The Jets’ defense shut down Josh Allen, Zach Wilson threw a touchdown pass and Greg Zuerlin kicked a 28-yard field goal with 1:43 left to lift New York to a 20-17 shock victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. .
With the game tied at 17, the Jets got the ball on their own four-yard line with 7:53 left and ran down the field. After the Bills marched downfield to the 18 on eight straight running plays against a tired Buffalo defense, Wilson connected with Denzel Mims for 12 yards on third-and-five. But the drive stalled when Wilson was sacked by Tamar Hamlin on third down and the Jets settled for a Zuerlin field goal.
Allen got the ball with a tie or win chance, but couldn’t manage much against the Jets (6-3). A holding call on Dion Dawkins ruined a long layup for Stefon Diggs. Two plays later, Price Huff got a strip-sack of Allen and Buffalo recovered at its 14. After an incompletion to Diggs, Allen launched a deep desperation pass to Gabe Davis, but rookie Chaz Gardner knocked the ball away to seal the win. Jets. It also ended the Bills’ four-game winning streak.
New York enters its bye-week break trailing AFC East-leading Buffalo (6-2) by a half-game. The Jets managed a minor delay in the second half due to an overhead camera malfunction. “It only happens to the Jets,” said a smiling coach Robert Saleh.
The Jets’ offense went downhill when the SkyCam camera spun out of control and spun low at midfield, delaying the game for 12 minutes. A remote-controlled camera, used for overhead shots, dipped up and down the field until a camera operator attached it.
Miami Dolphins 35–32 Chicago Bears
Tua Tagovailoa threw for three touchdowns, Tyreek Hill had 143 yards receiving and the Miami Dolphins broke Justin Fields’ record-setting effort.
In a game where neither team did much to stop the other, the Dolphins (6-3) had no trouble moving the ball against a stout defense and made enough plays to earn their third win.
Fields ran for 178 yards, a maximum of one NFL quarterback in a regular season game. He threw for a 61-yard touchdown run and three scores. Became first player since at least 1950 with at least 150 yards rushing and three TD passes in a game. His performance ensured a late chance for the Bears (3-6). They got the ball at the Miami 28 with under three minutes left. But on fourth-and-10 at the 42, Fields threw an incomplete pass to Equanimius St. Brown, sealing Chicago’s fifth loss in six games.
Green Bay Packers 9-15 Detroit Lions
Aaron Rodgers matched a career high with three interceptions and threw an incomplete pass on fourth down from the Detroit 17 in the final minute, allowing the Lions to hold on for a win over the Green Bay Packers.
The Lions (2-6) have snapped a five-game losing streak.
The Packers (3-6) have lost five straight for the first time since 2008, when Rodgers was their four-time NFL MVP’s first-year starter.
Detroit tried to seal the win late in the fourth when coach Dan Campbell went for it on fourth-and-3 from the Green Bay 43. Goff’s pass was incomplete. Rodgers failed to take advantage. He fumbled out of bounds at the Detroit 17 and converted a fourth-and-two into Samori Toure. Two-time reigning NFL MVP Rodgers threw four straight incomplete passes. . Was 23 of 42 for 291 yards with a TD and three interceptions for the fifth time in his career.
Carolina Panthers 21–42 Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Mixon rushed for 153 yards and scored five touchdowns as the Cincinnati Bengals took a 35-0 halftime lead en route to victory. Mixon, who had three TDs all year, scored four times in the first half alone, the first on three short rushes and the fourth on a 12-yard pass to Joe Burrow, before finishing 22 for 28 for 206 yards. He took a spot in favor of Brandon Allen late in the third quarter.
The Bengals (5-4) bounced back from a heartbreaking Monday night loss at AFC North rival Cleveland to jump Carolina (2-7) early and dominate the defense. Cincinnati allowed PJ Walker just nine passing yards and intercepted him twice in the first half, chasing the former XFL quarterback to the bench in favor of Baker Mayfield.
Seattle Seahawks 31–21 Arizona Cardinals
Geno Smith threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, rookie Kenneth Walker III ran for 109 yards and two scores and the Seattle Seahawks won their fourth straight game. NFC West-leading Seattle (6-3) continues their unexpected surge, while the Cardinals (3-6) have lost four of five.
Minnesota Vikings 20–17 Washington Commanders
Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes, Harrison Smith hit Taylor Heinicke to set up the tying score and the Minnesota Vikings came back to beat the Washington Commanders to extend their winning streak to six.
Playing his first game in Washington as a visitor, Cousins recovered an interception late in the first half and rebounded after one of several big hits he absorbed to lead a 68-yard drive that ended with a Greg Joseph field goal. .
Smith’s interception midway through the fourth quarter gave the Vikings the ball in the red zone. Cousins connected with Dalvin Cook on a 12-yard TD pass that was one of the best throws of the game and made up for some earlier mistakes. He finished 22 of 40 for 265 yards. An unnecessary roughness penalty on the opening field goal attempt allowed Minnesota to run more time out of the clock, allowing Joseph to continue the streak from 28 yards out with 12 seconds remaining.
Los Angeles Chargers 20–17 Atlanta Falcons
Three days after signing as a free agent, Cameron Dicker kicked a game-ending field goal, a 37-yarder that lifted the Los Angeles Chargers over the Atlanta Falcons.
Dicker also made a 31-yard field goal with 5:27 left to tie the game at 17. The rookie from Texas was signed to the practice squad Thursday and was activated Sunday in place of the injured Dustin Hopkins. It was Dicker’s second NFL game — he made a late, go-ahead kick for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5 in lieu of injury.
Las Vegas Raiders 20–27 Jacksonville Jaguars
Travis Etienne ran for two touchdowns and the Jacksonville Jaguars finally won a close game, rallying from a 17-point deficit to beat the Las Vegas Raiders.
It was the second-biggest comeback in franchise history for the Jaguars (3-6), who rallied from a 21-point hole to beat the New York Giants in 2014.
The Raiders (2-6), who were shut out last week in New Orleans, dominated early. They scored on four of their first five possessions and led 20-7 just before halftime. Davante Adams was unstoppable as he caught nine passes for 146 runs and two scores in the first 30 minutes. But Jacksonville eventually toughed it out against the five-time Pro Bowler, who had one reception without a yard after halftime.
Indianapolis Colts 3–26 New England Patriots
Mack Jones had a touchdown pass, Nick Folk added four field goals and the Patriots finished with nine sacks to help New England beat the Indianapolis Colts.
The win moves the Patriots (5-4) above .500 for the first time. The Colts (3-5-1) have lost three straight and have yet to win since benching quarterback Matt Ryan in favor of second-year player Sam Ehlinger.
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