Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games
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[November 07, 2016]
Nov 6 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:
Raiders 30, Broncos 20
Latavius Murray rushed for 114 yards and a career-high three
touchdowns as the Oakland Raiders powered their way to a 30-20
victory against the Denver Broncos and into sole possession of first
place in the AFC West on Sunday.
The Raiders improved to 7-2, their fastest start through nine games
since going 7-2 in 2001, and moved a game ahead of Denver (6-3).
Oakland had 218 net rushing yards to just 33 for Denver.
Lions 22, Vikings 16 (overtime)
Golden Tate's tackle-breaking, leaping touchdown in overtime gave
the Detroit Lions a 22-16 overtime road victory over the Minnesota
Detroit's offense came alive when needed in a sluggish affair as the
Lions (5-4) won for the third time in four games. Matt Prater sent
the game to overtime with a 58-yard field goal with two seconds left
Stefon Diggs caught a career-high 13 passes for 80 yards for
Minnesota (5-3), which lost its third straight after it was the
NFL's last unbeaten team with a 5-0 start.
Cowboys 35, Browns 10
The Dallas Cowboys' potent offense put three touchdowns on the board
in the first half and rolled to a 35-10 victory over the winless
Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to
tight end Jason Witten on the Cowboys' first possession after Cody
Parkey kicked a 31-yard field goal for the Browns on the opening
drive of the game. The Cowboys (7-1) never trailed again as they won
their seventh straight game.
The Browns are 0-9 -- their worst start since they were 0-9 in 1975.
Giants 28, Eagles 23
Eli Manning threw for four touchdowns to lead the New York Giants to
a 28-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Giants cashed in on two early turnovers by Eagles rookie
quarterback Carson Wentz, converting both into a 14-0 lead. New York
also extended its streak of five defensive series with an
The Giants (5-3) boosted their chances of getting back into the
playoffs for the first time since 2011, while NFC East rival
Philadelphia fell to 4-4.
Ravens 21, Steelers 14
Baltimore's Mike Wallace had a 95-yard touchdown reception that was
the longest pass play in franchise history, and the Ravens took over
first place in the AFC North with a 21-14 victory over the
The Ravens improved to 4-4, while the Steelers are also 4-4.
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to the lineup
after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left meniscus on Oct. 17.
He was out of sync for most of the game before leading a pair
scoring drives in the final quarter.
Chiefs 19, Jaguars 14
The Kansas City Chiefs overcame the absence of key players to beat
the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-14 for their fourth straight win.
Quarterback Alex Smith did not start because of head trauma and
running back Spencer Ware due to a concussion. Wide receiver Jeremy
Maclin departed early in the first quarter because of a groin
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Without the three playmakers, the Chiefs' struggled, totaling just
231 offensive yards and scoring just one touchdown, but did enough
to improve to 6-2 against the struggling Jaguars (2-6)
Dolphins 27, Jets 23
Rookie Kenyan Drake scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 96-yard
kickoff return to lead the Miami Dolphins to a third straight win, a
27-23 result over the New York Jets.
Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi, trying to become the first player
in NFL history to gain at least 200 yards in three straight games,
fell short of that mark. He rushed for 111 yards and one touchdown
on 24 carries.
Miami improved to 4-4. The Jets are 3-6.
Panthers 13, Rams 10
A touchdown pass by quarterback Cam Newton and two Graham Gano field
goals boosted the Carolina Panthers to a 13-10 victory over the Los
Newton completed 20 of 32 passes for 225 yards for Carolina (3-5),
while Los Angeles (3-5) quarterback Case Keenum was 27 of 46 for 296
yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Keenum was frequently booed throughout the game by the hometown
fans, who were apparently craving the pro debut of rookie
quarterback and top draft pick Jared Goff.
Chargers 43, Titans 35
Running Melvin Gordon collected 261 total yards and a touchdown as
the San Diego Chargers beat the Tennessee Titans 43-35.
Gordon, who paces the NFL with 11 touchdowns, rushed for a
career-high 196 yards on 32 carries and added 65 on four catches as
the Chargers (4-5) won for the third time in four games.
Philip Rivers clicked with Antonio Gates and Tyrell Williams for
touchdowns as the Chargers defeated the Titans (4-5) for the seventh
straight time in San Diego, including the postseason. Rivers
completed 24 of 33 passes for 275 yards.
Colts 31, Packers 26
The Indianapolis Colts held off the Green Bay Packers 31-26.
Andrew Luck threw for 281 yards and made two huge third-down passes
on the final drive for the Colts (4-5).
The Packers (4-4) offense sputtered until a late rally. Aaron
Rodgers finished 26 of 43 for 297 yards with three touchdowns and
one interception, but he had only 169 yards through three quarters.
Saints 41, 49ers 23
Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes as the surging New Orleans
Saints beat the reeling San Francisco 49ers 41-23.
Brees completed 28-of-39 passes for 323 yards and connected with
rookie Michael Thomas for two touchdowns and Mark Ingram for one.
The Saints (4-4) won for the fourth time in five games while the
49ers (1-7) lost their seventh game in a row. (Editing by Andrew
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