Vikings top Cards, snap 4-game slide
Xavier Rhodes returned one of his two interceptions 100 yards for a TD and Cordarrelle Patterson took the second-half kickoff 104 yards for a score in the Vikings’ 30-24 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday in Minneapolis.
The victory stopped the Vikings’ four-game losing streak.
The Vikings (6-4) held on to a first-place tie with the Lions in the NFC North, with a rematch against the Lions looming on Thanksgiving.
David Johnson rushed for 103 yards and a score and tacked on 57 yards and a TD receiving, but the Cardinals (4-5-1) netted only 27 yards after halftime. Redskins 42, Packers 24: Kirk Cousins threw for 375 yards and three TDs to lead the Redskins over the free-falling Packers in Landover, Md. The Redskins have won six of eight. The Packers have lost four in a row and five of six, allowing 30 or more points in all of those defeats. Dolphins 14, Rams 10: DeVante Parker caught a 9-yard TD pass from Ryan Tannehill with 36 seconds to play, and the Dolphins rallied for two late scores for their fifth straight win. Jared Goff went 17 of 31 for 134 yards in a quiet debut by the NFL’s No. 1 pick in the Rams’ 10th game of the season. Xavier Rhodes of the Vikings returns an interception 100 yards against the Cardinals on Sunday. Buccaneers 19, Chiefs 17: Jameis Winston threw for 331 yards to help set up four FGs by Roberto Aguayo and hit TE Robert Cross for a TD with just over six minutes left to snap the Chiefs’ five-game winning streak. It was the Bucs’ fifth straight win over the Chiefs since 1993. Giants 22, Bears 16: Eli Manning threw a go-ahead 15-yard TD pass to rookie Sterling Shepard in the third quarter as the Giants rallied for their fifth straight win. Robbie Gould kicked a 46-yard FG but missed two extra points in gusty MetLife Stadium. Cowboys 27, Ravens 17: Dak Prescott threw three TD passes, two to Dez Bryant, in the first game with Tony Romo as his backup, and the Cowboys set a franchise season record with their ninth straight win. Steelers 24, Browns 9: The Steelers recorded eight sacks and snapped a four-game losing streak while keeping the Browns winless. Three NFL teams previously went 0-11 before winning a game, while seven had even worse starts. Bills 16, Bengals 12: LeSean McCoy ran 7 yards for a TDbefore suffering a thumb injury for the Bills, who snapped a three-game losing streak before heading into their off week. Seahawks 25, Eagles 15: Russell Wilson threw for 272 yards and a TD and caught a 15-yard TD pass from Doug Baldwin to become the first QB in Seahawks history to catch a touchdown. Colts 24, Titans 17: Andrew Luck led the Colts to a big early lead, and the defense held on in the second half. The Colts evened their record by winning back-to-back games for the first time this season. Lions 26, Jaguars 19: Eric Ebron had a go-ahead 1-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter on the first carry of his career. Patriots 30, 49ers 17: Tom Brady threw for 280 yards and four TDs in Brady’s first road game against the 49ers team he rooted for as a boy.