October 29, 2017 / 5:21 PM / a month ago

Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday’s National Football League games:

Oct 29, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) carriers the ball to score a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter at FedEx Field. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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Cowboys 33, Redskins 19

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns, Mike Nugent kicked four field goals and the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Washington Redskins 33-19 in the rain on Sunday.

Elliott carried 33 times and scored on runs of 13 and one yards and had a 27-yard score negated by a holding penalty. He recorded his third career performance of at least 150 yards in what could be his last game for some time. He has a court date on Monday that will likely determine whether he begins serving a six-game suspension immediately.

Dak Prescott was 14 of 22 for 143 yards for Dallas (4-3).

Washington, which began the game without three members of its offensive line, lost two more in the second half.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 26 of 39 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and the Redskins (3-4) gained just 49 rushing yards.

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Seahawks 41, Texans 38

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson passed for a career-best 452 yards and engineered another late comeback to spoil Houston rookie Deshaun Watson’s big day.

Wilson hit tight end Jimmy Graham on an 18-yard touchdown with 21 seconds left, capping an 80-yard drive over the final 1:39, for his fourth touchdown pass of the game. Graham and wide receiver Paul Richardson both scored twice for Seattle (5-2).

Watson also passed for four touchdowns, going 19-for-30 for a season-best 402 yards, but also threw three costly interceptions in the loss by Houston (3-4).

All but about 10 Houston players knelt during the national anthem, with arms locked as the Texans protested controversial comments by owner Bob McNair at an owners’ meeting.

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Patriots 21, Chargers 13

Tom Brady threw for 333 yards with a touchdown and Stephen Gostkowski kicked four fields goals, leading New England past mistake-prone Los Angeles.

It was the Patriots’ fourth straight win.

Brady, who threw a two-yard touchdown pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski, recorded his 81st career 300-yard game, his fifth this season.

Gostkowski was 4-for-6 on field-goal attempts as the Patriots (6-2) ended a three-game winning streak for the Chargers (3-5).

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Eagles 33, 49ers 10

Carson Wentz threw two touchdown passes and Philadelphia overcame a sluggish start to defeat winless San Francisco.

Wentz was 18 of 32 for 211 yards and has tossed a franchise-record 19 touchdown passes through the first eight games.

The Eagles improved to 7-1 following their sixth consecutive win while the 49ers fell to 0-8, joining the Cleveland Browns as the only two teams without a win.

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Panthers 17, Buccaneers 3

Carolina reclaimed some momentum in the NFC South division race with the victory over slumping Tampa Bay.

The Panthers (5-3), who broke a two-game losing streak, established a 10-0 first-half lead with a one-yard touchdown run by Jonathan Stewart and a 28-yard field goal by Graham Gano.

Following a fourth-quarter interception by James Bradberry, the Panthers got the put-away score on Cam Newton’s 25-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin on third-and-16.

Newton was 18-of-32 passing for 154 yards. He rushed for 44 yards and was not sacked.

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Saints 20, Bears 12

Drew Brees completed 23 of 28 passes for 299 yards and New Orleans overcame two fourth-quarter fumbles by Mark Ingram II to hold off Chicago and post its fifth consecutive victory.

Wil Lutz kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:35 left to ensure the win by the Saints (5-2). The Bears fell to 3-5.

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Vikings 33, Browns 16

Minnesota used 21 second-half points to overpower winless Cleveland at Twickenham Stadium in London.

The Vikings (6-2) have won four straight games -- three with backup Case Keenum at quarterback. The Browns are 0-8.

The lead changed five times after the Browns jumped ahead 6-0.

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Bills 34, Raiders 14

Buffalo’s defense forced four Oakland turnovers and scored 13 points off a flurry of three takeaways in a span of five minutes.

Buffalo had its fourth straight game with at least three takeaways.

LeSean McCoy rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown and Tyrod Taylor had 165 passing yards and two touchdowns (one rushing) for the Bills, who improved to 5-2 for the first time since 2011.

The Raiders dropped to 3-5.

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Bengals 24, Colts 23

Defensive end Carlos Dunlap’s interception return for a touchdown with seven minutes left lifted Cincinnati (3-4) to victory over Indianapolis (2-6).

With the Colts leading 23-17, Dunlap batted Jacoby Brissett’s pass up in the air, then caught it and ran 16 yards for a touchdown, putting the Bengals ahead after the extra point.

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Falcons 25, Jets 20

Staring at a fourth straight loss to an AFC East opponent, Matt Ryan hit Mohamed Sanu for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Atlanta hung on to beat New York in the rain.

The Jets (3-5) were about to get the ball back down 22-20 inside nine minutes to play, but Jeremy Kerley muffed a punt and Kemal Ishmael recovered for Atlanta (4-3) on the New York 13-yard line.

Ryan had trouble with the snaps in the steady downpour, fumbling two exchanges in the first quarter and a third later.

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Steelers 20, Lions 15

Ben Roethlisberger connected with rookie receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on a 97-yard touchdown, the longest pass play in Pittsburgh history, and the Steelers held off the Detroit Lions 20-15 on Sunday night at Ford Field.

Roethlisberger completed 17 of 31 passes for 313 yards. Smith-Schuster hauled in seven of those passes for 193 yards. Le‘Veon Bell rushed for 76 yards on 25 carries, including a 5-yard touchdown, for the Steelers (6-2).

Matthew Stafford completed 27 of 45 passes for 423 yards for the Lions (3-4), but they couldn’t score a touchdown. Matt Prater accounted for all of Detroit’s points with five field goals.

The Lions had won their last five games after a bye week.

Editing by Gene Cherry

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