Ben who? Charlie Batch threw two touchdown passes to Mike Wallace and a third to Hines Ward in the quarterback's first start in nearly three years as the Steelers dominated the Bucs, 38-13, Sunday in Tampa.
The Steelers are 3-0 for the first time since 2007, despite playing without the suspended Ben Roethlisberger.
"Everybody knows Ben's the starter," said Batch, a 13-year veteran. "One thing I didn't want to do was be that weak link."
Eagles 28, Jaguars 3
Michael Vick made Andy Reid's decision look like the right one. Vick threw for 291 yards and three TDs and ran for a 17-yard score as the Eagles (2-1) beat the host Jaguars (1-2). Vick found DeSean Jackson for a 61-yard touchdown and hit Jeremy Maclin for two TDs. Jackson made five catches for 153 yards.
Chiefs 31, 49ers 10
Matt Cassel's three touchdown passes included a trick play that caught the 0-3 49ers flat-footed at Arrowhead Stadium. After winning a total of only 10 games the previous three seasons, the Chiefs are 3-0 for the first time since 2003.
Colts 27, Broncos 13
Peyton Manning passed for three touchdowns even without Anthony Gonzalez and Pierre Garçon. Austin Collie had 12 catches for 171 yards and two TDs for the Colts (2-1). Kyle Orton threw for a career-best 476 yards, but host Denver (1-2) failed to get into the end zone on five trips inside the 20-yard line.
Vikings 24, Lions 10
Adrian Peterson ran for 160 yards, including a career-long 80-yard score late in the third quarter, for host Minnesota (1-2). Brett Favre took many hard hits and was intercepted twice. The Lions (0-3) fell for the 13th consecutive time in the Metrodome and have dropped 22 in a row on the road.
Patriots 38, Bills 30
Tom Brady threw three TD passes, two to Randy Moss, as host New England (2-1) beat Buffalo (0-3) for the 14th straight time. Bills rookie C.J. Spiller scored twice, including a 95-yard kickoff return.
Rams 30, Redskins 16
Kenneth Darby scored the go-ahead TD in the third quarter as the Rams (1-2) ended a 14-game home skid and won for only the second time in 29 games overall. Washington is 1-2.
Bengals 20, Panthers 7
Carson Palmer threw a clinching TD to Cedric Benson as Cincinnati spoiled rookie Jimmy Clausen's first start for Carolina (0-3). The Bengals (2-1) forced four turnovers and ended a five-game road losing streak.
Ravens 24, Browns 17
Anquan Boldin caught three TD passes from Joe Flacco as host Baltimore (2-1) rallied past the Browns (0-3). Boldin caught eight passes for 142 yards. Cleveland's Peyton Hillis ran for a career-high 144 yards and a TD.
Cardinals 24, Raiders 23Sebastian Janikowski missed a 32-yard field-goal try on the final play as host Arizona (2-1) escaped with an ugly win. Oakland (1-2) had 11 penalties for 123 yards, Arizona seven for 104.