Somewhere Pete Rozelle is smiling down. More than half the teams in the National Football League have 1-1 records after Week Two of the season. The late commissioner's beloved League of Parity is living up to its name.
On as wild an NFL Sunday as you can imagine, six games went down to the final minute.
Upsets? How about the Arizona Cardinals, a 13°-point underdog, winning at New England? Or the New Orleans Saints falling at Carolina? Or the favored Dallas Cowboys getting horse-tied by the Seahawks in Seattle?
Even the Super Bowl champion New York Giants had to come from 14 points down in the second half at home to defeat the underdog Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A look at Sunday's games:
Game of the day
Eagles 24, Ravens 23
The scoop: Michael Vick scored on a 1-yard TD run with 1:55 left, helping Philadelphia overcome a slew of turnovers. Rookie kicker Justin Tucker made field goals of 56, 51 and 48 yards for the Ravens, but Joe Flacco couldn't get Baltimore in his range in the final minute. Flacco overthrew Ray Rice on fourth-and-1 from the Ravens 46, and the Eagles ran out the clock.
Why the Eagles won: The vaunted Baltimore defense just could not hold a lead, after going in front by 17-7 and 23-20. Although they had no touchdowns, Brent Celek and DeSean Jackson had 271 receiving yards between them for Philadelphia.
Week Two thrillers
Rams 31, Redskins 28
The scoop: Sam Bradford threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns, and Danny Amendola caught 16 passes for 160 yards in rallying St. Louis from a 21-6 deficit. The Rams made their comeback after coach Jeff Fisher benched running back Steven Jackson for drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the second quarter. Amendola tied an NFL record with 12 first-half receptions, and caught a 1-yard TD pass to cut the lead to 21-13 at the half.
Why the Rams won: After DeAngelo Hall of the Redskins recovered Daryl Richardson's fumble at the Washington 37 with 2:40 to go, Billy Cundiff was wide right and well short on 62-yard field goal attempt with 1:13 left.
Giants 41, Buccaneers 34
The scoop: Andre Brown scored on a 2-yard run with 31 seconds left to lift New York to a wild victory. The Giants scored five of their six full possessions in the second half. Eli Manning threw three first-half interceptions, and came back with a monster 295 yards passing in the second. The Bucs led by 11 points before the Super Bowl champions came back and avoided an 0-2 start.
Why the Giants won: Manning directed touchdown drives of 88,67 and 80 in the fourth quarter as the Bucs' defenses sprung huge leaks.
Cardinals 20, Patriots 18
The scoop: Stephen Gostkowski badly missed a 42-yard field goal try on the last play of the game after a fumble by Ryan Williams handed the Patriots an opportunity to win the game. The Patriots took over when Vince Wilfork recovered a fumble at the Cardinals 30 with 1:01 left. Backup quarterback Kevin Kolb, filling in for John Skelton, who missed the game with a sprained ankle, threw for one touchdown and ran for another for Arizona.
Why the Cardinals won: A holding penalty against Rob Gronkowski rubbed out a touchdown run by Danny Woodhead before Gostkowski's missed field goal. Colts 23, Vikings 20
The scoop: Adam Vinatieri made a 53-yard field goal with 8 seconds left to give rookie quarterback Andrew Luck his first NFL victory. Minnesota rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the final 5 minutes and tied the score on a 6-yard TD pass from Christian Ponder to Kyle Rudolph with 31 seconds left. But that was too much time for Luck, who had thrown for two touchdowns. Luck finished 20 of 31 for 224 yards.
Why the Colts won: Luck completed three passes in a row for 20, 20 and 7 yards to position Indy for Vinatieri's winning field goal. Panthers 35, Saints 27
The scoop: Charles Godfrey returned a Drew Brees pass 9 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and Cam Newton threw for 253 yards and ran for a career-high 71 yards to hand New Orleans its first 0-2 start since 2007. Brees had won his previous five starts against Carolina. He threw for 325 yards but was intercepted twice.
Why the Panthers won: They rolled up 219 rushing yards and turned the ball over just once,
Had 'em all the way
Dolphins 35, Raiders 13
The scoop: Reggie Bush ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns, and Miami won a home opener for the first time since 2005. Ryan Tannehill threw his first NFL touchdown pass, ran for another and avoided any turnovers after tossing three interceptions in his pro debut a week earlier. Bush broke four tackles on a 23-yard touchdown run that put Miami ahead to stay in the third quarter. After Miami forced a punt, Bush struck again, this time on a 65-yard scoring run.
Why the Dolphins won: Oakland's defense just fell apart in the second half, giving up TD drives of 44, 80, 75 and 80.
Bengals 34, Browns 27
The scoop: Adam "Pacman" Jones returned Cleveland's first punt 81 yards for a touchdown and Cincinnati never trailed in winning for the 13th time in the last 16 games against the Browns. Cleveland's rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden passed for two touchdowns while Trent Richardson became the first Browns rookie to run for 100 yards and score on a run and a pass.
Why the Bengals won: Although he was sacked six times, Andy Dalton passed for 318 yards and three touchdowns.
Seahawks 27, Cowboys 7
The scoop: Marshawn Lynch and Seattle controlled the second half in a surprisingly decisive win over Dallas. Seattle ran 38 plays in the second half while the Cowboys had only 19 and were shut out. Lynch ran for 122 yards (104 in the second half) and a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Why the Seahawks won: Their defense allowed Dallas only 49 yards rushing and limited the Cowboys to one sustained offensive series the whole game.
Steelers 27, Jets 10
The scoop: Ben Roethlisberger passed for 275 yards and two touchdowns and Pittsburgh smothered New York in the second half. Roethlisberger completed 24 of 31 passes. He hit Heath Miller for a 1-yard score to give the Steelers the lead late in the first half, then found Mike Wallace for a 37-yard strike early in the third quarter.
Why the Steelers won: They allowed the Jets to cross the 50 only once in the second half before the game's fiinal minute.
Chargers 38, Titans 10
The scoop: Tight end Dante Rosario had three touchdown catches for the first time in his NFL career and San Diego's defense harassed Jake Locker all afternoon without sacking him as the Chargers beat the Tennessee for the ninth straight time.
Why the Chargers won: They held the Titans to 38 yards rushing in 10 attempts.
49ers 27, Lions 19
The scoop: Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith as San Francisco led all the way Sunday night. Davis' first score got the Niners off to the lead in the first quarter. His second iced the game with 3:04 left, capping a 79-play drive that ate up 6:12 and included three clutch third-down passes from Smith to Michael Crabtree. Detroit's only points until the last two minutes came on four Jason Hanson field goals.
Why the 49ers won: They bottled up Detroit's ground game. The Lions' longest rushing gain was an 11-yard scramble by Matthew Stafford. Dog of the day
Texans 27, Jaguars 7
The scoop: Arian Foster ran for 110 yards and a touchdown, Ben Tate added 74 yards and two scores and the Texans overwhelmed the Jaguars in a game that wasn't nearly as close as the final score.
Why the Texans won: They outgained the Jags, 215-65 on the ground and controlled the ball for 43 minutes, 17 seconds.
Compiled from the Associated Press and News wire services