Monday, Nov. 20
Atlanta at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. EST. The Falcons (5-4) are coming off their most impressive victory of the season, a 27-7 domination of Dallas last week. Matt Ryan and Atlanta take on Russell Wilson and Seattle for the third time in the past 13 months, with the teams splitting the last two meetings — including the Falcons’ NFC divisional playoff win in January. The Seahawks (6-3) won’t have defensive leaders Richard Sherman, Cliff Avril or Kam Chancellor in this one because of injuries.
— Tom Brady, Patriots, threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns to lead New England to an easy 33-8 victory over Oakland in Mexico City.
— Drew Brees, Saints, passed for 385 yards and two touchdowns, going 11 of 11 for 164 yards and his only two touchdowns on New Orleans’ final two possessions of regulation in a 34-31 overtime win over Washington.
— Andy Dalton, Bengals, threw three touchdown passes in Cincinnati’s 20-17 win over the Broncos on Sunday, their first win in Denver since 1975.
— Matthew Stafford, Lions, threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit’s 27-24 win over Chicago.
— Kirk Cousins, Redskins, passed for 322 yards and three touchdowns, finishing 22 of 32 with no interceptions in Washington’s 34-31 overtime loss at New Orleans.
— Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buccaneers, threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, and Tampa Bay snapped a six-game road slide by topping Miami 30-20.
— Carson Wentz, Eagles, threw for two touchdowns and three 2-point conversions after Philadelphia lost kicker Jake Elliott to a head injury, in a 37-9 victory over Dallas.
— Mark Ingram, Saints, capped a 134-yard rushing performance with gains of 20 and 31 yards on back-to-back carries to set up the winning field goal by Wil Lutz in New Orleans’ 34-31 overtime win over Washington.
— Jordan Howard, Bears, ran for 125 yards and a touchdown in Chicago’s 27-24 loss to Detroit.
— LeSean McCoy, Bills, rushed for 114 yards and a score and also caught a 12-yard TD pass in Buffalo’s 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
— Latavius Murray, Vikings, rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns in Minnesota’s 24-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
— Samaje Perine, Redskins, carried 23 times for 117 yards, including a 1-yard TD, in a losing cause as Washington fell to New Orleans 34-31 in overtime.
— D’Onta Foreman, Texans, ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help Houston to a 31-21 win over Arizona, but was carted off the field with an ankle injury after his second score.
— Keenan Allen, Chargers, had 12 receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns in Los Angeles’ 54-24 win over Buffalo.
— Kenny Stills, Dolphins, had seven catches for 180 yards and a TD in Miami’s 30-20 loss to Tampa Bay.
— Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals, caught nine passes for 91 yards and a TD in Arizona’s 31-21 loss at Houston.
— Davante Adams, Packers, had 126 yards on eight catches in Green Bay’s 23-0 loss to Baltimore.
— Brandin Cooks, Patriots, caught six passes for 149 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown, in New England’s 33-8 rout of Oakland.
— Adam Thielen, Vikings, finished with 123 yards, including a 65-yard TD, on six receptions in Minnesota’s 24-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
— Wil Lutz, Saints, kicked a 28-yard field goal in overtime to lift New Orleans to a 34-31 triumph over Washington.
— Matt Prater, Lions, booted a 52-yard field goal through a gusting win with 1:35 remaining and Detroit held on to beat Chicago 27-24.
— Patrick Murray, Buccaneers, kicked a go-ahead 35-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining to help Tampa Bay beat Miami 30-20.
— Aldrick Rosas, Giants, kicked a 23-yard yard goal in overtime to lead New York to its second win of the season, 12-9 over Kansas City.
— Ardarius Glanton, Buccaneers, recovered a fumble for a TD on the final play as Miami tried a lateral-filled last-ditch attempt at a kickoff return in Tampa Bay’s 30-20 win.
— Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots, set a New England record with a 62-yard field goal at the end of the first half of a 33-8 victory over Oakland.
— Yannick Ngakoue, Jaguars, had 2 1/2 sacks of DeShone Kizer to help lift Jacksonville to a 19-7 win at Cleveland.
— Casey Hayward, Chargers, made two of the Chargers’ five interceptions by Buffalo rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman and Los Angeles cruised to a 54-24 victory.
— Telvin Smith, Jaguars, recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown with 1:14 remaining in Jacksonville’s 19-7 win at Cleveland.
— DJ Hayden, Lions, ran back a fumbled snap 27 yards for a touchdown in Detroit’s 27-24 victory at Chicago.
— Korey Toomer, Chargers, returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown in Los Angeles’ 54-24 rout of Buffalo.
