NFL early game roundup: Wild overtime finishes highlight Week 8 - Metro US

NFL early game roundup: Wild overtime finishes highlight Week 8

The Redskins and Bengals each leave London winless.
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In London, ties in football are commonplace.

So Sunday, with the Redskins and Bengals finished playing for 75 minutes, still tied at 27-all, they weren’t surprised as the two teams walked off the field at Wembley Stadium winless in a tie.

But it was the first timetwo games had ended in a tie in the same season since 1997 — after the Seahawks and Cardinals did it last week.

Washington (4-3-1) had a34-yard field goal try with just over two minutes left in the extra frame but Dustin Hopkins hooked it. He missed an earlier overtime try, too.

Kirk Cousins had quite a workload, firing off38 completions for a season-high 458 yards and throwing a touchdown apiece to Jamison Crowder and Jordan Reed.

Cincinnati’sAndy Dalton had a good day as well, with two big performances fromTylerEifert(nine catches for 102 yards) andA.J. Green (nine catches for 121 yards) highlighting the stat sheet for the Bengals (3-4-1).

Saints 25, Seahawks 20

The Saints were in the red zone late in the game hoping to get six points but settled for a field goal to give them a five-point lead with two minutes left for the visiting Seahawks to drive down the field.

Russell Wilson got Seattle to the 8-yard line and on fourth and goal overthrew his wideoutin the back of the end zone giving New Orleans the upset win in dramatic fashion.

The Saints took their first lead of the game not much earlier, with a touchdown pass from Drew Brees to Brandon Cooks. TheTD was set up by a 28-yard run by Tim Hightower.Mark Ingram got less action late in the game after an earlyfumble was returned for a score by Seattle.

The Seahawks fall to 4-2-1 on the year while New Orleans inches closer to .500 at 3-4.

Texans 20, Lions 13

The Texans jumped ahead by two touchdowns early at home — the first from Brock Osweiler toC.J. Fiedorowiczand the second a Lamar Miller run — to jump ahead 14-0 on visiting Detroit.

Theo Riddick caught a second half touchdown pass to get the Lions back in the mix, but the teams exchanged fourth quarter field goals and that was it for scoring.

Houston outgainedDetroit 105-58 on the ground and dominated time of possession in the victory, lifting the Texans to 5-3 with all five wins coming at home. The Lions fall back to .500 at 4-4 after the setback.

Jets 31, Browns 28

The Jets overcame a double-digit deficit against Cleveland, scoring 24 unanswered second half points en route to their third win of the season Sunday.

Two Matt Forte touchdown runs and a 24-yard strike from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Quincy Enunwa— plus a field goal — gave New York a powerfulsecond half attack to overcomea 20-7 Browns lead in the first.

The Jets ran for 171 yards, in contrast to Cleveland’s 68 though the Browns did excel through the air with Josh McCown throwing for 341 yards — 101 of which went to emerging star Terrelle Prior.

Cleveland remains winless at 0-8 as the Jets improve to 3-5.

Patriots 41, Bills 25

Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns, Rob Gronkowskicaught five passes for 109 yards (and his Pats’ record 69th TD) as the Patriots left little doubt as to who is in charge in the AFC East.

The Pats jumped ahead early as Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola caught TD passes in the first quarter. Bill Belichick kept his foot on the throttle as New England took advantage of a bruised and battered Buffalo offense that was missing LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins.

The Bills did post 167 rushing yards withMike Gillisleerunning for 85 yards and a score in McCoy’s stead as featured back.

The Pats improve to 7-1 while Buffalo falls back to .500 at 4-4.

Panthers 30, Cardinals 20

Carson Palmer’s 363 yards and three touchdowns weren’t enough in Charlotte on Sunday afternoon, as the Panthers use a potent run game and opportunistic defense to move to 2-5 with a much-needed win.

AThomas Davis 46-yard fumble return for touchdown, two touchdown runs by Jonathan Stewart and a field goal put the Panthers ahead 24-0 early, with much of Palmer’s offensive numbers coming in garbage time.

Cam Newton threw for 212 yards and ran for another 43, trailing only Stewart’s 95 yards in the box score for Carolina.

Arizona falls to 3-4-1 after the defeat.

Raiders 30, Buccaneers 24

Raiders QB Derek Carr found Seth Robertsfor a 41-yard touchdown pass with 1:58 left to play in overtime to avoid the NFL’s third tie of the season as Oakland narrowly improves to 6-2 after a walkoff win in Week 8.

The score came after 13 minutes of punting and missed field goals in an ugly overtime period that saw the Raiders eclipse the NFC penalty record for a single game.

Carr was a hero twice, scoring on a pass to MychalRivera with 1:38 left in regulation to set up the trip to overtime. He would throw for a ridiculous 513 yards with his favorite targets shining as well — Amari Cooper caught 12 passes for 172 yards, Michael Crabtree caught eight for 108.

Tampa falls to 3-5 and remains winless at home.

Chiefs 30, Colts 14

The Chiefs outgained the Colts 422 to 277 Sunday and took advantage of the only two turnovers of the game — both Indinapolis miscues, improving to 5-2 with a interconference victory.

Oh yeah, they did it without Alex Smith, who was lost to a concussion after throwing 19 passes.

Nick Foles threw for 223 yards in relief — with the two QBs combining to throw for 334 yards in the win. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelcepicked up 101 of those yards, adding a score for good measure.

Andrew Luck ran nine times for 60 yards, leading the Colts in rushing while struggling in the air, completing just 19 of 35 passes for 210 yards.

The Colts fall to 3-5 after the setback.

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