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NFL Week 6 Football Props: 49ers vs. Packers

It's been an interesting season for both the Green Bay Packers and the 49ers of San Francisco. Both teams sit at 3rd in their respective divisions, and have produced only 3 combined wins. The 49ers lone win came against the Detroit lions, a team that handed Green Bay its second loss last week. San Francisco

It’s been an interesting season for both the Green Bay Packers and the 49ers of San Francisco. Both teams sit at 3rd in their respective divisions, and have produced only 3 combined wins. The 49ers lone win came against the Detroit lions, a team that handed Green Bay its second loss last week. San Francisco has averaged just over 23 points through it’s first five games, so their offense doesn’t seem to be the problem. Their defense however has allowed almost 30 each game, including 28 last week to the struggling Arizona offense. The Packers have also seen there share of struggles. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been full strength for any of the games thus far. The wide receiver corps is dealing with its share of injuries. And Mason Crosby just came off perhaps his worst kicking performance of his career. Despite all of this, the Packers can hop into second place over the Vikings with a win tonight. Green Bay will has its bye next week. They’ll hope that it can provide some long needed-rest for their offense, as they play the Rams, Patriots, and Dolphins (all teams with 4+ wins) in the following 3 weeks.

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Broncos say guard Ronald Leary has torn Achilles

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have lost guard Ron Leary, their best offensive lineman, to a torn Achilles, the latest misfortune for a team that's mired in a four-game skid.

Leary was injured early in the second half of Denver's 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday and was

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have lost guard Ron Leary, their best offensive lineman, to a torn Achilles, the latest misfortune for a team that’s mired in a four-game skid.

Leary was injured early in the second half of Denver’s 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday and was replaced by Max Garcia.

Coach Vance Joseph said Monday that Leary will be placed on injured reserve.

“That’s a huge loss for us from a leadership perspective,” Joseph said. “From a player perspective, it’s a huge loss. You know, we have great depth in that room, obviously with (right guard Connor) McGovern and Max being starters now and (rookie) Sam Jones dressing on game day. So, we’ll see how that works out, but I feel good about that room. I do.”

General manager John Elway said on his weekly radio show that he’s searching for a roster replacement for Leary, but with a game Thursday night in Arizona that addition won’t be someone who can provide immediate help.

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Jets’ Maye sidelined with broken thumb; Enunwa, Pryor hurt

NEW YORK (AP) — Jets safety Marcus Maye has a broken right thumb that could sideline him for a few weeks.

Maye was injured in the third quarter of New York's 42-34 win over Indianapolis on Sunday. He was seen wearing a cast on his right hand after the game.

Coach Todd Bowles

NEW YORK (AP) — Jets safety Marcus Maye has a broken right thumb that could sideline him for a few weeks.

Maye was injured in the third quarter of New York’s 42-34 win over Indianapolis on Sunday. He was seen wearing a cast on his right hand after the game.

Coach Todd Bowles had no immediate update on Maye’s status during a conference call Monday. Terrence Brooks filled in for Maye opposite Jamal Adams against the Colts. The Jets also have Doug Middleton at the safety spot.

It’s the latest injury to a Jets secondary that is already without cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson (quadriceps) and Buster Skrine (concussion).

The Jets also have some concerns at the wide receiver position with both Quincy Enunwa (sprained ankle) and Terrelle Pryor (groin) leaving the game against the Colts with injuries.

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Vikings lose rising star rookie CB Mike Hughes to torn ACL

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ending a promising rookie season after six games.

Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the diagnosis on Monday. Hughes was hurt in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's 27-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.

Though the Vikings

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ending a promising rookie season after six games.

Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the diagnosis on Monday. Hughes was hurt in the fourth quarter of Minnesota’s 27-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.

Though the Vikings had more pressing needs on the offensive line in the draft, they refused to pass up Hughes with the 30th overall selection out of Central Florida. In addition to seeing extensive time in the secondary, Hughes has taken turns returning kickoffs and punts and played on coverage units.

This is the second straight year the Vikings have lost their top pick to an ACL injury in October. Running back Dalvin Cook went down in the fourth game last season.

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Browns’ Schobert to miss time with hamstring injury

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns Pro Bowl linebacker Joe Schobert is expected to miss some games with a hamstring injury.

Schobert got hurt in the third quarter of Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Coach Hue Jackson said Schobert will be "down for a little while" and will be evaluated on

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns Pro Bowl linebacker Joe Schobert is expected to miss some games with a hamstring injury.

Schobert got hurt in the third quarter of Sunday’s 38-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Coach Hue Jackson said Schobert will be “down for a little while” and will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.

Cleveland’s defense can’t afford to lose a player such as Schobert, who tied for the league lead with 144 tackles last season. The Browns gave up 246 yards rushing in Sunday’s blowout loss.

Christian Kirskey could slide over from outside linebacker to take Schobert’s spot.

Also, Browns wide receiver Rod Streater suffered a neck fracture while covering a punt Sunday and is done for the season. Streater got hurt in the first quarter and his injury is the latest blow to Cleveland’s injury-depleted receiving unit.

He was expected to get more playing time while Rashard Higgins (knee) and Derrick Willies (collarbone) recover from their injuries.

The Browns said Streater is “doing well” and team doctors expect him to make a full recovery. Streater does not need surgery at this time.

Willies had an operation on Monday to fix his collarbone after he broke it in practice on Friday. The team remains hopeful Willies will return at some point in 2018.

The injury situation could force the Browns to sign another wide receiver or make a trade. The team signed free agent Breshad Perriman on Saturday, but he did not have enough time to learn the offense and was inactive Sunday.

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Struggling Buccaneers fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith and replaced him with linebackers coach Mark Duffner.

The move Monday came a day after the team's third straight loss following a 2-0 start and two weeks after Dirk Koetter said he had no intentions of dismissing Smith because the Bucs'

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith and replaced him with linebackers coach Mark Duffner.

The move Monday came a day after the team’s third straight loss following a 2-0 start and two weeks after Dirk Koetter said he had no intentions of dismissing Smith because the Bucs’ defensive woes were not the fault of any one person.

Tampa Bay has the NFL’s second-ranked offense and No. 1 passing attack, but is next to last in total defense and has allowed a league-high 34.6 points per game.

Koetter said in a statement said that “these decisions are always difficult, but our top priority here is to ensure that we do everything possible to help this team succeed.”

Smith is the former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Koetter was his offensive coordinator there and hired his old boss as defensive coordinator when Koetter became coach of the Bucs after the 2015 season.

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Browns’ Streater out for season with neck fracture

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns wide receiver Rod Streater suffered a neck fracture while covering a punt on Sunday and is done for the season.

Streater got hurt in the first quarter of a 38-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Streater's loss is the latest blow to Cleveland's injury-depleted receiving unit. He

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns wide receiver Rod Streater suffered a neck fracture while covering a punt on Sunday and is done for the season.

Streater got hurt in the first quarter of a 38-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Streater’s loss is the latest blow to Cleveland’s injury-depleted receiving unit. He was expected to get more playing time while Rashard Higgins (knee) and Derrick Willies (collarbone) recover from their injuries.

The Browns said Streater is “doing well” and team doctors expect him to make a full recovery. Streater does not need surgery at this time.

Willies had an operation on Monday to fix his collarbone after he broke it in practice on Friday. The team remains hopeful Willies will return at some point in 2018.

The injury situation could force the Browns to sign another wide receiver or make a trade. The team signed free agent Breshad Perriman on Saturday, but he did not have enough time to learn the offense and was inactive Sunday.

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Jets’ Rodgers cleared to return to work, will be eased in

NEW YORK (AP) — Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers will return to work this week after missing the past two games while dealing with an illness.

Coach Todd Bowles says Monday that Rodgers will be eased back into things and will coach Sunday in the Jets' game against Minnesota. He adds that it's

NEW YORK (AP) — Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers will return to work this week after missing the past two games while dealing with an illness.

Coach Todd Bowles says Monday that Rodgers will be eased back into things and will coach Sunday in the Jets’ game against Minnesota. He adds that it’s uncertain to know so early in the week if Rodgers will call the defensive plays.

Bowles has run the defense the past two weeks, victories over Denver and Indianapolis.

The 49-year-old Rodgers has been dealing with an unspecified illness that Bowles has characterized as “serious.”

Rodgers was at MetLife Stadium on Sunday for the win over the Colts and broke down the team huddle in the locker room after the game.

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Titans linebacker Morgan out ‘few weeks,’ Spain day to day

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans coach Mike Vrabel says linebacker Derrick Morgan probably will miss "a few weeks" after hurting a shoulder against the Baltimore Ravens, though left guard Quinton Spain is day to day after hurting his right shoulder.

Vrabel said Monday that it's unfortunate the Titans won't have Morgan for a few weeks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans coach Mike Vrabel says linebacker Derrick Morgan probably will miss “a few weeks” after hurting a shoulder against the Baltimore Ravens, though left guard Quinton Spain is day to day after hurting his right shoulder.

Vrabel said Monday that it’s unfortunate the Titans won’t have Morgan for a few weeks as a veteran guy who studies and takes care of his body.

Morgan played 19 snaps in the 21-0 loss to the Ravens before leaving the game. The nine-year veteran has started the past five games for the Titans (3-3), and he has 13 tackles with seven quarterback pressures this season.

Spain was hurt in the third quarter with 7:06 left, and he did not return. Spain, who has started 39 of his 41 games with Tennessee, was replaced by Corey Levin. Vrabel says they will know more on Spain later but are hoping to have him Sunday in London against the Chargers (4-2).

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Gase: Miami’s Tannehill might return this week against Lions

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says Ryan Tannehill might return this week against the Detroit Lions, but there's uncertainty about the severity of the quarterback's injury to his throwing shoulder.

Gase described Tannehill's status as day to day and said he didn't know whether there was a chance the injury could

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says Ryan Tannehill might return this week against the Detroit Lions, but there’s uncertainty about the severity of the quarterback’s injury to his throwing shoulder.

Gase described Tannehill’s status as day to day and said he didn’t know whether there was a chance the injury could be a long-term issue. Gase said he’s confident Tannehill will play again this season.

The situation is unusual because Gase said Tannehill’s shoulder got worse as last week progressed. Tannehill was ruled out of Sunday’s game against Chicago hours before kickoff, and replacement Brock Osweiler led the Dolphins to a 31-28 overtime victory.

Gase quashed any potential quarterback controversy by saying Tannehill will return to the lineup when he’s healthy.

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Bad blood continues between Steelers, Bengals

 

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers-Cincinnati Bengals rivalry is alive in well.

 

The Steelers beat the Bengals Sunday, 28-21. And the two sides had plenty to say to each other during the game, and about each other afterward.

 

"They were all making threats at me. Dropping f-bombs. Everything. (Vontaze) Burfict was out there lying

 

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers-Cincinnati Bengals rivalry is alive in well.

 

The Steelers beat the Bengals Sunday, 28-21. And the two sides had plenty to say to each other during the game, and about each other afterward.

 

“They were all making threats at me. Dropping f-bombs. Everything. (Vontaze) Burfict was out there lying saying I spit on him, which I didn’t,” said Pittsburgh wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster. “Most physical game I’ve been in.”

 

Smith-Schuster, in his second season in the NFL, said the Cincinnati defense was “coming after all of us.”

 

That isn’t unusual in this AFC North matchup.

 

Burfict knocked out Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown with a hit to the head in an AFC Wild Card game in 2016; Burfict was suspended the first three games of the following season for the hit.

 

Last season, in the Steelers’ visit to Cincinnati for a December primetime game, Smith-Schuster delivered a brutal hit to Burfict, then stood over him gloating. Smith-Schuster was suspended one game by the NFL.

 

On Sunday, Burfict made another play on Brown that didn’t draw a penalty but could be reviewed by the NFL. After Brown made a catch and was being tackled, Burfict entered the play late and appeared to hit Brown’s head with his shoulder. He also hit his own teammate, Jessie Bates, on the play.

 

 

 

The two teams meet again in Pittsburgh on the last day of the season, Dec. 30, when both could have a lot on the line.

 

Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick will be ready.

 

“We’re better than them,” he said after the game.

 

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KY Lawmakers Closing In On Sports Betting Bill to Pass in ’19, Hone In On Final Key Issues

Expect Kentucky to among the first movers on sports betting when the state legislature goes back into the session in January. On Friday, state lawmakers heard from a bevy of sports betting and gaming professionals during a hearing before the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations. It was the second

Expect Kentucky to among the first movers on sports betting when the state legislature goes back into the session in January. On Friday, state lawmakers heard from a bevy of sports betting and gaming professionals during a hearing before the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations. It was the second such meeting before an interim joint committee ahead of Kentucky’s 2019 session.

“I think you definitely will see one if not multiple bills in Kentucky,” said Global Market Advisors’ Director of Government Affairs Brendan Bussman. “There is definitely a will within some of the active members there who want to bring this up, and there is no reason why they shouldn’t.”

Though the hearing was comprehensive and there were plenty of questions from legislators, it’s unlikely that much will happen in the next month ahead of mid-term elections. That said, a sports betting bill was pre-filed earlier this year, a second is in the works, according to a source, and there could be more to come.

 

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Same ending: Steelers stun Bengals 28-21 on AB’s late TD

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon scored on a 4-yard run and dashed toward the stands in celebration of Cincinnati's go-ahead touchdown. On the Steelers sideline, Ben Roethlisberger looked at the clock, saw there was 1:18 left, and told his linemen not to fret.

"They gave us too much time," Big Ben said confidently.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon scored on a 4-yard run and dashed toward the stands in celebration of Cincinnati’s go-ahead touchdown. On the Steelers sideline, Ben Roethlisberger looked at the clock, saw there was 1:18 left, and told his linemen not to fret.

“They gave us too much time,” Big Ben said confidently.

Somehow, the Steelers never run out of time at Paul Brown Stadium.

Antonio Brown turned a short catch into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left Sunday, sending the Steelers to a 28-21 victory over the Bengals. They’ve now won seven straight against Cincinnati, a streak that includes highly improbable — and totally predictable — wins.

The Steelers (3-2-1) sure saw it coming.

“On the sideline before I went out, I told the guys, ‘This is what legacies are made of for all of us. Let’s go take care of business,'” Roethlisberger said.

On the decisive play, Roethlisberger saw the Bengals (4-2) were set for an all-out blitz with no safeties guarding the end zone. He knew it would be a touchdown if he got the ball quickly to Brown, who caught it in stride, cut behind Justin Hunter’s block and ran untouched to the end zone.

“We’ve been in that situation a lot, and I knew we were going to do it,” said Brown, who had five catches for 105 yards.

During their seven-game winning streak, the Steelers have pulled them out at Paul Brown Stadium with 14 seconds, no seconds, and 10 seconds to go.

They rallied to win a first-round playoff game in 2015 — aided by Vontaze Burfict hitting Brown in the head for a costly penalty — on Chris Boswell’s field goal with 14 seconds left. Last December, they overcame a 17-point deficit and won on Boswell’s field goal as time ran out.

Now, this stunner.

“We’re better than them,” Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick insisted. “They’re not better than us.”

The statistics say otherwise. The Steelers have won 10 of 11 and 15 of 18 in the lopsided series.

Some takeaways from Paul Brown Stadium:

IT’S A RACE

The Bengals got an early cushion in the division by knocking off the Ravens and opening 4-1, their best start since they won the division in 2015. The Steelers got off to a ragged start at 1-2-1, but back-to-back wins over the Falcons and Bengals have evened up the division. The Bengals finish the season at Heinz Field.

SHOCKING NUMBERS

The Steelers are 16-2 at Paul Brown Stadium during Marvin Lewis’ 16 seasons as the Bengals’ head coach, including playoff victories in 2005 and 2015. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is 20-5 against the Bengals. Andy Dalton is 3-12 against the Steelers, missing that 2015 playoff meltdown with a broken thumb.

CONNER’S HISTORY

James Conner ran for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns, his second straight 100-yard game. Conner joined Hall of Famers Franco Harris (1976) and Jerome Bettis (2004) as the only Steelers to run for seven touchdowns in the first six games of a season, excelling as Le’Veon Bell’s replacement. Bell reportedly will end his holdout this week during Pittsburgh’s bye.

“What a great game,” Roethlisberger said. “Now I know it’s his last game for us, so we’re glad he did well in his last one.”

Roethlisberger laughed, clarifying that he was going entirely off media reports and speculation about what happens when Bell returns.

BLITZBURGH

After getting shredded in September, the Steelers’ defense has come around in the last two games. It got six sacks in a 41-17 win over the Falcons and sacked Dalton three times. Pittsburgh limited the Bengals to 123 yards in the second half.

BURFICT REPRISE

In his second game back from his latest NFL suspension, Burfict was at the center of the riled-up rivalry. He exchanged words with Roethlisberger 3 minutes into the game. A teammate pushed him away from Conner to help the linebacker avoid a penalty after a touchdown run. In the third quarter, Burfict hit Brown in the head as he was being tackled, but avoided a penalty. The NFL will review the play. In the locker room after the game, Burfict yelled at a reporter who asked another Bengals player about the hit on Brown.

“A nasty hit,” Brown said.

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Roller-coaster Redskins in search for consistency

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — D.J Swearinger didn't even want a few hours to soak up a victory before preparing for the Dallas Cowboys.

In the aftermath of a gutsy performance without two top players and after a short turnaround from an embarrassing defeat, the Washington Redskins safety figured he'd start looking at Cowboys

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — D.J Swearinger didn’t even want a few hours to soak up a victory before preparing for the Dallas Cowboys.

In the aftermath of a gutsy performance without two top players and after a short turnaround from an embarrassing defeat, the Washington Redskins safety figured he’d start looking at Cowboys film as soon as he got home. It’s that kind of focus he wants all his teammates to have to make sure the roller-coaster Redskins don’t take another dip with back-to-back games coming up against NFC East rivals.

“We’ve got the Cowboys coming in — there shouldn’t be no laughing next week,” Swearinger said after Washington beat the Carolina Panthers 23-17 Sunday. “The thing we’ve got to understand, man, we can’t go up and down. This team goes up and down. We’ve got to stay consistent in our preparation. Whatever we did last week, we’ve got to stay consistent.”