STREAKS & STATS
With their 34-31 overtime victory over Washington, the New Orleans Saints became the first team since the 1970 merger to win eight consecutive games immediately following an 0-2 start. … DJ Hayden ran back a fumbled snap by Chicago for a touchdown to give Detroit seven return TDs this season, tying a team record. The Lions also beat the Bears for the eighth time in nine games. … Minnesota’s Adam Thielen had 123 yards on six receptions in the Vikings’ 24-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams, giving him 916 yards this season. The only player in Vikings history to reach 900 yards receiving by the 10-game mark was Randy Moss, who did it in 2000 and 2003. … The Giants’ Eli Manning started his 209th consecutive game, moving into second place ahead of his brother, Peyton. Brett Favre holds the record of 297. … Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka set an NFL record by making his 13th consecutive field goal of 50 yards or longer during the third quarter of Buffalo’s 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He also tied the franchise record with his sixth 50-yard field goal of the season. … Philadelphia’s 37-9 win over Dallas was its eighth straight, the Eagles’ longest streak since 2003-04 and tied with New Orleans for the best current run in the NFL.
Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald (15,157) passed Tony Gonzalez (15,127) for the fifth-most yards receiving in NFL history. He also joined San Francisco’s Jerry Rice was the only players in league history to record 15,000 or more yards receiving with one team. … New Orleans’ Michael Thomas has 151 catches in 24 career games, joining Odell Beckham Jr. (176) and Anquan Boldin (154) as the only players in NFL history with at least 150 catches in his first 25 career games. … New England’s Tom Brady became the first quarterback with 300-yard games in three countries, throwing for 339 in a 33-8 win over Oakland in Mexico City. Brady has also passed for 300 yards or more twice in London and 79 times in the United States.
With a 33-8 win over Oakland, the New England Patriots improved to 8-2 and clinched their 17th straight season without a losing record, tying the 1957-73 Cleveland Browns for the second-longest streak in NFL history. Dallas has the record with 21 straight from 1965-85.
Baltimore’s 23-0 victory over the Green Bay Packers was its third shutout of the season. The Ravens last accomplished the feat when the Ray Lewis-led defense had four shutouts for the Super Bowl-winning team in 2000. The last NFL team to have three was New England in 2003. The Packers were last shut out on Nov. 19, 2006, when then-starter Brett Favre left with an elbow injury in the first half of a 35-0 loss to New England.
The Cleveland Browns fell to 1-25 under coach Hue Jackson with a 19-7 loss to Jacksonville. They are 4-43 since Nov. 30, 2014 — the worst 47-game stretch in NFL history.
IT’S BEEN A WHILE
Cincinnati’s 20-17 win over the Broncos on Sunday was the Bengals’ first victory in Denver since 1975, when franchise founder Paul Brown was their head coach. That snapped the Bengals’ 10-game losing streak in Denver and sent the Broncos to their sixth straight loss, their longest skid in 27 years.
Houston inducted Andre Johnson as the inaugural member of the Texans Ring of Honor. Johnson spent 12 seasons in Houston and is the team’s leader in yards receiving (13,597), receptions (1,012) and touchdown receptions (64). He was given a red jacket and feted with a halftime ceremony attended by dozens of former Texans. “I just wanted to come here and play. Just do things the right way,” Johnson said. “I just wanted to be a good football player.”
Casey Hayward made two of the Chargers’ five interceptions during an awful first half by Buffalo rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman, and Los Angeles cruised to a 54-24 victory over the slumping Bills on Sunday. Korey Toomer returned Peterman’s first interception 59 yards for a touchdown on Buffalo’s opening drive. Tre Boston and Trevor Williams had the Chargers’ other picks. Peterman was pulled from his first NFL start with a 37-7 halftime deficit after just 14 pass attempts for the Bills.
With Jacksonville’s 19-7 win at Cleveland, the Jaguars are 7-3 and leading their division after 10 games for the first time since 1999, when they were atop the AFC Central at 9-1. It’s a stunning turnaround for a team that went 3-13 last year and wasn’t expected to do much. Jacksonville has won four straight, its longest winning streak since 2007.
Miami quarterback Jay Cutler left the Dolphins’ 30-20 loss to Tampa Bay with at least his third concussion over the past seven years. Miami linebacker Chase Allen and Tampa Bay right guard Evan Smith also suffered concussions. … Houston running back D’Onta Foreman suffered a leg injury after scoring on a 34-yard run against the Cardinals. Texans trainers looked at Foreman for a few minutes before a cart arrived on the field, and Foreman was driven to the locker room. The severity of the injury wasn’t immediately known. … Washington running back Chris Thompson broke his right fibula in the third quarter of the Redskins’ 34-31 overtime loss at New Orleans after his leg was caught awkwardly under Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. … Chicago linebacker Leonard Floyd was carted off after trying to defend a rushing play against Detroit. … Green Bay lost defensive lineman Kenny Clark, who was taken off on the cart in the Packers’ 23-0 loss to Baltimore. Clay Matthews hurt his groin in the first half. … Buffalo lost recently acquired wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a right knee injury after a 20-yard catch on the Bills’ opening drive in a 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Buffalo safety Micah Hyde injured his knee early in the second half.
“It was just a fiesta all over the field.” — New England tight end Rob Gronkowski after the Patriots cruised to a 33-8 victory over Oakland in Mexico City.
“I am trying to win. These players are trying to win. … This team is in games. This team is hanging around games. The defense is playing good. The offense will make a play here and there. We just do not make enough NFL plays to win the game. That is what we have to do, and we have to do it better.” — Cleveland coach Hue Jackson, who dropped to 1-25 with the Browns after a 19-7 loss to Jacksonville.