NFL Roundup: Peterson runs wild against 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Adrian Peterson rushed for 159 yards on a career-high 37 carries to lead the Arizona Cardinals to a 20-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium.
Drew Stanton passed for 201 yards and two touchdowns in his first start of the season for Arizona.
The Cardinals (4-4) bounced back after a bye week from a 33-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in London. Starting quarterback Carson Palmer broke his left arm in that loss. Stanton made his first start since Oct. 6, 2016, when he threw two touchdown passes in a 33-21 victory over the 49ers also at Levi's Stadium.
Cowboys 28, Kansas City 17
DALLAS—Quarterback Dak Prescott completed 21 of 33 passed for 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 28-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
The Cowboys (5-3) expected to rely on the run against a struggling Kansas City defense, but the trio of Prescott and wide receivers Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley proved the unstoppable force in the victory over the Chiefs (6-3).
Williams collected nine catches for 141 yards and Beasley had two touchdown catches.
Ezekiel Elliott, playing while he appeals his six-game suspension by the NFL, rushed for 93 yards on 27 carries.
Rams 51, Giants 17
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—Quarterback Jared Goff threw four touchdown passes, including three in the first half, as the Los Angeles Rams steamrolled the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
The 51 points allowed by the Giants represented the most they have given up in a home game since Sept. 19, 1999, when Washington scored 50.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning became the seventh player in NFL history to pass for 50,000 yards, joining Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Tom Brady, Dan Marino, John Elway and Drew Brees.
Eagles 51, Broncos 23
PHILADELPHIA—Carson Wentz threw four touchdown passes, Jay Ajayi rushed for a 46-yard score in his debut with his new team and Philadelphia won its seventh consecutive game.
The Eagles improved to 8-1, the best mark in the National Football League.
Wentz tossed at least three touchdown passes for the fourth time in the last five games. He also became the youngest player to throw at least 23 touchdown passes through nine games since Dan Marino had 27 in 1984. Wentz was 15 of 27 for 199 yards.
The reeling Broncos fell to 3-5 and 0-4 on the road. Brock Osweiler, who replaced Trevor Siemian as the starting quarterback, finished 18 of 37 for 207 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Titans 23, Ravens 20
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Taking advantage of two short fields and one clutch drive, Tennessee edged Baltimore to remain in a tie for first place in the AFC South.
Tennessee (5-3) led just 16-13 when Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Javorius Allen with 8:56 left in the game. That was the first touchdown against the Titans' defense in 10 quarters.
But Tennessee responded with a 75-yard scoring drive. Marcus Mariota supplied the clinching touchdown on a 10-yard pass to Eric Decker with 3:58 remaining.
Saints 30, Buccaneers 10
NEW ORLEANS—Rookie running back Alvin Kamara scored two touchdowns and accounted for a career-high 152 yards from scrimmage to help New Orleans claim its sixth consecutive victory.
The Saints (6-2) knocked out Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston late in the first half when he aggravated a shoulder injury after being slammed to the turf by defensive end Alex Oakfor.
Winston finished 7-of-13 passes for 67 yards, but his longest pass went for 14 yards. Tampa Bay (2-6) lost its fifth consecutive game.
Panthers 20, Falcons 17
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Carolina blanked Atlanta for most of the final three quarters to get the win and improve to 6-3.
Christian McCaffrey and Cam Newton scored on short touchdown runs as the Panthers wiped out an early 10-0 hole to win for the second week in a row.
Atlanta (4-4) had a chance when it regained possession at its own 21-yard line with 2:18 to play. Instead, the Falcons lost 3 yards and turned the ball over on downs.
Jaguars 23, Bengals 7
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Jacksonville used a quality defensive effort, a huge special-teams play and an efficient outing from quarterback Blake Bortles to record its first home win of the season.
The Jaguars' defense held the Bengals to 148 yards as the team improved to 5-3, while Cincinnati fell to 3-5.
Bortles completed 24 of 38 passes for 259 yards with a touchdown and no turnovers. He also ran for 21 yards.
Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green were both ejected in the final seconds of the first half after being involved in a fight.
Colts 20, Texans 14
HOUSTON—Jacoby Brissett and T.Y. Hilton connected on a pair of long scoring strikes as Indianapolis snapped a three-game losing skid.
The Colts (3-6) held on late, with linebacker Jabaal Sheard recording a sack and forced fumble on Texans quarterback Tom Savage on the final play from the Colts 7-yard line with seven seconds left.
Savage had completed his first career touchdown pass earlier in the fourth quarter, a 34-yard strike to DeAndre Hopkins with 6:11 left, before engineering another drive that nearly enabled Houston (3-5) to get the win.
Redskins 17, Seahawks 14
SEATTLE—Rob Kelley scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 59 seconds left to cap a 70-yard drive and give the Washington a comeback victory over Seattle at CenturyLink Field.
After Russell Wilson hit Doug Baldwin with a 30-yard touchdown pass to put Seattle up 14-10, the Redskins started at their own 30 with 1:34 remaining.
After one incompletion, Kirk Cousins hit Brian Quick deep right for 31 yards. Cousins then found Josh Doctson deep left for a diving 38-yard completion to the 1-yard line. Kelley then plunged off left guard for his second 1-yard touchdown run of the game.