NFL roundup: Josh Jacobs carries Raiders to OT victory vs. Seahawks
Josh Jacobs scored on an 86-yard run with 4:20 left in overtime to give the Las Vegas Raiders a 40-34 victory against the host Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon.
Jacobs carried 33 times for 229 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders (4-7), who won in OT for the second consecutive week. Derek Carr overcame two first-quarter interceptions to complete 25 of 36 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns. Carr threw a 5-yard scoring strike to Foster Moreau with 1:54 remaining in regulation to tie the score.
The Seahawks (6-5) lost their second in a row and fell out of a first-place tie in the NFC West. Geno Smith was 27-of-37 passing for 328 yards and two TDs. Rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for two scores.
The Raiders got the ball first in overtime and moved to Seattle’s 37-yard line before the drive stalled. Daniel Carlson’s 56-yard field-goal attempt was wide right. The Seahawks went three-and-out and had to punt to Las Vegas’ 14-yard line. On the next play, Jacobs went up the middle and was hardly touched on his way to the end zone.
Jaguars 28, Ravens 27
Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdown passes and Jacksonville gambled on a successful two-point conversion with 14 seconds remaining to beat visiting Baltimore.
Lawrence completed 29 of 37 passes for 321 yards for Jacksonville (4-7). With just over two minutes to play, Lawrence started the Jaguars on their eventual game-winning drive. The drive was capped off by Lawrence connecting with Marvin Jones Jr. for a 10-yard touchdown. On the two-point conversion, Lawrence found Zay Jones on a pass to the left side of the end zone.
With just 14 seconds left, Baltimore (7-4) put Justin Tucker in position for a 67-yard field-goal attempt, but his kick was short as the Ravens’ four-game winning streak came to an end. Lamar Jackson totaled 343 yards of offense for Baltimore, carrying the ball 14 times for 89 yards and completing 16 of 32 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown.
Browns 23, Buccaneers 17 (OT)
Nick Chubb ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 19 seconds left in overtime to give Cleveland a victory against visiting Tampa Bay.
The winning run was set up by a 45-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett to Amari Cooper that moved the ball to Tampa Bay’s 3-yard line. Cleveland (4-7) tied it at 17-17 with 32 seconds left in regulation on Brissett’s 12-yard touchdown pass to David Njoku on fourth-and-10 and Cade York’s extra point.
Brissett passed for 210 yards, one TD and one interception in what was likely his final start before Deshaun Watson returns from his suspension. Tom Brady passed for 246 yards and two scores for the Bucs (5-6). Chris Godwin had 12 catches for 110 yards and a TD. The Buccaneers had taken a 17-10 lead with 7:41 left in the third quarter on Brady’s 5-yard TD pass to Ko Kieft.
Panthers 23, Broncos 10
Carolina’s Sam Darnold threw a touchdown pass and scored on a strange running play while the defense dominated in a victory against visiting Denver.
Darnold (11 of 19, 164 yards), who had been injured in the preseason and then was behind Baker Mayfield and PJ Walker in the pecking order, made good on his first chance in a role that he held last year. D’Onta Foreman rushed for 113 yards on 24 carries and Eddy Pineiro kicked three field goals for the Panthers (4-8).
The Broncos (3-8) were limited to 246 yards of total offense in losing their third straight game. Russell Wilson completed 19 of 35 passes for 142 yards and a late touchdown.
Dolphins 30, Texans 15
Tua Tagovailoa passed for 299 yards and a score and the Miami defense turned two turnovers into first-half touchdowns in a victory over Houston in Miami Gardens, Fla.
The Dolphins (8-3) led 30-0 by halftime — their largest since building a 41-0 halftime lead against Houston on Oct. 25, 2015 — and won their fifth consecutive game. Miami moved back into a first-place tie with the Buffalo Bills in the AFC East.
The Texans (1-9-1) entered the game with the NFL’s worst record and hoped for a better outcome after switching from second-year starter Davis Mills to Kyle Allen at quarterback. Allen completed 26 of 39 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown, but threw two interceptions and finished with a 67.8 passer rating in his first start for the Texans. He was sacked five times.
Jets 31, Bears 10
Mike White threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns to lead New York to a victory over Chicago in East Rutherford, N.J.
