Unbeaten vs. winless was no contest.
The St. Louis Rams, defending NFC champions but on a five-game slide, routed the previously spotless Oakland Raiders 28-13 Sunday -- behind a third-string quarterback, no less.
Marc Bulger threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score at St. Louis. Marshall Faulk, slowed by back spasms last week, showed his familiar form by running for a season-high 158 yards.
Bulger started because Kurt Warner is out with a broken pinkie and Jamie Martin was sidelined with a knee injury.
"If you know you can play, you don't have to worry about it," Bulger said. "You'll get your chance."
The Raiders (4-1), who entered leading the NFL with 40.5 points and 461.5 yards a game, had only two field goals and 229 yards through the first three quarters.
On his 40th birthday, Jerry Rice caught seven passes for 133 yards.
Chargers 35, Chiefs 34
Host San Diego stormed back behind Drew Brees, who threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to rookie Reche Caldwell with 14 seconds left. The Chargers (5-1) overcame five turnovers.
Trailing 24-14 entering the fourth quarter, San Diego scored three TDs to overtake the Chiefs. Brees finished 28-of-41 for 319 yards and two TDs.
Trent Green threw for 236 yards, three TDs and two interceptions for the Chiefs (3-3).
Dolphins 24, Broncos 22
Olindo Mare made a 53-yarder with 6 seconds remaining for Miami after Denver's Jason Elam had given the hosts the lead with a 55-yarder with 45 seconds to go. It was Elam's fifth field goal of the game.
Mare's winner was set up when Dedric Ward made a 23-yard reception after the ball went right through the outstretched hands of Denver linebacker John Mobley.
Ricky Williams rushed for two touchdowns for Miami (5-1), which led by nine before the Broncos (4-2) went on an 80-yard drive capped by Mike Anderson's 1-yard TD reception. After stopping Miami, the Broncos set up Elam's big kick, only to be upstaged by Mare.
Cowboys 14, Panthers 13
Dallas also staged a wild rally as Quincy Carter threw for two TDs in the final 3:55. A broken play turned into an 80-yard touchdown pass to Joey Galloway when a long pass deflected off safety Deon Grant into Galloway's hands.
Then, Carter threw a 24-yarder to rookie Antonio Bryant with 56 seconds to go.
Dallas (3-3) let the visiting Panthers (3-3) get to its 41 with 11 seconds left, but Chris Weinke, filling in for Rodney Peete (concussion) completed a 9-yard pass to Muhsin Muhammad as time ran out.
Emmitt Smith had 59 yards, leaving him 175 from Walter Payton's career rushing record.
Packers 28, Patriots 10
Brett Favre threw three touchdown passes to lead the Packers (5-1) to their fourth straight victory. Favre has 301 career TD passes, moving him past John Elway into third place on the career list. Only Dan Marino (420) and Fran Tarkenton (342) have more.
Ahman Green rushed for 136 yards, the fourth straight game in which the Patriots (3-3) allowed a 100-yard rusher.
Tom Brady threw three interceptions at Foxboro, Mass.
Colts 22, Ravens 20
Mike Vanderjagt kicked his fifth field goal, from 38 yards with 4 seconds left, and the host Colts had a strong game on defense. They held Jamal Lewis to 75 yards rushing, forced three turnovers and sacked Baltimore's Chris Redman five times to help Indianapolis (4-1) win its third straight.
A pass-interference penalty by Gary Baxter allowed Peyton Manning to rally the Colts on the game's final drive. The Ravens (2-3) protested that Ismail flopped, but Manning needed just five more plays to put Vanderjagt in position for the game-winner.
Bills 31,Texans 24
Drew Bledsoe led another Buffalo comeback, throwing two TD passes in the final 10:39, and Travis Henry ran for 159 yards and two scores.
Host Houston (1-4) dueled with Buffalo (3-3) into the fourth quarter, taking a 24-17 lead on a halfback pass from James Allen to Billy Miller.
Bledsoe hit Eric Moulds with a 23-yard touchdown pass to end a drive that was aided by two 15-yard penalties against Texans linebacker Jay Foreman. Bledsoe broke the tie with 3:55 left on a 26-yard pass to Peerless Price.
Steelers 34, Bengals 7
The visiting Steelers (2-3) forced four turnovers from Jon Kitna and got a 99-yard kickoff return from rookie Antwaan Randle El, the second-longest in team history. Lee Flowers had two interceptions and Jerome Bettis scored twice.
The hapless Bengals, the only winless team in the league, are 0-6 for the fifth time since 1991.
Saints 43, Redskins 27
Michael Lewis, a former beer delivery truck driver who finally made it to the NFL last year at age 29, returned a punt 83 yards and a kickoff 90 yards for touchdowns for the Saints (5-1). They are off to their best start since 1993, and scored their most points since 1987.
The Saints took a 20-0 lead after rookie Patrick Ramsey, making his first NFL start, threw three interceptions in his first five passes for the host Redskins (2-3).
Buccaneers 17, Browns 3
The Buccaneers defense extended its streak of consecutive games without allowing a touchdown to three, limiting Cleveland (2-4) to just one fourth-quarter field goal.
Mike Alstott ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns, and Warren Sapp led a relentless pass rush that frustrated Tim Couch as host Tampa Bay (5-1) won its fifth straight.
Falcons 17, Giants 10
Doug Johnson, filling in for the injured Michael Vick, ran for a touchdown and threw a 14-yard TD pass to Brian Finneran to win it with 8:06 left. Johnson was 19-of-25 for 257 yards for the visiting Falcons (2-3).
With the score tied at 10, Juran Bolden made an interception at the Falcons 6. Henry Jones forced a late fumble by Ron Dixon that Kevin Mathis recovered at the Atlanta 15 with 3:22 to play and New York (3-3) threatening to tie.
Titans 23, Jaguars 14
At Nashville, Eddie George ran for 113 yards for his first 100-yard game of the season and scored two touchdowns as the Titans (2-4) snapped a four-game losing streak.
Jacksonville quarterback Mark Brunell left in the first quarter with a concussion. Rookie David Garrard came in and threw two interceptions and was sacked three times.
The Jags (3-2), who had won three straight, managed only 68 yards passing.
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