The Jets defense knocked out Josh Allen, Zach Wilson threw a touchdown pass and Greg Zuerlein kicked a leading 28-yard field goal with 1:43 left to take New York to a shocking 20-17 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. .
With the game at 17, the Jets got the ball at their own four-yard line with 7:53 left and went into the ground on a run. After marching off the field to the Bills’ 18 on eight straight plays against a tired Buffalo defense, Wilson tied with Denzel Mims for 12 yards on third and five. But the drive stopped when Wilson was sacked by Damar Hamlin in third place and the Jets settled for Zuerlein’s field goal.
Allen got the ball with a chance of a draw or a win, but didn’t do much against the Jets (6-3). A persistent phone call to Dion Dawkins destroyed a long pass to Stefon Diggs. Two plays later, Bryce Huff had a strip sack from Allen that Buffalo recovered at age 14. After an incomplete against Diggs, Allen fired a deep desperation pass to Gabe Davis, but rookie Sauce Gardner knocked the ball away and sealed the unlikely win for the jets. It also ended the Bills’ four-game winning streak.
New York begins its week-long hiatus with just half a game behind AFC East-leading Buffalo (6-2). The Jets even got over a short delay in the second half when an overhead camera malfunctioned. “It only happens to the Jets,” said a smiling coach Robert Saleh.
The Jets’ attack marched to the field when a SkyCam camera ran out of control and hovered low above midfield, delaying play by 12 minutes. The remote-controlled camera, used for overhead shots, dove up and down the field until a cameraman could keep an eye on it.
Miami Dolphins 35–32 Chicago Bears
Tua Tagovailoa threw three touchdowns, Tyreek Hill got 143 yards and the Miami Dolphins overcame a record attempt by Justin Fields.
In a game where neither team did much to stop the other, the Dolphins (6-3) had no trouble moving the ball against a stripped defense and made enough plays to get away with their third win on queue.
Fields ran 178 yards, the most by an NFL quarterback in a regular season game. He had a 61-yard touchdown run and threw for three scores. He also became the first player since at least 1950 to have at least 150 yards rushing and three TD passes in a game. His performance gave the Bears (3-6) another chance late. They got the ball on their 28 after Miami scored with just under three minutes left. But on the fourth and tenth of 42, Fields threw an incomplete pass to Equanimeous St. Brown, sealing Chicago’s fifth loss in six games.
Green Bay Packers 9-15 Detroit Lions
Aaron Rodgers equaled a career high with three interceptions, throwing an incomplete pass in fourth place of the Detroit 17 in the last minute, allowing the Lions to hold onto the win over the Green Bay Packers.
The Lions (2-6) ended a losing streak of five games.
The Packers (3-6) have lost five in a row for the first time since 2008, when Rodgers, their four-time NFL MVP, was a freshman starter.
Detroit tried to seal the win late in the fourth when coach Dan Campbell went 43 on the fourth and third of the Green Bay. Goff’s pass was incomplete. Rodgers couldn’t take advantage. He converted a fourth and unbalanced two into Samori Toure, who fell out of bounds with the Detroit 17. Rodgers, the two-time reigning NFL MVP, threw four consecutive incomplete passes to end a poor overall game. He was 23 of 42 for 291 yards with a TD and had three interceptions for the fifth time in his career.
Carolina Panthers 21-42 Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Mixon rushed for 153 yards and scored five touchdowns as the Cincinnati Bengals built a 35-0 lead and rode to victory. Mixon, who came into the game with three TDs all year, scored four times in the first half alone, the first three on short rushes and the fourth on a 12-yard pass from Joe Burrow, who finished 22 for 28 for 206 yards rather late in the third quarter in favor of backup Brandon Allen.
The Bengals (5-4) recovered from a terrible loss on Monday night at AFC North rival Cleveland to jump early on Carolina (2-7) and dominate the defense. Cincinnati allowed PJ Walker just nine yards and intercepted him twice in the first half, driving the former XFL quarterback to the bench in favor of Baker Mayfield to start the second.
Seattle Seahawks 31-21 Arizona Cardinals
Geno Smith threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, rookie Kenneth Walker III ran for 109 yards and two scores, and the Seattle Seahawks won their fourth game in a row. NFC West leading Seattle (6-3) continued their unexpected rise, while the Cardinals (3-6) have lost four out of five.
Minnesota Vikings 20-17 Washington Commanders
Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes, Harrison Smith picked Taylor Heinicke to set up the tying run, and the Minnesota Vikings came back to beat the Washington Commanders and extend their winning streak to six.
Cousins played his first game in Washington as a visitor, recovered from an interception at the end of the first half and resurfaced after one of the many big hits he caught to lead a 68-yard drive that ended with a field goal from Greg Joseph.
Smith’s interception midway through the fourth quarter put the ball in the red zone for the Vikings. Cousins tied with Dalvin Cook on a 12-yard TD pass, which was one of his best throws of the game and made up for some previous inaccuracies. He finished 22 of 40 for 265 yards. After an unnecessary penalty for roughness on the first field goal allowed Minnesota to run more time off the clock, Joseph made it from 28 yards with 12 seconds left to keep the streak going.
Los Angeles Chargers 20-17 Atlanta Falcons
Cameron Dicker kicked a game-ending field goal three days after being signed as a free agent and hit a 37-yarder that lifted the Los Angeles Chargers over the Atlanta Falcons.
Dicker also scored a 31-yard field goal with 5:27 to go, bringing the game to 17 points. The Texas rookie was signed to the practice squad on Thursday and was activated on Sunday in place of the injured Dustin Hopkins. This was only Dicker’s second NFL game — he also scored a late, go-ahead kick for the Philadelphia Eagles as a substitute for an injury in Week 5.
Las Vegas Raiders 20–27 Jacksonville Jaguars
Travis Etienne ran for two touchdowns and the Jacksonville Jaguars eventually won a close game, trailing 17 points to defeat the Las Vegas Raiders.
It was the second-biggest comeback in franchise history for the Jaguars (3-6), who climbed out of a 21-point gap in 2014 to defeat the New York Giants.
The Raiders (2-6), who were knocked out in New Orleans last week, dominated early. They scored on four of their first five possession and led 20-7 just before half-time. Davante Adams was unstoppable, catching nine passes for 146 and two scores in the first 30 minutes. But Jacksonville eventually stiffened against the five-time Pro Bowler, who had a bad reception after the break.
Indianapolis Colts 3-26 New England Patriots
Mac Jones had a touchdown pass, Nick Folk added four field goals, and the Patriots finished with nine sacks to help New England beat the Indianapolis Colts.
The win brings the Patriots (5-4) above .500 for the first time this season as they enter their farewell week. The Colts (3-5-1) have lost three in a row and haven’t won a win since they benched quarterback Matt Ryan in favor of sophomore player Sam Ehlinger.