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September 30, 2013

Former Patriots coach has Seahawks at 4-0

HOUSTON (AP) — Steven Hauschka kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime to give Pete Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks a 23-20 win over the Houston Texans and the first 4-0 start in franchise history.

Houston (2-2) failed to score on two possessions in overtime. The Seahawks got the win on their second drive in overtime after rallying from a 20-3 deficit.

The Seahawks rallied to tie it at 20-20 on an interception return for a touchdown by Richard Sherman in the fourth quarter.

Lions 40, Bears 32

Reggie Bush’s 37-yard touchdown run helped Detroit score 27 points in the second quarter and he accounted for 173 yards of offense to help the Lions beat Chicago.

Detroit (3-1) moved into a first-place tie with Chicago (3-1) in the NFC North. The Lions scored 24 straight points, including three TDs in a span of 3 minutes, 26 second, after Matt Forte’s 53-yard TD run gave the Bears 10-6 lead early in the second quarter.

Jay Cutler, who had four turnovers, threw a pair of touchdown passes and 2-point conversions in the final 4 minutes to pull Chicago within eight points to make the score look respectable.

Vikings 34, Steelers 27

Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel — the former New England Patriot — starting in place of injured Christian Ponder, finished 16 of 25 for 248 yards and two touchdowns.

Greg Jennings made two touchdown catches, Adrian Peterson ran for two scores and the Vikings’ defense made a big stop with time running out to preserve a win over the Steelers.

Playing at Wembley Stadium, Everson Griffen stripped Ben Roethlisberger on the 6-yard line with 19 seconds left. Kevin Williams recovered to seal the victory.

The Steelers fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1968.

Roethlisberger was 36 for 51 for 383 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.

Broncos 52, Eagles 20

The Broncos scored more points yesterday than they ever had in their 54-year history, led by Peyton Manning’s four touchdown throws, including two to former Patrior Wes Welker.

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