Monday, Oct. 27
Washington (2-5) at Dallas (6-1), 8:30 p.m. EDT. The surging Cowboys are going for a seven-game winning streak for just the second time since 1993. DeMarco Murray has 913 yards rushing, the third most since 1980 behind Denver's Terrell Davis (1,001 in 1998) and Baltimore's Jamal Lewis (977 in 2003). Former University of Texas star Colt McCoy will start at quarterback for Washington. The Redskins have lost seven straight prime-time games and are 4-15 on Monday night since 2000.
—Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers, was 40 for 49 for 522 yards and six touchdown passes in Pittsburgh's 51-34 win over Indianapolis. Roethlisberger, whose 522 yards passing tied for fourth most in a game, is the first player in NFL history with two 500-yard passing games (503 yards vs. Green Bay on Dec. 20, 2009). Roethlisberger improved his record to 100-50 (.667) as a starter in the regular season, joining Tom Brady (116) and Hall of Famers Joe Montana (108) and Terry Bradshaw (102) as the only quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to win at least 100 games in their first 150 career starts.
—Tom Brady, Patriots, finished 30 for 35 for 354 yards and five touchdown passes in New England's 51-23 win over Chicago. It was Brady's 100th regular-season home start. Brady has won 87 home starts, the most of any starting quarterback in NFL history in his first 100 home starts in the regular season. His .870 winning percentage at home is the highest of any starting quarterback in the Super Bowl era (since 1966, minimum 50 home starts).
—Andrew Luck, Colts, was 26 for 45 for 400 yards and three touchdown passes and two interceptions in Indianapolis' 51-34 loss to Pittsburgh.
—Nick Foles, Eagles, was 36 for 62 for 411 yards and two touchdown passes and two interceptions in Philadelphia's 24-20 loss to Arizona.
—Kyle Orton, Bills, was 10 for 17 for 238 yards and four touchdown passes in Buffalo's 43-23 win over the New York Jets. Orton is the first player with at least four touchdown passes and 10 or fewer completions in a game since Pittsburgh's Bubby Brister against Cleveland on Dec. 23, 1990.
—Matthew Stafford, Lions, was 24 for 47 for 325 yards and two touchdown passes and an interception in Detroit's' 22-21 win over Atlanta. Stafford is one of three quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to start three games in which his team overcame a deficit of at least 21 points to win (Tom Brady, Drew Bledsoe). Stafford passed for 325 yards with two touchdowns and has 120 touchdown passes, surpassing Hall of Famer Bobby Layne (118) for the most in club history.
—Drew Brees, Saints, had only five incompletions in 32 passes, throwing for 311 yards and three second-half TDs in a 44-23 win over Green Bay.
—Arian Foster, Texans, had 20 carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns in Houston's 30-16 win over Tennessee. The performance marked Foster's 31st 100-yard rushing game, tying Priest Holmes for the most in NFL history by an undrafted player.
—Matt Forte, Bears, had 19 carries for 114 yards in Chicago's 51-23 loss to New England.
—Denard Robinson, Jaguars, had 18 carries for 108 yards in Jacksonville's 27-13 loss to Miami. He is the first Jacksonville player to top the century mark in consecutive games since Maurice Jones-Drew in 2011.
—Jamaal Charles, Chiefs, had 13 carries for 73 yards and two touchdowns in Kansas City's 34-7 win over St. Louis.
—Mark Ingram, Saints, gained 172 yards on 24 carries and scored a TD in New Orleans' 44-23 win over Green Bay. In that game, Packers RB Eddie Lacy gained 59 yards rushing, but added eight receptions for 123 yards. Lacy followed Ingram in the backfield at Alabama.
—Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell, Patriots. Gronkowski had nine receptions for 149 yards and three touchdowns, and LaFell had 11 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown in New England's 51-23 win over Chicago.
—Jeremy Maclin, Eagles, had 12 catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns in Philadelphia's 24-20 loss to Arizona.
—Golden Tate, Lions, had seven catches for 151 yards and a touchdown in Detroit's 22-21 win over Atlanta.
—Sammy Watkins, Bills, had three receptions 157 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's 43-23 win over the New York Jets.
—Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals, had seven receptions for 160 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown, in Arizona's 24-20 win over Philadelphia.
—T.Y. Hilton, Colts, had six catches for 155 yards and a touchdown in Indianapolis' 51-34 loss to Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown, Steelers, had 10 catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns.
—Mohamed Sanu, Bengals, had five catches for 125 yards in Cincinnati's 27-24 win over Baltimore.
