Matt Prater hit a 59-yard precision kick with no time left on the clock, and the Detroit Lions defeated Washington 30-27 on Sunday afternoon.
QB Matthew Stafford threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first half and led the decisive push with just 16 seconds left
Rookie defensive end Chase Young was fined for roughing the quarterback, giving the ball to the Lions in the middle of the field. Stafford completed a nine-yard pass to Marvin Jones, which led to the winning field goal.
The Lions (4-5) collected their first home win in more than a year, after giving themselves a 14-point lead at halftime, and as they led 24-3 in the middle of the third quarter.
In quarterback Alex Smith’s first start in nearly two years, Washington (2-7) managed to tie the game with touchdowns in three consecutive offensive streaks in the second half. The defense failed to stop Stafford at the most important moment, however.
Prater gave the Lions a three-point lead with a 37-yard field goal with 2:42 remaining.
Two penalties for cornerback Desmond Trufant gave Washington an early try, which tied the score after a 41-yard field goal from Dustin Hopkins.
Jaguars 20 – Packers 24
Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdowns and rushed in a third and the Green Bay Packers overcame many blunders to come from behind to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20.
Rodgers gave the Packers (7-2) a definitive lead with 9:11 left in the fourth quarter by completing a six-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams, who had left the game earlier in the second half. due to an ankle injury.
Rodgers scored a major with a five-yard rush and added a 78-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who caught four passes from Rodgers for a career-high 149 yards.
In the loss, an eighth straight for the Jaguars (1-8), Keelan Cole set a team record scoring a touchdown on a 91-yard punt return.
He landed another touchdown on a 12-yard pass, making him the first player in Jaguars history to register majors on a kick return and an overhead play in the same game.
James Robinson had 109 yards on 23 carries.
The Packers had been established favorites by two touchdowns but had enough misses to give the Jaguars hope. They erased a 17-10 loss at halftime by scoring 10 points following turnovers in the second half.
Eagles 17 – Giants 27
The New York Giants have proven that it is possible to finish first in the pitiful East Division of the NFL National Association.
Quarterback Daniel Jones racked up 244 passing yards and one touchdown, Wayne Gallman Jr. rushed two and the Giants defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-17.
With this second consecutive victory, the Giants increased their record to 3-7. By the way, they ended an eight-game losing streak against the Eagles.
Despite the setback, the Eagles (3-5-1) retain the lead in the worst section in the NFL. Dallas and Washington have identical 2-7 records.
After a week off, quarterback Carson Wentz and the rest of the Eagles’ offense were out of sync. They were unable to convert into first games nine attempts in third downs.
Boston Scott hit a 56-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. The Eagles added a two-point convert to make it 14-11 in favor of the Giants. However, the Eagles couldn’t get any closer to their rivals.
Jones scored his touchdown with a 34-yard run, capping a fine offensive streak of 85 yards to open the game. The Giants never trailed in the game.
The Giants young quarterback finished the day with 64 of his team’s 151 yards on the ground.
Texans 7 – Browns 10
Nick Chubb hailed his return to the game from an injury with an early fourth quarter touchdown and the Cleveland Browns defeated the Houston Texans 10-7.
Chubb added a 59-yard rush with 1:07 remaining in the fourth quarter. Cleverly, he came out of bounds at the Texans’ two-yard line instead of crossing the goal line, to make sure the Texans, who had used up all of their downtime, couldn’t recover the ball.
Chubb finished his workday with 126 yards on 19 carries. His teammate Kareem Hunt added 104 yards, including 37 yards and three first plays, during the Browns’ final series (6-3) which allowed them to elapse the last seconds on the clock.
As the Browns led 3-0 in a game where it was nearly impossible to complete a pass, Chubb, who was playing his first game since Oct. 4, received the ball to his right, forked to his left and beat speed defensive end JJ Watt for a touchdown.
Deshaun Watson completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to Pharaoh Brown with 4:59 left, but the Texans (2-7), who have the worst ground defense in the league, were unable to stop Hunt’s runs. .
The start of the match was delayed by 36 minutes following a severe thunderstorm.