DETROIT – Playing in his first game since 2002, Chris Weinke threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Proehl with 32 seconds left to give the Carolina Panthers a victory over the Detroit Lions. Weinke relieved Panthers starter Jake Delhomme, who was knocked out of the game when he slid and was crushed by safety Kenoy Kennedy. “I knew right when he got hit that he was going to be dazed,” Weinke said. “I didn’t have time to think about it. I had been standing around all day. I just had to get loose. I was excited.” The backup quarterback took over at midfield with 2:56 left and showed remarkable poise. Weinke connected with Proehl on a third-and-3 from Detroit’s 41 and also threw him the TD pass. Weinke completed 5 of 7 passes for 47 yards and threw his first TD pass since his rookie year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week KEY NUMBER: 1 Sacks Julius Peppers had Sunday. It was his first of the season. MISC.: The Lions returned two interceptions for scores for the first time since 1976. RAVENS16 BROWNS3 BALTIMORE – The fact that Trent Dilfer was the opposing quarterback, playing for a division rival, was not important to the Baltimore Ravens defense, which forced Dilfer into three turnovers and sacked him four times Sunday, key ingredients in a win over the Cleveland Browns. Todd Heap scored the only touchdown for the Ravens (2-3), who were off to the worst start in franchise history after being penalized 21 times last week in a 35-17 defeat at Detroit. Back in Baltimore as a starter for the first time since leading the Ravens to a win in the 2001 Super Bowl, Dilfer struggled from the outset. He fumbled a snap on Cleveland’s first offensive play, setting up Heap’s touchdown, and lost another fumble that led to a field goal. “I didn’t play well. We didn’t play well on offense,” Dilfer said. “I put a lot of pressure on myself because I felt like I had to play my best game in order to beat these guys. The atmosphere wasn’t that big a deal; I’ve played in a lot of hostile environments.” KEY NUMBER: -9 Turnover differential the Ravens had coming into Sunday’s game. MISC.: The Browns failed to score a touchdown for the first time this season. BENGALS31 TITANS23 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With a game they needed to win on the line, the Cincinnati Bengals found a way to get the ball to their top receiver. Former USC standout Carson Palmer tossed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Chad Johnson with 4:19 left that gave Cincinnati the lead for good, and the Bengals bounced back from their first loss of the season. It now leads the AFC North by 1 games following Pittsburgh’s loss. The Bengals play host to the Steelers next week. Palmer’s second touchdown pass put the Bengals up 24-20, and the Bengals ended the Titans’ hopes of winning consecutive games for the first time since the end of the 2003 season by forcing two turnovers in the final 3:09.KEY NUMBER: 9 Consecutive games Palmer has had a passer rating of 100 or above, tying him for the NFL record with Peyton Manning. MISC.: Cincinnati (5-1) beat Tennessee for the first time since the 2001 season finale. The Titans (2-4) had won nine of the past 10 in this series between old AFC Central rivals. BILLS27 JETS17 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Getting his second straight start in place of J.P. Losman, veteran backup quarterback Kelly Holcomb had two touchdown passes in leading the Bills to a 27-17 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. Willis McGahee had a career-high 143 yards rushing and a score, while receivers Eric Moulds and Jonathan Smith also scored touchdowns for Buffalo (3-3). The Bills defense had five sacks and forced three turnovers, including Terrence McGee’s interception in the end zone with 3 minutes remaining. Holcomb finished 18 of 26 for 172 yards, winning his second straight game after the Bills lost three straight under Losman, who struggled in starting the first four games this season. Against the Jets, Holcomb also threw two interceptions, including a costly one that allowed the Jets to cut the lead to 24-17 late in the third quarter. But he was efficient when it mattered, turning around what had been a sputtering offense. Vinny Testaverde was inconsistent making his second start since the quarterback-depleted Jets signed the 19-year veteran last month. He finished 12-of-26 for 161 yards and two interceptions, and scored on a 1-yard plunge. It was the 14th rushing touchdown of his career. KEY NUMBER: 1 Touchdowns the Bills have scored in the second half this season, coming on McGahee’s 1-yard plunge 9 minutes into the third quarter. MISC.: Curtis Martin led the Jets with a season-high 148 yards rushing and caught two passes for 3 yards, becoming the seventh player to gain 17,000 yards from scrimmage with a 41-yard run in the third quarter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!