Another week, another slice of history for Tom Brady.
The 45-year-old NFL legend became the first quarterback to rush for 100,000 yards in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 16-13 win over the Los Angeles Rams in the clash of the last two Super champions Bowl.
The Buffalo Bills suffered a surprise loss to the New York Jets, while Aaron Rodgers’ nightmare season got even worse as the Green Bay Packers were hampered by the Detroit Lions.
Halfway through the season, in another week of close games and spectacular delays, the Los Angeles Chargers won with the last kick of the game, and the Minnesota Vikings did something similar to pass quietly. at 7-1 and the second best record in the league.
Patrick Mahomes produced more prime-time magic as he coached the Kansas City Chiefs to a 20-17 overtime win over the tough Tennessee Titans, throwing for 446 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 63 yards and a score .
Mahomes is the first modern NFL player to combine 400 passing yards and a touchdown with 60 rushing yards and a touchdown as he showed why the 6-2 Chiefs continue to be Super Bowl contenders as long as he’s a quarterback.
Brady breaks 100,000 mark in record win
Seven-time Super Bowl champion Brady didn’t have much to smile about this season, and it looked like a similar story when he won the ball with the Bucs four points down with just 44 seconds left. .
The Rams had Brady bottled up all night, but he produced a classic drive to throw the game-winning touchdown pass to Cade Otton with nine seconds left.
It was a record 55th win for Brady, to go along with his incredible run. Considering they’ve come to his 23rd season and 374th game, both will take some knocks.
“It was awesome,” Brady said of ending a three-game losing streak that was his worst in 20 years.
On reaching 100,116 passing yards, he said: “It’s a credit to all the guys I’ve played with – I haven’t caught a single ball. I’ve had a lot of cool things – I set the sack record a few weeks ago – so it’s good to follow it up with a significant plus.”
The Rams are now in deep trouble, but the Bucs lead their division despite trailing just 4-5 as they fly to Munich for the NFL’s regular season opener in Germany next week.
Brady will face a Seattle Seahawks team that improved to 6-3 as their 31-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals made it four straight wins.
Rodgers nightmare continues as Packers lose five in a row
Rodgers had one of the worst games of his career throwing three interceptions for only the fifth time, and the first since 2017.
The Packers’ season also hit a new low in the 15-9 loss at Detroit.
The Lions entered the game with just one win and the league’s worst defense, but held the consecutive reigning MVP to single digits, with Rodgers cutting a frustrated figure throughout.
At 3-6, the Packers could see their play-off hopes ended sooner rather than later with games against the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles to come.
Green Bay is already well behind NFC North leaders Minnesota Vikings, who overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Washington Commanders 20-17.
That made it six straight wins for Minnesota – all by a single score. They now have a solid four-game lead over the Packers and Chicago Bears in the NFC North and look ready for the play-offs.
Jets upset Bills in AFC East powerhouse
The Jets showed that, defensively at least, they are a force to be reckoned with by knocking out MVP candidate Josh Allen and his Super Bowl favorites, the Bills, in a shock 20-17 victory.
Buffalo’s five-game winning streak was snapped by Robert Saleh’s young Jets team, which held the Bills to under 20 points for only the second time this season — their only two losses.
“We are too young to back down,” Saleh said. “I know a lot of people are going to be surprised, right? I don’t think there’s a surprised person in the dressing room.”
The Bills fell to 6-2 but remain top of the division, while the Jets are 6-3 alongside the Miami Dolphins, who were again impressive on offense as they survived a 35-32 shootout with the Chicago Bears.
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw for three touchdowns as receivers Tyreek Hill and Jalen Waddle again had huge games with a touchdown apiece and combined for 228 yards to remain the league’s biggest receiving threats.
Justin Fields had quite the game for the Bears with three touchdown passes and the most regular season rushing yards for a quarterback in history, with his total of 178 eclipsed only by Colin Kaepernick’s 181 during the 2012 dams.
In the league’s toughest division, the New England Patriots are still there at 5-4 after another defensive masterclass from head coach Bill Belichick helped them fire the quarterback Sam Ehlinger nine times in a 26-3 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Mixon scores five touchdowns as Bengals go wild
Running back Joe Mixon ran for four touchdowns and caught another from Joe Burrow as the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Carolina Panthers 42-21, with the game nearly over at halftime as the hosts led 35-0.
Mixon, who later said he no longer has touchdown celebrations, is the first player in 20 years to go for 150 yards and score four touchdowns in the first half. He finished with 211 yards as the Bengals rebounded from Monday’s terrible loss to the Cleveland Browns.
LA Chargers kicker Cameron Dicker scored a game-winning field goal from 37 yards in their 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons – just three days after signing for the team.
Dicker also kicked the Philadelphia Eagles winner in his only other game of the season.
After failing to score against the New Orleans Saints last week, the Las Vegas Raiders found a new way to lose this week by blowing a 17-point lead to fall 27-20 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. .
Ravens beat Saints for third straight win
Kenyan Drake scored two touchdowns as the Baltimore Ravens beat the New Orleans Saints 27-13 for their third straight win.
Running back Drake came close for scoring in the second and fourth quarters as the Ravens went 6-3 to lead the AFC North.
Baltimore’s defense was boosted by the debut of linebacker Roquan Smith, who was acquired in a trade from Chicago last week, and the return of linebacker Tyus Bowser, who hadn’t played this season due to injury. to the Achilles tendon.
They helped keep the Saints out of the end zone for more than 55 minutes, limiting them to 243 total yards — including just 48 yards rushing — with four sacks.