In a very offensive meeting, the Las Vegas Raiders won against the Seattle Seahawks (40-34 ap) on Sunday during the 12th day of the NFL regular season. Nevada franchise quarterback Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and Seattle alter ego Geno Smith passed for 328 yards. But they were upstaged by Raiders runner Josh Jacobs, who galloped for 229 yards and scored two touchdowns, including the overtime winner, after an 86-yard raid. Seattle is marking time, having conceded a second defeat in a row, after its fine series of five consecutive successes.
Watson will play with Cleveland
It was also in overtime that the Cleveland Browns defeated Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers (23-17). They first equalized 32 seconds from the end of regulation time, before winning on a TD from Nick Chubb, their runner. Next week, Cleveland will finally be able to use Deshaun Watson, the QB recruited in the offseason but who had to serve an 11-week suspension, following numerous accusations of sexual assault.
The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Green Bay Packers (40-33) and are the first team of the season to reach 10 wins this year. Jalen Hurts, the Eagles quarterback, could not have been more complete with 153 passing yards and 157 yards gained while running. On the side of Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers did not finish the match. He injured his ribs and had to be replaced by Jordan Love. Who stood out by throwing a touchdown pass from 63 yards for Christian Watson. Insufficient, however, to win the Packers.
Cincinnati winner on the wire
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Chargers played with fire but ultimately came out on top after a successful two-point conversion late in the game. Jacksonville ended the Baltimore Ravens’ four-game winning streak (28-27) thanks to Trevor Lawrence, who scored Marvin Jones 14 seconds from time. Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker then attempted a 67-yard field goal, which would have set a new NFL record. Without success. The LA Chargers won at the Arizona Cardinals (25-24), on a TD from Austin Ekeler scored 15 seconds from the end.
End of game with rebound between the Tennessee Titans and the Cincinnati Bengals. The latter won (20-16). Less than two minutes from the end of the meeting, however, they missed a field goal. Tennessee then had one last ball possession and the chance to win. But the Titans foul and left the ball to Cincinnati, who only had to run the clock. It’s the Bengals’ defense that stood out, limiting Derrick Henry, the Tennessee runner to 38 yards on the ground. Ja’Marr Chase (hip) and Joe Mixon (concussion) were absent in Cincinnati.
Impressive San Francisco Defense
Thanks to their defense, the San Francisco 49ers muzzled the New Orleans Sains (13-0). The Louisiana franchise remained on an impressive series of 332 games with points scored. A series that began … in 2001. The Miami Dolphins signed a fifth victory in a row, against the Houston Texans (30-15). They were leading 30-0 at the break. Tua Tagovailoa, the Florida QB, is on a series of four games without having been intercepted.
The New York Jets had decided to leave Zach Wilson, their starting quarterback, but too irregular, on the sidelines. Paid choice. Mike White, his replacement, threw 315 yards and three touchdowns and the Jets dominated the Chicago Bears (31-10). Injured in a shoulder, Justin Fields, the QB of the Bears, did not play. Finally Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs won a fifth straight win against the Los Angeles Rams (26-10). The Californians, deprived of Matthew Stafford (neck and concussion) and Cooper Kupp (ankle), lost for the fifth consecutive time. The collapse of the Rams, outgoing champions, continues.