Trubisky comes off bench as Steelers stun Brady, Buccaneers


Mitch Trubisky got here on for an injured Kenny Pickett to throw a 6-yard landing move within the fourth quarter and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ maligned defence made it arise in a surprising 20-18 win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

The Steelers (2-4) snapped a four-game shedding streak by counting on a largely nameless defence lacking virtually its complete beginning secondary.

Brady struggled to take benefit behind an offensive line that had points defending him. The 45-year-old — who at one level excoriated the road for underperforming in opposition to a workforce that had simply three sacks within the final 4 video games coming in — accomplished 25 of 40 passes for 243 yards and an 11-yard landing to Leonard Fournette with 4:38 remaining to chop Pittsburgh’s result in two.

Steelers linebacker Devin Bush broke up the two-point conversion try and Pittsburgh ran out the clock behind Trubisky to keep away from its first 1-5 begin since 1988.

Trubisky, benched in favour of Pickett at halftime of an Oct. 2 loss to the New York Jets, handed for 144 yards and the landing to Chase Claypool, the primary scoring seize by a Pittsburgh huge receiver this season. Trubisky linked with Claypool once more for a 26-yard achieve on the Steelers’ ultimate drive after which ran for a 9-yard achieve that completed off Tampa Bay.

The victory got here with a doubtlessly excessive value. Pickett, the twentieth general choose within the draft, entered the NFL’s concussion protocol after being pushed legally to the bottom by Tampa Bay linebacker Devin White shortly after throwing a move.

Pickett lay nonetheless on the Acrisure Stadium turf for a number of seconds earlier than getting up. Officials waved the Steelers’ coaching employees onto the sphere and Pickett sat down briefly earlier than making his solution to the medical tent and finally the locker room.

Enter Trubisky, who misplaced the beginning job to Pickett at halftime of a loss to the New York Jets on Oct. 2 however remained one of many workforce’s captains, a testomony to how he is dealt with the demotion.

Pickett’s standing going ahead is unsure. Trubisky’s regular play — which was largely absent throughout his 3 1/2-game stint as the starter — was adequate for the Steelers to beat Brady for simply the fourth time in 16 tries.

Jets defeat Packers for third straight win

Breece Hall ran for 116 yards, together with a 34-yard landing, the shocking Jets sacked Aaron Rodgers 4 occasions and New York received its third straight with a 27-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

The Jets (4-2) are off to their finest six-game begin since 2015, when in addition they have been 4-2 earlier than ending with a 10-6 report. New York hasn’t reached the playoffs for the reason that 2010 season, the NFL’s longest lively drought.

Green Bay (3-3) has misplaced consecutive regular-season video games throughout the identical season for the primary time since coach Matt LaFleur’s arrival in 2019. The Packers blew an early 14-point lead in a 27-22 loss to the New York Giants in London final week.

The Jets, whose offensive coordinator is LaFleur’s youthful brother Mike, outrushed Green Bay 179-60 in a recreation throughout which Zach Wilson was simply 10 of 18 for 110 yards. New York broke a 3-all tie and pulled forward for good by scoring two touchdowns in a span of lower than 2 1/2 minutes within the third quarter.

The Packers entered Sunday having received 20 of the final 21 dwelling video games Rodgers had began in opposition to AFC groups, together with 11 straight victories.

But the reigning MVP had a irritating afternoon in opposition to the Jets’ promising younger defence.

Rodgers had injured his proper thumb whereas getting sacked as he ready to throw a Hail Mary move on the ultimate play in opposition to the Giants. The thumb prevented Rodgers from training Wednesday, although he participated full within the Packers’ Thursday and Friday classes.

Whether bothered by the thumb or not, Rodgers hardly resembled himself for a lot of the sport. He went 26 of 41 for 241 yards and almost dedicated turnovers on every of Green Bay’s first two possessions.

