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NFL / Week 6 Roundup: Woodson helps Packers recover for victory

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Cornerback Charles Woodson scooped up the ball -- and lifted the spirits of the Green Bay Packers' suddenly sagging offense.

Woodson's 57-yard fumble return in the third quarter gave the Packers the go-ahead touchdown in a 17-14 victory over the Washington Redskins at soggy Lambeau Field on Sunday.

"It was a big play today," Woodson said. "Hopefully, I have many more to come."

With Green Bay's previously top-ranked passing offense sputtering and the Packers trailing 14-10 late in the third quarter, defensive lineman Corey Williams stripped Redskins receiver Santana Moss on an end-around. Woodson picked up the ball and ran to the end zone.

The Packers (5-1) won despite an off day from Brett Favre, who became the NFL's career interception king with an errant pass picked off by Redskins safety Sean Taylor in the third quarter.

"I could care less," said Favre, whose 278th career interception passed George Blanda for the dubious record. "We won the game. I'm glad it's over, just like the other records. We're 5-1, so it feels a lot better than having no picks and being 1-5."

SAINTS 28, SEAHAWKS 17, at Seattle -- The Saints finally found the win column. A standout night from Reggie Bush was only a small part of their breakthrough.

Bush gained 141 yards, Drew Brees threw for 246 and receiver David Patten had eight catches for 113 yards to lift the Saints to their first victory, over the sloppy Seattle Seahawks.

It was a breakout day for New Orleans (1-4), which hadn't scored more than 14 points in four dispiriting losses that brought back chilling memories of the 'Aints of days past. In this one, the Saints had three touchdowns by the middle of the second quarter.

"We did pop that can open, just a little bit," said Brees, who is trying to help the Saints become only the second team to make the playoffs after an 0-4 start. "Hopefully, there's more to come."

PANTHERS 25, CARDINALS 10, at Glendale, Ariz. -- Vinny Testaverde hit Steve Smith for a 65-yard touchdown pass, DeAngelo Williams ran for 121 yards and a touchdown in a game featuring third-string quarterbacks. John Kasay kicked four field goals for Carolina.

Testaverde, 43, threw a touchdown pass for the 21st straight season, extending his own NFL record. He signed with Carolina earlier this week when first-stringer Jake Delhomme went on injured reserve and backup David Carr hurt his back.

Williams helped ice the game with a late 75-yard run, and he scored on a 13-yard run for the Panthers (4-2), who are 4-0 on the road this year.

BUCS 13, TITANS 10, at Tampa, Fla. -- Matt Bryant's 43-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining won it for Tampa Bay, which snapped Tennessee's five-game road winning streak.

Jeff Garcia, who threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Joey Galloway, led the Bucs (4-2) on the winning drive after the Titans (3-2) tied the score on LenDale White's 2-yard run with 1:17 left.

CHIEFS 27, BENGALS 20, at Kansas City, Mo. -- Tony Gonzalez set the NFL record for touchdown catches by a tight end and the Chiefs rolled up an impressive -- for them -- 354 total yards.

Gonzalez, the eight-time Pro Bowler, caught Damon Huard's 3-yard pass in the first quarter and broke Shannon Sharpe's NFL record of 62 touchdown catches for tight ends. Then Gonzalez snared a 26-yard scoring pass from Huard in the fourth period and wound up with 102 yards receiving.

Larry Johnson got 119 yards on 31 carries and scored his first touchdown of the season for Kansas City (3-3).

T.J. Houshmandzadeh caught eight passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns for Cincinnati (1-4).

JAGUARS 37, TEXANS 17, at Jacksonville, Fla. -- David Garrard threw two touchdown passes and Maurice Jones-Drew had 260 all-purpose yards, as the Jaguars (4-1) beat the Texans (3-3) for their fourth consecutive win.

Jones-Drew had a 7-yard TD run early in the fourth period, making it 23-9. Paul Spicer sacked Matt Schaub on the ensuing possession, causing a fumble that Daryl Smith picked up and ran 77 yards to seal it.

RAVENS 22, RAMS 3, at Baltimore -- The Ravens forced Rams quarterback Gus Frerotte into six turnovers and Matt Stover kicked five field goals. Willis McGahee had a 6-yard touchdown run for the Ravens, who built a 13-0 lead at halftime and coasted. It was the first time this season Baltimore (4-2) won by more than seven points.

The last time the Rams started 0-6 was in 1962, when the franchise was in Los Angeles.

EAGLES 16, JETS 9, at East Rutherford, N.J. -- Donovan McNabb threw for 278 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Curtis. Brian Westbrook ran for 120 yards, and David Akers kicked three field goals as the Eagles (2-3) improved to 8-0 all-time against the Jets (1-5). The Eagles are 9-0 in games after the bye under coach Andy Reid.

The Jets, wearing the navy and blue uniforms of their previous incarnation, the New York Titans, had a chance to tie it late, but Sheldon Brown knocked away Chad Pennington's pass in the end zone intended for Laveranues Coles.

BROWNS 41, DOLPHINS 31, at Cleveland -- The Browns handed the Dolphins a franchise-record ninth consecutive loss. The Browns (3-3) scored on three of their first four possessions to go up 17-3 before Leigh Bodden intercepted Cleo Lemon's pass. Derek Anderson turned it into a 24-yard touchdown throw to Braylon Edwards on the next play.

The Dolphins (0-6), who lost their last three games of 2006, snapped the team mark of eight consecutive defeats set during the 1967 season.

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