LONDON (AP) — Travis Etienne rushed for 136 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the jet-lagged Buffalo Bills 25-20 on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Jaguars (3-2) won back-to-back games in London, ended Buffalo’s three-game winning streak and proved they can hang with an AFC powerhouse.
The Bills (3-2) looked tired at times, rushed for only 29 yards, and had a rash of injuries.
Etienne scored on a 35-yard run with just under three minutes left after carrying it in from 6 yards earlier.
Josh Allen twice brought the Bills back late in the fourth quarter. He ran it in from 3 yards to complete a 75-yard drive that took just 45 seconds, making it 25-20 before the two-minute warning.
With the Bills out of timeouts, the Jags punted to the Buffalo 6, leaving the Bills just 22 seconds. Stefon Diggs caught a pass and tried to lateral it, but Jacksonville recovered the fumble.
Allen was 27 of 40 for 359 yards and two touchdowns. Diggs had eight catches for 121 yards and a touchdown and Davis had six catches for 100 yards and a score.
The Jags survived two costly strip-sack lost fumbles by Trevor Lawrence, both times in Buffalo territory. Lawrence finished 25 of 37 for 315 yards and a touchdown.
STEELERS 17, RAVENS 10
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett hit George Pickens for a 41-yard touchdown with 1:17 remaining, and Pittsburgh rallied past Baltimore.
Pickett and the rest of Pittsburgh’s sporadic offense managed little over the game’s first 55 minutes, but a late interception by rookie cornerback Joey Porter Jr. gave the Steelers (3-2) life. Pickett responded by driving Pittsburgh 80 yards in eight plays, the last 41 coming on a rainbow down the sideline to Pickens.
It was the Steelers’ first touchdown in nearly nine quarters and it somehow was enough to beat the Ravens (3-2). Baltimore turned the ball over three times, including twice in the final five minutes.
Lamar Jackson’s wayward lob to the corner of the end zone intended for Zay Flowers instead landed in the arms of Porter. Jackson later fumbled on the Ravens’ penultimate possession, with Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt picking it up. Chris Boswell’s third field goal put Pittsburgh up a touchdown, and Baltimore’s final drive ended with Watt sacking Jackson.
Jackson finished 22 of 38 for 236 yards and the late pick. He also ran for 45 yards but fell to 2-4 in his career against Pittsburgh.
Pickett completed 18 of 32 passes for 242 yards.
FALCONS 21, TEXANS 19
ATLANTA (AP) — Desmond Ridder passed and ran for touchdowns, providing an answer to those who had called for him to be benched, Younghoe Koo kicked a go-ahead 37-yard field goal as time expired, and Atlanta beat Houston to snap a two-game skid.
Ridder’s 6-yard TD pass to rookie running back Bijan Robinson and 2-point pass to Tyler Allgeier gave the Falcons (3-2) a 15-12 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Houston rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud answered with an 18-yard scoring pass to tight end Dalton Schultz, giving the Texans a 19-18 lead with 1:49 remaining.
The biggest gain on Atlanta’s decisive field-goal drive in the final minutes was Ridder’s 23-yard pass to Drake London.
Stroud set an NFL record by starting his career with 177 pass attempts without an interception. He completed 20 of 35 passes for 249 yards and a score. The Texans (2-3) had a two-game winning streak snapped.
Ridder completed 28 of 37 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown and had a 7-yard scoring run in the first quarter. He bounced back after a three-turnover performance in last week’s loss to Jacksonville in London.
SAINTS 34, PATRIOTS 0
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Alvin Kamara rushed for a touchdown, Derek Carr had two scoring passes and New Orleans routed New England.
Tyrann Mathieu added a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown to help New Orleans (3-2) chase Patriots quarterback Mac Jones from the game — the second straight week coach Bill Belichick benched Jones in the second half.
Kamara had 22 carries for 80 yards, and his 73rd career TD made him the Saints’ career leader. Carr finished 18 of 26 for 183 yards, and Michael Thomas had four catches for 65 yards as New Orleans ended a two-game skid. The Saints outgained the Patriots 304 yards to 156.
It was the second-worst shutout loss in Patriots franchise history, trailing only a 52-0 drubbing in Miami against the undefeated Dolphins in 1972. New England fell to 1-4 for the first time since 2000, Belichick’s first year as its coach.
Jones was 12 of 22 for 110 yards, including the pick-6 and another interception that set up a Saints touchdown. He also lost a fumble in the third quarter that was recovered by Cameron Jordan and set up a Saints field goal. He was replaced by backup Bailey Zappe in the fourth quarter. New England has yet to top 20 points in a game.
DOLPHINS 31, GIANTS 16
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rookie De’Von Achane ran for a 76-yard touchdown, Tyreek Hill surpassed 150 yards receiving for the third time this season, and Miami beat New York.
The Dolphins’ 524 yards gave them 2,568 this year, the most through the first five games of a season in NFL history.
Miami (4-1) regained first place in the AFC East after Buffalo (3-2) lost to Jacksonville in London.
Tua Tagovailoa went 22 of 30 for 308 yards with two touchdown passes and two interceptions.
Jason Pinnock returned one of the interceptions 102 yards, the only touchdown for New York (1-4). It was the Giants’ first touchdown in the first half of a game this season and it tied for the longest interception return in team history.
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones left in the fourth quarter with a neck injury after a sack by linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel. Tyrod Taylor replaced him.
Achane averaged 13.7 yards on 11 carries for a total of 151 yards, becoming the first Dolphins player with three straight 100-yard rushing games since Jay Ajayi in 2016. He became the only player in the Super Bowl era with seven touchdowns through his first four NFL games.
LIONS 42, PANTHERS 24
DETROIT (AP) — Jared Goff threw three touchdown passes in the first half and ran for a score in the fourth quarter, and Detroit kept Carolina winless.
The NFC North-leading Lions (4-1) are alone atop the division in October or later for the first time since 2016.
The Panthers (0-5) turned the ball over three times in the first half — two coming on consecutive snaps — to set up Detroit up for three touchdowns and a 28-10 halftime lead.
Carolina rookie quarterback Bryce Young, the No. 1 overall pick, was 25 of 41 for 247 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Gof was 20 of 28 for 236 yards, and his 1-yard sneak early in the fourth put Detroit ahead 35-10.
David Montgomery, with 109 yards rushing, became the first Lion to run for 100-plus yards and score in two straight games since Kevin Jones in 2004.
COLTS 23, TITANS 16
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zack Moss upstaged the return of Jonathan Taylor by running for a career-high 165 yards and two scores, and Gardner Minshew was sharp in relief of the injured Anthony Richardson to lead Indianapolis past Tennessee.
The Colts (3-2) snapped a seven-game losing streak at home and beat the Titans (2-3) for the first time in six tries.
Richardson left with a right shoulder injury late in the first half. He went 9 of 12 for 98 yards. Minshew was 11 of 14 for 155 yards.
Moss averaged 7.2 yards on 23 carries in his second 100-yard game this season and caught two passes for 30 yards.
Ryan Tannehill was efficient for Tennessee, going 23 of 34 for 264 yards, but he had a game-sealing interception in the waning seconds. Derrick Henry was held to 43 yards on 13 carries.
Taylor had six carries for 18 yards in his first action this season. He agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension a day earlier.
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