BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers rallied behind Ben Roethlisberger to stay the lone unbeaten workforce within the NFL, beating error-prone Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens 28-24 Sunday in a duel for first place within the AFC North.
Roethlisberger threw a pair of second-half landing passes to convey Pittsburgh (7-0) again from a 10-point halftime deficit. After finishing solely 4 passes for twenty-four yards within the first half, the 38-year-old completed 21 for 32 for 182 yards.
Jackson threw two interceptions and misplaced two fumbles, turnovers that helped Pittsburgh keep inside hanging distance till its offense lastly bought on observe.
The Steelers led 28-24 when the Ravens (5-2) confronted a fourth-and-3 on the Pittsburgh 8 with 2 minutes left. Jackson ran a quarterback draw and misplaced the ball whereas being stopped brief.
Baltimore bought the ball again and moved to the Pittsburgh 23 earlier than Jackson’s go ultimately zone was damaged up on the ultimate play.
Earlier, Robert Spillane took an interception again for a rating to finish Baltimore’s first possession; Jackson misplaced a fumble contained in the Pittsburgh 5; and Alex Hightower arrange a Steelers landing by selecting off a go on Baltimore’s preliminary offensive play of the second half.
The Steelers stretched their streak of video games with at the least one sack to 64, and Baltimore’s run of video games with a takeaway reached 20 when Peters compelled a fumble by Claypool within the first quarter.
BILLS 24, PATRIOTS 21
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP ) — Backup defensive lineman Justin Zimmer punched the ball out of Cam Newton’s arms and the fumble was recovered by security Dean Marlowe on the Buffalo 13 with 31 seconds remaining to safe the win.
Zack Moss scored two touchdowns dashing and the AFC East-leading Payments are off to consecutive 6-2 begins for the primary time since a six-year run from 1988 to 1993. Buffalo snapped a seven-game skid in opposition to the division-rival Patriots, and beat a Invoice Belichick-coaches New England workforce for simply the sixth time in 41 conferences, going again to 2000.
New England dropped to 2-5 and has misplaced 4 in a row, matching its worst skid since 2002.
The sport was determined simply because the Patriots have been threatening to at the least power extra time. Dealing with second-and-10 on the Buffalo 19, Newton took the snap and adopted a line of blockers to his left. Zimmer got here diving in from behind and punched out the ball, which rolled instantly into Marlowe’s arms.
DOLPHINS 28, RAMS 17
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP ) — Tua Tagovailoa threw his first profession landing go after which let his teammates take over with a succession of massive performs.
The Dolphins stamped themselves as playoff contenders by incomes their third consecutive win. They struck for scores 75 seconds aside on Andrew Van Ginkel’s 78-yard fumble return and Jakeem Grant’s team-record 88-yard punt return. They got here up with 4 takeaways within the first half and at halftime led 28-10 regardless of being outgained 224-54.
The large performs helped Tagovailoa overcome a expensive early turnover in his first NFL begin. The No. 5 total choose on this yr’s draft completed 12 of twenty-two for 93 yards.
The Rams (5-3) ran 92 performs to the Dolphins’ 48, and Miami gained whereas totaling eight first downs and 145 yards. The Dolphins (4-3) have outscored opponents by a mixed 95-34 previously three video games, and so they’re above .500 for the primary time of their 23 video games below second-year coach Brian Flores.
VIKINGS 28, PACKERS 22
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Dalvin Cook dinner gained 226 yards from scrimmage and have become the primary Viking in over 4 a long time to attain 4 touchdowns in a single recreation.
The Vikings withstood a three-touchdown efficiency from receiver Davante Adams, who had seven catches for 53 yards.
Inexperienced Bay had the ball at Minnesota’s 41-yard line with 12 seconds and no timeouts left, however D.J. Wonnum sacked Aaron Rodgers and knocked the ball free. Eric Wilson recovered on the 24 as time expired.
Cook dinner missed Minnesota’s final recreation with a groin harm that had him listed as questionable, however he seemed simply tremendous whereas dicing up Inexperienced Bay’s protection all day. Every of the Vikings’ first 4 possessions ended with Cook dinner touchdowns. He ran for 163 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries. Cook dinner additionally had two catches for 63 yards, together with a 50-yard rating.
The one different Vikings to attain 4 touchdowns in a recreation are Ahmad Rashad in 1979 and Chuck Foreman in 1975.
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