09/26 18:38 CDT Tucker's 66-yarder sets record, gives Ravens win at Detroit
Tucker's 66-yarder sets record, gives Ravens win at Detroit
By The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) --- Justin Tucker set an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal,
bouncing it through off the crossbar as time expired to lift the Baltimore
Ravens to a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
The kick topped the 64-yard field goal Matt Prater made for Denver against
Tennessee on Dec. 8, 2013.
Lamar Jackson threw a 36-yard pass to Sammy Watkins on fourth-and-19 to get the
Ravens across midfield with 7 seconds left. The superstar quarterback spiked
the ball and threw it away on the next two snaps. Then Tucker --- who made a
61-yard kick to beat the Lions in Baltimore's previous visit to Detroit eight
years ago --- came out and made the record-breaking attempt.
Baltimore (2-1) went into the fourth quarter with a 16-7 lead and ended up
trailing in the final minute.
Ryan Santoso made a go-ahead, 35-yard field goal with 1:04 left, giving coach
Dan Campbell an opportunity to win his first game with the Lions (0-3). Santoso
was promoted from Detroit's practice squad on Saturday after kicker Austin
Seibert went on the COVID-19 reserve list.
CHARGERS 30, CHIEFS 24
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) --- The Chargers capitalized on four Kansas City
turnovers, including Patrick Mahomes' second interception in the closing
minutes, and Justin Herbert's touchdown toss to Mike Williams with 32 seconds
to go lifted Los Angeles to a victory.
Herbert finished with 281 yards passing and four touchdowns without an
interception, outdueling Mahomes in a matchup not only of two of the game's
best young quarterbacks but two teams expected to compete for the AFC West
The Chargers (2-1) won for the third time in four trips to Kansas City to send
the two-time defending conference champion Chiefs (1-2) to the division cellar.
Williams finished with seven catches for 122 yards and two TDs. Austin Ekeler
and Keenan Allen also had TD grabs.
The Chiefs trailed 14-0 early but climbed back into the game in the second
half, taking a 24-21 lead midway through the fourth quarter. But the Chargers
tied it on Tristan Vizcaino's short field goal, and after Mahomes was picked
off by Alohi Gilman with 1:42 to go, Herbert began the march for the go-ahead
SAINTS 28, PATRIOTS 13
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) --- Jameis Winston threw two touchdown passes, Malcolm
Jenkins returned an interception for a score, and New Orleans beat New England.
A week after a career-low passer rating Winston showed better command of the
offense, completing 13 of 21 passes for 128 yards. Taysom Hill ran for a
touchdown and Alvin Kamara rushed 24 times for 89 yards.
Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones entered the day hoping to stretch the
field after two games in which the passing attack was mostly underneath.
Instead, he found himself under pressure for most of the day and threw three
interceptions, two leading to Saints touchdowns. New Orleans (2-1) sacked Jones
three times and hit him 11 times. He finished 30 of 51 for 270 yards and a
New England (1-2) trailed 21-13 following Jones' 22-yard TD pass to Kendrick
Bourne with 9:22 left in the fourth period. The Saints responded with a
13-play, 75-yard drive that ate up 6:45 and ended with a 4-yard run by Hill
that put them in front 28-13.
TITANS 25, COLTS 16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) --- Ryan Tannehill threw for 197 yards and three
touchdowns and Tennessee held off Indianapolis to grab an early tiebreaker in
the AFC South.
The road team had won the previous five games in this division rivalry, but the
Titans (2-1) are the defending AFC South champs with a healthy Derrick Henry.
The reigning AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year ran for 113 yards, topping the
100-yard mark for a sixth straight division game.
The Colts (0-3) are off to their worst start since 2011. Carson Wentz started
after being questionable for Indianapolis with a pair of sprained ankles. He
never ran even once, choosing to throw the ball away repeatedly when pressured.
He finished with 194 yards passing.
The Titans outgained the Colts 368-265 and won despite three turnovers that
Indianapolis turned into 10 points.
The Colts twice had first-and-goal inside the Titans 9 in the second half.
Tennessee's defense, much-maligned in 2020, held the Colts to a pair of field
goals by Rodrigo Blankenship.
