Vikings get critical Allen turnovers, stun Bills 33-30 in OT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Peterson intercepted Josh Allen with 1:12 left in overtime to finally end a sloppy, yet thrilling back-and-forth game between two of the NFL’s best teams, and the Minnesota Vikings completed their rally from a 17-point second-half deficit to beat the Buffalo Bills 33-30. The Vikings took advantage of three turnovers by Allen in the fourth quarter and overtime, pulling ahead late in regulation when he mishandled a snap and fumbled in the end zone. Greg Joseph put the Vikings ahead to stay by hitting a 33-yard field goal with 3:42 left in overtime. Kirk Cousins threw for 357 yards, and Justin Jefferson had a monster game with 10 catches for 193 yards for the NFC North-leading Vikings.
Matt Ryan, interim coach Saturday rally Colts past Raiders
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Matt Ryan got his job back as the Colts’ starter under TV analyst-turned-interim coach Jeff Saturday. The veteran quarterback delivered a 35-yard touchdown pass to Parris Campbell to lead Indianapolis to a 25-20 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. The touchdown with 5:07 left came shortly after the 37-year-old quarterback converted a third-and-3 with a 39-yard run to the Raiders’ 36-yard line. His play helped give Saturday his first victory. It also handed the Raiders their third loss in a row and will increase the scrutiny on first-year coach Josh McDaniels
AP Top 25: No. 1 UGA leads unchanged top 5; Ducks, UCLA slip
No. 1 Georgia leads an unchanged top five in The Associated Press college football poll. The rest of the Top 25 has been shuffled around after eight ranked teams lost. The Bulldogs received all but one of the 63 first-place votes in the AP Top 25 for the second straight week. No. 2 Ohio State received the other first-place vote. No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 TCU and No. 5 Tennessee held their spots after victories Saturday, with only the Horned Frogs facing a real challenge. Oregon losing at home to Washington and UCLA losing at home to Arizona has shaken up the rest of the top 10.
Chiefs WR Smith-Schuster placed in concussion protocol
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was ruled out for the rest of Kansas City’s game against the Jaguars after a scary hit by Jacksonville safety Andre Cisco left him in the concussion protocol. Smith-Schuster was coming across the middle to catch a pass from Patrick Mahomes when Cisco hit him high, drawing flags from the officials. Smith-Schuster was left motionless on the turf with his hands momentarily frozen in a scene reminiscent of the concussion sustained by Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa earlier this season.
Tagovailoa stays hot, throws for 3 TDs, Dolphins rout Browns
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa maintained his scorching form since his return from a concussion, throwing three touchdown passes as the Miami Dolphins beat the Cleveland Browns 39-17 for their fourth straight win. In a game that was a blowout by the fourth quarter, Tagovailoa connected with three receivers for his third straight three-touchdown game. Since returning in Week 7, Tagovailoa has 10 TD passes and no interceptions. He finished with 285 yards on 25-of-32 passing Sunday. Jeff Wilson rushed for 119 yards on 17 carries as the Dolphins finished with 491 yards of offense. Jacoby Brissett threw for 212 yards and a touchdown for Cleveland.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott to miss 2nd straight game Sunday
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott won’t play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. It’s the second straight game the two-time NFL rushing champion has missed due to a knee injury. Elliott’s absence likely means a greater workload for Tony Pollard. Pollard rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries when Elliott was sidelined for the Cowboys’ 49-29 victory over the Chicago Bears on Oct. 30. The Cowboys haven’t played since. Green Bay will have offensive tackle David Bakhtiari and wide receiver Amari Rodgers available after both players were listed as questionable.
Bucs, Seahawks praise ‘electric’ atmosphere at Munich game
MUNICH (AP) — Even in defeat, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll could recognize the special experience of participating in the NFL’s first regular-season game in Germany. Seattle and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a Bavarian welcome both in the days leading up to the game and during it, highlighted by an energetic capacity crowd of 69,811 at Allianz Arena singing together in the final minutes of the game and afterward. The Buccaneers beat the Seahawks 21-16, but both sides seemed to appreciate the historic nature of the event.
Nelly Korda rallies to win Pelican and returns to No. 1
BELLEAIR, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda’s first LPGA Tour victory of the year is taking her back to No. 1 in the world. Korda won the Pelican Women’s Championship after a duel with Lexi Thompson. Korda pulled ahead with two late birdies and shot 64. Thompson couldn’t catch her. Korda was emotional after her round because it’s been a tough year. She missed four months with a blood clot in her left arm and has struggled to regain her form. But she won the Pelican Women’s Championship for the second straight year. And she is No. 1 again. That’s where she started the year.
Alker claims Schwab Cup by finishing 3rd behind Harrington
PHOENIX (AP) — Steven Alker shot 3-under 68 to finish third behind record-setting Padraig Harrington in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, completing his climb from career journeyman to champion of the PGA Tour Champions. Harrington needed to win and have Alker finish outside the top five to claim the season-long Charles Schwab Cup in his second season on the 50-and-over tour. The 51-year-old Irishman took care of the winning by shooting 6-under 65 at Phoenix Country Club. Harrington finished at 27-under 257 to break the PGA Tour Champions 72-hole record of 258 set by Tom Lehman at the 2012 Schwab Cup Championship. The 27 under matches the record set by Jack Nicklaus at the 1990 Kaulig Companies Championship.
Finau sails to 4-shot victory in Houston, 3rd win of year
HOUSTON (AP) — Tony Finau has won the Houston Open and it was never in doubt. For a guy who once had a hard time winning, this one was easy. Finau had a four-shot lead going into the final round. He led by as many as eight shots along the back nine. Finau shot a 69 and won by four shots over Tyson Alexander. Finau won for the third time this year. He now has four PGA Tour victories in his last 30 starts. He won only one time in his first 185 starts on the PGA Tour.