NFL-Highlights of Sunday's NFL games
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[November 21, 2016]
Nov 20 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:
Patriots 30, 49ers 17
Tom Brady threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns, leading the New
England Patriots to a road victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Brady, who grew up as a 49ers fan in the San Francisco suburb of San
Mateo, faced them in the Bay Area for the first time in his NFL
career. He completed 24 of 40 passes.
Running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for 124 yards on 19 carries
for New England (8-2), which bounced back from a 31-24 loss to
Seattle. It was his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season.
Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of 30 passes for 206 yards and two
touchdowns for the 49ers (1-9), who lost their ninth straight game
-- matching a franchise record set in 1978.
Seahawks 26, Eagles 15
Quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 272 yards and a touchdown while
catching a pass for another score as Seattle rolled over
Wilson completed 18 of 31 passes and caught a 15-yard touchdown pass
from receiver Doug Baldwin as the Seahawks (7-2-1) won their third
in a row.
Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz completed 23 of 45 passes for
218 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions as the Eagles
(5-5) absorbed their fifth consecutive road loss.
Dolphins 14, Rams 10
Ryan Tannehill's 9-yard touchdown pass to DeVante Parker with 36
seconds left rallied Miami to a road victory over Los Angeles in wet
The Dolphins (6-4) didn't score until their final two possessions,
yet they extended their winning streak to five games. They also put
a damper on the debut of Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff.
Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, was 17 of 31 for 134
yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
The Rams (4-6) fell for the fifth time in six games.
Vikings 30, Cardinals 24
Xavier Rhodes returned one of his two interceptions 100 yards for a
touchdown and Cordarrelle Patterson started the second half with a
104-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as Minnesota held on to beat
The Vikings (6-4), who only amassed 217 total yards of offense,
snapped a four-game losing streak as they became the first team
since Dallas in 1962 to have two 100-yard touchdowns on an
interception return and kickoff return in the same game.
David Johnson had 160 total yards of offense and two touchdowns for
Cowboys 27, Ravens 17
Dak Prescott threw three touchdowns passes and Dallas beat Baltimore
for a club record ninth straight victory.
The Cowboys are 9-1 overall for the fourth time ever and first time
since 2007, and own the best record in the NFL. The Ravens (5-5)
came in leading the AFC North, but lost their fifth non-division
road game in a row.
Prescott completed 27 of 36 passes for 301 yards including two TD
passes to Dez Bryant and another to Cole Beasley. Ezekiel Elliot
gained 97 yards on 25 carries to break the team's rookie rushing
mark of 1,007 yards set by Tony Dorsett in 1977.
Buccaneers 19, Chiefs 17
With quarterback Jameis Winston picking apart a depleted Kansas City
defense, Tampa Bay rolled into Arrowhead Stadium to grab an upset
victory over Kansas City.
Winston threw for 331 yards and his 3-yard touchdown pass to tight
end Alan Cross midway through the fourth quarter gave the Buccaneers
a lead the Chiefs could not overcome.
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It was a second consecutive victory for Tampa Bay (5-5) and ended a
five-game winning streak for the Chiefs (7-3).
Steelers 24, Browns 9
Pittsburgh used a punishing ground game to snap a four-game losing
streak and beat winless Cleveland on the strength of 146 rushing
yards by Le'Veon Bell.
The Steelers improved to 5-5 and the Browns dipped to 0-11.
Colts 24, Titans 17
Indianapolis scored touchdowns on each of their first three
possessions, including two Andrew Luck scoring passes, and they held
on to defeat Tennessee.
Following a win against Green Bay, it marked the first time this
season that Indianapolis (5-5) has won consecutive games. Tennessee
(5-6) had won four of six before losing to the Colts for the second
time this season.
Luck, completing 15 of 28 for 262 yards, two touchdowns and one
interception, drove the Colts 64, 75 and 80 yards for touchdowns the
first three times they had the ball to build a 21-0 lead.
Lions 26, Jaguars 19
Andre Roberts returned a punt 55-yards for a touchdown and Rafael
Bush had a 39-yard interception return for another score as Detroit
Eric Ebron scored on a 1-yard run for Detroit (6-4). Jags
quarterback Blake Bortles threw for 202 yards and two TDs but was
also intercepted twice as Jacksonville fell to 2-8.
Giants 22, Bears 16
New York overcame a 10-point deficit to top Chicago as quarterback
Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter to rally
the Giants (7-3) to victory at home.
New York took the lead on Manning's 15-yard touchdown pass to
receiver Sterling Shepard with 6:49 left in the third quarter.
Chicago (2-8) played well in the first half but struggled against
the Giants defense after intermission.
Bills 16, Bengals 12
Tyrod Taylor passed for 166 yards and rushed for another 39, and Dan
Carpenter kicked field goals of 20, 26, and 54 yards as Buffalo beat
Cincinnati in a battle of attrition.
Injuries were the theme of the day as Buffalo moved up to 5-5 and
Cincinnati slumped to 3-6-1.
Bills' leading rusher LeSean McCoy left in the second quarter with a
thumb injury and did not return, and the top receivers for each team
- Buffalo's Robert Woods and Cincinnati's A.J. Green - also were
injured in the first half.
Redskins 42, Packers 24
Kirk Cousins passed for 375 yards and three touchdowns, Robert
Kelley rushed for 137 yards and three scores, and the Washington
Redskins beat the Green Bay Packers.
Pierre Garcon caught six passes for 116 yards and one touchdown, and
Jamison Crowder had 102 yards and a touchdown on three catches for
Washington (6-3-1), which has won six-of-eight after opening with
Slumping Green Bay (4-6) has lost four straight -- allowing 153
points -- and sits two games behind Minnesota and Detroit in the NFC
(Editing by Larry Fine/Andrew Both)
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