(AP) – It’s scary what the New England Patriots can do without spying. In their first game since the NFL levied hefty fines in a spying scandal, the Patriots took out all their frustration on the San Diego Chargers, 38-14. The Pats have won their first two games by identical 38-14 scores.
Tom Brady threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns in their first game since the highly publicized spying incident.
Randy Moss caught two of Brady’s touchdown tosses. Moss had eight catches for 105 yards. That gives him 17 catches for 288 yards and three touchdowns in his first two games for the Pats after spending two unproductive seasons in Oakland.
Denver beat Oakland for the eighth time in the last nine meetings, 23-20 in overtime. Jason Elam’s 23-yard field goal with 5:48 left in OT won it. That was minutes after the Raiders had been celebrating what they thought was their own wild win.
Sebastian Janikowski nailed an apparent 52-yard game-winning field goal earlier in OT but officials ruled Denver called a timeout just before the snap. On the retry, Janikowski’s kick hit the left upright
Joe Nedney kicked a 40-yard field goal with just under three and a-half minutes left in the game to give San Francisco a 17-16 win over St. Louis. The boot was set up when Dante Hall of the Rams dropped a punt and the 2-and-0 Niners recovered.
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