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HOUSTON — Arian Foster ran for a team record 231 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Houston Texans to a 34-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Foster’s sensational opening-day effort allowed the Texans to end a six-game losing streak against Peyton Manning and the defending AFC champions.
Foster, an undrafted rookie who spent most of last season on the practice squad, had 33 carries in gaining the most yards by a Colts’ opponent.Manning completed 40 of 57 passes for 433 yards and three touchdowns. He threw a 10-yard TD pass to Dallas Clark with 4:54 left to cut Houston’s lead to 27-17.
But Foster ran for 41 yards on the Texans’ next series and capped his day with an 8-yard TD run.
Titans 38, Raiders 13
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Chris Johnson ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns, Vince Young threw for two TDs and Javon Ringer had a TD, and the Tennessee Titans avoided any comparisons to last year’s 0-6 start by routing the Oakland Raiders 38-13 Sunday in the opener.
Oakland led 3-0 early after a Young fumble. That was the lone bright moment for the Raiders.
Tennessee answered with 24 straight points to take control. The Titans also sacked new Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell four times and forced two turnovers they turned into 10 points.
Johnson, the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year, extended his streak to 12 consecutive 100-yard games by halftime to break a tie with Marcus Allen. He trails only Barry Sanders, who had an NFL-best 14 such games.Patriots 38, Bengals 24
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady threw two of his three touchdown passes to Wes Welker, who returned from a serious knee injury, and led the New England Patriots to a 38-24 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
The season-opening victory came just three days after Brady was unhurt in a two-car crash then agreed to a contract making him the NFL’s highest paid player.
His day was made smoother by Welker, who caught eight passes for 64 yards less than eight months after surgery for a torn knee ligament.
Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens combined for 19 receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals, but their impact on the game fell short of the hype that accompanied their partnership.
Giants 31, Panthers 18
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have opened their new $1.6 billion home by beating the Carolina Panthers 31-18 with a big second half.
Trailing 16-14 at halftime, the Giants surged Sunday behind second-year receiver Hakeem Nicks, who caught his third touchdown pass from Eli Manning. Ahmad Bradshaw set up his own 4-yard TD run in the fourth quarter with a 39-yard romp that provided the cushion New York needed to get some revenge on Carolina.The Panthers routed the Giants 41-9 in the hosts’ final game at Giants Stadium last December. But Carolina couldn’t match New York in the final two quarters before 77,245 fans — considered a sellout despite the unusual sight of hundreds of empty seats in the New Meadowlands Stadium. The Giants could not sell all the club seats, which don’t count under league blackout rules.