Golden performance not enough for Lions in loss at Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Golden Tate caught the pass from Matthew Stafford in stride along the sideline, then slowed briefly to hold the ball out and show it to the defender before going into the end zone to put the Detroit Lions ahead with just over 2 minutes left in the game.

There was also a 45-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown in the first quarter, a play on which Tate high-stepped his way down the other sideline before making a diving defender miss and then turning around to back into the end zone.

Tate caught all eight passes thrown his way for 132 yards, but the Lions lost 26-24 on Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys got the ball last and kicked a field goal as time expired.

“For me personally, this sucks because celebrating stats by yourself is just no fun, and to me means nothing,” Tate said. “Celebrating a big win and having bonus of stats, that’s what you want to do.”

A week after the Lions (1-3) beat New England and new coach Matt Patricia’s old boss, they couldn’t hold on at the end in Dallas.

As for his showboating entries into the end zone, including the late 38-yard score, Tate said he let his emotions get away from him and called it selfish play on his part.

After Tate’s first touchdown, Patricia said something to him on the sideline.

The coach said after the game that he didn’t remember what he said, then offered, “Probably good job on the touchdown.”

When asked more specifically, the coach indicated that was an in-house issue that would stay that way.

“Obviously a lot of things could happen, a lot of bad things can happen, so just celebrate once you’re in the end zone,” Tate said. “At the end of the day, I am having fun, but I’ve got to put the team first.”

Tate, a ninth-year receiver, said the Lions want to be a disciplined group and that he has to lead by example.

“I can’t show that to the younger guys so they think it’s OK,” he said. “I’ve got to fix it.”

Detroit led 24-23 after Tate’s second touchdown with 2:17 remaining, but the Cowboys then got in position for Brett Maher’s 38-yard field goal on the final play of the drive.

On the first play after the 2-minute warning, rookie defensive end Da’Shawn Hand got to Dak Prescott, knocking the ball out. But the Cowboys quarterback was able to scoop up the fumble and roll out to throw the ball away. That came right before Prescott’s 34-yard pass to running back Ezekiel Elliott deep into Detroit territory.

“You go through a lot of emotions, it’s up and down, but you’ve got to stay focused, you’ve got to stay in the moment, you’ve got to go out and execute, and that’s the way the game is,” Patricia said. “There’s such a fine line in this league between winning and losing.”

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Bortles tosses 2 TD passes, Jags handle Darnold, Jets 31-12

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles felt as though Jacksonville’s offense wasted a dominant defensive performance last week.

He refused to let it happen again.

Bortles threw two touchdown passes, including a 67-yarder to Donte Moncrief, and the Jaguars offense gave the defense plenty of help in a 31-12 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday. Bortles ended up with a career-high 388 yards passing, topping 375 yards for the second time in three games.

“(The defense) played incredible again today,” Bortles said. “There were some sloppy parts of the game that we’ve got to clean up, but to give them some points to go play with the lead was good.”

It was a much different story a week ago, when the Jaguars (3-1) managed just two field goals in a 9-6 loss to Tennessee.

Bortles was clearly off in that one. He was much sharper against the Jets (1-3), who have dropped three straight.

He found T.J. Yeldon wide open for a 31-yard score in the second quarter and then beat a blitz with the deep pass to Moncrief down the sideline.

The pass to Moncrief was Jacksonville’s lone offensive highlight in an ugly second half. The Jaguars had three turnovers that led to nine points for the Jets.

“It’s just growth. That’s the easiest way to say it,” Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson said. “We’ve got to be consistent like this all time. Offense dropped the ball last week, so to speak, but this week they picked it up and put 500 yards on the board.

“That’s the best measure of a man and a football player — to put that turmoil behind you and move on and show your growth, and we did that.”

Jets rookie Sam Darnold was harassed early and often, getting sacked three times and nearly throwing three interceptions. Tashaun Gipson’s pick was overturned by a holding penalty on the other side of the field, and Pro Bowl cornerbacks A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey each dropped INTs that would have ended New York’s first two scoring drives.

Regardless, the Jaguars allowed 178 yards, allowed 10 first downs and recorded its first safety since 2014. It was the team’s best defensive output since holding Cincinnati to 148 yards last November.

The Jets scored their lone touchdown following Yeldon’s fourth-quarter fumble, a 2-yard pass from Darnold to Jordan Leggett. It was hardly the “identity game” the Jets had wanted.

“I felt we took a step back today,” Jets coach Todd Bowles said. “Nobody played well. We gave up a bunch of yards. We usually fight to be in ballgames. We’re usually in every ballgame. But we shot ourselves in the foot too much in the first half today. It’s back to the drawing board in every phase — offense, defense, special teams. It’s back to the drawing board.

“The other three games, we lost on silly things but we were in ballgames. Today, I don’t think we were in the ballgame. We didn’t give ourselves a chance.”

It was about what the confident Jaguars expected. They improved to 6-1 following losses in coach Doug Marrone’s two seasons.

Jacksonville’s biggest concern coming out of the victory was the health of running back Leonard Fournette, who re-injured his strained right hamstring. Fournette missed the last two games while trying to get back to full speed, but tweaked it during his return.

Fournette ran 11 times for 30 yards before leaving the game for good. Marrone said he’s worried about the relapse.

“I’d be (lying) if I said no,” Marrone said. ‘Anytime you come back and you’re ready to go and then all of a sudden you get injured again, it’s not a good sign.”

QB STATS

Bortles completed 29 of 38 passes, with an interception on a ball tipped at the line of scrimmage.

Darnold was 17 of 34 passing for 167 yards. The 1-2 punch of Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell combined for 26 yards rushing.

“We’ve got to make plays that were there,” Darnold said. “I’ve got to make throws that are there and not think too much, take what they give me and we’ll start to find completions and get into a rhythm.”

FIRST SACKS

Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue recorded their first sacks of the season. Williams took down Bortles in the second quarter. Ngakoue sacked Darnold on the last play of the first half.