White completed 22 of 28 passes, including a 22-yard scoring strike to Elijah Moore and touchdown passes of 8 and 54 yards to Garrett Wilson, who finished with five receptions for 95 yards. The Jets (7-4) improved to 3-3 at home while Chicago (3-9) lost its fifth straight game and for the eighth time in its past nine contests.
Bears quarterback Trevor Siemian, thrust into the starting lineup after Justin Fields was inactive due to the injured shoulder he suffered in a loss to the Falcons last week, went 14-for-25 passing for 179 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Bengals 20, Titans 13
Tee Higgins caught seven passes for 114 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter to lift Cincinnati past Tennessee in Nashville, Tenn.
Joe Burrow completed 22 of 37 passes for 270 yards for the Bengals (7-4) and Samaje Perine, who started at running back for the injured Joe Mixon, gained 93 yards from scrimmage (58 rushing, 35 receiving) with a touchdown.
The Titans’ Ryan Tannehill finished 22 of 34 for 291 yards. Derrick Henry was held to 38 rushing yards on 17 carries but did have three receptions for 79 yards. With Tennessee (7-4) out of timeouts after an unnecessary roughness penalty, the Bengals kneeled three times to drain the clock late in the fourth. Cincinnati won for the fifth time in six games, while Tennessee lost in regulation for the first time since Week 2.
Commanders 19, Falcons 13
Kendall Fuller intercepted a batted pass in the end zone with 1:03 left to preserve Washington’s victory over Atlanta and continue its playoff drive in Landover, Md.
With Atlanta threatening to take the lead at the Washington 4-yard line, Daron Payne batted a pass by Marcus Mariota at the line of scrimmage and Fuller came down with the fluttering ball just inside the goal line. After Fuller’s interception, the Atlanta defense forced an apparent three-and-out. But Adetokunbo Ogundeji was flagged for running into punter Tress Way, ending Atlanta’s hopes.
In a close-to-the-vest game played in a steady rain, Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdown passes and Brian Robinson Jr. ran for a career-high 105 yards on 18 carries as Washington (7-5) won for the sixth time in its last seven games. Atlanta (5-7) was led by Mariota, who completed 15 of 25 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown. He also ran six times for 49 yards.
Chargers 25, Cardinals 24
Justin Herbert hit Austin Ekeler on a 1-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds remaining, then found Gerald Everett on a two-point conversion pass, as Los Angeles bypassed overtime and pulled off a victory over Arizona in Glendale, Ariz.
The Chargers (6-5) punted on their first three fourth-quarter possessions but finished off a seven-play, 38-yard drive in the final two minutes following a 20-yard punt return from DeAndre Carter.
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray played well in his return after missing two games with a hamstring injury, going 18 of 29 with 191 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Murray also had a rushing TD, while James Conner had 120 yards rushing for Arizona (4-8).
Chiefs 26, Rams 10
Patrick Mahomes threw for a touchdown and rookie Isiah Pacheco rushed for another to fuel host Kansas City over injury-riddled Los Angeles.
Mahomes connected on 27 of 42 of his passing attempts for 320 yards. He completed passes to 10 different receivers while Harrison Butker made four field goals to send the Chiefs (9-2) to their fifth straight win. Tight end Travis Kelce reeled in a 39-yard scoring pass in the first quarter for his 12th touchdown reception of the season.
Los Angeles’ Bryce Perkins threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Van Jefferson and had a team-high 44 rushing yards while making his first career NFL start. Perkins was playing in place of the injured Matthew Stafford (neck, concussion) for the Rams (3-8), who mustered just 198 total yards of offense en route to losing their fifth straight game.
49ers 13, Saints 0
Jimmy Garoppolo passed to Jauan Jennings for the game’s only touchdown and host San Francisco handed New Orleans its first shutout loss in more than 20 years.
Robbie Gould added two field goals and Garoppolo completed 26 of 37 passes for 222 yards as the 49ers (7-4) won their fourth consecutive game. Andy Dalton completed 18 of 29 for 204 yards, but Alvin Kamara had just 50 yards from scrimmage and lost two crucial fumbles for the Saints (4-8).
New Orleans reached a first-and-goal twice in the fourth quarter, trying to avoid the shutout and pull within one score, but the 49ers defense stood strong both times. It was the first time New Orleans failed to score in 333 games, dating back to Week 17 of the 2001 season against the 49ers.
–Field Level Media