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C.J. Spiller

Brees' 400th TD pass lifts Saints over Cowboys, 26-20 in OT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Drew Brees watched Saints teammate Zach Hocker clank a potential winning field goal off the upright before a stunned Superdome crowd, the veteran quarterback began trying to convince himself that he was simply meant to throw his 400th career touchdown pass in overtime.

Chalk one up for the power of positive thinking.

Brees hit C.J. Spiller with a short pass that the running back turned into an 80-yard touchdown on the second play of overtime and New Orleans won for the first time this season, 26-20 over the injury-decimated Cowboys on Sunday night.

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Aaron Rodgers, Corey Lemonier

Rodgers leads Packers past 49ers, Green Bay stays unbeaten

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mike McCarthy's Green Bay Packers circled this game among the tough challenges of the first quarter of the season, facing the familiar San Francisco 49ers in the unfamiliar confines of new Levi's Stadium for the first time.

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The AP Pro32

Poll Release: Sep 29
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (7)3-03791
2Green Bay Packers (5)3-03772
3Denver Broncos3-03513
4Cincinnati Bengals3-03444
4Arizona Cardinals3-03445
6Atlanta Falcons3-031111
7Carolina Panthers3-03059
8Seattle Seahawks1-22958
9Pittsburgh Steelers2-12857
9Buffalo Bills2-128512
11Minnesota Vikings2-126116
12Dallas Cowboys2-12576
13Kansas City Chiefs1-222312
14New York Jets2-12219
15Oakland Raiders2-120526
16Indianapolis Colts1-219318
17Philadelphia Eagles1-218724
18San Diego Chargers1-218114
19St. Louis Rams1-217815
20New York Giants1-216726
21Houston Texans1-213130
22Tennessee Titans1-212122
22Baltimore Ravens0-312117
24Miami Dolphins1-211818
25Washington Redskins1-29621
25Detroit Lions0-39622
27Cleveland Browns1-27925
28San Francisco 49ers1-26720
29Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-26029
30Jacksonville Jaguars1-25728
31New Orleans Saints0-32631
32Chicago Bears0-31532



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