SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys throws against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 18, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

NFL Week 2: Patriots Win, Tony Romo Leads Cowboys To Overtime Victory

Week 2 features a full slate of games on Sunday, including the Bears and Saints, Lions and Chiefs, and Chargers and Patriots. Check out the full Week 2 schedule.

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Miles Austin Injury: Cowboys Receiver Suffers Pulled Hamstring, Could Miss Game Time

On Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park, Miles Austin was absolutely fantastic. The Dallas Cowboys' star needed to step up in the absence of Dez Bryant, and he did just that with nine catches for 143 yards and a career high three touchdowns. Unfortunately, it appears as if he's suffered a pulled hamstring once again, according to ESPN NFL reporter Chris Mortensen.

The Cowboys have a big rivalry game against the 2-0 Washington Redskins in Week 3, then face off against a much improved Detroit Lions team in Week 4 before their bye week in Week 5. Austin's hamstring pull is bad enough that the team fears he could be out all the way through the bye week.

We'll keep an eye on Austin's status throughout the week, but at the moment, he certainly doesn't look like he's going to be healthy to face the Redskins. With Bryant, Tony Romo and Felix Jones also major question marks for next week, the Boys could be in huge trouble in Week 3.

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Cowboys Vs. 49ers Score: Overtime Alert, Score Tied 24-24 After Four Quarters

Dallas Cowboys rookie kicker Dan Bailey missed an easy field goal early, but he's more than redeemed himself. The Cowboys are now tied with the San Fransisco 49ers at 24-24 and headed to overtime thanks to a comeback by a Tony Romo-led Cowboys team. Romo suffered a cracked rib earlier in the game, causing Jason Garrett to put Jon Kitna into the game, but Romo decided to come back onto the field and play injured after Kitna threw two interceptions.

Bailey's game-tying field goal was a perfect 47-yard effort, following a solid drive down the field by Romo in which Miles Austin was a key fixture.

The Niners have won the coin toss and elected to receive. Playoff overtime rules have been changed so that each team gets at least one possession, but regular season rules are the same. The first team to score wins.

For more on the 49ers, check out Niners Nation. For more on the Cowboys, visit Blogging the BoysFollow the rest of Week 2 at SB Nation NFL

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Tony Romo Injury: Cowboys Quarterback Out, Jon Kitna In

Tony Romo took a bad hit at the very end of the first half between the Dallas Cowboys and San Fransisco 49ers. However, at the time, most wrote it off as the kind of thing that happens to quarterbacks all the time and assumed that he would come back in for the third quarter. Instead, Jon Kitna has taken the field for the Cowboys and will be in the game for the foreseeable future.

Romo came out of the locker room and was on the sidelines at the start of the quarter with his shoulder pads on, but was quickly taken back into the locker room for further examination. His injury is being reported as a rib injury, but the severity of the injury and the probability of his return are not yet being reported.


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For more on the 49ers, check out Niners Nation. For more on the Cowboys, visit Blogging the Boys.

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Jamaal Charles Injury: Chiefs RB Reportedly Out For Season With ACL Tear

According to ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter, via his twitter feed, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is likely out for the season with an ACL tear. Charles suffered the injury in the Chiefs' game against the Detroit Lions when he slipped on the first down marker on the sidelines following a play.

It's not like the Chiefs were doing well with Charles, either in Week 1 or in this game against the Lions when he was in the game, but the Chiefs are going to be in serious trouble without Charles. Last year's AFC West champions had playoff aspirations coming into the season, but at 0-2 and with Charles likely out for the rest of the year, those hopes have now diminished to an almost non-existent status.

Charles is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday to confirm that he does, in fact, have a torn ACL.


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Packers Vs. Panthers: Green Bay Withstands Another 400-Yard Passer

The Green Bay Packers withstood another big passing day from the opposing quarterback, this time beating Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 30-23 on Sunday. The Packers have now allowed 57 points and 851 yards of passing offense, but are still 2-0 on the young season.

Aaron Rodgers and Co. once again did just enough to come away with the victory. Rodgers threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns, and just as importantly did not throw an interception. Rodgers' biggest play was an 84-yard touchdown to Jordy Nelson in the fourth quarter that came just one play after the Packers had forced the Panthers to turn the ball over on downs at the 3-yard line.

It was another frustrating day for Newton, who has now passed for at least 400 yards in both of his NFL starts. Just five other NFL quarterbacks have thrown for at least 400 yards in consecutive games. Newton opened the game by leading the Panthers to a touchdown on their first series and scores on each of their three first-quarter possessions, but his day took a turn for the worse from there. He threw three interceptions and the Panthers turned the ball over four times.

Still, they managed to be in position to tie the game in the fourth quarter. The Panthers were down 23-16 and had the ball inside the Packers' 5-yard line. But Newton was sacked on third down and was then stopped short on fourth to turn the ball over. Two players later, Rodgers hooked up with Nelson to put the game away.


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For full stats, check out SB Nation's box score. For reactions from the Packers' perspective, be sure to visit Acme Packing Company and for Panthers fans' reaction check out Cat Scratch Reader.

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Jaguars Vs. Jets: Mark Sanchez Throws 2 TDs In Rout

Mark Sanchez threw a couple of touchdowns and the New York Jets had an easy time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, winning 32-3 on Sunday. The Jets defense also intercepted Jaguars starting quarterback Luke McCown four times and limited him to just 59 yards before he was pulled for rookie Blaine Gabbert.

The Jets scored on their first possession of the game, marching 65 yards on the game's opening possession and concluding it with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes. It was the first time in 16 games that the Jets had scored an offensive touchdown in the first quarter.

On the Jaguars' first possession, McCown was sacked in the endzone by Muhammad Wilkerson for a safety. It was the beginning of a long day for McCown. After a relatively quiet first quarter, he was intercepted on the Jaguars' last two possessions of the first half that effectively killed any kind of momentum they were hoping to build.

It wasn't exactly a great day for Sanchez, but he really did not need to be very good on this day. Sanchez threw for just 182 yards and was intercepted twice, but his two touchdowns were really all that mattered on a day in which the Jets defense was dominant.

For full stats on the game, check out SB Nation's box score. For reactions from the Jets' perspective, check out Gang Green Nation and for the Jaguars' perspective see Big Cat Country.

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Jamaal Charles Injury: Chiefs Star Injures Knee On Mascot, Carted Off

The Chiefs' most explosive offensive player, Jamaal Charles, was carted of the field in their tilt against the Lions with an apparent knee injury.

Charles was going out of bounds and collided with the Lions' mascot, but appeared to have injured himself before the collision. Charles went down immediately clutching his left leg, and after he couldn't stand on his own, the Chiefs brought out the cart. No further information is available as to the seriousness of this leg injury, but if you're a Chiefs fan, this is already pretty serious.

After Charles, the Chiefs have a combination of Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster to fill in the running back position, but the two combined don't equal the talent and production that JC Superstar brings to the table. Fantasy owners will want to jump on Jones, as he'll get the bulk of the looks near the goal line, in case this injury is of the multi-week variety.


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Chiefs fans are pretty devastated. See SB Nation's Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride if you're into some good, ol'-fashioned schadenfreude.

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