Monday, Oct. 26
Chicago (5-1) at Los Angeles Rams (4-2), 8:15 p.m. EDT, ESPN — The Los Angeles Rams host the Chicago Bears in a meeting between these big-city NFC rivals for the third straight season. The Bears lead the NFC North at 5-1 despite a less-than-impressive offense. The Rams are 4-2 coming off a loss at division rival San Francisco. The clubs boast two of the NFL’s elite defenses through the first six weeks of the season. The game is a reunion for Rams linebacker Leonard Floyd, who spent his first four NFL seasons in Chicago.
Baker Mayfield, Browns, started 0 for 5 , including an interception on his first attempt of the game. He then completed the next 22 of 23 passes, the last a leaping 24-yard grab by Donovan People-Jones to clinch a 37-34 victory over the Bengals. Mayfield threw for 297 yards. Cincinnati rookie Joe Burrow hit 35 of 47 passes for a season-high 406 yards and three touchdowns.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers, threw for 283 yards and four touchdowns, hitting on 23 of 34 passes in a 35-20 victory at Houston. In the same game, the Texans' Deshaun Watson went 29 of 39 for 309 yards and two TDs.
Drew Brees passed for 287 yards and two touchdowns without two top receivers, targeting eight players in a 27-24 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Matthew Stafford took the Lions 75 yards to the winning TD pass with no time remaiing, and finished 25 of 36 for 340 yards with . Golladay had six catches for 114 yards.
Ryan was 31 of 42 for 338 yards and a touchdown, while Gurley ran for a pair of touchdowns.
Cole Beasley, Bills, led them with 11 catches for 112 yards in an 18-10 win over the Jets.
Tyler Boyd, Bengals, had 11 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 37-34 defeat against Cleveland. Rashard Higgins made six catches for 110 yards for the Browns.
Kenny Golladay, Lions, had six catches for 114 yards in their 23-22 victory at Atlanta. For the Falcons, Julio Jones had eight receptions for 97 yards.
Byron Pringle, Chiefs, returned a kickoff 102 yards in a xx-xx victory in the snow at Denver.
Tyler Bass tied a franchise record with six field goals to help Buffalo snap a two-game skid with an 18-10 victory over the winless New York Jets. He hit from 40, 53, 48, 46, 37 and 29 yards.
Joey Slye, Panthers, attempted an NFL-record 65-yard field goal on fourth-and-19 in the fourth quarter of a 27-24 loss at New Orleans. The kick fell just short of the crossbar.
The Steelers held Tennessee star running back Derrick Henry to 75 yards on 20 rushes in a 27-24 victory.
DE Myles Garrett, Browns, the NFL's sacks leader, had two on Joe Burrow in a 37-34 victory.
As Washington’s defense finally clamped down on a struggling opponent, Montez Sweat had two of six sacks, and the hosts had an interception and a forced fumble that became a safety in a 25-3 blowout of Dallas.
Cleveland's 37-34 win at Cincinnati was the first game in NFL history with five 5 go-ahead touchdown passes in a fourth quarter. The Browns won it on xxxxx reception from Baker Mayfield with 15 seconds remaining.
STREAKS & STATS
The Steelers improved to 6-0 for their best start since 1978, when Pittsburgh won its first seven on the way to the Super Bowl. ... Pittsburgh scored at least 26 points for a sixth straight game to tie a stretch in 2015 for the longest in franchise history. ...
Drew Brees completed 29 of 36 passes and helped the Saints convert 12 of 14 third downs. ... The Jets dropped to 0-7 for the first time since the 1996 team opened 0-8 en route to a 1-15 season. .. Washington's victory over the Cowboys that snapped a five-game skid. ...
NEW WAYS TO LOSE
Atlanta (1-6) found yet another strange way to lose.
Matthew Stafford connected with T.J. Hockenson on an 11-yard touchdown pass as time expired and Matt Prater booted a 48-yard extra point to give Detroit an improbable 23-22 victory. Trailing 16-14, the Falcons were positioned to run down the clock and kick a chip-shot field goal for the win. Detroit had used all its timeouts on the drive. Knowing their only chance was to allow a quick TD, the Lions allowed Todd Gurley to burst through an intentionally gaping hole. Gurley realized what the Lions were doing but fell on the goal line.
The Falcons converted a 2-point conversion to make it 22-16, but the Lions still had a chance. They cashed in with a 75-yard drive.
Panthers: Left tackle Russell Okung (left calf) walked off after receiving attention on the field.
Saints: Left tackle Terron Armstead left the game in the first half with an arm injury and was replaced by James Hurst. He gave up a sack by Brian Burns on which Brees fumbled, stalling a Saints threat and initiating a Panthers scoring drive. Receiver Marquez Callaway limped to the sideline in the fourth quarter after making his eighth catch of the game (for 75 yards).
ets: DL Kyle Phillips injured his left ankle and was carted off the field early in the second quarter. He didn’t return. ... S Bradley McDougald left in the second half with a shoulder injury.
CB Bradley Roby injured his knee in the first quarter and did not return. ... LB Kyle Emanuel left the game to be evaluated for a concussion in the fourth quarter.
Steelers defensive end Chris Wormley was hurt early in the fourth. Johnson went to the sideline after a key third-down catch late in the game with an apparent right leg injury. He missed last week’s game with a back injury.
Titans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney hurt his left knee early in the third quarter but returned. Titans cornerback Kristian Fulton hurt a knee late in the first half.
heir offensive line took another blow when they lost two starters to injuries in Sunday’s game: OT Jonah Williams (neck) and C Trey Hopkins (concussion) in the second quarter.
Browns: WR Odell Beckham Jr. hurt his knee in the first quarter and did not return. The team said he will have an MRI on Monday.
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