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Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning remain unbeaten in NFL season

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There are just two unbeaten teams in the NFL right now this season, and both are in the AFC West.

The Denver Broncos weren't able to beat the 27-point spread, although they improved to 6-0 with a 35-19 win over Jacksonville. Peyton Manning threw both of his touchdown passes in the first quarter, but the Jaguars trailed just 14-12 after Paul Posluszny returned a Manning interception 59 yards for a TD just before halftime.

Knowshon Moreno kept the Broncos ahead by running for three touchdowns in the second half. Moreno had just 42 yards on 15 carries, and Manning was 28 of 42 for 295 yards and a pair of lost fumbles.

The Jaguars fell to 0-6 despite Justin Blackmon's 14 receptions for 190 yards.

The Kansas City Chiefs are also unbeaten in six games this season, a far cry from their 2-14 record of last year. They beat the visiting Raiders 24-7 to continue the second-best start in franchise history.

The Chiefs won their first nine games during the 2003 season. Jamaal Charles ran for two touchdowns in the win as the Chiefs piled up 10 sacks while ending a three-game skid to the Raiders. Oakland is now 2-4.

The win also brought to an end a six-game losing streak to the Raiders at KC's Arrowhead Stadium.

New England has handed New Orleans its first loss of the season. Tom Brady hit Kenbrell Thompkins for a 17-yard touchdown with just five seconds left as the Patriots stunned the Saints 30-27.

Brady rallied the Pats after Drew Brees threw a 34-yard scoring strike to Kenny Stills with 3:29 remaining to put the Saints ahead 24-23.

Stevan Ridley ran for a pair of short touchdowns and Stephen Gostkowski (gahst-KOW'-skee) hit three field goals before Brady threw his first scoring pass in two games to lift the Pats to 5-1.

Brees was just 17 of 36 for 236 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for the 5-1 Saints.

Adrian Peterson kept true to his word and played for the Vikings in their 35-10 loss to the Panthers. Peterson took part in the game just days after learning of the death of his two-year old son.

The NFL MVP learned on Friday of the death of his infant son in South Dakota of injuries from alleged abuse. Peterson carried the ball 10 times for 62 yards. He also had 21 yards on three receptions.

Cam Newton threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Panthers upped their record to 2-3.

Seattle is 5-1 after Marshawn Lynch rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-13 victory against Tennessee. Lynch scored on a three-yard run to put the Seahawks ahead 20-10 with 7:33 remaining.

Russell Wilson accounted for 318 total yards, including 61 on 10 carries. Wilson was 23 of 31 of 257 yards and no interceptions as the Seahawks earned their 11th straight home win.

Pittsburgh has ended its season-opening four-game losing streak by downing the Jets 19-6. Ben Roethlisberger threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders and Shaun Suisham kicked four field goals for the Steelers.

The victory was also the 600th in franchise history, including the postseason, as Pittsburgh became only the fourth team to reach the milestone.

Geno Smith was picked off twice and failed to get the 3-3 Jets into the end zone.

The Super Bowl champion Ravens are now 3-3 after a 19-17 loss to the Packers in Baltimore. Aaron Rodgers threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson and Mason Crosby kicked four field goals for the Pack. Eddie Lacy rushed for 120 yards to fuel the Packers' first road win of the season.

After Baltimore closed to 19-17 on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco (FLAK'-oh) to Dallas Clark with 2:04 remaining, Rodgers clinched the victory by completing a 52-yard pass to Jermichael Finley on a third-and-3.

Despite playing without injured linebacker Clay Matthews, the Packers limited Baltimore to 47 yards rushing and registered five sacks, including three by A.J. Hawk.

Reserve quarterback Nick Foles connected on three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth in leading the Eagles to a 31-20 victory over winless Tampa Bay.

With the injured Michael Vick active but not playing, Foles made his seventh career start and beat the 0-5 Bucs for the second time.

He put the 3-3 Eagles ahead to stay with a 47-yard scoring pass to Riley Cooper in the third quarter, then gave his team breathing room with his second TD pass to Jackson.

Cleveland's three-game winning streak is over. Behind four touchdown passes by Matthew Stafford the Lions beat the Browns in Cleveland, 31-17.

Three of the four TD throws came in the second half, when the 4-2 Lions outscored the Browns 24-0. Lions' running back Reggie Bush finished with 135 total yards, 121 in the second half. Stafford finished 25 of 43 for 248 yards.

Frank Gore ran for 101 yards and Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nik) threw for another 252 as San Francisco beat Arizona 32-20 to move to 4-2. Kaepernick threw TD passes of 61 and 35 yards to Vernon Davis in the second quarter, but the 49ers led just 22-20 until Kendall Hunter ran six yards for a touchdown with 6:35 remaining.

Carson Palmer threw for 298 yards and two TDs, but he was picked off twice and tackled in the end zone for a safety as the Cardinals dropped to 3-3.

Playing in Houston, the St. Louis Rams got a 38-13 win over the Texans. Sam Bradford led the way with three touchdown passes and the St. Louis defense added a score.

Texans quarterback Matt Schaub left the game with an apparent ankle injury and was replaced by T.J. Yates.

In the lone overtime game, Mike Nugent hit a 43-yard field goal with 6:44 left as the Bengals beat the Bills 27-24. Brandon Tate's 29-yard punt return to the Bills 33 set up the decisive score.

Andy Dalton had a big day for the Bengals, completing 26 of 40 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns. He bounced back after a two-game touchdown drought and led the 4-2 Bengals to their first road win of the season.

The 2-4 Bills were led by quarterback Thad Lewis, who started in place of injured rookie EJ Manuel. Lewis finished 19 of 32 for 216 yards and two touchdowns.

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