INDIANAPOLIS – Randy Bullock posted a 45-yard field goal with 4:03 left in overtime to end a wild game that the Tennessee Titans won 34-31 over the Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday.
This gain allows the Titans to take control atop the South Division of the American Association.
The two teams traded touchdowns in the final 86 seconds of the fourth quarter, forcing overtime. Then, Colts quarterback Carson Wentz suffered two interceptions in the last eight minutes of the game, he who had made such a blunder only once since the start of the season.
The Titans (6-2) have won four in a row, giving themselves a three-game cushion at the top of the division. They also swept their series against the Colts for the third time in their history.
The Colts (3-5) forced the Titans to clear with less than two minutes on the clock in the fourth quarter. They then found themselves at the foot of the wall at their line of eight. With Wentz in danger of being hit and granting a safety touchdown, he made a funny decision when he attempted a short left hand pass intercepted by rookie Elijah Molden who brought the ball back into the zone. goals to break the tie at 24-24.
Wentz quickly put this misstep behind him. On the following streak, he joined Michael Pittman Jr. for a gain of 37 yards on a third down to cross into the opposing zone. Then, Ashton Dulin was disturbed by his roofer, Kevin Byard, on a 42-yard pass attempt. A penalty called on the play allowed the Colts to settle at the goal gate. Jonathan Taylor only had to take a rushing yard to register the touchdown and cause overtime.
Byard recovered nicely by intercepting Wentz’s pass with 5:48 left in overtime. Already well positioned, the Titans only had to dispatch Bullock to seal the victory with a precision punt.
White and the Jets bring horror to the Bengals
Horror scenario for the Bengals this Halloween Sunday. Cincinnati screwed up an 11-point lead with 7:29 on the clock to lose 34-31 to the New York Jets.
Making the first start of his NFL career, quarterback Mike White shone as he completed 37 of his 44 passing attempts for 405 yards.
White is only the second quarterback since 1950 after Cam Newton to throw for 400 yards on his first start.
White threw the decisive touchdown pass to Tyler Kroft to give his team a 32-31 lead with less than four minutes on the clock.
The Bengals were trying to protect a five-point lead moments before, but Joe Burrow’s pass to Ja’Marr Chase was intercepted by Shaq Lawson at the Cincinnati 14-line.
At the time, the Jets were the only NFL team not to have managed an interception this season.
The Jets only sign their second victory of the season as the Bengals are now 5-2.
San Francisco ends its famine in a beautiful way
The San Francisco 49ers won a thrilling game against the Chicago Bears by a score of 33-22 Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.
San Francisco had lost its last four games after starting the season with two wins.
Jimmy Garoppolo completed 17 of his 28 passes for gains of 322 yards. The 49ers are 6-0 when Garoppolo collected more than 300 passing yards.
Deebo Samuel had 171 air yards, making 83 on a play that led the 49ers to the goal gate before a Garoppolo rushing touchdown.
Samuel joined Jerry Rice and Dwight Clark as the only 49ers to have received more than 50 receiving yards in the team’s first seven games in a season.
Rookie Eli Mitchell also had a strong game, gaining 137 yards on 18 carries, in addition to registering a rushing touchdown.
Rookie Justin Fields also looked good with 175 yards in the air thanks to 19 completed passes on 27 attempts. Fields also added 103 rushing yards on just 10 carries.
He collected a touchdown pass and a touchdown pass, before throwing an interception at the very end of the game to Josh Norman to confirm the victory of the 49ers.
38 Rams unanswered points to start the game
Already at halftime, the fate of the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Houston Texans seemed sealed. Maybe even before the match some will say …
Los Angeles led 24-0 after two quarters. The Rams are 41-0 leading at halftime since 2017, while the Texans have never come back from behind in their last 15 attempts to come back from behind with 30 minutes left.
After three quarters, the score was 38-0. The Rams then rested several of their starters which allowed Houston to score 22 unanswered points in the 4e quart.
Ultimately a 38-22 winner, Matthew Stafford continued his excellent season completing 21 of his 32 passes for gains of 305 yards and three touchdowns.
His loyal accomplice Cooper Kupp had another strong game with seven recetions for 115 yards and one touchdown. Kupp is the first Rams player since Elroy Hirsch in 1951 to register 10 receiving touchdowns in his team’s first eight games.
Texans quarterback Davis Mills has been defeated for the fifth time in as many outings this season. He still collected 310 yards and two touchdowns from the air, while throwing an interception.
Los Angeles is now 1-7 this season, the opposite of poor Texans who have now lost their last seven games.
The Lions still ridiculed; the Eagles take advantage
The poor Detroit Lions went winless in eight outings after losing to the Eagles in a game that Philadelphia won 44-6.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts dropped just 14 assists in the game as his team turned heavily to ground play.
Hurts dominated his team with gains of 71 yards on seven carries. He is the first quarterback since 1950 to amass at least 30 rushing yards in the first 12 starts of his career.
In the absence of starter Miles Sanders, the Eagles used a trio of running backs. Boston Scott and Jordan Howard both had 12 runs and had two rushing touchdowns each. Kenneth Gainwell carried the ball on 13 occasions for gains of 27 yards.
Jared Goff and his offense were unable to register a touchdown. The quarterback completed 25 of his 34 attempted passes for gains of 222 yards.
The Lions scored 20 points or less for a seventh straight game. It was their worst streak since the 1999-00 season.
Philadelphia improves its record to three wins and five losses this season.
The Panthers put end to a series of four backhands
Zane Gonzalez had four field goals, Chuba Hubbard had a touchdown on a six-yard run and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 19-13.
The Panthers, who ended a four-game losing streak, roughed up quarterback Matt Ryan and the Falcons, who got just 213 total yards of attack.
Ryan had one of his worst games in his career, amassing just 146 yards and throwing two interceptions. He was also the victim of three sacks.
The Falcons (3-4) had won their last two games but missed an opportunity to climb back above the .500 mark for the first time since 2017.
With his job on the line, quarterback Sam Darnold put on a good enough performance to help the Panthers (4-4) win.
Darnold had 129 aerial yards but added 66 rushing yards, his second-highest total of his career. However, he suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter.
Bills win seventh in a row over Dolphins
Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes in the second half and the Buffalo Bills won 26-11 over the Miami Dolphins.
After amassing just 100 yards of attack after a half and possession of the Bills in the third quarter, Allen found his rhythm and he orchestrated two offensive streaks that totaled 22 plays and 151 yards.
The Bills (5-2) took a 10-3 lead in the third quarter when Allen defeated Jaelan Phillips before throwing an eight-yard touchdown pass to Gabriel Davis. Allen then threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs.
The Dolphins (1-7) closed the lead to 17-11 when Tua Tagovailoa pulled off a quarter-yard sneak and Mike Gesicki caught the convert by two points in the fourth quarter.
Allen responded by leading a 14-play offensive streak that ended with a 39-yard field goal from Tyler Bass. Jordan Poyer confirmed the Bills’ victory by intercepting a pass from Tagovailoa.
The Bills defeated the Dolphins for the seventh consecutive time.