Consistency has not exactly been a hallmark for the Redskins (3-2) in alternating not only wins and losses but games so uplifting and deflating that it’s hard to get a read on what they are. A 43-19 blowout loss at the hands of the New Orleans Saints motivated players within only a few days to get ready for the Panthers, but upcoming games against Dallas and at the New York Giants should test their ability to respond to success.

“(It’s about) staying focused and keeping that consistent approach,” cornerback Quinton Dunbar said. “Don’t get too high. Don’t get too low. When you get wins, don’t be high like you got the whole world in your hand. When you lose, your whole world turns down. It’s about staying steady.”

In some ways, it helps that the Panthers limited the Redskins to 119 offensive yards in the second half and almost came back from a 17-point deficit. Cornerback Josh Norman said players realize “everything is not peaches and cream,” which should help them stay focused for the Cowboys.

“There’s room for improvement,” tight end Jordan Reed said. “Even though we won this game, we definitely could have put up even more numbers and stopped them on defense. You see that and it motivates you to be the best that you can be. We haven’t been that yet, so it’s coming.”

Some things we learned from the Redskins’ victory over the Panthers:

ROARING DEFENSE

After allowing only 288 yards and being on the wrong side of some turnovers by the offense, the Panthers’ defense will need to be even better at the Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) on Sunday. Players gained some confidence from their play in the second half, but see some definite areas of need with the defending Super Bowl champions up next.

“We just have to make some more plays on defense,” linebacker Luke Kuechly said. “We have to play better in the red zone. That’s something that we’ll get addressed and improve on moving forward.”

Adrian Peterson’s 97 yards on 17 carries showed another glaring hole for Carolina, which entered tied for the eighth-best run defense in the league. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and running backs Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement present another challenge in that department.

PETERSON POWER

Despite dealing with shoulder, knee and ankle injuries, Peterson had another game that made it look like he’s way younger than 33. Peterson never doubted he’d play and should be good to go against Dallas.

“It was definitely mind over matter,” Peterson said. “It was game where you’ve just got to bite down and put your best foot forward. So that’s what I did. I already had made up my mind by Friday that, ‘Hey I’m gonna give it a go. I know it’s going to be painful but its mind over matter and just keep pressing.’ That’s what I ended up doing.”

BIG GUYS BACK

Carolina could easily point to two fumbles by rookie D.J. Moore and an interception by Cam Newton as the reasons for a disheartening loss . But the Panthers have reason for optimism in the coming weeks after getting tight end Greg Olsen back from a broken foot and linebacker Thomas Davis for his first game of the season after serving a suspension for performance-enhancers.

Olsen had four catches for 48 yards; he gives Newton a big, reliable target in the passing game.

“Toward the second half, I felt like I was able to play pretty close to what I was hoping,” Olsen said.

Davis had six tackles and two passes defensed and feels he has another level to his game.

“Just have to be better,” Davis said. “You have to get back into the feel of going out and playing football and that’s something that I’ve learned today.”

SMITH SETTLES DOWN

Going 23 of 39 with an interception at New Orleans sent Redskins quarterback Alex Smith to a new low this season. He wasn’t perfect in throwing 21 of 36 for 163 yards and two TDs against Carolina, even without running back Chris Thompson and receiver Jamison Crowder.

Smith leaned on Reed (five catches for 36 yards) and fellow tight end Vernon Davis (three catches for 48 yards) in finding new ways to run the offense.

“I feel like we’re untapped offensively — a lot of potential,” Smith said. “I said untapped as we continue to find out who we are, our identity as an offense.”

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Rarely have 6 weeks provided so many up-and-down teams

So many things send NFL coaches into a tizzy. Most of them get addressed immediately.

The one item they can't get done quickly, and often not at all, is finding consistency.

Rarely have the first six weeks of a season provided so many up-and-down performances, from weaklings to world beaters, from turnover machines to takeaway

So many things send NFL coaches into a tizzy. Most of them get addressed immediately.

The one item they can’t get done quickly, and often not at all, is finding consistency.

Rarely have the first six weeks of a season provided so many up-and-down performances, from weaklings to world beaters, from turnover machines to takeaway monsters.

Consider that there are seven teams with 3-3 marks, and another one, Green Bay, at 2-2-1 heading into its Monday nighter against San Francisco. There also are eight other clubs within a half-game or full game of the break-even mark. Had the Panthers and Redskins, both 3-2, and Lions (2-3) not had byes, they might well be .500 clubs now.

Those with a positive approach will call it competitive balance. We’ll stick with mediocrity.

And, most maddeningly, inconsistency.

“Yes, it always hurts more when you know you beat yourself, but that’s part of the game,” Carolina wide receiver Torrey Smith said after a 23-17 defeat at Washington in which the Panthers lost the turnover battle 3-0. “Sometimes you overcome it, sometimes you don’t. There’s no one particular person at fault. We know it’s us as a team.

“Great teams play well all four quarters. Good teams do it sporadically. If we want to be great, we have to be consistent. We had our chances, but we got to be able to do it every Sunday.”

What so many NFL teams do is dominate one week, deliver a dud the next. In Week 6, we had:

—Chicago (3-2), so powerful in its previous game before a bye, blowing a big lead at Miami (4-2), which was coming off messing up a 17-0 edge at Cincinnati in Week 5.

—Dallas (3-3), inept offensively in a prime-time failure at Houston, turning around and pummeling Jacksonville 40-7. The Jaguars seemed like a special group after a 3-1 start that included beating New England. They are now 3-3 with two poor showings in a row.

—Tennessee (3-3), which has followed three successive victories with two awful displays of invisible offense, including falling at Cleveland (2-3-1), a team that was hammered Sunday by the Chargers. Indeed, the Titans, Jaguars and Texans, who lost their opening three before winning the next three games, are tied atop the AFC South. At .500.

—Seattle (3-3), where Pete Carroll is doing one of the best coaching jobs of his career in keeping a retooling — say rebuilding in the Emerald City and you will be thrown into Puget Sound — club competitive. But still inconsistent, despite a 27-3 thrashing of the hapless Raiders.

—Pittsburgh (3-2-1), which once again stole a win at Cincinnati, a regular occurrence over nearly the last two decades. The Steelers have so many issues on and off the field that keeping them from sinking the season is paramount now compared to finding any steadiness.

Don’t expect much of this to change as we move deep into autumn and then into winter. While there are a few teams that are quite good and a bunch that are very bad, the truth about the NFL these days is that the majority of clubs are so-so.

Some can’t find a consistent offense to balance a solid defense, including the three AFC South leaders.

“I also know that we’re not going to be able to be where we want to be unless we figure this thing out on offense,” Houston coach Bill O’Brien admitted Sunday. “And figure out what we have to do to be able to run the ball, throw the ball consistently, and at times we look like a good offense, not really today, but at times we have this season. We have to figure that out.”

Others can move the ball, put up some points, but not regularly stop anybody. The Steelers and Vikings, two teams with a history of strong defense, won’t remind you of the Steel Curtain or the Purple People Eaters right now.

Even some of the true contenders, such as Kansas City and New England, have great offenses and sieve-like Ds.

Injuries always are a plague in the search for consistency. The schedule, especially when weather becomes an issue, can be, too.

Still, the folks at the league offices won’t bemoan ordinariness when it means those teams will be carrying the playoff races down to the end of the schedule. And fans of those teams will be thrilled that, even at 9-7 or 8-8, their guys are in the thick of things, consistency be damned.

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ICYMI in NFL Week 6: Mark your calendar for Brady-Mahomes II

Anyone who missed the Game of the Season — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 43, Pat Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 40 — can take solace in knowing there very well could be a rematch a little more than three months away.

And no one, except for players on other

Anyone who missed the Game of the Season — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 43, Pat Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 40 — can take solace in knowing there very well could be a rematch a little more than three months away.

And no one, except for players on other AFC teams, would be disappointed if Jan. 20 brings the world Patriots vs. Chiefs II, with a conference title and Super Bowl berth at stake.

“I’m sure,” Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower said about Mahomes, “we’ll probably see him down the road.”

Brady’s take on the KC QB who gave coach Bill Belichick’s defense all it could handle?

“Big play after big play.”

That’s an apt description of the whole contest Sunday night.

“It was a spectacle, that’s for sure,” Patriots receiver Josh Gordon said.

Just the sort of thing the NFL wants nowadays.

Supremacy of offense.

All attention on the passers and their targets.

Plenty of points and ever-increasing fantasy numbers.

Brady was 24 for 35 for 340 yards, one TD pass, one TD run, and a 39-yard completion to tight end Rob Gronkowski, whose 500th catch in the league set up Stephen Gostkowski’s go-ahead field goal on the final play. That came after Mahomes — 23 for 36 for 352 yards, four touchdown passes, a pair of picks — found Tyreek Hill for a tying 75-yard score.

The Chiefs (5-1) came back after trailing 24-9 at halftime.

The Patriots (4-2 and winners of three in a row) kept responding to every score Mahomes generated down the stretch.

The teams combined for 30 points in the fourth quarter alone.

It was back-and-forth. It was electrifying. It was memorable.

It was the 200th career regular-season victory for the 41-year-old Brady, a record for a starting quarterback.

It was the first career loss as an NFL starter for the 23-year-old Mahomes, who suddenly has become a bona fide star.

“He’s young,” said Hightower, who had an early interception, “but he definitely doesn’t show it.”

In case you missed it, here are other top topics after the NFL season’s sixth Sunday:

BACK TO THE BOOTH?

Jon Gruden’s return to the sideline from the TV booth continues to be an unmitigated disaster — on the field and off. His Oakland Raiders dropped to 1-5 by putting up little resistance in a 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. No one in the 32-team NFL has a worse record than the Raiders, whose only victory came against the Cleveland Browns. And no one has a worse point differential than Oakland, which has been outscored by 66 points after merely six games. There’s more, too. Gruden has been blasted for trading away elite linebacker Khalil Mack and had to answer questions after Sunday’s setback about a report that receiver Amari Cooper is available now.

SAD SACK

Never a good thing when a QB’s completion count is exceeded by the number of times he’s sacked, but that’s exactly what happened to Marcus Mariota in the Tennessee Titans’ 21-0 loss to Terrell Suggs and the Baltimore Ravens. Suggs had one of Baltimore’s 11 sacks, one shy of the NFL record. Mariota went 10 for 15 for 117 yards. “I can do a better job of stepping up in the pocket,” Mariota said. “I put our guys in a bad spot, trying to run around too much.”

‘WE WANT DALLAS!’

That was the familiar chant heard at Washington’s home stadium as its 23-17 victory over Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers wound down. The Redskins (3-2) host the NFC East rival Cowboys (3-3) next week, and the matchup becomes a lot more intriguing thanks to what happened Sunday. Coaches Jay Gruden and Jason Garrett both were heavily criticized recently. Washington’s defense and Dallas’ offense were coming off problematic performances. And those units were both what generated victories, including Dak Prescott’s two-TD-pass, 82-yard-rushing showing as the Cowboys beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 40-7.

CATCH AS CATCH CAN

No NFL team wanted Adam Thielen coming out of college. And no NFL player ever started a season quite the way the Vikings’ undrafted receiver has this one. With 11 catches for 123 yards and a score in Minnesota’s 27-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals, Thielen raised his total to 58 catches, a league record through a half-dozen games. He’s also the first player in 57 years with at least 100 receiving yards in each of his club’s first six games.

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Cowboys put focus on road woes after routing Jags at home

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott had a quiet 100-yard game by his standards in the Dallas Cowboys' rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The star running back spoke the loudest after the 40-7 win on the home-road discrepancy for a .500 team that's perfect at AT&T Stadium and winless with three mostly anemic

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott had a quiet 100-yard game by his standards in the Dallas Cowboys’ rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The star running back spoke the loudest after the 40-7 win on the home-road discrepancy for a .500 team that’s perfect at AT&T Stadium and winless with three mostly anemic offensive showings on the road.

Up next before Dallas’ open week: a trip to NFC East-leading Washington (3-2), a half-game ahead of the Cowboys and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia, tied at 3-3.

“Obviously it’s something we can do, but we need to do it,” Elliott, emphasizing “need,” said Sunday after rushing for 106 yards and a touchdown. “If we keep not winning on the road, we’re not going to make the playoffs.”

Dallas has three touchdowns on the road — one in each game. The Cowboys are averaging nearly 100 yards per game more at home than on the road, and the numbers are particularly stark in the first half.

At home, the Cowboys have a 210-125 edge in yardage before halftime compared to a 221-103 deficit at the break on the road. It’s not exactly the formula for taking a crowd out of the game.

“We’ve been a good road team in the past,” coach Jason Garrett said. “We have a young team. We have to understand how to handle the conditions on the road.”

After some pregame pumping up for Dallas from UFC star Conor McGregor , Cole Beasley had his first two touchdown catches of the season against the Jaguars.

Dak Prescott threw for 151 of his 183 yards before halftime and had 82 yards rushing, the second-best total for a quarterback in franchise history behind Roger Staubach’s 90 yards in 1971.

Prescott had two other career numbers: his longest run, a 28-yarder after escaping a sack, and his longest scoring run — from 17 yards after a fake to Elliott for Dallas’ first TD.

The 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year didn’t have to throw in the second half, so the team’s 30th-ranked passing game coming in couldn’t really be judged by another sub-200-yard game.

“I was talking to Dak the other day and we talked about how this game could set us up for the rest of the season,” said receiver Allen Hurns, who didn’t have a catch despite five targets. “We’ve still got to focus on trying to win on the road.”

Things to consider after the Jaguars (3-3) had season lows in total offense (204 yards) and yards rushing (65) while running just 47 plays to 72 for the Cowboys:

HOBBLED RUN GAME

Leonard Fournette’s availability with a balky hamstring will remain one of the big topics for Jacksonville, which is on its third left tackle in Josh Walker while All-Pro left guard Andrew Norwell has been a disappointment as a big-money free agent.

The Jaguars want to run — they’re 0-3 when they don’t get to 20 carries. Four-time All-Pro Jamaal Charles, unsigned before joining the Jaguars this past week, got a taste with five carries for 5 yards and a 5-yard catch. His role going forward will be something to watch. Starter T.J. Yeldon had 41 yards on just eight carries.

“We’re pretty banged up, but we’ve got guys that can play at any position,” said quarterback Blake Bortles, who was 15 of 26 for 149 yards after establishing career highs in yards passing the previous two weeks. “We expect a lot out of everybody out there.”

DALLAS D-LINE

The defensive front of the Cowboys is getting close to full strength, and could need the help with top pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence trying to play through a shoulder injury.

Defensive tackle David Irving made his season debut after serving a four-game suspension and missing his first possible game for personal reasons. He had an early pressure on Bortles.

End Randy Gregory had his first sack since returning from substance-abuse suspensions that sidelined him for 30 of 32 games over two seasons. Gregory had a team-high three QB hits. Tackle Maliek Collins returned after missing three games with a knee injury and had his second sack of the season.

“With that particular lineup, it’s an unbelievable rush group,” owner Jerry Jones said.

EARLY GOOSE EGGS

Jacksonville is in a three-way tie for first in the AFC South with one of those teams, Houston, visiting Sunday. A good place for the Jaguars to start would be to start faster. They were outscored a combined 44-0 in the first half of losses to Kansas City and Dallas. The Cowboys scored on all four first-half possessions against the NFL’s No. 1 defense. “I’m going to figure it out, but it’s my job to make sure that our team comes out and they’re ready to play,” coach Doug Marrone said.

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Back-to-basics Vikings beat Cardinals 27-17 behind Murray, D

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw the ball right over the Arizona linebacker trailing Adam Thielen on third-and-1, a neatly executed seam route by Minnesota's star receiver after a stutter step sprung him open for a 13-yard touchdown catch .

Then Thielen circled the offense together in the end zone for a choreographed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw the ball right over the Arizona linebacker trailing Adam Thielen on third-and-1, a neatly executed seam route by Minnesota’s star receiver after a stutter step sprung him open for a 13-yard touchdown catch .

Then Thielen circled the offense together in the end zone for a choreographed dead-arm dance he recalled from college, his teammates clumsily swinging to an imaginary beat as the crowd celebrated a 10-point lead over the Cardinals early in the third quarter.

There was nothing awkward about this 27-17 victory on Sunday for the Vikings , though. They played a back-to-the-basics game, leaning on some powerful running by Latavius Murray and a smothering defense.

“We know the offense is very capable of going out there and making big plays and scoring points, especially with the teams we’ve played with the past few weeks,” linebacker Anthony Barr said. “If we do our job on defense, we’re going to keep giving ourselves the chance to win.”

After Thielen scored, the Vikings forced a three-and-out when Harrison Smith had one of Minnesota’s four sacks of Josh Rosen to take the rookie down at the 2-yard line. The Vikings took over in Cardinals territory at the 43, and three plays later Cousins sprinted across the goal line on an option-style keeper from the 7. The dead-arm dance broke out again, and the Vikings (3-2-1) were in control.

“I like to embrace my limitations as a dancer,” Cousins said. “I guess I’m honest about it. That’s a dance I can get behind.”

Cousins has clearly embraced his role as a team leader, even though he’s only been a member of the Vikings for seven months. He was nominated last week by defensive tackle Linval Joseph to lead the breakdown prior to pregame warmups on the field in Philadelphia with a message about finishing strong. On the flight home after the Vikings beat the Eagles, Joseph told him to be ready for a repeat. This time, Cousins screamed at his teammates to encourage a similar effort and urge the defense to harass the rookie Rosen.

After drafting Teddy Bridgewater, trading for Sam Bradford and signing Case Keenum over coach Mike Zimmer’s first four drama-filled seasons, the Vikings let all three of them leave as free agents and signed Cousins instead.

“The thing I love about this guy is his passion for the game, his intensity that he has,” Zimmer said. “He’s come in here and taken charge as a leader.”

Here are some other key developments from the game:

ROSEN’S THORNS

Coming off his first career NFL win against the San Francisco 49ers, Rosen faced a much stiffer test on the road against a Vikings defense that was in sync at all three levels after several displays of uncharacteristic vulnerability over the last few games. Rosen threw one interception while completing 21 of 31 passes for 240 yards, and the Cardinals were 0 for 10 on third down conversions. They were also stopped twice on fourth down tries.

