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Cowboys CB Brown lost for the season

Cowboys CB Brown lost for the season

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown will undergo season-ending triceps surgery, coach Jason Garrett announced Monday.

Brown was injured in Sunday's 35-27 road victory against the Detroit Lions.

Eligible to become a unrestricted free agent, Brown may have played his last game for the Cowboys.

The 25-year-old Brown has 17 tackles (11 solo) and no interceptions in nine games (four starts) this season. Overall, he has 172 tackles and four interceptions in 56 games in four seasons with Dallas.

Also, Cowboys right tackle La'el Collins has a left knee injury. Garrett said the injury was similar to one Collins had earlier this season that caused him to miss one game.

Bears' Nagy: Pulling Trubisky 'zero to do' with performance

Bears' Nagy: Pulling Trubisky 'zero to do' with performance

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy insisted Monday that pulling quarterback Mitchell Trubisky from Sunday night's game had "zero to do with his play."

Nagy said Trubisky has a right hip pointer injury that occurred near the end of the second quarter of Chicago's 17-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

"It was completely based off the injury that he had last night and where he's at," Nagy said at a press conference.

Trubisky was 24-of-43 passing for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception before being removed in favor of Chase Daniel.

Nagy was seen chatting with Trubisky shortly before the 25-year-old was pulled.

"I wanted him to know, coming from me, that he needs to be brutally honest with me in regards to his pain and where he's at," Nagy said. "I sat there and I told him, 'Listen, we appreciate your toughness, we appreciate you being as tough as you can possibly can be and wanting to stay in the game, but I need to be able to make a decision.'"

Nagy said Trubisky's hip stiffened up in the second half. He said it got to the point where the quarterback couldn't even sit on the bench.

Nagy said he sometimes has to protect Trubisky from himself due to the player's toughness.

Told there was skepticism surrounding Trubisky's injury and subsequent removal, Nagy reiterated it was a health issue that prompted the change in quarterbacks.

Nagy said Trubisky will start Sunday's home game against the New York Giants if he's healthy.

Trubisky has passed for 1,580 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He was the second overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Daniel was 1-of-4 passing for nine yards after replacing Trubisky.

Browns' Garrett to appeal, taking shot at junk defense

Browns' Garrett to appeal, taking shot at junk defense

Suspended Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett plans to appeal his indefinite suspension at a hearing with James Thrash on Wednesday.

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Garrett intends to argue he was provoked by a shot to the groin from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph.

Garrett was suspended Friday by the NFL, a ban that spans the postseason and set a new standard for punishment stemming from in-game conduct. In Thursday's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Garrett ripped Rudolph's helmet off of the quarterback's head. As the confrontation continued, Rudolph lunged at Garrett. Garrett reared back and, using Rudolph's helmet, struck Rudolph atop the unprotected head.

Thrash is expected to render his decision on the appeal the same day, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, and Garrett plans to plead his case in person.

Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said Garrett was definitely in self-defense mode on Thursday. Rudolph was fined, not suspended, for his role in escalating the incident.

"Of course he was," Richardson said of Garrett defending himelf. "If a guy scratching at your face, what you going to? The helmet is overboard, let's get that clear. But defending yourself, I don't blame him for defending (himself) at all."

Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens said the Browns "stand by" Garrett despite the poor decision.

"There's no excuse for that to happen on a football field," Kitchens said. "I know that. Myles knows that. All the players in the locker room know that. That's it. There's no excuse. But, in saying that, we're going to support Myles Garrett going forward in any way that he needs support."

According to multiple reports, at least 10 players -- including some who left the bench area to join the fracas -- have been issued fines.

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was suspended three games for kicking and punching Garrett after the helmet was used to hammer Rudolph. Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was suspended one game. His appeal was heard Monday.

Ravens QB Jackson now MVP favorite in Vegas

Ravens QB Jackson now MVP favorite in Vegas

Lamar Jackson's latest jaw-dropping performance did more than just extend Baltimore's winning streak to six and move the Ravens closer to a first-round playoff bye.

It also made Jackson the odds-on favorite to win NFL MVP for the first time this season.

According ESPN, Caesars Sportsbook in Las Vegas has Jackson at +140 (or 7-5 odds), followed by Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson at +200 (2-1).

From there, the field -- with the top six all quarterbacks -- takes a sharp drop with Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers third at +900 (9-1), followed by Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes (+1000, 10-1), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins (+1500, 15-1) and Houston's Deshaun Watson (+2000, 20-1).

DraftKings has similar numbers, with Jackson in the lead at +170 (17-10) and Wilson at +200. Rodgers (+900), Watson (+900) and Mahomes (+1200) round out the top five there. A pair of running backs -- Carolina's Christian McCaffrey and the Vikings' Dalvin Cook -- come in better than 30-1 at +2000 and +2500, respectively, at DraftKings.