KEY INJURIES

Jaguars center Brandon Linder was ruled out at halftime with a back injury. … Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne left game with a stomach illness, and linebacker Josh Martin was ruled out with concussion-like symptoms.

UP NEXT

Jets: Host Denver next Sunday.

Jaguars: Play at Kansas City next Sunday.

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Texans end losing streak in OT after Vinatieri sets record

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ka’imi Fairbairn took advantage of his second chance on a 37-yard field goal attempt Sunday, making it as time expired in overtime to give the Houston Texans a 37-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

He had missed the first kick wide left — just after Indy called timeout. Houston (1-3) ended the league’s losing streak at nine games with its first victory since Nov. 19.

The Colts threw an incomplete pass on fourth-and-four from their own 43, giving the ball back to Houston with 24 seconds to go. Deshaun Watson then connected with DeAndre Hopkins on a 24-yard pass to set up the winning kick.

It’s the third time in four weeks Indy (1-3) has come up short in the closing minutes. The loss spoiled Adam Vinatieri’s record-breaking day.

The 45-year-old kicker became the league’s career leader in field goals when he made a 42-yarder with 2 seconds left in the first half and he extended the mark to 567 with a 44-yarder to give the Colts a 34-31 lead in overtime.

But Fairbairn tied the score with a 29-yard kick and won it with the 37-yarder.

Vinatieri moved past Hall of Famer Morten Andersen, who had 565 career field goals.

Watson, who missed the final nine games last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, looked like his old self. He was 29 of 42 with 375 yards, two touchdown passes and one interception. He also rushed six times for 41 yards and his first rushing score of the season.

Hopkins had eight catches for 134 yards and Keke Coutee had 11 catches for 109 yards.

Luck nearly matched the franchise’s regular-season record with a 21-point comeback. But his final pass hit the ground.

He was 40 of 62 for a career-high 464 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He tied the single-game franchise record for completions and broke the mark for attempts.

Indy struck first, using T.Y. Hilton’s 40-yard reception to set up a 4-yard TD pass from Luck to Zach Pascal.

The Texans tied it on Jadeveon Clowney’s recovery of a botched snap in the end zone, then took the lead on Watson’s 3-yard TD pass to Will Fuller V. They made it 21-7 when Hopkins caught a 5-yard TD pass.

Vinatieri’s field goal got the Colts within 21-10 at halftime.

The Texans made it 28-10 with Watson’s 5-yard scoring run to open the second half.

But Luck methodically brought Indy back.

He hooked up with Nyheim Hines on a 14-yard TD pass to make it 28-17 and Eric Ebron on a 5-yard TD pass to make it 28-23. After Fairbairn made a 40-yard field goal to give the Texans a 31-23 lead with 2:58 left, Luck took the Colts 85 yards in a little more than two minutes and threw a 9-yard TD pass to Hines and a 2-point conversion pass to Chester Rogers with 45 seconds left in regulation.

INJURY REPORT

Texans: Hopkins started despite dealing with thumb, ankle and hamstring injuries all week. Fuller left with a hamstring injury late in the first half and linebacker Brian Peters did not return after injuring his ankle.

Colts: Hilton left with a chest injury and cornerback Kenny Moore III departed with a concussion in the first half. But Hilton returned then left in the second half with a hamstring injury. Moore did not return.

UP NEXT

Texans: Host cross-state rival Dallas next Sunday night.

Colts: Head to New England on Thursday night.

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Titans edge Eagles 26-23 on TD pass late in OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota hit Corey Davis with a 10-yard touchdown pass just before the end of overtime, and the Tennessee Titans beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-23 on Sunday for their best start since 2013.

The Titans trailed by 14 in the third quarter before rallying for the lead. They also trailed 23-20 in overtime before coming back again behind Mariota, who in his first start since being knocked out of the season opener with an injured elbow threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns while also running for a score.

On the game-winning drive, the Titans converted three fourth downs, one by penalty. Mariota hit Taywan Taylor with a 19-yarder on fourth-and-15, and Mariota found a wide-open Dion Lewis on fourth-and-2 for a 17-yard gain. Facing third-and-goal and the clock running out, Mariota found Davis for the receiver’s first TD catch in the regular season.

The Titans (3-1) also came up with four sacks. Rookie Harold Landry got his first and also stripped Carson Wentz of the ball within the first minute of the fourth quarter, setting up the second of Ryan Succop’s two field goals.

The Eagles (2-2) had their chances to win both at the end of regulation and in overtime but were forced to settle for a pair of field goals by Jake Elliott.

COWBOYS 26, LIONS 24

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brett Maher kicked a 38-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Dallas over Detroit.

Maher’s fourth field goal was set up by Dak Prescott’s 34-yard completion to running back Ezekiel Elliott on a deep throw after Matthew Stafford had put the Lions in front with a 38-yard touchdown to Golden Tate, their second TD connection of the day.

Elliott had 240 all-purpose yards, with 152 yards rushing and 88 receiving.

The best offensive day of the season for a previously struggling Dallas offense spoiled Stafford’s homecoming again, with his third straight loss at the home of the Cowboys (2-2). The former Dallas-area high school star threw for 307 yards.

Trailing 20-10, Stafford led the Lions (1-3) 75 yards to rookie Kerryon Johnson’s first career touchdown, an 8-yard run that started a back-and-forth final quarter.

BENGALS 37, FALCONS 36

ATLANTA (AP) — Andy Dalton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds remaining, lifting Cincinnati over Atlanta.

Dalton moved the Bengals 75 yards in about four minutes. He completed two passes on fourth down to Tyler Boyd, who had 11 catches for 100 yards, to keep the drive alive.

Green, the former University of Georgia star making his first return to the state of Georgia, made a diving catch in the right side of the end zone to cap the drive. He had four catches for 78 yards.

Giovani Bernard ran for 69 yards and two touchdowns for Cincinnati (3-1).

