Dolphins survive scoreless 2nd half to beat Steelers in Tua’s return from concussion


Tua Tagovailoa obtained the Dolphins off to a quick begin in his return from a concussion, and Miami held on all through a scoreless second half to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-10 on Sunday night time.

The Dolphins (4-3) snapped a three-game skid that started on Sept. 29, when Tagovailoa was concussed in a loss at Cincinnati. He additionally took a tough hit 4 days earlier in a win over Buffalo that led to adjustments in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Miami coach Mike McDaniel opted not to have Jason Sanders kick his fourth subject objective of the sport halfway by way of the third quarter for a two-score lead. Chase Edmonds was stuffed for no achieve on fourth-and-3 from the Pittsburgh 13.

The resolution loomed giant as Miami punted on its subsequent 5 possessions. But the Dolphins intercepted rookie Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett twice in the closing minutes to seal it.

On third-and-16 from the Miami 30, Jevon Holland jumped in entrance of Pickett’s move meant for Diontae Johnson and returned it 33 yards.

The Dolphins punted once more and Pickett drove the Steelers to the Miami 25 with 25 seconds left. Cornerback Noah Igbinoghene intercepted Pickett’s second-down move on the objective line and tapped his ft in bounds to finish Pittsburgh’s hopes.

The Steelers (2-5) fell brief per week after they held off Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at residence.

Tagovailoa completed 21 of 35 for 261 yards and an 8-yard landing move to Raheem Mostert on the Dolphins’ opening drive. Miami added subject targets by Sanders to lead 13-0 on the finish of the primary quarter.

Pickett, who was cleared from the NFL’s concussion protocol Friday, was 32 for 44 with one landing and three interceptions.

Panthers stun Brady, Buccaneers

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell beneath .500 with a shocking 21-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers, who received their second recreation of the season Sunday regardless of enjoying with a third-string quarterback and interim head coach.

Brady was 32-of-49 passing for 290 yards for the Bucs (3-4). One of these incompletions got here when a wide-open Mike Evans dropped what would have been a 64-yard landing on the third play of the sport.

Brady hasn’t had a shedding file this far right into a season because the 2002 New England Patriots dropped 4 straight video games to attain 3-4.

P.J. Walker threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns for Carolina (2-5) in place of injured Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. The Panthers received for the primary time underneath interim coach Steve Wilks, who changed Matt Rhule when he was fired Oct. 10.

Tampa Bay’s defence allowed the Panthers to rush for 173 yards. D’Onta Foreman ran for 118 yards, adn Chuba Hubbard added 63 yards and a landing.

Carolina got here in as a 13 1/2-point underdog and having misplaced 12 of 13 video games. It’s now one recreation behind the Bucs and Atlanta Falcons for first place in the NFC South.

Mahomes conjures up Kansas City previous 49ers

Patrick Mahomes threw for 423 yards and three touchdowns to rally Kansas City again from one other double-digit deficit in a 44-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Mahomes obtained off to a tough begin in this Super Bowl rematch together with his early interception placing Kansas City (5-2) in a 10-0 gap however that after once more proved to be no drawback as he led Kansas City to touchdowns on six of the subsequent seven drives.

Mecole Hardman scored on two TD runs and an 8-yard catch, Justin Watson caught a 4-yard TD and JuJu Smith-Schuster completed it off with a forty five yard catch and run. Clyde Edwards-Helaire additionally scored on a 16-yard run.

The comeback improved Kansas City to 13-9 with Mahomes when falling behind by not less than 10 factors with probably the most memorable coming in a Super Bowl win over the 49ers (3-4) following the 2019 season.

The Niners dropped back-to-back video games regardless of getting a lift from the addition this week of working again Christian McCaffrey, who had 62 yards on 10 scrimmage touches in his San Francisco debut.

Jets’ Hall damage after 62-yard TD in win over Broncos

Rookie Breece Hall ran for a 62-yard landing earlier than leaving with a knee harm and the stunning New York Jets received their fourth straight by beating backup quarterback Brett Rypien and the punchless Denver Broncos 16-9 on Sunday.

Rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner broke up Rypien’s fourth-down move into the tip zone to Courtland Sutton with just below 2 minutes remaining. Rypien’s closing heave in the closing moments fell woefully in need of KJ Hamler’s grasp on the objective line.

The Jets (5-2) are off to their finest begin since 2010, have their first four-game profitable streak since 2015 and already surpassed their win complete from final 12 months once they went 4-13. New York additionally improved to 4-0 on the highway.

Denver beginning quarterback Russell Wilson sat this one out with a pulled hamstring, lacking a recreation for simply the fourth time in his 11-year profession. But the Broncos, who’re final in the league in scoring, fared no higher underneath Rypien, who was making his second profession begin.

Commanders edge Packers

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offence sputtered and the Washington Commanders handed the Packers their third straight loss by securing a 23-21 win.

Nursing a sore thumb and out of sync with receivers, Rodgers was 23 of 35 for 194 yards and the Packers went 0 of 6 on third down. Green Bay (3-4) had simply 232 complete yards of offence to Washington’s 364 and misplaced Allen Lazard to a shoulder harm, making him the crew’s third broad receiver to go down throughout the first shedding streak underneath coach Matt LaFleur.

Rodgers completed the sport face down on the turf after a failed closing play that ended with him throwing a lateral out of bounds.

Washington’s entrance 4 additionally performed a task in frazzling Rodgers and making him look extra like a rookie than a 38-year-old four-time MVP. Only a collection of penalties on the Commanders (3-4) made the sport shut in the ultimate minutes.

Taylor Heinicke, making his first begin of the season in place of injured Carson Wentz, threw for 2 touchdowns — together with an ideal 37-yard move to Terry McLaurin — and was 20 of 33 for 200 yards.

Heinicke obtained off to a tough begin, going 1 for 7 — together with an interception that De’Vondre Campbell returned 63 yards for a landing.

Giants down Jaguars

Two New York Giants defenders tackled Christian Kirk contained in the 1-yard line as time expired to protect the win over the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-17.

The Giants matched their finest begin since 2008. Quarterback Daniel Jones ran for a career-high 107 yards and a landing, turning to his legs to carry the Giants (6-1) down the stretch. He ran for 35 yards on a go-ahead drive and capped it with a 1-yard plunge after consecutive penalties by Jacksonville moved the ball inches from the objective line.

Jacksonville had a closing shot and reached the New York 1-yard on Trevor Lawrence’s move to Kirk. But Julian Love and Xavier McKinney stopped Kirk in need of the objective line, whilst Jaguars gamers tried pushing the pile into the tip zone.

Lawrence completed 22 of 43 for 310 yards for reeling Jacksonville (2-5), which misplaced its fourth straight.

Saquon Barkley completed with 107 yards on 24 carries, and Graham Gano kicked three subject targets for New York. Gano’s final one gave the Giants some respiratory room.

Ravens defeat Cleveland

Gus Edwards ran for 2 touchdowns in his first recreation again from a serious knee harm, and the Baltimore Ravens averted one other fourth-quarter collapse thanks to a pair enormous Cleveland penalties to seize a 23-20 win.

The Ravens (4-3) led 23-13 after Justin Tucker’s 55-yard subject objective with 11:24 remaining, however the Browns responded with a 2-yard landing run by Kareem Hunt to make it a three-point recreation. Then a fumble by Baltimore’s Justice Hill gave Cleveland the ball at its personal 16 with 3:12 to play.

With the Browns driving, Amari Cooper was known as for offensive move interference, and a false-start penalty on a field-goal try compelled Cade York to strive it from 60 yards. His try was blocked by Malik Harrison with 1:59 remaining.

Cleveland (2-5) has misplaced 4 in a row.

Edwards missed all of final season and the primary six video games of this one, however he rushed for 66 yards scored on runs of seven and 1. Baltimore remained tied with Cincinnati atop the AFC North.

