AROUND THE LEAGUE

* VIKINGS 27, 49ERS 24: At Minneapolis, Brett Favre (24-for-46, 301

yards) threw a 32-yard touchdown to former Eagle Greg Lewis in the back of the end zone with 2 seconds left, lifting Minnesota (3-0) to a victory over San Francisco (2-1). An official review upheld Lewis' unbelievable catch, sending the sellout crowd into a frenzy. Favre, who throw for two scores and his first interception, completed six passes during the winning 80-yard drive.

* SAINTS 27, BILLS 7:At Orchard Park, N.Y., Will Smith had an

interception and a sack to help New Orleans (3-0) shut down Buffalo (1-2). The Saints prevented the Bills from mustering any type of a threat through three quarters. That's when Pierre Thomas took over, sealing the win with two touchdown runs in the final 10 minutes. Thomas finished with 126 yards rushing, while scoring on 34- and 19-yard runs. Terrell Owens was held without a catch for the Bills, ending a 185-game streak that had been second longest among active players.

* COLTS 31, CARDINALS 10: At Glendale, Ariz., Peyton Manning

(24-for-35, 379 yards), on the field where little brother Eli led the New York Giants to a Super Bowl triumph two seasons ago, threw four touchdown passes, three in the second quarter, to power Indianapolis (3-0) past the turnover-plagued Cardinals (1-2). Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner (30-for-52, 332 yards), under severe pressure much of the night, was picked off twice.

* JETS 24, TITANS 17: At East Rutherford, N.J., David Harris had an

interception and a sack on consecutive drives, and Mark Sanchez (17-for-30, 171 yards) threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as the New York Jets (3-0) stayed undefeated by holding on for a victory over Tennessee (0-3). Sanchez became the first rookie quarterback to start a season with wins in his first three games.

* PACKERS 36, RAMS 17: At St. Louis, Aaron Rodgers (13-for-23, 269

yards) threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, and Green Bay (2-1) sent the Rams (0-3) to their 13th straight loss. Rodgers and Greg Jennings hooked up on passes of 50 and 53 yards that set up touchdowns for Green Bay. Kyle Boller, who played three quarters after Marc Bulger bruised his shoulder, threw two touchdown passes for St. Louis.

* RAVENS 34, BROWNS 3: At Baltimore, Audubon High's Joe Flacco

(25-for-35) threw for a career-high 342 yards, Willis McGahee scored two more touchdowns, and the Ravens (3-0) cruised to a victory over the Browns (0-3). After Baltimore held the Browns to 78 yards while building a 20-0 halftime lead, Cleveland coach Eric Mangini pulled quarterback Brady Quinn in favor of Derek Anderson.

* JAGUARS 31, TEXANS 24: At Houston, Maurice Jones-Drew (119

yards, 23 carries) had his first 100-yard game of the season and scored three touchdowns, leading Jacksonville (1-2) to a victory over the mistake-prone Texans (1-2). Jones-Drew scored the go-ahead touchdown on an 8-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Houston had several chances to tie the game and couldn't convert.

* BENGALS 23, STEELERS 20: At Cincinnati, Carson Palmer

(20-for-37, 183 yards) threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andre Caldwell with 14 seconds left, completing a nearly perfect drive that gave the Bengals (2-1) a victory over Pittsburgh (1-2). The Steelers had won their last eight games on Cincinnati's home field. The last time the Bengals beat them at Paul Brown Stadium was 2001, when Chad Ochocinco was a rookie who rarely started and still went by the name of Johnson.

* BEARS 25, SEAHAWKS 19: At Seattle, Jay Cutler (21-for-27, 247

yards) completed all three of his passes on the decisive drive as Chicago (2-1) rallied to beat the Seahawks (1-2). The third was for 36 yards to Devin Hester with 1:52 remaining. Seattle, playing without seven injured starters, drove to the Bears' 29 with 30 seconds left and couldn't score.

* CHARGERS 23, DOLPHINS 13:At San Diego, Philip Rivers (18-for-33,

303 yards) scored on a 5-yard scramble late in the third quarter to highlight a victory over the winless Dolphins (0-3), who lost quarterback Chad Pennington to a shoulder injury early in the second half. The Chargers (2-1) are above .500 in the regular season for the first time since the end of 2007.

* BRONCOS 23, RAIDERS 3:At Oakland, Kyle Orton (13-for-23, 157

yards) threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall, and rookie Knowshon Moreno ran for 90 yards and a score to lead Denver (3-0) past the Raiders (1-2). Orton has not thrown an interception in three games. The Raiders were held to 137 yards, their second straight week with fewer than 200 yards of offense.