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Veteran QB tosses six toundown passes in win over Cardinals

Brett Favre threw a career-high and Jets-record six touchdown passes, three to Laveranues Coles, and New York took advantage of mistakes by Arizona in a big second quarter of a 56-35 victory Sunday.

Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin was carted off the field after a scary helmet-to-helmet collision with Eric Smith in the end zone with 27 seconds remaining. Boldin was moving all his extremities on the field and was talking to his teammates coming off the field and going into the locker room. He was being taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons.

Quarterback Brett Favre (right) gave the New York Jets a big lift with six touchdown passes in a win over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at the Meadowlands, so Jets' centre Damien Woody decided to give him one in return. - Photo by The Associated Press

Brett Favre threw a career-high and Jets-record six touchdown passes, three to Laveranues Coles, and New York took advantage of mistakes by Arizona in a big second quarter of a 56-35 victory Sunday.

Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin was carted off the field after a scary helmet-to-helmet collision with Eric Smith in the end zone with 27 seconds remaining. Boldin was moving all his extremities on the field and was talking to his teammates coming off the field and going into the locker room. He was being taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons.

New York's defence forced three fumbles and two interceptions in the first half and the Jets (2-2) set a franchise record by scoring 34 points in the second quarter.

Favre, showing no signs of a left ankle injury that hobbled him during the week, finished 24-for-34 for 289 yards. Coles had eight catches for 105 yards and Jerricho Cotchery had two touchdown catches as the Jets scored the second-most points in franchise history.

At East Rutherford, N.J., Warner tried to bring the Cardinals (2-2) back in the second half as Arizona scored 35 points. Warner, 40-of-57 for 472 yards, threw a 14-yard TD pass to Jerheme Urban with 4:49 left, but lost the ball again on a fumble with less than three minutes left.

Favre hit Dustin Keller for a 24-yard touchdown and a two-point conversion with 1:54 remaining to seal it.

Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald had eight catches in his 64th career game, making him the third-fastest to 350.

Redskins 26 Cowboys 24

At Irving, Texas, Jason Campbell threw two touchdown passes and Clinton Portis ran for 121 yards to knock the Cowboys from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Washington (3-1) won for only the second time in its last 13 visits to Texas Stadium. With Dallas moving to a different suburb next season, this was the Redskins' last visit to a place that rarely treated them well. Thus, unless Washington returns for a playoff game, new coach Jim Zorn will have the unique distinction of being undefeated here.

More importantly, the Redskins proved the two-game winning streak they brought in wasn't just a byproduct of playing bad teams. They're legit, and that means the NFC East - already the best division in the NFL - is now a four-way race.

Zorn had to sweat it out, though. After Washington went up 26-17 with 3:22 left, Tony Romo marched Dallas 82 yards in eight plays, capping it with an 11-yard touchdown to Miles Austin. The Cowboys went for an onside kick and the ball came up high and catchable for receiver Sam Hurd, but he wasn't able to hold it, losing the ball out of bounds.

Chiefs 33 Broncos 19

At Kansas City, Mo., Larry Johnson ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns and the Chiefs took advantage of four Denver turnovers. It was the first win for Kansas City since Oct. 21, 2007, a club-record 12 straight losses that had angry fans calling for the dismissal of everyone from the general manager to the quarterbacks coach.

Nick Novak kicked three field goals for the Chiefs (1-3), who did not seem to be out of danger until Tony Gonzalez snared a 10-yard touchdown pass with 12:40 to go.

Titans 30 Vikings 17

At Nashville, Tenn., rookie Chris Johnson scored two touchdowns and the defence forced four turnovers that the Titans turned into 21 points. The Titans improved to 4-0 for the first time in franchise history.

Not even dating back to their AFL start in Houston as the Oilers had this team started a season so well. In their 10th season as the relocated Titans, they also have won an NFL-best seven straight regular-season games and had the crowd chanting "4-and-0" as the final seconds ticked off.

Buccaneers 30 Packers 21

At Tampa, Fla., Derrick Brooks had one of three interceptions of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and also forced a fumble that Jermaine Phillips returned 38 yards for a touchdown.

Rodgers threw two touchdowns to Greg Jennings, who had six receptions for 109 yards, but was sacked three times and left for one series with a shoulder injury midway through the fourth quarter.

The fourth-year pro returned briefly after Green Bay (2-2) fell behind 23-21 on Matt Bryant's third field goal of the game. But he was hit from the blindside as he launched a pass on second down, and the ball was picked off by Gaines Adams with just over two minutes to go.

Bryant was kicking four days after his infant son died at home. He booted a 23-yarder to put the Bucs (3-1) ahead for good.

Saints 31 49ers 17

At New Orleans, San Francisco's shaky run defence had trouble stopping Deuce McAllister's power running. The Saints' all-time rusher is now playing on two reconstructed knees. It hardly looked that way when he bowled over tacklers for first downs, moved the pile or dived over it for his first touchdown of the season.

Panthers 24 Falcons 9

At Charlott, N.C., Steve Smith broke two tackles and raced 56 yards for a touchdown, then did perhaps his most important work. Nearly two months after he broke teammate Ken Lucas' nose with a sucker punch in training camp, Smith retrieved the ball and handed it to Lucas on the sideline.

Jaguars 30 Texans 27 (OT)

At Jacksonville, Fla., Josh Scobee won a second straight game for the Jaguars, with plenty of help from David Garrard again. Scobee's 37-yard field goal in overtime won it. Scobee hit a 51-yarder with four seconds remaining last week to beat Indianapolis 23-21.

Browns 20 Bengals 12

At Cincinnati, with reserve Brady Quinn ready to take over at any time, the embattled Derek Anderson did just enough - and it wasn't much - to rally Cleveland over a winless Cincinnati team missing its starting quarterback.

Bills 31 Rams 14

At St. Louis, the Bills improved to 4-0 for the first time in 16 years. Jabari Greer's 33-yard interception return on the first play of the fourth quarter was the go-ahead score in an 18-point fourth-quarter salvo.

Chargers 28 Raiders 18

At Oakland, Calif., another blown fourth-quarter lead for Oakland led to yet another San Diego win over the Raiders and the possible end of coach Lane Kiffin's tenure.

Bears 24 Eagles 20

At Chicago, Alex Brown stopped Correll Buckhalter at the goal-line late in the game, and the Bears hung on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. The win came after a couple of head-scratching losses when the Bears blew big leads against Carolina and Tampa Bay, raising questions about their killer instinct.

Organizations: Jets, Cardinals, Redskins Oilers Philadelphia Eagles

Geographic location: Arizona, New York, Washington East Rutherford, N.J. Kansas City Irving, Texas Texas Stadium Dallas Green Bay Denver Nashville, Tenn. Houston Cincinnati Tampa, Fla. Oakland New Orleans San Francisco Jacksonville, Fla. Cleveland St. Louis San Diego Chicago Tampa Bay

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