JAX@NO | DET@BLT | BUF@NE | ATL@TB | CLV@IND | WAS@NYG
LV@CHI | PIT@LAR | ARZ@SEA | GB@DEN | LAC@KC | MIA@PHI
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 31, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 24
Offensive spotlight: Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence was questionable with a knee injury coming into this game, but he ended up leading the team in rushing yards with 59 from eight carries. Lawrence finished 20-of-29 for 204 yards and one touchdown, with one big-time throw and zero turnover-worthy plays.
BALTIMORE RAVENS 38, DETROIT LIONS 6
Defensive spotlight: The Ravens made Goff uncomfortable with pressure for much of the game. Kyle Van Noy picked up two sacks, his second and third on the season, while Justin Madubuike and Arthur Maulet added one each. The defense’s final sack came from edge defender Odafe Oweh, who forced a fumble on the play.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 29, BUFFALO BILLS 25
Rookie spotlight: Tight end Dalton Kincaid had one of the best games of his young NFL career. He caught all eight targets thrown his way for 75 yards. He recorded four first downs and broke four tackles with the ball in his hands. On the other hand, guard O’Cyrus Torrence had a rough day, particularly against Patriots defensive tackle Christian Barmore.
ATLANTA FALCONS 16, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 13
Offensive spotlight: Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans gets the nod for offensive player of the game in this one, as he not only had the most impressive stat line but also the best play. Evans finished the game with eight targets, six catches, 82 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown.
CLEVELAND BROWNS 39, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 38
Offensive spotlight: Deshaun Watson struggled early, going 1-of-5 for five yards and an interception before leaving the game with an injury. P.J. Walker replaced him, finishing 15-of-32 for 178 yards with an interception of his own.
Colts running back Jonathan Taylor got going again, rushing 18 times for 75 yards and a touchdown and picking up another 45 yards on three receptions. Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew went 15-of-23 for 305 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception. He made one big-time throw and three turnover-worthy plays, pending review, and also added a couple of scores on the ground.
NEW YORK GIANTS 14, WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 7
Defensive spotlight: Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence had a very impactful day in this one, making some of the game’s biggest plays. Lawrence finished the game with six tackles, two sacks, four QB hits, and a tackle for loss.
CHICAGO BEARS 30, LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 12
Rookie spotlight: Raiders rookie tight end Michael Mayer was getting open throughout the game, but Hoyer either didn’t look his way or missed him. On a positive note, rookie first-round edge defender Tyree Wilson had the best game of his young career in a favorable matchup with Bears swing tackle Larry Borom, with three quarterback pressures and his first NFL sack.
Bears rookie wide receiver Tyler Scott may have worked a lot with Bagent over the offseason, as the two learned the playbook and the NFL game together. Bagent looked his way early and often, with the rookie receiver hauling in two receptions for 19 yards, but he earned targets with solid separation throughout.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS 24, LOS ANGELES RAMS 17
Offensive spotlight: Diontae Johnson returned to the Steelers’ lineup after a four-week stint on injured reserve, finishing second on the team in receiving yards (79), behind only George Pickens, who went over 100 yards receiving (107) for the third time this season and the fourth time in his career. It was Kenny Pickett, Jaylen Warren, and Najee Harris providing the scores on the ground for the Steelers, though, helping to finish off drives.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 20, ARIZONA CARDINALS 10
Defensive spotlight: The Seahawks’ defense held the Cardinals’ offense to just 150 yards passing, and eight different players broke up eight passes. Darrell Taylor added 1.5 sacks to the team’s strong defensive effort, marking the first time this season he was able to get home and take down the opposing quarterback.
DENVER BRONCOS 19, GREEN BAY PACKERS 17
Rookie spotlight: Six different rookie skill position players saw playing time for the Packers in this game, and they combined to make some of the biggest plays for the team in a losing effort. Receiver Jayden Reed caught a touchdown on a deflected pass off a drop from Romeo Doubs, while Luke Musgrave’s four targets and three catches tied for the team lead.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 31, LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 17
Offensive spotlight: Chargers wide receiver Josh Palmer tallied five receptions for 133 yards, including a 60-yard catch-and-run that set up a touchdown pass to tight end Gerald Everett. Palmer made a contested catch and accounted for two more explosive receptions. Backup running back Josh Kelley made the most of his seven carries, recording 75 yards and a score while working behind a dinged-up Austin Ekeler.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 31, MIAMI DOLPHINS 17
Defensive Spotlight: Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker made the defensive play of the game when he picked off Jalen Hurts for a touchdown to tie the game up in the second half. Baker also led the team in combined tackles, with 11.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS @ MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Rookie spotlight: 49ers rookie kicker Jake Moody missed another field goal from 40 yards out in the first half but bounced back with a 55-yard boot in the second half to draw the game within five points.
Vikings first-round rookie wide receiver Jordan Addison started his night by getting the ball ripped out of his hands by 49ers cornerback Charvarius Ward for an interception, but he bounced back in a major way with seven receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns, with one score coming on a contested catch where he returned the favor and ripped the ball out of Ward’s hands.