—Knile Davis, Chiefs, returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in Kansas City's 34-7 win over St. Louis. Davis, who also had a franchise-long 108-yard kickoff return touchdown as a rookie in 2013, is the fifth player in history with a kickoff return for a touchdown of at least 99 yards in each of his first two NFL seasons.
—Matt Prater, Lions, was 3 for 3 on field goals, including a 48-yarder as time expired in Detroit's 22-21 victory over Atlanta.
—Shayne Graham, Saints, and Mason Crosby, Packers, each hit three field goals in New Orleans' 44-23 win over Green Bay.
—Anthony Barr, Vikings, returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give Minnesota a 19-13 win over Tampa Bay.
—Louis Delmas and Brent Grimes, Dolphins. Delmas returned an interception 81 yards for a touchdown and Grimes returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown in Miami's 27-13 win Jacksonville.
—William Gay, Steelers, returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 51-34 win over Indianapolis.
—Rob Ninkovich, Patriots, returned a fumble 15 yards for a touchdown in New England's 51-23 win over Chicago.
—Justin Houston, Chiefs, had three sacks in Kansas City's 34-7 win over St. Louis.
—Paul Kruger, Browns, had three sacks in Cleveland's 23-13 win over Oakland.
The Steelers (522) and Colts (385) combined for 907 yards passing, the second-highest combined single-game total in NFL history (971, Detroit vs. Green Bay on Jan. 1, 2012). ... The Lions overcame a 21-0 halftime deficit en route to a 22-21 come-from-behind win against Atlanta at London's Wembley Stadium. The Lions, who overcame a 14-point deficit in last week's 24-23 win against New Orleans, are the fifth team in NFL history to win back-to-back games when trailing by at least 14 points one week and by at least 21 points the following week. ... Chandler Catanzaro of the Cardinals set an NFL rookie record by beginning his career with 16 consecutive field goals.
STREAKS & STATS
The Patriots have won four in a row after a 51-23 rout of the Bears. It was their 13th straight win against an NFC North opponent. ... The Bengals' 27-24 win gave them their first series sweep of the Ravens since 2009. ... The Jets' 43-23 loss to the Bills was their seventh in a row. It was the first time they have lost seven in a row for the first time since 2005, in Herm Edwards' final season as coach. ... The Raiders have lost 13 straight games dating to last season. Oakland has dropped 16 games in a row played in the Eastern time zone — a streak that started in 2009. ... The Falcons have been outscored 70-7 in the fourth quarter their past six games. ... Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had three turnovers against the Dolphins, giving him six in the past two weeks and 13 in six games. Four of those have been interceptions returned for touchdowns. ... The Titans have lost eight of their past 10 at home. ... The Bucs fell to 0-4 at home and have lost 16 straight games in which the opponent scored first. ... New Orleans got its 14th straight victory in a night game in the Superdome, going back to 2009.
A collision between Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and a teammate and Philadelphia receiver Jeremy Maclin sent a chill through both sidelines late in the second quarter of Arizona's 24-20 win over Philadelphia. Peterson and teammate Deone Bucannon collided with Maclin on a pass play. Peterson was face down after the hit before rolling over to his back. Medical personal checked on Peterson, who eventually sat up and gingerly walked toward the sideline. He was then led to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. Peterson did not return to the game. Maclin was on the field for a few seconds before heading to the sideline. He returned later in the quarter after clearing concussion protocol. ... Cleveland's sputtering offense lost one of its top options in the first half of its victory over Oakland when tight end Jordan Cameron sustained a concussion. Cameron was struck in the head by safety Brandian Ross while making a diving catch for 21 yards. Ross was assessed a personal foul for his blow to a defenseless receiver. ... Browns defensive back K'Waun Williams went out with a neck injury. Baltimore cornerback Jimmy Smith left with a foot injury during the Bengals' opening drive. ... Rams offensive lineman Rodger Saffold left the game with a shoulder injury, defensive end Chris Long with a knee injury and center Scott Wells with an undisclosed injury. The Rams also lost receiver Brian Quick (arm) early in the game and free safety Rodney McLeod (knee). Chiefs cornerback Jamell Fleming and linebacker Josh Martin left with hamstring injuries. ... Indianapolis cornerback Vontae Davis (knee) and linebacker Erik Walden (hip) were injured in the Colts' 51-34 loss to Pittsburgh and did not return.
"That was a cool moment, a cool experience and exactly what we had to have in that situation." — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on his 1-yard sneak on fourth down for a touchdown with 57 seconds remaining to give Cincinnati a 27-24 win over Baltimore.
"We're not a bad football team. We just do stupid stuff." —Jets wide receiver Eric Decker after his team committed six turnovers in a 43-23 loss to the Bills, their seventh straight defeat.
