Tyler Bass kicked a 21-yard field goal in the final game of the game, and Josh Allen rallied the Buffalo Bills from a 17-point deficit to defeat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 on Sunday.
With the score at 20 in the final quarter, the Ravens (2-2) were trailing second from the Buffalo line by one meter. Two consecutive runs failed to reach the end zone and Baltimore decided to go for it in fourth place out of two.
Lamar Jackson had to scramble a bit then threw a pass into the end zone which was intercepted by Jordan Poyer for a touchback with 4:09 remaining – a disastrous result for the Ravens as it meant the Bills (3-1) were not deep pricked as if they would have followed an incompleteness.
From there, Allen calmly led Buffalo into the field goal range, capping his team’s comeback from a 20-3 deficit late in the second quarter. It was the second home game in a row in which Baltimore slipped a big lead. Miami recovered from a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Ravens 42-38 two weekends ago.
Allen threw for 213 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and Jackson passed for 144 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. The matchup of star quarterbacks didn’t quite live up to its potential on a rainy day near the Chesapeake Bay. Jackson and Allen did their usual leg damage, but were largely limited to short completions.
New England Patriots 24-27 Green Bay Packers (OT)
Aaron Rodgers recovered from a terrible start and helped the Green Bay Packers ruin Bailey Zappe’s unexpected NFL debut with the New England Patriots.
Rodgers threw two touchdown passes in the second half and led an overtime drive that resulted in a 31-yard field goal from Mason Crosby as time went on, giving the Packers a 27-24 win on Sunday.
The dramatic finish came after Rodgers scored 4 of 11 for 44 yards for an 11.2 passer rating in a first half of the outing, including New England’s Jack Jones scoring on a 40-yard interception return, giving the Patriots a 10-7 took the lead at halftime.
Zappe, a 2022 fourth-round pick from Western Kentucky, played most of the game after Brian Hoyer left with a head injury.
Jacksonville Jaguars 21-29 Philadelphia Eagles
Miles Sanders ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns, Jalen Hurts threw for 204 yards and ran for a score, and the Eagles ruined former coach Doug Pederson’s return to Philadelphia with a 29-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Sanders led an Eagles attack (4-0) rushing 210 yards against one of the tightest defenses in the league. Trevor Lawrence threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns to Jamal Agnew. Lawrence was stripped in the final stage of the game that sealed the victory for the Eagles. It was one of four lost fumbles for the sophomore year quarterback.
Arizona Cardinals 26-16 Carolina Panthers
Kyler Murray threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns, then added another rush and the Arizona Cardinals overcame another lackluster first half to beat the Carolina Panthers.
The Cardinals’ defense frustrated Baker Mayfield, forcing three turnovers against the No. 1 overall pick of 2018 — sparking a boo from the home crowd in the fourth quarter. Mayfield struggled again for the Panthers (1-3).
Seattle Seahawks 48-45 Detroit Lions
Geno Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score in the first half, and the Seattle Seahawks held off the Detroit Lions.
The Seahawks (2-2) were stopped by a third deficit late in the third quarter, but the Ford Field game clock was not set properly. Seattle took advantage of Detroit’s second chance and disorganized defense on Rashaad Penny’s 36-yard touchdown run on a third-and-16, opening a 38-23 lead.
TJ Hockenson had eight receptions and set career highs with 179 yards receiving and two touchdowns, the second of which helped the Lions (1-3) come in three with 5:26 left. Smith took Detroit apart on the ensuing drive, which ended with Penny’s 41-yard touchdown run on third and five. Penny finished with 151 yards rushing on 17 carries. Jared Goff’s fourth touchdown pass went to Justin Jackson with 1:06 left, bringing the deficit back to three. Hopes for a comeback for the Lions ended when Seattle got the on-side kick back and Penny’s run gave them a third and five in their area.
Denver Broncos 23–32 Las Vegas Raiders
Josh Jacobs ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns, Amik Robertson returned a 68-yard fumble for a score, and the Las Vegas Raiders won their first game of the season.
After opening their first season under coach Josh McDaniels by losing three straight games by one score, the Raiders (1-3) managed to do enough on the ground with their biggest rushing game in six years and on defense to Russell Wilson and the Broncos (2-2).
Los Angeles Chargers 34–24 Houston Texans
Justin Herbert threw 340 yards and two touchdowns and Austin Ekeler scored three times as the Los Angeles Chargers built a big early lead and held on to the win over the Houston Texans.
Houston scored 17 straight points to come in three with about eight minutes to go. The Chargers (2-2) then put together a 12-play, 84-yard drive, capped by Ekeler’s 14-yard reception, to put the game away and make a two-game slip.
Washington Commanders 10-25 Dallas Cowboys
Cooper Rush won again as a replacement for Dak Prescott, throwing a touchdown pass to Michael Gallup in the receiver’s 2022 debut as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Washington Commanders. Rush also had a TD toss to CeeDee Lamb as he improved to 4-0.
Tennessee Titans 24-17 Indianapolis Colts
Derrick Henry rushed to a season high of 114 yards and one touchdown and the Tennessee defense held out late Sunday to hold onto the Titans’ victory.
Tennessee (2-2) has won a franchise record of four consecutive games in the series and has improved to 11-2 against AFC South opponents since 2020. Indy (1-2-1) has taken one win in the past six games and ruined the last three. chances that could have narrowed the deficit to less than seven.
Chicago Bears 12-20 New York Giants
Daniel Jones ran two touchdowns before injuring an ankle, Saquon Barkley had 146 yards rushing and ran the wild attack on occasion after both New York quarterbacks were injured leading the Giants to a 20-12 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Jones scored on runs of 21 and eight yards, New York rushed for 262 yards and Graham Gano kicked field goals from 44 and 43 yards as the Giants improved to 3-1 under rookie coach Brian Daboll. It’s their best start since 2011, when they won the Super Bowl.
Jones and backup Tyrod Taylor were injured about 10 minutes into the second half. Jones (8 of 13 for 71 yards and 68 yards rushing) injured an ankle when he was fired by Jaquan Brisker late in the third quarter. Taylor went into concussion protocol after scrambling for a first down with 8:35 to go.
Jones finished the series that Gano ended with a 44-yarder for a 17-12 lead and Barkley ran the direct attack that Gano ended with his 43-yarder with 5:34 to go. Jones was on the field and set himself up as the recipient of those plays and he took the photos of some of the last series for transfers.
New York Jets 24-20 Pittsburgh Steelers
Breece Hall ran for a six-foot touchdown with 16 seconds left and Zach Wilson and the New York Jets ruined Kenny Pickett’s debut in Pittsburgh by battling for a 24-20 win over the Steelers.
The Jets (2-2) won in Pittsburgh for the second time in franchise history after Wilson – who made his season debut – led them off the field late after Pickett New York’s second of three interceptions handed the ball back at 3:42 to Go.
Wilson took the Jets 65 yards in 10 games, the last two coming as Hall made his way across the goal line. The piece was initially ruled as a fumble, but destroyed after review.
Cleveland Browns 20-23 Atlanta Falcons
Dee Alford intercepted Jacoby Brissett’s pass with less than a minute to go and the Atlanta Falcons continued to beat the Cleveland Browns.
The Falcons (2-2) ruined the Georgia homecoming of Cleveland’s Nick Chubb, who ran 118 yards and a touchdown as his high school team watched.
Younghoe Koo’s 45-yard field goal, his third of the game, with 2:28 left, gave the Falcons the lead. The Browns (2-2) got past 50, but on the third and 23rd, Alford grabbed Brissett’s pass that was intended for David Bell.