The Ravens thrashed the Texans on Sunday, 41-7, in what was supposed to be a matchup of Super Bowl contenders with similarly dynamic quarterbacks in Jackson and Watson. Instead, Jackson threw for 222 yards and four touchdowns while adding another 86 yards on the ground.

Watson, on the other hand, threw for 169 yards with no scores and an interception, and the Texans didn't get on the board until they were down 34-0 halfway through the fourth quarter.

The win moved the Ravens to 8-2 while dropping the Texans to 6-4 and into a first-place tie with Indianapolis in the AFC South.

Jackson opened the NFL regular season at 100-1 to win the award, even odds with Chicago outside linebacker Khalil Mack and Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott at Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.

Colts RB Mack, S Willis ruled out for Thursday

Colts RB Mack, S Willis ruled out for Thursday

The Indianapolis Colts won't have running back Marlon Mack or safety Khari Willis for Thursday night's key AFC South clash with the Houston Texans.

Both starters were injured during Sunday's 33-13 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Mack suffered a broken right hand during the third quarter after rushing 14 times for 109 yards and a touchdown. He had surgery Monday but there is no timetable for his return.

Mack, 23, ranks fifth in the NFL with 862 rushing yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry with four scores in 10 games.

Willis developed concussion symptoms after the game and is now in the league's concussion protocol, coach Frank Reich confirmed.

The 2019 fourth-round pick ranks seventh among rookies with 44 tackles through 10 games. He also has two tackles for loss and one pass defensed.

The Colts (6-4) and Texans (6-4) are tied for the division lead entering Thursday's game in Houston. Indianapolis won the first meeting, 30-23, in Week 7.

Film Study: Did Raiders find future star in DE Crosby?

Film Study: Did Raiders find future star in DE Crosby?

After piling up four sacks Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders rookie defensive end Maxx Crosby has 6.5 this season, all since Week 5.

That's tied -- with Joey Bosa -- for sixth in the NFL over that span.

A fourth-round pick from Eastern Michigan, Crosby is certainly outplaying his draft status. Let's dig into the tape to explore what he's done, and what he could become.

--Sunday's four-pack

Four-sack games inherently require some luck, but Crosby's quartet was no fluke. His third sack was easy (he was unblocked off a Bengals bootleg) but the others were earned with nifty moves.

First, Crosby cross-chopped past Bengals left tackle John Jerry, using his left (inside) hand to "chop" Jerry's left (outside) arm downward. That made Jerry lurch forward and cleared the edge for Crosby to dip around it.

Interior pressure caused Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley to fade and drift to his right, making Crosby's angle easier, and he maximized the opportunity by stripping Finley.

Two plays into the fourth quarter, Crosby victimized Jerry in a different way. Jerry helped briefly on interior rusher Dion Jordan, then kicked out to Crosby, who exploited the late movement. Crosby bull-rushed to maintain Jerry's momentum upfield -- getting Jerry hopping on one foot -- before shedding inside to wrap up Finley.

Crosby's final sack was ad-libbed on the Bengals' second-to-last play. Lined up opposite Jerry, Crosby saw running back Giovani Bernard aligned to chip him outside. When Bernard did, Crosby quickly redirected inside, looping around defensive tackle Maurice Hurst and coming free to snare Finley's legs.

This wasn't a planned stunt (or "game") -- Hurst's rush was traditional -- but rather a "natural game" that gave Jerry no chance. Crosby's rush would have been picked up if the center slid his way, and Finley could have escaped left (Crosby's responsibility to contain). But the sudden, instinctive move paid off.

Crosby disrupted four other dropbacks -- two with hand-swipe-to-rip moves outside where Finley stepped up and away; one bull rush into a club-rip move outside to get a hand on Finley; and a bull rush that flushed Finley before the game-sealing interception.

--Recognition in run defense

Despite the sacks, Crosby was exploited at times by the Bengals' ground game, which entered ranked 29th in yards per carry (3.33).

Most came on perimeter runs. On three pitches/sweeps, Crosby recognized late and was pinned inside, including a 30-yard run -- the Bengals' longest rush all season. Likewise, he was slow off the snap and late recognizing an 18-yard jet sweep his way.

Crosby also way overpursued from the backside of Joe Mixon's 3-yard touchdown run, loping down the line instead of closing Mixon's angle. He should have had a tackle for loss but instead lost contain.

These mistakes are common for rookies, but not the norm for Crosby. Given his shakiness as a run defender in college, he's actually impressed in that area in the pros.

--Physical and technical development

Perhaps most surprising about Crosby's rookie season is how quickly he's changed his body.

Crosby said he finished his final college season at 240 pounds, and it showed in his limited play strength, both as a bull rusher and run defender. He was up to 255 by the combine -- and still shined in testing (more on that later) -- and 266 by training camp.

That sort of transformation is exceedingly rare for a rookie, especially from a smaller school. It's much more common after a player has had a full offseason in an NFL strength and conditioning program.

The fact that it's already happened for Crosby is huge, accelerating his development in other areas. He has an improved anchor and is throwing his body around, rag-dolling tight ends at times and creating havoc when he's the aggressor.

