NFL wrap: Patriots trample Steelers; Jay Ajayi ties NFL rushing record

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Josh Huff returned a kickoff 98 lawns for a goal, Carson Wentz beat Sam Bradford and the Philadelphia Eagles beat Minnesota

New England Patriots 27-16 Pittsburgh Steelers

Tom Brady and LeGarrette Blount were excessive for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger or no Ben Roethlisberger. Blount ran for 127 backyards and 2 ratings while Brady finished 19 of 26 passes for 222 backyards and 2 goals as the Patriots retreated for a 27-16 win.

Steelers quarterback Landry Jones played capably while substituting Roethlisberger, who enjoyed from the sideline after going through left knee surgical treatment recently. Making simply his 3rd profession start, Jones tossed for 281 backyards with an interception and a goal however undermanned Pittsburgh (4-3) lost their 2nd straight when as the defense stopped working to keep Brady under covers.

New England (6-1) stayed ideal given that Brady returned from his four-game Deflategate suspension, absolutely reacting to a push by the Steelers with a set of second-half goals. Brady gotten in touch with Rob Gronkowski for a 36-yard goal in the 3rd quarter then utilized another 37-yard catch and run by Gronkowski to establish Blounts 2nd goal run that put New England up 11 with simply under 12 minutes to go.

Minnesota Vikings 10-21 Philadelphia Eagles

Josh Huff returned a kickoff 98 lawns for a goal, Carson Wentz beat Sam Bradford and the Philadelphia Eagles beat Minnesota, handing the Vikings their very first loss of the season.

The Eagles (4-2) snapped a two-game losing streak while the rested Vikings (5-1) barely appeared like an unbeaten group coming off a bye week.

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Bradford went back to Philadelphia for the very first time because his trade to Minnesota 8 days prior to the season opener led the way for Wentz to begin. Bradford was 7-7 in his only season with the Eagles and won his very first 4 starts for the Vikings.

But the Eagles pressured and pestered their previous quarterback all video game, sacked him 6 times, and required his very first 3 turnovers this season.

Buffalo Bills 25-28 Miami Dolphins

Jay Ajayi connected an NFL record by going beyond 200 backyards hurrying for the 2nd video game in a row, assisting the Miami Dolphins rally past the Buffalo Bills.

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The London-born running back hurried for 214 lawns in 29 brings after amounting to 204 backyards a week previously in a win over Pittsburgh. He scored on a 4-yard run , and busted a 53-yarder when the Dolphins were pinned at their 3 and tracking in the 4th quarter.

The Dolphins (3-4) utilized an additional lineman much of the time to clear huge holes for Ajayi, who connected the NFL record for successive 200-yard video games held by OJ Simpson, Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams.

Miami got rid of an 11-point deficit with 16 minutes delegated end a four-game winning streak by the Bills (4-3) and beat them for just the 2nd time in their previous 7 conferences.

With Ajayi sidelined by cramps, Damien Williams brought half the Bills tired defense into completion zone on a 12-yard goal run that put the Dolphins ahead with 3:56 to go. On their next belongings, Ryan Tannehill struck Kenny Stills for a 66-yard rating that made it 28-17.

Miami recuperated an onside kick with 13 seconds delegated seal the success.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17 San Francisco 49ers

Jameis Winston tossed 3 goal passes and Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 154 backyards to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to triumph over the San Francisco 49ers.

The Bucs (3-3) fell back by 14 points early prior to scoring 27 straight to deal the Niners (1-6) their 6th straight loss for San Franciscos longest losing streak given that 2008.

Mike Evans captured 8 passes for 96 backyards and 2 goals , Russell Shepard scored on a 19-yard pass from Winston and Peyton Barber iced the video game with a 44-yard goal run in the 4th quarter to assist Tampa Bay win its 2nd straight video game around its bye week.

Colin Kaepernick had a hard time in his 2nd start of the season for the 49ers, going simply 16 for 34 for 143 lawns and turning the ball over two times after kneeling as soon as again for the nationwide anthem. Kaepernick changed Blaine Gabbert as starter recently in Buffalo however has actually disappointed any indications that he can gain back the type that assisted lead San Francisco to a Super Bowl look and area in the NFC title video game in the 2012 and 13 seasons.

The issues in San Francisco run much deeper than the quarterback position. The Bucs ran for 249 backyards as San Francisco has actually permitted 562 on the ground the previous 2 weeks to put them on rate to quit the most backyards entering a season given that the 1981 New England Patriots.

Cleveland Browns 17-31 Cincinnati Bengals

AJ Greens one-handed catch in the middle of a goal line scrum highlighted Cincinnatis day filled with huge plays, and the Bengals retreated to another uneven triumph over their intrastate competitor, beating the winless Cleveland Browns 31-17 on Sunday.

Green revealed his mastery by handling 3 oranges on the postgame program after a Thursday night win over the Dolphins previously this season. His newest balancing act counted. Green reached with his right-hand man and drew in the tipped ball for a 21-10 halftime lead, assisting the Bengals (3-4) restore their footing in the injury-depleted AFC North.

