ARLINGTON, Texas: Dak Prescott sustained a grotesque ankle harm not lengthy after his first profession landing catch earlier than backup Andy Dalton led a drive to a discipline objective on the ultimate play, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the winless New York Giants 37-34 on Sunday.
Michael Gallup made two spectacular sideline catches on throws from Dalton, the second a 38-yarder to the New York 16. The Cowboys ran the clock down to three seconds, and Greg Zuerlein had his second game-ending kick of the season, from 34 yards.
Prescott was taking place within the arms of defensive again Logan Ryan on the finish of a 9-yard run within the third quarter when the Dallas quarterbacks decrease proper leg bought caught below Ryan and appeared to snap.
Prescott reached for the leg as he writhed in ache, and TV pictures confirmed his proper foot bent at a clumsy angle away from his leg. He was combating again tears as he was carted off with a solid on the leg. Most of Prescotts teammates rushed to greet him, as did a number of New York gamers, together with Ryan.
The staff mentioned Prescott had a fracture dislocation of the best ankle and was taken to a hospital, the place surgical procedure was deliberate later within the day.
Dalton was Cincinnatis starter for 9 seasons earlier than the Bengals drafted Joe Burrow No. 1 general final spring and Dalton signed a one-year deal to be Prescotts backup.
Dalton and rookie heart Tyler Biadasz fumbled an change on Daltons first full collection, organising Devonta Freemans 4-yard scoring run and offensive sort out Andrew Thomas 2-point conversion catch for a 34-31 lead for the Giants (0-5).
After Dallas bought even and compelled a New York punt, Gallup made a toe-dragging 19-yard catch. Then Gallup made an over-the-shoulder seize with Dion Lewis operating stride for stride. Both catches held up on evaluation.
The Cowboys (2-3), who trailed by two touchdowns within the second quarter for his or her fourth straight recreation with a double-digit deficit, prolonged their lead when Ezekiel Elliott ran in from 12 yards out to make it 31-23 three performs after Prescotts harm. Elliott had 91 yards dashing and two touchdowns.
RAIDERS 40, CHIEFS 32
KANSAS CITY, Mo.: Derek Carr threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns, outplaying Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes alongside the best way, and the Las Vegas Raiders practically shut out the potent Kansas City offense within the second half to rally for a 40-32 victory Sunday that ended the Chiefs franchise-record 13-game profitable streak.
Josh Jacobs scored the go-ahead landing within the fourth quarter, Daniel Carlson added a discipline objective a couple of minutes later, and Mahomes was intercepted on fourth all the way down to arrange one other landing by Jacobs that make it 40-24 with 5:26 left.
Mahomes led the Chiefs shortly downfield, hitting Travis Kelce for a landing and Darrel Williams for the 2-point attempt to make it a one-possession recreation.
But after the Raiders (3-2) recovered the squib fast, Jacobs rumbled for a primary down because the Chiefs (4-1) used up their timeouts, and Carr sneaked for a primary down on fourth-and-1 close to midfield with 2 minutes left to permit Las Vegas to finish its five-game skid towards Kansas City.
The Chiefs had received seven in a row over their longtime rival at Arrowhead Stadium, the place Carr had been particularly unhealthy in shedding every of his six begins. But he was merely spectacular with a comparatively quiet 17,000 followers within the constructing, serving to to information the Raiders to their first win in Kansas City since Oct. 28, 2012.
Mahomes spent the whole recreation attempting to flee the Las Vegas move rush, which manhandled the Chiefs offensive line, and completed with 340 yards passing and two touchdowns together with an interception. Kelce had 108 yards receiving.
RAMS 30, WASHINGTON 10
LANDOVER, Md.: Jared Goff threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns and ran for one more, and Los Angeles improved to 4-1 by beating Washington in Alex Smiths return nearly two years since a grotesque harm put his profession in jeopardy.
Smith performed his first NFL recreation 693 days since breaking his proper tibia and fibula, coming into when new Washington beginning quarterback Kyle Allen injured his left arm. He was 9 of 17 for 37 yards on the identical discipline he was carted off of on Nov. 18, 2018, earlier than present process 17 surgical procedures to restore the harm.
Its simply spectacular to see him again on a soccer discipline, mentioned former Washington QB Joe Thiesmann, who broke his proper leg in comparable style 33 years to the day earlier than Smith was injured. Im so thrilled and excited for him.
The Rams are thrilled with such a powerful begin in a tricky NFC West after lacking the playoffs final season. Theyve swept the NFC East and are solely a three-point loss on a questionable move interference name away from being undefeated.