“The opportunities are there,” said Rosen, who took over for Bradford last month. “We find ways to miss them.”

The Cardinals had 269 total yards, which happens to be their season high.

“Am I concerned? Majorly,” coach Steve Wilks said.

DOUBLE DIP

Cousins and the Vikings recovered from that sack-fumble-touchdown trifecta in time for a 48-yard field goal by Dan Bailey on the last play from scrimmage of the first half that gave them a 13-10 lead. Then they took the second-half kickoff and went on the 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that included four catches for 47 yards by Thielen. The Vikings have actually been focusing on the importance of scoring on the last possession of the first half and the first one of the second half since Zimmer brought it up in a team meeting during organized practices in May.

“He calls it a ‘double dip,'” Cousins said.

KEEPING UP WITH JONES

In three career games against the Vikings, Cardinals defensive end Chandler Jones now has 18 tackles, five tackles for loss, 4½ sacks, four quarterback hits, two forced fumbles, one pass breakup and a touchdown return of a blocked field goal.

Jones chopped the ball out during a second quarter sack of Cousins, and Budda Baker scooped it up for a 38-yard touchdown return . The Cardinals also sacked Cousins four times, hit him seven times and deflected seven passes, but those became background highlights on an afternoon when the Vikings revived a dormant rushing attack with 195 yards on 32 attempts.

“Me being one of the captains and one of the leaders of this team, it’s my job to stay on top of the guys and get this thing turned around,” Jones said.

ANOTHER LOSS FOR FITZGERALD

The Cardinals have lost 10 straight games at Minnesota, with the last win coming in 1977 when the franchise was in St. Louis. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been a part of six of those , and the 15-year veteran’s latest visit to his hometown might have been his last as a player.

“You hope you can change quickly, but all you can do is just keep working at it,” Fitzgerald said.

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Watson hit 19 times as Texans beat Bills 20-13

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans got their third straight win on Sunday.

But it came with a price as the already-banged up quarterback took 19 more hits in the 20-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Watson was sacked seven times and took 12 other hits from the Bills. The

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans got their third straight win on Sunday.

But it came with a price as the already-banged up quarterback took 19 more hits in the 20-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Watson was sacked seven times and took 12 other hits from the Bills. The second-year player, questionable this week with a chest injury, was slow to get up several times and didn’t seem to be moving as well as he normally does.

Houston coach Bill O’Brien was asked about the performance of the offensive line and what the group can do to improve.

“I don’t know, I really don’t,” he said. “I think we’ve got to go back and figure it out … it starts with me. So, we just have to keep grinding to figure it out, figure out how to get better.”

Watson brushed off questions about his health, saying he didn’t “want to make any excuses,” but his teammates acknowledged the injury and said it made them want to do more to help him.

“When you’ve got a guy that sacrifices everything when he’s hurt, everybody around him better do the same thing, especially if it’s your quarterback,” defensive end Jadeveon Clowney said. “I think everybody put that on their shoulders this week and just tried to give it all up for him.”

Watson was 15 of 25 for 177 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He also lost a fumble. He’s been sacked 25 times this season and taken 66 other hits behind a line that was supposed to be improved this year.

O’Brien was certainly happy with the win, but knows his team must improve on offense if it hopes to compete with Jacksonville next week.

“We’re not going to be able to be where we want to be unless we figure this thing out on offense,” he said. “And figure out what we have to be to be able to run the ball, throw the ball consistently.”

Some things to know about Houston’s win over Buffalo.

ALLEN’S HEALTH

Buffalo rookie quarterback Josh Allen’s status for next week is uncertain after he left Sunday’s game with an elbow injury. Coach Sean McDermott said after the loss that the Bills were still evaluating Allen’s injury and he didn’t have any more details on it. Allen did not speak to the media.

Allen was injured when Houston’s Whitney Mercilus hit his right elbow with his helmet after Allen’s pass.

Allen threw for 84 yards and ran for 20 before being replaced by Nathan Peterman. Peterman threw for 61 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, including one that was returned 28 yards by Johnathan Joseph for a touchdown that put the Texans on top with 1:23 remaining.

Kareem Jackson intercepted him after that to seal Houston’s win.

HAIRY TACKLE

Houston’s Jadeveon Clowney dragged running back Chris Ivory down by one of his long dreadlocks for a 3-yard loss early in the fourth quarter. The cringe-worthy play made Ivory’s head snap back as Clowney clutched his hair for the tackle.

“I was supposed to set that edge, but I took it inside,” Clowney said. “And if I go inside coach said: ‘You better make that tackle.’ So, I was trying to do whatever it takes to make that tackle. I tried to reach out and grab for his jersey and I pulled him by the hair.”

Clowney said Ivory approached him after the play to ask him about it.

“He said: ‘Come on man, why did you pull my hair?’ and I said: ‘Come on man, why you trying to run from me,'” Clowney said.

Clowney, who also has long dreadlocks, knows that being tackled like that had to hurt badly.

“I’ve been pulled by my hair a few times,” he said. “They made it part of the uniform and if I can reach for him again I would.”

THE “OLD GUYS

Joseph is 34 and Jackson is 30, leading the young players on Houston’s defense to joke that the “old men” were the stars of Sunday’s game.

“I’m cool with that,” Jackson said. “They can call us old all they want as long as we’re going out there and flying around.”

The two players are ranked first and second in career interceptions in franchise history.

Joseph took the lead with his 15th interception with the Texans on his touchdown return on Sunday, but Jackson regained the franchise lead when he grabbed his 16th one less than a minute after that.

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Osweiler comes off bench to lead Miami past Bears, 31-28

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When a field goal gave the Miami Dolphins a seesaw victory over the Chicago Bears, Brock Osweiler was the first player sprinting from the sideline onto the field in jubilation, capping an eventful day for the backup quarterback.

Even his morning commute was intense.

"I got a little

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When a field goal gave the Miami Dolphins a seesaw victory over the Chicago Bears, Brock Osweiler was the first player sprinting from the sideline onto the field in jubilation, capping an eventful day for the backup quarterback.

Even his morning commute was intense.

“I got a little emotional driving to the stadium today, just thinking about the opportunity,” Osweiler said.

He excelled making his first start for Miami as a replacement for the injured Ryan Tannehill. Osweiler threw for a career-high 380 yards and three scores, and the Dolphins edged Chicago 31-28 when Jason Sanders kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired in overtime.

Here are things to know about a marathon that left both teams exhausted but still in first place:

STANDINGS

The Bears (3-2) remained alone atop the NFC North even though their three-game winning streak ended. They play host to New England on Sunday.

The Dolphins (4-2) remained tied for first with New England in the AFC East by snapping a two-game losing streak. They play host to Detroit on Sunday.

FILLING IN

Osweiler went 0-4 as a starter for Denver last year, but he rallied the Dolphins from an 11-point deficit with 16 minutes left in regulation. He finished 28 for 44 with no sacks and overcame two interceptions.

“My whole mentality was make the most of this, do whatever it takes to help your team get a win and have fun with it,” he said.

Coach Adam Gase said he didn’t know whether Tannehill’s injury was long-term. Tannehill has been nursing an injury to his throwing shoulder for several weeks, and it gradually became more of a problem in practice last week.

“It kind of got progressively worse as far as his ability to throw the ball the way he wanted to,” Gase said.

After Tannehill worked out before the game, it was decided he should be inactive.

NOT THE GOAT

As Osweiler and other teammates began to celebrate the victory, running back Kenyan Drake sank to both knees , his head bowed in gratitude and relief.

Drake lost a fumble when the Dolphins were on the verge of winning in overtime. As the Bears then moved into position to try a field goal, Drake received a pep talk from Osweiler.

“I just said, ‘Listen, they’re going to miss this field goal, and I need you to bring the swagger and confidence you’ve been playing with all day,'” Osweiler said. “And he looked at me in the eye and he said, ‘OK.'”

The Bears’ Cody Parkey did indeed miss a 53-yard attempt. Drake then made a 15-yard reception to help set up Sanders’ game-winner.

MISSED CHANCES

In a game with 1,008 yards of total offense, the Bears were hurt by two turnovers in the red zone. Jordan Howard lost a fumble at the 1, and Mitchell Trubisky was intercepted in the end zone by T.J. McDonald.

In addition, a disputed offensive pass interference penalty on tight end Trey Burton took a Bears touchdown off the board. Trubisky’s only interception of the game came on the next play.

Trubisky, coming off the best game of his career two weeks ago, threw for 316 yards and three second-half scores.

“It was definitely a crazy game, a lot of ups and downs,” he said. “That kind of roller-coaster game, it can go either way at the end, and today it didn’t go in our favor. But it is fun to be a part of those.”

INJURY REPORT

Dolphins: DE Jonathan Woodard (concussion) left the game in the second quarter. But Gase said several injured players are close to returning, including DE Cameron Wake (knee).

Bears: CB Prince Amukamara (left hamstring) was hurt in the second half.

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Mahomes almost rallies Chiefs to win at New England

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes has been so good this season it's easy to forget he is still learning his way around the NFL.

He was handed another lesson on Sunday night.

Mahomes passed for 352 yards and four touchdowns, but he also threw two first-half interceptions that proved to be quite costly when

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes has been so good this season it’s easy to forget he is still learning his way around the NFL.

He was handed another lesson on Sunday night.

Mahomes passed for 352 yards and four touchdowns, but he also threw two first-half interceptions that proved to be quite costly when the Kansas City Chiefs lost 43-40 to the New England Patriots on Stephen Gostkowski’s 28-yard field goal as time expired.

The 23-year-old Mahomes was the toast of the NFL coming into the weekend, with Kansas City averaging 35 points during its 5-0 start. The 10th overall pick in the 2017 draft arrived in New England with 14 touchdown passes and just two interceptions.

One more victory, and Mahomes would become just the sixth quarterback since 1970 to win each of his first seven starts.

It just didn’t work out, not with Tom Brady directing New England’s prolific attack.

The Chiefs trailed 24-9 at halftime after Mahomes was picked off twice, including Duron Harmon’s first interception of the season in the end zone for a touchback in the final seconds of the second quarter.

“Yeah, I missed some throws,” Mahomes said. “That happens in this league but whenever you’re playing good football teams, you can’t miss those throws.”

Mahomes returned to form in the second half, nearly rallying the Chiefs to a dramatic victory. He found Tyreek Hill for a 1-yard TD pass that made it 33-30 Kansas City with 8:38 left. With the Chiefs trailing 40-33, he connected with Hill again for a 75-yard score that tied the game with just over three minutes remaining.

Tight end Travis Kelce said Mahomes was more composed in the second half.

“It’s a big game, going up against arguably the greatest of all time,” he said. “I know (Mahomes has) got a lot of respect for (Brady). I know this team has a lot of respect for (Brady), and it being a Sunday night game, we knew it was going to be a special one and sure enough the emotions and excitement got a little ahead of us, but we just settled down. Saw him in the second half be more like himself and have a little fun out there.”

Brady noticed, too.

“He made some big (plays). He made a lot of big ones,” Brady said. “The one at the end to Tyreek was a great throw, and he had some other great throws.”

After the tying TD, Brady used a 16-yard pass to James White and a 39-yard completion to Rob Gronkowski to get New England into field-goal range.

Mahomes was 23 for 36 in his franchise-record fifth straight game with 300 or more yards. But his second-half rebound wasn’t enough to extend Kansas City’s win streak.

“He did settle down. He did a nice job,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “But again, the objective is to actually win the game and we didn’t do that. At the same time, when you have one like this, you go back and you learn from it.”

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NFL roundup: Pats end Chiefs’ unbeaten run

NFL roundup: Pats end Chiefs' unbeaten run

Tom Brady passed for 340 yards, and the New England Patriots got a 28-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski as time expired Sunday night to beat the Chiefs 43-40 at Foxborough, Mass., dumping Kansas City from the unbeaten ranks.

Matched against a first-year

NFL roundup: Pats end Chiefs’ unbeaten run

Tom Brady passed for 340 yards, and the New England Patriots got a 28-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski as time expired Sunday night to beat the Chiefs 43-40 at Foxborough, Mass., dumping Kansas City from the unbeaten ranks.

Matched against a first-year starter, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Brady led the Patriots on a game-winning drive in the final three minutes. His 39-yard strike to tight end Rob Gronkowski gave New England (4-2) a goal-to-go situation in the final seconds.

The win was the 200th in the regular season for Brady as a starting quarterback. Sony Michel added 106 rushing yards for New England.

Mahomes countered with 352 yards passing, going 23 of 36 with four touchdowns and two interceptions for the Chiefs (5-1).

Rams 32, Broncos 20

Todd Gurley rushed for two touchdowns and a career-best 208 yards on 28 carries as Los Angeles remained undefeated, holding on for a victory at Denver. The Rams improved to 6-0, their best start since the 2001 St. Louis Rams won their first six games on their way to a berth in Super Bowl XXXVI.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff completed 14 of 28 passes for 201 yards but did not have a TD pass, posting modest numbers during one of the coldest October games in Broncos’ history. With temperatures at 23 degrees at kickoff, it was the coldest October game at Denver since 1969.

Broncos quarterback Case Keenum was 25 of 41 for 322 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Denver dropped its fourth consecutive game after opening the season 2-0. Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught seven passes for 115 yards and a touchdown.

Ravens 21, Titans 0

Baltimore set a franchise record with 11 sacks, one sack shy of the NFL record, and Alex Collins scored two touchdowns as Baltimore shut out Tennessee in Nashville, Tenn.

The Ravens (4-2) outgained the Titans 361-106. Tennessee (3-3) converted just one of 10 third downs, and all nine of its possessions ended in punts.

Joe Flacco completed 25 of 37 passes for 238 yards, one interception and a touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree, who had six catches for 93 yards. Collins finished with 54 yards on 19 carries.

Steelers 28, Bengals 21

Ben Roethlisberger threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 10 seconds remaining for the game-winning score to lift Pittsburgh to victory in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati (4-2), which has now lost to Pittsburgh seven straight times, including playoff matchups, took a 21-20 lead with 1:18 remaining on a 4-yard touchdown run by Joe Mixon, but the Bengals left too much time for the Steelers (3-2-1).

Roethlisberger was 32-of-46 passing for 369 yards to lead Pittsburgh, while Andy Dalton was 26-of-42 for 229 yards and two touchdowns for the Bengals.

Cowboys 40, Jaguars 7

Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as host Dallas Cowboys embarrassed Jacksonville in Arlington, Texas.

Prescott completed 17 of 27 passes for 183 yards while rushing for a career-high 82 yards on 11 carries. Running back Ezekiel Elliott pounded out 106 yards and a score on 24 carries, while wide receiver Cole Beasley torched the heralded Jacksonville secondary for nine catches, 101 yards and two touchdowns.

Kicker Brett Maher added four field goals, including a career-high 55-yarder in the fourth quarter, for Dallas (3-3). The Cowboys sit a half-game behind first-place Washington (3-2) in the NFC East.

Vikings 27, Cardinals 17

Latavius Murray rushed for 155 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown and Kirk Cousins had passing and rushing touchdowns as Minnesota downed Arizona in Minneapolis.

Cousins completed 24 of 34 passes for 233 yards. Adam Thielen caught 11 passes for 123 yards and a score for the Vikings (3-2-1).

Cardinals rookie Josh Rosen completed 21 of 31 passes for 240 yards and was picked off once. David Johnson gained 55 yards on 18 carries with one touchdown, Christian Kirk caught six passes for 77 yards and safety Budda Baker scored on a 36-yard fumble return for Arizona (1-5).

Redskins 23, Panthers 17

Alex Smith threw for two touchdowns and host Washington made a final defensive stand to defeat mistake-prone Carolina at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

The Panthers (3-2), who never led and were attempting to match the franchise’s biggest comeback by digging out of a 17-point hole, reached the Washington 16-yard line in the final minute before turning the ball over on downs with three straight incompletions.

Smith completed 21 of 36 passes for 163 yards for the Redskins (3-2), who were fresh off the losing end of a throttling Monday night in New Orleans. panthers quarterback Cam Newton was 27-for-40 for 275 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Falcons 34, Buccaneers 29

Host Atlanta overcame four touchdown passes by Jameis Winston in his first start of the season and held on to defeat Tampa Bay, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Matt Bryant kicked a 57-yard field goal for the Falcons (2-4) with 70 seconds left while hurting his leg, and a desperation lateral by the Bucs (2-3) went out of bounds inside the 10-yard line as time expired at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Matt Ryan threw three touchdowns passes, including a 6-yarder to Tevin Coleman with 6:28 left, but Winston teamed with Peyton Barber on a 5-yard score with 3:47 remaining. Winston, suspended for the first three games and the backup in Week 4, completed 30 of 41 passes for 395 yards. He was intercepted twice.

Chargers 38, Browns 14

Quarterback Philip Rivers threw for two touchdowns and Melvin Gordon ran for three scores as Los Angeles shut down host Cleveland.

The Chargers’ offense confused the Browns with reverses, misdirection and pinpoint passing, handing Cleveland (2-3-1) its first loss at home this season.

The Chargers’ defense harassed rookie Baker Mayfield and shut down the NFL’s second-leading rushing attack. Los Angeles (4-2) compiled 449 total yards, including 246 on the ground.

Seahawks 27, Raiders 3

Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns and the Seattle defense forced two fumbles by Oakland quarterback Derek Carr in the victory in London.

With 84,922 in attendance, the largest crowd in the history of NFL football at Wembley Stadium, Wilson connected with Jaron Brown for a 5-yard score in the first quarter, David Moore from 19 yards out in the second and Tyler Lockett for 10 yards in the fourth, sending Seattle (3-3) to its third win in its last four games.

Under constant pressure from a Seahawks defense that recorded six sacks, Carr threw for just 142 yards, and Marshawn Lynch was limited to 45 yards on the ground against his old team, as Oakland (1-5) lost its fifth straight.

Texans 20, Bills 13

Johnathan Joseph returned a late interception for a touchdown as host Houston topped Buffalo.

Joseph picked off a pass by Bills backup quarterback Nathan Peterman, who replaced injured starter Josh Allen (elbow) late in the third quarter. The pass was intended for Kelvin Benjamin, and Joseph scooted 28 yards into the end zone to seal the win for the Texans (3-3).

