NFL: New England and Seattle lose perfect records, Kansas City improve to 5-0
New England Patriots' 100 per cent start to the season and Tom Brady's touchdown streak ended to the Bengals on Sunday.
Last Updated: 07/10/13 5:06am
Bill Belichick's troops entered the game at 4-0, but it was the Bengals who improved to 2-2 thanks largely to BenJarvus Green-Ellis' one-yard run for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Brady had thrown a touchdown in 52 consecutive games prior to the contest, two shy of Drew Brees' record of 54. However, he was unable to add to his tally on Sunday.
Another previously unbeaten team, the Seattle Seahawks tasted defeat for the first time this season after losing 34-28 to the Indianapolis Colts (3-2).
The Seahawks went 12-0 up in the contest before Andrew Luck and the Colts fought back. Jermaine Kearse's second quarter touchdown put Seattle back in front at 19-12, but the home side finished in the ascendency.
Donald Brown's three-yard run for the TD which was followed by a 49-yard field goal from Adam Vinatieri ensured the Colts won their third of the season.
Kansas City did what the Patriots and Seahawks failed to do and that was move to 5-0 for the campaign following a 26-17 success over the Tennessee Titans.
The Chiefs had led 13-0 before the Titans fought back to lead 17-13. Jamaal Charles' rushed in from a yard out before two field goals from Ryan Succop clinched the victory.
Likewise, the New Orleans Saints improved to 5-0 for the first time since their Super Bowl season after beating the Chicago Bears 26-18 on the road.
Brees was solid in the air with 288 passing yards with two touchdown passes, both to Pierre Thomas, while Bears QB Jay Cutler enjoyed a positive outing by throwing for 358 yards and two TDs.
The Green Bay Packers are now to 2-2 for the season while Detroit dropped to 3-2 after the Lions lost 22-9 at Lambeau Field.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and counterpart Matthew Stafford both threw touchdown passes without any picks while Green Bay's James Jones scored the only rushing TD of the contest.
The New York Giants, Super Bowl winners two years ago, have dropped to 0-5 following a 36-21 defeat on home soil to the Philadelphia Eagles (2-3).
Eagles QB Michael Vick tormented the Giants in the first half, but he had to leave the game after tweaking his hamstring. Back-up Nick Foles was able to deputise in style with two touchdown passes.
Eli Manning has two touchdown passes for New York, however, three interceptions ensured the Giants remain winless in the NFC East.
Ray Rice rushed for two touchdowns as the Baltimore Ravens eased to a 26-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins in a closely-fought contest. Caleb Sturgis missed a field goal from 57 yards that would have forced over-time for Miami.
The St Louis Rams (2-3) inflicted more misery on the winless Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) with a 34-20 victory at the Edward Jones Dome.
Rams QB Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes while turnovers cost Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert as he threw two interceptions to offset his 181 yards in the air.
The Arizona Cardinals' defence smothered the Carolina Panthers, recording seven sacks in a 22-6 victory.
The San Francisco 49ers are back in the race for the NFC West race after they thumped the Houston Texans 34-3 to move to 3-2 for the season.