- NFL Week 13 Recap
Cardinals 33 Bears 22
Murray threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in his return from an ankle injury, and the Cardinals beat the struggling Chicago Bears 33-22 on Sunday.
Dalton, making his second straight start with Justin Fields sidelined because of broken ribs, matched a career high for interceptions. He injured his left hand trying to make a tackle after getting picked off a second time. He was 26 of 41 for 229 yards and two touchdowns.
Colts 31 Texans 0
Jonathan Taylor ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns to lead Indy’s offense in the rout.
The Colts improved to 7-0 this season in games in which the 22-year-old Taylor runs for at least 100 yards.
Carson Wentz threw for 158 yards and a touchdown for the Colts (7-6) before being replaced by Sam Ehlinger with five minutes left in the fourth quarter and the game long decided.
Chargers 41 Bengals 22
Herbert passed for three touchdowns and Tevaughn Campbell returned a Joe Mixon fumble 61 yards for a score, helping the Chargers hold off Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals for a 41-22 victory on Sunday.
Herbert was 26 of 35 for 317 yards as Los Angeles (7-5) rebounded after losing 28-13 at Denver last weekend. Mike Williams had five receptions for 110 yards, and Keenan Allen caught two of Herbert’s TD passes.
Allen helped key Los Angeles’ fast start, scoring twice in the first quarter on a 4-yard reception and a 7-yarder. Herbert’s 44-yard TD to Jaylen Guyton made it 24-0 early in the second quarter.
The Bengals committed four of the game’s seven turnovers. Playing with a dislocated little finger on his throwing hand for much of the day, Burrow threw two interceptions and lost a fumble.
Vikings 27 Lions 29
Lions first win
The Lions (1-10-1) ended a 15-game winless streak that lasted 364 days since winning at Chicago last season, giving first-year coach Dan Campbell his first victory with the franchise.
Goff finished 25 of 41 for 296 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.
St. Brown had 10 receptions for 86 yards – and the winning touchdown was his first NFL score, ending Detroit’s nine-game home losing streak dating to last year.
Cousins was 30 of 40 for 340 yards with two touchdowns and a fumble. Jefferson had 11 receptions for a career-high 182 yards, taking advantage of an increased role when Adam Thielen was injured early in the game.
Giants 9 Dolphins 20
A team that was once 1-7 and falling apart is now 6-7 and brimming with confidence. Tagovailoa threw a pair of short touchdown passes, and the Dolphins extended their winning streak to five games by topping the New York Giants 20-9 on Sunday.
Tagovailoa completed 30 of 41 passes for 244 yards and the two scores.
Mike Glennon started at quarterback for the Giants in place of Daniel Jones, who was sidelined with a neck injury. Glennon completed 23 of 44 throws for 187 yards, and Saquon Barkley had 55 rushing yards on 11 carries.
Eagles 33 Jets 18
Gardner Minshew delivered in his first start for the Philadelphia Eagles, orchestrating a flawless performance in a 33-18 victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium Sunday afternoon. Minshew, who finished 20 of 25 for 242 yards and two touchdowns (133.7 rating), led the Eagles to scores on their first seven offensive possessions against a Jets defense ranked amongst the worst in the NFL.
Miles Sanders led the Eagles’ rushing attack with a career-high 24 carries for 120 yards. Goedert had six catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Philadelphia scored 19 unanswered points to close the game.
Bucs 30 Falcons 17
Brady threw for 368 yards and four touchdowns
The 44-year-old Brady completed 38 of 51, including touchdowns of 27 and 11 yards to Gronkowski – their first scoring passes since Week 2 against the Falcons.
Jaguars 7 Rams 37
Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson and Odell Beckham Jr. caught touchdown passes from Stafford, and the Rams snapped their three-game losing streak with a 37-7 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday.
Stafford passed for 295 yards while Sony Michel rushed for 121 yards and a score for the Rams (8-4), who rebounded from a winless month with a solid all-around effort against a struggling opponent. Kupp had his 100th reception of a remarkable season among his eight catches for 129 yards.
Rookie Trevor Lawrence passed for 145 yards for the Jaguars (2-10), who have lost four straight. With their 16th consecutive loss to NFC teams since September 2018, the Jaguars have lost 10 games for the 10th time in the last 11 years.
Washington 17 Raiders 15
Heinicke completed 23 of 30 passes for 196 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Without J.D. McKissic, it was the Antonio Gibson show on the ground for Washington. He rushed 23 times for 88 yards and caught a touchdown. Logan Thomas played a huge role in this game, but suffered a knee injury in the second half. He caught three passes for 48 yards and one touchdown.
The Raiders really could have used Darren Waller in the passing game this Sunday, but he was inactive due to back and knee injuries suffered last week against the Dallas Cowboys. Carr threw for 249 yards while Josh Jacobs rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown. Not much was going for Vegas on offense this week, which was surprising since this unit dominated the Cowboys defense on Thanksgiving.
Ravens 19 Steelers 20
Lamar Jackson led Baltimore to a touchdown with 12 seconds to play, but his throw on the 2-point conversion was too far in front of tight end Mark Andrews. That oh-so-close play sent the Ravens to a 20-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Jackson was sacked seven times. Watt had a career-high 3 1/2 sacks and Chris Wormley, who was acquired in a March 2020 trade with Baltimore, finished with 2 1/2 sacks.
Jackson passed for 253 yards with a touchdown and a first-quarter interception. The Ravens held a massive edge through three quarters in total yards and time of possession, which included a 10-minute, 99-yard scoring drive, but they only had a 10-3 lead to show for it.
49ers 23 Seahawks 30
Russell Wilson played his best game since returning from finger surgery, throwing for 231 yards and two touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks made a late goal-line stand to beat the 49ers 30-23 on Sunday.
Garoppolo threw for 299 yards and two TDs, but also had a pair of interceptions, the second grabbed by Diggs and setting up Seattle’s go-ahead touchdown.
George Kittle had nine catches for 181 yards and two touchdowns, but was shut down in the second half until the final drive.
Broncos 9 Chiefs 22
Chiefs Defense – Three turnovers. Three fourth-down stops. One pick-6 to seal a fifth straight win.
Patrick Mahomes had just 184 yards passing with a touchdown run and an interception, and his receiving corps dropped so many passes he probably thought the ball was greased. But despite the Chiefs (8-4) gaining 257 yards of total offense, they managed to keep a one-game lead on the Chargers thanks to the other side of the ball.
Patriots at Bills
JT: Bills 21-17
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