Brady wins 200th game as Chiefs rally past Bron­cos

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Cairo San­tos’ 34-yard field goal hit the left up­right and bounced through as time ex­pired to give the Kansas Chiefs a 30-27 over­time vic­tory over the Den­ver Bron­cos in the NFL on Sun­day night. That avoided the third tie in the NFL this sea­son, some­thing that hasn’t hap­pened since 1973 be­fore the league in­tro­duced over­time. The win­ner fol­lowed a risky move by Bron­cos coach Gary Ku­biak, who sent his kicker out for a 62-yard at­tempt with 1:01 left only to see Bran­don McManus come up short. That gave the Chiefs pos­ses­sion at the Den­ver 48 with one time­out and just over a minute re­main­ing. The Chiefs reached the Den­ver 16 be­fore San­tos ended the snooz­er­turned-thriller in per­fect fash­ion. The Chiefs (8-3) kept up with the Oakland Raiders (9-2) in the AFC West race and the Bron­cos (7-4) could find them­selves fight­ing for a wild card now. Both teams kicked field goals on their open­ing pos­ses­sion of over­time, McManus from 44 yards and San­tos from 37. That fol­lowed Kansas City’s amaz­ing ty­ing drive in the fi­nal 3 min­utes of reg­u­la­tion. Alex Smith threw a 3-yard touch­down pass to rookie Tyreek Hill and a 2-point con­ver­sion pass to tight end Demetrius Har­ris with 12 sec­onds left to tie it at 24.


Eli Man­ning threw two touch­down passes to Odell Beck­ham Jr. and Jason Pierre-Paul re­turned a fum­ble for a TD as the New York Gi­ants ex­tended their win­ning streak to six and kept the Browns win­less. Man­ning had three TD passes. They don’t over­whelm any­one, but the Gi­ants (83) do just enough to win and are in po­si­tion to make the play­offs for the first time since win­ning the Su­per Bowl in 2011. Man­ning threw a 32-yard TD pass to Beck­ham in the se­cond quar­ter and added a 4-yarder to the star wide re­ceiver with 5:10 left to fi­nally put away the Browns (0-12). Cleve­land has lost 15 in a row since last sea­son. It is 3-30 since end­ing the 2014 sea­son with five con­sec­u­tive losses.


Jameis Win­ston threw a pair of touch­down passes to Mike Evans as Tampa Bay’s re­ju­ve­nated de­fense shut down Rus­sell Wil­son and Seat­tle. Evans scored on re­cep­tions of 3 and 23 yards in the open­ing quar­ter, a griev­ing Al­ter­raun Verner had one of two in­ter­cep­tions off Wil­son, and the Bucs sacked the Seat­tle quar­ter­back six times. The Bucs (6-5) have won three straight to climb back into con­tention for a play­off berth. In ad­di­tion to stop­ping Seat­tle’s three-game win­ning streak, they re­mained one game be­hind first-place Atlanta in the NFC South. The Sea­hawks are 7-3-1. Play­ing two days af­ter the death of his fa­ther, Verner picked off Wil­son to stop a promis­ing drive in the fi­nal minute of the open­ing half. The re­serve cor­ner­back was em­braced on the side­line by team­mates, who con­tin­ued to play in­spired de­fense in the se­cond half.


Derek Carr came back from an in­jured fin­ger to lead an­other fourth-quar­ter come­back as the Raiders won their fifth straight game. Carr threw for 315 yards and two touch­downs de­spite miss­ing a se­ries af­ter the in­jury, lead­ing the Raiders (9-2) back from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quar­ter to clinch their first win­ning sea­son since 2002. Af­ter lead­ing a ty­ing drive ear­lier in the fourth quar­ter, Carr hit Michael Crab­tree on a 49-yard pass on third-and-9 to help set up Se­bas­tian Janikowski’s 23-yard field goal with 1:45 left. Cam New­ton led the Pan­thers (4-7) into Oakland ter­ri­tory on the fi­nal drive. But Greg Olsen dropped a pass on third down that would have put Carolina in field goal range, and Khalil Mack stripped New­ton on a fourth-down sack to seal the win. The Pan­thers scored the first 25 points in the se­cond half af­ter Carr left the game when he dam­aged the lit­tle fin­ger on his right hand while fum­bling a snap on the se­cond play from scrim­mage in the third quar­ter. New Eng­land Miami Buf­falo NY Jets

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Tom Brady tied Pey­ton Man­ning for the most wins by a quar­ter­back in NFL his­tory, get­ting his 200th by throw­ing a go-ahead 8-yard touch­down pass to Mal­colm Mitchell with 1:56 left. Trail­ing 1716 with 5:04 re­main­ing and the ball on the Pa­tri­ots’ 17, Brady led an ef­fi­cient drive by com­plet­ing six passes. Af­ter James White stretched for 4 yards on fourth-and-4, a 25-yard catch by Chris Ho­gan put the ball at the 8. Brady then zipped a pass to Mitchell to put the Pa­tri­ots (9-2) ahead. A 2-point con­ver­sion try by White was ini­tially ruled good, but the call was re­versed be­cause the ball didn’t cross the goal line - giv­ing the Jets (3-8) a fi­nal chance. But Chris Long hit Ryan Fitz­patrick be­fore he could throw, re­sult­ing in a fum­ble that was

