Rudolph exits after scary hit, Ravens edge Steelers in OT

Don Wright

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) and Sam Koch (4) celebrates with teammates after he made a field goal to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Pittsburgh. The Ravens won 26-23.

Josh Jacobs scored his second touchdown of the game with a leap from the 2-yard line with 1:57 to play, capping a 97-yard drive that helped the Raiders rally after blowing a 17-point lead.

The touchdown was part of a roller-coaster game that delighted the sellout crowd in London. The Raiders (3-2) broke out to a 17-0 halftime lead only to fall behind the Bears (3-2) in a mistake-filled third quarter.

Then Oakland fumbled at the goal line when going in for the go-ahead score, needed a replay review to overturn a fumble on a successful fake punt on the winning drive, then intercepted Chicago backup Chase Daniel with 1:14 to go to seal the victory.

It sure didn’t come easy, but made Oakland’s weeklong stay in London a successful one, ended by a satisfying victory in the Raiders’ first game against the Bears since dealing star edge rusher Khalil Mack to Chicago before last season.

That trade has come under heavy scrutiny as Mack led the Bears to the playoffs last year while the Raiders struggled. But Oakland came out ahead this day, with Mack’s only big play coming when he recovered a botched pitch by Derek Carr that sparked Chicago’s third-quarter comeback.

The Bears turned that turnover into a 1-yard run by David Montgomery and got two TD passes from Daniel to Allen Robinson in the third quarter to take a 21-17 lead.

New Orleans 31, Tampa Bay 24: Teddy Bridgewater passed for 314 yards and four touchdowns to remain unbeaten in three starts for the Saints this season.

With Bridgewater getting increasingly accustomed to playing for the injured Drew Brees, he had his best game yet for New Orleans (4-1) against a Tampa Bay defense that entered the game ranked second to last in the NFL against the pass.

With inspiring chants of “Ted-dy! Ted-dy!” from the Superdome crowd, Bridgewater completed 26 of 34 passes, with his two touchdown throws to Michael Thomas and one each to Jared Cook and Ted Ginn Jr.

New England 33, Washington 7: Tom Brady picked apart the lowly Redskins, helped the Patriots stay unbeaten and climbed past a former NFL star in the record book.

Brady threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns, and the Patriots got another strong performance from their defense.

Philadelphia 31, NY Jets 6: Nate Gerry returned an interception for a score and Orlando Scandrick took a strip-sack the distance.

The Eagles (3-2) smothered third-string quarterback Luke Falk and overwhelmed New York’s offense on a day Carson Wentz was ordinary. Wentz threw for 189 yards and one touchdown. Jordan Howard ran for 62 yards and one TD.

Sam Darnold missed his third straight game for the Jets (0-4) while he recovers from mononucleosis, so Falk made his second start after opening the season on New York’s practice squad. Falk threw two interceptions and was sacked nine times before leaving late in the game and being replaced by David Fales, who was re-signed by the Jets Friday. Falk replaced Trevor Siemian – Darnold’s original backup – after he sustained a ankle injury in Week 2.

Houston 53, Atlanta 32: Will Fuller knew it was up to him to make things happen on Sunday with Atlanta focused on slowing down DeAndre Hopkins.

Fuller didn’t disappoint, catching three of Deshaun Watson’s five touchdown passes and finishing with a career-high 217 yards receiving to lead the Houston Texans to a 53-32 win.

Carolina 34, Jacksonville 27: The Carolina Panthers motto is to “Keep Pounding.”

They did just that on Sunday, finding a running play they liked and exploiting it time and time again.

Using a single-back, inside zone run the Panthers piled up 285 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground, and held on to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-27 on Sunday for their third straight win and first victory at home in nearly a year.

Denver 20, L.A. Charges 13: Phillip Lindsay ran for 114 yards, Denver’s defense forced three turnovers and the Broncos got their first win under Vic Fangio by defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 20-13 on Sunday.

Joe Flacco completed 14 of 20 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown as Denver (1-4) raced to a 17-0 lead in the second quarter and held on for victory.

Green Bay 34, Dallas 24: Aaron Rodgers looked quite comfortable at the home of the Dallas Cowboys – again.

Green Bay’s star quarterback kept his team moving to a big early lead with more dazzling plays at AT&T Stadium, Aaron Jones scored a career-high four touchdowns and the Packers bounced back from their first loss by hanging on for a 34-24 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.

Rodgers zipped a sidearm throw to Robert Tonyan to fix one broken play, flipped a left-hander to Tra Carson to rescue another, and helped Green Bay improve to 5-0 inside the retractable-roof stadium where the two-time MVP’s first win was the 2011 Super Bowl.

Arizona 26, Cincinnati 23: Rookie Kyler Murray ran for a touchdown and led the Cardinals on a drive to Zane Gonzalez’s 31-yard field goal on the final play as the Cardinals got their first win under coach Kliff Kingsbury, 26-23 over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Buffalo 14, Tennessee 7: Josh Allen is starting to prove that he understands just how crucial taking care of the ball is in the NFL, especially with how well the Buffalo Bills’ defense is playing right now.

Allen threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns with only one interception as the Bills beat the Tennessee Titans 14-7 Sunday in a defensive showdown for their third straight win in this series.

Minnesota 28, N.Y. Giants 10: So much for the Minnesota Vikings being one dimensional. The passing game is back in synch with the run.

Kirk Cousins threw two touchdowns to Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook ran for 132 yards and the Vikings made life miserable for Daniel Jones and the New York Giants in every way possible in a 28-10 .

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