Cordarrelle Patterson set a new mark in NFL history Sunday in Atlanta, scoring the ninth touchdown on a kickoff return in the Falcons’ 27-24 win over the Chicago Bears.
Patterson caught the ball in his own end zone and ran the 103 yards to the opposing goal line. He was previously tied with Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington, both retired.
This major allowed the local favorites to reduce the gap to three points. It was then kicker Younghoe Koo who broke the tie with a 53-yard field goal in the final quarter.
Again the protocol for Stafford
The Los Angeles Rams lost 27-20 to the Saints in New Orleans. They could also have also lost the services of their quarterback Matthew Stafford.
The pivot indeed left the game in the third quarter and will have to follow concussion protocol again. He had received the green light from the doctors on Friday. He previously missed the Week 10 game after hitting the head for the first time Nov. 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Stafford had completed 11 of 18 passes, including two for touchdowns. Andy Dalton did better in the other clan, finding his receivers 21 times on 25 attempts for 260 yards and three majors.
Lamar Jackson scored the game’s lone touchdown with his legs in the Ravens’ 13-3 win over the Carolina Panthers in Baltimore.
Kendall Fuller quickly returned an interception for the touchdown and the Washington Commanders easily beat the Texans 23-10 in Houston.
The Colts came close to causing an upset against the Eagles in Indianapolis, but the Philadelphia club scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to win 17-16.
In Detroit, Tyler Bass had no less than six field goals, the longest 56 yards, and the Buffalo Bills triumphed 31-23 against the Cleveland Browns.
The New England Patriots defense limited the New York Jets to 103 yards to win Foxborough 10-3.
Jamaal Williams had three rushing touchdowns and the Detroit Lions upset the Giants 31-18 in New York.