Tennessee win division and take first place in AFC with Miami rout

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On a cold, rainy day, the Titans ran more than they threw. Tannehill was 13 of 18 for 120 yards and a 127.1 passer rating against the team that drafted him eighth overall in 2012 before trading him to Tennessee in March 2019. Tannehill is 31-15 as a starting from the Titans, with three consecutive places in the playoffs.

D’Onta Foreman ran for 132 yards and a touchdown, and Dontrell Hilliard ran for a 39-yard touchdown as the Titans scored 10 points on a pair of Tua Tagovailoa turnovers.

The Titans have also sacked Tagovailoa four times – a season high for the Dolphins quarterback. David Long, the draft linebacker with Miami’s included sixth-round pick in Tannehill’s trade, knocked out Tagovailoa with 2:49 left to set up the Hilliard TD.

Miami became the first team in NFL history to earn seven straight wins after a seven-game skid. The increase helped push the Dolphins to the third and final wildcard spot in the AFC, but their loss and the Chargers defeating Denver later on Sunday knocked them (along with the Browns and Broncos) out of the playoffs.

“Whenever you don’t have the performance you are looking for you are disappointed,” said Miami coach Brian Flores.

Tagovailoa was 18 of 38 for 205 yards, the kind of performance that won’t help doubt he’s the quarterback to lead Miami to the playoffs.

“At the end of the day, I can control what I can control, and it will be the best version of myself for this team,” Tagovailoa said. “We have to move on to the next game at this point. We’ll take a look at the mistakes we made, make some corrections, and move on. “

Packers 37, Vikings 10 – Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes, AJ Dillon ran for two more scores and host Green Bay (13-3) finished the NFC No.1 seed while knocking out Minnesota (7-9 ) playoffs. The Packers are the only NFL team with an unbeaten home record and have a chance of reaching the Super Bowl without leaving Lambeau Field. Rodgers scored 29 of 38 for 288 yards with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard and an 11-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams, who had 11 catches for 136 yards. His last six games, Rodgers have thrown 18 touchdown passes without an interception despite playing with an injured left little finger. Minnesota played without quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​after being placed on the reserve / COVID-19 roster on Friday.

Bills 29, Falcons 15 – In Orchard Park, NY, Buffalo (10-6) nabbed a playoff berth and won another AFC East title when Devin Singletary scored two rushing touchdowns in the second half to make up for a botched Josh Allen, who was chosen by Atlanta (7-9) over three straight possessions covering halftime. The QB rushed for two touchdowns on snow-covered terrain, though the Bills then lost that 14-2 lead in the first quarter. The game wasn’t decided until the Falcons got a 7-yard rushing score from Matt Ryan with 6:07 remaining reversed on replay, made worse by the fact that Ryan was flagged for taunting. Officials ruled that Ryan’s knee had fallen to 1. The taunt penalty then pushed Atlanta back to the 16, where Ryan threw incompletions into the end zone on the third and fourth down.

Cardinals 25, Cowboys 22 – In Arlington, TX, Kyler Murray threw two touchdown passes at Antoine Wesley and Arizona (11-5) ended their three-game slippage while stopping NFC champion East Dallas (11-5 ) after four straight wins, although the Cardinals remain one game behind the Rams in NFC West. Dak Prescott threw for three touchdowns, the last 4 yards for Amari Cooper with 4:42 left that – with a 2-point conversion – brought the Cowboys down to under three. But they never recovered the ball, unable to challenge a potential fumble and a recovery on Arizona’s next drive because Dallas had no time out. Prescott also lost a fumble when the Cowboys dropped eight points early in the fourth quarter, establishing the last of Matt Prater’s four field goals for a 25-14 lead in Arizona.

Rams 20, Ravens 19 –Matthew Stafford had three turnovers to guide a fourth-quarter rally in Baltimore, hitting Odell Beckham Jr. for a first conversion on fourth and 5, then for a 7-yard touchdown with 57 seconds left, to push Los Angeles ( 12-4) on the cusp of his second straight NFC West title. Facing exhausted defense, Stafford was intercepted twice by Chuck Clark in the first half, and lost a fumble while being sacked in the third quarter. He still had enough to wipe out a 16-7 deficit and led the Rams for 75 yards after a Baltimore field goal took the lead to 19-14 with 4:33 to go. The Ravens (8-8) have lost five games in a row, with four losses for a total of 5 points, going from first place in the AFC to need a win next week against Pittsburgh and a lot of help. just to win a wild-sleeper card.

