CLEVELAND (AP) — Nick Chubb ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 19 seconds left in overtime, and Cleveland rallied Sunday to stun Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-17 in Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett’s final start before Deshaun Watson returns from his suspension.
Chubb powered through a pile of bodies at the goal line as the Browns (4-7) sent Brissett off with a win. Watson, who was banned 11 games by the NFL for sexual misconduct allegations, will start next week in Houston.
Chubb’s short TD was set up when Brissett connected on a 45-yard pass to Amari Cooper, who found himself wide open when Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis III slipped and fell near midfield.
The Browns forced OT on tight end David Njoku’s remarkable, one-handed TD catch with 32 seconds left in regulation. Njoku extended his left arm to haul in Brissett’s 12-yard scoring strike in the back of the end zone.
Brady threw two touchdown passes, but couldn’t get anything going in the 10-minute OT.
Led by All-Pro end Myles Garrett, who had 1 1/2 sacks, the Browns held Tampa Bay (5-6) without a point on its final seven possessions. Brady completed 29 of 43 passes for 246 yards and was sacked three times.
Brissett went 23 of 37 for 210 yards. Chubb finished with 116 yards on 26 carries.
JAGUARS 28, RAVENS 27
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence connected with Marvin Jones for a 10-yard touchdown with 14 seconds remaining and hit Zay Jones for a gutsy 2-point conversion as Jacksonville held on to beat Baltimore.
The Ravens’ Justin Tucker missed a 67-yard field goal try on the last play. Tucker made four field goals in the game but came up just short on his attempt to break by 1 yard his own record for the longest field goal in NFL history.
After Lawrence led the Jaguars (4-7) to the go-ahead TD and conversion, Jacksonville squibbed the kickoff and gave the Ravens (7-4) the ball near midfield. Lamar Jackson found Josh Oliver in the flat for a 12-yard gain that set up Tucker’s try.
Jackson and Oliver connected earlier for a 12-yard score in the waning minutes, and a 2-point conversion put Baltimore up 27-20.
But Lawrence answered. He completed 29 of 37 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns. Zay Jones finished with 11 catches for 145 yards.
Jackson completed 16 of 32 passes for 254 yards. He also ran 14 times for 89 yards.
BENGALS 20, TITANS 16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Burrow threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Tee Higgins with 13:42 left and Cincinnati held off Tennessee for its third straight victory and fifth in six games.
The defending AFC champion Bengals (7-4) won the rematch of their divisional playoff victory over Tennessee despite not having running back Joe Mixon (concussion protocol) and receiver Ja’Marr Chase (hip).
Evan McPherson kicked a pair of field goals for the Bengals. He connected on a third with 1:53 left, but an unnecessary roughness penalty on Tennessee nullified the kick and allowed the Bengals to run out the clock.
The Titans (7-4) equaled their most points allowed since a Week 2 loss at Buffalo as their two-game winning streak ended.
Cincinnati smothered NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry yet again, holding him to 38 yards, his second-lowest total of the season. Tennessee tried to rally by throwing to Henry, and he had a career-best 79 yards receiving. Ryan Tannehill threw for 291 yards, but the Titans couldn’t score a touchdown in three trips to the red zone.
Burrow threw for 270 yards, and Higgins finished with 114 yards on seven catches. Samaje Perine also ran for a 7-yard TD.
JETS 31, BEARS 10
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike White threw three touchdown passes, including two to Garrett Wilson, as New York rolled over banged-up Chicago.
White made his first start since last season in place of the benched Zach Wilson and sparked the Jets to a season-high 466 yards in the rain. White was 22 of 28 for 315 yards.
White became the fifth player in NFL history to have multiple games with 300 yards passing and three TD passes in his first four career starts, joining Patrick Mahomes, Austin Davis, Kurt Warner and Mark Rypien.
Elijah Moore, who requested a trade earlier this season because of a lack of opportunities, caught his first touchdown pass of the season. Ty Johnson had a 32-yard TD run for the Jets (7-4).
The Bears (3-9) have lost five straight. Trevor Siemian started at quarterback in place of Justin Fields, who was ruled out 90 minutes before kickoff with an injured left shoulder.
Siemian went 14 of 25 for 179 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
DOLPHINS 30, TEXANS 15
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa threw for 299 yards as Miami built a 30-0 lead over Houston and held on for its fifth straight win.
Tagovailoa had his fourth straight game without an interception, Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill each had 85 yards receiving and the Dolphins’ defense had three takeaways.
Houston (1-9-1) managed just 32 yards through its first 25 plays with Kyle Allen starting at quarterback in place of the benched Davis Mills. The Texans finished with 210 yards of total offense, most of which came in the second half.
Miami (8-3) scored on six of its first seven possessions, and its receivers were wide open in the Houston secondary. Waddle had 10 catches and Hill had nine.
Allen was 26 of 39 passing for 215 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Tagovailoa finished 22-of-36 passing with a TD. He has 11 touchdown passes since returning from a concussion in Week 7.
COMMANDERS 19, FALCONS 13
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdown passes in a run-heavy game in the rain, Kendall Fuller intercepted Marcus Mariota in the end zone with 58 seconds left and Washington beat Atlanta for its sixth win in seven games.
Washington used five ball carriers and ran 37 times for 176 yards to Atlanta’s 29 for 167.
No one got it more for the Commanders (7-5) than rookie Brian Robinson Jr, who ran 18 times for a career-high 105 yards and averaged 5.8 yards per attempt. He also caught Heinicke’s first TD pass, bulldozing cornerback Darren Hall for a 14-yard score.
Heinicke also found tight end John Bates for a 16-yard TD and finished 14 of 23 for 138 yards with an interception. Daron Payne tipped Mariota’s pass on Fuller’s pick, and Atlanta’s Ade Ogundeji ran into Commanders punter Tress Way with 32 seconds left to send Washington to its best record through 12 games since 2008.
Atlanta (5-7) has lost three of four despite surpassing 100 yards on the ground for the 10th consecutive game.
Mariota was 15 of 25 for 174 yards and a 4-yard TD pass to MyCole Pruitt. Rookie Tyler Allgeier was the Falcons’ leading rusher with 54 yards.
PANTHERS 23, BRONCOS 10
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sam Darnold threw for a touchdown and recovered his own fumble for another score in his first game of the season, helping Carolina beat Denver.
Making his first start since Week 18 last year, Darnold completed 11 of 19 passes for 164 yards without a turnover. He is the third QB to start this season for the Panthers (4-8), joining Baker Mayfield and P.J. Walker.
Darnold got help from D’Onta Foreman, who ran for 113 yards on 24 carries, and receiver D.J. Moore, who broke out of a midseason slump with four catches for 103 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown.
The Panthers limited Russell Wilson to 19 of 35 passing for 142 yards and sacked him three times, sending the Broncos (3-8) to their seventh loss in eight games. Pro Bowl defensive end Brian Burns had two sacks of Wilson, including a forced fumble, and he tipped a pass at the line of scrimmage to end another drive.
Denver came in with the worst scoring offense in the league and didn’t find the end zone until a 1-yard TD pass by Wilson with 3:24 left in the game.
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