Rams 27, 49ers 24
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Jeff Wilkins' 28-yard field goal sailed through the uprights in OT. The 49ers never got the ball. Marc Bulger. Playing in place of Kurt Warner, Bulger threw for 210 yards and 2 TDs. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: I don't think he (Martz) can put Warner in while Marc Bulger is getting this team wins. He has a responsibility to the other 52 guys on this team.
UP NEXT: 49ers (1-1) vs. Browns (0-2) | Rams (1-1) at Seahawks (2-0)
Saints 31, Texans 10
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Aaron Brooks hit Ernie Conwell on a 2-yard TD to give the Saints a 24-10 lead in the 4th quarter. The Saints scored the game's last 24 points. Saints defense. Last week the Texans held Miami without a sack. This week, the Saints sacked David Carr five times. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: The Texans will be able to score touchdowns if they stick to their game plan and protect QB David Carr.
UP NEXT: Texans (1-1) vs. Chiefs (2-0) | Saints (1-1) at Titans (1-1)
Dolphins 21, Jets 10
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Miami went up 21-3 in the second quarter on a Ricky Williams TD. The Jets tried in the second half, but they had too big a hole to crawl out of. Williams. The Dolphins and Williams (125 yards, one TD) simply ran all over the Jets all day long. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: The Jets need to be more creative on offense. They're having problems running the ball and getting Testaverde time to throw the ball.
UP NEXT: Dolphins (1-1) vs. Bills (2-0) | Jets (0-2) at Patriots (1-1)
Bills 38, Jaguars 17
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Drew Bledsoe and Eric Moulds connected on a 36-yard TD pass in the third quarter. The score gave the Bills a 28-10 lead. Bledsoe. The former No. 1 overall selection picked apart the Jaguars, throwing for 314 yards and two TDs. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: The Jaguars have a new coach and defensive philosophy and don't have the components necessary to do what Coach Jack Del Rio really wants them to do.
UP NEXT: Bills (2-0) at Dolphins (1-1) | Jaguars (0-2) at Colts (2-0)
Ravens 33, Browns 13
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... The Browns were in this game until late in the 4th quarter when a Matt Stover field goal gave the Ravens a 26-10 lead with two minutes left. Jamal Lewis. Lewis took the second offensive play of the game and went 82 yards for a TD and kept on going for an NFL-record 295 yards rushing. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: Lewis is a great running back and he's capable of a big game at any time.
UP NEXT: Browns (0-2) at 49ers (1-1) | Ravens (1-1) at Chargers (0-2)
Redskins 33, Falcons 31
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Time ran out. Until then, it seemed like anything could happen in this back-and-forth contest. Laveranues Coles. Talk about money well spent. Patrick Ramsey had a great game, but Coles (180 yards) went over 100 yards for the second time this year. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: Spurrier has done a good job of sublimating his ego and running the ball more. But I think we need to wait until they play better teams before we start talking how great the Ol' Ball Coach is.
UP NEXT: Redskins (2-0) vs. Giants (1-0) | Falcons (1-1) vs. Bucs (1-1)
Packers 31, Lions 6
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Ahman Green took the second offensive play of the game 62 yards for a TD. The Packers never looked back. Green. Green carried the ball 23 times for 160 yards and one touchdown. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: The Packers have to get other receivers (besides Donald Driver) involved. It's great to get a solid rushing game from Green but they need a balanced offense to do any damage when it counts
UP NEXT: Lions (1-1) vs. Vikings (2-0) | Packers (1-1) at Cardinals (0-2)
Colts 33, Titans 7
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Steve McNair walked off the field in the first half with an injured finger. McNair returned, but wasn't effective and the Titans offense couldn't do anything. Edgerrin James. The Colts need James to be a workhorse and he was against the Titans, rushing for 120 yards on 30 carries. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: It's not so much if he can stay healthy, because McNair will play injured. He needs to get some help from his running game for this offense to function as well as it should.
UP NEXT: Titans (1-1) vs. Saints (1-1) | Colts (2-0) vs. Jaguars (0-2)
Chiefs 41, Steelers 20
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Tommy Maddox was intercepted by Shawn Barber in the third quarter after the Steelers, trailing 34-20, had driven to the Chiefs' 5-yard line. Priest Holmes. Three more touchdowns for Holmes, who now has five in two games. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: The Chiefs defense looks very good and if it can continue to play well and get a top 10 ranking for the season, this could be a dominating team.
UP NEXT: Steelers (1-1) at Bengals (0-2) | Chiefs (2-0) at Texans (1-1)
Panthers 12, Bucs 9
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... John Kasay's 46-yard field goal sailed through the uprights in OT. It looked over when the Bucs tied the game in regulation, but Carolina blocked the extra point. Panthers special teams. Two blocked FGs, a blocked PAT to send it to OT and a punt return to set up the winning FG. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: It's very important for the Panthers to open up this season with two wins after last seasons' close losses. These types of victories will breed confidence in a young team.
UP NEXT: Panthers -- bye week | Bucs (1-1) at Falcons (1-1)
Seahawks 38, Cardinals 0
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Randall Godfrey returned an Emmitt Smith fumble 54 yards for a TD, putting the Seahawks up 14-0 in the second quarter. Seahawks defense. The offense was good, too, but it was the defense that led the way with four INTs. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: Rhodes has done a good job with this defense and will do a better job when he gets the personnel he needs for his defensive scheme.
UP NEXT: Seahawks (2-0) vs. Rams (1-1) | Cardinals (0-2) vs. Packers (1-1)
Broncos 37, Chargers 13
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Jake Plummer hit Cooper Carlisle for a six-yard TD to make the score 21-3. Plummer. He only threw 13 passes, before suffering a separated shoulder, but three of them went for TDs. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: I rank Portis in the top three of NFL running backs. He has the ability to break the big run, catch the ball out of the backfield and doesn't have fumbling problems.
UP NEXT: Broncos (2-0) vs. Raiders (1-1) | Chargers (0-2) vs. Ravens (1-1)
Patriots 31, Eagles 10
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Tedy Bruschi ended any hope the Eagles might have had, returning a Donovan McNabb INT 18 yards for a TD and putting the Patriots up 31-10. Tom Brady. A week after tossing four INTs, Brady threw three TD passes and no INTs. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: The Eagles may just need to start playing teams that aren't quite so good. It's difficult to score points against the two previous Super Bowl champions.
UP NEXT: Patriots (1-1) vs. Jets (0-2) | Eagles (0-2) -- bye week
Raiders 23, Bengals 20
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 39-yard field goal with nine seconds left in the game. Phillip Buchanon. He got burned late to set up the Bengals' tying TD, but he also returned an INT 83 yards for a TD and had eight tackles. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: The injuries are obviously hurting the Raiders, but the other teams in the AFC have gotten better. This is not going to be a runaway for the Raiders.
UP NEXT: Bengals (0-2) vs. Steelers (1-1) | Raiders (1-1) at Broncos (2-0)
Vikings 24, Bears 13
IT WAS OVER WHEN... GAME BALL GOES TO... Chris Chandler entered the game for an injured Kordell Stewart and threw an INT on his first pass with under two minutes left. Moe Williams. Led by Williams (108 yards), the Vikings ran all over the Bears putting up 202 rushing yards. ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: The Vikings' line has done a great a job protecting QB Daunte Culpepper and giving RB Moe Williams room to run.
UP NEXT: Vikings (2-0) at Lions (1-1) | Bears (0-2) -- bye week