NFL superstars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning each had three touchdowns to steer their sides to respective victories on Sunday.
Brady led his New England Patriots on six straight touchdown drives as they came from behind at half-time to post a 52-28 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
The Patriots playmaker also rushed for a four-yard TD of his own in the rampant triumph, as they came from 21-7 down during the third quarter.
Brady’s opposite number – Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick – usurped the New England star with four touchdown passes, but it wasn’t enough to get his side over the line.
Fitzpatrick also was responsible for gaining 350 yards in the match, 10 more than Brady.
Manning was instrumental in guiding the Denver Broncos to a 37-6 demolition of the Oakland Raiders.
Manning went 30-from-38 for 338 yards as they improved their win-loss record to 2-2.
Brother Eli was on the losing end as his New York Giants fell agonisingly short, going down to the Philadelphia Eagles 19-17.
The New Orleans Saints remain winless this season after the Green Bay Packers held on for a 28-27 victory.
A Garrett Hartley field goal attempt from 48 yards went wide after a controversial lead-up to the play in the dying stages meant the Saints were denied yet again.
The Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons both continued their unbeaten runs this season in contrasting fashion.
The Falcons edged the Carolina Panthers 30-28 courtesy of a Matt Bryant field goal from 40 yards in the dying seconds, while the Texans were comfortable 38-14 victors over the Tennessee Titans.
The Arizona Cardinals are the only other undefeated team with Jay Feely’s 46-yard field goal in overtime sealing the 24-21 win over the Miami Dolphins.
The San Francisco 49ers were convincing 34-0 win over the New York Jets, highlighted by a 51-yard fumble return TD from Carlos Rogers.
Billy Cundiff converted just one of four field goal attempts for the Washington Redskins, but it was the one that counted late on as they denied the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-22.
The San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams and Cincinnati Bengals were the other teams to taste victory on Sunday.
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