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Seahawks beat Broncos again...Bengals, Eagles and Cards are 3-0...Royals inch closer

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 22, 2014 at 12:10 a.m.



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SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch ran for a six-yard touchdown on the first series of overtime to give the Seahawks a 26-20 win over the Broncos in a rematch of last February's Super Bowl. Lynch also grabbed a second-quarter touchdown pass from Russell Wilson, who was 24 of 34 for 258 yards, two TDs and one interception. Peyton Manning forced overtime by hitting Demaryius (deh-MAR'-ee-uhs) Thomas for a two-point conversion after throwing a 26-yard scoring strike to Jacob Tamme (TAM'-ee) with 18 seconds left.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals are the AFC's only 3-0 team following their 37-7 rout of the Tennessee Titans. Andy Dalton became the first Bengals quarterback to catch a touchdown pass when he grabbed Mohamed Sanu's 18-yard option toss on the final play of the first quarter. Giovani Bernard added a pair of short scoring runs for the Bengals, who are off to their best start in eight years.

UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals are the NFC's first 3-0 teams. Jordan Matthews caught two touchdown passes and Jeremy Maclin grabbed another while Nick Foles threw for 325 yards as Philadelphia beat Washington 37-34. Drew Stanton threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes to rookie John Brown as Arizona beat San Francisco for the first time in five tries, 23-14.

KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have pulled within 1 ½ games of Detroit in the American League Central while moving 1 ½ games ahead of Seattle for the second AL wild-card berth. The Royals blew a 2-0 lead before Nori Aoki (NOHR'-ee ah-OH'-kee) laced a two-run triple in the fourth inning of a 5-2 triumph over the division-leading Tigers. Jake Marisnick hit a three-run homer for the second straight game and Alex Presley drove in two runs as the Astros dealt the Mariners their eighth loss in 12 games, 8-3.

UNDATED (AP) — The Cardinals wrapped up an NL playoff berth with Milwaukee's loss, but their lead in the NL Central dropped to 2 ½ games over Pittsburgh. Devin Mesoraco hit a three-run homer, and Jay Bruce added a solo shot and three RBIs as the Reds beat the Cards 7-2. Russell Martin singled home the lone run and Vance Worley scattered four hits in eight innings as the Pirates blanked Milwaukee 1-0, leaving the Bucs tied with San Francisco for the two NL wild-card berths

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