Crosby has also shown improved hand usage, regularly swatting O-linemen's arms and repositioning for leverage, unlike most rookies.

--What can he become?

Crosby dominated the combine, testing in the 90th-plus percentile in the 40-yard dash, vertical and broad jumps, 3-cone drill and 20- and 60-yard shuttles. His weight -- since boosted -- was his biggest concern, and his wingspan (81") made up for relatively short arms (32 7/8").

Those numbers show up on tape, though not as traditionally as you'd expect. Crosby isn't exactly twitchy -- he's actually a bit clunky, a long-strider with build-up speed. He's not cat-quick laterally, but he's very smooth redirecting, with good balance and bend.

Crosby's wingspan also pops off the tape. Despite shorter arms, he shows a wide radius for snagging ball carriers, and his reach can ward off O-linemen's arms or get into their chest first.

Given the physical tools and sharp development curve, it's tempting to say Crosby is destined for stardom. That's not out of the question, but it's also important to maintain context.

All of his pressure Sunday came against either Jerry -- a career-long guard playing left tackle -- or Bobby Hart, who allowed 11.5 sacks in 2018. Those two made up 40 percent of the New York Giants' disastrous O-line from 2015-17.

Likewise, Crosby's standout Week 10 performance -- half-sack, three QB hits, one pass defensed and one interception forced-- came against the Los Angeles Chargers' woeful tackles. He'll face tougher tests in the Chiefs and Titans in Weeks 13 and 14 (though he also gets the Jets, Chargers and Broncos down the stretch).

Crosby may develop into a threat against top opponents down the line. For now, it's clear the Raiders have something, which is much more than they've been able to say since Khalil Mack was traded.

NFL adjusts Week 13 schedule, Raiders-Chiefs into spotlight slot

NFL adjusts Week 13 schedule, Raiders-Chiefs into spotlight slot

An AFC West showdown at Arrowhead Stadium was bumped into the featured spot in the NFL Week 13 game lineup.

The league announced Monday that the Dec. 1 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders was moved to the 4:25 p.m. ET time slot on CBS. Both teams are 6-4 entering the Chiefs' game in Mexico City on Monday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Bumped from that slot on CBS, the Cleveland Browns-Pittsburgh Steelers game will be played at 1 p.m. ET.

Week 13 includes three Thursday games on Thanksgiving, starting with the Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Buffalo Bills in the afternoon game and a primetime pairing between the host Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.

Kansas City beat the Raiders 28-10 in their first meeting of the season in Week 2.

Jaguars sign veteran TE O'Leary

Jaguars sign veteran TE O'Leary

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed veteran tight end Nick O'Leary on Monday, according to his agents.

O'Leary, 27, was released by the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 29.

The Jaguars were short-handed at the position after rookie tight end Josh Oliver left Sunday's 33-13 loss at Indianapolis with a back injury. Seth DeValve missed the game with an injured oblique.

O'Leary caught four passes for 37 yards in seven games (two starts) with Miami this season. He has 44 catches for 596 yards and three touchdowns in 54 games (21 starts) with the Dolphins (2018-19) and Buffalo Bills (2015-17).

Oliver, 22, suffered small fractures in his back and could be out for several weeks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The third-round pick from San Jose State has three receptions for 15 yards in four games.

DeValve, 26, has six catches for 68 yards in nine games (five starts) in his first season with the Jaguars. He spent the previous three years with the Cleveland Browns, catching 48 passes for 596 yards and four scores in 41 games (10 starts).

Bears QB Trubisky leaves late with hip injury

Bears QB Trubisky leaves late with hip injury

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was pulled late in the fourth quarter Sunday night because of what the team described as a hip injury.

"He just wasn't feeling right," Bears coach Matt Nagy told reporters. "His hip was hurting him."

Trubisky finished 24 of 43 for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He was replaced by Chase Daniel, who completed one of four passes for nine yards in the Bears' 17-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

The quarterback change prompted speculation that Nagy had benched Trubisky, particularly after cameras showed the two men huddled closely in conversation. Trubisky never was shown meeting with medical personnel, and he stood on the sideline for the remainder of the game before walking on the field afterward to shake hands with Rams players before heading to the locker room.

Nagy said Trubisky was injured several series before being pulled from the game, but he tried to play through the pain.

"He had an earlier deal where he landed on it," Nagy said.

The injury affected Trubisky's ability to throw, particularly on passing plays to the left, the coach said.

"I finally pulled him aside," Nagy said. "I said, 'Listen, here's the deal. We've got to know. You've got to be honest with us about where you're at.'"

At that point, Nagy said, Trubisky acknowledged his hip was bothering him.

Nagy said it was too soon to know how Trubisky's injury would affect his status for next week.

Gurley, Rams outlast Bears in defensive battle

Gurley, Rams outlast Bears in defensive battle

Todd Gurley matched a season high with 97 yards rushing and scored a touchdown, Malcom Brown added a score, and the Los Angeles Rams returned home to earn a 17-7 victory Sunday in a defensive tussle against the Chicago Bears.

