Detroit 22, Minnesota 16 (OT)
Matt Prater nailed a 58-yard field goal to send the game into overtime, and Golden Tate spun away from tacklers before sprinting into the end zone for a 28-yard score to win the game for the Lions (5-4). For the Vikings (5-3), it was their third straight loss after opening the season 5-0. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner resigned mid-week and was replaced with tight ends coach Pat Shurmur. Both Viking touchdowns came from just a yard out. They lost despite winning the turnover battle, 1-0, and gaining more yards and first downs than Detroit.
Baltimore 21, Pittsburgh 14
Ben Roethlisberger (23-for-45, 264 yards, TD, INT) returned to action just two weeks removed from meniscus surgery, but he and the Pittsburgh offense were held in check all day while the Ravens (4-4) built a 21-0 lead before surrendering two late scores. The Steelers (4-4) gained just 277 yards, and had just 36 on the ground. It’s the third straight loss for Pittsburgh and interrupts a four-game losing streak for the Ravens, who had begun their season 3-0. Mike Wallace had a 95-yard touchdown reception, the game’s first score, against his former team.
Dallas 35, Cleveland 10
The Cowboys (7-1) won their seventh straight game while outgaining Cleveland, 423 to 222. Rookies Dak Prescott (21-for-27, 247 yards, 3 TDs) and Ezekiel Elliott accounted for all of Dallas’ touchdowns on the day. Elliott’s 92 rushing yards added to his league leading total: his 891 yards through eight games is 135 more than DeMarco Murray holds second place with. Terrelle Pryor had the lone touchdown on the day for the Browns (0-9), who remain the last winless team in football.
Kansas City 19, Jacksonville 14
The Jacksonville run game was buoyed by Chris Ivory’s 107 yards, their first 100-yard runner of the 2016 season. The Jaguars fell to 2-6 on the season despite outgaining Kansas City 449-231. Four turnovers will cause that. The Chiefs (6-2) got their fourth win in a row without Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles, Spencer Ware and Jeremy Maclin, who left early after trying to play through a groin injury.
New York Giants 28, Philadelphia 23
The Eagles (4-4) lost for the fourth time in their last five games and fell to 0-3 in the division. The Giants (5-3) won their third straight after opening up a 14-0 lead behind two quick interceptions in the first quarter. Eli Manning (22-for-36, 257 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT) threw four touchdown passes in three quarters against the Eagles; he had four in the previous four games combined. Rookie Carson Wentz set a personal high with 364 passing yards while attempting the comeback, but threw no touchdowns as late Eagles drives resulted in nothing but short field goals.
Miami 27, New York Jets 23
Right after rookie Jalin Marshall scored to complete a Jets (3-6) comeback with five minutes to go, Miami rookie Kenyan Drake took the ensuing kickoff 96 yards to give the Dolphins (4-4) their third straight victory. Jay Ajayi, coming off two straight 200-yard games, had a more subdued day in this one, finishing with “just” 111 yards and a 20-yard score. Ryan Fitzpatrick (17-for-28, 193 yards, TD, 2 INTs) who had gone two games without an interception since returning to his starting role, increased his league-leading season total to 13 picks.