Bill Belichick became the second-most coach in NFL history and Nick Faulk kicked five field goals as the New England Patriots beat the New York Jets 22-17 on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. .
Belichick earned his 325th win (regular season and postseason), passing George Halas (324) on the all-time list. New England (4-4) also won its 13th straight game against the Jets (5-3).
Faulk, who played for New York for seven seasons, hit field goals of 31, 42, 49, 45 and 52 yards. Mack Jones completed 24 of 35 passes for 194 yards with one touchdown and one interception, while Ramond Stephenson finished with 143 yards from scrimmage (72 receptions, 71 rushing).
Jets quarterback Zach Wilson struggled despite throwing for 355 yards and two touchdowns. He completed just 20 of 41 passes and had three interceptions. Garrett Wilson had six of those completions for 115 yards and Tyler Conklin had two receptions.
49ers 31, Rams 14
Christian McCaffrey had a pass, rush and touchdown reception as visiting San Francisco continued its regular season dominance over rival Los Angeles in Inglewood, Calif.
McCaffrey had a 34-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, followed by a 9-yard run in the third and a 1-yard TD rush in the fourth to seal San Francisco’s eighth straight regular-season win over Los Angeles. Jimmy Garoppolo was 21-of-25 passing for 235 yards and two touchdowns for the 49ers (4-4).
Matthew Stafford had a rushing and passing touchdown for the Rams (3-4), who went 22 of 33 through the air for a season-low 187 yards. Cooper Kupp had eight receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown for the Rams, but left with 1:02 left after injuring his ankle.
Falcons 37, Panthers 34 (OT)
Youngho Koo kicked a 41-yard field goal with 1:55 left in overtime as Atlanta pulled off a wild win over visiting Carolina.
The Panthers’ PJ Walker connected with a diving DJ Moore for a 62-yard touchdown with 12 seconds left in regulation, but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Moore led to a longer extra point kick that went wide and the game tied at 34-34.
Still, Carolina (2-6) looked poised to win after C.J. Henderson’s interception in overtime. Eddie Pineiro missed a 32-yard field goal. After getting one more chance on offense, the Falcons (4-4) drove 55 yards to set up Ku’s game-winner.
Broncos 21, Jaguars 17
Latavius Murray rushed for a 2-yard touchdown with 1:43 left to lift Denver to a win over Jacksonville in London.
Russell Wilson returned from a nagging hamstring injury in Denver’s 16-9 loss to the New York Jets on Oct. 23. He completed 18 of 30 passes for 252 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Broncos (3-5).
Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who had two costly interceptions, completed 18 of 31 passes for 133 yards and one touchdown. The Jaguars (2-6) lost their fifth straight game and ninth straight by one score.
Cowboys 49, Bears 29
Tony Pollard ran for 131 yards and three touchdowns in key host Dallas’ dominant win over Chicago in Arlington, Texas.
The Cowboys (6-2) have won six of their last seven games and handed the Bears (3-5) their fourth loss in their last five contests. Pollard got the start for the Cowboys with running back Ezekiel Elliott nursing a sore knee. Pollard led a Dallas offense that was strong from the start, scoring on its first four possessions and posting the highest scoring output of any team in the league this season.
Led by quarterback Justin Fields, Chicago battled back from a 28-7 deficit. Eddie Jackson also made a key interception with 28 seconds left in the first half that led to Cairo Santos’ field goal on the final play of the second quarter. Fields threw two touchdown passes and was 17-of-23 for 151 yards and rushed for another touchdown and finished with 60 yards on eight attempts on the ground.
Dolphins 31, Lions 27
Tua Tagovailoa threw for 382 yards and three touchdowns as Miami beat Detroit on the road.
Tagovailoa completed 29 of 36 passes, including a pair of scoring drives to Jalen Waddle. Tyreek Hill caught 12 passes for 188 yards and Waddle hauled in eight passes for 106 yards. Raheem Mostert rushed for 64 yards on 14 carries for Miami (5-3), which erased a 14-point deficit.
Jared Goff completed 27 of 37 passes for 321 yards and a touchdown for the Lions (1-6), who have lost five straight. Jamal Williams had 53 yards on 10 carries and scored twice, but Detroit was shut out in the second half. Amon-Ra St. Brown caught seven passes for 69 yards.
Vikings 34, Cardinals 26
Kirk Cousins had three touchdowns as Minnesota held on for a 34-26 win over Arizona in Minneapolis. The Vikings won by eight points or less for the fifth straight game.
Cousins completed 24 of 36 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns while adding a tally on the ground. Dalvin Cook (20 carries, 111 yards) and Alexander Matheson (five carries, 40 yards) combined for 151 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings (6-1).