Houston had blown a 10-point lead and needed Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 27-yard field goal to pull even 14 seconds earlier at the 1:34 mark of the fourth quarter. Peterman tossed a pair of interceptions after his 16-yard touchdown pass to Zay Jones gave the Bills (2-4) a 13-10 lead with 13:00 left.

Jets 42, Colts 34

Sam Darnold became the first New York rookie quarterback since Joe Namath to throw multiple touchdown passes in consecutive games, and kicker Jason Myers booted a team-record seven field goals in a 42-34 win over visiting Indianapolis.

The Jets (3-3) have won the first two of three consecutive games at MetLife Stadium. The Colts (1-5) have lost four straight.

Darnold was 24-of-30 for 280 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. His scores — a 7-yard pass to Terrelle Pryor in the second quarter and a 32-yarder to Chris Herndon in the third quarter — opened and closed a run of 20 straight unanswered points by the Jets, who led by at least six points the rest of the way.

Dolphins 31, Bears 28 (OT)

Rookie Jason Sanders kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired in overtime as host Miami defeated Chicago.

Miami (4-2), playing without injured starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, snapped a two-game losing streak. Chicago (3-2) blew leads of eight and seven points in the fourth quarter and had its three-game win streak broken.

The Bears, who have not allowed a rushing touchdown all season, appeared set to lose the game and that distinction until Kenyan Drake was stripped of the ball at the goal line by Akiem Hicks in overtime. Eddie Goldman recovered in the end zone for a touchback.

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Broncos suspect OL Leary has torn Achilles

Broncos suspect OL Leary has torn Achilles

Denver left guard Ron Leary sustained an injury Sunday that the Broncos fear is a torn right Achilles, multiple media outlets reported.

Leary was hurt early in the second half of the Broncos' 23-20 home loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Broncos suspect OL Leary has torn Achilles

Denver left guard Ron Leary sustained an injury Sunday that the Broncos fear is a torn right Achilles, multiple media outlets reported.

Leary was hurt early in the second half of the Broncos’ 23-20 home loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Leary, 29, did not allow any sacks in the first five games for the Broncos (2-4). He allowed two sacks in 2017.

A product of Memphis, Leary was unselected in the 2012 NFL Draft and signed with the Dallas Cowboys, where he played his first five seasons. He signed a four-year, $36 million contract as a free agent in 2017.

If, as anticipated, Leary misses significant time, rookie Sam Jones could be called up from the practice squad. Max Garcia, who had been sharing time at right guard Sunday, moved to left guard after Leary got hurt.

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Pats win shootout to end Chiefs’ unbeaten start

Pats win shootout to end Chiefs' unbeaten start

Tom Brady passed for 340 yards, and the New England Patriots got a 28-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski as time expired Sunday night to beat the Chiefs 43-40 at Foxborough, Mass., and dump Kansas City from the unbeaten ranks.

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Pats win shootout to end Chiefs’ unbeaten start

Tom Brady passed for 340 yards, and the New England Patriots got a 28-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski as time expired Sunday night to beat the Chiefs 43-40 at Foxborough, Mass., and dump Kansas City from the unbeaten ranks.

Matched against a first-year starter, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Brady led the Patriots on a game-winning drive in the final three minutes.

The win was the 200th in the regular season for Brady as a starting quarterback. His 39-yard strike to tight end Rob Gronkowski gave New England (4-2) a goal-to-go situation in the final seconds.

Sony Michel added 106 yards rushing for the Patriots.

Mahomes countered with 352 yards passing, going 23 of 36 with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

The Chiefs (5-1) rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit to go up 33-30 with 8:38 remaining. Mahomes found Tyreek Hill for a 1-yard touchdown after rookie Tremon Smith returned a kickoff 97 yards.

Brady came right back to engineer 75-yard touchdown drive he capped with a 4-yard keeper at the 5:25 mark, putting the Patriots ahead 37-33.

New England added a 50-yard field goal with 3:15 left by Gostkowski, but Kansas City answered in one play, a 75-yard bomb from Mahomes to Hill to tie it at 40-40.

New England scored on its last four possessions of the first half to establish a 24-9 lead at the break.

After starting 1-for-4 on a series that stalled, Brady connected on 10 of 11 passes the remainder of the half. He threw for 113 yards before the break, including a 17-yard touchdown to Julian Edelman.

Mahomes, looking a bit rattled as a 23-year-old in his seventh NFL game, misfired on three balls that could have resulted in first-half touchdowns and also threw two interceptions.

The second came with four seconds left. Mahomes drove the Chiefs to the New England 15 but threw into coverage, and the Patriots’ Duron Harman snagged a pick in the end zone.

Linebacker Dont’a Hightower also set up the Patriots at the Kansas City 4 with a first-quarter interception.

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Most Points Game-Kicker

26 — Rob Bironas, Tennessee at Houston, Oct. 21, 2007 (8 FGs, 2 PATs; won 38-36)

25 — Jay Feely, Arizona vs. Denver, Dec. 12, 2010 (1 TD, 5 FGs, 4 PATs; won 43-13)

24 — Jason Myers, N.Y. Jets vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 14, 2018 (7 FGs, 2 PATs; won 42-34)

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26 — Rob Bironas, Tennessee at Houston, Oct. 21, 2007 (8 FGs, 2 PATs; won 38-36)

25 — Jay Feely, Arizona vs. Denver, Dec. 12, 2010 (1 TD, 5 FGs, 4 PATs; won 43-13)

24 — Jason Myers, N.Y. Jets vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 14, 2018 (7 FGs, 2 PATs; won 42-34)

23 — Billy Cundiff, Dallas at N.Y. Giants, Sept. 15, 2003 (7 FGs, 2 PATs; won 35-32 OT)

23 — Greg Zuerlein, L.A. Rams at Dallas, Oct. 1, 2017 (7 FGs, 2 PATs; won 35-30)

22 — Jim Bakken, St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Sept. 24, 1967 (7 FGs, 1 PAT; won 28-14)

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Brady, Patriots top Chiefs for wild 43-40 win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead.

Tom Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score in his 200th victory as

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead.

Tom Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score in his 200th victory as a starting quarterback, tops all-time. Brady also passed former teammate Adam Vinatieri for most career wins in the regular season and playoffs combined with 227.

It was the first loss of the season for the Chiefs (5-1).

New England (4-2) led 24-9 at intermission, but Patrick Mahomes directed an impressive rally by Kansas City in the second half. He finished 23 of 36 for 352 yards in his first loss as a starting quarterback, with three of his four TD passes going to Tyreek Hill.

Mahomes threw two interceptions in the first half, but was unflappable down the stretch. He found Hill for a 75-yard touchdown pass that tied the game with just over three minutes remaining.

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Patriots, Brady top Chiefs for wild 43-40 win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead.

Tom Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score in his 200th victory as

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead.

Tom Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score in his 200th victory as a starting quarterback, tops in NFL history. Brady also passed former teammate Adam Vinatieri for most career wins in the regular season and playoffs combined with 227.

It was the first loss of the season for the Chiefs (5-1).

New England (4-2) led 24-9 at intermission, but Patrick Mahomes directed an impressive rally by Kansas City in the second half. He finished 23 of 36 for 352 yards in his first loss as a starting quarterback, with three of his four TD passes going to Tyreek Hill.

Mahomes threw two interceptions in the first half, but was unflappable down the stretch. He found Hill for a 75-yard touchdown pass that tied it with just over three minutes remaining.

STEELERS 28, BENGALS 21

CINCINNATI (AP) — James Conner ran for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the eve of Le’Veon Bell’s possible return, and Antonio Brown turned a short pass into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left as Pittsburgh pulled off another improbable comeback in Cincinnati.

The Steelers (3-2-1) have won eight in a row against their AFC North rival, three times rallying in the final minute at Paul Brown Stadium to keep it going. After Joe Mixon’s 4-yard touchdown run with 1:18 left got the Bengals (4-2) thinking this might finally be the time they end the streak, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers stunned them again.

Brown caught a short pass and outran the secondary for the winning score, leaving thousands of Steelers fans twirling their towels in the stands. The Steelers are 16-2 at Paul Brown Stadium during Marvin Lewis’ 16 seasons as Bengals coach, including a pair of playoff wins.

Same outcome as usual. This one ended with a brief scuffle after Andy Dalton’s final pass fell incomplete, leaving him 3-12 all-time against Pittsburgh.

The Steelers have found their stride behind Conner , who became the featured back when Bell decided to hold out. He has run for more than 100 yards in each of the last two games, and his two 1-yard touchdown runs Sunday put him in the company of a pair of Steelers Hall of Famers.

Conner has seven rushing touchdowns in six games, joining Franco Harris (1976) and Jerome Bettis (2004) as the only Steelers with that accomplishment.

RAVENS 21, TITANS 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Ravens piled up a franchise-record 11 sacks 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 361-106 and punted only once against a defense led by their former defensive coordinator. 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 2 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.

Marcus Mariota tried playing both with and without the partial glove covering his ring and pinkie fingers on his throwing hand. It didn’t’ help as Mariota was sacked the most in his four-year NFL career and most allowed by the Titans since giving up seven in a loss at Houston on Nov. 1, 2015. Coach Ken Whisenhunt was fired two days later.

RAMS 23, BRONCOS 20

DENVER (AP) — Todd Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries and the Rams celebrated Wade Phillips’ homecoming.

The Rams, who had surrendered 31 points in back-to-back 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 1-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’ 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 sunny Southern California.

After an overnight snowstorm, the game-time temperature of 25 degrees marked the second-coldest in Denver prior to November in franchise history. The cold did nothing to slow down Gurley, who scored his 10th and 11th touchdowns of the season.

COWBOYS 40, JAGUARS 7

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Cole Beasley to spark the previously punchless Dallas passing game and rushed for a career-high 82 yards.

Perhaps pumped up by some pregame mingling with UFC fighter Conor McGregor, the Cowboys rolled to a 24-0 halftime lead. Beasley got his first two touchdowns of the season for the NFL’s 30th-ranked passing offense that was facing the league’s No. 1 pass defense.

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 that dropped Jacksonville to 3-3.

The 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year had already set his personal best in rushing for a game when he spun out of a sack for the longest run of his career, a 28-yarder. He scored Dallas’ first touchdown on a 17-yard run.

The Cowboys (3-3) won their first three games of the season at 9-year-old AT&T Stadium for the first time. Most of their offensive struggles have been in the three road losses.

Blake Bortles, who established a career high in yards passing in consecutive weeks and had a chance to become the fifth NFL quarterback with three straight games of at least 375 yards, was 15 of 26 for 149 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

DOLPHINS 31, BEARS 28, OT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — 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 2 minutes left.

Miami (4-2) snapped a two-game losing streak and ended a three-game winning streak for Chicago (3-2).

The Bears’ offense came alive after they trailed 7-0 at halftime. Miami then rallied from a 21-10 deficit in the final 16 minutes of regulation to tie the game twice and force overtime.

Mitchell Trubisky threw for 316 yards and three second-half touchdowns, but the Bears were hurt by two turnovers in the red zone. Jordan Howard lost a fumble at the 1, and Trubisky was intercepted in the end zone by T.J. McDonald.

FALCONS 34, BUCCANEERS 29

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons snapped a three-game 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.

Winston and the Bucs almost pulled off a miracle on the final play of the game after driving to the Atlanta 21. With no timeouts, the quarterback took the snap and tried to surprise the Falcons by taking off up the middle of the field. When he was about to be tackled at the 10, he pitched toward receiver Adam Humphries, who couldn’t hang on.

The ball skipped to Mike Evans, who blindly flung it in the direction of DeSean Jackson at the 5. Jackson might’ve had a chance to dive for the end zone, but he couldn’t come up with another bouncing ball. It hopped out of bounds to end the game.

Jackson ripped off his helmet, kicked the pylon in disgust and headed straight for the locker room.

Winston threw for 395 yards and four TDs but also had a pair of interceptions.

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. (AP) — 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 short-handed 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 (AP) — Johnathan Joseph’s 28-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:23 remaining lifted the Texans.

Houston trailed by three when Phillip Gaines was called pass interference on Will Fuller in the end zone with 2 minutes remaining, moving the Texans 41 yards to the 1-yard line. But the Texans (3-3) lost 7 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.

Kareem Jackson intercepted Peterman with 35 seconds left to secure the victory, dropping Buffalo to 2-4.

Joseph’s late-game heroics helped Houston to its third straight win on a day that quarterback Deshaun Watson committed three turnovers.

VIKINGS 27, CARDINALS 17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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.

Budda Baker returned a fumble off a sack by Chandler Jones for a 36-yard touchdown and Tre Boston had a diving interception later in the second quarter, and the Cardinals (1-5) constantly pressured Cousins with four sacks, seven hits and seven deflected passes.

Cousins managed to complete 24 of 34 attempts for 233 yards, thanks mostly to Thielen and his exceptional ability to get open anywhere on the field and turn off-target throws into clutch catches.

SEAHAWKS 27, RAIDERS 3

LONDON (AP) — 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 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.

Carr went 23 for 31 for 142 yards. He was hit by Jarran Reed on third down and immediately grabbed his upper left arm as he sat up before being helped to the sideline for evaluation.

Wilson, who completed 17 of 23 attempts for 222 yards with an interception, connected with Jaron Brown for a 5-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter; a 19-yard touchdown pass to David Moore in the second; and a 10-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett in the fourth.

After picking up a low snap, Wilson faked a throw and stepped forward, then made a throw to Moore over Daryl Worley. Moore punctuated his touchdown, his third in the Seahawks’ past two games, by accidentally crashing into and tumbling over the temporary video advertising boards set up around the field.

Sebastian Janikowski, who joined the Seahawks in the offseason after 17 seasons with the Raiders, made two field goals.

REDSKINS 23, PANTHERS 17

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Josh Norman bounced back from his prime-time 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 third-and-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. He engineered a late drive that got the Panthers to the Washington 16-yard line, but threw incomplete on second, third and fourth downs to seal the loss.

Carolina (3-2) was long before that doomed by turnovers, including Moore’s on a punt return that set up Smith’s 22-yard TD pass to Davis.

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 (AP) — 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 4, 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.

Mayfield’s third start as a pro was a rough one. The No. 1 overall pick was sacked five times, tweaked his ankle when he slid on a sideline marker and threw two interceptions.

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.

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Chiefs-Patriots Stats

Kansas City 6 3 17 14—40
New England 10 14 3 16—43
First Quarter

KC_FG Butker 42, 9:05.

NE_FG Gostkowski 48, 5:18.

NE_Michel 4 run (Gostkowski kick), 4:57.

KC_FG Butker 43, 3:25.

Second Quarter

NE_Edelman 17 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick),

Kansas City 6 3 17 14—40
New England 10 14 3 16—43
First Quarter

KC_FG Butker 42, 9:05.

NE_FG Gostkowski 48, 5:18.

NE_Michel 4 run (Gostkowski kick), 4:57.

KC_FG Butker 43, 3:25.

Second Quarter

NE_Edelman 17 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 12:52.

KC_FG Butker 24, 6:21.

NE_Michel 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 1:57.

Third Quarter

KC_Hunt 67 pass from Mahomes (Butker kick), 13:27.

NE_FG Gostkowski 24, 7:17.

KC_FG Butker 30, 3:36.

KC_Hill 14 pass from Mahomes (Butker kick), :56.

Fourth Quarter

NE_FG Gostkowski 39, 10:22.

KC_Hill 1 pass from Mahomes (Butker kick), 8:38.

NE_Brady 4 run (Gostkowski kick), 5:25.

NE_FG Gostkowski 50, 3:15.

KC_Hill 75 pass from Mahomes (Butker kick), 3:03.

NE_FG Gostkowski 28, :00.

A_65,878.

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KC NE
First downs 18 31
Total Net Yards 446 500
Rushes-yards 17-94 38-173
Passing 352 327
Punt Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoff Returns 5-190 1-30
Interceptions Ret. 0-0 2-27
Comp-Att-Int 23-36-2 24-35-0
Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 2-13
Punts 1-51.0 0-0.0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties-Yards 5-58 0-0
Time of Possession 23:51 36:09

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Kansas City, Hunt 10-80, Mahomes 2-9, Ware 2-5, Dam.Williams 1-1, Hill 1-0, Watkins 1-(minus 1). New England, Michel 24-106, White 6-39, Barner 3-16, Edelman 1-7, Patterson 1-3, Brady 3-2.

PASSING_Kansas City, Mahomes 23-36-2-352. New England, Brady 24-35-0-340.

RECEIVING_Kansas City, Hill 7-142, Hunt 5-105, Kelce 5-61, Watkins 2-18, Ware 2-9, Conley 1-19, Sherman 1-(minus 2). New England, White 5-53, Gordon 5-42, Hogan 4-78, Edelman 4-54, Gronkowski 3-97, Develin 2-3, Patterson 1-13.

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Titans shut out for 1st time since relocating to Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First-year head coach Mike Vrabel knows exactly what the Titans didn't do in being shut out for the first time since this franchise moved to Tennessee way back in 1997.

In a word, everything.

Marcus Mariota was sacked a career-worst 11 times, and the Titans managed just 106 yards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First-year head coach Mike Vrabel knows exactly what the Titans didn’t do in being shut out for the first time since this franchise moved to Tennessee way back in 1997.

In a word, everything.

Marcus Mariota was sacked a career-worst 11 times, and the Titans managed just 106 yards total offense in being routed Sunday by the Baltimore Ravens in a game that felt much more lopsided than the 21-0 final.

“Bad coaching, not good execution, that’s how it goes,” Vrabel said. “There’s no excuse for it. We have to be better on all levels.”

The Titans’ offense couldn’t stay on the field, going three-and-out five times. No drive lasted longer than seven plays, and they never got further than the Baltimore 37. Each time, the Ravens sacked Mariota to push the Titans (3-3) back. Tennessee came into the game having allowed only nine sacks through the first five games.

When Taywan Taylor was wide open deep on the Titans’ second drive, Mariota overthrew the receiver. Mariota said he had never been through a game like this before and that it wasn’t a good feeling.

“I can do a better job of stepping up in the pocket,” Mariota said. “I put our guys in a bad spot trying to run around too much. Those are things I’ve got to do better.”

