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Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk is stopped just short of the end zone by Giants cornerback Fabian Moreau, left, and safety Julian Love, allowing New York to hold on for a 23-17 win Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Two Giants defenders tackled Jacksonville’s Christian Kirk inside the 1-yard line as time expired, preserving New York’s 23-17 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday to match their best start since 2008.

New York quarterback Daniel Jones ran for a career-high 107 yards and a touchdown, turning to his legs to carry the Giants (6-1) down the stretch. He ran for 35 yards on a go-ahead drive and capped it with a 1-yard plunge after consecutive penalties by Jacksonville moved the ball inches from the goal line.

Jacksonville had a final shot and reached the New York 1 on Trevor Lawrence’s pass to Kirk. But Julian Love and Xavier McKinney stopped Kirk short of the goal line, even as Jaguars players tried pushing the pile into the end zone.

Lawrence doubled over when Kirk came up short. The second-year quarterback finished 22 of 43 for 310 yards.

The Giants leaned on their ground game – despite being down two starting offensive linemen and their starting tight end – to win another close one. Their six victories have come by a combined 27 points, a small margin that contributed to them being three-point underdogs on the road against the reeling Jaguars (2-5).

Saquon Barkley finished with 107 yards on 24 carries, and Graham Gano kicked three field goals for the Giants.


JETS 16, BRONCOS 9: Rookie Breece Hall ran for a 62-yard touchdown before leaving because of a knee injury, and surprising New York (5-2) won its fourth straight by beating backup quarterback Brett Rypien and host Denver (2-5).

Rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner broke up Rypien’s fourth-down pass into the end zone to Courtland Sutton with just under 2 minutes remaining.

The Jets, who host New England next week, are off to their best start since 2010, have their first four-game winning streak since 2015, and already have surpassed their win total from last year, when they went 4-13. New York also improved to 4-0 on the road.

BUCCANEERS 21, PANTHERS 3: Tampa Bay (3-4) fell below .500 with a stunning loss at Carolina (2-5), which won despite playing with a third-string quarterback and interim head coach.

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady was 32 of 49 passing for 290 yards. One of those incompletions came when Mike Evans dropped a wide-open pass that would have been a 64-yard touchdown on the third play of the game.

Brady hasn’t had a losing record this far into a season since the 2002 New England Patriots dropped four straight games to reach 3-4. Brady has never been under .500 after eight games.


P.J. Walker threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns for Carolina. Tampa Bay’s defense allowed the Panthers to rush for 173 yards, three days after Carolina traded star running back Christian McCaffrey to the San Francisco 49ers.

COMMANDERS 23, PACKERS 21: Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay’s offense sputtered, penalties piled up at the most inopportune moments and the Packers (3-4) lost their third game in a row, falling at Washington (2-5) for their longest skid since 2018.

Nursing a sore thumb and out of sync with receivers, Rodgers was 23 of 35 for 194 yards, and the Packers went 0 of 6 on third down. Green Bay had just 232 total yards to Washington’s 364 and lost Allen Lazard to a shoulder injury.

The Packers had no third-down conversions for the first time since 1999.

Washington’s Taylor Heinicke, making his first start of the season in place of injured Carson Wentz, threw for two touchdowns and was 20 of 33 for 200 yards.

COWBOYS 24, LIONS 6: Ezekiel Elliott ran for two 1-yard touchdowns and Dak Prescott threw for a score in his return from injury, while Dallas (5-2) leaned on its defense again in a victory at home against Detroit (1-5).


The Cowboys recovered Jamaal Williams’ fumble inside their 1 with a four-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Jared Goff was responsible for four other Detroit turnovers – two interceptions and lost two fumbles.

Prescott was predictably ragged after missing five games because of a fractured right thumb. He finished 19 of 25 for 207 yards.

TITANS 19, COLTS 10: Andrew Adams returned an interception 76 yards for the first pick-6 of his career, and Tennessee (4-2) never trailed in beating visiting Indianapolis (3-3-1) for its second straight season sweep against its AFC South rival.

The reigning two-time division champion Titans won their fourth straight overall, and they’ve now beaten the Colts five straight and six of the last seven.

Randy Bullock matched his career high with four field goals, the last two providing Tennessee’s first points this season in the fourth quarter.

The Titans forced three turnovers, the last on Michael Pittman Jr.’s fumble with 3:22 left. Jeffery Simmons also had one of three sacks for Tennessee.


Derrick Henry helped seal the win with his third straight 100-yard rushing game, finishing with a season-high 128 yards on 30 carries.

RAVENS 23, BROWNS 20: Gus Edwards ran for two touchdowns in his first game back from a major knee injury, and Baltimore (4-3) avoided another fourth-quarter collapse, thanks to a couple huge penalties against visiting Cleveland (2-5).

A 2-yard touchdown run by Kareem Hunt cut Baltimore’s lead to 23-20 in the fourth quarter. Then a fumble by Justice Hill gave Cleveland the ball at its own 16 with 3:12 to play.

The Browns reached the Baltimore 34 before an offensive pass interference call wiped out a touchdown pass to Amari Cooper, who appeared to hold off cornerback Marcus Peters with his left arm. Cleveland still made it back into position to try a long field goal, but a false start before that snap forced Cade York to try it from 60. His attempt was blocked by Malik Harrison with 1:59 remaining.

Cleveland has lost four in a row.

BENGALS 35, FALCONS 17: Joe Burrow passed for 345 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as Cincinnati (4-3) scored on its first four possessions on the way to a win over visiting Atlanta (3-4).


Burrow finished 34 of 42 for 481 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a 1-yard score as the defending AFC champions moved above .500 for the first time this season.

Receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd both eclipsed the 100-yard mark in the first half. Boyd finished with a career-high 155 yards on eight catches. Chase also caught eight passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

CHIEFS 44, 49ERS 23: Patrick Mahomes threw for 423 yards and three touchdowns to rally Kansas City back from another double-digit deficit as the Chiefs (5-2) beat San Francisco (3-4) in Santa Clara, California.

Mahomes got off to a rough start in this Super Bowl rematch, with his early interception putting Kansas City in a 10-0 hole, but that once again proved to be no problem as he led the Chiefs to touchdowns on six of the next seven drives.

SEAHAWKS 37, CHARGERS 23: Rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns, Marquise Goodwin caught a pair of scores, and Seattle (4-3) jumped out to a 17-point first-quarter lead in a win at Los Angeles (4-3).

Geno Smith completed 20 of 27 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns.

It was the third straight week the Chargers fell behind by double digits in the first quarter. They rallied against Cleveland and Denver, but were unable to pull it off this time and had a three-game winning streak snapped.

RAIDERS 38, TEXANS 20: Josh Jacobs rushed for 143 yards and three second-half touchdowns, and Las Vegas (2-4) ran away from visiting Houston (1-4-1).

Las Vegas, which erased a three-point, fourth-quarter deficit, scored on four straight possessions before safety Duron Harmon sealed the win by intercepting Davis Mills and returning it 73 yards for a touchdown.

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