Monday, Oct. 23
Washington at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. EDT. Carson Wentz and the Eagles (5-1) lead the NFC East, are first in the conference and enter having won four straight games, including an impressive 28-23 victory at Carolina. Meanwhile, Kirk Cousins and the Redskins (3-2) look for some revenge after losing to the Eagles at home in Week 1.
— Russell Wilson, Seahawks, went 27 of 39 for 334 yards and three touchdowns to lead Seattle to a 24-7 win over the New York Giants.
— Blake Bortles, Jaguars, threw for 330 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville’s 27-0 victory at Indianapolis.
— Jameis Winston, Buccaneers, had 384 yards passing with three touchdowns and an interception in a losing cause as Tampa Bay fell to Buffalo 30-27.
— Drew Brees, Saints, went 27 of 38 for 331 yards with a TD and two INTs in New Orleans’ 26-17 win at Green Bay.
— Dak Prescott, Cowboys, tossed three touchdown passes in Dallas’ 40-10 rout of the 49ers in San Francisco.
— Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys, ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a 72-yard TD pass to help Dallas rout San Francisco 40-10.
— Le’Veon Bell, Steelers, had 134 yards on 35 carries and added three catches for 58 yards in Pittsburgh’s 29-14 win over Cincinnati.
— Aaron Jones, Packers, rushed for a career-best 131 yards on 17 carries and added a TD in Green Bay’s 26-17 loss to New Orleans.
— T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars, helped fill in for the injured Leonard Fournette by running for 122 yards and a score on just nine carries in Jacksonville’s 27-0 win at Indianapolis.
— Latavius Murray, Vikings, ran for 113 yards and a TD on 18 carries in Minnesota’s 24-16 victory over Baltimore.
— LeSean McCoy, Bills, had two TD runs and rushed for 91 yards on 23 attempts in Buffalo’s 30-27 win over Tampa Bay.
— Ted Ginn Jr., Saints, had seven catches for 141 yards in New Orleans’ 26-17 win at Green Bay.
— O.J. Howard, Buccaneers, caught two touchdown passes and finished with six catches for 98 yards in Tampa Bay’s 30-27 loss at Buffalo.
— Kenny Stills, Dolphins, had two TD receptions to help Miami rally past the New York Jets 31-28.
— Doug Baldwin, Seahawks, made nine catches for 92 and a touchdown in Seattle’s 24-7 win over New York Giants.
— Deonte Thompson, Bills, had four catches for 107 yards to help Buffalo to a 30-27 win over Tampa Bay.
— Stephen Hauschka, Bills, kicked a 30-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining to help Buffalo beat Tampa Bay 30-27.
— Travis Benjamin, Chargers, returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown in Los Angeles’ 21-0 win over Denver.
— Cody Parkey, Dolphins, kicked a 39-yard field goal with 22 seconds to go to give Miami its first lead of the game — and the win — in a 31-28 victory over the New York Jets.
— Kai Forbath, Vikings, kicked six field goals to lift Minnesota to a 24-16 victory over Baltimore.
— Ryan Succop, Titans, made his fourth field goal of the game — a 47-yarder with 1:55 left in overtime — to extend his NFL record for makes inside 50 yards to 55 straight and sent Tennessee past Cleveland 12-9.
— Eddie Jackson, Bears, became the first player in NFL history with multiple defensive touchdowns of 75 or more yards in the same game, running back a fumble recovery 75 yards and returning an interception 76 in Chicago’s 17-3 win over Carolina.
— Kevin Byard, Titans, had three interceptions in Tennessee’s 12-9 overtime win at Cleveland.
— Tre’Davious White, Bills, forced and recovered a fumble to set up Stephen Hauschka’s 30-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining in Buffalo’s 30-27 victory over Tampa Bay.
— Cameron Wake, Dolphins, had 2½ sacks in Miami’s 31-28 win over the New York Jets.
— Yannick Ngakoue, Jaguars, had 2½ of Jacksonville’s franchise record-tying 10 sacks in a 27-0 rout at Indianapolis.