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Taylor Gabriel took two short passes for touch­downs as the Atlanta Fal­cons re­turned from a bye week to add to Ari­zona’s mis­ery. Gabriel, cut by the win­less Browns be­fore the sea­son, scored on plays of 35 and 25 yards that showed off his speed. His se­cond score fin­ished the Car­di­nals, who be­gan the sea­son touted as a Su­per Bowl con­tender but have been one of the NFL’s most dis­ap­point­ing teams. The Fal­cons (7-4) be­gan the day lead­ing the NFC South and moved a step closer to their first play­off berth since 2012. The Car­di­nals (4-6-1) have lost two straight and three of their past four, putting them in dan­ger of miss­ing the post­sea­son a year af­ter reach­ing the NFC cham­pi­onship game. Coach Bruce Ari­ans was on the side­line af­ter fall­ing ill and be­ing briefly hos­pi­tal­ized early in the week, but it did lit­tle to in­spire his team. 197 240 236 266

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Philip Rivers threw for 242 yards and three touch­downs against the mis­take-prone Tex­ans. Don­trelle In­man had 119 yards re­ceiv­ing and a touch­down to help San Diego (5-6) to the vic­tory. The Tex­ans (6-5) lost in Hous­ton for the first time this sea­son af­ter win­ning their first five here. Play­ing a large part were four turnovers, in­clud­ing three in­ter­cep­tions by Brock Osweiler. The Charg­ers were up by four in the fourth quar­ter when Rivers evaded the rush and de­liv­ered a 25-yard pass to In­man. Ka­reem Jack­son was flagged for un­nec­es­sary .818 .636 .545 .273

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Marcus Mar­i­ota threw for 226 yards and two touch­downs to help Ten­nessee hang on and beat the de­pleted Chicago. The Ti­tans (6-6) gave their play­off hopes a boost, though they watched as Chicago (2-9) cut a 20-point lead to six in the fourth quar­ter. The Ti­tans moved a half-game out of first place in the AFC South. Matt Barkley, start­ing for the in­jured Jay Cut­ler, led the late surge. The Bears had a first down at the Ten­nessee 7 in the fi­nal minute when Josh Bel­lamy dropped a pass in the end zone on first down. Barkley’s next three at­tempts fell in­com­plete, pre­serv­ing the win for Ten­nessee. Mar­i­ota, putting to­gether one of the best sea­sons ever by a Ti­tans quar­ter­back, came through with an­other solid per­for­mance. The se­cond-year pro com­pleted 15 of 23 passes.


Drew Brees passed for 310 yards and four touch­downs and Mark In­gram scored twice. Play­ing 10 days af­ter be­ing knocked un­con­scious in a Thurs­day night loss at Carolina, In­gram rushed 0 0 0 1

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DOL­PHINS 31, 49ERS 24

Ndamukong Suh tack­led Colin Kaeper­nick 2 yards short of the goal line as time ran out as the Dol­phins handed San Fran­cisco a fran­chise-record 10th con­sec­u­tive loss. Ryan Tan­nehill threw for 285 yards and three scores to com­pen­sate for a sput­ter­ing Miami ground game. With the 49ers trail­ing by seven, Kaeper­nick moved them from their 38 to the 6 in the fi­nal 1:44. But he threw in­com­plete on first down, and then was tack­led from be­hind by the 305-pound (138 kilo­gram) Suh on the fi­nal play. The Dol­phins (7-4) ex­tended their win­ning streak to six games, their longest since 2005. Kaeper­nick passed for three TDs, but the 49ers (1-10) still haven’t won since the sea­son opener.


Justin Tucker kicked four field goals as Bal­ti­more shut down the Ben­gals’ de­pleted of­fense. Joe Flacco threw for 234 yards and a touch­down to help Bal­ti­more (6-5) snap a five-game los­ing streak against the Ben­gals (3-7-1), whose play­off hopes took an­other se­ri­ous blow. The vic­tory was not as­sured un­til Cincin­nati quar­ter­back Andy Dal­ton fum­bled when sacked by Elvis Dumervil, and de­fen­sive end Lawrence Guy re­cov­ered at the Bal­ti­more 21 with 1:05 left and the Ravens up 1912. Cincin­nati got a safety on the fi­nal play when Bal­ti­more punter Sam Koch ran out of the end zone while his block­ers in­ten­tion­ally held Cincin­nati rush­ers. A game can end on an of­fen­sive penalty. At this point, the Ben­gals will need a sen­sa­tional fin­ish to ex­tend their run of con­sec­u­tive play­off ap­pear­ances to six.


LeSean McCoy scored twice, in­clud­ing a ca­reer-best 75 yard run. Ty­rod Taylor’s 16-yard touch­down pass to Justin Hunter with 10:46 re­main­ing put the Bills ahead for good dur­ing a se­cond half in which the lead changed five times. Taylor also scored on a 7-yard run in help­ing keep Buf­falo in the play­off hunt. The Bills (6-5) won for the se­cond straight week when trail­ing at half­time af­ter do­ing so just once last sea­son. Taylor also pro­duced just the se­cond fourth-quar­ter come­back of his ca­reer. The Jaguars (2-9) lost for the sixth straight game, their longest skid since open­ing the 2014 sea­son at 0-6. —AP

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