NFL roundup: Jonathan Taylor scores five times as Colts blast Bills

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2021-11-22 06:08:09 GMT+00:00 – Jonathan Taylor rushed for 185 yards and scored a franchise-record five touchdowns Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts walloped the Buffalo Bills 41-15 in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Taylor tallied 4 scores on the bottom and one other on a go as Indianapolis (6-5) made a mockery of the purpose unfold that had Buffalo listed as a seven-point favourite. Taylor is the sixteenth participant in NFL historical past to attain at the very least five touchdowns in a sport.

It was the second loss in three video games for the Bills (6-4), who fell a half-game behind surging New England within the AFC East. Buffalo’s efficiency was rife with errors, such as seven penalties and 4 turnovers.

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Indianapolis quarterback Carson Wentz was 11 of 20 for 106 yards and a landing, however he merely wanted to keep away from errors and hand the ball to Taylor.

Chargers 41, Steelers 37

Justin Herbert threw for 382 yards and the game-winning landing as host Los Angeles (6-4) recovered from blowing an enormous fourth-quarter lead towards Pittsburgh (5-4-1) in Inglewood, Calif.

Herbert’s 53-yard landing go to Mike Williams with 2:09 left erased Pittsburgh’s short-lived lead, which got here on Chris Boswell’s 45-yard area aim on the 3:29 mark. Herbert accomplished 30 of 41 passes with an interception and added a team-high 90 dashing yards. Austin Ekeler accounted for 115 yards from scrimmage and scored 4 times.

Ben Roethlisberger, who was activated from the COVID-19 record Saturday after lacking a 16-16 tie towards Detroit final week, linked on 28 of 44 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns.

Football Team 27, Panthers 21

Taylor Heinicke threw three landing passes to upstage former teammate Cam Newton, serving to Ron Rivera and Washington high Carolina in Charlotte, N.C.

Newton was taking part in his first residence sport with the Panthers (5-6) since 2019. He was signed earlier than final weekend’s upset victory at Arizona. He threw for 189 yards on 21-for-27 passing with two touchdowns.

It was a very good homecoming for Rivera, who guided the Panthers to the Super Bowl within the 2015 season. He was fired in the course of the 2019 season and employed by Washington in 2020. Terry McLaurin made five catches for 103 yards and a landing, and Antonio Gibson gained 95 yards on 19 carries for Washington (4-6).

Texans 22, Titans 13

Tyrod Taylor rushed for 2 touchdowns and Desmond King II recorded a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions as Houston (2-8) snapped an eight-game shedding streak with the upset of host Tennessee (8-3).

King returned his second interception of Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill 25 yards to the Tennessee 15-yard line, and Texans kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn adopted with a 37-yard area aim with 3:26 to play to make it a two-possession sport.

It was Fairbairn’s 57th consecutive conversion from 40 yards and in, securing Houston’s second victory of the season. The Titans had their six-game successful streak snapped as they dedicated five turnovers.

Dolphins 24, Jets 17

Tua Tagovailoa threw two landing passes, together with a tiebreaking one to Myles Gaskin within the fourth quarter, as Miami outlasted New York in East Rutherford, N.J.

Tagovailoa threw a 5-yard scoring go to Gaskin to present Miami (4-7) a 21-14 lead with 10:15 left. The drive had been saved alive by a roughing-the-passer name on New York’s John Franklin-Myers on an earlier third down.

New York’s Joe Flacco went 24 of 39 for 291 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He misplaced a fumble on a strip sack within the purple zone and fell to 0-5 the final two seasons as a starter for the Jets (2-8).

Ravens 16, Bears 13

Devonta Freeman’s 3-yard landing run with 22 seconds left lifted visiting Baltimore (7-3) over Chicago (3-7).

After the Bears took a 13-9 lead with 1:41 remaining, the Ravens, helped by a 21-yard pass-interference penalty and a 30-yard completion from quarterback Tyler Huntley to Sammy Watkins, drove 72 yards in five performs.

Andy Dalton had discovered Marquise Goodwin for a 49-yard landing go with 1:41 remaining to present Chicago the lead.

Browns 13, Lions 10

Cleveland welcomed again Nick Chubb with open arms and closed out visiting Detroit.

Chubb returned for Cleveland (6-5) after lacking final week’s blowout loss to New England whereas on the reserve/COVID record. He rushed for 130 yards on 22 carries and caught a brief landing go Sunday as Cleveland rushed for 184 yards and by no means trailed.

