Sunday’s other games
Bengals 49, Jets 9
Andy Dalton threw a career-high five touchdown passes — four of them to Marvin Jones — as the Cincinnati Bengals drubbed the Jets, their first dominant performance of a promising season. Jones set a Bengals record for touchdown receptions, scoring on catches of 9, 6, 17 and 6 yards. Dalton’s five touchdown passes gave him 11 in his last three games, his best such span. He’s the first quarterback to throw for five TDs against the Jets since Dan Marino in 1988. The Bengals (6-2) won their fourth in a row and padded their AFC North lead. New York (4-4) took its most lopsided loss since 2010. Rookie quarterback Geno Smith threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns.
Patriots 27, Dolphins 17
The New England Patriots shook off a dismal first half and another mediocre performance by Tom Brady to beat the Miami Dolphins. Trailing 17-3 after gaining just 59 yards in the half, the Patriots quickly turned the game around in the third quarter with two touchdowns in a span of seven plays. The Patriots (6-2) outscored the Dolphins (3-4) in the third quarter 17-0. Miami lost its fourth straight game.
Lions 31, Cowboys 30
Matthew Stafford’s 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Calvin Johnson’s 329 yards receiving lifted the Lions. Stafford threw a 22-yard pass to Johnson, who had the second-most yards receiving in NFL history, to set up his winning score. The quarterback seemed to catch his hometown Cowboys by surprise — some of them appeared to expect him to spike the ball. Johnson’s total trails only the 336 yards receiving Flipper Anderson had for the Los Angeles Rams against New Orleans on Nov. 26, 1989, in a game that went into overtime.
Cardinals 27, Falcons 13
Rookie Andre Ellington rushed for 154 yards on 15 carries, including an 80-yard touchdown run, and the Cardinals intercepted Matt Ryan four times. Ellington’s big run, tied for third-longest in Cardinals history, was part of a 21-point second quarter that put the Cardinals (4-4) in control for good. Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown, in the process becoming the youngest player — at 30 years, 57 days — in NFL history to reach 800 career receptions.
Packers 44, Vikings 31
Aaron Rodgers threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns to lead Green Bay over Minnesota. Rodgers completed 24 of 29 passes and Jordy Nelson had 123 yards receiving for the Packers. Micah Hyde returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown late in the second quarter, and Eddie Lacy rushed for 94 yards and a score for Green Bay (5-2).
Broncos 45, Redskins 21
Peyton Manning overcame four turnovers and Denver scored the last 38 points in a come-from-behind victory over former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and his new team. Manning finished with 354 yards and four touchdown passes to offset his three interceptions and lost fumble. His first two turnovers led to points that gave the Redskins (2-5) a 21-7 lead early in the third quarter. From there, Manning led the Broncos (7-1) on two long scoring drives, then the go-ahead score on a 35-yard touchdown pass to Knowshon Moreno. Robert Griffin III finished with 132 yards passing, one score and two interceptions for Washington before hurting his left knee.
Giants 15, Eagles 7
Josh Brown kicked a career-high five field goals, Eli Manning played error-free and the Giants beat the Eagles. Michael Vick returned for the Eagles (3-5) after missing 2 1/2 games with a hamstring injury, but clearly wasn’t healthy and was removed for rookie Matt Barkley late in the second quarter. The Giants (2-6) snapped an eight-game road losing streak while extending Philadelphia’s home losing streak to 10 games.
Saints 35, Bills 17
Drew Brees passed for five touchdowns and 332 yards, and the Saints pulled away. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham played after missing practice most of the week with a left foot injury and scored on 13- and 15-yard passes over the middle, powering through tackles at the goal line both times.