Matt Ryan continued his resurgence by throwing three scoring passes, including two to rookie Calvin Ridley, for the Falcons. As was the case last week, when he had his first career game with five touchdown passes in a loss to New Orleans, Ryan had too little support from an injury-depleted defense.

The Falcons (1-3) topped 30 points for the third straight week

TEXANS 37, COLTS 34, OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ka’imi Fairbairn took advantage of his second chance on a 37-yard field goal attempt, making it as time expired in overtime to give Houston a victory over Indianapolis.

He had missed the first kick wide left — just after Indy called timeout. Houston (1-3) ended the league’s losing streak at nine games with its first victory since Nov. 19.

The Colts threw an incomplete pass on fourth-and-4 from their 43, giving the ball back to Houston with 24 seconds to go. Deshaun Watson then connected with DeAndre Hopkins on a 24-yard pass to set up the winning kick.

It’s the third time in four weeks Indy (1-3) has come up short in the closing minutes. The loss spoiled Adam Vinatieri’s record-breaking day.

The 45-year-old kicker became the league’s career leader in field goals when he made a 42-yarder with 2 seconds left in the first half and he extended the mark to 567 with a 44-yarder to give the Colts a 34-31 lead in overtime.

But Fairbairn tied the score with a 29-yard kick and won it with the 37-yarder.

PATRIOTS 38, DOLPHINS 7

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns and New England handed Miami its first loss of the season.

It denied the Dolphins (3-1) their first 4-0 start since Hall of Fame coach Don Shula’s last season in 1995.

Brady improved to 15-1 as a starter against Miami.

But New England (2-2) lost one of its best players in the process. Tight end Rob Gronkowski, one of Brady’s favorite targets, left the game in the third quarter with a right ankle injury and did not return.

Running back James White finished with a rushing and receiving touchdown. Rookie running back Sony Michel rushed 25 times for 112 yards and his first career touchdown.

Miami struggled in every phase and looked very much like the team that has lost 10 straight road games to New England.

Ryan Tannehill finished 11 for 20 for 100 yards and an interception. He was pulled in the fourth quarter in favor of Brock Osweiler. Osweiler connected with Frank Gore for a 6-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter for Miami’s lone score.

BEARS 48, BUCCANEERS 10

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw a career-high six touchdown passes — one shy of the NFL record — and Chicago pounded Tampa Bay.

The Bears (3-1) won their third straight with Trubisky delivering the sort of breakout performance general manager Ryan Pace envisioned when he traded up a spot to draft the prized quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick last year.

He finished one TD pass short of the franchise mark set by Sid Luckman against the New York Giants in 1943. Luckman is tied with seven others in NFL history to throw seven TD passes in a game.

The Bears also racked up 483 yards in this one, nearly matching their record of 488 in that same game, on the way to their highest point total since 51-20 victory over Tennessee in 2012.

The defense did its part, harassing Ryan Fitzpatrick before Jameis Winston took over to start the second half. And the Bears won their third straight, matching their longest run since a 3-0 start in 2013.

JAGUARS 31, JETS 12

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles threw two touchdown passes, including a 67-yarder to Donte Moncrief, and Jacksonville used a dominant defensive performance to handle New York.

Bortles ended up with a career-high 388 yards passing, topping 375 yards for the second time in three games.

He found T.J. Yeldon wide open for a 31-yard score in the second quarter and then beat a blitz with the deep pass to Moncrief down the sideline.

The pass to Moncrief was Jacksonville’s lone offensive highlight in an ugly second half. The Jaguars (3-1) had three turnovers that led to nine points for the Jets (1-3), who have dropped three straight.

Jets rookie Sam Darnold was harassed early and often, getting sacked three times and nearly throwing three interceptions. Tashaun Gipson’s pick was overturned by a holding penalty on the other side of the field, and Pro Bowl cornerbacks A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey each dropped INTs that would have ended New York’s scoring drives.

PACKERS 22, BILLS 0

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Graham connected on their first touchdown pass of the year, and Green Bay put together its most complete defensive effort of the season in a win over the Buffalo.

Aaron Jones added 65 yards and a score on 11 carries for the Packers, who slowed in the second half after a fast start on offense.

The defense didn’t let up against the Bills. Green Bay (2-1-1) posted its first shutout since a 9-0 win over the Jets in 2010.

Rookie quarterback Josh Allen accounted for three turnovers, including two interceptions and a fumble late in the fourth quarter that stood on review. He was 16 of 33 for 151 yards.

The Bills had a much tougher time on the road in the NFC North, a week after a stunning win at heavily favored Minnesota.

Buffalo did manage to force Rodgers to throw his first interception of the year. Rodgers also fumbled the ball away early in the fourth quarter after a sack by Taron Johnson.

But a 16-0 lead at the half was more than enough cushion against Buffalo’s feeble offense. Even the return of running back LeSean McCoy, who missed a game because of a rib injury, didn’t help the Bills (1-3).

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The Latest: C.J. Beathard off to solid start for 49ers

The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT):

5:10 p.m.

C.J. Beathard is off to a solid beginning in his first start of the season for the San Francisco 49ers.

Beathard, who has taken over the quarterback duties after Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a season-ending knee injury last week in Kansas City, was 5 of 6 for 44 yards in the first quarter as the Niners lead the Los Angeles Chargers 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.

After Caleb Sturgis missed a 54-yard field goal, Beathard led the Niners 56 yards in six plays, culminating in a 2-yard touchdown toss to Kendrick Bourne.

Beathard lost five of his six starts last season before being replaced by Garoppolo, who the Niners acquired from the Patriots

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5 p.m.

The Los Angeles Chargers’ problems with missed extra points during Anthony Lynn’s tenure continue.

Following Antonio Gates’ 5-yard touchdown reception from Philip Rivers, Caleb Sturgis was wide right on his point-after attempt as the Chargers trail San Francisco 14-6 late in the first quarter.