Detroit (0-9-1) hasn’t gained since Dec. 6, 2020, and will get its subsequent likelihood on Thanksgiving towards Chicago.

Vikings 34, Packers 31

Kirk Cousins accomplished 24 of 35 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns, and Greg Joseph made a 29-yard area aim as time expired to raise Minnesota over visiting Green Bay in Minneapolis.

Justin Jefferson had eight catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns for Minnesota (5-5). Adam Thielen added eight catches for 82 yards and one landing, and Dalvin Cook had 22 carries for 86 yards and a rating.

Aaron Rodgers accomplished 23 of 33 passes for 385 yards and 4 touchdowns for Green Bay (8-3). Davante Adams had seven catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling had 4 catches for 123 yards and one landing.

Bengals 32, Raiders 13

Joe Mixon rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries and Evan McPherson kicked three area objectives of greater than 50 yards to raise Cincinnati to a victory over host Las Vegas.

Joe Burrow went 20-for-29 passing for 148 yards and a landing as the Bengals (6-4) ended a two-game shedding streak. Tyler Boyd had six receptions for 49 yards, with Ja’Marr Chase including three catches for 32 yards and a landing.

Derek Carr went 19-for-27 passing for 215 yards with a landing and an interception, with tight finish Darren Waller catching seven passes for 116 yards for the Raiders (5-5), who’ve misplaced three straight video games.

Eagles 40, Saints 29

Jalen Hurts ran for 3 touchdowns and Darius Slay returned an interception for a landing as host Philadelphia held off New Orleans.

Hurts handed for 147 yards and ran for 69 as the Eagles (5-6) had 242 yards on the bottom towards the NFL’s No. 1 run protection. Philadelphia gained at residence for the primary time since a 24-21 victory towards the Saints in Week 14 final season and has gained consecutive video games for the primary time this season.

Trevor Siemian, who had not thrown an interception in two earlier begins since Jameis Winston suffered a season-ending knee damage, threw two picks, together with Slay’s landing. Siemian accomplished 22 of 40 throws for 214 yards and three touchdowns and ran for an additional rating, though New Orleans (5-5) misplaced its third straight.

49ers 30, Jaguars 10

Jimmy Garoppolo threw two quick landing passes, and San Francisco used ball management and a stingy protection to beat host Jacksonville.

Garoppolo linked with Brandon Aiyuk for a 6-yard landing within the second quarter and tight finish George Kittle on a 1-yard rating within the third. The TD passes helped the 49ers (5-5) cap an essential seven-day stretch with a second consecutive win.

Much as that they had performed Monday evening in a clock-draining, 31-10 residence win over the Los Angeles Rams, the 49ers ran up a 38:22 to 21:38 time-of-possession dominance over the Jaguars (2-8).

Chiefs 19, Cowboys 9

Chris Jones recorded 3.5 sacks and compelled a fumble as host Kansas City smothered Dallas by limiting the NFL’s top-rated offense to 276 yards and no touchdowns.

The Chiefs (7-4) continued a defensive resurgence, successful their fourth straight by pressuring Dak Prescott and permitting him to achieve simply 216 yards on 28-of-43 passing, with two interceptions. Prescott’s final try was picked by L’Jarius Sneed off a deflection by Jones with 1:00 left.

While the sport was billed as a conflict between two of the NFL’s greatest offenses, Patrick Mahomes additionally didn’t throw for a TD. But the Chiefs rolled to a 13-point lead early within the second quarter earlier than counting on their protection to carry off the Cowboys (7-3).

Cardinals 23, Seahawks 13

Colt McCoy, subbing for the injured Kyler Murray, threw two landing passes to tight finish Zach Ertz as Arizona defeated host Seattle in an NFC West matchup.

McCoy, who led the New York Giants to a 17-12 victory at Seattle final season as an damage alternative, accomplished 35 of 44 passes for 328 yards as the division-leading Cardinals (9-2) improved to 6-0 on the highway. James Conner scored on a 1-yard run with 2:20 remaining to assist clinch the victory.

Russell Wilson, in his second sport again after finger surgical procedure, was 14 of 26 for 207 yards for the Seahawks (3-7), who dropped to 1-4 at residence.

–Field Level Media

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Nov 21, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) runs as tight end John Bates (87) blocks in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 21, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) walks off the field following the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 21, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron (85) is stopped by Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (97) after a pass play for a first down in the second half the game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports