NFL roundup: Packers rout Raiders behind Rodgers' 6 TDs

NFL roundup: Packers rout Raiders behind Rodgers' 6 TDs
By Reuters

21/10/2019 at 02:41Updated 21/10/2019 at 02:44

Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdown passes as the Green Bay Packers capped their fifth home game in seven weeks with a 42-24 dismantling of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Green Bay improved to 6-1 under first-year coach Matt LaFleur behind the
biggest game of the season from Rodgers. When he hit Marquez Valdes-Scantling
for a 74-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, Rodgers had six
total touchdowns compared to six incompletions and a perfect 158.3 passer
rating. He wound up completing 25 of 31 passes for 429 yards.

The game swung late in the first half.

With Green Bay having taken a 14-10 lead, the Raiders (3-3) motored into
scoring position on a 48-yard catch by tight end Darren Waller to the 3. On
second-and-goal at the 2, quarterback Derek Carr lunged head-first to the goal
line with the ball extended. Before his knee hit the turf, Carr lost the ball,
which bounced out of the end zone, resulting in a turnover and touchback for
the Packers.

Rams 37, Falcons 10

Todd Gurley caught a touchdown pass in his return and Los Angeles' defense
dominated in Atlanta. The Rams ended their three-game losing streak, while the
Falcons lost their fifth in a row and saw quarterback Matt Ryan leave in the
fourth quarter with an ankle injury.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff passed for 268 yards one week after he was held to
78 yards in the air as the Rams (4-3) won in their return to Atlanta, where
they lost Super Bowl LIII to the New England Patriots to end last season.

Gurley caught a 13-yard TD pass from Goff in the second quarter after missing
a game because of a quadriceps injury. Ryan was 16 of 27 for 159 yards for the
Falcons (1-6). He was knocked out of the game with a right ankle injury after
he was sacked by defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

Jaguars 27, Bengals 17

Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew threw for 255 yards and the go-ahead
touchdown as visiting Jacksonville kept Cincinnati winless. Jacksonville
scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Minshew, who completed 15 of 32 passes, found Keelan Cole for a 2-yard score
with 12:41 left in the game and then converted a two-point pass to give
Jacksonville a 17-10 lead. Yannick Ngakoue put the game away with a 23-yard
interception return for a touchdown with 4:18 remaining.

Josh Lambo kicked four field goals as the Jaguars (3-4), and Leonard Fournette
added 131 rushing yards on 29 attempts against the NFL's worst running
defense. Andy Dalton hit on 22 of 43 passes for 276 yards with a touchdown and
three interceptions for the Bengals (0-7).

Bills 31, Dolphins 21

Josh Allen fired a 20-yard, fourth-quarter dart to John Brown for the go-ahead
touchdown, leading host Buffalo to a victory over winless Miami.

Tre'Davious White had a goal-line interception in the third quarter and a
forced fumble in the fourth to help hold off Miami. The interception was
White's third of the season, and the fumble was recovered by Jerry Hughes.
Allen completed 16 of 26 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns, with two
sacks and no interceptions.

The Bills (5-1) are off to their best six-game start since 2008. The Dolphins
(0-6) lost their ninth straight game dating to last season, despite getting
282 passing yards from Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw for a touchdown and ran for

Colts 30, Texans 23

Jacoby Brissett completed 26 of 39 passes for a career-high 326 yards and four
touchdowns to lead host Indianapolis past Houston in a battle for first in the
AFC South.

With under three minutes left and forced to punt from its own end zone,
Houston elected to take a safety, conceding two points when punter Bryan Anger
ran out of the back of the end zone to make it 30-23 with 2:41 remaining.
Houston got the ball back at its own 36-yard line with 1:41 left, but Deshaun
Watson was intercepted by Darius Leonard with under a minute left.

Zach Pascal caught six passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns for the Colts
(4-2). Watson completed 23 of 34 passes for 308 yards, with one touchdown and
two interceptions for the Texans (4-3).

