Highlights of Sunday’s National Football League games

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Nov 5, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) reacts to a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

November 6, 2017

(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s National Football League games:

Eagles 51, Broncos 23

Carson Wentz threw four touchdown passes, Jay Ajayi rushed for a 46-yard score and the Philadelphia Eagles won their seventh consecutive game by routing the Denver Broncos 51-23.

The Eagles improved to 8-1, the best mark in the National Football League.

Wentz became the youngest player to throw at least 23 touchdown passes through nine games since Dan Marino had 27 in 1984.

The reeling Broncos fell to 3-5 and 0-4 on the road.

Denver started Brock Osweiler but the change provided little momentum as Osweiler struggled and finished 18 of 37 for 207 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

Saints 30, Buccaneers 10

Rookie running back Alvin Kamara scored two touchdowns and accounted for 152 yards and a rejuvenated New Orleans defense held Tampa Bay out of the end zone for 53 minutes in their sixth consecutive victory.

The Saints (6-2) knocked Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston out of the game late in the first half.

Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced Winston but he could not generate any offense as Tampa Bay (2-6) lost its fifth consecutive game.

Tensions ran high in the third quarter when Winston, out of the game, pushed Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. When Lattimore turned around, Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans slammed him, sparking a brief brawl. Evans was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

Cowboys 28, Chiefs 17

Dallas turned to quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receivers Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley to defeat Kansas City.

Prescott completed 21 of 33 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns, with Williams collecting nine catches for 141 yards and Beasley making two touchdown catches.

Any chance for a comeback by the Chiefs (6-3) ended when Dallas safety Jeff Heath intercepted Alex Smith.

Ezekiel Elliott led the Cowboys (5-3) in rushing with 93 yards on 27 carries with a touchdown.

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Panthers 20, Falcons 17

Christian McCaffrey and Cam Newton scored on short touchdown runs as the Panthers (6-3) wiped out an early 10-0 hole to Atlanta (4-4) to win for the second week.

Newton completed 13 of 24 passes for 137 yards. He was the game’s leading rusher with 86 yards on nine carries.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was 24 of 38 for 313 yards and two touchdowns.

Titans 23, Ravens 20

Taking advantage of two short fields and a clutch drive, Tennessee (5-3) edged Baltimore (4-5) to remain tied with Jacksonville for first place in the AFC South.

The Titans managed just one first down in its first four possessions of the second half. But their defense carried the load after intermission, allowing just a three-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Javorius Allen with 8:56 left.

Marcus Mariota completed 19 of 28 passes for 218 yards and a pair of scores with an interception.

Jaguars 23, Bengals 7

Jacksonville (5-3) utilized a quality defensive effort and an efficient outing from quarterback Blake Bortles for their first win at home as they defeated Cincinnati.

Cornerback Jaydon Mickens returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown with 14:35 left in the fourth quarter to ensure the win.

Jacksonville’s defense held the Bengals (3-5) to 148 yards and Bortles completed 24 of 38 passes for 259 yards with a touchdown.

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green were both ejected in the final seconds of the first half.

Ramsey shoved Green and the seventh-year veteran grabbed Ramsey by the neck and slammed him to the ground. Green then delivered several punches and benches cleared.

Rams 51, Giants 17

Quarterback Jared Goff threw four touchdown passes, including three in the first half as Los Angeles (6-2) steamrolled New York (1-7).

The 51 points represented the most the Giants have given up in a home game since Sept. 19, 1999, when Washington scored 50.

The Rams scored on five of their first six possessions in the first half, with two of their scoring drives set up by turnovers.

Goff was 14 of 22 passing for 311 yards.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning became the seventh player in NFL history to pass for 50,000 yards.

Redskins 17, Seahawks 14

Rob Kelley scored on a one-yard touchdown run with 59 seconds left to cap a 70-yard drive and give Washington (4-4) the victory at Seattle (5-3)

Russell Wilson had hit Doug Baldwin with a 30-yard touchdown pass to put Seattle up 14-10 with 1:34 remaining.

Colts 20, Texans 14

Jacoby Brissett and T.Y. Hilton connected on a pair of long scoring strikes and Indianapolis snapped a three-game losing skid.

The Colts (3-6) held on late, with linebacker Jabaal Sheard recording a sack and forcing fumble on Texans quarterback Tom Savage on the final play from the Colts 7-yard line with seven seconds left.

