They showed that Sunday night in Oakland as they manhandled the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, 30-20 as running back Latavius Murray scored three touchdowns to lead the way to victory. The Raiders defense limited the Broncos to a paltry 33 yards rushing in the game.
The New York Giants held off the Philadelphia Eagles, 28-23 behind four touchdown passes from Eli Manning and the defense getting two interceptions, plus holding the Eagles four times on fourth
|Lions kicker Matt Prater was clutch.|
In the extra session, Stafford connected with wide receiver Golden Tate for a 28-yard TD pass to win the game and send the Vikings to their third consecutive loss.
Around the NFL . . . . . . .
The Dallas Cowboys won their seventh straight game as they blasted the host Cleveland Browns, 35-10 as QB Dak Prescott threw for three touchdowns and RB Ezekiel Elliott scored two rushing touchdowns . . . The Carolina Panthers won a yawner on the road, 13-10 over the Los Angeles Rams despite gaining just 244 total yards in offense . . . The Indianapolis Colts knocked off the host Green Bay Packers, 31-26 behind a pair of scoring runs by Frank Gore and a 99-yard kickoff return by Jordan Todman. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers had three TD passes in the loss . . . Baltimore beat the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, 21-14 to spoil the return of QB Ben Roethlisberger. A 95-yard TD pass from Joe Flacco to Mike Wallace and a blocked punt for a score made the difference for the Ravens in the win . . . New Orleans (4-4) steam rolled past the host San Francisco 49ers, 41-23 as QB Drew Brees had three TD passes to go with 323 passing yards. Running back Mark Ingram rushed for 158 yards and scored twice as both teams combined for 1,057 yards in offense . . . Kansas City beat the stubborn Jacksonville Jaguars, 19-14 as kicker Cairo Santos made four field goals to offset two TD passes by Jags' QB Blake Bortles . . . The Miami Dolphins (4-4) won a wild game against the New York Jets, 27-23 in a game that had four lead changes. Kenyan Drake took a kickoff back 96 yards for the deciding touchdown in the fourth quarter after Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick threw an 18-yard TD pass to WR Jalin Marshall . . . The San Diego Chargers put on an offensive show as they toppled the visiting Tennessee Titans, 43-35. Chargers RB Melvin Gordon had a career best 196 yards rushing and 65 receiving yards to go with a touchdown while QB Philip Rivers had two TD passes and the Chargers defense scored two touchdowns (fumble return and interception). Titans QB Marcus Mariota ran for a score and threw for three more scores in defeat . . . The Atlanta Falcons blasted the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 43-28 last Thursday night as QB Matt Ryan had 344 yards passing to go with four TD passes . . . In the Monday Night Football game, the Seattle Seahawks (5-2-1) beat the Buffalo Bills, 31-25 behind a pair of TD passes from Russell Wilson to tight end Jimmy Graham. The loss was the third straight for the Bills, who slipped to 4-5 for the season.
WEEK NINE SCORES
Atlanta 43, Tampa Bay 28
Dallas 35, Cleveland 10
Baltimore 21, Pittsburgh 14
NY Giants 28, Philadelphia 23
Miami 27, NY Jets 23
Kansas City 19, Jacksonville 14
Detroit 22, Minnesota 16 (OT)
New Orleans 41, San Francisco 23
Carolina 13, Los Angeles 10
Indianapolis 31, Green Bay 26
San Diego 43, Tennessee 35
Oakland 30, Denver 20
Seattle 31, Buffalo 25