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Former Texas star helps Lions top Texans

Former Jayhawk Norris out for second straight week

Joey Harrington was the happiest guy in Detroit when the Lions drafted Roy Williams. It's easy to see why.

Patriots win 17th straight game

When a team wins 17 in a row, some of them are bound to be ugly. New England's 23-12 victory over the sputtering Arizona Cardinals on Sunday was one of those.

Giants defense comes up big in win over Redskins

The New York Giants' defense presented embattled coach Tom Coughlin with his first game ball. The gift wrapping was courtesy of the Washington Redskins.

James leads Colts to 31-17 comeback victory

Pushed to the precipice of an 0-2 start, the Indianapolis Colts relied on the man called -- what else? -- "Edge" to bring them back.

Pennington, Martin lead Jets over Chargers

Led by quarterback Chad Pennington and record-setting running by Curtis Martin, the New York Jets beat the error-prone San Diego Chargers, 34-28, in the Chargers' home opener Sunday in front of 57,310.

How they scored

Woodling: KU defense to blame for latest road loss

Sometimes a hump isn't much higher than an anthill. Other times a hump can be as towering as the Himalayas.

KU's running game sputters

Kansas University's running game sputtered for the second time in three weeks Saturday, and this time the Jayhawks couldn't overcome it.

Wildcats shrugged off deficit

Jayhawks' late lead didn't worry Northwestern

Going from a 10-point advantage to a four-point deficit in less than six minutes could demoralize a winless team early in the season.

Notebook

Kicked off

Jayhawks struggle 'all around' in setback

Johnny Beck wasn't solely to blame for Kansas University's most recent road football loss. Beck, who missed two field-goal attempts -- including one in the final minutes -- of KU's 20-17 loss to Northwestern Saturday at Ryan Field, had plenty of accomplices.