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Rams beat Browns to improve to 6-0The St Louis Rams, who entered the season as the NFL team with the most losses in the 1990s, remained the only unbeaten team this season with a 34-3 victory over Cleveland on Sunday. Kurt Warner threw three touchdown passes - two to Roland Willliams - and Marshall Faulk, after spending the previous night in a hospital because of the flu, had 133 yards rushing on 16 carries, with a 33-yard touchdown. The expansion Browns were no match for a team that has made a remarkable transformation after entering the year 45-99 for the decade. The Rams (6-0) led 14-0 before the Browns (0-7) had run an offensive play and it was 21-3 at halftime. Warner, so lightly regarded before Trent Green's season-ending knee injury in August that the Browns had a shot at him in the expansion draft, hiked his league-leading touchdown pass total to 18. He was 23-for-29 for 203 yards.

Rams beat Browns to improve to 6-0The St Louis Rams, who entered the season as the NFL team with the most losses in the 1990s, remained the only unbeaten team this season with a 34-3 victory over Cleveland on Sunday. Kurt Warner threw three touchdown passes - two to Roland Willliams - and Marshall Faulk, after spending the previous night in a hospital because of the flu, had 133 yards rushing on 16 carries, with a 33-yard touchdown. The expansion Browns were no match for a team that has made a remarkable transformation after entering the year 45-99 for the decade. The Rams (6-0) led 14-0 before the Browns (0-7) had run an offensive play and it was 21-3 at halftime. Warner, so lightly regarded before Trent Green's season-ending knee injury in August that the Browns had a shot at him in the expansion draft, hiked his league-leading touchdown pass total to 18. He was 23-for-29 for 203 yards.

Cowboys 38, Redskins 20At Irving, Texas, Troy Aikman threw two touchdown passes and scored on a 1-yard run as Dallas beat Washington for the second time this year and fifth straight overall. Dallas (4-2) broke out of an offensive drought and ended a two-game losing streak to tie Washington (4-2) for the NFC East lead. Dallas' Deion Sanders, who had missed most of the second and third quarters because of hard hit to his head, returned his first punt of the second half 70 yards for a touchdown.

Patriots 24, Broncos 23At Foxboro, Massachusetts, Terry Allen rushed for a season-high 106 yards and two touchdowns as New England held off Denver to break an 11-game losing streak against the Broncos. The Patriots (5-2) last beat Denver (2-5) in 1980. Denver quarterback Brian Griese scored on a 7-yard run with 14:15 to play, making it 24-20. On Denver's last two possessions, New England held the Broncos to Jason Elam's third field goal, a 30-yarder, and a 59-yard attempt that fell short with 1:38 left.

Dolphins 16, Eagles 13At Miami, Damon Huard, playing in place of injured quarterback Dan Marino, led Miami to a quick 10-point lead in his first NFL start as the Dolphins (5-1) beat Philadelphia (2-5). Olindo Mare made field goals of 37, 37 and 53 yards, extending his streak of kicks without a miss to 17, a Miami record. Philadelphia's Norm Johnson missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt with 52 seconds left.

Colts 31, Bengals 10At Indianapolis, Marvin Harrison, the NFL leader in receptions, caught eight passes for 156 yards, including 56 yards for a first-quarter touchdown, in the Colts' victory over Cincinnati. The Colts (4-2), winning their second straight game for the first time in almost two years, also got two short touchdown runs from rookie Edgerrin James. The Bengals dropped to 1-6.

Giants 31, Saints 3At East Rutherford, New Jersey, Kent Graham broke the game open by throwing for two more scores in the final 63 seconds of the second quarter as New York (4-3) routed New Orleans (1-5). Graham, who was 19-of-29 for 239 yards, scored on a 6-yard run to give the Giants the lead for good late in the first quarter. He connected on TD passes of a 27 yards to Amani Toomer and 53 to Joe Jurevicius, the last one on the final play of the half.

Vikings 40, 49ers 16At Minneapolis, Leroy Hoard rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown as Minnesota beat San Francisco, giving the 49ers their first three-game losing streak since 1980. Jeff George, starting in place of Randall Cunningham, was 15-of-28 for 250 yards and three touchdowns, including an 80-yarder to Matthew Hatchette. Both teams are 3-4.

Lions 24, Panthers 9

At Charlotte, North Carolina, Charlie Batch threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns as Detroit (4-2) beat Carolina (2-4) to stay atop the NFC Central.

Buccaneers 6, Bears 3At Tampa, Florida, Martin Gramatica kicked two first-half field goals as Tampa Bay (3-3) beat Chicago (3-4) to snap a two-game losing streak.

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