With the Green Bay Packers off this week, here is a quick recap of all other NFL games.
Running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 122 yards and one touchdown to help the Seattle Seahawks defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 20-3.
The Jacksonville Jaguars got two defensive touchdowns and a late touchdown pass en route to a 34-31 victory over the Buffalo Bills in London. Jaguars’ quarterback Blake Bortles passed for 182 yards and two scores. Bills’ backup quarterback E.J. Manuel, in relief of Tyrod Taylor, threw for 298 yards and two touchdowns.
Washington Redskins’ quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for 317 yards and three scores, all three in the second half. One of them was a late touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Reed to edge the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-30. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston threw two scoring tosses for the Bucs.
Strong offensive play in the second and third quarters helped the Minnesota Vikings overcome the division rival Detroit Lions, 28-19. Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 316 yards and two scores, and kicker Blair Walsh made five field goals. Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the loss.
In a rematch of Super Bowl XLIV, the New Orleans Saints jumped out to a 27-0 third-quarter lead and held off a late Indianapolis Colts’ rally to pull out a 27-21 victory. Running backs Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson rushed for three combined touchdowns for the Saints.
Playing a Pittsburgh Steelers team with their third-string quarterback (Landry Jones), the Kansas City Chiefs snapped a five-game losing skid, winning 23-13. Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith threw for 251 yards and a score.
The Miami Dolphins sure seem resurgent under interim coach Dan Campbell, jumping out to a 41-0 halftime lead en route to a 44-26 victory over the Houston Texans. Dolphins’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill had all but a perfect game, going 18 of 19 for 282 yards and four touchdowns.
New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady took charge in the fourth quarter, throwing both of his touchdown passes to go along with his 355 total passing yards. His play helped the Patriots squeeze out a win over the rival New York Jets, 30-23. Jets’ quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 295 yards and two scores in the loss.
Rookie running back Todd Gurley ran for 128 yards and two scores and defensive back Rodney McLeod returned a fumble for a touchdown to help the St. Louis Rams defeat the Cleveland Browns, 24-6.
The Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans played a defensive struggle that saw each team score one touchdown through the air. However, the one the Falcons scored was the difference, as receiver Julio Jones caught an 8-yard strike from quarterback Matt Ryan in the third quarter to help his team earn a 10-7 victory.
Looking deflated after so many close losses to begin the season, the San Diego Chargers fell behind, 37-6, to the Oakland Raiders heading into the fourth quarter. Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr threw for 289 yards and three scores. Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers keyed a late rally, throwing for three fourth-quarter scores to bring the final score to 37-29.
The New York Giants got an interception and kickoff returned for touchdowns in a 27-20 victory over the depleted Dallas Cowboys. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and receiver/return specialist Dwayne Harris (a former Cowboy) made the big plays, respectively, for the Giants.
Quarterback Cam Newton may have thrown three interceptions, but he came up with a touchdown run and pass, and running back Mike Tolbert ran in another after catching the Newton scoring pass to help keep the Carolina Panthers undefeated with a 27-16 Sunday night victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Running back Chris Johnson looked a bit like his former self for the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night, rushing for 122 yards and one score. Quarterback Carson Palmer added two scoring tosses to help the Cardinals defeat the disappointing Baltimore Ravens, 26-18.
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