STEELERS 51, COLTS 34
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger set franchise records with 522 yards passing and six touchdowns and the Pitsburgh Steelers raced by the Indianapolis Colts 51-34 on Sunday.
Roethlisberger's yardage total was the fourth highest in NFL history. He became the first player to go over 500 yards passing twice as the Steelers (5-3) won consecutive games for the first time this season.
Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 133 yards and two scores. Heath Miller caught seven passes for 112 yards and the clinching TD with 5:14 remaining.
Andrew Luck passed for 400 yards and three touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions. He handed the Steelers a safety when he was called for intentional grounding in the end zone midway through the fourth quarter as the Colts saw their five-game winning streak end spectacularly.
BENGALS 27, RAVENS 24
CINCINNATI (AP) Andy Dalton made up for his two second-half turnovers by scoring on a 1-yard sneak with 57 seconds left on Sunday, rallying the Cincinnati Bengals to a 27-24 victory over the Baltimore Ravens that tightened the AFC North race.
The Bengals (4-2-1) wasted an 11-point lead as Dalton's fumble and interception helped the Ravens (5-3) pull ahead 24-20 with 3:59 left.
That's when Dalton pulled it out against the NFL's stingiest defense. He threw a 53-yard pass to Mohamed Sanu on third-and-10 — safety Terrence Brooks got turned around — and took it the final yard on fourth down, completing a 10-play, 80-yard drive.
The Ravens appeared to regain the lead when Steve Smith Sr. caught a pass and went 80 yards to the end zone with 32 seconds left, but the receiver was called for pushing off to get open.
LIONS 22, FALCONS 21
LONDON (AP) — Matt Prater kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the game Sunday, lifting the Lions after trailing by 21 points. Prater capped a second straight late winning drive for the Lions (6-2), who also rallied to beat the Saints last week.
It was the first field goal the Lions made from 40-49 yards all season.
Matthew Stafford threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 120 TDs, breaking the Lions record of 118 held by Bobby Layne.
Matt Ryan led the Falcons (2-6) with 228 yards passing and two touchdowns, but clock management problems, a penalty and a dropped pass doomed the Falcons at the end. The blown halftime lead tied the biggest in Atlanta history.
CARDINALS 24, EAGLES 20
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Carson Palmer lofted a 75-yard touchdown pass to rookie John Brown with 1:21 to play to give Arizona a stunning victory in a matchup of two of the NFL's four one-loss teams entering this week.
The Cardinals (6-1) had a goal-line stand that forced the Eagles (5-2) to settle for a 20-yard field goal that put Philadelphia up 20-17 with 1:56 left.
Then on third-and-5, Palmer — who also had an 80-yard TD pass to Larry Fitzgerald — heaved the ball deep, where the speedy Brown gathered it in and crossed the goal line just as he was being tackled.
The Eagles drove to the Arizona 16. On the last play, Jordan Matthews caught a pass from Nick Foles in the end zone but landed out of bounds.
SEAHAWKS 13, PANTHERS 9
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Russell Wilson threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Luke Willson with 47 seconds left. It's the third straight year Wilson has brought the Seahawks (4-3) back from a second-half deficit to beat the Panthers on the road. In the previous two seasons, Wilson threw second-half TD passes to Jermaine Kearse and Golden Tate in tight defensive games.
Carolina's defense, which had allowed at least 37 points in four of its previous five games, held the Seahawks in check before Wilson led a nine-play, 80-yard drive for the only touchdown.
Wilson finished 20 of 32 for 199 yards with one interception and one touchdown.
Cam Newton was 12 of 27 for 121 yards with an interception and a fumble for the Panthers (3-4-1).
SAINTS 44, PACKERS 23
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees completed 27 of 32 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns, and the Saints ended the Packers' four-game winning streak.
Rookie receiver Brandin Cooks had a 50-yard touchdown catch and a 4-yard scoring run, and tight end Jimmy Graham also caught a touchdown pass to help the Saints (3-4) pull even in victories with Carolina (3-4-1). That sets up a showdown to decide first place in the NFC South on Thursday night.
Aaron Rodgers, intercepted only once in Green Bay's first seven games, was picked off twice on deflected and sacked three times. He still passed for 418 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb, but it was not nearly enough to prevent the Packers (5-3) from falling a game behind NFC North leader Detroit.
PATRIOTS 51, BEARS 23
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw five scoring passes and the streaking Patriots crammed three touchdowns into the last two minutes of the first half.
New England (6-2) scored on all five of its possessions in the half — and one of Chicago's — on its way to its fourth straight win. The Bears (3-5) fell behind 45-7 early in the second half and lost for the fourth time in five games.
