Seahawks win again as Lions and Giants pull surprises

Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:35am EDT
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(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks needed overtime this time, but the Super Bowl champions defeated the Denver Broncos again on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFL title game.

Running back Marshawn Lynch bulldozed his way into the end zone from six yards out to give the Seahawks a 26-20 victory after the Broncos had rallied from a 17-5 deficit in the fourth quarter.

But there were surprises on the third week of the National Football League season as the Detroit Lions defense overwhelmed the Green Bay Packers, Eli Manning engineered the New York Giants' first win and the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals beat the San Francisco 49ers.

In other games, the Dallas Cowboys rallied from a 21-0 deficit to scrape past the Rams 34-31 in St. Louis, the New England Patriots defeated the visiting Oakland Raiders 16-9.

Philadelphia and New Orleans also came away with needed wins.

At Detroit, defensive back Don Carey scored on a 40-yard fumble return in the first quarter and running back Reggie Bush had a 26-yard scoring run in the fourth as the Lions beat the Packers 19-7, holding Green Bay to 223 yards total offense.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was held to 162 yards and a single touchdown and was sacked twice as he suffered only his second loss to the Lions in 11 career meetings.

"Our defense did an outstanding job of getting off the field all day," Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who threw for 246 yards on 22 of 34 passing, told reporters.

"Against that group that they were going up against, that was pretty awesome.   Continued...

Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) and defensive back Marcus Burley (28) break up a pass intended for Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports - RTR475R6