The Ravens’ Lamar Jackson was sacked 3 times and threw for less than 120 yards. The Browns’ Jacoby Brissett was 22 of 27 for 258 yards, however he was sacked 5 occasions and fumbled on one in every of them.

Cowboys breeze previous Lions

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 2 1-yard touchdowns and Dak Prescott threw for a rating in his return from harm whereas the Dallas Cowboys leaned on its defence to beat the Detroit Lions 10-6.

The Cowboys (5-2) recovered Jamaal Williams’ fumble inside their 1 with a four-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Jared Goff was answerable for 4 different Detroit turnovers — he threw two interceptions and misplaced two fumbles.

Prescott was predictably ragged after lacking 5 video games with a fractured proper thumb. He was 19 of 25 for 207 yards, whereas Goff was 21 of 26 for 228 yards. Goff’s first three turnovers led to the three Dallas touchdowns.

The Lions (1-5) obtained a stable exhibiting for 3 quarters from the NFL’s worst defence, however coach Dan Campbell fell to 0-11-1 on the highway with the Lions.

Elliott had 57 yards on 15 carries, and Tony Pollard rushed 12 occasions for 83 yards.

Titans beat Colts

Andrew Adams returned an interception 76 yards for the primary pick-6 of his profession, and the Tennessee Titans by no means trailed whereas finishing its second straight sweep of AFC South rival Indianapolis Colts with a 19-10 victory.

The reigning two-time division champion Titans (4-2) received their fourth straight total, and so they’ve now overwhelmed the Colts 5 straight occasions.

Randy Bullock made 4 subject targets, the final two offering Tennessee’s first factors this season in the fourth quarter. Bullock’s 48-yarder offered the ultimate margin with 4:47 remaining.

The Titans compelled three turnovers, the final on Michael Pittman Jr.’s fumble with 3:22 left. Jeffery Simmons additionally had one in every of three sacks for Tennessee.

Derrick Henry helped seal the win together with his third straight 100-yard speeding recreation, ending with a season-high 128 yards on 30 carries.

Matt Ryan went 33 of 44 for 243 yards and a landing however was intercepted twice. The Colts (3-3-1) noticed their two-game win streak finish.

Seahawks prime Chargers

Rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns, Marquise Goodwin caught a pair of scores, and the Seattle Seahawks jumped out to a 17-point first-quarter lead earlier than defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 37-23 on Sunday.

Geno Smith accomplished 20 of 27 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns, his fifth multi-TD recreation of the season. Jason Myers added three subject targets for the Seahawks (4-3), who’ve received three of 4 and took a half-game lead in the NFC West.

Seattle led 17-0 late in the primary quarter, its largest lead after quarter-hour since a win over New Orleans in Week 13 of 2013. It was the Seahawks’ largest highway lead on the finish of the primary since 2000.

It was the third straight week the Chargers (4-3) fell behind by double digits in the primary quarter. They rallied towards Cleveland and Denver, however had been unable to pull it off this time and had a three-game profitable streak snapped. LA now trails Kansas City by one recreation in the AFC West.

Bengals rolls previous Falcons

Joe Burrow handed for 345 yards and three touchdowns in the primary half because the Cincinnati Bengals scored on its first 4 possessions to roll previous the Atlanta Falcons 35-17.

The Cincinnati quarterback performed his finest recreation of the season, ending 34 of 42 for 481 yards and three touchdowns and working for a 1-yard rating because the defending AFC champion Bengals (4-3) moved above .500 for the primary time this season.

Receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd each eclipsed the 100-yard mark in the primary half. Boyd completed with a career-high 155 yards on eight catches. Chase additionally caught eight passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

Marcus Mariota accomplished simply eight passes for the Falcons (3-4), whose robust working recreation was additionally stymied by Cincinnati. Mariota threw for 124 yards and Atlanta generated solely 214 yards of offence to the Bengals’ 537.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here