Cowboys’ comeback fall short to GiantsARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eli Manning stood on the New York Giants’ sideline in disbelief when it looked as if the Dallas Cowboys had scored a go-ahead touchdown with 10 seconds left.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eli Manning stood on the New York Giants’ sideline in disbelief when it looked as if the Dallas Cowboys had scored a go-ahead touchdown with 10 seconds left.
What was encouraging is what he didn’t see: a replay on the giant videoboard that hangs above the field at Cowboys Stadium, where the Giants still have never lost following a wild 29-24 victory Sunday.
Officials reviewed and overturned Dez Bryant’s apparent 37-yard touchdown catch, ruling his hand hit out of bounds, and the Cowboys couldn’t get into the end zone after the overturned reception.
“I couldn’t quite believe they were able to hit a touchdown in that situation. I kind of kept looking for the replay,” Manning said. “You know the game was not going to be over until that clock hit zero.”
“Just tough when you think you’ve won the game,” Cowboys QB Tony Romo said. “It switches as that moment. You put a lot into it, obviously. We put a week’s worth (of emotion) in that one game.
Falcons 30, Eagles 17
PHILADELPHIA — Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta’s first three possessions against Philadelphia and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and the Falcons remained the NFL’s only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles.
The Falcons improved to 7-0 for the first time in franchise history while the Eagles (3-4) lost after a bye for the first time in 14 games under coach Andy Reid since 1999.
Lions 28, Seahawks 24
DETROIT — Matthew Stafford threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Titus Young with 20 seconds left.
Zach Miller made a spectacular, 16-yard catch on a toss from Russell Wilson with 5:27 left to put the Seahawks ahead.
On the final possession, Stafford led a 16-play drive that started at Detroit 20 with 5:27 remaining. The possession began with a 15-yard pass to Calvin Johnson and was kept alive with third-down conversion passes to Johnson in Lions territory and to Joique Bell to set up the winning score from just outside the goal line.
Steelers 27, Redskins 12
PITTSBURGH — The Steelers turned Robert Griffin III into just another rookie quarterback, swarming Washington’s precocious star in a dominant win.
Griffin completed just 16 of 34 passes for 177 yards and a score while managing 8 yards rushing.
Browns 7, Chargers 6
CLEVELAND — Rookie Trent Richardson rushed for 122 yards and scored a touchdown in the Browns’ soggy, wind-whipped win.
Richardson, pulled last week at Indianapolis when he was ineffective because of a rib injury, carried 24 times as the Browns (2-6) won their second straight game at home — and first for new owner Jimmy Haslam. Richardson scored on a 26-yard run in the first quarter and the Browns were able to hang on despite not generating much offense in blustery, rainy conditions.
Patriots 45, Rams 7
LONDON — Tom Brady led touchdown drives on the first five possessions and New England cruised at Wembley Stadium.
The Rams looked ready to put up a fight when Sam Bradford hit Chris Givens with a 50-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive. But Brady cut through the St. Louis defense at will to give New England a 28-7 lead by halftime, then hit Brandon Lloyd for a 9-yard score to start the third quarter.
Colts 19, Titans 13 OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Andrew Luck threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Vick Ballard at 4:49 of overtime.
The Colts (4-3) have beaten Tennessee in seven of eight overall and seven of the past 10 in Nashville.
Bears 23, Panthers 22
CHICAGO — Robbie Gould kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired to rally the Bears.
The Bears trailed 19-7 in the fourth quarter when the game turned in a big way.
Chicago (6-1) took over on the Carolina 38 after Brad Nortman shanked a 6-yard punt, and Jay Cutler connected with Kellen Davis on a 12-yard scoring pass with just under seven minutes left.
Packers 24, Jaguars 15
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers went back to an old favorite, connecting with Donald Driver on a 4-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Rodgers threw two touchdowns, passing Bart Starr for second place on Green Bay’s all-time list, and Dezman Moses gave the Packers their first touchdown on a blocked punt in almost 22 years. But Green Bay (5-3) had a surprisingly tough time with the NFL’s worst team, which lost its fourth straight.
Playing without top receivers Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson, Green Bay’s offense struggled to find its groove all afternoon. Jacksonville (1-6), meanwhile, looked unfazed by the absence of Maurice Jones-Drew. Backup Rashad Jennings finished with 115 yards of offense, and Cecil Shorts had a career-best 116 yards on eight catches.
Dolphins 30, Jets 9
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Matt Moore stepped in for an injured Ryan Tannehill and Miami rolled to its third straight victory.
Moore threw a touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano, Olivier Vernon recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown and blocked a field goal, and the Dolphins smothered Mark Sanchez and the Jets’ offense Sunday.
Raiders 26, Chiefs 16
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carson Palmer threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Oakland stuffed struggling Kansas City for its sixth straight win at Arrowhead Stadium.
Sebastian Janikowski was perfect on four field-goal attempts, and the Raiders (3-4) nearly became the third straight team to keep the Kansas City offense out of the end zone.