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Takeaways of last weekend's NFL games

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws the ball away as he is chased by Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley (44) during the second half at CenturyLink Field. The Falcons won 34-31. Photo: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws the ball away as he is chased by Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley (44) during the second half at CenturyLink Field. The Falcons won 34-31. Photo: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Saints 34 Redskins 31 (overtime)

Wil Lutz kicked a 28-yard field in overtime, climaxing a furious fourth-quarter rally that lifted New Orleans to its eighth consecutive victory.

The Saints (8-2) trailed Washington 31-16 when Kirk Cousins completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jeremy Sprinkle with 5:58 to play.

But Drew Brees led back-to-back touchdown drives of 75 and 83 yards, throwing three yards to tight end Josh Hill and 18 yards to rookie running back Alvin Kamara to draw the Saints within 31-29 with 1:05 left.

Kamara converted the tying two-point conversion by taking a pitch around left end.

The Redskins (4-6) moved to a first down at the New Orleans 34 -- within range of a potential game-winning field goal -- but Cousins was flagged for intentional grounding on first down, moving Washington out of field-goal range.

Eagles 37, Cowboys 9

The Philadelphia offense clicked in the second half, and the Eagles motored past the Dallas Cowboys 37-9 for their eighth consecutive win.

Carson Wentz threw a pair of touchdowns passes as Philadelphia scored on its first three possessions of the second half. He finished with 168 yards on 14-of-27 passing.

The Eagles (9-1) held Dallas (5-5) to 225 yards of offense. Philadelphia's defense also came up with the exclamation point on the win when defensive end Derek Barnett sacked Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and forced a fumble. Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham scooped the ball and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown.

Patriots 33, Raiders 8

Tom Brady threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns and Stephen Gostkowski kicked four field goals, including a franchise-record 62-yarder, in New England's blowout of Oakland in Mexico City.

Brady, 30 of 37 passing, notched his sixth 300-yard game this season and 82nd of his career.

Coach Bill Belichick broke a tie with Tom Landry and moved into sole possession of third place on the NFL's all-time coaching wins list.

The Patriots have won a team-record 13 straight road games, 12 of them led by Brady, the second-longest quarterback streak in NFL history.

Ravens 23, Packers 0

Baltimore's defense bent, but never got close to breaking in shutting out Green Bay.

It was the first time the Packers were held scoreless since 2006, when they were blanked by the Bears and Patriots in head coach Mike McCarthy's first season.

The Ravens (5-5) forced three consecutive turnovers at the start of the game and got a pair of fourth-down stops and two more turnovers in the second half.

Packers quarterback Brett Hundley, starting his fourth game in place of Aaron Rodgers, was intercepted three times and fumbled once as Green Bay fell to 5-5.

Vikings 24, Rams 7

Latavius Murray ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns and Minnesota's defense held down Los Angeles' top-scoring offense.

Case Keenum was 27-of-38 passing for 280 yards and a touchdown, and Adam Thielen added six catches for 123 yards and a 65-yard touchdown reception for Minnesota (8-2).

Running back Todd Gurley had five carries for 20 yards and a touchdown for Los Angeles (7-3) on the first possession of the game, but was held to 17 yards on 10 carries the rest of the way.

Giants 12, Chiefs 9 (OT)

Aldrick Rosas delivered the game-winning 23-yard field goal to give New York the overtime victory over Kansas City (6-4).

The Giants (2-8) snapped a three-game losing streak in their first home win of the season.

New York's winning drive was set up by a 36-yard reception by receiver Roger Lewis, who drew a pass interference penalty on Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines.

Bengals 20, Broncos 17

Andy Dalton passed for three touchdowns and Cincinnati (4-6) won in Denver for the first time in 42 years.

Dalton completed 15 of 25 passes for 154 yards, including scoring passes to A.J. Green, Alex Erickson and Tyler Kroft.

Denver (3-7) lost its sixth consecutive game.

Chargers 54, Bills 24

Los Angeles quarterback Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Keenan Allen and Buffalo rookie Nathan Peterman tossed five first-half interceptions in his NFL debut.

The Chargers (4-6) snapped a two-game slide as Rivers started his 186th consecutive regular-season game, the NFL's second-longest active streak behind Eli Manning (209).

The Bills (5-5) benched Tyrod Taylor in favor of Peterman, but lost their third consecutive game.

Jaguars 19, Browns 7

Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette slugged his way to 111 rushing yards as the Jaguars beat winless Cleveland and took sole possession of first place in the AFC South.

The Browns harassed Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles throughout and the game, and the Jaguars (7-3) did the same to quarterback DeShone Kizer of the Browns (0-10).

Lions 27, Bears 24

Matthew Stafford completed 21 of 31 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns, and Detroit outlasted Chicago.

A go-ahead, 52-yard field goal by kicker Matt Prater with 1:35 remaining helped the Lions (6-4) win their third consecutive game.

Bears kicker Connor Barth missed a 46-yard field-goal attempt with three seconds to go as Chicago (3-7) dropped its third game in a row.

Texans 31, Cardinals 21

Jadeveon Clowney led a timely defensive stand and Houston overcame two first-half turnovers to defeat Arizona.

Clowney's fourth-down stop on Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson enabled the Texans (4-6) to seize control when on the ensuing snap rookie running back D'Onta Foreman dashed 34 yards for a touchdown and a two-score lead.

The Cardinals (4-6) dropped consecutive games despite third-string quarterback Blaine Gabbert's three touchdown passes.

Buccaneers 30, Dolphins 20

Patrick Murray drilled a 35-yard field goal with seven seconds left and Tampa Bay defeated Miami.

The Dolphins (4-6) attempted two laterals and a handoff on the kickoff after Murray's field goal. Tampa Bay's Adarius Glanton recovered a fumble on the handoff in the end zone for the final margin for the Bucs (4-6).

Seahawks 31, Falcons 34

Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan threw two touchdown passes and Seattle came up short on a game-tying field-goal attempt with two seconds remaining as the Falcons held on to defeat the Seahawks 34-31 in Seattle on Monday.

Down by 11, the Seahawks tried to rally, with quarterback Russell Wilson finding Doug Baldwin on a 29-yard touchdown and tight end Jimmy Graham hauling in a two-point conversion pass to get Seattle within a field goal with three minutes left.

The Falcons needed one first down to put the game away but Seahawks defensive end Sheldon Richardson sacked Ryan on third-and-one, setting the stage for another potential Seahawks fourth-quarter comeback.

Seattle got within field-goal range and gave Blair Walsh, who was perfect on the day, a chance to send the game into overtime with seven seconds to go. However, his 52-yard attempt fell short and Atlanta escaped with the win.

The Falcons added a rare loss to Seattle's impressive primetime record and improved to 6-4 to stay in the playoff picture with six weeks left in the season.

Seattle, also 6-4, missed an opportunity to tie the Los Angeles Rams for first place in the NFC West.

Steelers 40, Titans 17

Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau schemes to make opposing offenses "one-dimensional". It was his mantra through 16 seasons as a Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coach.

So the Steelers did him a favour upon his return to Heinz Field. They made themselves one-dimensional from the start and it paid off in a 40-17 win over the Titans on Thursday.

After rallying the Steelers to a win only four days earlier, Ben Roethlisberger came out throwing against the Titans and finished with four touchdown passes and 299 yards through the air.

He completed 30-of-45 passes as the Steelers compiled a near 3-to-1 pass-run ratio.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns. He entered the weekend leading the NFL in receptions and receiving yardage and went past 1,000 yards for the fifth consecutive season on Thursday.

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