APTOPIX Jets Cowboys Football

Jets quarterback Zach Wilson passes under pressure from Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons during the first half of Sunday’s game in Arlington, Texas. Dallas won, 30-10. Sam Hodde/Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns, Zach Wilson had three interceptions in his first start after Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles tendon injury, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Jets 30-10 on Sunday.

CeeDee Lamb had 143 yards receiving and Brandon Aubrey kicked five field goals in the 28-year-old rookie’s second game as the Cowboys (2-0) finished a season-opening sweep of the New York metro teams. Dallas routed the Giants 40-0 in the opener.

Wilson threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson to get the Jets (1-1) within three points in the second quarter and ran for 36 yards on a drive to a field goal for an eight-point halftime deficit.

But New York had just 147 yards outside the long TD, and four second-half turnovers left little doubt for Dallas.

Wilson, who was sacked three times a week after Dallas dropped the Giants’ Daniel Jones seven times, was picked off by Jayron Kearse, Malik Hooker and Trevon Diggs.

49ERS 30, RAMS 23: Brock Purdy passed for 206 yards and ran for an early touchdown, Deebo Samuel rushed for an 11-yard TD with 11:28 left, and San Francisco (2-0) held on for its ninth consecutive regular-season victory, beating Los Angeles (1-1) in Inglewood, California.


Christian McCaffrey rushed for 116 yards and a score for the 49ers, whose only loss to the Rams since December 2018 was in the NFC championship game in January 2022.

Isaiah Oliver and Deommodore Lenoir intercepted passes by Matthew Stafford in the second half, finally allowing the 49ers to pull in front of their longtime rivals.

The 49ers’ defense overcame a record-setting performance by Rams rookie Puka Nacua, who caught 15 passes for 147 yards. The fifth-round pick broke the NFL’s single-game record for receptions by a rookie and set an overall league mark with 25 catches in the first two games of his career.

GIANTS 31, CARDINALS 28: Daniel Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns, Graham Gano connected on a 34-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining, and New York (1-1) rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to stun Arizona (1-1) in Glendale, Arizona.

It was the biggest comeback win for the Giants since a 21-point rally in 1949 – also against the Cardinals. Arizona blew its biggest lead since 2011.

The Giants lost 40-0 in Week 1 against the Cowboys and didn’t look much better against the Cardinals during the first half, falling into a 20-0 hole at halftime. They trailed 28-7 in the third quarter but cut the margin to 28-14 on Saquon Barkley’s 1-yard touchdown run.


New York kept the pressure on in the fourth, pulling within 28-21 with 8:51 left on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Jones to Barkley. They tied the game on Jones’ perfectly placed 11-yard touchdown pass to a diving Isaiah Hodgins.

The Giants forced a three-and-out, then drove 56 yards in eight plays to set up Gano’s go-ahead kick.

APTOPIX Raiders Bills Football

Bills quarterback Josh Allen is tackled by Maxx Crosby, right, and Marcus Epps of the Raiders during Sunday’s game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Jeffrey T. Barnes/Associated Press

BILLS 38, RAIDERS 10: Josh Allen rebounded from a four-turnover, season-opening dud by throwing three touchdown passes and leading Buffalo (1-1) to a rout of visiting Las Vegas (1-1).

Linebackers Matt Milano and Terrel Bernard each intercepted Jimmy Garoppolo, and the Bills eased the lingering frustrations following a 22-16 overtime loss at the New York Jets on Monday and a week full of off-field distractions.

Allen completed his first 13 attempts for 94 yards, and finished 31 of 37 for 274 yards passing and no turnovers. His 13 consecutive completions to start a game set an individual record and matched his best run at any point of an outing. He improved to 13-4 in games following a loss, and 23-4 when he doesn’t commit a turnover.

Dawson Knox’s 2-yard TD catch put Buffalo up 14-7 three minutes into the second quarter, and Khalil Shakir padded the lead with an 11-yard touchdown reception in the final seconds of the first half.


Allen sealed the victory by opening the second half overseeing a 15-play, 75-yard drive that ate up 9:01 of the clock. He went 7 of 8 for 37 yards, and capped the drive by throwing across his body to hit Gabe Davis in double-coverage in the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 2.

CHIEFS 17, JAGUARS 9: Patrick Mahomes threw two touchdown passes, including one to returning star Travis Kelce, and Kansas City (1-1) overcame three early turnovers at Jacksonville (1-1) for its third victory against the Jaguars in 10 months.

The Chiefs won their eighth straight in the series and avoided becoming the first Super Bowl champions to start 0-2 since Denver in 1999.

