09/27/2021 04:26:10 GMT + 00: 00 – Justin Herbert drove Los Angeles to a touchdown with 32 seconds remaining on Sundays as the Chargers upset the Kansas City Chiefs 30-24 in a wild AFC West Division matchup in Kansas City, Mon
An interception by Alohi Gillman enabled the Chargers to take possession of their 41 with 1:42 remaining. The choice was the second Los Angeles of Patrick Mahomes, who suffered only his third defeat in 19 starts against AFC West opponents.
A false start put Los Angeles out of field goal reach, but the Chiefs were called in for a pass interference on a fourth down pass before the second of two hits on Mike Williams resulted in a 4-yard touchdown for the deciding score. Tristan Vizcaino missed the PAT.
Herbert passed for 281 yards and hit 26 of 38 with four touchdowns as the Chargers knocked the two-time AFC defending champions back to bottom in the West Division using four takeaways. Three of these ended the Chiefs’ first three holdings.
Mahomes went 27 of 44 for 260 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He couldn’t collect the Chiefs because their last possession ended up on Los Angeles 49. Mahomes’ last three attempts were incomplete, including a Hail Mary to finish the game.
Ravens 19, lions 17
Justin Tucker set an NFL record by scoring a 66-yard field goal after time ran out to give Baltimore a road win in Detroit.
Tucker’s kick hit the bar and then ricocheted over it, sinking Baltimore into wild celebration and baffling the Lions. Matt Prater held the old 64 yard mark. Prater kicked the Denver Broncos against the Tennessee Titans in 2013.
Two games before Tucker’s kick, Baltimore converted a fourth and 19 on the 48-yard line from Detroit on a 36-yard pass from Lamar Jackson to Sammy Watkins. This was the Ravens’ only third down conversion in 10 attempts. Jackson left for the Ravens at 16 of 31 for 287 yards. He also rushed for 58 yards on seven carries.
Rams 34, privateer 24
Matthew Stafford threw for four goals as Los Angeles improved to 3-0 with a win over Tampa Bay.
Stafford has continued to play well for the Rams since arriving in Los Angeles in an offseason trade and making 27 of 38 passes for 343 yards. Stafford’s favorite target was Cooper Kupp, who ended up with nine receptions for 96 yards and two scores on 12 targets.
DeSean Jackson added three receptions for 120 yards, including his first touchdown as Ram – a 75-yard score. Tom Brady finished 41 of 55 for 432 yards, with a touchdown and no interceptions.
Saints 28, Patriots 13
Jameis Winston threw two touchdown passes and the New Orleans Defense snapped the first three interceptions of Mac Jones’ career in a loss to hosts New England.
Winston completed 13 of 21 for 128 yards and was not intercepted. Jones, the # 1 rookie for the Alabama Patriots, made 30 of 51 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown, but PJ Williams’ interception resulted in a touchdown and Malcolm Jenkins had a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown for New Orleans.
Marshon Lattimore intercepted Jones’ final pass of the game. Jones entered the game after completing 73.9 percent of his passes but throwing just one touchdown for the Patriots.
Packer 30, 49er 28
Mason Crosby converted a 51-yard field goal after time ran out on Sunday night, bringing Green Bay to a win over San Francisco in Santa Clara, California.
Aaron Rodgers set up Crosby’s winning field goal with 25 and 17 yard completions against Davante Adams. It was Crosby’s 26th consecutive field goal attempt, dating back to last year. Rodgers scored with two hits on 23 of 33 attempts for 261 yards. Adams caught a dozen passes for 132 yards when Green Bay took first place in the NFC North.
San Francisco took a 28:27 lead with 37 seconds remaining when Jimmy Garoppolo found Kyle Juszczyk with a 12-yard touchdown pass and crowned a 75-yard drive. Garoppolo finished the game 25 of 40 for 257 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
Vikings 30, sea falcons 17
Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 38 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns when Minnesota took its maiden win of the season, defeating Seattle in Minneapolis.
Alexander Mattison, who played for Dalvin Cook who was out with an ankle injury, stormed for 112 yards for the Vikings 26 times, adding 59 yards on six receptions. Greg Joseph, who missed a last-minute 37-yard field goal attempt that would have given the Vikings a win in Arizona last week, took all three of his kicks to explain any post-break goals.
The Seahawks blew a double-digit lead for the second straight week after losing 33-30 in overtime to Tennessee last Sunday.
Titans 25, Colts 16
Ryan Tannehill threw three touchdown passes and Derrick Henry stormed for 113 yards as Tennessee beat Indianapolis in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tannehill met Jeremy McNichols for a 10-yard scoring strike with 12:56 in the game, followed by a two-point conversion run from Henry who gave Tennessee a 22-13 lead. After Rodrigo Blankenship scored his third field goal for the Colts, leaving a 24-yarder at 10:20, the Titans melted almost 7 1/2 minutes after the clock before Randy Bullock hit the game-defining 32-yard field goal at 2:58 left over.
