NFL Week 1: Cowboys lose to Brady and Bucs, plus other surprise finishes

NFL Week 1: Cowboys lose to Brady and Bucs, plus other surprise finishes

Week 1 of NFL continued Sunday with an action-packed slate that included five games decided by three runs or less, two games that went to overtime and one that ended in a tie.

Related: NFL Week 1: Bills dominate Rams in season opener

Here are the best games from Sunday’s action.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19, Dallas Cowboys 3


Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons knocked Tom Brady into the red zone as the Buccaneers struggled to find a rhythm early in this one.


Brady threw the 625th touchdown of his NFL career to Mike Evans as the Bucs extended their lead, 19-3.

Trouble in Dallas

There was nothing the Cowboys could do on Sunday, and things only got worse when QB Dak Prescott left the game and headed to the locker room to get x-rays on that right hand.

New Orleans Saints 27, Atlanta Falcons 26

Welcome to ATL!

Newly minted Atlanta QB Marcus Mariota scored his first touchdown as a Falcon on a two-yard run, giving the home team a 23-10 third quarter lead.

star power

In the end, the Saints came back and defeated the Falcons, courtesy of QB Jameis Winston’s game-winning 47-yard drive, which ended in a field goal. Winston finished with 269 passing yards and two touchdowns.

Jameis Winston leads winning drive from 47 yards

The New Orleans Saints came back and defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 27-26, on the road after Jameis Winston led the offense on a game-winning 47-yard drive.

Chicago Bears 19, San Francisco 49ers 10

quick six

Deebo Samuel charged into the end zone on a six-yard touchdown run, giving San Francisco the first lead.

Chicago takes over

Unfortunately for the Niners, they couldn’t hold the lead for long. The Bears took over when Equanimeous St. Brown landed an 18-yard touchdown pass from Justin Fields, capping a 10-play, 83-yard drive.

Philadelphia Eagles 38, Detroit Lions 35

methodical walk

The Lions scored first, thanks to a 1-yard run from Jamaal Williams to cap a 9-play, 75-yard drive.

Pick six for Philadelphia!

Both teams went back and forth, but things turned Philadelphia’s way when James Bradberry knocked out Jared Goff and brought him back 27 yards from home.

Washington Commanders 28, Jacksonville Jaguars 22

Dynamic Duo

Commanders rookie Jahan Dotson scored his first NFL touchdown on a short pass from QB Carson Wentz.

jags are coming

James Robinson rushed 11 yards for a Jacksonville score, good for the fourth quarter advantage.

Minnesota Vikings 23, Green Bay Packers 7

Double trouble

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins ​​hit Justin Jefferson for a 36-yard touchdown, good for his second of the day. Minnesota continued to dominate from start to finish.

New York Giants 21, Tennessee Titans 20

Without fear

After a back-and-forth battle, New York took a fourth-quarter lead over Tennessee with a successful two-point conversion, as QB Daniel Jones got the ball to play running back Saquon Barkley.

Miami Dolphins 20, New England Patriots 7

drop pennies

Jaylen Waddle landed a 42-yard touchdown pass from QB Tua Tagovailoa, giving Miami 17 points in the first half. The Dolphins went on to win with ease.

Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Cincinnati Bengals 20 (OT)


Pittsburgh entered the board early when Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick took out Bengals QB Joe Burrow.


After a marathon of overtime and a string of missed field goals, Pittsburgh finally sealed the deal with a 53-yard field goal from Chris Boswell.

Indianapolis Colts 20, Houston Texans 20 (OT)

Warm up in H-Town

OJ Howard got his first touchdown reception in the NFL on a 16-yard dart from Texans quarterback Davis Mills.


Colts QB Matt Ryan connected with Michael Pittman Jr. on a 15-yard pass, tying the game with 1:54 remaining. After a hard-fought overtime period, things ended tied at 20 points apiece.

Cleveland Browns 26, Carolina Panthers 24

Rough start

Browns safety Grant Delpit intercepted a deep ball thrown by former Cleveland QB Baker Mayfield.

Cleveland wins

Browns rookie kicker Cade York sealed the victory on a 58-yard field goal with just eight seconds left.

Baltimore Ravens 24, New York Jets 10

Play games

Ravens’ Devin Duvernay’s dazzling 25-yard touchdown gave Baltimore a quick boost against the Jets.

Kansas City Chiefs 44, Arizona Cardinals 21

Take control

Patrick Mahomes connected with tight end Jody Fortson to extend the Chiefs’ lead, 30-7.

Los Angeles Chargers 24, Las Vegas Raiders 19

Close the gap

Derek Carr sparked with Davante Adams for the former Packer’s first touchdown as a Raider.

Answer the call

Justin Herbert found tight end Gerald Everett for an 18-yard score, giving the Chargers a 24-10 lead.

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