The Dallas Cowboys pulled off their biggest offensive production of the season in a 49-29 win over the Chicago Bears.
Despite the absence of Ezekiel Elliott due to an overextended right knee, the Cowboys (6-2) fared very well.
Tony Pollard took over and even quarterback Dak Prescott used his legs. After his touchdown that opened the scoring after an 11-play, 75-yard streak, Prescott then spotted CeeDee Lamb to make it 14-0.
Starting running back, Pollard in turn added a major for 18 yards. He finished his day on the job with 131 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns, for a total of 15 this season. His best rush of the afternoon game was 54 yards.
Jake Ferguson scored his first NFL touchdown in the second quarter as the Cowboys went perfect in their first four offensive streaks to eventually lead 28-17 at halftime.
The defense also had a say when Micah Parsons recovered a loose ball from David Montgomery and then ran into the end zone.
Prescott completed 21 of 27 passes for 250 yards, two touchdown passes and one on the ground.
Tua and the Dolphins come back against the Lions
Tua Tagovailoa threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Mike Gesicki late in the third quarter as the Miami Dolphins rallied to a 31-27 win over the Detroit Lions.
The Dolphins (5-3) have won two straight since Tagovailoa returned from a concussion. The Lions (1-6) have lost five in a row.
Detroit scored on its five possessions in the first half to lead 27-17 after scoring a total of six points in its previous two games.
The Dolphins took their first lead late in the third quarter on a pass from Tagovailoa to Gesicki, who was unmarked in the end zone, to score on a fifth consecutive possession.
Tagovailoa completed 29 of 36 passes for 382 yards with three touchdowns, including two to Jaylen Waddle, who had eight receptions for 106 yards. Tyreek Hill also stood out with 12 receptions for 188 yards for the Dolphins.
Hill and Waddle had a combined 1,688 receiving yards, setting a record for two teammates in the first eight games of a season.
Jared Goff of Detroit passed 27 of 37 for 321 yards and a touchdown.
Jamaal Williams scored two rushing touchdowns for the Lions despite De’Andre Swift returning to the lineup.
Alvin Kamara has no mercy for the Raiders
Alvin Kamara scored three touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints made short work of the Las Vegas Raiders by winning 24-0.
Kamara first netted the middle finger on a 3-yard run to open the scoring at 1er quarter. The star running back then caught passes for 36 and 16 yards to add two more touchdowns to his collection. It was his first three majors of the season.
Completing 22 of 30 passes for 229 yards, Andy Dalton justified the Saints’ decision to pick him as the starting quarterback for a fifth straight game, despite Jameis Winston recovering from back and ankle injuries.
The Raiders’ attack was anemic in the encounter, struggling to cross midfield. Derek Carr was retired late in 4e quarterback, passing 15 of 26 for 101 yards and being the victim of an interception.
The Saints defense finished the game with four sacks, including two from the comeback Payton Turner, who hasn’t been sidelined for the past four weeks with a chest injury.
The Pats still have the Jets number
Head coach Bill Belichick hit another big milestone and the New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets for the 13th straight time, this time 22-17.
Belichick passed George Halas for second on the list of coaches with the most NFL wins. At 325 wins, he is not far from Don Shula’s 347.
Devin McCourty had two of Zach Wilson’s three interceptions, while Nick Folk had five field goals against his former team, which had won its last four games.
Mac Jones, who was left out against the Bears in favor of rookie Bailey Zappe, was back in action. He finished the game with 24 of 35 completions, 194 yards and a touchdown against an interception. Trailing 10-6 at halftime, Jones joined Jakobi Meyers for the touchdown to take the lead on a fourth down 5 yards from the goal gate.
Zach Wilson completed his first touchdown pass in four games as he joined Tyler Conklin to start the second quarter, making it 10-3.