THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Monday, October 15, 2018
DOLPHINS 31, BEARS 28 (OT) MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. Jason Sanders kicked a 47-yard field goal on the final play of overtime after Cody Parkey missed a 53-yard try for the Chicago Bears, who blew an 11-point lead in the final 16 minutes of regulation. Miami's Brock Osweiler threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns subbing for Ryan Tannehill, who sat out because of an injured throwing shoulder. Albert Wilson turned two short passes into long touchdowns in the fourth quarter and finished with 155 yards on six receptions. The Dolphins took the kickoff to start overtime, marched 74 yards and were on the verge of victory when Kenyan Drake fumbled just before crossing the goal line. Eddie Goldman recovered for the Bears, who then drove to the Miami 35. But former Dolphin Parkey was wide right on his attempt with two minutes left.
Miami (4-2) snapped a two-game losing streak and ended a threegame winning streak for Chicago (3-2).
FALCONS 34, BUCCANEERS 29 ATLANTA Matt Ryan threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons snapped a threegame losing streak, holding off Tampa Bay in Jameis Winston's return as Buccaneers starting quarterback. The Falcons (2-4) scored on their first three possessions and held off a wild comeback by Tampa Bay (2-3), avoiding their first 1-5 start since 2007.
Ryan's three TD passes gave him 274 in his career, passing Joe Montana for 16th on the career list.
JETS 42, COLTS 34 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Jason Myers kicked a franchise-record seven field goals, Sam Darnold threw two touchdown passes and the Jets held on to win consecutive games for the first time in more than a year. Morris Claiborne returned the first of three interceptions thrown by Andrew Luck for a touchdown as the Jets (3-3) moved to .500 by taking advantage of mistakes by the shorthanded Colts (1-5), who lost their fourth straight. With Joe Namath and the 1968 Super Bowl-winning team celebrating its 50th anniversary, Darnold was 24 of 30 for 280 yards, with TD throws to Terrelle Pryor and Chris Herndon and an interception to give New York its first back-to-back victories since taking three in a row in Weeks 3-5 last season. Myers hit field goals from 30, 48, 32, 37, 45, 37 and 45 yards to break the Jets record previously held by Jim Turner (1968) - the kicker for the Super Bowl champions - and Bobby Howfield (1972). Luck was 23 of 43 for 301 yards with touchdowns to Marcus Johnson, Eric Ebron, Erik Swoope and Chester Rogers, the last coming with 1:51 left to make the score close. Neal Sterling recovered the Colts' onside kick to seal the win for the Jets.
TEXANS 19, BILLS 14 HOUSTON Johnathan Joseph's 28yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:23 remaining lifted the Texans. Houston trailed by three when Phillip Gaines was called for pass interference on Will Fuller in the end zone with two minutes remaining, moving the Texans 41 yards to the oneyard line. But the Texans (3-3) lost seven yards on three plays, capped by an incomplete pass intended for Ryan Griffin that Matt Milano knocked down to force Houston to kick. A 27-yard field goal by Ka'imi Fairbairn tied it with 1:34 remaining. Two plays later, Joseph stepped in front of a pass from backup Nathan Peterman intended for Kelvin Benjamin and dashed untouched into the end zone to put the Texans on top and help them avoid their third straight overtime game.
VIKINGS 27, CARDINALS 17 MINNEAPOLIS Latavius Murray helped the Minnesota Vikings revive their running attack with 155 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries, wearing down the Cardinals.
Even Kirk Cousins joined the fun for the Vikings (3-2-1) with an option-style run across the goal line in the third quarter, before throwing to Adam Thielen for a score on the following possession.
Thielen had 11 receptions for 123 yards, his sixth straight 100-yard game to become the first player in the NFL since 1961 to start a season with a streak that long. Thielen's 58 catches are the most in league history through six games.
SEAHAWKS 27, RAIDERS 3 LONDON Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns, including one off a botched snap in the second quarter. Chris Carson rushed for 59 yards and rookie Rashaad Penny gained an additional 43 for the Seahawks (3-3), who played to a vociferously supportive English crowd - a London-record 84,922 were in attendance - despite the Raiders (1-5) being the designated home team. Oakland quarterback Derek Carr left with an apparent left arm injury with 8:52 remaining in the fourth quarter after the last of his six sacks and did not have the chance to return before the Seahawks ran out the clock.
WASHINGTON 23, PANTHERS 17 LANDOVER, MD. Josh Norman bounced back from his primetime benching by intercepting former teammate Cam Newton and forcing a fumble. Norman ended his 19-game interception drought by catching a jump ball thrown by Newton on a thirdand-long play early in the second quarter, his first pick since Dec.