Wide receiver Corey Davis said the Titans “got whipped.” The Titans’ top receiver caught only one of the four passes Mariota threw at him for 24 yards.

“We got to look ourselves in the mirror and change some things,” Davis said.

Tennessee was no better on defense, giving up 361 yards and not getting to Joe Flacco even once. The Titans came in leading the NFL in fewest touchdowns allowed inside their own 20, yet the Ravens (4-2) scored each time they got there against a unit being run by Dean Pees. Vrabel lured the former Ravens defensive coordinator to join him last January, less than a month after Pees announced his retirement.

The Titans allowed the Ravens to convert 12 of 17 third downs (71 percent) and hold the ball for more than 37 minutes.

“We just couldn’t get off the field no matter what we did,” said All-Pro safety Kevin Byard, who got his first interception this season. “We called all types of calls. Cover 3, Cover 1, Cover 2. We just couldn’t get off the field.”

Now the Titans have lost two straight. Worse, they haven’t scored a touchdown in eight straight quarters, and this was the third game this season without a TD under offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, who had never called plays before this season.

And they leave Thursday for the franchise’s first game in London against the Chargers (4-2).

First, the Titans know they have some work.

“As an offense, we’ve got to look in the mirror, dig down deep, take the tough coaching — no soft … and get back to work,” running back Dion Lewis said.

The lone consolation for the Titans even after this skid is they still hold the tiebreaker in a woeful AFC South thanks to earlier victories over Jacksonville and Houston.

“You’ve got to have short memory,” center Ben Jones said. “It could be way worse. We are right where you want to be.”

Cornerback Logan Ryan called it a bad beating with the Ravens exposing some of their weaknesses.

“We’ve got to do a good job of responding and bringing it to London,” Ryan said. “Teams get beat every week. Jacksonville got the brakes blown off of them as well. The division everyone is 3-3, so we are at the top of the division, thankfully, and we’ve got to keep it going. We’ve got to get a win next week.”

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Raiders’ Gruden denies team shopping WR Cooper

Raiders' Gruden denies team shopping WR Cooper

Fresh off their latest loss, a 27-3 drubbing at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks in London on Sunday, Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden told reporters that the Raiders aren't looking to trade star receiver Amari Cooper.

Gruden was responding to questions following

Raiders’ Gruden denies team shopping WR Cooper

Fresh off their latest loss, a 27-3 drubbing at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks in London on Sunday, Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden told reporters that the Raiders aren’t looking to trade star receiver Amari Cooper.

Gruden was responding to questions following a report from Jay Glazer on Fox Sports earlier in the day that Cooper, who was injured during Sunday’s game, and fellow former first-round draft pick Karl Joseph are being shopped ahead of the NFL’s Oct. 30 trade deadline.

“I haven’t heard that,” Gruden said, referring to the trade speculation. “I’m just sorry I have to deal with a lot of these reports. But I just hope Amari is OK. Like I say, he’s going to be a big part of our pass offense.”

Cooper left Sunday’s game to be evaluated for a concussion after being hit hard up high by Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald early in the second quarter. He was ruled out at halftime.

Cooper, the No. 4 overall pick in 2015, entered Sunday’s game against Seattle with 22 receptions for 280 yards and one touchdown. He posted 100-yard games against Denver in Week 2 and Cleveland in Week 4 but didn’t have a catch on Sunday.

Joseph, the No. 14 overall pick in 2016, missed his third straight game Sunday with a hamstring injury. He played in 27 games (24 starts) in his first two seasons and collected two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Cooper and Joseph have the same agent, Joel Segal, as former Raider Khalil Mack, who was traded to the Chicago Bears just before the season started.

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Prescott, Cowboys demolish Jaguars, 40-7

Prescott, Cowboys demolish Jaguars, 40-7

Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys embarrassed the Jacksonville Jaguars 40-7 in Arlington, Texas.

Prescott completed an efficient 17 of 27 passes for 183 yards while rushing for a career-high 82 yards on 11

Prescott, Cowboys demolish Jaguars, 40-7

Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys embarrassed the Jacksonville Jaguars 40-7 in Arlington, Texas.

Prescott completed an efficient 17 of 27 passes for 183 yards while rushing for a career-high 82 yards on 11 carries. Running back Ezekiel Elliott pounded out 106 yards and a score on 24 carries, while wide receiver Cole Beasley torched the heralded Jacksonville secondary for nine catches, 101 yards and two touchdowns.

Kicker Brett Maher added four field goals, including a career-high 55-yarder in the fourth quarter, for Dallas (3-3). The Cowboys sit a half-game behind first-place Washington (3-2) in the NFC East.

It was a second straight blowout loss for Jacksonville (3-3), which is part of a three-way tie for first in the AFC South with the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans.

The Jaguars trailed 24-0 at the half, and after scoring their only touchdown on the first drive of the second half, promptly allowed the Cowboys to score points on their first four possessions of the half.

Quarterback Blake Bortles completed 15 of 26 passes for 149 yards and a 34-yard touchdown pass to Dede Westbrook with 7:31 left in the third quarter. However, Bortles also threw an interception and was hassled by the Dallas pass rush, which netted three sacks.

Maher’s 50-yard field goal and a 17-yard touchdown run by Prescott got the Cowboys off to a 10-0 lead after one quarter. Prescott hooked up with Beasley for a 17-yard scoring strike at the 9:28 mark of the second quarter, and the same pair capped a 16-play, 78-yard march with a 9-yard touchdown pass 41 seconds before halftime.

In the second half, Dallas sandwiched three field goals from Maher around Elliott’s 15-yard scoring run on the fourth quarter’s first play.

The Cowboys possessed the ball for 38 minutes and 50 seconds, outgaining Jacksonville 378-204 yards and limiting the Jaguars to 10 first downs.

Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette missed his second consecutive game because of a hamstring injury.

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Ravens sack Mariota 11 times, beat Titans

Ravens sack Mariota 11 times, beat Titans

Baltimore set a franchise record with 11 sacks, Alex Collins scored two touchdowns and the Ravens shut out the Tennessee Titans 21-0 Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

The Ravens (4-2) outgained the Titans 361-106. Tennessee (3-3) converted just one of 10 third downs, and

Ravens sack Mariota 11 times, beat Titans

Baltimore set a franchise record with 11 sacks, Alex Collins scored two touchdowns and the Ravens shut out the Tennessee Titans 21-0 Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

The Ravens (4-2) outgained the Titans 361-106. Tennessee (3-3) converted just one of 10 third downs, and all nine of their possessions ended in punts.

Joe Flacco completed 25 of 37 passes for 238 yards, one interception and a touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree, who had six catches for 93 yards.

Collins finished with 54 yards on 19 carries.

Za’Darius Smith led the way with three sacks and Patrick Onwuasor had two. The 11 sacks were one shy of the NFL record.

Marcus Mariota completed 10 of 15 passes for 117 yards. The Titans lost 66 yards via the sacks.

The Ravens got the best of their former defensive coordinator, Dean Pees, who now has that job with the Titans.

Baltimore’s win was tempered by an injury to guard Alex Lewis. Lewis, who went to the ground early in the fourth quarter with a neck injury, was placed on a body board and taken off on a cart. The Ravens later tweeted that he had movement in all his extremities and was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Baltimore expanded the lead to 21-0 at the start of the third quarter. Collins capped a 78-yard drive when he started up the middle and bounced outside for a 2-yard touchdown.

The Ravens went 94 yards in 17 plays and 9:09 on their first possession as Flacco completed 6 of 8 passes for 75 yards. He threw 27 yards to Crabtree to put the Ravens on the 4-yard-line, and three plays later he found Crabtree for the touchdown.

Crabtree, who dropped a potential touchdown late in last week’s loss at Cleveland, had three catches for 52 yards on the drive.

A 23-yard pass to John Brown on the Ravens’ next drive set up Collins first score, a 13-yard run, and Baltimore led 14-0.

The Ravens converted 8-of-9 third downs in the first half and picked up 13 first downs, while the Titans were 1 of 6 and had five first downs.

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Ravens sack Mariota 11 times, blank Titans

Ravens sack Mariota 11 times, blank Titans

Baltimore set a franchise record with 11 sacks, Alex Collins scored two touchdowns, and the Ravens shut out the Tennessee Titans 21-0 Sunday in Nashville, Tenn.

The Ravens (4-2) outgained the Titans 361-106. Tennessee (3-3) converted just one of 10 third downs, and

Ravens sack Mariota 11 times, blank Titans

Baltimore set a franchise record with 11 sacks, Alex Collins scored two touchdowns, and the Ravens shut out the Tennessee Titans 21-0 Sunday in Nashville, Tenn.

The Ravens (4-2) outgained the Titans 361-106. Tennessee (3-3) converted just one of 10 third downs, and all nine of its possessions ended in punts.

Joe Flacco completed 25 of 37 passes for 238 yards, one interception and a touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree, who had six catches for 93 yards.

Collins finished with 54 yards on 19 carries.

Za’Darius Smith led the Baltimore defense with three sacks, and Patrick Onwuasor had two. The 11 sacks were one shy of the NFL record.

Marcus Mariota completed 10 of 15 passes for 117 yards. The Titans lost 66 yards via the sacks.

The Ravens got the best of their former defensive coordinator, Dean Pees, who now has that job with the Titans.

Baltimore’s win was tempered by an injury to guard Alex Lewis. Lewis, who went to the ground early in the fourth quarter with a neck injury, was placed on a body board and taken off on a cart. The Ravens later tweeted that he had movement in all of his extremities and that he had a CT scan at a local hospital before being released. He was set to return to Baltimore with the team and undergo more tests there on Monday.

Baltimore expanded the lead to 21-0 at the start of the third quarter. Collins capped a 78-yard drive when he started up the middle and bounced outside for a 2-yard touchdown.

The Ravens went 94 yards in 17 plays and 9:09 on their first possession as Flacco completed 6 of 8 passes for 75 yards. He threw 27 yards to Crabtree to put the Ravens on the 4-yard-line, and three plays later he found Crabtree for a 4-yard touchdown.

Crabtree, who dropped a potential touchdown late in last week’s loss at Cleveland, had three catches for 52 yards on the drive.

A 23-yard pass to John Brown on the Ravens’ next drive set up Collins first score, a 13-yard run, and Baltimore led 14-0 early in the second quarter.

The Ravens converted 8 of 9 third downs in the first half and picked up 13 first downs, while the Titans were 1 of 6 and had five first downs. For the game, Baltimore had a 23-7 edge in first downs.

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Gurley tops 200 yards, scores twice as Rams beat Broncos

Gurley tops 200 yards, scores twice as Rams beat Broncos

Todd Gurley rushed for two touchdowns and a career-best 208 yards as the visiting Los Angeles Rams remained undefeated, holding on for a 23-20 victory Sunday afternoon over the Denver Broncos.

The Rams improved to 6-0, their best start since

Gurley tops 200 yards, scores twice as Rams beat Broncos

Todd Gurley rushed for two touchdowns and a career-best 208 yards as the visiting Los Angeles Rams remained undefeated, holding on for a 23-20 victory Sunday afternoon over the Denver Broncos.

The Rams improved to 6-0, their best start since the 2001 St. Louis Rams won their first six games on their way to a berth in Super Bowl XXXVI.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff was 14 of 28 for 201 yards but did not have a TD pass, posting modest numbers during one of the coldest October games in Broncos history. With temperatures at 23 degrees at kickoff, it was the coldest October game at Denver since 1969.

The Rams elected to lean heavily on Gurley, who had 28 carries and well over two-thirds of the teams’ 270 total rushing yards. He also caught two passes for 17 yards.

Broncos quarterback Case Keenum was 25 of 41 for 322 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Denver dropped its fourth consecutive game after opening the season 2-0. Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught seven passes for 115 yards and a touchdown.

After first-quarter drives of 63 and 71 yards, the Rams were forced to settle for a pair of Cairo Santos field goals to take a 6-0 lead. The Broncos remained close in the opening quarter, getting a 28-yard field goal from Brandon McManus.

Gurley scored his first touchdown in the second quarter, blasting through the left side of the Broncos’ line for a 10-yard score on a fourth-and-1 play. Gurley added his second touchdown on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. Santos’ extra point gave the Rams a 20-3 lead.

Keenum cut into the deficit when he hit Sanders on a 22-yard touchdown pass with 1:34 remaining in the third quarter. McManus’ extra point pulled the Broncos within 20-10.

McManus’ 24-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter brought Denver within 20-13. However, the Rams went 72 yards on 13 plays, eating up 5:39 off the clock, culminating in a 21-yard field goal from Santos to give them a 23-13 lead.

Keenum hit Demaryius Thomas on a 1-yard TD pass with 1:22 remaining for the final score.

The Broncos’ defense sacked Goff five times, the most the Rams’ quarterback has been sacked in a game this season. But it was the second consecutive week the Broncos allowed a 200-yard rusher after the New York Jets’ Isaiah Crowell had 219 yards one week earlier.

The Kansas City Chiefs, who played later Sunday, were the only other undefeated team in the NFL along with the Rams. The Rams and Chiefs are scheduled to meet Nov. 19 at Mexico City.

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NFL notebook: Allen hurt, Peterman throws 2 picks

NFL notebook: Allen hurt, Peterman throws 2 picks

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen left Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans with a right (throwing) elbow injury and did not return.

Head coach Sean McDermott didn't have any details on the injury after the game, saying Allen was still being

NFL notebook: Allen hurt, Peterman throws 2 picks

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen left Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans with a right (throwing) elbow injury and did not return.

Head coach Sean McDermott didn’t have any details on the injury after the game, saying Allen was still being evaluated. He said he thought the hit that injured Allen was late and should have drawn a flag for roughing the passer.

Allen was sandwiched by Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus after a throw late in the third quarter, and Mercilus’ helmet appeared to hit Allen’s elbow. After staying in for one play, Allen was replaced by Nathan Peterman and ruled questionable to return by the team.

Peterman led the Bills to a go-ahead touchdown on his first full possession, but he threw a pair of interceptions in the final 90 seconds — first, a pick-six to Johnathan Joseph that broke a tie and gave the Texans a 20-13 lead, and then one to Kareem Jackson on the next drive to seal the Bills’ fate.

–The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t heard from holdout running back Le’Veon Bell and have no idea when he plans to return to the team, ESPN reported.

The network reported earlier this month that Bell would return next week, during Pittsburgh’s bye week, to prepare for the Oct. 28 game against the Cleveland Browns. But sources now tell ESPN that the All-Pro running back has not contacted team officials or teammates, leaving the Steelers in limbo.

–The struggling Oakland Raiders reportedly are shopping star receiver Amari Cooper and safety Karl Joseph ahead of the NFL’s Oct. 30 trade deadline, according to a Fox Sports report Sunday.

Cooper, the No. 4 overall pick in 2015, entered Sunday’s game against Seattle with 22 receptions for 280 yards and one touchdown, but he left the game in London with a concussion after being hit hard by Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald.

–Raiders quarterback Derek Carr left the game against the Seahawks with a left (non-throwing) arm injury midway through the fourth quarter and did not return, but he appears to have avoided serious injury.

Carr was hit twice while being sacked on third-and-11 with the Raiders trailing 27-0. He got up grabbing at his left bicep and tricep and appeared to be in significant pain before walking off while favoring the arm and going to the medical tent.

Head coach Jon Gruden and Carr told reporters after the game that the quarterback should be OK, with Carr saying it was just a bruise. Gruden said he planned to put backup AJ McCarron in if the Raiders had gotten the ball back, though Carr was pleading to return.

–It is increasingly unlikely that Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN reported.

The Eagles lost starting running back Jay Ajayi to a season-ending knee injury earlier this month, but reportedly are satisfied with their depth at the position, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

–The Arizona Cardinals are open to trading cornerback Patrick Peterson before the Oct. 30 trade deadline, according to a CBS Sports report.

Peterson, 28, has seven Pro Bowl selections and three first-team All-Pro nods in seven career seasons, but the Cardinals are willing to listen to offers for a number of players following their 1-4 start, per the report.

–Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier walked onto the field under his own power at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium, the same field on which he was seriously injured last December.

Shazier suffered the injury last season during Pittsburgh’s win over Cincinnati in Week 13. He underwent spinal stabilization surgery in the days immediately following, then spent weeks in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute. After his discharge on Feb. 1, he entered an outpatient therapy program.

–The Miami Dolphins are hoping to have Cameron Wake back by Week 7 after the defensive end underwent minor knee surgery, according to an ESPN report.

The procedure, to remove cartilage in his troublesome knee, can sideline players for up to a month, but the Dolphins are hoping Wake heals quickly. They play the Detroit Lions in Week 7.

–The Atlanta Falcons lost wide receivers Calvin Ridley (ankle) and Mohamed Sanu (hip) to injuries during their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and neither player returned.

Ridley had three catches for 47 yards before leaving, and Sanu — who entered the game with a hip issue — had two grabs for 46 yards, including a 35-yard score.

On the other side, Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy left in the fourth quarter with a right calf injury and did not return.

–Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was sexually abused as a child, claims a new investigative report from The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team.

Hernandez, who committed suicide while in prison for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, is the subject of a six-part series that began Sunday morning with an extensive look at his childhood. The report cites hundreds of phone calls Hernandez made from prison, court documents, interviews and other evidence.

According to the report, Hernandez was beaten by his father Dennis Hernandez, a former college football player whose career at UConn ended after he was caught up in an investigation of a burglary that left an officer dead.

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Pittsburgh LB Shazier walks back onto field in Cincinnati

Pittsburgh LB Shazier walks back onto field in Cincinnati

Last Dec. 4, a seriously injured Ryan Shazier was carted off the field at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium.

On Sunday, he returned, but this time he walked onto the field under his own power, part of an emotional journey back to

Pittsburgh LB Shazier walks back onto field in Cincinnati

Last Dec. 4, a seriously injured Ryan Shazier was carted off the field at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium.

On Sunday, he returned, but this time he walked onto the field under his own power, part of an emotional journey back to the city for the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker.

Shazier suffered the injury last season during Pittsburgh’s win over Cincinnati in Week 13. He underwent spinal stabilization surgery in the days immediately following, then spent weeks in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute. After his discharge on Feb. 1, he entered an outpatient therapy program.

