Kicker Greg Zuerlein nailed a 34-yard field goal with 2:05 remaining to make the difference in the outcome. Packers kick returner Ty Montgomery fumbled away the ensuing kickoff and the Rams ran
|Rams win a thriller over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers|
Rams quarterback Jared Goff passed for 295 yards and three touchdown passes in the win. Green Bay had gone ahead midway through the fourth quarter, 27-26 when Packers QB Aaron Rodgers connected with Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 40-yard scoring pass.
The New Orleans Saints (6-1) battled back with solid defense (getting two big turnovers, including a 32-yard interception return for TD by P.J. Williams) to beat the host Minnesota Vikings, 30-20 in the Sunday night game.
Minnesota led 13-10 with under a minute to go in the first half when wide receiver Adam Thielen fumbled deep in Saints territory. The Saints took advantage with a one-yard scoring run by running back Alvin Kamara (two TD in the game) to lead 17-13 at halftime. In the second half, the Saints eventually built up a 30-13 lead to pave the way for their sixth straight win.
The Kansas City Chiefs (7-1) beat the Denver Broncos for the second time this season, winning 30-23 as QB Patrick Mahomes had four more TD passes to lead the way. Two of the scoring passes were to WR Sammy Watkins, who had eight receptions in the game.
The Houston Texans throttled the visiting Miami Dolphins, 42-23 last Thursday night as QB Deshaun Watson, the Heftyinfo NFL Player of the Week, had five TD passes while RB Lamar Miller rushed for 133 yards and a score. DeAndre Hopkins and Jordan Thomas each had two touchdown receptions in the easy win, which was the fifth in a row for the Texans.
Carolina QB Cam Newton had two scoring passes and a 12-yard rushing touchdown as the host Panthers (5-2) beat the Baltimore Ravens, 36-21 to keep pace with the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South. The Ravens turned the ball over three times, including QB Joe Flacco getting intercepted twice.
Elsewhere Around the NFL . . . . . . .
The Chicago Bears stopped a two-game skid with a methodical 24-10 home win against the New York Jets. The big play was a 70-yard TD screen pass from Mitch Trubisky to Tarik Cohen . . . The Seattle Seahawks knocked off the Detroit Lions, 28-14 as QB Russell Wilson had three TD passes while the 'Hawks defense got three turnovers . . . The Cincinnati Bengals won a wild one at home against Tampa Bay, 37-34 as kicker Randy Bullock drilled a 44-yard field goal as time expired. The Buccaneers stormed back with 18 fourth quarter points, led by backup QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (two TD passes) who replaced Jameis Winston, who threw four interceptions, one of which was a "pick six" 21-yard score by Jesse Bates. Bengals QB Andy Dalton had two TD passes . . . The Washington Redskins knocked off the listless New York Giants, 20-13 as RB Adrian Peterson (149 rushing yards) scored two times, including a 64-yard romp to help seal the win . . . The Pittsburgh Steelers buried the Cleveland Browns, 33-18 behind two TD passes from Ben Roethlisberger and two touchdowns by RB James Conner, who ran for 146 yards. Cleveland fired Head Coach Hue Jackson following this latest loss . . . Over in London, the Philadelphia Eagles (4-4) beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-18 as QB Carson Wentz had three TD passes to hand the Jags their fourth straight defeat . . . The Indianapolis Colts won in Oakland, 42-28 as QB Andrew Luck had three TD tosses and RB Marlon Mack ran for 132 yards and a pair of TD runs. Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri set the new NFL record for scoring, eclipsing Morten Andersen's record of 2,544 career points. Raiders QB Derek Carr had three scoring passes and a rushing TD in the loss. . . . The Arizona Cardinals scored two times in the fourth quarter on TD passes from Josh Rosen to beat the San Francisco 49ers, 18-15 . . . In the Monday Night Football game, the New England Patriots beat the host Buffalo Bills, 25-6 for their fifth straight victory. Patriots running back James White scored on a one-yard run and Devin McCourty took an interception back 84 yards for another touchdown.
WEEK EIGHT RESULTS
Houston 42, Miami 23
Philadelphia 24, Jacksonville 18
Chicago 24, NY Jets 10
Washington 20, NY Giants 13
Kansas City 30, Denver 23
Cincinnati 37, Tampa Bay 34
Pittsburgh 33, Cleveland 18
Carolina 36, Baltimore 21
Seattle 28, Detroit 14
LA Rams 29, Green Bay 27
Arizona 18, San Francisco 15
Indianapolis 42, Oakland 28
New Orleans 30, Minnesota 20
New England 25, Buffalo 6