Giants rally previous Ravens in 4th quarter

Julian Love’s interception and 27-yard return arrange Saquon Barkley’s one-yard landing dive with 1:43 to play, and the New York Giants rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Baltimore Ravens 24-20 on Sunday.

New York’s defence, led by Baltimore’s former coordinator Wink Martindale, pressured two turnovers by Lamar Jackson late within the fourth quarter. After Barkley’s go-ahead rating, rookie Keyvon Thibodeaux sacked Jackson and compelled a fumble as the Ravens (3-3) had their third late meltdown this season and handed the Giants (5-1) one other shocking victory.

Led by new coach Brian Daboll, the Giants have already exceeded their 2021 win whole.

Daniel Jones threw landing passes to 2 rookies: 5 yards to Wan’Dale Robinson and eight yards to Daniel Bellinger. The second bought New York inside 20-17 with 6:53 to go.

Kenyan Drake ran for 119 yards, together with a 30-yard TD, and Jackson hit Mark Andrews on a 12-yard TD move early within the fourth quarter for a 20-10 lead.

Baltimore collapsed in opposition to Miami in Week 2, permitting 4 touchdowns within the fourth quarter of a 42-38 loss. The Ravens additionally blew an early 17-point lead in opposition to Buffalo in Week 4, when a late interception by Jackson gave the Bills a possibility to drive for the game-winning subject aim.

Vikings maintain on to beat depleted Dolphins

Dalvin Cook rushed for a 53-yard insurance coverage landing within the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Vikings (5-1) held on to beat the injury-riddled Miami Dolphins (3-3) 24-16 on Sunday.

Cook was quiet many of the afternoon till his rating with 3:25 left restored Minnesota’s two-touchdown lead.

Miami had rallied behind Teddy Bridgewater, a former Viking who returned Sunday from concussion protocol however was solely put into recreation motion after third-stringer Skylar Thompson injured his thumb within the second quarter.

Cook’s burst adopted a fumble by Dolphins receiver Jaylen Waddle on a drive when Miami was swiftly transferring the ball down the sphere, trailing 16-10.

Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson had a 47-yard catch-and-run on the finish of the third quarter — a part of a six-catch, 107-yard efficiency. That arrange a two-yard landing catch by Adam Thielen to make it 16-3.

Facing their fifth-straight fourth-quarter deficit, the Dolphins discovered the top zone for the primary time when Bridgewater threw a four-yard TD move to tight finish Mike Gesicki.

Thompson began rather than Bridgewater and Tua Tagovailoa. He did not return after injuring his thumb, marking the fourth-consecutive recreation {that a} Dolphins beginning quarterback was injured.

Bridgewater changed Thompson with about 11 minutes left within the first half after spending many of the week within the NFL’s concussion protocol. He completed with 329 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Burrow, Chase shine as Bengals down Saints

Joe Burrow handed for 3 touchdowns and scrambled 19 yards for a rating, and the Cincinnati Bengals rallied to beat the New Orleans Saints 30-26 on Sunday.

Two of Burrow’s landing tosses went to Ja’Marr Chase — identical to the earlier time the pair performed in faculty within the Superdome in a nationwide championship recreation triumph with LSU.

The second got here on a fast move to the left sideline that Chase become a 60-yard, go-ahead rating with 1:57 left — a play by which the star receiver spun away from cornerback Bradley Roby earlier than outrunning security Tyrann Mathieu.

Chase’s go-ahead rating capped a rally within the ultimate 4 minutes for Cincinnati (3-3), beginning with Evan McPherson’s 52-yard subject aim that trimmed New Orleans’ result in 26-24.

The Saints (2-4) didn’t get a primary down on their subsequent collection, and Blake Gillikin’s shanked punt fluttered out of bounds on the Cincinnati 40.

One play later, Chase was racing away from the Saints’ secondary.

New Orleans rushed for 228 yards as a workforce, however ended 4 drives contained in the Cincinnati 20-yard line with Wil Lutz subject objectives.

Burrow’s different landing passes went for 9 yards to Joe Mixon and 15 yards to Chase.


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