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NFL: Colts Lose to Cowboys, No Longer Undefeated


The Dallas Cowboys scored a pair of late touchdowns to beat the Indianapolis Colts, the last undefeated team in the National Football League.

Cowboys running back Marion Barber found the endzone twice in the fourth quarter Sunday to secure the 21-14 victory in Dallas. The Colts had four turnovers, including two interceptions thrown by quarterback Peyton Manning.

Despite its loss, Indianapolis shares the best record in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, with nine wins against one loss in the 16-game regular season. The Bears were held scoreless in the first half Sunday before blanking the New York Jets, 10-0.

In late action, the San Diego Chargers rallied in the second half from a 17-point deficit to beat their division rival Denver Broncos, 35-27. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson led the Chargers with four touchdowns, and posted his 100th career TD quicker than any player in NFL history - 89 games.

The Pittsburgh Steelers also made a late comeback to beat the Cleveland Browns, 24-20. Willie Parker scored two of Pittsburgh's three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including the game winner. The Baltimore Ravens had a big third quarter to overcome the Atlanta Falcons, 24-10.

The Tennessee Titans upset the host Philadelphia Eagles, 31-13. Perhaps the biggest loss for Philadelphia was a season-ending knee injury to veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb.

The San Francisco 49ers used a strong defense to beat the struggling Seattle Seahawks, 20-14. The Cincinnati Bengals held off the New Orleans Saints, 31-16. The New England Patriots pounded the Green Bay Packers, 35-0.

Elsewhere in the NFL Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals got by the Detroit Lions, 17-10. The Kansas City Chiefs downed the Oakland Raiders, 17-13. The Carolina Panthers eclipsed the St. Louis Rams, 15-0. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tripped up the Washington Redskins, 20-17. The Miami Dolphins downed the Minnesota Vikings, 24-20. The Buffalo Bills beat the Houston Texas, 24-21.

The Jacksonville Jaguars host the New York Giants in the weekly Monday night contest.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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