The Jaguars failed to capitalize on two of three turnovers and struggled to protect quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence threw incomplete on fourth-and-12 with 4:16 remaining, and Kansas City didn’t let the Jaguars get the ball back.

TITANS 27, CHARGERS 24: Nick Folk kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime in a sudden downpour and Tennessee (1-1) snapped an eight-game skid by beating visiting Los Angeles (0-2).

The Titans won for the first time since Nov. 17 in Green Bay last season. They trailed for most of the game, but quarterback Ryan Tannehill rebounded from the worst game of his career in the season opener. He threw for 246 yards and put Tennessee up 24-21 with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. He also ran for a touchdown and started the game-winning drive with a 49-yard toss to Chris Moore.


Derrick Henry had 80 yards rushing and ran for a touchdown.

SEAHAWKS 37, LIONS 31: Geno Smith threw a second touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett on the opening drive of overtime, lifting Seattle (1-1) to a win at Detroit (1-1).

The Seahawks earned the victory after Detroit rallied from a 10-point deficit late in the fourth quarter, extending the game with Riley Patterson’s 38-yard field goal as regulation expired.

Smith threw a go-ahead, 3-yard touchdown pass to Lockett early in the fourth and Tre Brown returned a Jared Goff interception for a score on the ensuring drive to give Seattle a 31-21 lead.

Goff showed his resilience after his first interception in 383 attempts – 30 shy of the NFL record – by throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Josh Reynolds.

RAVENS 27, BENGALS 24: Lamar Jackson tossed two touchdown passes, Gus Edwards ran for another score and Baltimore (2-0) held off host Cincinnati (0-2).


Jackson was 24 for 33 for 237 yards. He ran for 54 more, and Edwards – with more chances because of a season-ending Achilles tendon injury to J.K. Dobbins – picked up 62 yards on 10 carries.

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, looking as if he might still be suffering the effects of a calf injury in training camp, finished 27 of 41 for 222 yards and two TDs after passing for just 86 yards last week in the season-opening loss to Cleveland.

FALCONS 25, PACKERS 24: Younghoe Koo booted a 25-yard field goal with 57 seconds remaining and rookie Bijan Robinson turned in another dynamic performance, rallying Atlanta (2-0) to a victory over visiting Green Bay (1-1).

Robinson rushed for 124 yards on 19 carries and hauled in four catches for another 48 yards, showing why the Falcons selected him No. 8 pick in the draft even though running backs aren’t supposed to go that high anymore.

The Packers squandered a 24-12 lead and three touchdown passes from Jordan Love, who now has a half-dozen scoring throws in his first two games as Aaron Rodgers’ replacement.

Atlanta’s young quarterback, Desmond Ridder, bootlegged for a 6-yard touchdown on fourth-and-4 with just under 12 minutes remaining.


Then Ridder and Robinson teamed up for two more drives that set up field goals by Koo, including a 39-yarder with 8:13 remaining.

COMMANDERS 35, BRONCOS 33: Sam Howell threw for two touchdowns and visiting Washington (2-0) rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat Denver (0-2), holding on after Russell Wilson connected with Brandon Johnson on a 50-yard Hail Mary but failed to complete the tying 2-point try.

Washington cornerback Benjamin St-Juste broke up Wilson’s pass to Courtland Sutton on the 2-point conversion attempt. St-Juste appeared to get away with pass interference, but no flag was thrown and the Commanders celebrated the franchise’s first 2-0 start since 2011 while Sutton and his teammates argued vehemently for a foul.

Howell threw for 299 yards in his first road start and led Washington to the second-biggest comeback in franchise history. Washington overcame a 21-point deficit to beat Detroit on Nov. 4, 1990.

The Commanders trailed 21-3 in the second quarter.

BUCCANEERS 27, BEARS 17: Baker Mayfield passed for 317 yards and a touchdown, continuing his strong debut with Tampa Bay (2-0) as the Bucs beat visiting Chicago (0-2).

With Mayfield playing turnover-free ball for the second straight week and Mike Evans catching six balls for 171 yards and a TD, the Bucs handed the Bears a franchise-record 12th consecutive loss.

COLTS 31, TEXANS 20: Anthony Richardson rushed for two touchdowns before leaving because of a concussion, and Gardner Minshew threw for 171 yards and a TD as Indianapolis (1-1) at Houston (1-1).

It was the first win for Colts Coach Shane Steichen, who was hired in February after spending the last two seasons as Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator. Indianapolis snapped an eight-game skid dating to last season.

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