Shazier is on the Steelers’ physically unable to perform list and will not play this season, but he has continued to be a spectator at practices and games. Shazier, 26, has said he hopes to play again.

On Saturday, he visited UC Health’s University of Cincinnati Medical Center to thank the medical professionals who cared for him in the aftermath of the injury. He shared a photo of the night he was taken off the field with these words on Twitter:

“It’s been a long journey, but this is still a ways to go. But it all started here in Cincinnati. Today was an amazing day I was so thankful to be able to tell everyone thank you. #Shalieve”

The Steelers put an exclamation point on the weekend for him, beating the Bengals 28-21 Sunday on a 31-yard Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown touchdown with 10 seconds left.

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Peterman’s pick-six sinks Bills late against Texans

Peterman's pick-six sinks Bills late against Texans

Johnathan Joseph returned a late interception for a touchdown and the Houston Texans topped the visiting Buffalo Bills 20-13 on Sunday.

Joseph picked off a pass by Bills backup quarterback Nathan Peterman intended for Kelvin Benjamin and scooted 28 yards into the end

Peterman’s pick-six sinks Bills late against Texans

Johnathan Joseph returned a late interception for a touchdown and the Houston Texans topped the visiting Buffalo Bills 20-13 on Sunday.

Joseph picked off a pass by Bills backup quarterback Nathan Peterman intended for Kelvin Benjamin and scooted 28 yards into the end zone to seal the win for the Texans (3-3).

Houston had blown a 10-point lead and needed Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 27-yard field goal to pull even 14 seconds earlier at the 1:34 mark of the fourth quarter.

Peterman replaced starter Josh Allen late in the third quarter after Allen suffered an elbow injury on a hit by Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus.

Peterman tossed a pair of interceptions after his 16-yard touchdown pass to Zay Jones gave the Bills (2-4) a 13-10 lead with 13:00 left.

Buffalo moved ahead thanks to a fumble by Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, his third turnover of the game. Harrison Phillips recovered the fumble at the Houston 32, and Jones scored five plays later. Watson, who passed for 177 yards, also tossed two interceptions.

The Bills were undone in the first half by miscues on special teams. Ray-Ray McCloud muffed a punt midway through the first quarter and Texans linebacker Brennan Scarlett recovered at the Buffalo 29.

Watson took advantage of the short field, completing a 13-yard scoring pass to DeAndre Hopkins for a 7-0 lead.

Scarlett was in the right place at the right time again early in the second quarter, recovering a blocked punt and providing the Texans possession at the Buffalo 21. Tyrell Adams blocked the kick for the Texans, which led to a 33-yard Fairbairn field goal and a 10-0 lead with 8:33 left in the half.

Momentum swung late in the half when Watson committed the first of his three turnovers, an interception nabbed by Bills safety Jordan Poyer in the end zone. That marked the fourth end-zone interception from Watson this season and stifled a march that penetrated the red zone.

Watson, who reportedly played with a bruised lung, finished 15 of 25 and was sacked seven times.

Allen completed 10 of 17 passes for 84 yards and Peterman was 6 of 12 for 61 yards. LeSean McCoy rushed 16 times for a game-high 73 yards for Buffalo.

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Murray’s dashes help Vikings stop Cardinals

Murray's dashes help Vikings stop Cardinals

Latavius Murray rushed for 155 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown, Kirk Cousins had a passing and rushing touchdown, and the Minnesota Vikings downed the visiting Arizona Cardinals 27-17 on Sunday in Minneapolis.

Cousins completed 24 of 34 passes for 233 yards. Adam

Murray’s dashes help Vikings stop Cardinals

Latavius Murray rushed for 155 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown, Kirk Cousins had a passing and rushing touchdown, and the Minnesota Vikings downed the visiting Arizona Cardinals 27-17 on Sunday in Minneapolis.

Cousins completed 24 of 34 passes for 233 yards. Adam Thielen caught 11 passes for 123 yards and a score for the Vikings (3-2-1).

Cardinals rookie Josh Rosen completed 21 of 31 passes for 240 yards and was picked off once. David Johnson gained 55 yards on 18 carries with one touchdown, Christian Kirk caught six passes for 77 yards and safety Budda Baker scored on a 36-yard fumble return for Arizona (1-5).

Minnesota led 13-10 at halftime.

Rosen connected with Kirk three times for 47 yards during a first-quarter drive, which led to Phil Dawson’s 26-yard field goal.

Minnesota took a 7-3 lead midway through the quarter on a six-play, 75-yard drive. Murray had a 26-yard rush to advance the ball into Cardinals’ territory. He finished it off with a 21-yard burst to the end zone, the Vikings’ first rushing touchdown this season.

Johnson lost a fumble on Arizona’s next possession and the Vikings cashed in on Dan Bailey’s 37-yard field goal.

Arizona had a chance to tie it early in the second after getting inside the Minnesota 10-yard line. But Johnson was stopped for no gain on fourth-and-goal from the 1.

The defense did what the offense couldn’t by scoring a touchdown to even the score. Defensive end Chandler Jones strip-sacked Cousins, and Baker scooped up the ball and raced into the end zone with 4:13 left in the half.

Bailey drilled a 48-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the half.

Cousins hooked up with Thielen four times during a third-quarter scoring drive, including a 13-yard touchdown pass over the middle to make it 20-10.

Following a three-and-out by the Cardinals, Minnesota quickly scored again. Murray’s 34-yard run set up Cousins’ 7-yard scoring keeper.

Rosen engineered a seven-play, 69-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter as Arizona cut the Vikings’ lead to 27-17. He completed two passes for 31 yards to Larry Fitzgerald before Johnson scored on a 1-yard plunge.

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Ravens G Lewis (neck) released from hospital

Ravens G Lewis (neck) released from hospital

Ravens starting guard Alex Lewis will undergo medical testing Monday after sustaining a neck injury in Baltimore's victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, the team announced. He was taken off the field on a stretcher early in the fourth quarter.

The Ravens

Ravens G Lewis (neck) released from hospital

Ravens starting guard Alex Lewis will undergo medical testing Monday after sustaining a neck injury in Baltimore’s victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, the team announced. He was taken off the field on a stretcher early in the fourth quarter.

The Ravens reported he was moving all of his extremities and had a CT scan at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was scheduled to return home with his teammates and be further evaluated in Baltimore.

The injury occurred as he blocked linebacker Sharif Finch. It seemed at first that Lewis had hurt his right arm or shoulder, but he was immobilized on the stretcher, signifying a more serious injury. He waved to teammates as he left the field.

The Ravens selected Lewis, a Nebraska product, in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Now 26, he missed the 2017 season with a torn shoulder labrum sustained in the preseason.

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NFL roundup: Gurley tops 200 yards as Rams edge Broncos

NFL roundup: Gurley tops 200 yards as Rams edge Broncos

Todd Gurley rushed for two touchdowns and a career-best 208 yards on 28 carries as the visiting Los Angeles Rams remained undefeated, holding on for a 23-20 victory Sunday afternoon over the Denver Broncos.

The Rams improved to 6-0, their

NFL roundup: Gurley tops 200 yards as Rams edge Broncos

Todd Gurley rushed for two touchdowns and a career-best 208 yards on 28 carries as the visiting Los Angeles Rams remained undefeated, holding on for a 23-20 victory Sunday afternoon over the Denver Broncos.

The Rams improved to 6-0, their best start since the 2001 St. Louis Rams won their first six games on their way to a berth in Super Bowl XXXVI.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff completed 14 of 28 passes for 201 yards but did not have a TD pass, posting modest numbers during one of the coldest October games in Broncos’ history. With temperatures at 23 degrees at kickoff, it was the coldest October game at Denver since 1969.

Broncos quarterback Case Keenum was 25 of 41 for 322 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Denver dropped its fourth consecutive game after opening the season 2-0. Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught seven passes for 115 yards and a touchdown.

Ravens 21, Titans 0

Baltimore set a franchise record with 11 sacks, one sack shy of the NFL record, and Alex Collins scored two touchdowns as Baltimore shut out Tennessee in Nashville, Tenn.

The Ravens (4-2) outgained the Titans 361-106. Tennessee (3-3) converted just one of 10 third downs, and all nine of its possessions ended in punts.

Joe Flacco completed 25 of 37 passes for 238 yards, one interception and a touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree, who had six catches for 93 yards. Collins finished with 54 yards on 19 carries.

Steelers 28, Bengals 21

Ben Roethlisberger threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 10 seconds remaining for the game-winning score to lift Pittsburgh to victory in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati (4-2), which has now lost to Pittsburgh seven straight times, including playoff matchups, took a 21-20 lead with 1:18 remaining on a 4-yard touchdown run by Joe Mixon, but the Bengals left too much time for the Steelers (3-2-1).

Roethlisberger was 32-of-46 passing for 369 yards to lead Pittsburgh, while Andy Dalton was 26-of-42 for 229 yards and two touchdowns for the Bengals.

Cowboys 40, Jaguars 7

Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as host Dallas Cowboys embarrassed Jacksonville in Arlington, Texas.

Prescott completed 17 of 27 passes for 183 yards while rushing for a career-high 82 yards on 11 carries. Running back Ezekiel Elliott pounded out 106 yards and a score on 24 carries, while wide receiver Cole Beasley torched the heralded Jacksonville secondary for nine catches, 101 yards and two touchdowns.

Kicker Brett Maher added four field goals, including a career-high 55-yarder in the fourth quarter, for Dallas (3-3). The Cowboys sit a half-game behind first-place Washington (3-2) in the NFC East.

Vikings 27, Cardinals 17

Latavius Murray rushed for 155 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown and Kirk Cousins had passing and rushing touchdowns as Minnesota downed Arizona in Minneapolis.

Cousins completed 24 of 34 passes for 233 yards. Adam Thielen caught 11 passes for 123 yards and a score for the Vikings (3-2-1).

Cardinals rookie Josh Rosen completed 21 of 31 passes for 240 yards and was picked off once. David Johnson gained 55 yards on 18 carries with one touchdown, Christian Kirk caught six passes for 77 yards and safety Budda Baker scored on a 36-yard fumble return for Arizona (1-5).

Redskins 23, Panthers 17

Alex Smith threw for two touchdowns and host Washington made a final defensive stand to defeat mistake-prone Carolina at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

The Panthers (3-2), who never led and were attempting to match the franchise’s biggest comeback by digging out of a 17-point hole, reached the Washington 16-yard line in the final minute before turning the ball over on downs with three straight incompletions.

Smith completed 21 of 36 passes for 163 yards for the Redskins (3-2), who were fresh off the losing end of a throttling Monday night in New Orleans. panthers quarterback Cam Newton was 27-for-40 for 275 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Falcons 34, Buccaneers 29

Host Atlanta overcame four touchdown passes by Jameis Winston in his first start of the season and held on to defeat Tampa Bay, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Matt Bryant kicked a 57-yard field goal for the Falcons (2-4) with 70 seconds left while hurting his leg, and a desperation lateral by the Bucs (2-3) went out of bounds inside the 10-yard line as time expired at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Matt Ryan threw three touchdowns passes, including a 6-yarder to Tevin Coleman with 6:28 left, but Winston teamed with Peyton Barber on a 5-yard score with 3:47 remaining. Winston, suspended for the first three games and the backup in Week 4, completed 30 of 41 passes for 395 yards. He was intercepted twice.

Chargers 38, Browns 14

Quarterback Philip Rivers threw for two touchdowns and Melvin Gordon ran for three scores as Los Angeles shut down host Cleveland.

The Chargers’ offense confused the Browns with reverses, misdirection and pinpoint passing, handing Cleveland (2-3-1) its first loss at home this season.

The Chargers’ defense harassed rookie Baker Mayfield and shut down the NFL’s second-leading rushing attack. Los Angeles (4-2) compiled 449 total yards, including 246 on the ground.

Seahawks 27, Raiders 3

Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns and the Seattle defense forced two fumbles by Oakland quarterback Derek Carr in the victory in London.

With 84,922 in attendance, the largest crowd in the history of NFL football at Wembley Stadium, Wilson connected with Jaron Brown for a 5-yard score in the first quarter, David Moore from 19 yards out in the second and Tyler Lockett for 10 yards in the fourth, sending Seattle (3-3) to its third win in its last four games.

Under constant pressure from a Seahawks defense that recorded six sacks, Carr threw for just 142 yards, and Marshawn Lynch was limited to 45 yards on the ground against his old team, as Oakland (1-5) lost its fifth straight.

Texans 20, Bills 13

Johnathan Joseph returned a late interception for a touchdown as host Houston topped Buffalo.

Joseph picked off a pass by Bills backup quarterback Nathan Peterman, who replaced injured starter Josh Allen (elbow) late in the third quarter. The pass was intended for Kelvin Benjamin, and Joseph scooted 28 yards into the end zone to seal the win for the Texans (3-3).

Houston had blown a 10-point lead and needed Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 27-yard field goal to pull even 14 seconds earlier at the 1:34 mark of the fourth quarter. Peterman tossed a pair of interceptions after his 16-yard touchdown pass to Zay Jones gave the Bills (2-4) a 13-10 lead with 13:00 left.

Jets 42, Colts 34

Sam Darnold became the first New York rookie quarterback since Joe Namath to throw multiple touchdown passes in consecutive games, and kicker Jason Myers booted a team-record seven field goals in a 42-34 win over visiting Indianapolis.

The Jets (3-3) have won the first two of three consecutive games at MetLife Stadium. The Colts (1-5) have lost four straight.

Darnold was 24-of-30 for 280 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. His scores — a 7-yard pass to Terrelle Pryor in the second quarter and a 32-yarder to Chris Herndon in the third quarter — opened and closed a run of 20 straight unanswered points by the Jets, who led by at least six points the rest of the way.

Dolphins 31, Bears 28 (OT)

Rookie Jason Sanders kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired in overtime as host Miami defeated Chicago.

Miami (4-2), playing without injured starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, snapped a two-game losing streak. Chicago (3-2) blew leads of eight and seven points in the fourth quarter and had its three-game win streak broken.

The Bears, who have not allowed a rushing touchdown all season, appeared set to lose the game and that distinction until Kenyan Drake was stripped of the ball at the goal line by Akiem Hicks in overtime. Eddie Goldman recovered in the end zone for a touchback.

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Brrrrrrrr: Frigid conditions don’t stop Rams in 23-20 win

DENVER (AP) — No cold feet for the Los Angeles Rams in the frigid conditions.

Just cool running.

Todd Gurley heated up the offense with a career afternoon to power the Rams through the bitter cold for a 23-20 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

It was nothing but smooth sledding

DENVER (AP) — No cold feet for the Los Angeles Rams in the frigid conditions.

Just cool running.

Todd Gurley heated up the offense with a career afternoon to power the Rams through the bitter cold for a 23-20 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

It was nothing but smooth sledding for the team from the land of sunshine.

The 25 degrees at kickoff marked the second-coldest at home for the Broncos during a contest held in September or October. The coldest for this time of year was 22 degrees on Oct. 12, 1969, against Oakland.

“It’s kind of cold,” said Gurley, who rushed for a career-best 208 yards and two TDs. “It don’t really matter. At the end of the day, just got to go out there.”

No surprise, the Rams relied on a steady dose of Gurley as they improved to 6-0 in sending the Broncos (2-4) to their fourth straight loss. Gurley carried the ball 28 times and averaged 7.4 yards per carry.

On a day when players could see their breath, Gurley and many others didn’t bundle up. No long sleeves for him. He did wear a ski mask under his helmet.

His job complete, Gurley layered up to greet the conditions by putting on a hooded sweat shirt, heavy jacket and a stocking cap.

“Weather is weather,” receiver Brandin Cooks said. “We knew we had to come and do our job the best that we can.”

One slight brain freeze: Coach Sean McVay regretted some of his decisions.

“I thought I put us in some horrible spots throughout the game, really getting impatient, forcing things that weren’t there,” McVay lamented. “The players bailed me out, finding a way to win.”

The Rams don’t normally take the field in these kinds of conditions. To prepare, quarterback Jared Goff tried out gloves on both hands in pregame and went with them during the contest.

“It’s kind of a give-and-take and I felt more comfortable with them,” explained Goff, who was 14 of 28 for 201 yards and one interception. “We are from Los Angeles, where it is hot and it’s cold here. Having to go through that, feeling the cold, getting through that with a win is great. Once we got out there and were moving around, it wasn’t much of a factor.”

Just another day at the office.

“A new experience,” Rams defensive lineman Michael Brockers said. “I think we kind of showed the world, that just because you’re from L.A., you can play in any kind of weather as long as you mentally prepare for it.”

Offensive lineman Rob Havenstein played at Wisconsin, where cold-weather games happen with frequency. But that was a few seasons ago. He’s grown accustomed to the California sun since being selected by the Rams in the second round of the 2015 draft.

“I’m not as hardened as I once was in Wisconsin,” cracked Havenstein, whose work up front with his fellow linemen allowed the Rams to finish with 270 yards on the ground. “This wasn’t too cold. The wind wasn’t breezy or anything like that. It wasn’t snow flying down. It was cool getting in a little snow game.”

About that, tailback Malcolm Brown doesn’t consider this a snow game even if there were a few flurries. Being from Texas, he wants his first snow game to be filled with plenty of accumulation.

“It was fun anyway,” said Brown, who finished with 24 yards on five carries. “I’ll play in any weather, as long as I’m playing ball.”

The cooler conditions didn’t bother defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Then again, he’s from Pittsburgh.

“Good football weather,” Donald said. “It just reminded me of home. That’s all it did.”

After the game, Gurley was asked how it felt to pick up chunks of yardage on virtually every carry.

“It’s cool,” Gurley said.

A fitting response.

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SCOREBOARD

Monday, Oct. 15

San Francisco at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. First meeting for the teams in Green Bay since the 49ers beat the Packers 23-20 in an NFC wild-card game on Jan. 5, 2014. ... It's the 49ers' first Monday night game since opening the 2016 season with a 28-0 win over

SCOREBOARD

Monday, Oct. 15

San Francisco at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. First meeting for the teams in Green Bay since the 49ers beat the Packers 23-20 in an NFC wild-card game on Jan. 5, 2014. … It’s the 49ers’ first Monday night game since opening the 2016 season with a 28-0 win over the Rams. … 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman’s 32 INTs since 2011 are the most by an active player in that time. All came with Seattle. … Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has a 105.1 passer rating against NFC West teams since 2008, tops in the NFL. … Rodgers has 36 games with three or more TD passes since 2012, second behind the Saints’ Drew Brees (39).