24, 2016. Norman also popped the ball out of Panthers rookie receiver D.J. Moore's hands in a showcase performance against the team that abruptly cut ties with him after his All-Pro 2015 season.
Newton threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns on 27 of 40 passing and rushed for 43 yards in a turnover-marred loss. In his second game with the Panthers, safety Eric Reid continued his tradition of kneeling during the national anthem. Reid took a knee just at the corner of the American flag on the field by the Carolina sideline, the only Panthers player to do so. Reid last week became the first Carolina player to kneel during The Star-Spangled Banner.
CHARGERS 38, BROWNS 14 CLEVELAND Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Tyrell Williams - the veteran quarterback threw a block - and Melvin Gordon had three TD runs as the Chargers banged around rookie Baker Mayfield and the Browns.
The 36-year-old Rivers continued one of the best starts of his 15-year career, leading the Chargers (4-2) to their third straight win. Rivers finished 11 of 20 for 207 yards and had only one mistake, an interception midway through the fourth quarter. San Diego did most of its damage on the ground, with Gordon running for 132 yards and scoring on runs of four, 10 and 11 yards. Rivers and Williams connected on scoring plays of 45 and 29 yards in the first half, and Gordon's 11-yard run put the Chargers up 35-6. The Browns (2-3-1) were blown out after playing five tight games - three going to overtime - and showed there's still a long road ahead.
COWBOYS 40, JAGUARS 7 ARLINGTON, TEX. Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Cole Beasley to spark the previously punchless Dallas passing game and rushed for a careerhigh 82 yards in the Cowboys' victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Perhaps pumped up by some pregame mingling with UFC fighter Conor McGregor, the Cowboys rolled to a 24-0 halftime lead, with Beasley getting his first two touchdowns of the season for the NFL's 30th-ranked passing offence that was facing the league's No. 1 pass defence. Prescott had 151 of his 183 yards passing in the first half because Dallas didn't need to throw while coasting during a second-half blowout. The Cowboys (3-3) won their first three games of the season at nine-year-old AT&T Stadium for the first time.
RAVENS 21, TITANS 0 NASHVILLE The Baltimore Ravens have finished up their longest road swing of the season with an absolutely dominating performance. Try 11 sacks. And now they head home for four of their next five games. The Ravens piled up the franchise-record sacks as they shut out the Tennessee Titans in the rain. Za'Darious Smith had three sacks and Patrick Onwuasor had two for the Ravens (4-2), who had six sacks by halftime. They finished a sack off the NFL record for a game shared by five teams.
Dean Pees and the Titans simply couldn't stop his old team as the Ravens outgained Tennessee 361106 and punted only once against a defence led by their former defensive co-ordinator. Pees came out of a short retirement to join first-year head coach Mike Vrabel. Joe Flacco threw for 238 yards and a touchdown for Baltimore.
Alex Collins scored on TD runs of 13 and two yards. The Titans (3-3) lost their second straight and were shut out at home for the first time since moving into Nissan Stadium in 1999. Tennessee has not scored a touchdown in eight straight quarters. The Ravens couldn't have looked much better handing Tennessee its first shutout since Nov. 28, 2010.
RAMS 23, BRONCOS 20 DENVER Todd Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries and the Los Angeles Rams' celebrated Wade Phillips's homecoming with a win over the reeling Denver Broncos. The Rams, who had surrendered 31 points in back-toback games, improved to 6-0 in sending the Broncos (2-4) to their fourth straight loss. The Broncos pulled to 23-20 on Case Keenum's one-yard dart to Demaryius Thomas with 1:22 remaining, capping a 77-yard drive that included three defensive penalties. Rams receiver Robert Woods, however, knocked Brandon McManus's onside kick out of bounds, and the Rams ran out the clock with Jared Goff (14 of 28 for 201 yards) twice taking a knee. Phillips was the Broncos' beloved bandmaster when they were celebrating their Super Bowl 50 triumph, but his contract wasn't renewed after the 2016 season and he joined Sean McVay in Southern California.
395 Passing yards for Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston on 30 completions of 41 attempts and four touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 34-29 loss to the Falcons
208 Rushing yards for Los Angeles Rams RB Toddy Gurley on 28 carries and two touchdowns in LA's 23-20 win over the Broncos
155 Receiving yards for Miami WR Albert Wilson on six receptions and two touchdowns in the Dolphins' 31-28 win over the Bears.
Russell Wilson of the Seahawks and the Raiders' Bruce Irvin clash in London on Sunday.
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