Houston arrived in Washington down 2-0 in the World Series and the death knell was being sounded. Three games later, behind solid pitching, power hitting and a sore neck by Nats' ace Max Scherzer, they are going back home up 3-2 with a chance to clinch Tuesday night. In the NFL, the Pats knocked off the Browns, the Niners crushed the Panthers and the Packers held off the Chiefs. Drew Brees returned to the Saints after a thumb injury and led them to an easy victory over the Cardinals. Tiger Woods won his 82nd PGA golf title, tying Sam Snead's legendary record. England made the Rugby World Cup final.