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STARS

Passing

—Matt Ryan, Falcons, was 31 for 41 for 354 yards and three touchdowns in Atlanta’s 34-29 win over Tampa Bay.

—Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers, was 32 for 46 for 369 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 28-21 win over Cincinnati.

—Brock Osweiler, Dolphins, was 28 for 44 for a career-high 380 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Miami’s 31-28 overtime win over Chicago. He was playing because Ryan Tannehill was out (shoulder).

—Mitchell Trubisky, Bears, was 22 for 31 for 316 yards and three touchdowns and an interception in Chicago’s 31-28 overtime loss to Miami.

—Case Keenum, Broncos, was 25 for 41 for 322 yards and two touchdowns and an interception in Denver’s 23-20 loss to the L.A. Rams.

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Rushing

—Todd Gurley, Rams, had 28 carries for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns in Los Angeles’ 23-20 win over Denver.

—Melvin Gordon, Chargers, had 18 carries for 132 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-14 win over Cleveland. It was Gordon’s first career game with three rushing touchdowns.

—Latavius Murray, Vikings, had 24 carries for 155 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota’s 27-17 win over Arizona.

—James Conner, Steelers, had 19 carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh’s 28-21 win over Cincinnati. Conner has seven rushing touchdowns in six games, joining Franco Harris (1976) and Jerome Bettis (2004) as the only Steelers with that accomplishment.

—Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys, had 24 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown in Dallas’ 40-7 rout of Jacksonville.

—Frank Gore, Dolphins, had 15 carries for 101 yards in Miami’s 31-28 overtime win over Chicago.

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Receiving

— Julio Jones, Falcons, had 10 receptions for 143 yards in Atlanta’s 34-29 win over Tampa Bay.

— Albert Wilson, Dolphins, had six catches for 155 yards and two TDs in Miami’s 31-28 overtime win over Chicago.

— Adam Thielen, Vikings, had 11 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota’s 27-17 win over Arizona. It was his sixth consecutive 100-yard receiving 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.

— JuJu Smith-Schuster and Antonio Brown, Steelers. Smith-Schuster had seven catches for 111 yards and Brown had five catches for 105 yards and the winning touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 28-21 win over Cincinnati.

— Tyrell Williams, Chargers, had three catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in Los Angeles’ 38-14 win over Cleveland.

— Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos, had seven catches for 115 yards and a touchdown in Denver’s 23-20 loss to the L.A. Rams.

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Special Teams

— Jason Myers, Jets, was 7 for 7 on field goals in the New York Jets’ 42-34 win over Indianapolis. The seven field goals set a franchise record. He broke the Jets record previously held by Jim Turner (1968) — the kicker for the Super Bowl champions — and Bobby Howfield (1972).

— Jason Sanders, Dolphins, was 3 for 3 on field goals, including a 47-yarder as time expired in overtime in Miami’s 31-28 win over Chicago. The 47-yarder is the second-longest game-winning field goal in overtime by a rookie since 1974. The record is held by Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein, who kicked a game-winning 54-yarder as a rookie on Dec. 2, 2012.

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Defense

— Johnathan Joseph, Texans, returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown in Houston’s 20-13 win over Buffalo.

— Morris Claiborne, Jets, returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown in New York’s 42-34 win against Indianapolis.

— Budda Baker, Cardinals, ran a fumble 36 yards for a touchdown in Arizona’s 27-17 loss to Minnesota.

— Za’Darius Smith, Ravens, had three of a franchise-record 11 sacks in Baltimore’s 21-0 win over Tennessee.

— Bradley Chubb, Broncos, had three sacks in Denver’s 23-20 loss to the L.A. Rams.

— Frank Clark, Seahawks, had 2½ sacks and two forced fumbles in Seattle’s 27-3 win over Oakland.

— Kyle Williams, Lorenzo Alexander and Jerry Hughes, Bills. They combined for five sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in Buffalo’s 20-13 loss to Houston.

— Kyle Fuller, Bears, had two interceptions in Chicago’s 31-28 loss to Miami.

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MILESTONES

At least one game has gone to overtime in each of the first six weeks of the season, marking the first time that a season has featured at least one overtime game in each of its first six weeks. Sunday saw Miami beat Chicago 31-28 in OT. … The Seahawks-Raiders game at Wembley Stadium had a London-record attendance of 84,922. … The Browns honored future Hall of Fame tackle Joe Thomas by adding 10,363 — the number of consecutive snaps he played over 11 seasons — to the club’s ring of honor. Thomas retired following last season, which came to a premature end for him when he tore his triceps. He grudgingly retired in March. … The Ravens had a franchise-record 11 sacks in their 21-0 win over Tennessee.

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STREAKS & STATS

The Bengals are 8-25 against the Steelers during coach Marvin Lewis’ 16 seasons, including 2-16 at Paul Brown Stadium, with two playoff losses. Overall, Cincinnati has lost 10 of 11 and 15 of 18 in the series. … After hitting a 63-yard winner last week, Carolina’s Graham Gano missed his first kick of any kind this season when he was wide left on the extra-point attempt following Cam Newton’s TD pass to Devin Funchess against Washington. … After an 0-3 start, the Texans have won three in a row to reach .500. … After a 2-0 start, the Bucs lost their third in a row after a 34-29 loss to Atlanta. … After a 2-0 start, the Broncos have lost four in a row. … Houston’s J.J. Watt had a sack to give him at least one in four straight games and leave him tied for the NFL lead with seven this season. … Falcons star receiver Julio Jones has gone 11 straight regular-season games without a TD since a Nov. 26, 2017, victory over Tampa Bay, when he had two scoring catches. … The Ravens dominated the Titans 21-0 as they outgained Tennessee 361-106 and punted only once. The Titans 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 in handing Tennessee its first shutout since Nov. 28, 2010.

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ROUGH HOMECOMING

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had five catches for 39 yards against the Vikings in his hometown. The 15th-year veteran fell to 0-6 in career visits to Minnesota, where the Cardinals have lost 10 straight games since they were in St. Louis in 1977.

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SIDELINED

Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen was hurt when Houston’s Whitney Mercilus hit his right elbow with his helmet after Allen’s pass. Derek Carr and Amari Cooper both left the Raiders’ 27-3 loss to Seattle in London with injuries. Carr was holding his left arm gingerly after getting sacked six times by the Seahawks. The bigger concern was for Cooper, the two-time Pro Bowl receiver who was evaluated for a concussion after a helmet-to-helmet hit from safety Bradley McDougald. … Calvin Ridley, who was leading the Falcons with six touchdown catches, went out in the first half with an ankle injury and didn’t return. Mohamed Sanu was sidelined in the second half with a hip problem after hauling in a 35-yard touchdown pass. … The Buccaneers lost defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who walked slowly off the field in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury. Ravens left guard Alex Lewis was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a neck injury after being hurt within the first minute of the fourth quarter. Lewis had been blocking on a run by Gus Edwards when he turned away from the pile slowly and went down. Trainers strapped him to a backboard and carted him off the field. Coach John Harbaugh said there’s a lot of optimism for Lewis, who was getting a CT scan at the hospital.

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SPEAKING

“We were just feeding off each other. We felt it early. I don’t know if it was Conor McGregor or whatever it was.” — Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott on the UFC star watching pregame before Dallas rolled to a 40-7 win over Jacksonville.

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“At times, especially when I do things — stupid is the only word that comes to mind. We do some silly things to ourselves, but when it comes to having fun playing, I’m having fun playing.” — Colts quarterback Andrew Luck on his team’s mistakes after a 42-34 loss to the New York Jets.

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Plenty of blame to go around for Jaguars after another loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — There were turnovers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on consecutive offensive snaps and miscommunication on defense that allowed Dallas to keep making big plays.

Even on special teams, after forcing a punt, there were too many players on the field for a drive-extending penalty that led to another Cowboys touchdown.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — There were turnovers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on consecutive offensive snaps and miscommunication on defense that allowed Dallas to keep making big plays.

Even on special teams, after forcing a punt, there were too many players on the field for a drive-extending penalty that led to another Cowboys touchdown.

“There’s not one spot I can honestly say that we performed well enough to win,” coach Doug Marrone said.

The Jaguars trailed big at halftime for the second week in a row and were held to a season-low 204 total yards Sunday in a 40-7 loss, their worst in three years.

“It’s tough to play that way. We’ve got to do a better job offensively getting started early. The games we played well as an offense, we got started early,” quarterback Blake Bortles said. “It was just kind bad all around.”

Even after consecutive losses in which the Jaguars (3-3) were scoreless and down big at halftime, the team that made it to the AFC title game last season is still in a three-way tie for the AFC South lead after Tennessee lost and Houston won earlier Sunday. The Texans are in Jacksonville next weekend.

“As bad as it is, it just puts you in perspective. There’s still a lot of football to play and we still can make it happen,” 11th-year defensive lineman Calais Campbell said. “This one stings. I don’t like the way it went down. We’re still in a good position to go do what we want to do. Our goals are still intact.”

Dallas scored on all four of its possessions before halftime, building a 24-0 lead as the Jaguars played their fourth game without ailing running back Leonard Fournette and while dealing with an injury-riddled offensive line.

The Jaguars had trailed 20-0 at halftime a week earlier at Kansas City before Bortles threw for 304 of his 430 yards and two touchdowns after halftime to make it a 30-14 final.

Instead of another big second half this time, Jacksonville suffered its worst loss since falling 51-17 at New England on Sept. 27, 2015.

Jacksonville finally scored against the Cowboys midway through the third quarter when Bortles hit Dede Westbrook for a 34-yard touchdown that made it 24-7.

The next two offensive snaps by the Jaguars resulted in turnovers that led directly to points for Dallas.

When Bortles threw into heavy coverage, the ball ricocheted off another defender to Jeff Heath, whose 35-yard return to the Jaguars 8 set up Brett Maher’s 32-yard field goal that made it 30-7.

On the first play of the ensuing Jaguars possession, Keelan Cole fumbled after making a short catch and then taking a couple of steps. Dallas recovered at the 31, and two plays later Ezekiel Elliott added a 15-yard TD run to start the fourth quarter.

Bortles finished 15 of 26 for 149 yards, and was sacked three times. He missed out on a chance to be only the fifth NFL quarterback with at least 375 yards passing in three straight games after establishing a career high in consecutive weeks. But he also had a career-high four interceptions in the loss to the Chiefs.

When Marrone was asked about the possibility of any changes to spark the quarterback, he certainly didn’t put all the blame on Bortles.

“I think it’s hard to say it’s the quarterback when it’s everybody, including the coaches, including myself. That’s how I feel, when I was watching the game,” Marrone said. “I wish it was that easy, I wish you could say, there it is, get him out, let’s go. But that wasn’t the case. It’s everybody.”

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Prescott, Cowboys pack punch with pass, rout Jaguars 40-7

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott sparked the previously punchless Dallas passing game and celebrated Conor McGregor-style .

So did his Dallas teammates with the UFC star watching after some pregame pumping up.

Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Cole Beasley for a big halftime lead and rushed for a career-high 82 yards

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott sparked the previously punchless Dallas passing game and celebrated Conor McGregor-style .

So did his Dallas teammates with the UFC star watching after some pregame pumping up.

Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Cole Beasley for a big halftime lead and rushed for a career-high 82 yards with another score in the Cowboys’ 40-7 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

“It’s definitely the best we’ve played from executing on offense and taking advantage of when the defense is giving us turnovers and good field position,” Prescott said. “We were just feeding off each other. We felt it early. I don’t know if it was Conor McGregor or whatever it was.”

McGregor mingled before the game with the Cowboys , offering some fist-pumping encouragement before they rolled to a 24-0 halftime lead. Beasley recorded his first two touchdowns of the season for the NFL’s 30th-ranked passing offense that was facing the league’s No. 1 pass defense.

Prescott had 151 of his 183 yards passing in the first half because Dallas (3-3) didn’t need to throw while coasting during a second-half blowout.

The 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year already had his personal best in rushing for a game when he spun out of a sack for the longest run of his career, a 28-yarder. He scored Dallas’ first touchdown on a 17-yard run while almost doubling his previous high of 45 yards, in Week 2.

Trailing by at least 20 at halftime for the second straight week, the Jaguars (3-3) had to abandon their preferred running attack again. They also were without Leonard Fournette for the fourth time with a hamstring injury, and have a banged-up offensive line on its third left tackle.

Blake Bortles, who established a career high in yards passing in consecutive weeks and had a chance to become the fifth NFL quarterback with three straight games of at least 375 yards, was 15 of 26 for 149 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

“Tough to describe, just pretty much a waste of a day, and a trip,” Bortles said. “Not by any means what we expected to do, were planning on doing. We’ve got to find a way to fix it, and we will.”

The Cowboys won their first three games of the season at 9-year-old AT&T Stadium for the first time. Most of their offensive struggles have been in the three road losses.

No such difficulties this time, even when Prescott lost control of the ball twice and basically dribbled to himself on two of his career-high 11 runs. He also completed a first-down pass to Baylor power forward-turned tight end Rico Gathers, making it quite the basketball day as well.

Beasley had his second career 100-yard receiving game with 101 yards on nine catches. The scoring plays were from 17 and 9 yards , with the diminutive receiver showing plenty of emotion after each big catch.

“Maybe it was a little social media action that got me pumped, and also game plan,” Beasley said. “Knowing I had a lot of opportunities, I was ready to go.”

The Dallas defense, a top 10 unit overshadowed coming into the game, lost its shutout on Bortles’ 34-yard pass to Dede Westbrook midway through the third quarter.

But the Cowboys answered with their second interception of the season, by Jeff Heath as part of triple coverage , and Jourdan Lewis’ recovery just barely inbounds of receiver Keelan Cole’s fumble after a catch. The Jaguars had season lows with 204 total yards and 65 on the ground.

The centerpiece of the Dallas offense, NFL rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott, was something of an afterthought with the prolific passing in the first half. But he finally passed Prescott’s rushing total for good on a 15-yard scoring run for a 37-7 lead and finished with 106 yards on 24 carries.

DRAFT COMPARISONS

It was the first meeting for Elliott and outspoken Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who was taken one spot behind the Cowboys star at No. 5 in the 2016 draft. Both teams are obviously happy with the pick.

The Jaguars rode their defense to a spot in the AFC championship game last season, and Elliott has been arguably the league’s most productive back. The 2016 rushing leader as a rookie, Elliott was suspended for six games last season over domestic violence allegations.

Ramsey almost had an interception on the sideline at the goal line with the Jaguars down 24-7 late in the third quarter, but couldn’t get his second foot inbounds.

BRIEFLY

Dallas’ Brett Maher had four field goals for the second time in three games, including a career long of 55 yards. … Randy Gregory had his first sack since his return from substance-abuse suspensions that sidelined the Cowboys defensive end for 30 of 32 games the previous two seasons.

INJURIES

Jaguars: DE Calais Campbell left in the first half with a rib injury. … TE Niles Paul didn’t return because of a knee injury.

Cowboys: WR Tavon Austin left in the second half with a groin injury and didn’t return.

UP NEXT

Jaguars: Home against Houston next Sunday.

Cowboys: At Washington next Sunday.

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Ol’ man Rivers leads Chargers to 38-14 blowout of Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ol' man Rivers keeps rolling along.

Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Tyrell Williams — and the 36-year-old quarterback even threw a block — and Melvin Gordon had three TD runs as the Los Angeles Chargers banged around Cleveland rookie Baker Mayfield and the Browns, 38-14 on Sunday.

Rivers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ol’ man Rivers keeps rolling along.

Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Tyrell Williams — and the 36-year-old quarterback even threw a block — and Melvin Gordon had three TD runs as the Los Angeles Chargers banged around Cleveland rookie Baker Mayfield and the Browns, 38-14 on Sunday.

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.

The Chargers did most of their damage on the ground with Gordon running for 132 yards and scoring on runs of 4, 10 and 11 yards. They had 246 yards rushing.

“There haven’t been too many days where we’ve run for more than we’ve thrown,” Rivers said with a laugh. “But I’ll take them any time we can get them.”

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.

Mayfield’s third start as a pro was a rough one. The No. 1 overall pick was sacked five times, tweaked his ankle when he slid on a sideline marker and threw two interceptions.

“We didn’t execute,” said Mayfield, who threw a TD pass to tight end David Njoku . “We didn’t do our job. We weren’t detailed. We didn’t do the things that we talked about all week. That’s the most disappointing thing. Any time you don’t do your job — I’m at fault for the majority of that. I’m going to be very hard on myself but we have to be able to look at this and learn from it.”

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.

While young QBs like Mayfield, Carson Wentz and Patrick Mahomes may be the NFL’s next wave, Rivers is showing that the old guys can still get the job done. He has thrown 15 TD passes with just three interceptions, and he did all he could to block Browns linebacker Jamie Collins to help Keenan Allen pick up a first down despite the Chargers leading 28-6.

“I’m not real comfortable out there,” Rivers said. “But I stayed in front and did not get a holding, so that’s a positive.”

The Chargers weren’t surprised by Rivers’ effort.

“That’s Phil,” said Williams, who had three catches for 118 yards. “He’s competitive and he’s going to stick his nose in there if he gets an opportunity. I’m not surprised at all.”

Los Angeles caught a break on Rivers’ second TD pass to Williams.

Left tackle Russell Okung clearly dropped back before the ball was snapped. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett stopped, assuming the play would be whistled, and several other players paused while Rivers lofted his scoring pass to Williams.

Williams’ first TD catch was more spectacular. Leaping with three Browns defenders around him, he wrestled the ball way from Browns safety Damarious Randall to give the Chargers a 14-3 lead.

OWNER HONORED

Following the game, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn presented a game ball to the family of Alex Spanos, the Chargers owner who died earlier this week. Spanos, who was 95, bought the team in 1984.

JUST FOR KICKS

Lynn was relieved the Chargers’ kicking woes did not come into play.

