Week 5 wrap-up

Updated: October 6, 2003, 12:11 AM ET
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Vikings 39, Falcons 26
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The Vikings were awarded their second safety of the game on a Falcons penalty in their own end zone in the fourth quarter to go up 36-20. Moe Williams and Onterio Smith. The Vikings pounded out 166 yards on the ground, 71 by Williams (2 TDs) and 63 by Smith.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: Randy Moss is taking over football games. If the Vikings QB's show patience and get him the ball, he can hurt any team in the NFL. He makes this team better in both the runnig and passing aspect of the game.
UP NEXT: Vikings (5-0) -- bye week | Falcons (1-4) at Rams (2-2)

Patriots 38, Titans 30
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Christian Fauria recovered Tennessee's onside kick with under one minute left. Mike Cloud and Antowain Smith. The Pats rushed for 161 yards as a team. Cloud, in his first game, rushed for 73 and Smith had 80 yards and a TD.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: The play of the game was Ty Law's interception return for the touchdown. What a play! He did exactly what he was supposed to do. He stepped back and read the route perfectly and made the play.
UP NEXT: Titans (3-2) vs. Texans (2-2) | Patriots (3-2) vs. Giants (2-2)

Dolphins 23, Giants 10
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Ricky Williams plowed into the end zone with just over four minutes to go, giving Miami a 23-10 lead. James McKnight. On a day when Williams was held to just 39 yards rushing, McKnight had the play of the game with a 68-yard TD run.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: The Dolphins seem ready to play up to their numerous accolades. They are playing with a tremendous amount of passion and are getting the job done.
UP NEXT: Dolphins (3-1) at Jaguars (1-4) | Giants (2-2) at Patriots (3-2)

Panthers 19, Saints 13
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Stephen Davis rushed for four yards on third-and-four with under one minutes left. The Panthers ran out the clock on the next two plays. Davis. Signed as a free agent this offseason, Davis put up 159 yards rushing on 30 carries. It was his fourth straight 100-yard game with the Panthers.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: This game perfectly represents the makeup of the Panthers. They show dedication to the run, keep Delhomme out of trouble and play great defense. This will be a tough team to deal with for opposing teams for the rest of the season
UP NEXT: Saints (1-4) vs. Bears (1-3) | Panthers (4-0) at Colts (4-0)

Bills 22, Bengals 16
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Travis Henry scored from two yards out in OT to give the Bills the win. Henry. A game time decision due to a rib injury, Henry rushed for 85 yards and scored two TDs.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: Buffalo needs to play better football. Drew Bledsoe seems to be struggling right now. His interception to touchdown ratio is not great and he seems to be missing former WR Peerless Price.
UP NEXT: Bengals (1-4) -- bye week | Bills (3-2) at Jets (0-4)

Bears 24, Raiders 21
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Paul Edinger's 48-yard field goal sailed through the uprights as time ran out. Edinger. Booted three field goals, including the game winner for the Bears.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: This is a disappointing loss for the Raiders. This was a game they needed to win to right their ship and this loss probably ends their championship hopes. On the other side of the ball, the Bears played well enough to win and did a great job taking advantage of the Raiders' inconsistencies.
UP NEXT: Raiders (2-3) at Browns (2-3) | Bears (1-3) vs. Saints (1-4)

Cowboys 24, Cardinals 7
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The Cowboys got the second of their two safeties to move ahead 24-7 in the third quarter. Quincy Carter. Carter continued his hot play, passing for 277 yards and two TDs.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: The Dallas defense is playing great football right now. They asserted their dominance early with big hits on Emmitt Smith. They're getting great pressure up front and forcing mistakes. Their performance is showing why some of us (me) picked them to go 8-8.
UP NEXT: Cowboys (3-1) vs. Eagles (2-2) | Cardinals (1-4) vs. Ravens (2-2)

Packers 35, Seahawks 13
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Brett Favre tossed a two-yard TD to William Henderson to put the Packers up 35-13. Ahman Green. Green rushed for 118 yards and had two TDs, giving him seven TDs on the season.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: Evidently, Brett Favre studied what he's been doing wrong the past few weeks and used this game to correct himself.
UP NEXT: Seahawks (3-1) vs. 49ers (2-3) | Packers (3-2) vs. Chiefs (5-0)

Chiefs 24, Broncos 23
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Jake Plummer's pass on fourth-and-six fell incomplete with under 1:30 left. The Chiefs took over and ran out the clock. Dante Hall. For the fourth straight week, Hall returned a kick for a TD. This time it was a 93-yard punt return that gave the Chiefs the win.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: Dante Hall was the difference in this game. He makes this team the team to beat in the AFC. The Broncos shouldn't be too down after this loss, they played a great game but were done in by a great player.
UP NEXT: Broncos (4-1) vs. Steelers | Chiefs (5-0) at Packers (3-2)

Jaguars 27, Chargers 21
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Byron Leftwich hit Fred Taylor for a 60-yard TD to make it 27-14 late in the fourth quarter. Leftwich. The rookie QB threw for 336 yards and two TDs to record his first win.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: What a huge injection of speed Jimmy Smith gives this team. The Jaguars received big performances from Smith and RB Fred Taylor. WIth those two clicking this team has the ability to be an explosive offense. The Jaguars played a tough football game and won it because of those guys.
UP NEXT: Chargers (0-5) -- bye week | Jaguars (1-4) vs. Dolphins (3-1)

49ers 24, Lions 17
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Jeff Garcia rushed for 10 yards on third-and-two with just over two minutes left. After the first down the 49ers ran out the clock. Garcia. A week after getting ripped by Terrell Owens, Garcia threw two TD passes and ran for another score to lead the 49ers.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: This was a make or break game for the 49ers. There were a ton of off-field distractions because of last week's tirade by Terrell Owens and Mariucci's return. But the 49ers put it all behind them and got a big win.
UP NEXT: Lions (1-4) -- bye week | 49ers (2-3) at Seahawks (3-1)

Eagles 27, Redskins 25
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Patrick Ramsey's two-point attempt with 13 seconds left sailed over the head of Laveranues Coles. Brian Westbrook. Westbrook was Philly's best RB for the second straight week, finding the end zone in the fourth quarter.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: After the week long controversy, the Eagles needed to get on the field and get this win. They did a great job running the football which gave McNabb a more potent play action threat.
UP NEXT: Redskins (3-2) vs. Bucs (2-1) | Eagles (2-2) at Cowboys (3-1)
Browns 33, Steelers 13
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Daylon McCutcheon returned a Tommy Maddox INT 75 yards for a TD to put the Browns up 30-10 in the third quarter. Tim Couch. Playing in place of Kelly Holcomb, Couch completed 20-of-25 passes for 208 yards and tossed tow TDs.
ERIC ALLEN'S ANALYSIS: What a disappointing game for the Steelers. They have a lot of talent on offense, but no balance. For the Browns, Tim Couch had the type of game the Brown's have been waiting to see from him. For some reason, he doesn't seem to feel the pressure on the road he feels at home.
UP NEXT: Steelers (2-3) at Broncos (4-1) | Browns (2-3) vs. Raiders (2-3)

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