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Freeman, Nelson have big days

By The Mercury

Jordy Nelson helped the Green Bay Packers beat a rival on Sunday, and Josh Freeman and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearly outdueled the defending Super Bowl Champions.

Nelson led the Packers with six catches for 84 yards in the Packers’ 23-10 win over the Chicago Bears, earning Green Bay’s first victory of the season.

Freeman passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns, including hitting Mike Williams for a 41-yard TD pass in the last 2 minutes against the New York Giants.

The Giants scored with 31 seconds left to win 41-34.

The New Orleans Saints find themselves in a strange position at 0-2, after a 35-27 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Darren Sproles didn’t carry the ball, but instead caught 13 passes for 128 yards. Sproles also returned two kicks and two punts.

The Cincinnati Bengals earned their first win of the season, beating the Cleveland Browns 34-27. Terence Newman led the Bengals with 10 tackles.

Bryce Brown got three carries for 7 yards in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 24-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Brandon Banks and Rob Jackson got into the action during the Washington Redskins’ 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams. Jackson had one tackle, while Banks returned three kicks

Kansas City rookie safety Tysyn Hartman recorded a tackle in the Chiefs’ lackluster performance against the Buffalo Bills, losing 35-17. It was the first tackle of Hartman’s young career.

Reggie Walker recorded a tackle for the Arizona Cardinals in their surprising 20-18 win over the New England Patriots. Zac Diles had one tackle for the Tennessee Titans in a 38-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas was absent during the team’s 35-13 win over the Oakland Raiders. Thomas suffered a concussion in Week 1, and had still not been cleared by the league to play.

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