The Jets’ defense shut out Josh Allen, Zach Wilson threw a touchdown pass and Greg Zoerlin green-lighted a field goal from 28 yards with 1:43 remaining to lift New York to a shock 20-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
With the game tied at 17, the Jets got the ball into their four-yard line with 7:53 left and hit the ground running. After walking down to the Bills ’18 in eight straight plays against a grueling Buffalo defense, Wilson reached out to Denzel Mims for 12 yards for third and fifth. But the leadership was halted when Wilson was sacked by Damar Hamlin in third and the Jets settled on Zurlin’s field goal.
Allen got the ball with a chance of a tie or win, but he couldn’t handle Gates (6-3). A hanging call on Dionne Dawkins took a long time to spend with Stefon Diggs. Two games later, Bryce Huff had a sack of Allen that Buffalo retrieved at 14. After Diggs was incomplete, Allen fired a deep desperation pass into Gabe Davis but rookie Sous Gardner hit the ball wide and netted the unexpected win for the ball. Planes. He also ended the Bells’ four-game winning streak.
New York heads into the weekend break after just half a game behind East Asian leaders Buffalo (6-2). The Jets overcame a short delay in the second half when the overhead camera malfunctioned. “It only happens to planes,” said Robert Saleh, the smiling trainer.
The Jets’ attack was working its way down when the SkyCam got out of hand and flew low over midfield, delaying play by 12 minutes. The remote-controlled camera, used for overhead shots, dips up and down over the field until the camera operator can position it.
Miami Dolphin 35-32 Chicago Bears
Tua Tagovailoa threw for three touchdowns, Tyreek Hill had received 143 yards and the Miami Dolphins overcame a rushing effort by Justin Fields.
In a game where neither team did much to stop the other, Dolphins (6-3) had no trouble moving the ball against a burning defense and provided enough play to claim their third win in a row.
Fields ran for 178 yards, the maximum height difference NFL Quarterback in the regular season game. He had a 61-yard touchdown run and threw for three dozen. He also became the first player since at least 1950 with at least a 150-yard dash and three TD passes in the game. His performance ensured that the Bears (3-6) had a chance of late. They got the ball on at 28 after a Miami shot was fired less than three minutes from the end of the game. But in fourth and 10th place in the 42nd minute, Fields threw an incomplete pass to Equimonos St. Brown, for Chicago’s fifth loss in six games.
Green Bay Packers 9-15 Detroit Lions
Aaron Rodgers hit a career high with three interceptions and threw an incomplete pass into fourth from Detroit 17 in the last minute, letting the Lions hold onto the win over the Green Bay Packers.
The Lions team finished (2-6) a losing streak of five consecutive matches.
Al Hazmoun (3-6) has lost five consecutive times for the first time since 2008 when Rodgers, a four-time NFL Player of the Year, was the start of the first year.
Detroit tried to seal the win late in the fourth game when head coach Dan Campbell went on to get him fourth and third from Green Bay 43. Goff’s pass is incomplete. Rodgers failed to capitalize. He converted a fourth and two with an unbalanced lob to Samori Toure, who fumbled out of bounds at Detroit 17. Two-time NFL MVP Rodgers threw four consecutive incomplete passes to end a poor overall game. He was 23 of 42 for 291 yards with a TD and had 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 built a 35-0 lead in the first half and sprinted to victory. Mixon, who has entered the game with three TDs all year, scored four times in the first half alone, the first three on short dash and fourth on a 12-yard pass from Joe Burrow, who has finished 22 for 28 for 206 yards before. He took a seat for Reserve Brandon Allen late in the third quarter.
The Bengals (5-4) recovered from Monday night’s terrible defeat against North Asian rivals Cleveland, jumping over Carolina (2-7) early and dominating the defense. Cincinnati allowed PJ Walker only nine yards and intercepted him twice in the first half, chasing the former XFL quarterback to the bench in favor of Baker Mayfield to start the second.
Seattle Seahawks 31-21 Arizona Cardinals
Geno Smith threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, rookie Kenneth Walker ran third for 109 yards and scored two goals and won the Seattle Seahawks their fourth game in a row. NFC leaders Seattle (6-3) continued their unexpected rise, while the Cardinals (3-6) lost four of five.
Minnesota Vikings 20-17 Washington leaders
Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes, Harrison Smith picked Taylor Hynek to equalize and returned the Minnesota Vikings to beat the Washington captains and extend their winning streak to six.
Playing his first game in Washington as a visitor, Cousins bounced off an interception at the end of the first half and reappeared after one of several big hits he absorbed to drive for 68 yards and finished off with a field goal from Greg Joseph.
Smith’s interception midway through the fourth quarter resulted in the Vikings awarding the ball in the red. Cousins reached out to Dalvin Cook on a 12-yard TD pass, which was one of his best throws in the game and made up for some past errors. He finished 22 of 40 for 265 yards. After an unnecessary rough penalty in the initial field goal attempt that allowed Minnesota to run more time off the clock, Joseph called from 28 yards with 12 seconds left to keep the line running.
Los Angeles Chargers 20-17 Atlanta Falcons
Cameron Decker kicked a field goal at the end of the game three days after signing him as a free agent, blasting a 37-yard shot that lifted the Los Angeles Chargers above the Atlanta Falcons.
Decker also made a 31-yard field goal with a 5:27 left, tying the game at 17. The Texas rookie was signed to the coaching squad Thursday and activated Sunday in place of the injured Dustin Hopkins. This was only Decker’s second game in the NFL – he also made a late and flared strike for the Philadelphia Eagles as an injury substitute in Week 5.
Las Vegas Raiders 20-27 Jacksonville Jaguars
Travis Etienne ran twice for a touchdown and the Jacksonville Jaguars finally won a close match, recovering from a 17-point delay to defeat the Las Vegas Raiders.
It was the second biggest comeback in franchise history for Jaguar (3-6), who jumped from a 21-point pit to defeat the New York Giants in 2014.
The Raiders (2-6), who closed down last week in New Orleans, took control early. They scored in four of their first five possessions and went 20-7 before the break. Davante Adams was unstoppable, collecting nine assists for 146 and two goals in the first 30 minutes. But in the end, Jacksonville tightened up against the five-time Pro Bowler, who had one no-yard reception after the break.
Indianapolis Colts 3-26 New England Patriots
Mac Jones got a touchdown pass, Nick Falk added four field goals and finished the Patriots with nine sacks to help the New England beat the Indianapolis Colts.
The win lifted the Patriots (5-4) above the .500 for the first time this season as they approach farewell week. The Colts have lost (3-5-1) three times in a row and have yet to win a win since signing quarterback Matt Ryan for second-year player Sam Ellinger.
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