STREAKS & STATS
Buffalo’s Stephen Hauschka tied an NFL record by making 12 consecutive field goals from 50 yards or longer by hitting a 52-yarder in the Bills’ 30-27 win over Tampa Bay. The record is shared by Blair Walsh, Robbie Gould, Justin Tucker and Matt Prater. Hauschka has not missed an attempt from beyond 50 yards since missing a 50- and 52-yarder in a 35-6 win over Arizona on Dec. 21, 2014. … Jacksonville matched its franchise record with 10 sacks in a 27-0 win at Indianapolis. Jacksonville joined the 1984 Chicago Bears and 1967 Oakland Raiders as the only teams to record 10 or more sacks twice in the same season. The Jaguars, who also had 10 against Houston in the season opener, also got their first shutout since a 41-0 victory over the New York Jets on Oct. 8, 2006. Indy was shut out for the first time since a 41-0 loss to the Jets in a playoff game on Jan. 4, 2003. … With his first catch in Arizona’s 33-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at London’s Twickenham Stadium, a 16-yard reception on the fourth play from scrimmage, Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald has now caught a pass in the NFL in 40 different stadiums. … The Los Angeles Chargers beat Denver 21-0, sending the Broncos to the franchise’s first shutout defeat since a 24-0 loss to the Los Angeles Raiders on Nov. 22, 1992. … Jones’ 1-yard touchdown reception with 4:09 to go ended the schneid, and he hurled the football high into the mist as if to say “at last.”
Eddie Jackson became the first player to score multiple defensive TDs of 75 yards or more in a game, leading the Chicago Bears to a 17-3 victory over the Carolina Panthers. He’s also the only rookie in NFL history with two 75-yard defensive touchdowns in a season. He ran back a fumble recovery 75 yards on the game’s opening possession and returned an interception of Cam Newton 76 yards for a score early in the second quarter to give Chicago a 14-0 lead. He became the first Bears player since Fred Evans in 1948 — and the first NFL player since Tennessee’s Zach Brown in 2012 — with two defensive TDs in a game. … Tennessee’s Ryan Succop extended his NFL record for makes inside 50 yards to 55 straight with a 47-yarder with 1:55 left in overtime to lift the Titans past Cleveland 12-9 in overtime. … New Orleans’ Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass in the Saints’ 26-17 win at Green Bay, adding another milestone to his impressive 17-year career by becoming the fourth player in NFL history with at least 500 touchdown tosses, including the playoffs. He joined Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Tom Brady. … Minnesota’s Kai Forbath kicked six field goals and Justin Tucker had three for Baltimore in the Vikings’ 24-16 win, with the nine combined field goals tying an NFL record for most in a game.
In a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl, the New England Patriots kept on keeping on against the Atlanta Falcons with 23-7 victory. They extended their consecutive points streak vs. Atlanta to 54 before allowing Julio Jones’ 1-yard touchdown reception with 4:09 to go. New England scored the final 31 points to win the NFL championship in February. Jones’ TD also ended a streak in which Atlanta allowed 43 consecutive points to opponents, including 20 straight points in last week’s loss to Miami, and then 23 in a row to New England.
Dallas lost kicker Dan Bailey to a right groin injury in the first half of its 40-10 win at San Francisco, forcing coach Jason Garrett to scramble a bit. Dallas went for the 2-point conversion following their first TD after Bailey’s injury and couldn’t convert. Safety Jeff Heath handled the kickoff duties after that and reached the goal line on his first kick. Heath got his shot at extra points in the second half and made two out of three. Heath is the first non-kicker or punter to make multiple extra points in a game since former Houston linebacker and current Packers GM Ted Thompson made four in 1980.
Chicago rookie safety Eddie Jackson became the first player to score multiple defensive TDs of 75 yards or more in a game, leading the Chicago Bears to a 17-3 victory over the Carolina Panthers. He’s also the only rookie in NFL history with two 75-yard defensive touchdowns in a season. Jackson’s big day came exactly one year after he broke his leg playing for Alabama against Texas A&M. Jackson ran back a fumble recovery 75 yards on the game’s opening possession and returned an interception of Cam Newton 76 yards for a score early in the second quarter to give Chicago a 14-0 lead. He became the first Bears player since Fred Evans in 1948 — and the first NFL player since Tennessee’s Zach Brown in 2012 — with two defensive TDs in a game.
Ezekiel Elliott gained 219 yards from scrimmage and tied a career high with three touchdowns just days after a legal reprieve put his suspension on hold and the Dallas Cowboys beat the winless San Francisco 49ers 40-10. Elliott was granted his second temporary restraining order on Tuesday, putting his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations on hold and then gave the Cowboys a big boost on the field. He matched his season total of rushing touchdowns with two in the first quarter and then took a short pass from Dak Prescott 72 yards for another touchdown on Dallas’ first possession of the second half to put the 49ers away. Elliott ran for 147 yards on 26 carries to go with the big catch, setting a career high in scrimmage yards in a game.