That is the Chargers’ seventh missed PAT since the start of last season, which is the most in the NFL. They had only one in the first two seasons that extra points were moved back.

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4:50 p.m.

San Francisco wide receiver Dante Pettis is questionable to return after suffering a knee injury against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Pettis was carted off during the first quarter. The second-round pick has three receptions this season for 96 yards and a touchdown.

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4:40 p.m.

In its first game without Jimmy Garoppolo, the defense has provided San Francisco with an early lift.

On the third play against the Chargers, linebacker Antone Exum Jr. picked off a Philip Rivers pass and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown to give the Niners a 7-0 lead 57 seconds into the game at StubHub Center.

It is the first interception of Exum’s career and the second time in the past six games dating back to last season that the Niners have returned an interception for a touchdown.

It is the 23rd Pick Six of Rivers’ career, which is second among active quarterbacks. New Orleans’ Drew Brees has 27.

— Joe Reedy reporting from Carson, California.

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4:18 p.m.

The Josh Rosen era has begun in the desert.

The rookie quarterback started his first game for the Arizona Cardinals against the Seattle Seahawks. Rosen played 11 snaps in place of Sam Bradford last week against Chicago, throwing an interception in the 16-14 loss.

First-year coach Steve Wilks named Rosen the starter this week. The 10th overall pick of this year’s draft, Rosen misfired on his first two passes and was sacked on Arizona’s opening drive.

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3:30 p.m.

The Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers each have wide receivers being evaluated for head injuries.

Bills wideout Kelvin Benjamin left the game in the third quarter after absorbing a hard hit from Ha Ha Clinton-Dix that led to an interception for the Packers safety.

The Packers’ Geronimo Allison left later in the quarter after taking a hard hit from a Bills defensive back on an incompletion.

Green Bay has a 19-0 lead going into the fourth quarter.

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3:05 p.m.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has headed to the locker room with an ankle injury.

Gronkowski left the Patriots matchup with the Dolphins in the third quarter and limped off the field favoring his right leg.

Just moments before the injury, Gronkowski hauled in his fourth catch of the day, the 491st of his career. It marked a franchise record for catches by a tight end, passing Ben Coates.

The Patriots lead the Dolphins 31-0.

— Kyle Hightower, reporting from Foxborough, Mass.

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3 p.m.

Jameis Winston has replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback for Tampa Bay.

Winston entered the game to start the second half with the Buccaneers trailing the Bears 38-3 and promptly got intercepted by Danny Trevathan.

Khalil Mack appeared to tip the ball on a pass rush as he released the pass.

Winston rejoined the team following a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. His punishment stemmed from the league’s investigation of an accusation that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016.

Fitzpatrick was 9 of 18 for 126 yards and got sacked two times.

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2:57 p.m.

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was carted off the field after going down with a lower right leg injury early in the third quarter at Atlanta.

Eifert caught a 2-yard pass and was tackled by De’Vondre Campbell and was also hit by Jack Crawford as he crumpled to the turf.

Eifert, the Bengals’ third-leading receiver this season, immediately was on his back in pain. The medical staff stabilized his leg and lifted him onto the cart.

His teammates came over to offer encouragement, and Eifert appeared emotional as he left the field.

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2:46 p.m.

The Bears’ Khalil Mack had a strip-sack in the first half against Tampa Bay.

That made him the first player with a sack and forced fumble in four straight games since Robert Mathis in 2005.

A two-time All-Pro, Mack got traded to the Bears by Oakland on Sept. 1.

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2:45 p.m.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled out two starters for the rest of the day against the New York Jets, including running back Leonard Fournette.

Fournette left the game with tightness in his right hamstring in the second quarter. He returned for a few plays, but was ruled out at halftime.

Fournette missed the previous two games with the same injury, making his setback concerning.

Center Brandon Linder also was ruled out at the break with a back injury.

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2:44 p.m.

The Buffalo Bills are having a miserable day at Lambeau Field.

Mason Crosby kicked a 52-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to give the Green Bay Packers a 16-0 lead.

The Bills look nothing like the team that beat the Vikings 27-6 on the road last week in Minnesota. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen is 5 of 19 for 58 yards and an interception late in the first half. He made an ill-timed pass under pressure outside the pocket that was picked off in the end zone by rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander.

The Packers’ defense has contained the mobile Allen, who made the highlight reel last week for hurdling over Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr on a first-down run.

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2:42 p.m.

Chicago’s Mitchell Trubisky threw for five touchdowns in the first half, helping the Bears build a 38-3 lead over Tampa Bay.

The only NFL player with more in a single half was Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers with six against Chicago in the first two quarters of a romp at Lambeau Field on Nov. 9, 2014.

Sid Luckman holds the Bears’ record for TD passes in a game with seven against the New York Giants in 1943.

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2:40 p.m.

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri made a 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in the first half to break the NFL’s career record.

The 23-year veteran has 566 field goals — one more than Hall of Famer Morten Andersen. And he achieved the feat on his home turf, just a short drive from where Andersen played high school football.

After the kick, Vinatieri celebrated briefly with holder Rigoberto Sanchez, long snapper Luke Rhodes and the rest of the kicking unit. But that was the extent of the celebration for the 45-year-old Vinatieri, who is the league’s oldest active player.

He has moved within 31 points of breaking Andersen’s career scoring record of 2,544 points.

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2:30 p.m.

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks has been ejected from the game against Tampa Bay for pushing an official.

Hicks was scuffling with a Buccaneers player when he shoved the official. The incident occurred on the other side of the field after Eddie Jackson intercepted a pass by Ryan Fitzpatrick late in the first half.

Also, Bears linebacker Sam Acho left the game with a pectoral injury. Acho was injured in the first half.

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2:05 p.m.

Aaron Rodgers has thrown his first interception of the year. It came on a pass over the middle that was deflected by linebacker Tremaine Edmunds that ended up being high and slightly behind tight end Jimmy Graham.