Buccaneers 28, Jets 24 – Antonio Brown was sent off from the Buccaneers after a bizarre, shirtless exit from the field before Tom Brady coldly led Tampa Bay (12-4) on a 93-yard drive in the dying minutes to beat New York again (4- 12) at East Rutherford, NJ Trailing, 24-10, as Brown collapsed in the third quarter, Brady connected with Cameron Brate for a touchdown on the fourth and the 4-goal shortly after Brown’s exit , and finished the rally with a 33-yard connection with Cyril Grayson with 15 seconds remaining. Brady finished 34 of 50 for 410 yards, all three touchdowns and one interception. Tampa Bay stuffed Jets QB Zach Wilson in fourth and 2-7 for no win with New York 24-20 and trying to seal the win, giving Brady and Tampa Bay the ball with 2:12 left.

Chargers 34, Broncos 13 – In Inglewood, Calif., Justin Herbert threw two touchdowns, Andre Roberts returned a 101-yard kick for a score and Los Angeles (9-7) slipped back to last place among the AFC jokers, establishing a winner-made the playoffs in Las Vegas next Sunday. Herbert’s first was with 14 seconds left in the first half on an 8-yard throw to Keenan Allen to give the Bolts a 17-0 lead. The second was early in the fourth on a 45-yard touchdown to Mike Williams. Brandon McManus had a career-long 61 yard field goal on the final play of the first half. Denver (7-9), who twice missed both the fourth and the inside goal of the LA 5-yard line, has been eliminated from the playoffs and is assured of their fifth consecutive losing season.

Eagles 20, Washington 16 – In Landover, Md., Jalen Hurts showed no ill effects from a recent ankle injury, Boston Scott rushed for two touchdowns and Philadelphia (9-7) clinched a playoff berth when Green Bay beat Minnesota on Sunday night. Hurts ran six times for 45 yards and was 17 of 26 passes for 214 yards. With Miles Sanders out with a broken left hand, the league’s best rushing offense was limited to 3.4 yards per carry, the season’s lowest, but his defense eventually reached Taylor Heinicke and helped wipe out a 16-7 deficit. Jake Elliott scored 42 and 41 yards in the fourth quarter, and Rodney McLeod knocked out Heinicke in the end zone with 24 seconds left to seal it. Rookie Jaret Patterson rushed for his second career touchdown for Washington, which lost its fourth straight game after a four-game winning streak.

49ers 23, Texans 7 – In Santa Clara, Calif., Rookie Trey Lance threw two touchdown passes in the second half with Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined by a thumb injury, and San Francisco (9-7) ensured he was in. playoffs with a win next week over the Rams. Lance overcame an interception in the first half of his second career start, as Houston (4-12) was limited to 222 yards on offense. Lance went 16 for 23 for 249 yards, with his biggest play in the fourth quarter, when he rolled right and then threw deep into the middle of Deebo Samuel, who caught him for a 45-yard touchdown that put the 49ers up, 17 -sept.

Saints 18, Panthers 10 – Alvin Kamara turned a short New Orleans first touchdown pass into over 11 quarterbacks, Brett Maher had four field goals and the Saints (8-8) beat Carolina (5-11) to stay mathematically alive in the hunt for an NFC Generic Location. Taysom Hill completed 17 of 28 passes for 222 yards and also led the Saints on the ground with 45 yards while playing behind an offensive line missing four season opener. The defense did the rest, sacking Sam Darnold seven times as New Orleans won their third of four, and only their second this season in the Superdome.

Seahawks 51, Lions 29 – Rashaad Penny rushed for a career-high 170 yards and two touchdowns, Russell Wilson threw three of his four touchdown passes to DK Metcalf, and Seattle (6-10) closed their home schedule with the fifth 50-point game in franchise history and the first since 2012. Wilson finished 20 of 29 for 236 yards, while Metcalf had three career-high touchdowns. Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, however, injured his knee in Detroit’s first offensive play when he slipped and fell awkwardly while trying to defend a screen pass. He never came back. Amon-Ra St. Brown ran for a touchdown and caught another for the Lions (2-13-1).

Bear 29, Giants 3 – Robert Quinn broke Hall of Fame member Richard Dent’s franchise record with his 18th sack, and Chicago (6-10) beat New York (4-12) in what could have been the last game at home from Coach Matt Nagy. Trevis Gipson added two career-high sacks including a strip-sack in the first play of the scrum match, and Tashaun Gipson knocked out reserve quarterback Mike Glennon in the next possession. The two takeaways led to a score from David Montgomery and a touchdown from Darnell Mooney. The Giants lost their fifth straight game and established a season low in yards (151) for the second straight week despite Saquon Barkley rushing for 102 – the most for him since 2019.


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