The Jets defense stopped Josh Allen, Zach Wilson threw a touchdown pass and Greg Zuerlein threw a 28-yard field goal with 1:43 remaining to lead New York to a shock 20-17 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. .
With the game tied at 17, the Jets got the ball to their own four-yard line with 7:53 left and they hit the ground running. After walking the field to the Bills’ 18 on eight straight plays against a tired Buffalo defense, Wilson connected with Denzel Mims for 12 yards on third-and-five. But practice stopped when Wilson was sacked by Damar Hamlin on third down and the Jets settled for Zuerlein’s field goal.
Allen got the ball with a chance to tie or win, but couldn’t handle much against the Jets (6-3). A hold call on Dion Dawkins wiped out a long pass to Stefon Diggs. Two games later, Bryce Huff had a strip sack from Allen that Buffalo picked up when he turned 14. After an incompleteness at Diggs, Allen threw a deep desperation pass to Gabe Davis but rookie Sauce Gardner knocked the ball down and sealed the unlikely victory for the Jets. It also ended the Bills’ four-game winning streak.
New York enters its bye week break just half a game behind the AFC East-leading Buffalo (6-2). The Jets even overcame a brief delay in the second half when an overhead camera malfunctioned. “It only happens to the Jets,” said smiling coach Robert Saleh.
The Jets offense was on the march down the field when a SkyCam camera went out of control and hovered low over midfield, delaying the game by 12 minutes. The remote-controlled camera, used for aerial shots, dived up and down the terrain until a camera operator was able to correlate it.
Miami Dolphins 35–32 Chicago Bears
Tua Tagovailoa threw for three touchdowns, Tyreek Hill received 143 yards and the Miami Dolphins overcame a record effort from Justin Fields.
In a game where neither team did much to stop the other, the Dolphins (6-3) had no trouble moving the ball against a gutted defense and made enough plays to win their third consecutive victory.
Fields ran for 178 yards, the most by one NFL quarterback in a regular season game. He had a 61-yard touchdown run and threw for three scores. He also became the first player since at least 1950 with at least 150 rushing yards and three TD passes in a game. His performance gave the Bears (3-6) a late chance. They won the ball back on their 28 after Miami punted with just under three minutes left. But on the fourth-and-10 at 42, Fields threw an incomplete pass to Equanimeous St. Brown, sealing Chicago’s fifth loss in six games.
Los Angeles Rams 13–16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady threw a one-yard touchdown pass to Cade Otton with nine seconds left, giving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers victory in a botched game of the last two Super Bowl champions. Brady took over with 44 seconds left and went 5 of 6 for 60 yards on the winning run, the 55th best of his career. The seven-time Super Bowl champion avoided his first four-game losing streak in 20 years and beat the Rams for the first time in four tries since joining the Bucs (4-5) in 2020.
Green Bay Packers 9-15 Detroit Lions
Aaron Rodgers tied a career high with three interceptions and threw an incomplete pass on Detroit’s 17 fourth down in the final minute, leaving the Lions holding on for the win over the Green Bay Packers.
The Lions (2-6) snapped a five-game losing streak.
The Packers (3-6) have lost five straight for the first time since 2008 when Rodgers, their four-time NFL MVP, was a freshman starter.
Detroit tried to seal the victory late in the fourth when coach Dan Campbell went for it in the fourth-and-third of the Green Bay 43. Goff’s pass was incomplete. Rodgers failed to take advantage. He converted a fourth-and-two with a lopsided lob to Samori Toure, who fumbled out of bounds at the Detroit 17. Rodgers, the NFL’s two-time reigning MVP, threw four consecutive incomplete passes to end a lousy game in all. . He was 23 of 42 for 291 yards with a touchdown and had three interceptions for the fifth time in his career.
Carolina Panthers 21–42 Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Mixon rushed for 153 yards and scored five touchdowns as the Cincinnati Bengals took a 35-0 halftime lead and took the win. Mixon, who entered the game with three touchdowns all year, scored four times in the first half alone, the first three on short runs and the fourth on a 12-yard pass from Joe Burrow, who finished 22 for 28 for 206 yards before taking a seat in favor of backup Brandon Allen late in the third quarter.
The Bengals (5-4) bounced back from a horrific Monday night loss to AFC North rival Cleveland to pounce on Carolina (2-7) early and dominate on defense. Cincinnati allowed PJ Walker just nine passing yards and intercepted him twice in the first half, chasing the former XFL quarterback to the bench in favor of Baker Mayfield to start the second.
Seattle Seahawks 31–21 Arizona Cardinals
Geno Smith threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for 109 yards and two scores, and the Seattle Seahawks won their fourth straight game. NFC West-leading Seattle (6-3) continued its unexpected rise, while the Cardinals (3-6) lost four of five.
Minnesota Vikings 20-17 Washington COs
Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes, Harrison Smith picked Taylor Heinicke to set the tying score, and the Minnesota Vikings came back to beat the Washington Commanders and extend their winning streak to six.
Playing his first game in Washington as a visitor, Cousins bounced back from an interception late in the first half and came back after one of the many big hits he absorbed to lead a drive of 68 yards that ended with a field goal from Greg Joseph. .
Smith’s interception midway through the fourth quarter gave the Vikings the ball in the red zone. Cousins connected with Dalvin Cook on a 12-yard TD pass, which was one of his best throws of the game and made up for some earlier inaccuracies. He finished 22 of 40 for 265 yards. After an unnecessary roughness penalty on the first field goal attempt allowed Minnesota to run more time off time, Joseph connected at 28 yards with 12 seconds remaining to continue the streak.
Los Angeles Chargers 20-17 Atlanta Falcons
Cameron Dicker threw a game-ending field goal three days after being signed as a free agent, hitting a 37-yarder that lifted the Los Angeles Chargers over the Atlanta Falcons.
Dicker also had a 31-yard field goal with 5:27 left, tying the game at 17. The Texas rookie was signed to the practice squad Thursday and activated Sunday in place of the injured Dustin Hopkins. It was only Dicker’s second game in the NFL – he also completed a late kick for the Philadelphia Eagles as an injury substitute in Week 5.
Las Vegas Raiders 20–27 Jacksonville Jaguars
Travis Etienne ran for two touchdowns and the Jacksonville Jaguars ultimately won a close game, rallying from a 17-point deficit to beat the Las Vegas Raiders.
It was the second-biggest comeback in franchise history for the Jaguars (3-6), who came from a 21-point hole to beat the New York Giants in 2014.
The Raiders (2-6), shut out last week in New Orleans, dominated early. They scored on four of their first five possessions and led 20-7 just before halftime. Davante Adams was unstoppable, catching nine assists for 146 and two scores in the opening 30 minutes. But Jacksonville ultimately stiffened against the five-time Pro Bowler, who had a reception for no yards after the break.
Indianapolis Colts 3–26 New England Patriots
Mac Jones had a touchdown pass, Nick Folk added four field goals and the Patriots finished with nine sacks to help New England beat the Indianapolis Colts.
The win takes the Patriots (5-4) above .500 for the first time this season as they head into their bye week. The Colts (3-5-1) have lost three straight and are yet to win since replacing quarterback Matt Ryan with sophomore Sam Ehlinger.