“We made all our damn kicks — all the extra points, all the field goals, so that’s an improvement,” he said.

Rookie Michael Badgley replaced injured starter Caleb Sturgis and made one field goal and all five extra-points in his pro debut after being signed on Thursday.

Sturgis, who has been dealing with a quadriceps injury, missed a field goal and PAT last week. He also missed two extra points in L.A.’s previous game, and the Chargers came in leading the league with four missed PATs.

BROWNS BLASTED

Cleveland’s first five games were decided by four points or less, but Randall wasn’t concerned about the lopsided loss.

“Every team goes through a game like that,” he said. “I’m honestly glad it happened early in the season for us, where we have time to correct what happened.”

THOMAS TRIBUTE

The Browns honored future Hall of Fame tackle Joe Thomas by adding 10,363 — the number of consecutive snaps he played over 11 seasons — to the club’s ring of honor. Thomas retired following last season, which came to a premature end for him when he tore his triceps. He grudgingly retired in March.

“I love being in the locker room and the paychecks were really good — but my body just couldn’t do it anymore,” said Thomas, who wore an orange Mayfield jersey. “If it weren’t for that, I would be out there today.”

INJURIES

Chargers: DE Christopher Landrum was shaken up in the fourth quarter.

Browns: LB Joe Schobert (hamstring) left in the third quarter, and LB James Burgess (hamstring) went out in the fourth. … WR Rod Streater suffered a neck “stinger” while covering a punt in the first quarter and did not return.

UP NEXT

Chargers: Play Tennessee in London on Oct. 21.

Browns: Visit Tampa Bay on Oct. 21

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Steelers shock Bengals in final seconds, 28-21

CINCINNATI (AP) — James Conner ran for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the eve of Le'Veon Bell's possible return, and Antonio Brown turned a short pass into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left as the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off another improbable comeback in Cincinnati, beating the Bengals 28-21 on

CINCINNATI (AP) — James Conner ran for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the eve of Le’Veon Bell’s possible return, and Antonio Brown turned a short pass into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left as the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off another improbable comeback in Cincinnati, beating the Bengals 28-21 on Sunday.

The Steelers (3-2-1) have won eight in a row against their AFC North rival, three times rallying in the final minute at Paul Brown Stadium to keep it going. After Joe Mixon’s 4-yard touchdown run with 1:18 left got the Bengals (4-2) thinking this might finally be the time they end the streak, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers stunned them again.

Brown caught a short pass and outran the secondary for the winning score, leaving thousands of Steelers fans twirling their towels in the stands. The Steelers are 16-2 at Paul Brown Stadium during Marvin Lewis’ 16 seasons as Bengals coach, including a pair of playoff wins.

Same outcome as usual. This one ended with a brief scuffle after Andy Dalton’s final pass fell incomplete, leaving him 3-12 all-time against Pittsburgh.

The Steelers have found their stride behind Conner , who became the featured back when Bell decided to hold out. He has run for more than 100 yards in each of the last two games, and his two 1-yard touchdown runs Sunday put him in the company of a pair of Steelers Hall of Famers.

Conner has seven rushing touchdowns in six games, joining Franco Harris (1976) and Jerome Bettis (2004) as the only Steelers with that accomplishment.

RAVENS 21, TITANS 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Ravens piled up a franchise-record 11 sacks 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 361-106 and punted only once against a defense led by their former defensive coordinator. 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 2 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.

Marcus Mariota tried playing both with and without the partial glove covering his ring and pinkie fingers on his throwing hand. It didn’t’ help as Mariota was sacked the most in his four-year NFL career and most allowed by the Titans since giving up seven in a loss at Houston on Nov. 1, 2015. Coach Ken Whisenhunt was fired two days later.

RAMS 23, BRONCOS 20

DENVER (AP) — Todd Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries and the Rams celebrated Wade Phillips’ homecoming.

The Rams, who had surrendered 31 points in back-to-back 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 1-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’ 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 sunny Southern California.

After an overnight snowstorm, the game-time temperature of 25 degrees marked the second-coldest in Denver prior to November in franchise history. The cold did nothing to slow down Gurley, who scored his 10th and 11th touchdowns of the season.

COWBOYS 40, JAGUARS 7

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Cole Beasley to spark the previously punchless Dallas passing game and rushed for a career-high 82 yards.

Perhaps pumped up by some pregame mingling with UFC fighter Conor McGregor , the Cowboys rolled to a 24-0 halftime lead. Beasley got his first two touchdowns of the season for the NFL’s 30th-ranked passing offense that was facing the league’s No. 1 pass defense.

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 that dropped Jacksonville to 3-3.

The 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year had already set his personal best in rushing for a game when he spun out of a sack for the longest run of his career, a 28-yarder. He scored Dallas’ first touchdown on a 17-yard run.

The Cowboys (3-3) won their first three games of the season at 9-year-old AT&T Stadium for the first time. Most of their offensive struggles have been in the three road losses.

Blake Bortles, who established a career high in yards passing in consecutive weeks and had a chance to become the fifth NFL quarterback with three straight games of at least 375 yards, was 15 of 26 for 149 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

DOLPHINS 31, BEARS 28, OT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — 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 2 minutes left.

Miami (4-2) snapped a two-game losing streak and ended a three-game winning streak for Chicago (3-2).

The Bears’ offense came alive after they trailed 7-0 at halftime. Miami then rallied from a 21-10 deficit in the final 16 minutes of regulation to tie the game twice and force overtime.

Mitchell Trubisky threw for 316 yards and three second-half touchdowns, but the Bears were hurt by two turnovers in the red zone. Jordan Howard lost a fumble at the 1, and Trubisky was intercepted in the end zone by T.J. McDonald.

FALCONS 34, BUCCANEERS 29

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons snapped a three-game 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.

Winston and the Bucs almost pulled off a miracle on the final play of the game after driving to the Atlanta 21. With no timeouts, the quarterback took the snap and tried to surprise the Falcons by taking off up the middle of the field. When he was about to be tackled at the 10, he pitched toward receiver Adam Humphries, who couldn’t hang on.

The ball skipped to Mike Evans, who blindly flung it in the direction of DeSean Jackson at the 5. Jackson might’ve had a chance to dive for the end zone, but he couldn’t come up with another bouncing ball. It hopped out of bounds to end the game.

Jackson ripped off his helmet, kicked the pylon in disgust and headed straight for the locker room.

Winston threw for 395 yards and four TDs but also had a pair of interceptions.

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. (AP) — 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 short-handed 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 (AP) — Johnathan Joseph’s 28-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:23 remaining lifted the Texans.

Houston trailed by three when Phillip Gaines was called pass interference on Will Fuller in the end zone with 2 minutes remaining, moving the Texans 41 yards to the 1-yard line. But the Texans (3-3) lost 7 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.

Kareem Jackson intercepted Peterman with 35 seconds left to secure the victory, dropping Buffalo to 2-4.

Joseph’s late-game heroics helped Houston to its third straight win on a day that quarterback Deshaun Watson committed three turnovers.

VIKINGS 27, CARDINALS 17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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.

Budda Baker returned a fumble off a sack by Chandler Jones for a 36-yard touchdown and Tre Boston had a diving interception later in the second quarter, and the Cardinals (1-5) constantly pressured Cousins with four sacks, seven hits and seven deflected passes.

Cousins managed to complete 24 of 34 attempts for 233 yards, thanks mostly to Thielen and his exceptional ability to get open anywhere on the field and turn off-target throws into clutch catches.

SEAHAWKS 27, RAIDERS 3

LONDON (AP) — 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 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.

Carr went 23 for 31 for 142 yards. He was hit by Jarran Reed on third down and immediately grabbed his upper left arm as he sat up before being helped to the sideline for evaluation.

Wilson, who completed 17 of 23 attempts for 222 yards with an interception, connected with Jaron Brown for a 5-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter; a 19-yard touchdown pass to David Moore in the second; and a 10-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett in the fourth.

After picking up a low snap, Wilson faked a throw and stepped forward, then made a throw to Moore over Daryl Worley. Moore punctuated his touchdown, his third in the Seahawks’ past two games, by accidentally crashing into and tumbling over the temporary video advertising boards set up around the field.

Sebastian Janikowski, who joined the Seahawks in the offseason after 17 seasons with the Raiders, made two field goals.

REDSKINS 23, PANTHERS 17

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Josh Norman bounced back from his prime-time 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 third-and-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. He engineered a late drive that got the Panthers to the Washington 16-yard line, but threw incomplete on second, third and fourth downs to seal the loss.

Carolina (3-2) was long before that doomed by turnovers, including Moore’s on a punt return that set up Smith’s 22-yard TD pass to Davis.

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 (AP) — 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 4, 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.

Mayfield’s third start as a pro was a rough one. The No. 1 overall pick was sacked five times, tweaked his ankle when he slid on a sideline marker and threw two interceptions.

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.

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Ravens pile up team-record 11 sacks, shut out Titans 21-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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 21-0 Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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 21-0 Sunday 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 361-106 and punted only once against a defense led by their former defensive coordinator. 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 2 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.

Marcus Mariota tried playing both with and without the partial glove covering his ring and pinkie fingers on his throwing hand. It didn’t’ help as Mariota was sacked the most in his four-year NFL career and most allowed by the Titans since giving up seven in a loss at Houston on Nov. 1, 2015. Coach Ken Whisenhunt was fired two days later.

The Titans forced a turnover with All-Pro safety Kevin Byard getting his first interception this season. Tennessee did nothing with the ball late in the first half.

Baltimore executed nearly flawlessly from winning the coin toss. The Ravens converted 12 of 17 third downs, not counting another off a Titans penalty. They also held the ball for more than 37 minutes.

Flacco drove Baltimore 94 yards over 17 plays, eating up more than nine minutes of the first quarter before hitting Michael Crabtree on a 4-yard TD. Collins capped their next drive with a 13-yard run and a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. After halftime, Collins finished off a 78-yard drive that ate up 7:20 of the third quarter.

INJURIES

Ravens left guard Alex Lewis was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a neck injury after being hurt within the first minute of the fourth quarter. Lewis had been blocking on a run by Gus Edwards when he turned away from the pile slowly and went down. Trainers strapped him to a backboard and carted him off the field.

Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan hurt a shoulder and did not return. Left guard Quinton Spain hurt his right shoulder with 6:51 left in the third quarter and did not return.

UP NEXT

Ravens: Finally back home hosting New Orleans.

Titans: Franchise’s first game in London as road team against the Chargers.

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Gurley runs for 208 yards in Rams’ 23-20 win over Broncos

DENVER (AP) — Todd Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries and the Los Angeles Rams' celebrated Wade Phillips' homecoming Sunday with a 23-20 win over the reeling Denver Broncos.

The Rams, who had surrendered 31 points in back-to-back games, improved to 6-0 in sending the Broncos

DENVER (AP) — Todd Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries and the Los Angeles Rams’ celebrated Wade Phillips’ homecoming Sunday with a 23-20 win over the reeling Denver Broncos.

The Rams, who had surrendered 31 points in back-to-back 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 1-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’ 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 sunny Southern California.

After an overnight snowstorm, the game-time temperature of 25 degrees marked the second-coldest in Denver prior to November in franchise history.

The cold did nothing to slow down Gurley, who scored his 10th and 11th touchdowns of the season.

One was on a 10-yard run that gave the Rams a 13-3 halftime lead, the other, a 1-yard run that made it 20-3 before the Broncos’ frenetic comeback attempt fell just short.

Gurley’s first score came after a boneheaded move by Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who thought he had a 44-yard TD catch and jabbed a finger in cornerback Troy Hill’s face, drawing a taunting foul.

Upon review, Sanders was ruled down at the 1, and the unsportsmanlike 15-yard penalty pushed the Broncos back to the 16.

Instead of an extra point to give Denver a 7-6 lead, McManus ended up kicking a 28-yard field goal to cut Denver’s deficit to 6-3.

Sanders later scored on a 22-yard catch to make it 20-10, and McManus’ short field goal made it a one-score game with about nine minutes to go.

The Rams countered with Cairo Santos’ 21-yard field goal that put the Rams up by 10 with 3:15 left.

Broncos coach Vance Joseph promised changes after Denver’s demoralizing 34-16 loss to the New York Jets last week in which they surrendered 323 yards rushing, including 219 to Isaiah Crowell, but those alterations were either cosmetic or schematic — and, ultimately, fruitless.

Max Garcia replaced right guard Connor McGovern, but McGovern came back in and Garcia moved over when left guard Ronald Leary (ankle) got hurt in the third quarter.

If the Broncos had better options, scuffling cornerback Bradley Roby — who again gave up big plays — and left tackle Garett Bolles — who was flagged for his NFL-high sixth holding call Sunday — also might have been benched.

Roby took over Aqib Talib’s starting spot when the Broncos traded Talib to the Rams in the spring. Talib is sidelined by an ankle injury. Still, Talib made the trip with his teammates, walking with a boot on his left foot and a crutch under his right arm and was on the sideline during warmups.

SACK ATTACK

Von Miller snapped a three-week sackless streak with 1 1-2 sacks and rookie Bradley Chubb had three sacks.

INJURIES

Rams WR Cooper Kupp was carted off the field after wrenching his left knee when Broncos S Darian Stewart horse-collared him on the Broncos sideline after a 12-yard jet sweep in the second quarter, but he made a surprising return in the second half. OLB Matt Longacre (back) and LT Andrew Whitworth (possible concussion) also left the game.

Broncos DE Derek Wolfe (hamstring) and OLB Shane Ray (ankle) both returned after injuries. Keenum was checked for a concussion, which allowed backup Chad Kelly to take his first NFL snap, a kneel-down just before halftime. S Dymonte Thomas (chest) also got hurt.

UP NEXT:

Rams: Wrap up three-game road swing with a visit to San Francisco.

Broncos: Have a short week to get ready for a game at Arizona on Thursday night.

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Rams-Broncos Stats

L.A. Rams 6 7 7 3—23
Denver 3 0 7 10—20
First Quarter

La_FG Santos 26, 11:23.

La_FG Santos 39, 4:21.

Den_FG McManus 28, :03.

Second Quarter

La_Gurley 10 run (Santos kick), 10:57.

Third Quarter

La_Gurley 1

L.A. Rams 6 7 7 3—23
Denver 3 0 7 10—20
First Quarter

La_FG Santos 26, 11:23.

La_FG Santos 39, 4:21.

Den_FG McManus 28, :03.

Second Quarter

La_Gurley 10 run (Santos kick), 10:57.

Third Quarter

La_Gurley 1 run (Santos kick), 6:09.

Den_Sanders 22 pass from Keenum (McManus kick), 1:34.

Fourth Quarter

Den_FG McManus 24, 8:54.

La_FG Santos 21, 3:15.

Den_De.Thomas 1 pass from Keenum (McManus kick), 1:22.

A_76,109.

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La Den
First downs 24 23
Total Net Yards 444 357
Rushes-yards 39-270 17-60
Passing 174 297
Punt Returns 2-29 0-0
Kickoff Returns 1-31 2-48
Interceptions Ret. 1-0 1-3
Comp-Att-Int 14-28-1 25-41-1
Sacked-Yards Lost 5-27 2-25
Punts 3-40.0 4-42.3
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties-Yards 10-81 6-61
Time of Possession 35:10 24:50

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Los Angeles, Gurley 28-208, M.Brown 5-24, Goff 4-14, Kupp 1-12, Woods 1-12. Denver, Freeman 9-22, Lindsay 4-18, Booker 2-15, Keenum 1-6, C.Kelly 1-(minus 1).

PASSING_Los Angeles, Goff 14-28-1-201. Denver, Keenum 25-41-1-322.

RECEIVING_Los Angeles, Woods 7-109, Cooks 2-53, Everett 2-24, Gurley 2-17, Reynolds 1-(minus 2). Denver, Sanders 7-115, Lindsay 6-48, Sutton 3-58, De.Thomas 3-57, Heuerman 3-23, Booker 2-14, LaCosse 1-7.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_Los Angeles, Santos 47.

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Jaguars-Cowboys Stats

Jacksonville 0 0 7 0— 7
Dallas 10 14 6 10—40
First Quarter

Dal_FG Maher 50, 8:36.

Dal_Prescott 17 run (Maher kick), 3:47.

Second Quarter

Dal_Beasley 17 pass from Prescott (Maher kick), 9:28.

Dal_Beasley 9 pass from Prescott (Maher kick), :41.

Jacksonville 0 0 7 0— 7
Dallas 10 14 6 10—40
First Quarter

Dal_FG Maher 50, 8:36.

Dal_Prescott 17 run (Maher kick), 3:47.

Second Quarter

Dal_Beasley 17 pass from Prescott (Maher kick), 9:28.

Dal_Beasley 9 pass from Prescott (Maher kick), :41.

Third Quarter

Jac_Westbrook 34 pass from Bortles (Lambo kick), 7:31.

Dal_FG Maher 46, 3:06.

Dal_FG Maher 32, 1:17.

Fourth Quarter

Dal_Elliott 15 run (Maher kick), 14:54.

Dal_FG Maher 55, 7:07.

A_90,767.

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Jac Dal
First downs 10 23
Total Net Yards 204 378
Rushes-yards 18-65 42-206
Passing 139 172
Punt Returns 2-(minu 2-9
Kickoff Returns 1-31 0-0
Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-49
Comp-Att-Int 15-26-1 17-27-0
Sacked-Yards Lost 3-10 3-11
Punts 6-41.3 3-41.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0
Penalties-Yards 4-30 3-25
Time of Possession 21:10 38:50

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Jacksonville, Yeldon 8-41, Bortles 4-22, Charles 5-5, Paul 1-(minus 3). Dallas, Elliott 24-106, Prescott 11-82, Austin 2-14, R.Smith 5-4.

PASSING_Jacksonville, Bortles 15-26-1-149. Dallas, Prescott 17-27-0-183.

RECEIVING_Jacksonville, Cole 4-41, Westbrook 3-38, O’Shaughnessy 3-29, Yeldon 3-29, Grinnage 1-7, Charles 1-5. Dallas, Beasley 9-101, Swaim 2-21, Gallup 1-27, Gathers 1-14, Elliott 1-11, Austin 1-5, Olawale 1-3, De.Thompson 1-1.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

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