NFL Roundup: Rams improve to 7-2
LOS ANGELES—Quarterback Jared Goff threw three touchdown passes and Los Angeles rolled to its fourth consecutive win with a 33-7 victory over Houston.
The win allowed the Rams to maintain a one-game lead over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West. The Texans (3-6) dropped their third straight.
A 94-yard touchdown pass from Goff to Robert Woods with 9:23 left in the third quarter turned a two-point Rams lead into a 16-7 cushion and seemed to pump life into an offense that struggled in the first half.
Packers 23, Bears 16
CHICAGO—Brett Hundley passed for 212 yards and one touchdown, Nick Perry registered three sacks, and the Green Bay Packers held on for a 23-16 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Green Bay snapped a three-game losing streak and won for the first time since quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone. The Packers have won 14 of their past 16 games against Chicago.
Rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky completed 21 of 35 passes for 297 yards and one touchdown for the Bears. Chicago lost its second consecutive game and fell to 2-3 at home.
Lions 38, Browns 24
DETROIT—Matthew Stafford threw three second-half touchdown passes and Detroit rallied for a victory over winless Cleveland.
Stafford completed 17 of 26 passes for 249 yards. Ameer Abdullah had 52 rushing yards on 11 carries and a touchdown for the Lions. Golden Tate caught six passes for 97 yards and a score, while cornerback Nevin Lawson returned a fumble 44 yards for a touchdown.
Cleveland rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer passed for 232 yards and a touchdown and also carried seven times for 57 yards.
Steelers 20, Colts 17
INDIANAPOLIS—Chris Boswell's 33-yard field goal as time expired rallied Pittsburgh past Indianapolis.
Ben Roethlisberger's 32-yard pass to Antonio Brown to the Colts' 18-yard line with 35 seconds left set up Boswell's winning kick after he had missed a 37-yarder with 6:17 remaining that hit the right upright.
Pittsburgh rallied from a 17-3 third-quarter deficit, finishing the game on a 17-0 run.
Jaguars 20, Chargers 17
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Josh Lambo connected on a 30-yard field goal in overtime as Jacksonville stunned Los Angeles.
Lambo also kicked a 34-yard field goal with three seconds left in the fourth quarter to tie the game. He kicked for the Chargers the past two seasons before being cut at the end of the preseason.
The Chargers shut down Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette. The fourth overall pick in the draft was held to 33 yards on 17 carries.
Falcons 27, Cowboys 7
ATLANTA—With Dallas forced to play with suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott sitting out his first of at least four games, Atlanta defensive end Adrian Clayborn made the Cowboys pay.
Clayborn sacked Dak Prescott six times, setting an Atlanta record, and the Falcons snapped the Cowboys' three-game winning streak. Clayborn fell one shy of the NFL single-game record held by former Kansas City Chiefs star Derrick Thomas (1990).
Matt Ryan, who was 22 of 29 for 215 yards, threw two short touchdown passes and the Falcons won for just the second time in their past six games.
Buccaneers 15, Jets 10
TAMPA, Fla.—Three field goals from Patrick Murray and a touchdown reception from running back Charles Sims helped Tampa Bay defeat New York.
The Buccaneers, who never trailed despite playing without injured quarterback Jameis Winston, broke a five-game losing streak.
The Jets, who reached Tampa Bay territory on only three of their 12 drives, were limited to 276 yards. Tampa Bay, which came into the game with an NFL-low eight sacks, had six on Sunday against the Jets.
Saints 47, Bills 10
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.—Mark Ingram II rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns to power New Orleans over Buffalo.
Rookie Alvin Kamara ran for 106 yards and a touchdown, rookie Trey Edmunds had a 41-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter and quarterback Drew Brees even ran in for a score as the Saints racked up 298 rushing yards in winning their seventh straight game. The Saints set a team record with six rushing touchdowns and had their third-highest rushing total in franchise history.
It was also the first time the Bills allowed six rushing touchdowns. It was the team's worst home loss since a 56-10 defeat against the New England Patriots on Nov. 18, 2007, and the worst defensive performance under new head coach Sean McDermott.
Titans 24, Bengals 20
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—DeMarco Murray stretched the ball just across the goal line on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota with 36 seconds left as Tennessee rallied to edge Cincinnati.
Murray's third score of the day capped a 12-play drive. Mariota finished 25 of 44 for 264 yards with an interception as the Titans won their fourth straight game.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton finished 20 of 35 for 265 yards, but lost a pair of fumbles in the second quarter, one leading to Murray's second touchdown.
49ers 31, Giants 21
SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard passed for 288 yards and two touchdowns, leading San Francisco to a victory over New York, its first win under first-year head coach Kyle Shanahan after a 0-9 start.
Beathard completed 19 of 25 passes with touchdowns of 83 yards to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and 47 yards to tight end Garrett Celek in the second quarter. Beathard, who was intercepted once, ran for an 11-yard score in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Eli Manning completed 28 of 37 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns for the Giants. He started his 208th consecutive game, tying his brother, Peyton, for the second longest streak in NFL history by a quarterback, behind only Brett Favre's streak of 297.