NFL Roundup: The Minnesota Vikings rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to defeat the Buffalo Bills 33-30 on Sunday when Patrick Peterson’s interception of Josh Allen with 1:12 remaining in overtime finally put a stop to the sloppy but entertaining back-and-forth contest between two of the NFL‘s top teams.
Two errors by Allen allowed the Vikings to gain the upper hand late in the fourth quarter when the quarterback fumbled in the end zone after handling a snap improperly.
With 3:42 left in overtime, Greg Joseph kicked a 33-yard field goal to put the Vikings up to stay. The game wasn’t gone until Peterson intercepted a throw intended for Gabe Davis a few yards into the end zone after Josh Allen forced one over the middle on a second and-10 situation at the Minnesota 20. He exited the field and slid to the ground to conclude the game.
For the NFC North-leading Vikings, Kirk Cousins threw for 357 yards while Justin Jefferson had a monster night with 10 catches for 193 yards (8-2). For the seventh time this season, Minnesota overcame a deficit with two and a half minutes or less to play in regulation to win.
With their second straight defeat, the Bills (6-3) lost the AFC lead and this one was a thriller that featured numerous plays that changed the game’s direction in the last minute of regulation.
Cleveland Browns 17-39 Miami Dolphins
Since his concussion recovery, Tua Tagovailoa has been in scorching form, tossing three touchdown passes to help the Miami Dolphins earn their fourth straight victory.
Tagovailoa connected with three receivers in a contest that was already lopsided by the fourth quarter to record his third straight three-touchdown performance. Tagovailoa has 10 touchdown throws and no interceptions since coming back in Week 7.
He completed 25 of his 32 passes for a total of 285 yards. In their 491-yard total offense versus Cleveland, the Dolphins (7-3) were led by Jeff Wilson’s 119 yards on 17 carries (3-6).
Dallas Cowboys 28-31 Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys and former coach Mike McCarthy’s team to snap a five-game losing streak. Aaron Rodgers completed three touchdown passes to rookie Christian Watson and directed a 55-yard drive in overtime that resulted in Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal.
When Green Bay (4-6) trailed 28-14 in the fourth quarter, it looked like the team would lose six straight games in a row for the first time since 1988. However, Rodgers guided two lengthy drives that culminated in touchdown throws to Watson.
Indianapolis Colts 25–20 Las Vegas Raiders
Under TV analyst-turned-interim coach Jeff Saturday, Matt Ryan was reinstated as the Colts’ starter and the veteran quarterback connected with Parris Campbell for a 35-yard touchdown throw to lead Indianapolis to victory. The 37-year-old quarterback converted a third-and-3 with a 39-yard run to the Raiders’ 36-yard line just before the touchdown with 5:07 remaining.
Jacksonville Jaguars 17-27 Kansas City Chiefs
In his second game for the Chiefs, Kadarius Toney showed flashes of brilliance while Patrick Mahomes tossed for 331 yards and four touchdowns as Kansas City sailed to victory.
Toney, who was recently acquired from the Giants, contributed to the Chiefs’ (7-2) sixth consecutive victory over the Jaguars with 33 yards of rushing, four catches for 57 yards and his first touchdown reception in the NFL.
The victory cost Kansas City because early in the game, Jacksonville safety Andre Cisco struck wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster helmet to helmet, putting him in concussion protocol.
- 1 Cleveland Browns 17-39 Miami Dolphins
- 2 Dallas Cowboys 28-31 Green Bay Packers
- 3 Indianapolis Colts 25–20 Las Vegas Raiders
- 4 Jacksonville Jaguars 17-27 Kansas City Chiefs
- 5 Detroit Lions 31–30 Chicago Bears
- 6 Houston Texans 16–24 New York Giants
- 7 Seattle Seahawks 16–21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- 8 Denver Broncos 10–17 Tennessee Titans
- 9 Arizona Cardinals 27–17 Los Angeles Rams
- 10 New Orleans Saints 10–20 Pittsburgh Steelers