David Montgomery’s go-ahead one-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds left against his former team lifted the Detroit Lions to a 31-26 comeback victory over Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
The NFC North-leading Lions (8-2) overcame four turnovers, including Jared Goff’s season-high three interceptions, and a 12-point deficit over the last 3:06 to rally for the win.
Detroit have their best record through 10 games since 1962, giving the franchise a shot to win a division title for the first time in three decades.
The Bears (3-8) blew chances to win consecutive games for the first time in nearly two years. Fields mostly played well in his first game in a month, but slightly overthrew Tyler Scott on a deep pass late in the game. He also fumbled on his last snap when Aidan Hutchinson sacked him and the football went out of the end zone for a safety.
Goff bounced back from a shaky start to complete 23 of 35 passes for 236 yards, and two touchdowns. He threw more than two interceptions for the first time since 2019 when he played for the Los Angeles Rams.
Pittsburgh Steelers 10–13 Cleveland Browns
Dustin Hopkins kicked a 34-yard field goal with two seconds left after Cleveland rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson completed four straight clutch passes, giving the Browns (7-3) a 13-10 win over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Thompson-Robinson made just his second NFL start and rallied the Browns just days after Deshaun Watson was lost for the season with a shoulder injury. Last week, Hopkins kicked a 40-yard field goal as timed expired to beat Baltimore 33-31. The Browns have now beaten the Ravens and Steelers (6-4) in consecutive weeks for the first time in 15 tries. Pittsburgh’s Jaylen Warren rushed for 129 yards and had a 74-yard TD run.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14–27 San Francisco 49ers
Brock Purdy threw a 76-yard strike to Brandon Aiyuk for one of his three touchdown passes, and the San Francisco 49ers (7-3) beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6). Purdy also threw a four-yard TD pass to Christian McCaffrey and a three-yarder to George Kittle to help the 49ers post a second straight lopsided win following a three-game losing streak. Baker Mayfield threw a TD pass for Tampa Bay, but the Bucs had no answers defensively against Purdy and the 49ers and lost for the fifth time in six games. Purdy became the first Niners quarterback to post a perfect passer rating in a game with at least 20 attempts.
Las Vegas Raiders 13–20 Miami Dolphins
Jalen Ramsey caught a game-sealing interception to help stifle Las Vegas’ fourth-quarter comeback, and the Miami Dolphins overcame three turnovers to hold off the Raiders. Ramsey, who also intercepted Aidan O’Connell earlier in the game, caught a pass in the end zone intended for Tre Tucker with 22 seconds left, ending a rare game in which Miami’s defense outshined the offense. Tua Tagovailoa was 28 of 39 with 325 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for Miami. He also lost his third fumble of the season on a scramble on the Dolphins’ opening drive. Tyreek Hill caught his league-leading eighth touchdown of the season and had 146 yards on 10 catches.
Arizona Cardinals 16–21 Houston Texans
Standout rookie CJ Stroud threw for 336 yards with two touchdowns, and the Houston Texans overcame his season-high three interceptions to beat the Arizona Cardinals. At 6-4, the Texans have doubled their win total from last season. They’ve won three games in a row for the first time since a nine-game streak in 2018. The Cardinals (2-9) had a chance to win late. Kyler Murray threw a deep pass on fourth-and-8 that was intended for Marquise Brown, but Steven Nelson batted it down with 35 seconds left. Houston rookie Tank Dell had a season-high 149 yards receiving and set a franchise rookie record with his sixth touchdown catch.
Dallas Cowboys 33–10 Carolina Panthers
DaRon Bland tied an NFL record with his fourth pick-six of the season, Dak Prescott threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns, and the Dallas Cowboys (7-3) trounced the Carolina Panthers (1-9) for their fourth win in five games. Bland made a diving interception of Bryce Young near the sideline early in the fourth quarter, got up and raced 31 yards for a touchdown for a 30-10 lead. Bland tied a record shared by Philadelphia’s Eric Allen in 1993, Kansas City’s Jim Kearney in 1972 and Houston’s Ken Houston in 1971.
New York Jets 6–32 Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen threw three touchdown passes, and the sluggish Buffalo Bills offense responded to a change in coordinators by scoring points on six of their first eight possessions in a rout of their AFC East rival New York Jets. The Bills snapped a two-game skid and topped 25 points for the first time in seven weeks to end the team’s worst drought since a six-game run during Allen’s rookie season in 2018. The Jets dropped their third straight and coach Robert Saleh potentially opened the door for a quarterback switch. Starter Zach Wilson was benched with 2:17 remaining in the third quarter, and replaced by Tim Boyle.
Seattle Seahawks 16–17 Los Angeles Rams
Lucas Havrisik made a 22-yard field goal for the Rams with 1:31 to play, and Jason Myers missed a 55-yard attempt for the Seahawks with three seconds left in Los Angeles’ victory over Seattle. Matthew Stafford passed for 190 yards in his return from injury and led two scoring drives in the fourth quarter for the Rams, who snapped their three-game losing streak with their second win over the Seahawks this season. Los Angeles hung on only after Geno Smith returned from a late injury of his own and led a frantic last-minute drive into field goal range before Myers’s miss.
New York Giants 31–19 Washington Commanders
The New York Giants (3-8) beat the Washington Commanders (4-7) to snap a three-game losing streak. The Commanders lost for the seventh time in nine games after opening the season with back-to-back victories. Sam Howell threw three interceptions among six Commanders turnovers. Undrafted rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito threw three touchdown passes to pick up his first NFL victory in his second start. The defeat marks one of the low points of Ron Rivera’s four-year tenure with Washington.
Los Angeles Chargers 20–23 Green Bay Packers
Jordan Love threw for 322 yards and found Romeo Doubs for a 24-yard touchdown with 2:33 left to give the Green Bay Packers (4-6) a narrow victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Love went 27 of 40 for 322 yards. That’s the first time a Packer has thrown for over 300 yards since Aaron Rodgers had a 341-yard day against the Chicago Bears in December 2021. Los Angeles (4-6) continued their season-long penchant for heartbreaking defeats. Five of the Rams’ six losses have been decided by a combined 14 points, and their receivers were guilty of a number of drops.
Tennessee Titans 14–34 Jacksonville Jaguars
Trevor Lawrence accounted for four touchdowns, including two perfectly thrown passes to Calvin Ridley, and the Jacksonville Jaguars (7-3) followed their worst loss of the season with a drubbing of the Tennessee Titans (3-7). Ridley finished with seven catches for 103 yards as he found the end zone twice for the first time with the Jaguars. Lawrence also ran for two scores for the first time in his three NFL seasons and became the first player in franchise history with two TD passes and two rushing scores in the same game. Will Levis had two TD passes for the Titans, who fell to 0-6 on the road.