Rodgers is 7 of 11 for 98 yards with a score. Safety Jordan Poyer picked the ball out of the air for the interception. The Bills though were unable to take advantage on the rare turnover by Rodgers and were forced to punt. It was Buffalo’s fourth three-and-out in five drives. Green Bay leads 13-0 midway through the second quarter.

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2 p.m.

An unnamed stadium security guard was taken off the field on a stretcher late in the first quarter during the Texans-Colts game.

Team officials said he was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Colts spokesman Matt Conti said no other updates will be given because of privacy rules.

The security guard was injured when a player ran into him on a punt. It came just about the same time Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton received a rousing ovation after returning to the sideline with what the Colts described as a chest injury.

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1:45 p.m.

Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham has his first official Lambeau Leap.

Graham caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers with 5:15 left in the first quarter, though the Mason Crosby missed the extra point to keep the score at 6-0.

Graham had a touchdown catch wiped out a couple of weeks ago by a penalty. He joined the Packers in the offseason as a free agent.

Rodgers is moving a little better in his third game since injuring his left knee. He is 5 of 7 for 72 yards.

For the Bills, safety Micah Hyde is questionable to return with a groin injury. Hyde is returning to Lambeau Field for the first time since leaving the Packers as a free agent after the 2016 season.

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1:40 p.m.

Patriots’ Tom Brady has thrown his third interception of the season. This one was a deep, third down pass over the middle that was picked off by Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain at the 1:36 mark of the first quarter.

Brady didn’t throw his third interception last season until Week 11 against Miami.

The Patriots lead 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.

— Kyle Hightower, reporting from Foxborough, Mass.

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1:30 p.m.

Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard has hurt a shoulder in the first quarter against Philadelphia and is questionable to return.

Woodyard is the Titans’ leading tackler this season. The 11-year veteran was hurt tackling Eagles tight end Zach Ertz at the end of a 17-yard reception on Philadelphia’s opening series of the game.

Woodyard walked to the sideline on his own and was evaluated inside the tent behind the bench.

Jayon Brown replaced Woodyard and pressured Carson Wentz into an incompletion on third down, forcing a punt.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee

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1:15 p.m.

Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton walked straight to the locker room after landing hard on his shoulder following a 40-yard catch-and-run against Houston.

It was unclear what Hilton’s injury was and there was no immediate announcement.

The four-time Pro Bowler’s big play set up Indy’s first score, a 4-yard TD pass from Luck to Zach Pascal. Luck extended his streak of consecutive games with a TD pass to 27, tying Peyton Manning for the second-longest total in franchise history.

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1:05 p.m.

Dolphins running back Frank Gore has become the eighth running back in NFL history to appear in 200 NFL games.

Gore took the field in the first quarter of Miami’s matchup with the Patriots.

With 14,124 rushing yards, Gore entered the game ranked fourth on the NFL’s all-time rushing list behind only Emmitt Smith (18,335), Walter Payton (16,726) and Barry Sanders (15,269).

— Kyle Hightower, reporting from Foxborough, Mass.

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1 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback over Jameis Winston.

Fitzpatrick started against the Chicago Bears on Sunday after Winston rejoined the team following a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Fitzpatrick has thrown for a league-leading 1,230 yards and 11 TDs. He is the first player in NFL history to top 400 yards passing in three consecutive games.

The discipline against Winston stemmed from the league’s investigation of an accusation that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016.

Defensive tackle Vita Vea, the No. 12 overall draft pick this year, is active for the first time after being sidelined by a calf injury.

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1 p.m.

Dolphins receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson both kneeled during the national anthem before their team’s game against the Patriots and defensive end Robert Quinn raised his right fist.

All three have staged similar demonstrations during the anthem before their team’s other games this season.

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The Latest: 49ers Pettis suffers knee injury; questionable

The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT):

4:50 p.m.

San Francisco wide receiver Dante Pettis is questionable to return after suffering a knee injury against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Pettis was carted off during the first quarter. The second-round pick has three receptions this season for 96 yards and a touchdown.

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4:40 p.m.

In its first game without Jimmy Garoppolo, the defense has provided San Francisco with an early lift.

On the third play against the Chargers, linebacker Antone Exum Jr. picked off a Philip Rivers pass and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown to give the Niners a 7-0 lead 57 seconds into the game at StubHub Center.

It is the first interception of Exum’s career and the second time in the past six games dating back to last season that the Niners have returned an interception for a touchdown.

It is the 23rd Pick Six of Rivers’ career, which is second among active quarterbacks. New Orleans’ Drew Brees has 27.

— Joe Reedy reporting from Carson, California.

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4:18 p.m.

The Josh Rosen era has begun in the desert.

The rookie quarterback started his first game for the Arizona Cardinals against the Seattle Seahawks. Rosen played 11 snaps in place of Sam Bradford last week against Chicago, throwing an interception in the 16-14 loss.

First-year coach Steve Wilks named Rosen the starter this week. The 10th overall pick of this year’s draft, Rosen misfired on his first two passes and was sacked on Arizona’s opening drive.

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3:30 p.m.

The Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers each have wide receivers being evaluated for head injuries.

Bills wideout Kelvin Benjamin left the game in the third quarter after absorbing a hard hit from Ha Ha Clinton-Dix that led to an interception for the Packers safety.

The Packers’ Geronimo Allison left later in the quarter after taking a hard hit from a Bills defensive back on an incompletion.

Green Bay has a 19-0 lead going into the fourth quarter.

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3:05 p.m.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has headed to the locker room with an ankle injury.

Gronkowski left the Patriots matchup with the Dolphins in the third quarter and limped off the field favoring his right leg.

Just moments before the injury, Gronkowski hauled in his fourth catch of the day, the 491st of his career. It marked a franchise record for catches by a tight end, passing Ben Coates.

The Patriots lead the Dolphins 31-0.

— Kyle Hightower, reporting from Foxborough, Mass.

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3 p.m.

Jameis Winston has replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback for Tampa Bay.