SHADY SEES DAYLIGHT
Buffalo’s LeSean McCoy had two touchdown runs in a 30-27 win over Tampa Bay to end a six-game scoreless drought that matched the longest of his career and dated to the final game of last season.
Brett Hundley, making his first NFL start in place of the injured Aaron Rodgers, rushed for 44 yards on three carries, including a 14-yard touchdown run, but finished 12 of 25 for 87 yards in the 26-17 loss to New Orleans. Rodgers is out indefinitely with a broken right collarbone. … Matt Moore replaced an injured Jay Cutler and threw two touchdown passes in the final 12 minutes to lead the Miami Dolphins to a comeback victory over the New York Jets. Cutler left the game due to a chest injury with his team trailing 21-14. After the Jets took a two-touchdown lead, Moore threw scoring passes to Kenny Stills covering 28 and 2 yards to tie it.
IRON MAN STOPPED
Cleveland left tackle Joe Thomas sustained a serious injury to his left triceps and could miss the remainder of another losing season for the Browns. The 10-time Pro Bowler had played 10,363 consecutive snaps when he was forced to leave the field in the third quarter of a 12-9 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. He will undergo an MRI on Monday, but it’s safe to assume that the 32-year-old will miss weeks if not months.
Miami erased a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit and rallied to beat the New York Jets 31-28. It was the second consecutive comeback win by the Dolphins, who overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half a week ago for an upset victory at Atlanta. They’ve won 12 games in a row when the margin is seven points or fewer. The NFL record is 14 consecutive games.
Cleveland’s quarterback issues remain uncertain after DeShone Kizer started after a one-week benching because of turnovers — and then was benched again. He threw two picks before coach Hue Jackson had seen enough, pulling him for Cody Kessler, who was inactive for the first six games after making eight starts last season as a rookie. Kizer was 12 of 20 for 114 yards. Kessler 10 of 19 for 121.
Adrian Peterson, in his second game for Arizona since being acquired via a trade with the New Orleans Saints, was held to just 21 yards on 11 carries in the Cardinals’ 33-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. It was a contrast from a week ago, when he ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Tampa Bay.
The Los Angeles Rams’ 33-0 shutout of the Arizona Cardinals marked the second time in as many games in Britain that an opponent has failed to score. The Saints defeated the Miami Dolphins 20-0 at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 1 — the 18th game held in the country. Los Angeles had not shut out an opponent since a 24-0 road victory against the Washington Redskins on Dec. 7, 2014, while the Cardinals had not failed to score since a 58-0 loss at Seattle on Dec. 9, 2012.
Pittsburgh rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had a 31-yard touchdown catch in the Steelers’ 29-14 win over Cincinnati. Smith-Schuster, who doesn’t turn 21 until Nov. 22, has three career touchdown receptions — the most in NFL history by a player before his 21st birthday.
Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer broke his left arm in a 33-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium, leaving Drew Stanton to take over after the team returns from its bye week. Palmer will require surgery on the arm and coach Bruce Arians said he expects the quarterback to miss eight weeks. … Cleveland left tackle Joe Thomas sustained a serious injury to his left triceps and could miss the remainder of the season. The 10-time Pro Bowler had played 10,363 consecutive snaps when he was forced to leave the field in the third quarter of a 12-9 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. … Miami quarterback Jay Cutler left the Dolphins’ 31-28 win over the New York Jets with what is believed to be a cracked rib that will force him to miss at least one start. … Baltimore wide receiver Mike Wallace left the Ravens’ 24-16 loss at Minnesota with a concussion and did not return. … Dallas kicker Dan Bailey suffered a groin injury in the Cowboys’ 40-10 win at San Francisco and didn’t return.
“It’s kind of unbelievable. I thought he was a superhuman, where nothing could happen to him. There were about 30 seconds out there where I teared up. It’s tough because he’s the best player on our team.” — Cleveland left guard Joel Bitonio on teammate Joe Thomas, who had played 10,363 consecutive snaps when he was forced to leave the field in the third quarter of a 12-9 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans with a triceps injury that could sideline him the rest of the season.
“I don’t want to think about it. It makes me sick. To come out on the road and get going like we did and then finish it like that is frustrating.” — Josh McCown after the New York Jets blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead and fell to the Miami Dolphins 31-28.