In one of the best statistical games of his brilliant career, Brady completed 30 of 35 passes for 354 yards. He threw three scoring passes to Rob Gronkowski and one each to Tim Wright and Brandon LaFell.
Defensive end Rob Ninkovich scored with 55 seconds left in the first half on a 15-yard return of Jay Cutler's fumble.
VIKINGS 19, BUCCANEERS 13, OT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Barr forced a fumble on the first play of overtime and returned it 27 yards to score. The stunning end came just 17 seconds after the Vikings (3-5) extended the game on Blair Walsh's 38-yard field goal on the final play of regulation.
Teddy Bridgewater threw for 241 yards, one TD and no interceptions to help Minnesota stop a three-game skid.
Mike Glennon threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins to give Tampa Bay (1-6) a 13-10 lead with 2:02 remaining. But the Bucs' porous defense couldn't stop Bridgewater from putting together a nine-play, 61-yard march to get the game into OT.
Glennon's pass to Seferian-Jenkins gained 10 yards before Barr stripped the ball from the rookie tight end and took it up the left sideline to score.
CHIEFS 34, RAMS 7
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jamaal Charles ran for two touchdowns, Knile Davis returned a kick 99 yards for another score and the Chiefs trounced their cross-state rival.
Cairo Santos added a pair of field goals for Kansas City (4-3), including a career-best 53-yarder. Alex Smith was 24 of 28 for 226 yards, while Davis capped a run of 34 unanswered points with a short touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
Justin Houston had three of the Chiefs' seven sacks.
The banged-up Rams (2-5) lost their sixth straight to Kansas City dating to Sept. 25, 1994, when they were still in Los Angeles. Austin Davis threw for 160 yards with a touchdown and a pick.
DOLPHINS 27, JAGUARS 13
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Blake Bortles had two interceptions returned for touchdowns, costly mistakes that helped the Dolphins win. Louis Delmas (81 yards) and Brent Grimes (22 yards) scored on the turnovers for the Dolphins (4-3), who won consecutive games for the first time this season.
Ryan Tannehill's 3-yard pass to Rishard Matthews made it 24-6 late in the third quarter and gave the Dolphins a comfortable cushion in a game they could have easily trailed by double digits.
The Jaguars (1-7) dominated the first half, but trailed 10-3 at the break because of miscues. Bortles was the culprit, continuing a trend that started when he took over the starting job last month.
Bortles had three turnovers Sunday, giving him six in the last two weeks and 13 in six games. Four of those have been interceptions returned for touchdowns.
BILLS 43, JETS 23
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Orton threw four touchdown passes and the Bills forced six turnovers, three each by Geno Smith and Michael Vick.
Orton won for the third time in four games since replacing EJ Manuel as the starting quarterback for the Bills (5-3), tossing TD passes to Robert Woods, Lee Smith, Scott Chandler and Sammy Watkins against the listless Jets (1-7).
Stephon Gilmore, Preston Brown, Aaron Williams and Da'Norris Searcy had interceptions for the Bills.
The Jets have lost seven straight for the first time since 2005, in Herm Edwards' final season as coach. Geno Smith interceptions on three consecutive possessions in the first quarter and was pulled in favor of Vick, who was picked off once and lost two fumbles.
BROWNS 23, RAIDERS 13
CLEVELAND (AP) — Brian Hoyer threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Hawkins early in the fourth quarter and the Browns avoided a second straight embarrassing loss.
Hoyer's TD to Hawkins put the Browns (4-3) ahead 16-6, shortly after Cleveland's defense came to the rescue.
Safety Donte Whitner forced a fumble late in the third quarter with a huge hit on Oakland running back Darren McFadden as the Raiders (0-7) were driving deep into Cleveland territory.
Cleveland lost at Jacksonville last week, giving the Jaguars their first win. According to STATS, no team in NFL history has lost consecutive games to winless teams in Week 7 or later.
It was hardly a perfect performance, but the Browns, who were held to 39 yards rushing and converted only 2 of 12 third downs, will take it.
TEXANS 30, TITANS 16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Arian Foster ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a pass for a score in the franchise's 200th game.
The Texans (4-4) also snapped a three-game skid as Foster topped 100 yards rushing in his fourth straight game. J.J. Watt had two sacks and forced a fumble as the Texans beat the team they replaced in Houston for the fourth time in five games.
Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney played for the first time since hurting his knee in the season opener. Clowney finished with one tackle.
Rookie Zach Mettenberger turned over the ball twice in his first start, and he also threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns. The Titans (2-6) go into their bye having lost two straight.