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Monday, Oct. 4

Kansas City (0-3) at Baltimore (2-1) (9 p.m. EDT). The Chiefs go for their first win after getting off to their worst start since 1980.


The New England Patriots won their record-tying 18th straight game, 31-17 over Buffalo. The Patriots tied a record held by four other NFL teams . They're the first to win 18 straight since Denver in 1997-98. ... Jets running back Curtis Martin moved into 10th place on the NFL's all-time rushing list with 110 yards against the Dolphins. Martin became the 11th NFL player to rush for 12,000 yards and has 12,094, passing Thurman Thomas, who has 12,074. ... LaDainian Tomlinson became the San Diego Chargers' all-time leading rusher when he passed Paul Lowe's mark of 4,972. ... After 36 games, the Houston Texans won consecutive games for the first team in team history with a 30-17 victory over Oakland.


The Bengals haven't beaten a winning team on the road for 42 games, a streak that dates to a December 1990 victory in Pittsburgh. ... The Eagles improved to 4-0 for the first time since 1993. ... Kurt Warner's streak was ended at 127 passes without an interception in the first half against the Packers. ... The Raiders lost their 11th straight road game. ... Brett Favre extended his streak to 29 consecutive games with at least one scoring pass, third longest in NFL history behind Dan Marino's 30 and Johnny Unitas' 47. ... The Atlanta Falcons are 4-0, matching the best start in franchise history. ... The Dolphins fell to 0-4 for the first time since their expansion season in 1966.


The Packers have lost six of their last 12 home games after going 22-3 in their first 25 games at Lambeau Field under coach Mike Sherman. ... Donovan McNabb was 24-of-38 for 237 yards, but he was intercepted in the third quarter, snapping a streak dating back to last season of 161 consecutive passes without a pick. ... Jacksonville played a fourth consecutive close game — they won the first three by a combined seven points — but couldn't pull out a 24-17 loss to the Colts. ... Washington's offensive line did not give up a sack after yielding nine in the past two games. ... Normally unable to stop Michael Vick from racking up astronomical numbers, the Panthers held him to 148 yards passing and 35 yards rushing in the Falcons' 27-10 win.


"The more you're in those situations, the more confident you become. And the more you say, 'Gosh, we're down but we can come back. We've done this before. ... I love playing on this team, and I love playing with the group of guys that I've got." — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, after New England rallied to win its record 18th-straight game, 31-17 over Buffalo.

"Nothing out there but open grass? All I have to do is run? I just picked up my wheelchair and pushed myself on into the end zone." — Emmitt Smith, Cardinals, on his 29-yard TD run.