Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker kicked an NFL-record, 66-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Ravens to a dramatic victory over the still winless Detroit Lions.
Detroit appeared to be on the verge of victory when Lions kicker Ryan Santoso connected from 35 yards with 1:04 left. Soon after, the Ravens were facing a fourth-and-19 from their own 16 when Lamar Jackson completed a 36-yard pass to Sammy Watkins, and then was able to spike the ball with seven seconds left to stop the clock.
After an incomplete pass, Tucker blasted a kick down the middle that hit the crossbar and bounced through the uprights for the win, setting off a wild celebration on the field by the Ravens while the stunned crowd in Detroit saw the Lions fall to 0-3.
The Chargers capitalized on four Kansas City turnovers, including Patrick Mahomes’ second interception in the closing minutes, and Justin Herbert’s touchdown toss to Mike Williams with 32 seconds to go lifted Los Angeles to a 30-24 victory over the Chiefs.
Herbert finished with 281 yards passing and four touchdowns without an interception, outdueling Mahomes in a matchup not only of two of the game’s best young quarterbacks but two teams expected to compete for the AFC West title.
The Chargers (2-1) won for the third time in four trips to Kansas City to send the two-time defending conference champion Chiefs (1-2) to the division cellar.
ESPN later reported that Andy Reid had been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell.
Kareem Hunt had 155 yards from scrimmage and a rushing touchdown, Myles Garrett recorded four-and-a-half sacks and the Cleveland Browns pulled away for a win over the visiting Chicago Bears.
Baker Mayfield completed 19 of 31 passes for 246 yards for Cleveland (2-1), who won their second game in a row after dropping the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Browns tallied nine sacks as part of a dominant defensive effort. Facing frequent duress in his first career start, Bears rookie Justin Fields completed only six of 20 passes for 68 yards. Khalil Mack had two sacks for Chicago (1-2) but left early because of a foot injury.
Matthew Stafford passed for 343 yards and four touchdowns as he outdueled Tom Brady and led the Los Angeles Rams to a 34-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The loss snapped the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers’ 10-game regular season and playoff winning streak going back to last season.
Byron Murphy intercepted two passes, including one he returned for a touchdown following a botched trick play, and the Arizona Cardinals rallied to beat the skidding Jacksonville Jaguars 31-19.
The Cardinals improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2015. The Jaguars (0-3) lost their 18th straight game, leaving them eight shy of the NFL record for futility.
The game included a play tied for the longest in NFL history when Matt Prater’s 68-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the first half fell short, Jamal Agnew fielded the ball in the end zone and made a 109-yard return for a touchdown.
Von Miller led a Denver defense that sacked Zach Wilson five times, intercepted him twice and limited the rookie to 160 yards passing in the Broncos’ 26-0 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.
Denver are off to their first 3-0 start in five seasons thanks in part to a soft September schedule. But the victory could prove costly: the Broncos lost three more players to injuries, giving them seven so far.
Jameis Winston threw two touchdown passes, Malcolm Jenkins returned an interception for a score, and the New Orleans Saints beat the New England Patriots 28-13.
A week after a career-low passer rating Winston showed better command of the offense, completing 13 of 21 passes for 128 yards. Taysom Hill ran for a touchdown and Alvin Kamara rushed 24 times for 89 yards.
Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones entered the day hoping to stretch the field after two games in which the passing attack was mostly underneath. Instead, he found himself under pressure for most of the day and threw three interceptions, two leading to Saints touchdowns.
Kirk Cousins threw three touchdown passes before halftime for Minnesota and guided three clock-draining field goal drives after that, as the Vikings accelerated past Seattle 30-17 for their first win over the Seahawks in 12 years.
Alexander Mattison stepped in for the injured Dalvin Cook and racked up 171 total yards, rushing 18 times for 76 yards in the second half as the Vikings (1-2) seized control with 23 straight points. They beat Seattle for the first time with Pete Carroll as coach and Russell Wilson as the quarterback.
Josh Allen passed for 358 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for a score to help the Buffalo Bills notch an easy victory.
Emmanuel Sanders caught two touchdown passes and Dawson Knox and Zack Moss hauled in a score apiece for Buffalo (2-1). The Bills have outscored opponents 78-21 in back-to-back victories since losing at home to the Steelers in Week 1.
Reigning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Daniel Carlson’s 22-yard field goal as time expired in overtime lifted the Las Vegas Raiders to a 31-28 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
It marked the second time in the Raiders’ first three games – both at home – they overcame a two-touchdown deficit to win in overtime, also doing so against Baltimore in Week 1.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr found Bryan Edwards for 34 yards before Peyton Barber put together runs of 27 and 8 yards to put Las Vegas on the Dolphins’ 11-yard line to eventually set up the winning score.
Joe Burrow threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns, including two to rookie Ja’Marr Chase, and the Cincinnati Bengals handled the listless Pittsburgh Steelers.
Burrow connected on a 17-yard strike to Tyler Boyd and found Chase for 34-yard and nine-yard scores as the Bengals (2-1) won at Heinz Field for the first time since 2015. Facing a pass rush missing injured All-Pro linebacker TJ Watt, Burrow completed 14 of 18 passes, highlighted by the chemistry he and Chase have quickly rekindled since the Bengals selected Burrow’s former LSU teammate in the first round of the draft.
Ryan Tannehill threw three touchdown passes and Derrick Henry ran for 113 yards as the Tennessee Titans pulled out a 25-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
Tannehill hit Jeremy McNichols for a 10-yard scoring strike with 12:56 left in the game, followed by a two-point conversion run by Henry that gave Tennessee (2-1) a 22-13 lead. After Rodrigo Blankenship made his third field goal for the Colts (0-3), a 24-yarder with 10:20 left, the Titans melted nearly eight minutes off the clock before Randy Bullock converted the game-sealing 32-yard field goal with 2:58 remaining.
Younghoe Koo made a 40-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the visiting Atlanta Falcons to a 17-14 victory over the winless New York Giants.
Koo gave the Falcons (1-2) their first win after they rallied from a 14-7 deficit in the final 12 minutes. His kick easily cleared the uprights and sent the Giants to an 0-3 start and their second straight loss decided by a game-winning field goal at the buzzer.
Matt Ryan completed 27 of 36 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He was nine-for-10 on Atlanta’s game-tying drive when the Falcons went four-for-four on third down conversions.