Led by Aaron Donalds 4 sacks and blanket protection, the Rams clamped down on protection and ran it up within the rain on offense. Against the staff he spent seven seasons with as an assistant, coach Sean McVay dialed up a number of play-action early, and unleashed Goffs long-range passing recreation that had been largely absent by way of 4 video games.
Washington fell to 1-Four on the season.
BROWNS 32, COLTS 23
CLEVELAND: Baker Mayfield handed for a season-high 247 yards and two touchdowns towards the NFLs No. 1 protection, Myles Garrett pressured an important security within the fourth quarter and Cleveland held on for a win over Indianapolis.
Cleveland improved to 4-1 for the primary time since 1994.
Mayfield made certain the Browns (4-1) saved the momentum going of their first recreation with out Pro Bowl operating again Nick Chubb, who sprained his knee final week. Mayfield, although, appeared to harm his proper hand within the fourth quarter.
Cheered on by 12,000 followers inside FirstEnergy Stadium, Mayfield threw TD passes to Kareem Hunt and Rashard Higgins within the first half whereas rolling up 228 yards passing. The Colts protection got here in permitting the fewest passing yards, factors and led the NFL in interceptions. The Colts fell to 3-2 on the season.
The Browns gave the impression to be in whole management when security Ronnie Harrison picked off Philip Rivers and returned it 47 yards for a TD within the third quarter to offer Cleveland a 27-10 lead.
But Colts returner Isaiah Rodgers introduced again the following kickoff 101 yards for a TD the longest play within the league this season. Then the Browns turned to their protection and an enormous run by backup operating again DErnest Johnson to complete the job.
STEELERS 38, EAGLES 29
PITTSBURGH: Rookie large receiver Chase Claypool scored 4 touchdowns, together with the clincher with 2:59 remaining, and Pittsburgh remained unbeaten with a win over Philadelphia.
Claypool, a second-round choose from Notre Dame, raced down the slot, hauled in a dart from Ben Roethlisberger and went the remainder of the 35 yards to the top zone because the Steelers improved to 4-Zero for the primary time since 1979.
A local of Abbottsford, British Columbia, Canada, Claypool completed with seven receptions for 110 yards and three scores and added a 2-yard landing run on a jet sweep. Claypool turned the primary Canadian-born NFL participant with three receiving TDs in a recreation since Joe Rooney did it for the Duluth Eskimos on Oct. 23, 1927.
Roethlisberger accomplished 27 of 34 passes for 239 yards and the three scores to Claypool. James Conner ran for 44 yards and a landing because the Steelers confirmed little rust regardless of having an sudden bye week final Sunday after the NFL scheduled their journey to Tennessee whereas the Titans handled a COVID-19 outbreak.
Carson Wentz threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns however was additionally picked off twice, each occasions by Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson. Miles Sanders ran for 80 yards and two scores in his return to his hometown. Travis Fulgham caught 10 passes for 152 yards and a landing to offer Philadelphias injury-ravaged receiving group a wanted enhance, however the Eagles (1-3-1) couldnt pull off a second straight highway win.
DOLPHINS 43, 49ERS 17
SANTA CLARA, Calif.: Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns and Miami despatched defending NFC champion San Francisco to its third straight dwelling loss to open the season.
Fitzpatrick linked on a 3-yard TD move to Adam Shaheen on the opening drive of the sport for the Dolphins (2-3) and didnt let up, quieting speak for at the least one other week that rookie Tua Tagovailoa ought to take over as starter.
The 49ers (2-3) are the staff with questions at quarterback after Jimmy Garoppolo bought pulled at halftime after throwing two interceptions. Garoppolo had missed the earlier two video games with a sprained ankle and by no means regarded snug towards a protection that entered permitting essentially the most yards per dropback within the NFL.
C.J. Beathard changed Garoppolo on the half and threw one TD move nevertheless it wasnt sufficient to maintain the Niners from falling once more at dwelling. San Francisco is 2-Zero this season at MetLife Stadium with blowout wins over the Jets and Giants however has misplaced all three video games at dwelling.
The Dolphins dominated on either side of the ball with 5 sacks, three takeaways and an almost excellent efficiency from Fitzpatrick.
He transformed on deep strikes for TDs to DeVante Parker and Preston Williams and led the Dolphins to their highest scoring highway recreation since 1986.
TEXANS 30, JAGUARS 14
HOUSTON: Deshaun Watson threw for a season-high 359 yards and three touchdowns and Houston bought its first win of the season with a victory over Jacksonville within the wake of coach Bill OBriens firing.
OBrien, who was additionally the overall supervisor, was let go on Monday after the Texans fell to 0-Four final weekend. Romeo Crennel was named interim coach and at 73 he develop into the oldest coach in NFL historical past, passing Hall of Famer George Halas, who was 72 in his final recreation with the Bears in 1967.
