Jaylen Waddle had nine catches for a season-best 137 yards and one touchdown, and the Miami Dolphins forced Cam Newton to have one of the worst statistical days of his career about to beat the Carolina Panthers 33-10 Sunday.
Myles Gaskin had two short scores on the floor for Miami (5-7), which became the sixth team in NFL history to immediately follow a 1-7 start with four straight wins. Duke Riley blocked a punt that led to a scoreline for Miami.
The quarterback’s game was one-sided. Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa completed 27 of 31 passes for 230 yards and one score. Newton was retired in the fourth quarter after completing just five of 21 assists for the Panthers (5-7), who lost for the seventh time in their last nine games. Newton finished with 92 passing yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. It all translated into a 5.8 quarterback rating, by far the worst of his career. He had Carolina’s only touchdown, a one-yard spin in the first quarter.
Los Angeles Rams 28-36 Packers de Green Bay
Aaron Rodgers weathered the pain of a toe injury, threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score in the Green Bay Packers’ 36-28 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
The Rams outscored Green Bay 11-0 in the fourth quarter, but their comeback attempt ended when Adrian Amos recovered an offensive kick with 17 seconds left. Rodgers scored 28 of 45 for 307 yards as the Packers rebounded from a 34-31 loss to Minnesota. The reigning MVP threw touchdown passes to Randall Cobb and AJ Dillon.
Tennessee Titans 13-36 New England Patriots
Mac Jones threw two touchdown passes, the New England defense forced four turnovers and the Patriots claimed their sixth straight victory, passing the Tennessee Titans.
The victory ended New England’s two-game losing streak against the Titans. The Patriots hadn’t beaten Tennessee since former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel took over as coach in 2018. New England (8-4) improved to 6-1 against AFC opponents this season. Jones completed 23 of 32 passes for 310 yards. Kendrick Bourne had both Patriots touchdown receptions, finishing with five catches for 61 yards.
The Titans (8-4) stayed close early on, but couldn’t survive a slew of errors that included three fumbles from their running backs and an interception from Ryan Tannehill. He finished 11 of 21 for 93 yards and a touchdown.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-31 Colts d’Indianapolis
Leonard Fournette’s fourth touchdown of the game, a 28-yard rush with 20 seconds left, took the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 38-31 victory over hosts Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Fournette, who traveled 100 yards on 17 carries, unleashed the left tackle with Tampa Bay (8-3) as he tried to prepare Ryan Succop for a potential winning field goal. He made a few arm tackles and tumbled into the end zone to end his huge game. The Colts (6-6) had one last chance after Isaiah Rodgers returned the 72-yard kickoff at the Buccaneers 32-yard line. But Carson Wentz’s pass in the final play was intercepted by Pierre Desir at the two-yard line to end it.
Los Angeles Chargers 7–28 Denver Broncos
Rookie Patrick Surtain II knocked out Justin Herbert twice, returning the runner-up on 70 yards for a touchdown and triggering the Denver Broncos’ victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Broncos’ big win sets up a showdown for the AFC West next weekend in Kansas City, where the game between Denver (6-5) and the Chiefs (7-4) was already weakened on Sunday night.
Surtain’s first interception came in the end zone on a pass to tight end Jared Cook early in the fourth quarter. The Broncos converted that takeaway to a touchdown when Teddy Bridgewater slammed tight end Eric Saubert nine yards to make it 21-7.
Vikings of Minnesota 26-34 49ers of San Francisco
Deebo Samuel ran for two touchdowns before leaving with an injury and Elijah Mitchell ran for 133 yards and one scoring, leading the San Francisco 49ers to victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
The game between two 0.500 teams vying for wildcard spots was very entertaining with just six third quarter scores, including a 99-yard return by Kene Nwangwu of Minnesota. But the 49ers (6-5) made just enough plays, including a fourth save near the goal line midway through the fourth quarter to win their third straight game after a five-game losing streak in six games.
New York Jets 21-14 Houston Texans
Zach Wilson threw for 145 yards and ran for a touchdown on his return from a sprained knee, helping the New York Jets break a three-game skid.
Wilson, the second overall pick in April who missed the last four games, was unhappy early in the game and threw an interception, but put the Jets (3-8) in the lead with a four-yard rush to the third quarter.
The Texans (2-9) were hoping to build on a loss to Tennessee last week that ended an eight-game skid and looked good early on. Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter to give Houston a 14-3 lead, but the Texans couldn’t do anything offensively after that.
Steelers de Pittsburgh 10-41 Bengals de Cincinnati
Proving that the first meeting this season was no fluke, the Cincinnati Bengals beat the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers behind a career day from Joe Mixon.
Mixon rushed for a career-high 165 yards and scored a pair of one-yard touchdowns as the Bengals (7-4) swept the Steelers’ regular-season series (5-5-1) for the first time since 2009. Cincinnati has won three straight wins against rivals AFC North, its longest streak since six straight wins from 1988-1990.
Philadelphia Eagles 7-13 New York Giants
The New York Giants defense rose to intercept Jalen Hurts three times and kept Philadelphia at its lowest level of the season by beating the error-prone Eagles.
Daniel Jones hit Philadelphia native Chris Myarick with a score of one yard and Graham Gano kicked baskets from 35 and 39 yards as the Giants (4-7) reacted somewhat to the sacking of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett by ending both Eagles games. winning streak. The Eagles (5-7) were their worst enemy. They had four turnovers.
Falcons d’Atlanta 21-14 Jaguars de Jacksonville
Cordarrelle Patterson scored twice on his return from an ankle injury, and the Atlanta Falcons found the end zone and winning column for the first time in three weeks in a 21-14 win. on sad Jacksonville. The Falcons (5-6) have only managed one field goal in their previous two games, unbalanced losses to Dallas and New England in which they returned the ball a total of seven times and failed. to score a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since 1987.