Houston, playing without injured Deshaun Watson, dropped to 3-5.

Cardinals 20, 49ers 10

Adrian Peterson rushed for 159 yards on a career-high 37 carries to lead Arizona past winless San Francisco.

Drew Stanton passed for 283 yards and two touchdowns in his first start of the season for Arizona (4-4).

The 49ers dropped to 0-9.

Raiders 27, Dolphins 24

Derek Carr passed for 300 yards and Marshawn Lynch ran for two touchdowns as Oakland defeated Miami.

Carr completed 21 of 30 with one touchdown pass and one interception. Lynch ran 14 times for 57 yards. He scored from 3 yards out with 4:37 left in the fourth quarter to give Oakland a 27-16 lead. Tight end Jared Cook had eight catches for 126 yards as the Raiders (4-5) won for just the second time in the past seven games.

The Dolphins (4-4) were led by quarterback Jay Cutler, who returned after missing one game due to cracked ribs. He completed his first 16 passes and finished 34 of 42 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns, but it was not enough to keep Miami from losing its second straight.

  • RMCS Ret.

    Vin Scully joins the boycott ….
    Here’s what Scully said when asked about NFL player protests:

    “I have only one personal thought, really. And I am so disappointed. And I used to love during the fall and winter to watch the NFL on Sunday. And it’s not that I’m some great patriot. I was in the Navy for a year, didn’t go anywhere, didn’t do anything. But I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach — I will never watch another NFL game.”

  • InAtlanta

    OANN is getting dangerously close to being irrelevant. Just like the nfl that they support by giving those thugroes free publicity. OANN is going to go the way of foxnews if they aren’t careful. What loyal fans they DO have will be leaving in droves as soon as there is a better alternative.

  • Sergeant_rock

    HEY OANN NO BODY CARES…. SCREW THE AMERICAN HATING NFL….

  • elmerfudd366

    as a former nfl fan i still like to keep up on the scores but i refuse to watch the games

  • survivor50

    OK, so here’s a request to make to Budweiser for the Commercials on Super Bowl Sunday…
    I want the Budweiser Clydesdales to “TAKE A KNEE !”, that’ll show how much Budweiser supports these Prima Donnas…
    Funny thing is, NONE of these “PLAYA’S” drink anything but 40 OZ’ers…

  • InAtlanta

    When will OAN finally stand up for something they say they believe in rather than giving the thugroes in the nfl a forum? By covering pro football AT ALL, OAN just allows those that disrespect our flag and country free publicity. I call on Mr. Robert Herring, the CEO of OAN (robert@awetv.com), to use his influence to STOP any references to the nfl on his network. Most honest hard working Americans are proud of their country and do not wish to make light of those that protect us.

    ITS ABOUT TIME OAN ADDED ITS VOICE TO THE GROWING CHORUS OF AMERICANS TIRED OF BEING LIED TO AND LED AROUND BY THE NOSE BY A BUNCH OF SNIVELING LEFT WING MINORITY ZEALOTS.

    How about it, MR. HERRING? Do you have the fortitude to stand up for what is right instead of worrying about advertising dollars?

    • Jenny O

      Impartial reporting by OANN. Good. At least they didn’t glorify any kneelers by acknowledging them.
      Some people may still be interested in scores.

      • InAtlanta

        Why?

        • Jenny O

          Why, what?
          That I think impartial reporting is a good thing?
          Or that OANN didn’t glorify any kneelers by mentioning them?
          Or why report on NFL games?

  • Roe Skidmore

    Sorry, we don’t watch football any longer.

  • Marinesgt77

    OANN really needs to stop coverage of these overpaid ingrates. I, as many others, have quit patronizing

    them. We The People do not like to be disrespected and will not tolerate our Country and its Flag to be disrespected either. WE ARE DONE WITH THE NFL!

  • intimeforthedime

    Here is all you need to know:

    1. There were a lot of KNEELERS who are disrespecting our National Anthem and our Flag.
    2. The NFL will do nothing about it.
    3. The media will not report anything about the KNEELERS.

    Done with that. THE NFL AND ALL SPONSORS CAN GO POUND SALT!

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  • Ken Jones

    Yawn………….

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  • Another Deplorable

    Our highlight of Sunday’s NFL games: The OFF button.

  • sgt joe rock

    Who cares #boycottNFL