On a Sunday when
With their 34-33 victory, the Chargers became the first West Coast team to win a regular-season game against the
San Diego never led until the final 38 seconds, when
"These are the kind of games you got to win to get in [the playoffs], and these are the kind of games you got to win if you do get in," said Rivers, whose 8-4 team is currently on track for the
The Ravens came into the game 11-0 in the regular season against visitors from the opposite coast and had a 30-20 lead midway through the fourth quarter. But the Chargers roared back with two late touchdowns.
"In the NFL, nothing is game, set, match as long as there is time on the clock," Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "We're up 10 at home in the fourth quarter and our offense gave us 33 points, and usually that's enough. It wasn't. That's why this is extremely disappointing."
The home team made a better showing in Green Bay, where the Rodgers-led
Brady was typically efficient, completing 22 of 35 for 245 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.
And Rodgers? Uncrackable.
He too had two touchdowns and no interceptions, extending his NFL-record streaks of accuracy at home to 360 consecutive passes and 31 touchdowns without being picked off. The last time a Rodgers pass was intercepted at
Brady and Rodgers have a wealth of experience. Manziel is just getting started. He had only five NFL snaps under his belt Sunday when he replaced struggling Cleveland starter
Afterward, Browns Coach
"I'm not going to put it all on Brian," Pettine said. "Sometimes you just need change for the sake of change. We'll scope it out to a staff decision, and we'll make the evaluation."
Asked about the possibility he could start, Manziel said: "That's up to Coach Pettine. But if that's the case, and my name is called, I definitely will be ready."
With the season in the homestretch, and the Browns knotted in the tightest division in football, he'd better be.
A season that started with such promise for Arizona is starting to fall apart. The
At 9-3, Arizona is tied with Green Bay for the
Rough day for the
Officials would have missed the call, though, had Cincinnati Coach
Officials initially announced the Bengals couldn't challenge because coaches aren't allowed to do so in the final two minutes of a game. However, the replay booth had already decided to look at the play, and determined the
"Blame the head coach. Bad move on my part, didn't see it," Buccaneers Coach
Instead of getting the ball on the 20, Tampa Bay was moved back to the 41 and wound up turning over the ball on downs. Game over.
Going for two
Amazingly, the Vikings scored not one but two touchdowns that way Sunday, with Adam Thielen and
The game was No. 7 on the list of coldest Vikings games, with a temperature of 12 degrees at kickoff. The only thing colder? Carolina's No. 8, punter Brad Nortman.
In directing his team to a 49-27 victory over Washington, Indianapolis quarterback
In a 45-21 thumping of Tennessee, Watt had two sacks and six quarterback hits, including the one that knocked Zach Mettenberger out of the game and a strip sack of the rookie quarterback's replacement, Jake Locker.
But it's what Watt does on offense that makes him especially unusual. He lined up at fullback, shifted to tight end, and caught his third touchdown pass of the season.
Watt is the only player in NFL history with three touchdown catches, an interception-return touchdown and a fumble-recovery touchdown in the same season.
Just wince, baby
So much for Oakland building on its only victory of the season. The
Of course, the real story was the
"I never relax," Rams Coach
Rookie running back Tre Mason scored two of his three touchdowns before halftime. He finished with 164 yards in 17 touches, and looked like the rookie that last season's Rams were hoping
Since losing four of their first five, the Rams have gone win, loss, win, loss, win, loss, win. They have beaten Seattle, San Francisco and Denver. That almost certainly won't get them to the playoffs, but they have to be looking at those pathetic records in the