Tannehill completed 18 of 27 passes for Tennessee, who owned the ball for just over 34 minutes and defeated Indianapolis 368-265.
Cardinals 31, Jaguars 19
Kyler Murray passed for 316 yards and cornerback Byron Murphy had two interceptions, one returning for a touchdown to lead undefeated Arizona over host Jacksonville.
Murray rushed for a touchdown, completing 28 of 34 pass attempts without touchdowns and an interception for Arizona. Christian Kirk finished with seven receptions for 104 yards and AJ Green had five catches for 112 yards.
The game included a game tied for the longest in NFL history. When Matt Prater’s 68-yard field goal attempt fell short after the time ran out in the first half, Jamal Agnew caught the ball in the end zone and made a 109-yard return for a touchdown.
Brown 26, Bear 6
Kareem Hunt had 155 yards to scrimmage and a touchdown, Myles Garrett hit 4.5 sacks and Cleveland pulled away for a win against visiting Chicago.
Baker Mayfield completed 19 of 31 passes for 246 yards for Cleveland, which won its second game in a row after its season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Browns counted nine sacks as part of a dominant defense effort.
Bear’s rookie Justin Fields faced frequent pressures when he first started his career, completing only 6 out of 20 passes for 68 yards. The Bears were credited with only 1 yard pass – due to the yards lost in those nine takedowns from Fields – and 47 yards in total in 42 offensive games.
Falcons 17, Giants 14
Younghoe Koo scored a 40-yard field goal at the end of time, lifting Atlanta’s visit above winless New York in East Rutherford, NJ
Koo gave the Falcons their first win after recovering from 14-7 deficit in the final 12-plus minutes. His kick easily cleared the post and sent the Giants to a 0-3 start and their second consecutive defeat, which was decided by a game-winning field goal on Summer.
Matt Ryan completed 27 of 36 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He was 9-for-10 on Atlanta’s game-tying drive when the Falcons went 4-for-4 on the third down conversions. Ryan threw the 350th and 351st career touchdowns of his career. He linked a 4-yard touchdown with Olamide Zaccheaus just before half-time and a 1-yard score for Lee Smith with 4:13 remaining.
Bills 43, Washington 21
Josh Allen passed for 358 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for a score to give Buffalo an easy win over Washington at Orchard Park, NY
Emmanuel Sanders got two touchdown passes and Dawson Knox and Zack Moss each picked up a score for Buffalo. The Bills have outperformed their opponents 78-21 in consecutive wins since losing to the Steelers at home in Week 1.
Cole Beasley hit his career high of 11 receptions while collecting 98 yards and Tyler Bass kicking three field goals for the Bills. Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde racked up interceptions when Buffalo forced three turnovers and defeated Washington 481-290. Allen completed 32 of 43 passes while recording his ninth 300-yard passing game of his career.
Bengals 24, Steelers 10
Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase scored for two touchdowns and the visit to Cincinnati defeated Pittsburgh 24-10 at Heinz Field.
Burrow threw 172 yards with only four incompleteness and three touchdowns when Cincinnati won in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2015 -13. It was the Bengals’ first win by more than 10 points over Pittsburgh since 1995.
Joe Mixon added 90 yards with 18 carries for Cincinnati and Chase finished with four catches for 65 yards. The first-round rookie draft pick has four touchdown catches in his first three NFL games.
Broncos 26, Jets 0
Teddy Bridgewater threw 235 yards on Sunday while Denver’s defense harassed rookie quarterback Zach Wilson for their third straight win, ruling out New York in Denver.
Wilson, number 2 overall in last spring’s NFL draft, had to endure a second miserable game in a row against a defense that put him under constant pressure. He completed 19 of 35 passes for 160 yards with two interceptions and was released five times.
New York (0-3) only managed 43 yards on the ground and ended the day with just 162 yards. It hasn’t scored a touchdown since the fourth quarter of its Week 1 loss at Carolina.
Raiders 31, Dolphins 28
Derek Carr completed a huge 34-yard extension pass to Bryan Edwards, and Daniel Carlson scored minutes later with a 22-yard field goal, leading hosts Las Vegas to a win over Miami.
Carr passed for 386 yards and two touchdowns as the Raiders overcame an early 14 point deficit. Carr eclipsed 300 yards for his fifth game in a row.
The Raiders had their first 3-0 start since 2002. Raiders running back Peyton Barber stormed to a career height of 111 yards and a score.
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