Highlights of Sunday's NFL games
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[November 14, 2016]
Nov 13 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of National Football League games on Sunday:
Seahawks 31, Patriots 24
The Seattle Seahawks, getting a small measure of revenge for losing
Super Bowl XLIX to New England in the final seconds, staged a
valiant goal-line stand in the closing seconds and the stunned the
Patriots 31-24 on Sunday night.
New England (7-2) had a first-and-goal at the 1 and failed on four
tries, culminating with Tom Brady lobbing a pass in the direction of
tight end Rob Gronkowski, who stumbled over safety Kam Chancellor as
the ball fell incomplete, allowing the Seahawks (6-2-1) to survive
for their second straight win.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson finished 25 of 37 for 348 yards,
and he tossed three touchdown passes to Doug Baldwin.
It was the 97th straight game, including playoffs, in which the
Seahawks haven't trailed by more than 10 points in the fourth
Cowboys 35, Steelers 30
Ezekiel Elliott ran 32 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with nine
seconds remaining -- his second score in a frantic final two minutes
-- and the Dallas Cowboys rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in
a dramatic renewal of their decades-long rivalry.
In a remarkable game in which the lead changed hands three times in
the final two minutes and four times in the fourth quarter, Elliott
ran for two touchdowns and also scored on an 83-yard screen pass as
the Cowboys (8-1) won their eighth in a row.
The Steelers (4-5) dropped their fourth in a row despite Ben
Roethlisberger's 408 yards passing and three touchdowns.
Dolphins 31, Chargers 24
Kiko Alonso returned Philip Rivers' third of four fourth-quarter
interceptions for a touchdown, lifting the Miami Dolphins past the
San Diego Chargers.
Rivers was trying to hit Tyrell Williams when Alonso jumped the
route for the pick and returned it 60 yards. Tony Lippett then
intercepted his second pass of the game in the closing minute to
clinch the victory for Miami (5-4).
Cardinals 23, 49ers 20
The Arizona Cardinals overcame four turnovers and a late-game rally
by the San Francisco 49ers by getting a game-winning, 34-yard field
goal from Chandler Catanzaro at the end of regulation.
It was the third field goal for Catanzaro, who also connected from
39 and 19 yards.
The Cardinals improved to 4-4-1. The 49ers lost for the eighth
consecutive game to drop to 1-8.
Chiefs 20, Panthers 17
Brazilian Cairo Santos kicked a 37-yard field goal on the last play
as the Kansas City Chiefs completed a comeback from 17 points down
to defeat the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte.
It was an unlikely conclusion as the Chiefs converted off two late
turnovers for their fifth straight win.
Santos kicked four field goals and Kansas City (7-2) won despite
going without a touchdown from its offense. The Panthers (3-6) were
denied stretching their winning streak to three games.
Rams 9, Jets 6
Kicker Greg Zuerlein kicked three field goals, including the
game-winning 34-yarder with 6:52 left, as the Los Angeles Rams edged
the New York Jets.
The road win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Rams (4-5),
who rode three Zuerlein field goals to a win for the second time
this season. Zuerlein accounted for all of Los Angeles' offense in a
9-3 win over Seattle on Sept. 18.
It was the second straight loss for the Jets (3-7), who are all but
eliminated from playoff contention.
Redskins 26, Vikings 20
Dustin Hopkins kicked four second-half field goals, the Washington
defense pitched a shutout in the final 30 minutes and the Redskins
sent the Minnesota Vikings for a fourth successive loss.
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Minnesota, behind six Sam Bradford to Stefon Diggs completions,
drove to the Washington 21-yard line in the final minute before
losing the ball on downs after Bradford was sacked on fourth-and-17.
Kirk Cousins passed for 262 yards and two touchdowns without an
interception for the Redskins (5-3-1) and Robert Kelley rushed for
Titans 47, Packers 25
The Tennessee Titans led 21-0 before the first quarter was over and
easily held off the Green Bay Packers.
In upping their record to 5-5, the Titans got a huge game from
quarterback Marcus Mariota, who completed 19 of 26 passes for 295
yards and four touchdowns. Mariota has 21 touchdown passes for the
year, becoming the first Tennessee quarterback since Steve McNair
(24) in 2003 to reach 20 in a season.
DeMarco Murray and Delanie Walker also enjoyed big days for the
Titans, as Green Bay fell to 4-5.
Buccaneers 36, Bears 10
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers forced four turnovers in the first half,
including a pick-six from safety Chris Conte, and picked up their
first home win, beating the Chicago Bears.
In the second-most lopsided Bucs win ever against the Bears in 57
all-time meetings, quarterback Jameis Winston passed for 312 yards
and two touchdowns for Tampa Bay (4-5).
Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler had two interceptions and a fumble in
the first half as the Bears (2-7) dropped to 0-5 on the road this
Texans 24, Jaguars 21
The Houston Texans scored one touchdown on defense and set up
another with a big play on special teams to give their offense an
easy day during a road victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Cornerback Kareem Jackson intercepted Jacksonville quarterback Blake
Bortles on the first drive of the game and returned it 42 yards for
a touchdown as the Texans (6-3) sent the Jaguars (2-7) to a fourth
Eagles 24, Falcons 15
The Philadelphia Eagles finally showed that they can win a game lae
as they rallied for a home win over the Atlanta Falcons.
The Eagles trailed 15-13 when running back Ryan Mathews scored on a
5-yard run for the winning points and then their defense kept the
high-flying Falcons' offense in check to improve to 5-4.
Mathews, who had lost his starting job to Darren Sproles, rushed for
a season-high 109 yards on 19 carries.
Broncos 25, Saints 23
Denver safety Justin Simmons leaped over the center to block a
potential game-winning extra point attempt and safety Will Parks
returned it 84 yards for a two-point defensive conversion to lift
the Broncos to a wild road victory over the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints appeared poised to win after Drew Brees threw a 32-yard
touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks with 1:22 left, tying the score at
23, pending the extra point try.
(Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes/Andrew Both)
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