There was plenty of drama around the NFL on Sunday, and some of it even took place on the field.
Seven games were decided by six points or less, including five that came down to the final play of the game.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers were at the center of the drama, leading come-from-behind wins.
Brady connected with Brandin Cooks on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining to lift the Patriots to a 36-33 lead over the Texans.
Rodgers found Jordy Nelson for a 3-yard touchdown with 17 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to force overtime against the Bengals. He then hit Geronimo Allison on a 72-yard completion to set up Mason Crosby's game-winning 27-yard field goal for a 27-24 Packers victory at Lambeau Field.
Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson led his team on a seven-play, 49-yard drive that ended with a 36-yard field goal from Ka'imi Fairbairn with 2:24 remaining to give Houston a 33-28 lead. But Brady marched the Patriots 75 yards on just eight plays. Two plays after the ensuing kickoff, Watson's Hail Mary from his own 46-yard line was intercepted by New England's Duron Harmon in the end zone to secure the win.
While the Bengals were unable to pull off the upset in Green Bay, the Bears shocked the Steelers at Soldier Field. The Bears got a break before halftime when Marcus Cooper inexplicably slowed to a walk inside the 5-yard line while returning a blocked punt only to have the ball slapped out of his hand. While a touchdown was taken away, the Bears maintained possession thanks to a Steelers penalty and got a short field goal.
Chicago led most of the game, but the Steelers forced overtime only to see Jordan Howard give the Bears a walkoff 23-17 win with a 19-yard touchdown run.
The Lions thought they had a walkoff win over the Falcons, but Golden Tate's last-second touchdown was overturned after a replay review showed Tate was down shy of the goal line. The replay review and subsequent clock runoff, because the Lions were out of timeouts, gave the Falcons a 30-26 victory.
The Eagles had a seesaw affair with the Giants, but Jake Elliott's 61-yard field goal as time expired lifted Philadelphia to a 27-24 win and set off a celebration at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Bears weren't the only team to pull of an upset on Sunday as the Saints, Jaguars, Jets and Redskins all scored blowout wins over favored opponents.
Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin left Sunday's 34-13 loss to the Saints with a knee injury on the final play of the first quarter and did not return.
Eagles running back Darren Sproles injured his wrist in the first half against the Giants and was ruled out. NFL Media later reported Sproles has a broken arm and is out indefinitely with an MRI scheduled for Monday. The Eagles also lost linebacker Jordan Hicks (ankle) and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (calf) in the win over the Giants.
Chargers running back Melvin Gordon exited Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Chiefs at halftime with a knee injury but did return in the fourth quarter.
The Buccaneers lost linebackers Noah Spence (shoulder) and Lavonte David (ankle) in the 34-17 loss to the Vikings. David was carted off the field and was later seen on crutches, though X-rays were negative. David was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity and how much time he may miss.
Colts wide receiver Kamar Aiken suffered a concussion in the first half of a 31-28 win over the Browns.
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin strained his groin in the 33-27 loss to the Titans.
Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford (hip) and wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas (shoulder) were forced to leave the win over the Chargers.
Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree suffered a chest contusion after a sideline hit during the fourth quarter of a loss to the Redskins and did not return.
By the numbers
The Bengals were the only NFL team Rodgers had not beaten, and by leading the Packers to the victory, Rodgers also gained the first overtime win of his career in eight chances.
By catching 10 passes for 111 yards in the loss to the Packers, Bengals receiver A.J. Green now has 501 receptions over his seven-year career.
Also reaching a milestone in defeat was Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who had nine catches for 79 yards and two scores in the loss to the Eagles. Beckham now has 301 receptions in just 45 games, the fewest games needed to reach 300 receptions.
The Bengals are one of five 0-3 teams in the NFL, which is not a good omen for their postseason hopes. Of the 168 teams to start a season 0-3 since 1980, only five have made the playoffs. That’s bad news for the 49ers, Browns, Chargers, Giants and Bengals.
After throwing for five touchdowns against the Texans, Brady now has six career games with at least five touchdown passes and no interceptions, the second most in NFL history. Only Saints quarterback Drew Brees (seven) has more.
Brady's game-winner to Cooks, who caught five passes for 131 yards and two scores, was the result of a perfect throw to the front corner of the end zone and a terrific toe-tap by Cooks.
Rodgers knew he had a free play against the Bengals and then found a wide-open Allison to set up Crosby's winning kick.
Elliott's 61-yard boot was just inside the right upright.
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Titans running back DeMarco Murray became the first running back in eight years to have a rushing touchdown of at least 75 yards against the Seahawks. Murray finished with 115 yards on 14 carries.
— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2017
Howard cut left and then outran the Steelers defense for the winning TD.
Chiefs rookie running back Kareem Hunt continues to impress with 172 yards on 17 carries, including a 69-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the win over the Chargers.
Kirk Cousins helped the Redskins build a 21-0 lead on the Raiders with a 52-yard touchdown pass to Josh Doctson, who went over the defender to make the grab.
— NFL (@NFL) September 25, 2017
Dolphins coach Adam Gase after Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Jets: "They just beat the s— out of us."
Bills running back LeSean McCoy on Donald Trump's comments about national anthem protests: "I was bothered by the comments of our president. I can’t stand and support something when the leader of our country is acting like this... Be a president. Be respectful, man. Us Americans we're together. Stop trying to divide us. That's the biggest thing and it showed today. From guys taking knees to guys touching shoulders, showing that we're all in this together. We want the best for this country no matter what race. We want the best for this country."
Week 3 NFL scores
Rams 41, 49ers 39
Jaguars 44, Ravens 7
Bills 26, Broncos 16
Saints 34, Panthers 13
Bears 23, Steelers 17, OT
Falcons 30, Lions 26
Colts 31, Browns 28
Vikings 34, Buccaneers 17
Patriots 36, Texans 33
Jets 20, Dolphins 6
Eagles 27, Giants 24
Titans 33, Seahawks 27
Packers 27, Bengals 24, OT
Chiefs 24, Chargers 10
Redskins 27, Raiders 10
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