The Chiefs rallied around their fallen superstar and snapped a two-game skid with a 30-6 thrashing of the Denver Broncos on Thursday night after reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes dislocated his right knee in a pileup near the goal line in the first half. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after the game that didn’t know how serious Mahomes’ injury was, but added that, ‘We’re good with whatever direction this thing goes. Backup Matt Moore threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs (5-2) collected nine sacks, gave up a season-low 71 yards rushing and beat the Broncos (2-5) for the eighth straight time. His balky left ankle heavily taped, Mahomes completed 10 of 11 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown, before getting injured on a successful sneak on fourth-and-inches at the Denver 5 early in the second quarter.
Edmonds rushed for career highs of 126 yards and three touchdowns and the Cardinals’ defense sacked Jones eight times and forced three turnovers in a 27-21 victory Sunday. Edmonds did in carrying a career-high 27 times with starter David Johnson banged up. It helped the Cardinals (3-3-1) win their third straight for the first time since 2015 and sent the Giants (2-5) to their third straight loss in the game played in rain that grew in intensity from the second quarter on.
With Indy’s suddenly strong running game essentially grounded, Brissett shouldered the burden by throwing for 326 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to lead the Colts past Houston 30-23 to retake the AFC South lead.
Bills rallied from a five-point deficit for a 31-21 win on Sunday. White’s two second-half takeaways, including a forced fumble in which he punched the ball out of rookie receiver Preston Williams’ arms at the Miami 28, led directly to the Bills’ slow-starting offense scoring two touchdowns and improve to 5-1 – their best start in 11 years.
Cousins connected with Stefon Diggs on a 66-yard pass from deep in his territory with two-plus minutes left after matching a career high with four touchdown passes, leading the surging Vikings to a 42-30 win over the slumping Lions.
The Green Bay Packers gave the rest of the NFL its first true glimpse of what Matt LaFleur’s offense can look like with Aaron Rodgers at the helm. Rodgers had his best game by far under the new Packers coach, throwing for 429 yards and five touchdowns and running for another as Green Bay beat the Oakland Raiders 42-24 on Sunday.
Rodgers completed 25 of 31 passes to eight different targets and finished with the first perfect passer rating of his career, leading LaFleur’s offense to a season high in points.
Three interceptions. A defensive touchdown. A dominant performance by the line. All of it added up to a soothing win for Jacksonville, given the way the week had played out. Gardner Minshew led a fourth-quarter touchdown drive for the lead, and Yannick Ngakoue returned an interception 23 yards to clinch a 27-17 victory Sunday over the winless Cincinnati Bengals. The Jaguars (3-4) managed only field goals by still-perfect Josh Lambo through three quarters before their rookie quarterback and their depleted defense made all the game-turning plays at the end.
Matt Ryan’s exit with an ankle injury provided a painful reminder the Atlanta Falcons have little hope remaining to avoid another losing season. Jared Goff threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and the Rams returned to the site of last season’s Super Bowl loss to beat the reeling Falcons 37-10 on Sunday. The Rams (4-3) snapped a three-game losing streak in the debut of Ramsey, the former All-Pro cornerback acquired from Jacksonville earlier in the week.
Bosa and the San Francisco 49ers Slip ‘N Slided their way to an ugly 9-0 win at the Washington Redskins in steady rain and driving wind Sunday to remain undefeated. It wasn’t pretty, but San Francisco is 6-0 for the third time in franchise history, and first since 1990.
Jurrell Casey recovered a fumble by Melvin Gordon at the goal line with 15 seconds left, and Tennessee pulled out a 23-20 victory Sunday over the Chargers after a frantic final minute.
The apparent 14-yard touchdown run by the star Dallas running back was overturned on review because his knee was down at the 1 – but the message had been sent early in a game with the division lead on the line. The Cowboys (4-3) are back in control of the NFC East after ending a three-game losing streak that clouded the high expectations for the defending division champions following a 3-0 start. Elliott got his touchdown the play after overpowering Jenkins on his way to 111 yards, Dak Prescott threw an easy scoring pass on a great fake to his backfield mate before a late TD run and the Cowboys rolled to a 37-10 victory over the Eagles on Sunday night.