SEATTLE SEAHAWKS running back Marshawn Lynch (24) celebrates with Derrick Coleman, center, after Lynch scored the game winning touchdown in overtime of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Broncos 26-20.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS running back Marshawn Lynch (24) celebrates with Derrick Coleman, center, after Lynch scored the game winning touchdown in overtime of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Broncos 26-20.

Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys were big-time comeback kids in Week 3 of the NFL season.

So were Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Baltimore Ravens, too.

Peyton Manning rallied the Denver Broncos back in a Super Bowl rematch, but Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks came up with the victory — as they did seven months ago on football’s biggest stage.

“I can’t wait for those moments, those big-time moments and have guys to continue to believe in what we do,” Wilson said after the Seahawks’ 26-20 victory Sunday. “That was a great experience tonight.”

The Cowboys had the biggest comeback of all.

Terrance Williams scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, Bruce Carter returned an interception 25 yards for a TD on the next snap, and the Cowboys matched the largest comeback in team history to stun the St. Louis Rams 34-31.

DeMarco Murray’s 1-yard run late in the first half began the rally for Dallas (2- 1), which trailed 21-0. Dez Bryant caught a 68-yard scoring pass in the third quarter, and Carter’s first career interception and touchdown came not long after he was evaluated for concussion-like symptoms on the bench.

This marked the fourth time this season a team has overcome a deficit of at least 17 points to win, tied for the most through the first three weeks of a season since the 1970 merger (2011). It was also the first time since 1982 that each of the first three weeks had at least 17 points.

Romo has 21 comeback victories in the fourth quarter or overtime, a franchise best.

Janoris Jenkins’ 25-yard interception return, the fifth defensive touchdown in his three seasons, put the Rams (1-2) up 21-0 with 6:06 to go in the first half.

At Philadelphia, Jordan Matthews, the draft pick who replaced DeSean Jackson, and veteran Jeremy Maclin lifted the Eagles past the star receiver’s new team. Philadelphia again stormed from behind to win, beating the Washington Redskins 37- 34 as Matthews caught two touchdown passes and Maclin had one.

The Eagles are the first NFL team to start a season 3- 0 after trailing by 10-plus points in each game.

The nasty game was marred by a fourth-quarter brawl near the Washington sideline after Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was blindsided by defensive lineman Chris Baker during an apparent interception return. Baker and Eagles left tackle Jason Peters were ejected — and then the INT was overturned by video replay. That led to Maclin’s 27-yard touchdown to break a 27-27 tie.

At Cleveland, the Ravens pulled off a victory as Justin Tucker kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to give Baltimore a 23-21 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Tucker’s boot capped another challenging week for the Ravens (2-1), who continue to be dogged by their handling of Rice’s domestic violence suspension.

At Seattle, Wilson kept Manning and the Broncos from seeing the ball in overtime. He led Seattle on an 80- yard drive on the first possession of the extra session, capped by Marshawn Lynch’s 6-yard touchdown run for the victory.

The Super Bowl rematch lived up to the billing of what everyone expected in February and never transpired. The 43-8 blowout by Seattle (2-1) was replaced this time by Denver (2-1) rallying from a 17-3 fourthquarter deficit to force overtime by going 80 yards against the best defense in the NFL in the final minute of regulation.

Cardinals 23, 49ers 14

At Glendale, Arizona, Drew Stanton threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes to rookie John Brown and the Cardinals rallied to beat San Francisco, snapping a four-game losing streak to the 49ers.

Tommy Kelly blocked a field goal for the Cardinals (3-0), who outscored San Francisco 17-0 in the second half.

The 49ers (1-2) mounted 80-yard touchdown drives the first two times they had the ball, then didn’t score again, blowing a halftime lead for the second week in a row.

Steelers 37, Carolina 19

At Charlotte, North Carolina, Ben Roethlisberger threw two 7-yard touchdown passes to Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell ran for 147 yards and Pittsburgh beat Carolina.

The Steelers had gone eight quarters without a touchdown before Roethlisberger’s two scoring strikes in the third. They were set up by Cam Newton’s fumble and Bell’s 81-yard run. Roethlisberger finished 22 of 30 for 196 yards to help the Steelers (2-1) snap Carolina’s eight-game home winning streak.

Colts 44, Jaguars 17

At Jacksonville, Florida, Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes — three in a lopsided first half — and the Indianapolis Colts dominated the Jaguars for their first win.

Saints 20, Vikings 9

Drew Brees passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, taking their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

For the Vikings (1-2), the loss capped a week of distractions as the club first announced that star running back Adrian Peterson would play, then later changed course and said Peterson would leave the team indefinitely to deal with child abuse allegations.

Chargers 22, Bills 10

At Orchard Park, New York, Philip Rivers hit Eddie Royal for two scores in the San Diego Chargers’ win over the Buffalo Bills.

Royal scored on 3- and 5- yard receptions and finished with four catches 42 yards. Malcom Floyd had two catches for 98 yards in a game the Chargers (2-1) never trailed against the Bills (2-1). Rivers finished 18 of 25 for 256 yards and extended his touchdown streak to 23 games to match the team record he set over the 2009-10 seasons.

Giants 30, Texans 17

At East Rutherford, New Jersey, Rashad Jennings ran for a career-high 176 yards and a touchdown and Eli Manning threw two TD passes as the New York Giants overcame some early mistakes and beat the suddenly error-prone Houston Texans.

Bengals 33, Titans 7

Andy Dalton caught a touchdown pass — the first Bengals quarterback to pull off that feat — on a pass from wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and Cincinnati stayed undefeated with a victory at home over the Tennessee Titans.

The Bengals (3-0) head into their bye week with their best start in eight years. Dalton was the first NFL quarterback to score on a catch since Kansas City’s Tyler Thigpen in 2008.

Lions 19, Packers 7

Don Carey returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown, and Detroit’s defensive front stuffed Green Bay, leading the Lions over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at home.

The Lions (2-1) sacked Rodgers twice and he threw for only 162 yards, and Green Bay (1-2) wasn’t any better when running the ball.

Chiefs 34, Dolphins 15

At Miami Gardens, Fla., Alex Smith shook off five sacks to throw three touchdown passes and help the Kansas City Chiefs earn their first victory by beating the Miami Dolphins.


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