LANDOVER, Md. – Never mind that the defense let Ladell Betts run all over it, and that an 18-point lead nearly disappeared in the fourth quarter. Philadelphia made big plays when it mattered Sunday and remained a solid playoff contender with a 21-19 victory over the Washington Redskins.

Jeff Garcia went 15-for-23 for 164 yards with two touchdown passes in another solid outing to improve to 2-1 as the starter since Donovan McNabb’s season-ending injury. Brian Westbrook had 88 yards rushing and 38 receiving for the Eagles (7-6).

Falcons 17, Buccaneers 6

TAMPA, Fla. – The NFL’s top rushing team lost Warrick Dunn and Jerious Norwood within a span of five plays of the third quarter, but seldom-used Justin Griffith came in to finish a 71-yard drive with a 21-yard touchdown burst that helped the Falcons beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-6 on Sunday.

Dunn limped off the field with a left calf injury after gaining 9 yards to boost his season total to 997. Norwood hurt his right knee four plays later, opening the door for Griffith, who only carried six times for 34 yards before Sunday.

Vikings 30, Lions 20

DETROIT -Artose Pinner had career highs with 125 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lift Minnesota to a 30-20 win over the Detroit Lions.

Cardinals 27, Seahawks 21

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Edgerrin James topped 100 yards rushing for the second game in a row and Matt Leinart threw touchdown passes of 56 and 5 yards to lead the Cardinals to their third victory in four games, 27-21, over the Seahawks. Seattle lost three fumbles resulting in 14 Arizona points, including Leinart’s 5-yard scoring pass to Larry Fitzgerald for the go-ahead score on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Packers 30, 49ers 19

SAN FRANCISCO – Brett Favre passed for 293 yards and hit Donald Driver for a 68-yard touchdown, and the Green Bay Packers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 30-19 win over the San Francisco 49ers.


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