The elite Rams defense, behind tackle Aaron Donald, held the Bears scoreless in the first half and kept Chicago to 193 yards passing and 74 yards rushing. The Bears missed field goals on two of their first three possessions.

Jared Goff passed for 173 yards but it was enough for the Rams (6-4) to win for the third time in their past four games following a three-game losing streak.

Mitchell Trubisky passed for 190 yards as the Bears (4-6) lost for the fifth time in their past six games. Chase Daniel took over at quarterback for the Bears with just over three minutes remaining, moving the team just 6 yards on its final possession. The Bears later announced that Trubisky had a hip injury.

Playing in their first game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since Oct. 13, the Rams showed flashes of a revived running game behind a makeshift offensive line that included rookies David Edwards and Bobby Evans. The Rams were missing three starters on the line because of injuries.

Scoring chances still were hard to come by as the Rams took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on a 38-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein.

Los Angeles finally ended a touchdown-scoring drought in the second quarter when Gurley reached the end zone on a 1-yard run after a 50-yard pass from Goff to Cooper Kupp that took the ball to the 1-yard line. The Rams had gone 23 consecutive possessions without a TD.

Behind their own dominating defense, the Bears finally reached the end zone midway through the third quarter when Trubisky hit Tarik Cohen on a 14-yard scoring strike to cut their deficit to 10-7.

The Rams held on despite gaining just one first down in their first five possessions of the second half and having a 51-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter wiped out because of a penalty for an improper formation.

The Rams put the game away when Brown scored on a 5-yard run with 3:35 remaining to cap a 76-yard drive.

The Rams were without starting wide receivers Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Robert Woods (personal issue).

Bengals WR Tate carted off after scary hit

Bengals WR Tate carted off after scary hit

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate was taken off the field on a stretcher after he was hit in the head while making a catch against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

Tate flashed two thumbs up from his position on the stretcher before he was taken to the locker room. His helmet remained on but the team's medical staff cut off his facemask before strapping him on to a backboard.

The 22-year-old from Florida State was injured while making a 20-yard reception in the fourth quarter. He absorbed a hard hit from behind by Raiders safety Curtis Riley but held on to the ball.

Players on both teams kneeled while Tate stayed down on the ground after the hit.

Tate has 30 receptions for 427 yards and one touchdown.

NFL roundup: Vikings survive Broncos on 20-point rally

NFL roundup: Vikings survive Broncos on 20-point rally

The Minnesota Vikings made up for three bad quarters of football with a dominant one on Sunday.

Kirk Cousins was 29-of-35 passing for 319 yards and three touchdowns to lead Minnesota to a come-from-behind 27-23 home win over the Denver Broncos.

The Vikings (8-3) trailed 20-0 at halftime and 23-7 after three quarters, but scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally and win for the sixth time in their past seven games. Cousins hit Kyle Rudolph for a 32-yard touchdown pass with 6:01 remaining to give the Vikings a 27-23 lead, their first of the game.

Denver (3-7) took the ball and put together a 19-play drive to the Minnesota 4-yard line in the final seconds, but the Broncos couldn't connect on three consecutive passing plays before time ran out.

Patriots 17, Eagles 10

Wide receiver Julian Edelman threw a touchdown pass, Nick Folk kicked three field goals and visiting New England scored 17 unanswered points to defeat Philadelphia in their first meeting since the Eagles won Super Bowl LII.

The win clinched the 19th consecutive winning season for the Patriots (9-1), one behind the Dallas Cowboys' all-time record of 20 from 1966-85. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finished 26 of 47 for 216 yards.

Quarterback Carson Wentz was 20 of 40 for 214 yards and a touchdown pass to Dallas Goedert, but the Eagles dropped back to .500 at 5-5 and had their two-game winning streak snapped.

Ravens 41, Texans 7

Lamar Jackson passed for four touchdowns and produced 308 total yards as Baltimore turned a high-profile matchup with Houston into a rout at home.

Though the Ravens (8-2) failed to score on their opening drive for just the second time this season, Jackson caught fire with two long second-quarter scoring drives that provided Baltimore a 14-0 halftime lead, en route to its sixth consecutive win. The Ravens' top-ranked rushing offense finished with 263 yards on 7.3 yards per carry.

Deshaun Watson passed for 169 yards and was sacked six times. Carlos Hyde scampered 41 yards for a score with 7:10 remaining in the game to help Houston avoid the shutout.

49ers 36, Cardinals 26

Jimmy Garoppolo passed for a career-high 424 yards and tied a career high with four touchdowns, including the game-winning 25-yard score to Jeff Wilson Jr. with 31 seconds remaining, as host San Francisco rallied past Arizona in Santa Clara, Calif.

