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NFL ROUNDUP: Montgomery’s Run Caps Lions’ Rally Past Bears for 31-26 Win



Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown (14) jumps on running back David Montgomery (5) after Montgomery’s 1-yard rushing touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — David Montgomery ran for a 1-yard touchdown with 29 seconds left against his former team, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 31-26 victory over Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

The NFC North-leading Lions (8-2) overcame four turnovers, including Jared Goff’s season-high three interceptions, and a 12-point deficit over the last 3:06.

Detroit has its best record through 10 games since 1962, giving the franchise a shot to win a division title for the first time in three decades.

The Bears (3-8) blew chances to win consecutive games for the first time in nearly two years.


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Lucas Havrisik made a 22-yard field goal with 1:31 to play for Los Angeles, which held on to beat Seattle when Jason Myers missed a 55-yard attempt with 3 seconds left.

Matthew Stafford passed for 190 yards in his return from injury and led two scoring drives in the fourth-quarter comeback by the Rams (4-6), who snapped their three-game losing streak with their second win over the Seahawks (6-4) this season.


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen threw three touchdown passes and Buffalo scored on six of its first eight possessions to rout New York.

With new offensive coordinator Joe Brady replacing the fired Ken Dorsey, the Bills (6-5) snapped a two-game skid and topped 25 points for the first time in seven weeks. That ended the team’s worst such drought since a six-game run during Allen’s rookie season in 2018.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — DaRon Bland tied an NFL record with his fourth pick-6 of the season, Dak Prescott threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns, and Dallas trounced Carolina for its fourth win in five games.

Bland made a diving interception of Bryce Young near the sideline early in the fourth quarter, got up and raced 31 yards for a touchdown and a 30-10 lead. He tied a record shared by Philadelphia’s Eric Allen (1993), Kansas City’s Jim Kearney (1972) and Houston’s Ken Houston (1971).


SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Brock Purdy threw a 76-yard strike to Brandon Aiyuk for one of his three touchdown passes, and San Francisco beat Tampa Bay.

Purdy also threw a 4-yard TD pass to Christian McCaffrey and a 3-yarder to George Kittle to help the 49ers (7-3) post a second straight lopsided win following a three-game losing streak.


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey had two of Miami’s three interceptions, including a pick in the end zone that put the game away with 22 seconds left, and the Dolphins overcame three turnovers of their own to beat Las Vegas.

With the Raiders driving toward a potential tying score, Ramsey intercepted a pass from rookie Aidan O’Connell intended for Tre Tucker, ending a rare game in which Miami’s defense outshined its offense.


HOUSTON (AP) — Standout rookie C.J. Stroud threw for 336 yards with two touchdowns, and Houston Texans overcame his season-high three interceptions to beat Arizona.

The Texans (6-4) have doubled their win total from last season and have won three games in a row for the first time since a nine-game streak in 2018.


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Love threw for 322 yards and found Romeo Doubs for a 24-yard touchdown with 2:33 left to give Green Bay the win over Los Angeles.

Love went 27 of 40 and became the first Packer to throw for more than 300 yards since Aaron Rodgers had a 341-yard day against the Chicago Bears on Dec. 12, 2021. Love’s other touchdown pass was an 11-yarder to Christian Watson with 4 seconds left in the third quarter.


LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Sam Howell threw three interceptions among six turnovers for Washington, which may have reached the low point of coach Ron Rivera’s tenure with the loss to last-place New York.

Undrafted quarterback Tommy DeVito picked up his first NFL win in his second start as the Giants (3-8) beat the Commanders (4-7) for the second time this season. Washington has lost seven of nine.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw two touchdown passes to Calvin Ridley, and Jacksonville rebounded from its worst loss of the season by drubbing Tennessee.

Ridley finished with seven catches for 103 yards, finding the end zone twice for the first time with the Jaguars (7-3). Lawrence also ran for two scores for the first time in his three NFL seasons, becoming the first player in franchise history with two TD passes and two rushing scores in the same game.


DENVER (AP) — Courtland Sutton’s leaping 15-yard touchdown catch with 1:03 remaining powered the Denver Broncos to a 21-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night, ending the NFL’s longest winning streak at five games.

The Broncos (5-5) now own the league’s longest winning streak at four.

Sutton outleapt cornerback Mekhi Blackmon, who had his eyes on an interception of Russell Wilson’s high throw. A failed 2-point try kept the Vikings within a point and needing a field goal to win it.

The Broncos’ defense — which produced three more takeaways, giving Denver a dozen over its last three games — didn’t allow the Vikings to get out of their own side of the field.

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