3
HOUSTON (AP) -- Peyton Manning passed for 272 yards, with touchdown passes of 42 yards to Qadry Ismail and 43 to Reggie Wayne. Manning, who threw three interceptions in last week's loss to Miami, didn't have an interception for Indianapolis (2-1).
Eagles 44, Cowboys 13
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Donovan McNabb threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 67 yards and one touchdown.
Emmitt Smith ran 11 times for 52 yards, moving within 362 yards of Walter Payton to become the NFL's career rushing leader. Smith's sixth carry moved him ahead of Payton for No. 1 on the rushing attempts list.
Reggie Swinton's 100-yard kickoff return was the only touchdown for Dallas (1-2).
Eagles rookie Brian Westbrook threw a 25-yard option pass to Todd Pinkston for a touchdown.
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