Winston entered the game to start the second half with the Buccaneers trailing the Bears 38-3 and promptly got intercepted by Danny Trevathan.

Khalil Mack appeared to tip the ball on a pass rush as he released the pass.

Winston rejoined the team following a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. His punishment stemmed from the league’s investigation of an accusation that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016.

Fitzpatrick was 9 of 18 for 126 yards and got sacked two times.

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2:57 p.m.

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was carted off the field after going down with a lower right leg injury early in the third quarter at Atlanta.

Eifert caught a 2-yard pass and was tackled by De’Vondre Campbell and was also hit by Jack Crawford as he crumpled to the turf.

Eifert, the Bengals’ third-leading receiver this season, immediately was on his back in pain. The medical staff stabilized his leg and lifted him onto the cart.

His teammates came over to offer encouragement, and Eifert appeared emotional as he left the field.

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2:46 p.m.

The Bears’ Khalil Mack had a strip-sack in the first half against Tampa Bay.

That made him the first player with a sack and forced fumble in four straight games since Robert Mathis in 2005.

A two-time All-Pro, Mack got traded to the Bears by Oakland on Sept. 1.

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2:45 p.m.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled out two starters for the rest of the day against the New York Jets, including running back Leonard Fournette.

Fournette left the game with tightness in his right hamstring in the second quarter. He returned for a few plays, but was ruled out at halftime.

Fournette missed the previous two games with the same injury, making his setback concerning.

Center Brandon Linder also was ruled out at the break with a back injury.

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2:44 p.m.

The Buffalo Bills are having a miserable day at Lambeau Field.

Mason Crosby kicked a 52-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to give the Green Bay Packers a 16-0 lead.

The Bills look nothing like the team that beat the Vikings 27-6 on the road last week in Minnesota. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen is 5 of 19 for 58 yards and an interception late in the first half. He made an ill-timed pass under pressure outside the pocket that was picked off in the end zone by rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander.

The Packers’ defense has contained the mobile Allen, who made the highlight reel last week for hurdling over Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr on a first-down run.

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2:42 p.m.

Chicago’s Mitchell Trubisky threw for five touchdowns in the first half, helping the Bears build a 38-3 lead over Tampa Bay.

The only NFL player with more in a single half was Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers with six against Chicago in the first two quarters of a romp at Lambeau Field on Nov. 9, 2014.

Sid Luckman holds the Bears’ record for TD passes in a game with seven against the New York Giants in 1943.

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2:40 p.m.

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri made a 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in the first half to break the NFL’s career record.

The 23-year veteran has 566 field goals — one more than Hall of Famer Morten Andersen. And he achieved the feat on his home turf, just a short drive from where Andersen played high school football.

After the kick, Vinatieri celebrated briefly with holder Rigoberto Sanchez, long snapper Luke Rhodes and the rest of the kicking unit. But that was the extent of the celebration for the 45-year-old Vinatieri, who is the league’s oldest active player.

He has moved within 31 points of breaking Andersen’s career scoring record of 2,544 points.

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2:30 p.m.

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks has been ejected from the game against Tampa Bay for pushing an official.

Hicks was scuffling with a Buccaneers player when he shoved the official. The incident occurred on the other side of the field after Eddie Jackson intercepted a pass by Ryan Fitzpatrick late in the first half.

Also, Bears linebacker Sam Acho left the game with a pectoral injury. Acho was injured in the first half.

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2:05 p.m.

Aaron Rodgers has thrown his first interception of the year. It came on a pass over the middle that was deflected by linebacker Tremaine Edmunds that ended up being high and slightly behind tight end Jimmy Graham.

Rodgers is 7 of 11 for 98 yards with a score. Safety Jordan Poyer picked the ball out of the air for the interception. The Bills though were unable to take advantage on the rare turnover by Rodgers and were forced to punt. It was Buffalo’s fourth three-and-out in five drives. Green Bay leads 13-0 midway through the second quarter.

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2 p.m.

An unnamed stadium security guard was taken off the field on a stretcher late in the first quarter during the Texans-Colts game.

Team officials said he was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Colts spokesman Matt Conti said no other updates will be given because of privacy rules.

The security guard was injured when a player ran into him on a punt. It came just about the same time Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton received a rousing ovation after returning to the sideline with what the Colts described as a chest injury.

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1:45 p.m.

Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham has his first official Lambeau Leap.

Graham caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers with 5:15 left in the first quarter, though the Mason Crosby missed the extra point to keep the score at 6-0.

Graham had a touchdown catch wiped out a couple of weeks ago by a penalty. He joined the Packers in the offseason as a free agent.

Rodgers is moving a little better in his third game since injuring his left knee. He is 5 of 7 for 72 yards.

For the Bills, safety Micah Hyde is questionable to return with a groin injury. Hyde is returning to Lambeau Field for the first time since leaving the Packers as a free agent after the 2016 season.

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1:40 p.m.

Patriots’ Tom Brady has thrown his third interception of the season. This one was a deep, third down pass over the middle that was picked off by Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain at the 1:36 mark of the first quarter.

Brady didn’t throw his third interception last season until Week 11 against Miami.

The Patriots lead 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.

— Kyle Hightower, reporting from Foxborough, Mass.

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1:30 p.m.

Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard has hurt a shoulder in the first quarter against Philadelphia and is questionable to return.

Woodyard is the Titans’ leading tackler this season. The 11-year veteran was hurt tackling Eagles tight end Zach Ertz at the end of a 17-yard reception on Philadelphia’s opening series of the game.

Woodyard walked to the sideline on his own and was evaluated inside the tent behind the bench.

Jayon Brown replaced Woodyard and pressured Carson Wentz into an incompletion on third down, forcing a punt.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee

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1:15 p.m.

Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton walked straight to the locker room after landing hard on his shoulder following a 40-yard catch-and-run against Houston.

It was unclear what Hilton’s injury was and there was no immediate announcement.