The 49ers overcame a 16-point deficit, beating the Cardinals for the second time in three weeks. San Francisco (9-1) rebounded from its only loss on Monday night to take a one-game lead over idle Seattle (8-2) in the NFC West.

Larry Fitzgerald and Pharoh Cooper had touchdown receptions for the Cardinals (3-7-1), who have lost a season-high four in a row entering a bye week.

Cowboys 35, Lions 27

Dak Prescott threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns, while Ezekiel Elliott added a pair of TDs as visiting Dallas notched a victory over short-handed Detroit.

Prescott completed 29 of 46 passes, while surpassing 400 yards for the third time this season, and Michael Gallup caught nine passes for 148 yards as the Cowboys (6-4) remained in first place in the NFC East.

The Cowboys have won three of their last four games since a three-game losing streak, rebounding from a defeat at home against the Vikings last Sunday.

Saints 34, Buccaneers 17

Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes, and visiting New Orleans recorded four interceptions of Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston.

Brees completed 28 of 35 passes for 228 yards. Michael Thomas, the leading receiver in the NFL, caught eight of Brees' passes for 114 yards and a touchdown that helped the Saints (8-2) build a 20-0 lead.

The Buccaneers (3-7) pulled within 20-10 when Matt Gay kicked a 55-yard field goal on the first possession of the second half, but Brees responded on the ensuing possession with a 75-yard drive that ended with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr.

Colts 33, Jaguars 13

Jonathan Williams rushed for 116 yards, and Marlon Mack ran for 109 yards and a touchdown as Indianapolis beat visiting Jacksonville to move into a first-place tie in the AFC South with Houston.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett ran and threw for a touchdown in the third quarter in a successful return from a knee injury that forced him to sit out last week's 16-12 loss to Miami. Brissett completed 15 of 24 passes for 148 yards for the Colts (6-4).

It wasn't quite as nice a return for quarterback Nick Foles, making his first start for Jacksonville (4-6) since suffering a broken clavicle in a Week 1 loss to Kansas City. Foles hit on 33 of 47 passes for 296 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Falcons 29, Panthers 3

Atlanta intercepted four passes and defeated a second NFC South rival in as many weeks, clobbering host Carolina in Charlotte, N.C.

Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 311 yards and a touchdown, and the Falcons took advantage of some stellar work on special teams, including a 78-yard punt-return touchdown by Kenjon Barner.

A week after knocking off the New Orleans Saints on the road, the Falcons (3-7) didn't give Carolina quarterback Kyle Allen many open looks. Allen, who had never lost at home when starting for the Panthers, finished 31 of 50 for 325 yards with four interceptions.

Raiders 17, Bengals 10

Derek Carr threw one touchdown pass and ran for a second score as Oakland used a strong defensive performance to hold off visiting Cincinnati.

Josh Jacobs rushed for 112 yards on 23 carries. The Raiders' defense limited the Bengals to a total of 246 yards en route to a third consecutive win that completed a homestand hat trick after a rough travel start to the season.

Carr finished 25 of 29 for 292 yards with the one score and one interception. The interception, by the Bengals' Jessie Bates III, was the first thrown by Carr in his last four games.

Bills 37, Dolphins 20

Josh Allen passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Buffalo defeated host Miami.

Allen completed 21 of 33 passes for 256 yards with no interceptions. His top receiver was John Brown, who is from the Miami area and caught nine passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Brown also recovered a Buffalo fumble.

Jakeem Grant's 101-yard kick-return touchdown was a highlight for the Dolphins, but it wasn't enough as the Bills (7-3) swept their two-game season series with Miami (2-8). Grant also ran for a 7-yard touchdown and had 237 total yards.

Jets 34, Redskins 17

Sam Darnold threw a career-high four touchdown passes as visiting New York cruised past Washington to win a second consecutive game for the first time since Oct. 7-14, 2018.

The Redskins (1-9) have lost four straight but snapped a franchise-record touchdown drought of 254 minutes and 49 seconds when rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Derrius Guice in the fourth quarter.

Darnold finished 19 of 30 for 293 yards. Le'Veon Bell rushed 18 times for 59 yards and scored a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Jets (3-7). Safety Jamal Adams recorded three sacks.

Lions' Flowers, Ragnow suffer head injuries

Lions' Flowers, Ragnow suffer head injuries

Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers and center Frank Ragnow are in the NFL concussion protocol, stemming from head injuries suffered during Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Both players left during the fourth quarter. Flowers had suffered a leg injury earlier in the contest but returned before leaving for good later.

Safety Tracy Walker also went down with a knee injury. He was playing for the first time since being hurt Oct. 27 against the New York Giants.

Lions coach Matt Patricia didn't know if Walker's injury was a new one or an aggravation of the recent ailment.

"We had done a couple of things with him through the course of the week and just really saw everything look normal from a physical standpoint," Patricia said afterward. "So had a couple packages that we thought would be good for him to be in."

Punt returner Jamal Agnew (ankle) and fullback Nick Bawden (knee) also departed with injuries.