Kyler Murray completed 31 of 44 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns, but was intercepted twice. In his second game since his league suspension, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had 12 catches on 13 targets for 159 yards and one touchdown for the Cardinals (3-5).
Saints 24, Raiders 0
Alvin Kamara had 158 yards and scored his first three touchdowns of the season as host New Orleans beat Las Vegas.
Kamara ran for 62 yards and one touchdown and had 96 yards receiving and two touchdowns as the Saints (3-5) won for just the second time since the season opener. According to the NFL, Kamara is the first player in league history to have 10 games with at least one rushing touchdown and one touchdown in his first six seasons.
The Raiders’ Derek Carr threw for just 101 yards, completing 15 of 26 passes with one interception. Josh Jacobs, who entered the game second in the NFL averaging 105.5 rushing yards per game, finished with 43 yards on 10 carries for the Raiders (2-5).
Eagles 35, Steelers 13
Jalen Hurts threw three first-half touchdown passes to AJ Brown, and unbeaten Philadelphia matched its best start in franchise history with a win over visiting Pittsburgh.
The Eagles (7-0) matched the 2004 team that won their first seven games en route to the Super Bowl, while the rival Steelers (2-6) are off to their worst start since 2013. Hurts completed 19 of 28 passes for a career-high 285 yards and four touchdowns — after throwing six times in the first six games combined. Brown caught six times for a career-high 156 yards.
Steelers rookie Kenny Pickett was 25 of 38 for 191 yards with an interception and a fumble. He was sacked six times. An Eagles fourth-and-goal penalty and some fumbles helped the Steelers tie the game at 7-7 after wide receiver Chase Claypool threw a 1-yard TD to Derek Watt with 1:57 left in the first quarter. Nick Skiba also scored his first career field goal late in the second quarter for Pittsburgh.
Titans 17, Texans 10
Derrick Henry rushed 32 times for 219 yards and two touchdowns as Houston was held to a no-hitter at visiting Tennessee.
It was Henry’s fourth straight 200-yard performance against the Texans (1-5-1) starting in 2019 and the most by any player this year. Tennessee (5-2) rushed for 314 yards as a team and threw just one pass in the second half.
Rookie quarterback Malik Willis, making his first NFL start in place of Ryan Tannehill (ankle, illness), completed 6 of 10 throws for 55 yards with an interception and had 12 rushing yards. Dontrell Hilliard added 83 yards on the ground for the Titans, who won their fifth straight game to remain in first place in the AFC South.
Commanders 17, Colts 16
Taylor Heinicke’s 1-yard run with 22 seconds left capped a nine-play, 89-yard drive as Washington stormed back from a nine-point deficit to stun host Indianapolis.
In his second game since filling in for injured quarterback Carson Wentz, Heinicke completed 23 of 31 passes for 279 yards with one touchdown and one interception. His 33-yard strike to Terry McLaurin at the Colts’ 1-yard line set the stage for the victory. McLaurin had 113 yards on six catches for the Commanders (4-4).
Indianapolis quarterback Sam Ehlinger, making his first career start and season debut, completed 17 of 23 passes for 201 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Jonathan Taylor finished with 16 carries for 76 yards for the Colts (3-4-1).
Seahawks 27, Giants 13
Tyler Luckett overcame a pair of rare mistakes to capture the tiebreaker as Seattle defeated visiting New York in the only NFL matchup of the week between teams with winning records.
The veteran receiver hauled in a pass from Gene Smith down the right sideline for a 33-yard touchdown with 9:18 left to give Seattle the lead for good. Smith was 23 of 34 for 212 yards and two touchdowns for the NFC West-leading Seahawks (5-3). Smith went 5 of 5 for 75 yards. Luckett finished the game with five receptions for 63 yards.
The Giants (6-2) were limited to 225 yards of total offense by a Seattle defense that ranked 29th in total yards. Daniel Jones was 17 of 31 passing for 176 yards and was sacked five times. Saquon Barkley had just 53 yards on 20 carries.
Bills 27, packers 17
Josh Allen passed for 218 yards and two touchdowns as AFC-leading Buffalo extended its winning streak to four games with a win over Green Bay in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Stefon Diggs caught six passes for 108 yards and one touchdown for the Bills (6-1). Dawson Knox also scored, Isaiah McKenzie had a rushing touchdown and Tremaine Edmunds had a career-high 16 tackles.
Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 30 passes for 203 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for the Packers (3-5), who lost their fourth straight game. Aaron Jones had a season-high 143 yards, while Romeo Dubs and Samory Toure had receptions for Green Bay.
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