The Miami Dolphins’ defense stopped Josh Allen and the Bills late on the goalline in Sunday’s 21-19 win over Buffalo, punter Thomas Morestead held back after he awkwardly kicked a teammate’s ball and out of bounds.
Tua Tagowailoa and the Dolphins were up 3-0 in an AFC East thriller that saw Allen and the Bills try to spike the ball near midfield with a chance to attempt a long, go-ahead field goal as the clock ran out. .
Tagovailoa left the game briefly in the second quarter, appearing to be sidelined by a head injury, but returned after halftime. Allen went to the X-ray room after the game, possibly injured. Coaches have been testing his throwing arm of late.
Miami took the lead with about 10 minutes left in the game, scored a touchdown to make it 21-17, and the Bills faced their first deficit of the season. Despite being sacked and flagged for unnecessary roughness on the next drive, Allen put Buffalo down the field with a 17-play, eight-minute drive. However, Miami’s defense nearly intercepted a pass on the drive and forced a turnover on downs from the two-yard line.
Kansas City Chiefs 17-20 Indianapolis Colts
Matt Ryan threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to rookie quarterback Jelani Woods with 24 seconds left to give the Indianapolis Colts a comeback win against the Kansas City Chiefs.
A week after a stop in Jacksonville, Ryan got his first win with the Colts by connecting with Woods for two Indianapolis touchdowns.
But a 16-play, 76-yard drive, aided by a personal foul call on Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones, snapped a four-game hitting streak following a third-down sack for Indy (1-1-1). Losses late last season.
Ryan completed 27 of 37 for 222 yards in his 225th career start. He was sacked five times and lost two fumbles.
For the Chiefs (2-1), it was a rare September mishap. Mahomes fell to 13-3 in the opening month while going 20 of 35 for 262 yards, a TD and his first interception of the season.
Kansas City had its chances. Matt Amendola missed an extra point in the first half and a 34-yard field goal with 8:38 left. Tommy Townsend made a completion on a fake field goal early in the fourth.
Cincinnati Bengals 27–12 New York Jets
Joe Burrow threw three touchdown passes and the defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals got their first win of the season, past the New York Jets.
After an 0-2 start with a pair of three-point losses, Burrow insisted the Bengals don’t have panic or a Super Bowl hangover. They came out aggressive against the Jets, who fell flat last week after a stunning comeback win in Cleveland. Burrow finished 23 of 36 for 275 yards with TD throws to Samaje Perine, Tyler Boyd and Ja’Mar Chase.
Baltimore Ravens 37–26 New England Patriots
Lamar Jackson threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score to help the Baltimore Ravens hold off the New England Patriots.
New England’s Mack Jones injured his leg less than two minutes into the game, leaping off the field and heading straight to the locker room. He completed 22 of 32 passes for 321 yards, but threw three interceptions. Justin Tucker kicked a 56-yard field goal, the 50th of his career from 50 yards or longer as Baltimore earned their first regular-season win in New England in seven tries.
Jacksonville Jaguars 38-10 Los Angeles Chargers
Trevor Lawrence threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns, James Robinson rushed for 100 yards and a TD and the Jacksonville Jaguars snapped an 18-game road losing streak with a decisive victory over an ailing Justin Herbert and Los Angeles.
Herbert started after being listed as questionable all week with a rib injury. The third-year quarterback passed for 297 yards, but turned it over twice and finished 25 of 45 with a touchdown.
Philadelphia Eagles 24-8 Washington Commanders
DeVonta Smith caught eight passes from Jalen Hurts for 169 yards and a touchdown, Carson Wentz lost his first game against the team that drafted him, and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Washington Commanders to remain unbeaten.
Smith made acrobatic catches down the sideline and on the edge of the end zone for gains of 45 and 44 yards, respectively, and hauled in a fourth-down TD pass to end the first half with no time on the clock. Hurts was 22 of 35 for 340 yards and three touchdowns. Wentz, Philadelphia’s second pick in the 2016 draft in three years, was 25 of 43 for 211 yards, two fumbles and one loss.
Los Angeles Rams 20–12 Arizona Cardinals
Matthew Stafford threw for 249 yards, Cam Akers and Cooper Kupp both scored touchdowns and the Los Angeles Rams used a stellar defensive effort to beat the Arizona Cardinals 20-12. The Rams (2-1) continued their dominance of the NFC West rivalry series, winning 11 of their last 12 games dating back to 2017, including a 34-11 victory in last year’s playoffs.
New Orleans Saints 14-22 Carolina Panthers
Laviska Shenold caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield, Marquis Haynes fumbled 44 yards for a touchdown, and the Carolina Panthers beat the New Orleans Saints to snap a nine-game losing streak. Mayfield threw for 170 yards, Christian McCaffrey ran for 108, and the Panthers (1-2) won at home for the first time since beating the Saints 26-7 on September 19, 2021. Jameis Winston, playing through an injury, finished with 25. 41 passes for 353 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Las Vegas Raiders 22-24 Tennessee Titans
Ryan Tannehill threw for 264 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score, and the Tennessee Titans never trailed, holding off the Las Vegas Raiders for their first win of the season, 24-22. Derrick Henry also ran for 85 yards and a touchdown. Henry had an additional 58 yards as the Titans (1-2) avoided their worst start since 2009, losing their first six games that season. The Raiders (0-3) are off to their worst start since 2018.
Houston Texans 20–23 Chicago Bears
Roquan Smith’s interception of Davis Mills deep in Houston territory set up Cairo Santos’ game-ending field goal, and former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith and the Texans won. Khalil Herbert ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns for Chicago.
The Texans had third-and-one at their 26 when defensive end Angelo Blackson tipped a pass to Rex Burkhead. Smith, who missed practice all week with a groin injury, returned with an interception of 30 runs and 12 runs. Chicago got Herbert running, then dropped the ball twice before Santos nailed a 30-yarder.
Atlanta Falcons 27-23 Seattle Seahawks
Carterelle Patterson rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown, Marcus Mariota threw a 14-yard TD to rookie Drake London in the second half, and the Atlanta Falcons earned their first win of the season. Patterson rumbled for 107 yards in the second half, and the Falcons managed to avoid an 0-3 start for the second time in three seasons. Mariota used the pass game to take possession of the ball in the first half, then Patterson made big plays in the run game.
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