NFL scores: Good news for Cowboys: Rest of NFC East loses

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The Cowboys find themselves in first place in the NFC East at 2-1. Meanwhile, the Eagles are 1-2; the Redskins and Giants are 0-3.

NEXT SUNDAY'S GAMES

N.Y. Giants at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Washington at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Dallas at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.

Philadelphia at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

PANTHERS 38, GIANTS 0

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Carolina sacked Eli Manning seven times as the Panthers handed Tom Coughlin his worst defeat as coach of the New York Giants, 38-0 Sunday.

It was the largest margin of victory in Panthers history.

The Panthers (1-2) allowed Newton to run out of the read option, which helped open up an offence that had been mostly stagnant this season. Newton had 223 yards passing and threw two touchdown passes to Brandon LaFell and one to Ted Ginn Jr. He ran for 45 yards and his first TD of the season.

The Giants are in trouble: Of the 161 teams that have started the season 0-3 since 1978, only five made the NFL playoffs, according to STATS LLC.

The Giants came in with only 73 yards rushing in their first two games and managed just 60 yards on the ground. Manning, under pressure all day long, finished 12 of 23 for 119 yards with two interceptions.

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LIONS 27, REDSKINS 20

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Matthew Stafford completed 25 of 42 passes for 385 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, and Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson both had 100 yards receiving for Detroit, which beat Washington on the road for the first time since 1939.

The Lions (2-1) ended a 21-game streak against the Redskins, the second-longest in NFL history. Detroit's last win away from home in the series came in 1935 against the Boston Redskins, two years before the move to Washington.

Robert Griffin III and the defending NFC East champion Redskins fell to 0-3.

The Lions got their insurance touchdown with 3:56 remaining on Stafford's 11-yard pass to Johnson. Washington pulled within seven with a field goal with 1:40 to play, but a desperation pass on the game's final play fell incomplete.

Griffin completed 32 of 50 passes for 326 yards and had his fourth interception of the season, one shy of his 2012 total. The Redskins scored an offensive touchdown for the first time this season.

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CHIEFS 26, EAGLES 16 (THURSDAY)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The look was strange: Andy Reid in all red on the visitors' sideline.

The result was similar to what he gave Philadelphia in his 14 years in charge of the Eagles.

Reid's homecoming was a smashing success for the new Kansas City coach thanks to a dynamic defense that forced five turnovers and sacked a harried Michael Vick six times in the Chiefs' 26-16 victory Thursday night.

"Yeah, it was different," Reid said. "I was on the opposite side of the field than I normally am at. But I can't tell you that I was caught up in that part of it."

Vick even limped off with 1:07 to go after the final sack and fumble, but stayed around to hug Reid following the final play - just after Donnie Avery gave Reid a Gatorade shower on the sideline.

"It was great to see the players that are here," Reid admitted. "I had a chance to talk to them after the game."

Kansas City, which has not had a giveaway in opening 3-0, has won one more game already than it did in 2012 - when it earned the first overall draft pick, then hired Reid days after he was fired on the heels of Philly's 4-12 finish.

The usually stoic Reid showed some fire to match his bright red outfit late in the first half when he thought the Chiefs got a bad spot. He came out to the hash mark to yell at the officials, then walked off at halftime still gesturing his displeasure.

That was far more emotion than he displayed when he entered the stadium with the Chiefs just before kickoff. Although the Philly fans gave him a warm ovation, some standing in tribute to the man who won 140 games and six division titles for them, Reid walked briskly along the sideline, never turning his gaze toward the stands.


Source: Dallasnews

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