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The safeguarding department champs accumulated their most points because they beat the Browns 37-3 last December. Jeremy Hill had a 74-yard goal run as part of his 168-yard effort, the very best by a Bengals running back in 7 years.

The Browns (0-7) extended their worst start because 1999, when they were a first-year growth group. The NFLs just winless group likewise lost yet another quarterback the style of their season. Cody Kessler got struck hard while tossing a shovel pass in the 2nd quarter, then went to the locker for a concussion examination and was eliminated. That left the offense in the hands of undrafted novice Kevin Hogan, the Browns 6th quarterback of the season.

Washington 17-20 Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford tossed a consent, 18-yard goal pass to Anquan Boldin with 16 seconds delegated raise the Detroit Lions to a 20-17 win over Washington.

The Lions (4-3) extended their winning streak to 3 video games; Washington (4-3) had actually won 4 directly.

Stafford, who established game-winning starts the previous 2 video games, led his group to another win in the 100th video game of his profession. He was 18 of 29 for 266 lawns, one TD and no turnovers. Kirk Cousins scored a consent TD on a 19-yard run with 1:05 left.

Washington, however, cannot stop Stafford from running or tossing on his last ownership and might not conquer errors that consisted of turnovers, a missed out on basket and charges.

New Orleans Saints 21-27 Kansas City Chiefs

Alex Smith tossed 2 goal passes in another effective trip, Daniel Sorensen returned an interception off Drew Brees for another goal and the Kansas City Chiefs held back the mistake-prone New Orleans Saints.

Spencer Ware ran for 77 lawns to choose his 46-yard goal reception, and Tyreek Hill made an acrobat 38-yard TD catch to assist the Chiefs (4-2) win their ninth straight in your home.

Brees got the Saints (2-4) within 24-21 with his goal pass to Brandon Coleman with 2:33 left, however the occurring onside kick headed out of bounds. Kansas City included a 41-yard basket, and the Saints might not do anything in the last 28 seconds to alter the result.

Brees ended up with 367 lawns and 3 TD passes, however much of that offense came while he was attempting to rally the Saints. It was really another unequal efficiency far from the Superdome for the star quarterback, who was coming off a 465-yard video game recently versus Carolina.

Baltimore Ravens 16-24 New York Jets

Ryan Fitzpatrick changed a hurt Geno Smith and led the New York Jets on 3 scoring drives, and a renewed defense created 2 unusual interceptions in a resurgence triumph over the Baltimore Ravens.

Fitzpatrick came in for Smith in the 2nd quarter and led the Jets on a consent drive topped by a 13-yard goal catch by Matt Forte. Fitzpatrick ended up 9 of 14 for 120 lawns and a goal as the Jets (2-5) snapped a four-game losing streak.

Smith hurt his ideal knee while taking a sack from Baltimores Matthew Judon. Fitzpatrick was effective after losing his task previously in the week. Coach Todd Bowles chose to start Smith over Fitzpatrick , who had actually tossed an NFL-leading 11 interceptions and simply 5 goal passes. Smith was 4 of 8 for 95 backyards and a TD to Quincy Enunwa.

Indianapolis Colts 34-26 Tennessee Titans

Andrew Luck tossed a 7-yard goal pass to Jack Doyle with 1:55 delegated put Indianapolis ahead to remain, and the Colts rallied to beat the Tennessee Titans for their 10th straight win versus their AFC South competitor.

The Colts (3-4) can be found in having actually lost 2 of 3, consisting of blowing a 14-point lead in an overtime loss recently at Houston. Luck has actually never ever lost to Tennessee, and he enhanced to 8-0 versus the Titans with yet another return win. He ended up with 353 lawns passing and 3 TDs, the last after Tennessee increased 23-20.

T.Y. Hilton captured 7 passes for 133 backyards, consisting of a 37-yard TD . The Colts got rid of 12 charges for 131 lawns in taking out their 15th win in 16 video games versus Tennessee.

The Titans (3-4) saw their two-game winning streak end.

Marcus Mariota had an opportunity to rally the Titans, however T.Y. McGill sacked him and removed out the ball. Robert Mathis selected it up and ran 14 backyards for the clinching TD with 1:47 left and a 34-23 lead. The Colts completed with 3 sacks.

Oakland Raiders 33-16 Jacksonville Jaguars

Latavius Murray scored two times in his return from grass toe, and the Oakland Raiders managed listless Jacksonville and offered coach Jack Del Rio a success versus his previous group.

Murray, who missed out on the previous 2 video games, completed with 59 lawns on 18 brings. Michael Crabtree captured 8 passes for 96 backyards and a goal from Derek Carr, Sebastian Janikowski kicked 4 basket and the Raiders played the type of defense theyve been searching for all season.

The outcome was the groups most total win of the season. Oakland enhanced to 4-0 on the roadway and transferred to 5-2 for the very first time given that 2001.

The Jaguars (2-4), on the other hand, dropped a 3rd straight at EverBank Field and included more speculation about the future of coach Gus Bradley. Jacksonville was up to 14-40 throughout Bradleys 4 seasons, and the most recent loss was filled with bad execution on both sides of the ball and an absence of discipline down the stretch.

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