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Seattle not blue over Moon

Warren Moon proved that he's not too old to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.

Moon, in his 20th season of professional football, passed for 409 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 45-34 victory over the Oakland Raiders (3-5) on Sunday.Moon, who completed 28 of 44 passes, including three TD tosses to Joey Galloway.

Led by Moon, who will be 41 on Nov. 18, the Seahawks rolled up 554 yards, their second most in history. The Seahawks (5-3) won their third in a row and fifth in their last six games.

"Too much is made of the fact that I'm 40 years old," he said. "I can still read defenses and throw the football. As long as I'm surrounded by good people, I'll be OK."

Moon had his seventh 400-yard passing game in his 14th NFL season, tying Joe Montana for second place behind Dan Marino's 13.

"He plays like he's in his 20s," admired Oakland quarterback Jeff George.

Oilers 41, Cardinals 14

Steve McNair ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more as Tennessee took advantage of Jake Plummer's four interceptions.

McNair threw 55- and 20-yard scoring passes to Chris Sanders for the Oilers (4-4), who have seven interceptions in the past two weeks after having none in the previous six. All five Oilers TDs came after Arizona (1-7) turnovers.

Panthers 21, Falcons 12

Tshimanga Biakabutuka rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns as Carolina (4-4) beat a rookie quarterback making his first start for the second week in a row.

One week after stopping New Orleans and Danny Wuerffel, the Panthers kept Tony Graziani on the run almost constantly and the seventh-round draft pick from Oregon completed just four of 18 passes for 24 yards.

Steelers 23, Jaguars 17, OT

Kordell Stewart completed 25 of 42 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns, including a 17-yard shovel pass to Jerome Bettis in overtime as Pittsburgh moved into first place in the AFC Central.

Bettis' fumble at the Steelers' 16 led to Mark Brunell's 3-yard go-ahead scoring pass to Pete Mitchell with 8:13 to play, but Pittsburgh's Norm Johnson sent the game into overtime with a 19-yard field goal with 2:21 remaining.

Broncos 23, Bills 20, OT

Jason Elam kicked a 33-yard field goal with 1:56 left in overtime as the Broncos overcame a 20-point Buffalo (4-4) rally to defeat the Bills, one day after Denver battled through a blizzard back home.

Terrell Davis ran for 207 yards on 42 carries and scored one touchdown, and Elam added field goals of 23 and 22 yards for the Broncos (7-1).

Vikings 10, Bucs 6

Charles Evans scored on a 1-yard run and Eddie Murray kicked a 28-yard field goal as Minnesota (6-2) won for the fourth time in five games.

Giants 29, Bengals 27

Tyrone Wheatley and Charles Way each scored twice and Jason Sehorn intercepted a 2-point conversion pass with 1:30 to play as the Giants (6-3) won their fifth straight.

Coupled with losses by Dallas and Washington, New York enters its bye week with a 1 1/2-game lead in the NFC East.

Eagles 13, Cowboys 12

Rodney Peete's 8-yard touchdown pass to Chad Lewis with 45 seconds left gave Philadelphia the win at home.

Lewis' touchdown ended a 10-play, 74-yard drive sustained by a 27-yard pass to Kevin Turner and an 11-yard completion to Irving Fryar on fourth-and-11 at the Dallas 43.

Ravens 20, Redskins 17

Bam Morris ran 36 times for 176 yards, both career highs, as Baltimore handed Washington (4-4) its first defeat at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.

Chiefs 28, Rams 20

Pete Stoyanovich drilled four field goals as Kansas City beat error-prone St. Louis (2-6) in the first regular-season meeting between the teams since the Rams moved from Anaheim, Calif., in 1995.

49ers 23, Saints 0

In New Orleans, Steve Young threw two touchdown passes and Gary Anderson kicked three field goals as San Francisco (7-1) won its seventh straight game.

New Orleans (2-7), which lost 13-0 to Carolina last week, was shut out in consecutive games for the first time in its 31-year history.

Chargers 35, Colts 19

Gary Brown rushed 28 times for 169 yards and one touchdown as host San Diego kept Indianapolis winless in eight games.