NFL wrap: Brady curses teammates over Steelers loss; Flight shock packs

Mitch Trubesky came in to replace the injured Kenny Pickett and threw a six-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, and a poor Pittsburgh Steelers defense set him up in a stunning 20-18 victory over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sundays.

The Steelers (2-4) snapped a four-game losing streak by relying on a largely unknown defense that nearly missed his junior start.

Brady struggled to cash in on an offensive streak that he struggled to defend. The 45-year-old criticized the streak for a poor performance against a team that had only three sacks in the last four games.

Tom Brady with some words to his offensive line. pic.twitter.com/qBqjD7vfKg

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“You’re so much better than the way you play,” Brady told his followers before unleashing more insults.

He completed 25 of 40 passes for 243 yards and an 11-yard drop to Leonard Fortnite with 4:38 left to cut Pittsburgh’s lead to two. Steelers quarterback Devin Bush broke up his two-point conversion attempt and Pittsburgh ran behind Trubisky without a clock to avoid their first 1-5 start since 1988.

Buffalo Bills 24-20 Kansas City Chiefs

Josh Allen threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns, including a go-ahead layup for Dawson Knox with 1:04 left, and the Buffalo Bills defeated the Kansas City Chiefs to get some revenge for their epic overtime loss in last year’s playoffs.

Stefon Diggs had 10 catches for 148 yards and a touchdown, and Gabe Davis also had a TD after torching Kansas City for four of them in January, as the Bills (5-1) eventually emerged from Arrowhead Stadium victorious . In addition to losing the league last year, the Bills ended their season against Kansas City in the previous game for the AFC title. Patrick Mahomes had one last chance to rally the Chiefs (4-2) in the final minute. But after an incomplete pass, Buffalo cornerback Taron Johnson bounced the pass from Mahomes to Skye Moore and picked it off with 51 seconds left.

Dallas Cowboys 17-26 Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles kept their perfect record on the season after beating their NFC East rival, the Dallas Cowboys, on Sunday Night Football.

The Eagles jumped out to a 20-3 lead in the first half and stopped the comeback of the Cowboys (4-2), who got as close as 20-17 in the fourth quarter. The Eagles defense was suffocating and he intercepted Cooper Rush three times. Jalen Hurts was solid for Philly, dropping two for 155 yards.

New York Jets 27-10 Green Bay Packers

Bryce Hall ran for 116 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown, Gates sacked Aaron Rodgers four times and New York won its third straight with a 27-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

The Jets (4-2) had their best six-game start since 2015, when they were also 4-2 before finishing with a 10-6 record. New York has not reached the playoffs since the 2010 season, the longest active drought in the NFL. Green Bay (3-3) has lost back-to-back regular-season games in the same season for the first time since head coach Matt Lafleur arrived in 2019.

Baltimore Ravens 20-24 New York Giants

Julian Love’s interception and a 27-yard return brought Saquon Barkley’s one-yard touchdown with 1:43 left, and the New York Giants rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Pattimore Ravens.

The New York defense, led by former Baltimore coordinator Wink Martindale, was forced into two turnovers late in the fourth quarter by Lamar Jackson. After Barkley’s go-ahead, rookie Kevin Tibodo was fired and forced into his turmoil as the Ravens (3-3) collapsed for the third time late this season, giving the Giants (5-1) another shock win. Led by new coach Brian Dabol, the Giants have already surpassed their 2021 win total.

Cincinnati Bengals 30-26 New Orleans Saints

Joe Borough had three touchdowns and rushed for 19 yards for a score, and the Cincinnati Bengals (3-3) rallied to defeat the New Orleans Saints (2-4). Two touchdowns went from Burrow to Ja’Marr Chase, just like the last time the pair played in college in the Superdome in a National Championship win with LSU. The second came on a quick pass down the left sideline as Chase turned 60 yards and scored the go-ahead score with 1:57 to go on a play as the star receiver pulled away from cornerback Bradley Robbie before hitting safety.of Terran Mathieu.

Joe Burrow runs downhill for the Bengals at the Superdome. Photo: Gerald Herbert/The Associated Press

Minnesota Vikings 24-16 Miami Dolphins

Dalphin Cook struggled in the fourth quarter to secure a 53-yard drive, and the Minnesota Vikings (5-1) defeated the Miami Dolphins (3-3). Cook was quiet most of the afternoon until he got his goal back with a 3:25 lead over Minnesota in the second moment.

New England Patriots 38-15 Cleveland Browns

Rookie Backup Bailey Zappe threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns in his third NFL game, Bill Belichick tied George Halas for second on the all-time hit list with 324, and the New England Patriots buried the Cleveland Browns.

Zappe, starting his second game in place of the injured Mac Jones, threw TD passes to Tyquan Thornton and Hunter Henry in the second half as the Patriots (3-3) pulled away from the skinny Browns (2-4). Ramondry Stephenson rushed for New England twice. Zabby completed 24 of 34 passes on the week after throwing for 188 yards and a touchdown in his first start last week in a 29-0 win over Detroit.

Carolina Panthers 10-24 Rams Los Angeles

Matthew Stafford passed for 253 yards, Daryl Henderson and guard Ben Skoronic rushed for second-half touchdowns, and the Los Angeles Rams started their game with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Allen Robinson caught a TD pass for the defending Super Bowl champion Rams (3-3), who recovered from back-to-back losses and another injury before his offensive streak to make Steve Wilkes’ interim debut head coach to destroy the Panthers.

Arizona Cardinals 9-19 Seattle Seahawks

Rookie Kenneth Walker rushed on third down for an 11-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter and the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks (3-3) jumped into a share of the lead in the NFC West. A Michigan State second-round pick, Walker took over from Seattle again due to Rashad Penny’s season-ending broken leg. He had a season-high 21 carries for 97 yards.

Jacksonville Jaguars 27-34 Indianapolis Colts

Matt Ryan threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Alec Pierce 17 seconds into the game, leading the Indianapolis Colts to a 34-27 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The win ends Indy’s two-game skid against its South Asian rival and marks the third time this season that Ryan has led the Colts (3-2-1) from behind to victory. It is the Jaguars’ fifth defeat in a row in Indy (2-4). The home team has won 11 in a row in this series.

Ryan followed a very different script in this game than in the previous five. Instead of relying on the ground game, the Colts asked the 15-year veteran to lean heavily on short, quick throws, and it worked. He finished with a franchise-record 42 completions in 58 attempts with three touchdowns and 389 yards passing. Dan Marino is seventh on the NFL’s all-time rushing yards list.

San Francisco 49ers 14-28 Atlanta Falcons

Marcus Mariota threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another touchdown against NFL defenses, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a win over the San Francisco 49ers. He finished with 129 yards in the air in the conservative passing game in Atlanta, and also rushed for 50 yards on six carries. The Niners (3-3) couldn’t get past two Jimmy Garoppolo interceptions and the fumble that sent the Falcons back to relegation.

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