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Tomlinson overcame a slow start to run for 106 yards and two scores. He has 21 touchdowns in 15 career games against Oakland, the most any player has had in his first 15 games against any team in NFL history.
Buccaneers 30, Packers 21
At Tampa, Fla., Derrick Brooks had one of three interceptions of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and also forced a fumble that Jermaine Phillips returned 38 yards for a touchdown.
Rodgers threw two touchdowns to Greg Jennings, who had six receptions for 109 yards for Green Bay (2-2), but was sacked three times and left for one series with a shoulder injury midway through the fourth quarter.
Matt Bryant kicked three field goals, four days after his infant son died at home. His 23-yarder put the Bucs (3-1) ahead for good.
Earnest Graham put away Tampa Bay's third straight victory with Brian Griese at quarterback, breaking a 47-yard run to the Packers 1, then scoring on the next play. He finished with 111 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Jaguars 30, Texans 27, OT
At Jacksonville, Fla., Josh Scobee won a second straight game for the Jaguars, with plenty of help from David Garrard again. Scobee's 37-yard field goal in overtime won it. Scobee hit a 51-yarder with 4 seconds remaining last week to beat Indianapolis 23-21.
Houston (0-3), getting a strong outing from quarterback Matt Schaub, looked like it might get its first victory of the season. Schaub threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Kevin Walter. His last one was an 8-yard strike that put the Texans ahead 24-20 with 7:06 remaining.
But Garrard brought the Jaguars (2-2) right back, mostly with his legs. Garrard scrambled for two first downs and then ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 1:48 to play. He gained 13 yards on third-and-10, then picked up 9 more a few plays later on fourth-and-8.
Panthers 24, Falcons 9
At Charlotte, N.C., Steve Smith's first touchdown following his two-game suspension was part of a dominating day. Jake Delhomme was mistake-free, Smith and Muhsin Muhammad combined for 243 yards receiving and two scores, and Carolina (3-1) shut down the league's top rushing unit.
The Panthers held Michael Turner, who came in as the league's top back with 336 yards rushing, to 56 yards on 18 carries. Matt Ryan threw for only 158 yards and the Falcons (2-2) remained winless on the road.
Muhammad, who had eight catches for 147 yards, caught a 36-yard TD pass from Delhomme early in the fourth quarter for the final margin.The Panthers didn't turn it over and recovered after losing both starting tackles to injury to win the 100th game in franchise history.
Saints 31, 49ers 17
At New Orleans, Deuce McAllister carried 20 times for 73 yards and had a 10-yard reception to convert a third down, giving the Saints (2-2) the credible power running threat they needed to open up deep throws for Drew Brees.
Brees was 23-of-35 for 363 yards and three scores, including touchdowns of 47 yards to Robert Meachem and 33 yards to Lance Moore. Brees also set up scores with a 52-yard pass to Meachem and an 81-yard connection with Devery Henderson.
J.T. O'Sullivan was 18-of-36 for 257 yards, but continued to take too many sacks for San Francisco (2-2). Sacked 13 times through the Niners' first three games, O'Sullivan was brought down six more times, twice by Charles Grant.
Browns 20, Bengals 12
At Cincinnati, Derek Anderson threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards that put the Browns (1-3) ahead to stay in the fourth quarter. With Brady Quinn ready to take over if Anderson struggled again, Anderson went 15-of-24 for 138 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Carson Palmer rested a sore passing elbow that forced him to miss a game for the first time since 2004, a huge setback for a struggling offense. Cincinnati (0-4) couldn't do much behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw three interceptions.
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