Kansas City wide receiver Dante Hall ran for a record-tying 93-yard punt return touchdown as the Chiefs rallied to edge the Denver Broncos, 24-23, in an exciting National Football League contest Sunday.
Hall extended his NFL record for returning a kick for a touchdown to four straight games, and matched the season record for scores on kick returns. The Chiefs, who won at home, are undefeated in five games this season; the Broncos' record slipped to four wins and one loss.
Arizona star running back Emmitt Smith had a rough day against his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, who roughed up the Cardinals, 24-7, at Texas Stadium. Smith carried the ball only six times and lost a yard before he left the game in the second quarter with an injured left shoulder. Quarterback Quincy Carter led the Cowboys, throwing two touchdown passes.
The Buffalo Bills kicked a 29-yard field goal in the final minute of regulation time to tie the score, then beat the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime, 22-16. Travis Henry scored the game-winning touchdown with a two-yard burst, four minutes into the extra session.
The New England Patriots scored 31 points in the second half to defeat the Tennessee Titans, 38-30, in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Mike Cloud scored twice for the Patriots and Ty Law sealed the victory - running for a touchdown on an intercepted pass with less than two minutes left in the game.
The Chicago Bears rallied from a 15 point deficit at half-time to edge the Oakland Raiders, 24-21. It was the Bears' first win of the season.
In other games Sunday, Carolina's Rod Smart ran back a kickoff 100 yards. His touchdown helped the Panthers top the New Orleans Saints 19-13. The Minnesota Vikings' back-up quarterback, Gus Frerotte, threw two touchdowns in a 39-26 rout of the Atlanta Falcons.
The Green Bay Packers beat up the Seattle Seahawks, 35-13. Miami's Ricky Williams scored a late-game touchdown to help the Dolphins beat the New York Giants, 23-10. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Detroit Lions and their former coach Steve Mariucci, 24-17. In Philadelphia, the Washington Redskins missed a chance to tie the score just before time ran out, and fell, 27-15, to the Eagles.
The Jacksonville Jaguars won their first game of the season - a 27-21 triumph over the San Diego Chargers. The Cleveland Browns rolled to a 33-13 romp over the Pittsburgh Steelers.