The New England Patriots denied the New Orleans Saints their third 6-0 start in franchise history, rallying for a 30-27 win as Tom Brady threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to rookie Kenbrell Thompkins with five seconds left.
Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays was suspended for one game and fined $50,000 by the National Football League for a hit that left Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub missing a chunk of his left ear.
The Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 29-3 as Marshawn Lynch scored three touchdowns in a showdown of division rivals and two of the National Football League’s leading Super Bowl contenders.
The Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 33-27 win over the Washington Redskins in Chip Kelly’s National Football League coaching debut, and the Houston Texans erased a 21-point deficit in a 31-28 victory over the San Diego Chargers to cap the opening week of the regular season.
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is out indefinitely with a foot injury, while his Kansas City Chiefs counterpart Matt Cassel may also miss the rest of the National Football League season with an injury to his throwing hand that needs surgery.