Favre throws 6 TDs as Jets beat Cardinals
September 30, 2008, 10:05 am TWN
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey -- Brett Favre threw a career-high and Jets-record six touchdown passes, three to Laveranues Coles, and New York took advantage of mistakes by Arizona in a big second quarter of a 56-35 victory Sunday.
Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin was carted off the field after a scary helmet to-helmet collision with Eric Smith in the end zone with 27 seconds remaining. Boldin was moving all his extremities on the field and was talking to his teammates coming off the field and going into the locker room. He was being taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons.
New York’s defense forced three fumbles and two interceptions in the first half and the Jets (2-2) set a franchise record by scoring 34 points in the second quarter.
Favre, showing no signs of a left ankle injury that hobbled him during the week, finished 24-for-34 for 289 yards. Coles had eight catches for 105 yards and Jerricho Cotchery had two touchdown catches as the Jets scored the second-most points in franchise history.
Redskins 26, Cowboys 24 At Irving, Texas, Jason Campbell threw two touchdown passes and Clinton Portis ran for 121 yards to knock the Cowboys from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Washington (3-1) won for only the second time in its last 13 visits to Texas Stadium. With Dallas moving to a different suburb next season, this was the Redskins’ last visit to a place that rarely treated them well. Thus, unless Washington returns for a playoff game, new coach Jim Zorn will have the unique distinction of being undefeated here.
The NFC East — already the best division in the NFL — is now a four way race.
Bills 31, Rams 14 At St. Louis, Jabari Greer’s 33-yard interception return on the first play of the fourth quarter was the go-ahead score in an 18-point fourth-quarter salvo.
The Bills’ first defensive score of the year — also Greer’s first career touchdown — came off an overthrown pass on second-and-12. It signaled an end to the Rams’ fun and games while handing St. Louis (0-4) its 17th loss in the last 20 games.
Buffalo is 4-0 for the first time since 1992, in the middle of its dominant AFC years. The Bills have gotten an early jump on the franchise’s second winning season since 1999. But the previous two wins were nailbiters by a total of five points.
Chargers 28, Raiders 18 At Oakland, California, another blown fourth-quarter lead for Oakland led to yet another San Diego win over the Raiders and the possible end of coach Lane Kiffin’s tenure.
Darren Sproles’ long kickoff return set up Nate Kaeding’s go-ahead 47-yard field goal with 1:51 to play and LaDainian Tomlinson sealed the Chargers’ 10th straight win over their AFC West rivals with a 41-yard TD run.
Chiefs 33, Broncos 19 At Kansas City, Missouri, Larry Johnson ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns and the Chiefs took advantage of four Denver turnovers. It was the first win for Kansas City since Oct. 21, 2007, a club-record 12 straight losses that had angry fans calling for the dismissal of everyone from the general manager to the quarterbacks coach.
Atlanta Falcons’ Jerious Norwood, right, is up-ended by Carolina Panthers’ Chris Gamble, left, and Charles Johnson (95) in the first half during an NFL football game in Charlotte, ...