Detroit also played without quarterback Matthew Stafford (back) for the second straight game. An ESPN report says Stafford could miss another month due to fractured bones.

The Lions (3-6-1) have lost three straight games and six of their past seven.

Patriots defeat Eagles to clinch 19th straight winning season

Patriots defeat Eagles to clinch 19th straight winning season

Wide receiver Julian Edelman threw a touchdown pass, Nick Folk kicked three field goals and the visiting New England Patriots scored 17 unanswered points to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 17-10 on Sunday.

The win clinched the 19th consecutive winning season for the Patriots (9-1), one behind the Dallas Cowboys' all-time record of 20 from 1966-85.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was 26 of 47 for 216 yards.

Quarterback Carson Wentz was 20 of 40 for 214 yards and a touchdown pass to Dallas Goedert but the Eagles dropped back to .500 at 5-5 and had their two-game winning streak snapped.

The Eagles went ahead 10-0 with 12:36 left in the second quarter following a 14-play, 95-yard drive that lasted 9:33. On the final play, Goedert caught what appeared to be a 5-yard touchdown pass from Wentz though the play was ruled an interception as New England's Jonathan Jones took the ball away. Officials reviewed the play and overturned the call on the field, extending Wentz's streak to 13 straight games with a touchdown pass.

The 95-yard drive was the longest allowed by New England in the regular season in eight years.

Folk kicked field goals of 35, 22 and 39 yards for the Patriots' nine first-half points. Brady was 11 of 25 in the first half, setting a dubious career high for most incompletions in the first half with 14.

Philadelphia starting right tackle Lane Johnson left with a concussion and was ruled out for the remainder of the game as the Eagles took a 10-9 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Patriots took the opening kickoff of the third quarter and marched 84 yards in 10 plays, capped by a trick play as Edelman received the lateral from Brady and tossed a 15-yard touchdown to Phillip Dorsett. James White converted the two-point conversion run for a 17-10 lead.

New England's defense stiffened and forced the Eagles to go 0-for-7 on third down as it still held its seven-point lead with 8:30 to go.

The Eagles eventually took over with 4:07 remaining at their own 6-yard line. On fourth-and-10 from the Patriots' 26, Wentz tossed a pass into the end zone but Nelson Agholor dropped it. Philadelphia did get the ball back one final time in the waning seconds but a final Hail Mary pass was knocked down as time expired.

49ers rally by Cardinals behind Garoppolo's career day

49ers rally by Cardinals behind Garoppolo's career day

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo passed for a career-high 424 yards and tied a career high with four touchdowns, including the game-winning 25-yard score to Jeff Wilson Jr. with 31 seconds remaining, as the host 49ers rallied past the Arizona Cardinals 36-26 Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif.

The 49ers overcame a 16-point deficit, beating the Cardinals for the second time in three weeks.

Garoppolo completed 34 of 45 passes and set a season-best passing total for the second time against the Cardinals this season. He overcame two second-half interceptions as the 49ers (9-1) rebounded from their only loss on Monday night to take a one-game lead over idle Seattle (8-2) in the NFC West.

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel had eight receptions for 134 yards, and fullback Kyle Juszczyk had a career-high seven receptions for 63 yards for the 49ers, who had 442 yards of total offense after totaling only 30 on their first three possessions.

Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray passed for 150 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 67 yards on eight carries. His 22-yard touchdown run with 6:30 remaining gave the Cardinals a 26-23 before the 49ers rebounded.

Garoppolo's 2-yard scoring pass to Kendrick Bourne had given the 49ers a 23-19 lead with 12:14 remaining. A two-point conversion attempt failed.

Larry Fitzgerald and Pharoh Cooper had touchdown receptions for the Cardinals (3-7-1), who have lost a season-high four in a row entering a bye week.

49ers defensive back D.J. Reed capped the scoring with a 4-yard return for a touchdown as time expired after recovering a lateral pass as the Cardinals scrambled on the last play.

Garoppolo has passed for 741 yards and eight touchdowns against the Cardinals this season. Tight end Ross Dwelley had his first two career touchdowns against a defense that has proved vulnerable to the tight end this season. The Cardinals have given up an NFL-high 11 touchdowns to opposing tight ends.

The Cardinals led 16-0 early in the second period after Zane Gonzalez made a 26-yard field goal and Murray hit Fitzgerald and Cooper on 5-yard scores. Garoppolo threw a 4-yard scoring pass to Dwelley on the next series to break the shutout, and Chase McLaughlin's 43-yard field goal as time expired made it 16-10 at half.

Carr lifts Raiders past Bengals for third straight win

Carr lifts Raiders past Bengals for third straight win

Derek Carr threw one touchdown pass and ran for a second score Sunday afternoon as the Oakland Raiders used a strong defensive performance to hold off the visiting Cincinnati Bengals 17-10.

Josh Jacobs rushed for 112 yards on 23 carries and the Oakland defense limited the Bengals to a total of 246 yards en route to a third consecutive win that completed a homestand hat trick after a rough travel start to the season.