BILLS 43, WASHINGTON 21
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) --- Josh Allen threw four touchdown passes and scored
another TD rushing in Buffalo's rout.
Allen, who had been unhappy with his inconsistencies and 56% completion
percentage through two games, finished 32 of 43 for 358 yards, while also
surpassing the 100-touchdown plateau (including TDs rushing and one receiving)
in his 47th career start.
It marked Allen's fifth career game with four TDs passing and 300 yards
passing, one more than the team record held by Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. And
Allen's 2-yard TD run in the fourth quarter was his 26th, breaking the
franchise record for quarterbacks held by Jack Kemp.
Allen's 101 touchdowns rank fourth among Bills quarterbacks, and one behind
Washington (1-2) failed to carry over any momentum from a 30-29 win over the
New York Giants on Sept. 16.
BROWNS 26, BEARS 6
CLEVELAND (AP) --- Myles Garrett recorded a franchise-record 4 1/2 sacks on
Justin Fields and Cleveland brought down Chicago's rookie quarterback nine
times --- holding him to one net yard passing --- in his first NFL start.
Garrett had a field day against Fields, who was thrust into the lineup after
veteran Andy Dalton injured his knee last week. The Bears (1-2) wanted to be
patient and not play the No. 11 overall pick until he was ready.
The Browns (2-1) didn't cut him any breaks, and their defense, which had been
criticized for its performances in the first two games, got it together at
Fields' expense and held Chicago to only 47 yards and six first downs.
The former Ohio State star was under pressure from the start. He completed just
6 of 20 passes for 68 yards. The Bears' biggest offensive play came on a pass
interference that wiped out an interception and gained 48 yards.
Jadeveon Clowney added two sacks for the Browns.
BENGALS 24, STEELERS 10
PITTSBURGH (AP) --- Joe Burrow threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns,
including two to rookie Ja'Marr Chase, and Cincinnati handled Pittsburgh.
Burrow connected on a 17-yard strike to Tyler Boyd and found Chase for 34-yard
and 9-yard scores as the Bengals (2-1) won at Heinz Field for the first time
Facing a pass rush missing injured All-Pro linebacker T.J. Watt, Burrow
completed 14 of 18 passes, highlighted by the chemistry he and Chase have
quickly rekindled since the Bengals selected Burrow's former LSU teammate in
the first round of the draft.
Their first touchdown was a beautiful rainbow down the sideline with 37 seconds
to go in the first half that ended with Chase simply running past Pittsburgh
cornerback James Pierre for the score that put Cincinnati up 14-7 at the break.
Their second --- in which Burrow had plenty of time to find Chase in the back
of the end zone --- put the Steelers in a 17-point hole midway through the
third quarter from which Pittsburgh (1-2) never threatened to recover.
FALCONS 17, GIANTS 14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) --- Younghoe Koo kicked a 40-yard field goal on the
final play for Atlanta to give coach Arthur Smith his first NFL win.
It marked the second straight week the Giants (0-3) lost on the final play of
Matt Ryan hit passes of 28 yards to Cordarrelle Patterson and 25 to rookie
tight end Kyle Pitts on the game-winning drive.
Ryan engineered two late drives and threw two touchdowns to rally the Falcons
(1-2). It spoiled a day when the Giants retired the jersey of two-time Super
Bowl MVP Eli Manning and added his name to the Ring of Honor at MetLife Stadium.
CARDINALS 31, JAGUARS 19
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) --- Byron Murphy intercepted two passes, including one
he returned for a touchdown following a botched trick play, and Arizona rallied
to beat skidding Jacksonville.
The Cardinals improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2015. The Jaguars (0-3)
lost their 18th straight game, leaving them eight shy of the NFL record for
This one unraveled late.
Jacksonville led 19-10 after James Robinson's 4-yard touchdown run in the third
quarter. Coach Urban Meyer got the spark he had been looking for when Jamal
Agnew returned a missed field goal a record-tying 109 yards for a score on the
final play of the first half.
But it was all Arizona after Robinson's first score of the season. James Conner
capped two long drives with short TD runs, and Murphy delivered the
game-changing play when he stepped in front of Jacob Hollister on a
flea-flicker and took it the other way for 29 yards.
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