The four-time Pro Bowler’s big play set up Indy’s first score, a 4-yard TD pass from Luck to Zach Pascal. Luck extended his streak of consecutive games with a TD pass to 27, tying Peyton Manning for the second-longest total in franchise history.

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1:05 p.m.

Dolphins running back Frank Gore has become the eighth running back in NFL history to appear in 200 NFL games.

Gore took the field in the first quarter of Miami’s matchup with the Patriots.

With 14,124 rushing yards, Gore entered the game ranked fourth on the NFL’s all-time rushing list behind only Emmitt Smith (18,335), Walter Payton (16,726) and Barry Sanders (15,269).

— Kyle Hightower, reporting from Foxborough, Mass.

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1 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback over Jameis Winston.

Fitzpatrick started against the Chicago Bears on Sunday after Winston rejoined the team following a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Fitzpatrick has thrown for a league-leading 1,230 yards and 11 TDs. He is the first player in NFL history to top 400 yards passing in three consecutive games.

The discipline against Winston stemmed from the league’s investigation of an accusation that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016.

Defensive tackle Vita Vea, the No. 12 overall draft pick this year, is active for the first time after being sidelined by a calf injury.

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1 p.m.

Dolphins receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson both kneeled during the national anthem before their team’s game against the Patriots and defensive end Robert Quinn raised his right fist.

All three have staged similar demonstrations during the anthem before their team’s other games this season.

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Texans-Colts Stats

Houston 14 7 7 3 6—37
Indianapolis 7 3 7 14 3—34
First Quarter

Ind_Pascal 4 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 11:17.

Hou_Clowney 0 fumble return (Fairbairn kick), 5:19.

Hou_Fuller 3 pass from Watson (Fairbairn kick), 1:45.

Second Quarter

Hou_Hopkins 5 pass from Watson (Fairbairn kick), 1:08.

Ind_FG Vinatieri 42, :02.

Third Quarter

Hou_Watson 5 run (Fairbairn kick), 6:39.

Ind_Hines 14 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 5:14.

Fourth Quarter

Ind_Ebron 5 pass from Luck (pass failed), 7:41.

Hou_FG Fairbairn 40, 2:58.

Ind_Hines 9 pass from Luck (Rogers pass from Luck), :45.

Overtime

Ind_FG Vinatieri 44, 6:00.

Hou_FG Fairbairn 29, 1:50.

Hou_FG Fairbairn 37, :00.

A_57,716.

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Hou Ind
First downs 30 28
Total Net Yards 466 478
Rushes-yards 35-119 17-41
Passing 347 437
Punt Returns 2-20 1-19
Kickoff Returns 4-69 2-32
Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-1
Comp-Att-Int 29-42-1 40-62-0
Sacked-Yards Lost 7-28 4-27
Punts 5-41.4 5-44.0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-2
Penalties-Yards 10-54 10-85
Time of Possession 40:04 29:56

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Houston, Miller 15-49, Watson 6-41, Blue 12-31, Coutee 2-(minus 2). Indianapolis, Wilkins 8-16, Luck 3-11, Hines 4-10, McNichols 2-4.

PASSING_Houston, Watson 29-42-1-375. Indianapolis, Luck 40-62-0-464.

RECEIVING_Houston, Coutee 11-109, Hopkins 10-169, Fuller 4-49, Akins 2-24, Griffin 1-12, Coates 1-12. Indianapolis, Hines 9-63, Rogers 8-85, Pascal 6-56, Grant 5-64, Ebron 5-40, Hilton 4-115, M.Johnson 2-24, Alie-Cox 1-17.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_Houston, Fairbairn 59.

Dalton's late TD pass to Green lifts Bengals over Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) — Andy Dalton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds remaining, lifting the Cincinnati Bengals to a 37-36 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Dalton moved the Bengals 75 yards in about four minutes. He completed two passes on fourth down to Tyler Boyd, who had 11 catches for 100 yards, to keep the drive alive.

Green, the former University of Georgia star making his first return to the state of Georgia, made a diving catch in the right side of the end zone to cap the drive. He had four catches for 78 yards.

Giovani Bernard ran for 69 yards and two touchdowns for Cincinnati (3-1).

Matt Ryan continued his resurgence by throwing three scoring passes, including two to rookie Calvin Ridley, for the Falcons. As was the case last week, when he had his first career game with five touchdown passes in a loss to New Orleans, Ryan had too little support from an injury-depleted defense.

The Falcons (1-3) topped 30 points for the third straight week. Ryan, the 2016 NFL MVP, has thrown eight touchdown passes in his past two weeks and has 10 through four games after throwing only 20 in 2017.

Atlanta’s Matt Bryant, who kicked three field goals, including a 55-yard field goal in the second quarter, was good from 32 yards to give the Falcons a 36-31 lead with 4:15 remaining.

That was too much time for Dalton, who completed 29 of 41 passes for 336 yards and three touchdowns and one interception.

There were no punts in the first half. The Bengals scored touchdowns on each of their four possessions.

Ridley had scoring catches of 11 and 30 yards, giving him five in his past two games and six for the season.

Ridley’s second TD catch, a 30-yarder, gave Atlanta a 33-28 lead early in the fourth quarter when the 2-point pass attempt was no good.

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert had four catches for 38 yards, including a 15-yard scoring catch in the first quarter, before suffering a gruesome lower right leg injury early in the third quarter.

Eifert, the team’s third-leading receiver entering the game, caught a 2-yard pass and was tackled by De’Vondre Campbell and Jack Crawford. Eifert brought his hands up to his helmet as he was on his back in obvious pain. His leg stabilized by the medical staff, Eifert received encouragement from teammates before he was carted off the field.

Each team was without its top running back. Devonta Freeman missed his third straight game for Atlanta with a sore right knee. Joe Mixon was held out for the second straight week for the Bengals after having debris removed from his right knee.