The Texans led 23-14 after a discipline objective with about 7 minutes to go and bought the ball again when Jacob Martin sacked Gardner Minshew and compelled a fumble. It was recovered by Whitney Mercilus, who fumbled on the return, however the Texans pounced on the ball to maintain it.
Houston (1-4) pushed the result in 30-14 when Watson discovered Brandin Cooks on a 28-yard landing move on fourth-and-Four with about 5 minutes remaining.
The Jaguars (1-4), who had been lacking three defensive starters due to accidents, have dropped 4 in a row since their season-opening win towards Indianapolis. Minshew threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns within the loss.
The Texans had been capable of overcome two interceptions by Watson by profiting from two fumbles by the Jaguars. Those had been the primary turnovers pressured by the Texans all season.
PANTHERS 23, FALCONS 16
ATLANTA: Teddy Bridgewater threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns, Juston Burris made an enormous interception in the long run zone and Carolina held on for a victory over winless Atlanta, maybe ending off the teaching profession of Atlantas Dan Quinn.
The Falcons dropped to 0-5 for the primary time since 1997, turning up the warmth much more on their embattled coach.
Carolina (3-2) constructed a 20-7 halftime lead behind Bridgewaters landing passes of 57 yards to D.J. Moore and three yards to Mike Davis, drawing boos that may very well be heard even from a sparse, socially distanced crowd of 6,656 at 75,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Atlanta, which this season turned the primary staff in NFL historical past to squander fourth-quarter leads of at the least 15 factors in consecutive video games, tried to show the script within the second half. Younghoe Koo booted two discipline targets and the Falcons drove into place for a tying rating within the fourth quarter.
But, on third-and-Four from the Panthers 5, Matt Ryan badly underthrew a move to Russell Gage behind the top zone, permitting Burris to make the interception with 8:49 remaining.
With the Falcons clearly deflated, Carolina drove practically the size of the sector taking 7:39 off the clock to arrange Joey Slyes third discipline objective of the sport, a 22-yarder with 1:10 remaining.
RAVENS 27, BENGALS 3
BALTIMORE: The Baltimore Ravens sacked Joe Burrow seven occasions, pressured the Bengals rookie right into a pair of turnovers and successfully stuffed Cincinnatis operating recreation in a meticulous victory Sunday.
Baltimore stout defensive efficiency was punctuated by Patrick Queens 52-yard fumble return within the fourth quarter. It was the primary NFL landing for Queen, who performed with Burrow final 12 months for nationwide champion LSU.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson wasnt notably sharp, nevertheless it didnt actually matter. Jackson, the 2019 NFL MVP, went 19 for 37 for 180 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.
Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown caught landing passes for Baltimore, which matched the most effective begin in franchise historical past. The earlier time the Ravens (4-1) received 4 of their first 5 was 2012, once they ended up profitable the Super Bowl.
The Bengals (1-3-1) couldnt run the ball, both. Joe Mixon, who rushed for 151 yards final week in a win over Jacksonville, was restricted to 59 yards on 24 carries.
CARDINALS 30, JETS 10
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.: Arizona got here to MetLife Stadium and like each different staff this season discovered a cure-all for its woes with a recreation towards a winless staff from New Yorks rotten soccer apple.
Kyler Murray ran for a landing and threw one other to DeAndre Hopkins because the Cardinals snapped a two-game shedding streak with a victory over the Jets, additional placing coach Adam Gases future in jeopardy after an 0-5 begin.
Murray had a 2-yard TD run and hit Hopkins on a 37-yard strike on a day the Cardinals (3-2) had 496 yards in whole offense. Chase Edmonds scored on 29-yard run, Kenyan Drake tallied from a yard out and Zane Gonzalez kicked a 47-yard discipline objective. Arizona scored touchdowns on drives of 96, 89, 75 and 70 yards.
The 0-5 begin is the third in Jets historical past. The different years had been 1980 and 96. The 96 staff went 1-15 and had the worst begin in franchise historical past at 0-8.
Playing with Joe Flacco rather than injured quarterback Sam Darnold and with operating again LeVeon Bell within the lineup for the primary time since opening day, the Jets stayed shut into the second half. They drew inside 17-10 on an 11-yard move from Flacco to Jamison Crowder, who had eight catches for 116 yards.
The Cardinals shortly put the sport out of attain, scoring touchdowns on their subsequent two possessions. Drake powered his means into the top zone with :15 left within the third quarter. Murray (27 of 37 for 380 yards) capped a six-play, 96-yard drive along with his excellent toss to Hopkins, who had six catches for 136 yards.
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