New York Post

Stafford to Megatron gets Lions 1st win


Matthew Stafford threw one of his four touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson and found the star receiver for a 57yard play that set up Matt Prater’s 27yard field goal with 2:29 left in overtime, helping the Lions beat the Bears 3734 on Sunday in Detroit for their first win of the season.

“It’s my job to get [Johnson] the ball and I probably wasn’t doing a good enough job of that over the first five games,” Stafford said.

Stafford, who bounced back from being benched for the first time in his career, was 27 of 42 for seasonhigh 405 yards with four scores to four receivers and an intercepti­on.

Johnson had six receptions for a seasonhigh 166 yards and scored for the first time this year. It was his 45th career game with at least 100 yards receiving, breaking a fourthplac­e tie with Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.

Panthers 27, Seahawks 23

In Seattle, Cam Newton threw a 26yard touchdown pass to Greg Olsen with 32 seconds left and the Panthers moved to 50, rallying for a stunning victory over the Seahawks.

Newton led the Panthers to touchdowns on their final two possession­s after trailing 2314, the second straight week the Seahawks collapsed in the fourth quarter.

Newton threw for 269 yards over all and was 12of15 for 169 yards in the fourth quarter as he led Carolina on a pair of 80yard touchdown drives. He found Olsen wide open down the seam as AllPros Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman looked at each other in confusion.

Dolphins 38, Titans 10

In Nashville, Tenn., Cameron Wake got his first four sacks this season and also forced two fumbles — all in the first half — and the Dolphins routed the Titans in Dan Campbell’s debut as interim coach.

Miami had been one of two teams in the NFL without a rushing touchdown. But Jarvis Landry ended the drought on the opening drive, and Lamar Miller ran for 113 yards and a TD.

49ers 25, Ravens 20

In Santa Clara, Calif., Colin Kaepernick completed a 76yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith, Joe Flacco threw two intercepti­ons for Baltimore and the 49ers beat the Ravens to snap a fourgame losing streak.

Bengals 34, Bills 21

Vikings 16, Chiefs 10

Texans 31, Jaguars 20

In Orchard Park, N.Y., Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes and the unbeaten Bengals won their sixth straight to match their best start.

In Minneapoli­s, Teddy Bridgewate­r had an erratic performanc­e, but the Vikings’ tough defense and rookie receiver Stefon Diggs, who had 129 yards on seven catches, came through over the mistakepro­ne Chiefs.

In Jacksonvil­le, Fla., Brian Hoyer threw three touchdown passes on thirddown plays, two to DeAndre Hopkins, and the Texans handed the Jaguars their fourth loss in a row — raising more questions about coach Gus Bradley’s job security.

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