SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frank Gore scored a go-ahead, 1-yard touchdown with 5:47 remaining, Colin Kaepernick threw for a career-high 412 yards and three touchdowns, with 13 completions to Anquan Boldin, and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 34-28 on Sunday.
Boldin had 208 yards receiving in a spectacular San Francisco debut and Vernon Davis caught a pair of touchdown passes from Kaepernick, who marched his team 80 yards on five plays to take the lead late. The 49ers answered after Packers rookie Eddie Lacy put Green Bay ahead on a 2-yard run with 8:26 left.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns, but the Packers departed from Candlestick Park with another defeat eight months after losing 45-31 in the NFC divisional playoffs.
COWBOYS 36, GIANTS 31
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Carr returned an interception 49 yards for a clinching touchdown, and Dallas beat Eli Manning for the first time at their fancy $1.2 billion stadium with six takeaways in a victory over the Giants.
Tony Romo shook off a hit to the ribs that knocked him out for the final Dallas play of the first half and threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jason Witten.
Manning threw three touchdown passes to Victor Cruz and had New York in position for a comeback victory despite the flurry of mistakes.
But with the Giants trailing 30-24, a pass from Manning went off the hand of running back De'Rel Scott into Carr's arms.
The cornerback beat Manning down the sideline for Dallas' second defensive touchdown with 1:50 remaining. Barry Church returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Manning was 27 of 42 for 450 yards, and Romo was 36 of 49 for 263 yards. DeMarco Murray had 86 yards rushing for Dallas.
SAINTS 23, FALCONS 17
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees passed for 357 yards and two scores, and the Saints held on for the win in coach Sean Payton's return from his bounty ban.