INJURY REPORT

Bengals halfback Mark Walton did not return and was being treated for a possible concussion after a helmet-to-helmet penalty hit by Brian Poole near the end of the third. Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett had an ankle injury late in the fourth and did not return.

UP NEXT

Bengals: host Miami Dolphins next Sunday.

Falcons: Visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in first road game since opening season at Philadelphia.

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Eagles-Titans Stats

Philadelphia 0 10 7 3 3—23
Tennessee 3 0 7 10 6—26
First Quarter

Ten_FG Succop 42, 11:22.

Second Quarter

Phi_Matthews 56 pass from Wentz (Elliott kick), 4:04.

Phi_FG Elliott 27, :00.

Third Quarter

Phi_Jeffery 16 pass from Wentz (Elliott kick), 7:36.

Ten_Mariota 2 run (Succop kick), 2:51.

Fourth Quarter

Ten_FG Succop 33, 9:18.

Ten_Sharpe 11 pass from Mariota (Succop kick), 5:01.

Phi_FG Elliott 30, :16.

Overtime

Phi_FG Elliott 37, 6:19.

Ten_C.Davis 10 pass from Mariota, :05.

A_69,013.

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Phi Ten
First downs 25 22
Total Net Yards 432 397
Rushes-yards 22-117 22-70
Passing 315 327
Punt Returns 2-42 2-8
Kickoff Returns 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Ret. 1-23 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 33-50-0 30-43-1
Sacked-Yards Lost 4-33 3-17
Punts 6-51.3 5-50.8
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 8-77 4-30
Time of Possession 34:25 35:30

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Philadelphia, Ajayi 15-70, Smallwood 5-39, Wentz 2-8. Tennessee, Mariota 10-46, Henry 8-24, D.Lewis 4-0.

PASSING_Philadelphia, Wentz 33-50-0-348. Tennessee, Mariota 30-43-1-344.

RECEIVING_Philadelphia, Ertz 10-112, Jeffery 8-105, Agholor 5-22, Smallwood 3-15, Ajayi 3-11, Goedert 2-13, Matthews 1-56, Aiken 1-14. Tennessee, C.Davis 9-161, D.Lewis 9-66, Taylor 7-77, Sharpe 2-27, Henry 2-7, Jennings 1-6.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Prescott, Elliott set up winning FG, Cowboys top Lions 26-24

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott got the Dallas offense going again, and spoiled Matthew Stafford’s homecoming again.

Brett Maher kicked a 38-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Cowboys to a 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Maher’s fourth field goal was set up by Prescott’s 34-yard completion to Elliott , his star running back, on a deep throw after Stafford had put the Lions in front with 2:17 remaining on a 38-yard touchdown to Golden Tate , their second TD connection of the day.

Elliott had a career-high 240 all-purpose yards, with 152 yards rushing and 88 receiving also highlighted by a 38-yard touchdown on a screen in the second quarter.

The best day of the season for a previously struggling Dallas offense handed Stafford his third straight loss at the home of the Cowboys (2-2), seven years after his only win in his first trip to AT&T Stadium. The former Dallas-area high school star threw for 307 yards.

Trailing 20-10, Stafford led the Lions (1-3) 75 yards to rookie Kerryon Johnson’s first career touchdown , an 8-yard run that started a back-and-fourth final quarter. Johnson ran 32 yards on the first play of the game and finished with 55.

After the Cowboys settled for Maher’s third field goal on an 85-yard drive, Stafford found Tate for 35 yards into Dallas territory before Tate easily beat zone coverage down the sideline and strutted toward the end zone, just as he had on a 45-yard score in the first quarter.

But Prescott had an answer while throwing for at least 200 yards for the first time this season. The Dallas quarterback saved the final drive by picking up a fumble when he was hit on the arm and scrambling before throwing the ball out of bounds.

Prescott then converted a third down on the next play and two plays later threw deep to Elliott with linebacker Jarrad Davis trailing the 2016 NFL rushing leader by a couple of steps. The Cowboys then killed the clock to set up Maher, the kicker they chose over trusty Dan Bailey at the end of the preseason in a cost-cutting move.

“It was a matchup we liked,” coach Jason Garrett said. “Dak liked what he saw from the coverage. Zeke did a great job on the route. Critical situation, made that throw. For Zeke to be able to finish it and put us in position for the game-winner, big time.”

Elliott had a season-high 25 carries for his 152 yards, and Prescott was 17 of 27 for 255 yards with two touchdowns, including tight end Geoff Swaim’s first career score .

Stafford was 24 of 30 with the two scores to Tate, who had eight catches for 132 yards.

ROUGHING THE PASSER

The touchdown screen to Elliott was set up by a roughing-the-passer penalty against Romeo Okwara. The question was whether the whistle had blown when he hit Prescott, who was trying to escape pressure when he stumbled out of an attempted tackle and went to a knee. Prescott popped up but had stopped moving, anticipating that he was down, when Okwara knocked him to the ground. Officials discussed the play before announcing two defensive penalties. The other was an illegal contact call against Darius Slay.

CAREER FIRST

Dallas receiver Terrance Williams was a healthy scratch for the first time in his six-year career. The Cowboys have struggled for consistency with their pass catchers in the first season without Jason Witten and Dez Bryant. They have seven receivers on the 53-man roster. Williams was the odd man out this week, and was a no-show at practice Friday.

SACK MASTER

DeMarcus Lawrence matched his career high with three sacks after Stafford came in having been brought down just three times combined in the first three games. Those were all three Dallas sacks. Lawrence has at least half a sack in all four games.

INJURIES

Lions: RG T.J. Lang didn’t return after sustaining a concussion in the first quarter.

Cowboys: WR Tavon Austin injured his right shoulder falling to the ground after dropping a potential touchdown catch in the first half. He returned in the second half. … DT Antwaun Woods left in the first half with a calf injury. Woods was questionable before the game because of a groin injury.

UP NEXT

Lions: Green Bay at home next Sunday.

Cowboys: At Houston next Sunday.

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