James Conner rushed for 101 yards and a landing Sunday because the host Pittsburgh Steelers dominated their AFC North rival Cleveland Browns 38-7.
Pittsburgh improved to 5-Zero for the primary time since 1978 whereas Cleveland (4-2) had its four-game profitable streak snapped.
Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger was 14 of 22 passing for 162 yards, together with a scoring move to James Washington. Chase Claypool and Benny Snell Jr. additionally every ran for a landing. Minkah Fitzpatrick had an interception return for a landing.
The Steelers protection dominated all through. The Browns, who entered because the NFL’s prime speeding staff, have been held to simply 75 speeding yards and Cleveland was an anemic 1-of-12 on third down conversions.
Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield was 10 of 18 for 119 yards, together with a landing to Rashard Higgins, with two interceptions and 4 sacks.
Mayfield entered the sport with bruised ribs, and that damage gave the impression to be aggravated when he was hit by Pittsburgh’s Cam Heyward late within the first half, however he returned for the third quarter. With the Browns going through a 24-point deficit, Case Keenum got here in for the fourth quarter.
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Roethlisberger hit simply 2 of Eight passes within the first quarter, however hit 5-for-5 on the primary drive within the second, together with a 36-yard completion down the left aspect to Claypool that helped arrange Conner’s 3-yard scoring run for a 17-0 Pittsburgh lead.
In the third quarter, Claypool’s 3-yard run to the left pylon gave the Steelers a 31-7 lead and Snell pushed it to 38-7 with a 1-yard stroll into the tip zone with 8:08 left.
Titans rally behind Henry for OT victory vs. Texans
Derrick Henry rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns and the Tennessee Titans blew a two-touchdown lead solely to rally for a 42-36 additional time win over the Houston Texans on Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville
The Titans (5-0) amassed 601 yards, with quarterback Ryan Tannehill passing for 364 yards and 4 touchdowns to enhance Henry. Tannehill engineered a 9-play, 76-yard drive within the waning moments, and his 7-yard landing move to A.J. Brown with 4 seconds left compelled additional time. In the additional interval, Henry had a 53-yard reception earlier than his 5-yard run ended it.
Deshaun Watson handed for 335 yards and 4 touchdowns to steer the comeback for Houston (1-5). But Texans interim coach Romeo Crennel made a late doubtful choice that proved deadly.
Henry responded with a 94-yard landing run on the primary snap of the Titans’ subsequent possession just for Watson to toss a 53-yard landing move to Will Fuller V. When Watson threw a 1-yard landing to Brandin Cooks with 1:50 left, the Texans led 36-29. But a failed two-point conversion opened the door for the Titans, and so they kicked it in over their final two drives.
Colts overcome 21-Zero deficit to stun Bengals
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers handed for 371 yards and three touchdowns and Julian Blackmon got here up with a vital late interception to raise the Colts to a 31-27 win over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Rivers accomplished 29 of 44 passes, and put the Colts (4-2) forward to stick with a 14-yard landing to Jack Doyle with 14:55 remaining. Indianapolis pushed the result in 31-27 with 4:03 left on a 40-yard subject aim from Rodrigo Blankenship.
The Bengals (1-4-1) had an opportunity to steal the win late, however Blackmon intercepted Cincinnati rookie quarterback Joe Burrow on the Colts 19-yard line with 46 seconds left to seal it.
Burrow handed for 313 yards and scored on a one-yard landing run, posting his fourth 300-yard passing day in six video games. But it wasn’t sufficient on the Bengals noticed their winless street streak prolong to 17 video games.
McManus kicks Broncos previous Patriots
Brandon McManus kicked a franchise-record six subject targets to raise the visiting Denver Broncos to an 18-12 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.
Phillip Lindsay rushed for 101 yards in his return to the lineup and Drew Lock accomplished 10 of 24 passes for 189 yards and two interceptions in his first recreation since struggling a proper shoulder damage on Sept. 20. Tim Patrick had 4 catches for 101 yards for Denver (2-3).
The recreation, initially scheduled for Oct. 11, was pushed again to Oct. 12 after which postponed till Sunday attributable to a number of COVID-19 instances within the Patriots group. New England was unable to carry many practices over the earlier two weeks, together with having Friday’s session canceled attributable to middle James Ferentz being positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 checklist.
Falcons notch first win of season
Matt Ryan threw for 371 yards and 4 touchdowns and the protection secured three interceptions because the visiting Atlanta Falcons recorded their first victory of the season Sunday with a 40-23 win in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings.
The Falcons (1-5) scored 23 unanswered factors to open the sport, their first underneath the course of interim coach Raheem Morris, who changed the fired Dan Quinn this week. Younghoe Koo kicked subject targets of 50, 21 and 47 yards in the course of the run.
Atlanta took a 20-Zero lead into halftime, turning a trio of interceptions by Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins into 17 factors. After intercepting Cousins on the primary play from scrimmage, the Falcons capitalized simply 5 performs later, as Ryan related for a 20-yard landing move to Julio Jones.
Jones caught a pair of scoring passes and completed with eight receptions for 137 yards. Calvin Ridley and Hayden Hurst additionally caught touchdowns from Ryan, who was 30-for-40 with zero interceptions.