NFL recap: Steelers stay undefeated, Hand Titan's first loss
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Ben Roethlisberger went through for 268 yards and two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers drove a great first half to a 27:24 win over the Tennessee Titans in Nashville on Sunday.
The Steelers built a 20-point lead in the third quarter and then held on when Stephen Gostkowski missed a potential 45-yard field goal 19 seconds from time.
Pittsburgh improved to 6-0 and beat the Titans (5-1) from the undefeated ranks.
Roethlisberger was 32 of 49 with three interceptions and two touchdown passes to Diontae Johnson. Benny Snell added a touchdown run. Ryan Tannehill completed 18 of 30 passes for 220 yards for Tennessee with points for Corey Davis and A.J. Brown.
Browns 37, Bengals 34
Baker Mayfield shook off a terrible start to scoop a franchise record of 21 straight passes and throw five touchdowns when Cleveland (5-2) survived a huge effort from Joe Burrow, hosts Cincinnati (1-5-1) to beat.
Mayfield didn't take a throw (0: 5) in the first quarter. But the third year quarterback finished 22 of 28 for 297 yards, and the five touchdown passes were a career high.
Mayfield's only post-21 incompleteness came on a spike to stop the clock by 16 seconds and the Bengals led 34-31. On the next snap, Mayfield found rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones on the right sideline for a game-winning 24-yard touchdown reception 11 seconds ahead.
Lions 23, falcons 22
Matthew Stafford completed an 11-yard scoring pass for T.J. Hockenson when time ran out and Matt Prater's extra point conversion earned the Detroit visit a win over Atlanta.
Stafford threw for 340 yards and Kenny Golladay had six catches for 114 yards for the Lions (3-3). Prater kicked field goals of 50, 41 and 49 yards. Todd Gurley rushed for 63 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons (1-6). Matt Ryan passed for 338 yards and a score while Julio Jones caught eight passes for 97 yards.
Detroit led 16-14 before Ryan made three passes for Russell Gage while Gurley was the first to pick up a key and brought Atlanta within reach for a game-winning field goal. The Lions essentially allowed Gurley to score a goal from 10 yards on the next game to get the time at 1:04. Ryan then found Calvin Ridley for a two-point conversion to give the Hawks a 22-16 lead.
Chiefs 43, Broncos 16
Patrick Mahomes was 15-for-23 and passed for 200 yards and a score, Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for a touchdown, and a visit to Kansas City trumped Denver when Byron Pringle returned a kick for a touchdown and Daniel Sorensen an interception for returned another score.
Tyreek Hill had six catches for 55 yards and a TD and backup quarterback Chad Henne ran for another for the Chiefs (6-1), who won 10 straight against Denver. Drew Lock threw 254 yards on the 24-of-40 pass and two interceptions and also ran for a touchdown, and Melvin Gordon III rushed for 68 yards and one more score but fumbled twice for the Broncos (2-4).
Denver ran back Phillip Lindsay (NYSE 🙂 rushed 79 yards in nine runs before leaving with a concussion late in the first half when he was tackled by Sorensen.
Buccaneers 45, robbers 20
Tom Brady (NYSE 🙂 threw four touchdown passes and ran for one more score, passing Drew Brees to first place in the NFL for touchdown passes for career when visiting Tampa Bay and passing Las Vegas.
Brady, who threw 559 TD passes in his career, passed Brees (558) with a 1 yard pass and had 3:08 to seal the win. Brady completed 33 of 45 passes for 369 yards and no interceptions for Tampa Bay (5-2).
Derek Carr, who made his 100th career start, completed 24 of 36 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns and an interception, while Daniel Carlson scored field goals for Las Vegas (3-3) of 42 and 36 yards. Nelson Agholor caught five passes for 107 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders, who managed just 76 yards rushing.
Bills 18, Jets 10
Rookie Tyler Bass hit the franchise record with six field goals and Buffalo avoided a devastating defeat by getting away with a win over winless New York in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Josh Allen completed 30 of 43 passes for 307 yards and rushed for 61 yards for the Bills (5-2), which ended a streak of two losses. Cole Beasley caught 11 passes for 112 yards, Jerry Hughes had two sacks and an interception, and Dane Jackson also had a choice. Bass hit 6 of 8 attempts with marks from 53, 48, 46, 37, 29 and 40 meters to tie the club mark set by Steve Christie, also in a game against the Jets in the Meadowlands in 1996.
New Yorker Sam Darnold returned after a two game absence due to a shoulder injury, completing 12 of 23 passes for 120 yards and two interceptions. The Jets (0-7), who remain the only winning team in the NFL, have only 20 total points in their last three games.
Saints 27, Panthers 24
Drew Brees walked over for two touchdowns and rushed for another when hosts New Orleans didn't visit Carolina.
Brees completed 29 of 36 passes for 287 yards as the Saints (4-2) won their third game in a row, defeating their NFC South rivals (3-4).
Teddy Bridgewater, who had supported Brees for the past two seasons before signing with the Panthers in the off-season, completed 23 of 28 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns. Wil Lutz & # 39; 43 yard field goal with a lead of 7:59 minutes gave New Orleans a 27:24 lead.
Washington 25, Cowboys 3
Kyle Allen threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter and Antonio Gibson rushed to a career height of 128 yards when the Washington Football team suffered a five-game loss to Dallas in Landover, Md.
Allen completed 15 of 25 passes for 194 yards when Washington (2-5) was the latest team to take advantage of the Cowboys' leaky defenses. Washington prevailed against Dallas 397-142 and controlled the ball for more than 36 minutes.
The one-sided defeat for Dallas (2-5) brought more injuries for a team that was already busy. After losing starting quarterback Dak Prescott to a late-season ankle fracture in Week 5, the Cowboys saw Andy Dalton exit Sunday's game with a concussion in the third quarter after receiving an illegal hit from Helm's linebacker Jon Bostic Helmet had absorbed.
Packers 35, Texans 20
Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, including a pair to Davante Adams, as he visited Green Bay and rolled past hosts Houston.
Rodgers and the Packers offensive bounced back from their poor performance in Tampa Bay last Sunday. Rodgers went 23 of 34 for 283 yards as the Packers (5-1) racked up 22 initial losses and went 7-for-12 on the third relegation to Houston (1-6) and his 30th rank defense.
Texas quarterback Deshaun Watson went past for 309 yards and two touchdowns but was sacked three times.
49ers 33, Patriots 6
Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed three touchdowns before sustaining an ankle injury and San Francisco intercepted four passes, including three Cam Newton, as the defending NFC champions puffed hosts New England on.
The 27-point loss was the largest for the Patriots (2-4) since a 41-14 loss in Kansas City in Week 4 of the 2014 season. The loss was the third in a row that season for New England at none of these defeats scored more than 12 points.
On his first homecoming since a trade with the 49ers in 2017, Jimmy Garoppolo threw 277 yards, creating an offensive that for the 49ers was 467 yards (4-3) against the traditionally strong New England defense.
Chargers 39, Jaguars 29
Quarterback Justin Herbert's breakout rookie season continued as he threw three touchdown passes and ran for one more score to lead hosts Los Angeles over Jacksonville.
Herbert took his first win as a starter, completing 27 of 43 passes for 347 yards and running 66 yards on nine attempts to help the Chargers (2-4) score a loss in four games. The Jaguars (1-6) suffered their sixth consecutive defeat.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, the Jaguars were the third team in NFL history to score 30 or more points in six consecutive games in a single season.
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