Cardinals 27, Giants 21

Running back Chase Edmonds had career highs with 126 rushing yards and three
touchdowns, and quarterback Kyler Murray set an NFL record for most
completions in the first seven games of a career as Arizona held off New York
in rainy East Rutherford, N.J.

Edmonds scored on two 20-yard runs four minutes apart in the first quarter as
the Cardinals took a 17-0 lead. His 22-yard run made it 24-14 with six minutes
left in the third quarter. Arizona (3-3-1) won a third straight game for the
first time since 2015.

Daniel Jones completed 22 of 35 passes for 223 yards and one touchdown with
one interception, and Saquon Barkley rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on 18
carries in his return from injury for the Giants (2-5), who have lost three in
a row.

49ers 9, Redskins 0

Robbie Gould kicked three field goals and San Francisco remained undefeated by
beating Washington in heavy rain and wind at Landover, Md.

San Francisco (6-0) relied on its sturdy defense on a day featuring
treacherous field conditions and allowed just 154 yards while starting 6-0 for
the first time since the Joe Montana-led 49ers won their first 10 games in
1990. Julian Taylor recovered a fumble and made an important fourth-down stop
for the Niners.

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 12 of 21 passes for 151 yards and one interception
to improve to 12-2 as a starter during his tenure with the 49ers. Adrian
Peterson rushed for 81 yards on 20 carries but lost a key fumble for
Washington (1-6). Case Keenum completed 9 of 12 passes for 75 yards.

Vikings 42, Lions 30

Kirk Cousins passed for 337 yards and four touchdowns and Dalvin Cook rushed
for 142 yards and two touchdowns as Minnesota edged host Detroit, which got
four touchdown catches by Marvin Jones Jr.

Stefon Diggs caught seven passes for 142 yards for the Vikings (5-2). Matthew
Stafford passed for 364 yards, and Jones caught 10 passes for 93 yards for
Detroit (2-3-1).

Minnesota star receiver Adam Thielen left the game in the first quarter due to
a hamstring injury after catching a touchdown pass. Detroit's top running
back, Kerryon Johnson, exited in the first half with a knee injury.

Titans 23, Chargers 20

Jurrell Casey recovered Melvin Gordon's fumble in the end zone with 19 seconds
left Sunday, capping a bizarre ending that gave Tennessee a win over Los
Angeles in Nashville, Tenn.

The Chargers (2-5) appeared to have taken the lead with 44 seconds left when
Austin Ekeler caught what looked like a 16-yard touchdown from Philip Rivers,
but a review ruled Ekeler was down at the 1. Gordon was stopped on the next
two plays, fumbling the game away on the second to seal the Chargers' third
straight loss.

Rivers was 24 of 38 for 329 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Tannehill, making
his first start since the benching of Marcus Mariota, completed 23 of 29
passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns for Tennessee (3-4).

Ravens 30, Seahawks 16

Lamar Jackson passed for 143 yards and rushed for 116 more and a touchdown,
and Baltimore's defense scored twice as the Ravens won at Seattle.

Cornerback Marcus Peters, acquired in a trade Tuesday with the Los Angeles
Rams, returned an interception 67 yards for a score in the second quarter for
the Ravens (5-2). Defensive back Marlon Humphrey returned a fumble 18 yards
for a clinching touchdown with 3:37 remaining.

Russell Wilson completed 20 of 41 passes for 241 yards for the Seahawks (5-2),
with one touchdown and his first interception of the season.

Saints 36, Bears 25

Teddy Bridgewater completed 23 of 38 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns,
and New Orleans rolled to a win at Chicago.

Latavius Murray finished with 27 carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns for
the Saints. New Orleans (6-1) notched its fifth straight victory despite the
absence of injured starters Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook.

Wide receivers Allen Robinson and Javon Wims each hauled in a touchdown pass
for Chicago (3-3), which dropped its second game in a row. The Bears gave up
24 straight points to start the second half before responding with two TDs in
the last three minutes.

--Field Level Media