NFL-Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games


Oct 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:

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Bengals 27, Lions 24

Mike Nugent kicked a 54-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Cincinnati Bengals a victory over the Detroit Lions.

Sam Martin's 28-yard punt put Cincinnati in good field position for its final possession. Andy Dalton then completed two short passes, setting up the game-winner.

Dalton threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns for the Bengals (5-2), who lead the AFC North, and A.J. Green had six receptions for 155 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter.

Matt Stafford passed for 357 yards and three touchdowns, two to Calvin Johnson, for Detroit. Johnson caught nine passes for 155 yards for the Lions (4-3), who came into the game tied for NFC North lead.

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Bills 23, Dolphins 21

Former Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter made a 31-yard field goal with 33 seconds left and quarterback Thad Lewis, a Miami native, won his first NFL game as the Buffalo Bills defeated the Dolphins.

The winning field goal was set up by Mario Williams' strip sack of Ryan Tannehill with the ball recovered at the Miami 34 by Kyle Williams.

Lewis, playing because of the injury to starter E.J. Manuel, is now 1-2 as an NFL starter while the Dolphins have lost three straight.

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Cowboys 17, Eagles 3

The Dallas Cowboys shut down the high-powered offense of the Philadelphia Eagles and took over sole possession of first place in NFC East with the victory.

Tony Romo tossed for 317 yards and a score and lead target Dez Bryant had 110 yards receiving.

The Eagles (3-4) played their second straight game without quarterback Michael Vick (hamstring) and backup Nick Foles was knocked out of the game early in the fourth quarter with a head injury.

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Jets 30, Patriots 27 (overtime)

Nick Folk's 42-yard field goal with 5:07 left in overtime lifted the New York Jets to a stunning win over the New England Patriots.

Four plays before his game-winner, Folk missed from 56 yards, but the Patriots' Chris Jones was flagged for pushing into the pile. The 15-yard penalty gave the Jets a first down at the New England 23.

The Jets (4-3) stormed back from an 11-point halftime deficit with 17 unanswered points in the third quarter to move within a game of New England (5-2) in the AFC East.

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Redskins 45, Bears 41

Roy Helu's third touchdown run of the day, a three-yard burst with 45 seconds left, lifted Washington to a wild victory over visiting Chicago after Bears backup Josh McCown had engineered a rally that had given the visitors the lead.

McCown, who had not played since the 2011 finale, took over when Jay Cutler was sidelined with a groin injury in the second quarter. He put his team ahead 38-34 on a touchdown pass with 3:57 remaining.

But Robert Griffin III (18 of 29, 298 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, 84 yards on 11 carries), led the Redskins on the winning 12-play, 80-yard drive.

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Panthers 30, Rams 15

The Carolina Panthers scored on defense on the game's first snap and the offense eventually pitched in for a victory against the St. Louis Rams.

Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn returned an interception for the game's opening points as the Panthers (3-3) won for the second week in a row.

Quarterbacks Cam Newton of Carolina and Sam Bradford of St. Louis each tossed one touchdown pass. Bradford, who threw for 255 yards on 21-for-30 passing, left with an injury with 5:06 to play.

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Chargers 24, Jaguars 6

Riding a near-perfect passing performance by Philip Rivers, who went 22-for-26 passing for 285 yards, the San Diego Chargers will head to their bye week above .500 for the first time this season after becoming the latest team to whip the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Rivers, who came into the game second in the NFL with 14 touchdown throws, added one more and started the game 14-for-14 through the air while the Jaguars dropped to a franchise-worst 0-7 start.

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Falcons 31, Buccaneers 23

Matt Ryan completed 20 of 26 passes for 273 yards with three touchdowns to lead the Falcons to a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jacquizz Rodgers caught two touchdown passes and Harry Douglas stepped up with a career-high 149 yards receiving as Atlanta played without injured receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White.

Tampa Bay rookie quarterback Mike Glennon, making his first NFL start on the road, threw two touchdown passes to Vincent Jackson, but did not have enough to help for the Bucs overcome a 17-point first-half deficit. (Editing by Gene Cherry)

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