Seeking to move into a temporary tie with Kansas City atop the NFC West (the Chiefs face the Los Angeles Chargers in Mexico City on Monday night), the Raiders (6-4) had just two punts and a fumble to show for their first three drives of the game as the Bengals took a 7-0 lead.

Cincinnati's score came at the end of a 12-play, 85-yard drive that followed a Jacobs fumble. Joe Mixon, in his first return to Oakland after having been a prep standout in nearby Oakley, Calif., opened the game's scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run at the 6:27 mark of the first quarter.

The Raiders dominated the rest of the half, drawing even on a 2-yard pass from Carr to tight end Foster Moreau midway through the second quarter and taking a 14-7 lead into the halftime break when Carr scampered in from 3 yards out with 3:39 left in the quarter.

The Bengals drew within 14-10 with 1:58 left in the third quarter on a 40-yard field goal by Randy Bullock, before Oakland counterpart Daniel Carlson converted from 20 yards with 4:20 remaining in the game to make it a seven-point difference again.

Carr finished 25-for-29 for 292 yards with the one score and one interception.

The interception, by the Bengals' Jessie Bates III, was the first thrown by Carr in his last four games.

Oakland's Tyrell Williams was the game's leading receiver with four catches for 82 yards.

The Raiders' three-game home sweep came against Detroit, the Chargers and Cincinnati by a total of just 16 points.

Mixon had 86 yards rushing and one catch for an addition 17 yards for the Bengals (0-10), who allowed fewer than 21 points for the first time this season.

Ryan Finley threw for just 115 yards on 13-for-31 with one interception.

The Raiders outgained the Bengals 386-246.

Jackson outshines Watson as Ravens rout Texans

Jackson outshines Watson as Ravens rout Texans

Lamar Jackson passed for four touchdowns and produced 308 total yards as the Baltimore Ravens took the starch out of their ballyhooed matchup with the Houston Texans, rolling to a 41-7 home victory on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Following a ragged first quarter in which the Ravens (8-2) failed to score on their opening drive for just the second time this season, Jackson caught fire, engineering two long second-quarter scoring drives that provided Baltimore a 14-0 halftime lead en route to its sixth consecutive win.

Jackson capped a 10-play, 90-yard march with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts with 9:24 remaining in the first half to break the seal on a scoreless game. On their ensuing possession, the Ravens covered 70 yards in seven plays, with Jackson finding Mark Andrews for an 18-yard scoring strike at the 2:14 mark of the half.

The Texans (6-4) had previously squandered three trips into Baltimore territory in the first quarter before mounting a desperate march late in the first half, a foray that included a fourth-down conversion at the Houston 47. Deshaun Watson hit Kenny Stills for a 9-yard gain to keep the chains moving, but Ka'imi Fairbairn pushed his 43-yard field-goal attempt wide right just prior to the half, a foreboding development considering the Ravens were set to receive the ball first to open the third quarter.

Baltimore capitalized by marching 78 yards over six plays, with Jackson tossing a 24-yard touchdown pass to Mark Ingram, the first of his two scoring grabs, that pushed the lead to 21-0.

The hyped showdown between Jackson and Watson, two leading Most Valuable Player candidates, never materialized. Watson fumbled on the Texans' opening possession after a sack by Ravens linebacker Matt Judon. Watson later tossed an unsightly interception in the third quarter that yielded the second Justin Turner field goal of that period and a 27-0 Baltimore lead.

Watson passed for 169 yards and was sacked six times. Carlos Hyde scampered 41 yards for a score with 7:10 remaining in the game to help Houston avoid the shutout.

The Ravens' top-ranked rushing offense produced 263 yards and 7.3 yards per attempt.

Falcons bash Panthers with opportunistic defense

Falcons bash Panthers with opportunistic defense

The Atlanta Falcons intercepted four passes and defeated a second NFC South rival in as many weeks, clobbering the host Carolina Panthers 29-3 on Sunday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 311 yards and a touchdown, and the Falcons took advantage of some stellar work on special teams.

A week after knocking off the New Orleans Saints on the road, the Falcons (3-7) didn't give Carolina quarterback Kyle Allen many open looks.

Allen, who had never lost at home when starting for the Panthers, finished 31 of 50 for 325 yards with four interceptions.

The Panthers (5-5) have lost three of their past four games. Carolina didn't score until Joey Slye kicked a 31-yard field goal with 13:04 left.

Ryan completed 21 of 31 passes. Calvin Ridley caught eight passes for 143 yards.

The Panthers, who trailed 20-0 at halftime, moved into Atlanta territory on the first possession of the second half before a fourth-down sack.

Atlanta then marched 53 yards, with Ryan throwing 6 yards to Ridley for a touchdown.

Carolina's next possession ended when Christian McCaffrey was stopped on fourth-and-1 from the Panthers' 34.

Atlanta kicker Younghoe Koo made three field goals.

