Aaron Rodgers passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, Aaron Jones had 110 yards of total offense and the defense allowed its fewest points this season as the visiting Green Bay Packers downed the Chicago Bears 24-14. The Packers (5-1) stretched their winning streak to five games.
When Rodgers ran for his touchdown he roared at the Bears fans, saying: “I own you, all my life, I still own you, I still own you.”
The Packers beat the Bears for the 20th time in 23 games counting the playoffs and improved to 22-5 with Rodgers as the starter against Chicago. They also prevented Chicago from tying them for the NFC North lead.
Patrick Mahomes threw for 397 yards and engineered three second-half touchdown drives to compensate for a pair of interceptions, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 31-13 comeback victory at Washington on Sunday that got them back to .500.
After throwing two picks before halftime, Mahomes connected with Tyreek Hill on a two-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter. He put the game out of reach with a 24-yarder to Demarcus Robinson with 3:14 left in the fourth period. In between, new starting running back Darrel Williams rushed for his second TD of the game to help Kansas City (3-3) avoid what would have been an embarrassing loss.
Lamar Jackson threw for 167 yards and a touchdown, and the Baltimore Ravens frustrated Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers in a 34-6 victory.
A week after scoring 47 points in a win over Cleveland, the Chargers (4-2) came up empty on their first five possessions and were held under 16 points for only the second time since drafting Herbert before last season.
The Ravens completely controlled this matchup of division leaders. Each of Baltimore’s three veteran running backs Latavius Murray, Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman scored a touchdown. Jackson went 19 of 27 with two interceptions. Herbert was 22 of 39 for 195 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Matthew Stafford threw three of his four touchdown passes in a 28-point second quarter, and the Los Angeles Rams rolled to a 38-11 victory over the injury-plagued and error-prone New York Giants.
Stafford connected with prime target Cooper Kupp for two touchdowns. He also found Robert Woods for a 15-yard score and running back Darrell Henderson on a 25-yarder. Stafford, who has 16 TD passes in six games, finished 22 of 28 for 251 yards in three-plus quarters. The Rams (5-1) took advantage of two short fields provided by their defense for easy TDs in breaking the game open early against New York (1-5).
Kirk Cousins completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to KJ Osborn on the first possession of overtime to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a wild 34-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Cousins threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the league’s top-ranked pass defense, Dalvin Cook ran for 140 yards and a score and the Vikings finally solved their second-half offensive woes. Adam Thielen had a number of big catches, finishing with 11 receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown.
The Vikings (3-3) had not scored a second-half touchdown in their previous four games, but Cook broke the streak with a 16-yard touchdown run to give the Vikings the lead and Cousins added a five-yard touchdown pass to Thielen. But two missed field goals by Greg Joseph kept the Panthers (3-3) in it.
Carson Wentz threw two touchdown passes, Jonathan Taylor ran for two more and the Indianapolis defense held up in the second half as the Colts blew out Houston 31-3.
Indy rebounded from an embarrassing fourth-quarter collapse at Baltimore by winning for the second time in three weeks. The Colts can now move within one game of the AFC South lead if Buffalo beat Tennessee on Monday. Houston have lost five straight overall and six of the last seven against the Colts.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have ended their 20-game skid. Matthew Wright made a 53-yard field goal on the final play of the Jaguars’ game in London against the Miami Dolphins to give Jacksonville a 23-20 win that snapped the NFL’s second longest losing streak ever.
Wright had tied the game earlier in the fourth quarter with a 54-yard field goal and also hit a 40-yarder in the first quarter. The Jaguars came into the game as the only team in the Super Bowl era without a made field goal in the first games five games of a season.
Joe Burrow tied a career high with three touchdown passes, helping the Cincinnati Bengals rout the Detroit Lions 34-11.
The Bengals (4-2) have already equaled last year’s number of wins and doubled their victories from 2019 during coach Zac Taylor’s debut season. Detroit (0-6) could not rally as they did in closely contested setbacks against San Francisco, Baltimore and Minnesota, failing to score until Austin Seibert made a 35-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter.
The Lions, under first-year coach Dan Campbell, are the NFL’s only winless team. They have lost 10 straight, going back to last season, for the league’s longest active losing streak.