Kenjon Barner returned a first-quarter punt 78 yards for a touchdown. The former Panther found a crease, cut to the left sideline and sprinted until diving into the end zone.

Falcons linebacker De'Vondre Campbell intercepted Allen's second pass. The Falcons failed to convert when Koo missed a 38-yard field goal attempt. He made a 38-yarder earlier to open the scoring.

Carolina drove into the red zone in the second quarter, but Allen was picked off in the end zone by cornerback Desmond Trufant.

Ryan made a 49-yard pass to Julio Jones to set up Qadree Ollison's 2-yard run with 1:37 remaining in the first half.

Late in the first half, the Falcons called three timeouts when Carolina had the ball. The Panthers then converted a fourth-and-5 play from midfield, but Allen threw his third interception in the final seconds of the half.

Darnold throws 4 TDs, Jets crush Redskins

Darnold throws 4 TDs, Jets crush Redskins

Sam Darnold threw a career-high four touchdown passes Sunday afternoon as the visiting New York Jets cruised past the Washington Redskins, 34-17.

The Jets (3-7) have won two straight for the first time since Oct. 7-14, 2018. New York finished the season 3-1 against the NFC East, falling only to beat the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Redskins (1-9) have lost four straight but snapped a franchise-record touchdown drought in the fourth quarter, when rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Derrius Guice.

Darnold finished 19 of 30 for 293 yards with touchdown passes to Daniel Brown in the first quarter, Robby Anderson and Ryan Griffin in the second quarter and ex-Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder in the fourth quarter. It was the first four-touchdown game by a Jets quarterback since Ryan Fitzpatrick on Nov. 29, 2015 and only the third four-touchdown game for a New York signal-caller this decade.

Le'Veon Bell rushed 18 times for 59 yards and scored a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Griffin had five catches for a career-high 109 yards. Safety Jamal Adams recorded three sacks.

Haskins, making his first start at home, was 19 of 35 for 214 yards and two touchdowns, the second of which was a 1-yarder to Jeremy Sprinkle with 1:11 left.

Guice's touchdown was the Redskins' first since Case Keenum threw a 33-yard touchdown to Terry McLaurin with 9:42 left in the third quarter of a 17-16 win over the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 13. Washington went 254 minutes and 49 seconds between touchdowns. The 16-quarter touchdown drought was the longest in the NFL since the Baltimore Ravens went 21 quarters between touchdowns in 2000.

Darnold's 20-yard touchdown pass to Brown gave the Jets a touchdown on their opening possession for the fourth straight game, though kicker Sam Ficken missed the PAT. Darnold and Anderson hooked up for a 6-yard touchdown 59 seconds into the second quarter to extend New York's lead to 13-0.

The Redskins pulled within 13-3 on Dustin Hopkins' 44-yard field goal with 9:05 left. The Jets went ahead 20-3 with 36 seconds left in the half when Darnold and Griffin connected for a 16-yard touchdown to cap a three-play, 82-yard drive.

The Jets piled on less than a minute apart early in the fourth on Darnold's 29-yard touchdown pass to Crowder and Bell's scoring run, the latter of which was set up by Neville Hewitt's interception of Haskins.

Saints pick off Bucs' Winston four times in easy win

Saints pick off Bucs' Winston four times in easy win

Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes and the visiting New Orleans Saints recorded four interceptions in a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints improved to 8-2 a week after a 26-9 loss to Atlanta. That loss ended a six-game winning streak in a game in which they failed to score a touchdown and Brees was sacked six times.

Against the Buccaneers (3-7), Brees completed 28 of 35 for 228 yards, he wasn't sacked and he didn't throw an interception.

Michael Thomas, the leading receiver in the NFL, caught eight of Brees' passes for 114 yards and a touchdown.

Marcus Williams intercepted a Jameis Winston pass and returned the ball 55 yards for a touchdown to complete the scoring with 5:07 remaining.

Tampa Bay threatened to score on the next possession, but P.J. Williams intercepted Winston in the end zone.

The Saints scored the first 20 points, but Matt Gay kicked a 55-yard field goal on the first possession of the second half to pull the Buccaneers within 20-10.

Brees responded on the ensuing possession with a 75-yard drive that ended with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr.

Winston threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Chris Godwin to cut the Saints lead to 27-17 at the end of the quarter. Winston completed 30 of 51 passes for 313 yards with two touchdowns.

After Wil Lutz kicked field goals of 44 and 26 yards on the Saints' first two possessions, linebacker Demario Davis gave them another scoring opportunity at the Bucs' 16-yard line when he intercepted Winston.

On the next play, Brees threw a touchdown pass to Thomas for a 13-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Brees threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jared Cook to increase the lead to 20-0 with 5:13 left in the half.

Tampa Bay finally scored when Winston threw a third-down touchdown pass to Peyton Barber from 6 yards to cut New Orleans' lead to 20-7 with 2:42 left in the half.

The Saints beat the Buccaneers 31-24 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome last month.

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