Wentz lights up pirate defense with 3 TDs
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Carson Wentz threw three touch passes in the first half to give Indianapolis a 24-14 lead over Tom Brady and the injured Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense.
Linebacker Devin White started the game despite being listed as suspect with a thigh muscle injury. But he left the match in the first half due to a thigh injury. no longer. A defensive intervention also briefly left Vita V after losing a tooth and ruling out corner back Jameel Dean with a right shoulder injury.
The Colts lost their 2020 All-Pro defensive DeForest Buckner late in the first half with a right knee injury. It is listed as questionable.
It all happened on the day Robert Mattis, the Colts career sack captain with 123, was inducted into the Ring of Honor for the team.
Cincinnati running back Joe Mixon had a huge first half.
Mixon rushed 20 times for 117 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown as the Bengals shot to a 31-3 lead at halftime over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mixon’s hot start came after a 123-yard, double TD performance in the Bengals’ 32-13 win over Las Vegas last Sunday. The veteran five-year-old has touched down at least once in his last eight games, and at least one quick touchdown in his last five.
It’s his third game at 100 yards this season.
Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard scored his 25th career interception in his 67th NFL game in the first half against the Carolina Panthers.
Baylor’s second-round pick is the fastest player to score 25 interceptions since 1990, surpassing Marcus Peters (68 games).
The Dolphins intercepted Cam Newton twice and blocked a powerful kick and landed to give Carolina a 21-10 lead in the first half. Miami is seeking to achieve its fourth consecutive victory.
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Linebacker Tae Crowder intercepted the goal line in the final game of the first half to keep the New York Giants 3-0 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles in a defensive struggle between the NFC East rivals.
Facing the third and goal in the 1:08 show on the clock, Galen Hurts was under pressure rolling to his right and threw the ball nearly to the right at Crowder who intercepted it and stumbled out of bounds on his return over time. Outside. This is the first time the Eagles have been closed in the first half of this season.
Graham Gano kicked a 35-yard field goal for the Giants in the first quarter and missed another 51-yard field goal, ending a 12-back-to-back streak.
It was Doink, the doink again for Tennessee kicker Randy Bullock.
Bullock hit her from the right upright with an extra point after the Titans scored in the second quarter that would tie the match with the Patriots 7-7. He then did the same on a 44-yard field goal attempt on Tennessee’s following possession of another foul.
Bullock has been 18 out of 20 in field goals and 28 of 30 in extra points this season.
The Patriots led 13-6 late in the second quarter.
2:10 pm Team Titans coach Mike Frabel is still perfect with the Challenge Red flag this season. This one didn’t even think he needed to throw it away.
Tennessee was on the Patriots 1 yard line when Ryan Tanehill called Nick Westbrook Aiken. The receiver slipped and fell before reaching the goal line, but made it to the end zone while on the ground. He was sentenced at 1, but Frabel argued to the referees that he had not been touched before the volley had crossed the goal line.
When he couldn’t get them to correct the call themselves, he reluctantly threw out the flag. Frabel 4 vs 4 challenges.
The Cincinnati Bengals got off to a hot start against the Pittsburgh Steelers, leading 17-3 early in the second quarter.
The Bengals (6-4) kicked off the opening game and went 75 yards, with Joe Mixon rushing for 49 yards on seven stands, and quarterback Joe Burrow finishing the game by eight yards for a touchdown.
In the second play of the Steelers’ first possession, Ben Roethlisberger was criticized by Eli Abel of Cincinnati, who returned it 50 yards to the Pittsburgh 5. But the Bengals had to earn a field goal by Evan McPherson after Borough was sacked for a 12-yard loss.
After Chris Bosworth hit Pittsburgh (5-4-1) on the board with a 41-yard field goal, Burrow threw a 32-yard scoring pass to Ty Higgins.
The Bengals, who beat the Steelers by double digits in September, are in their first season since 2009.
The New York Giants lead the Philadelphia Eagles 3-0 at the end of the first quarter behind a 35-yard field goal from Graham Gano that was set up by a 20-yard flea screen pass to the end of Evan Ingram’s court.
Philadelphia’s best ride ended when Darnay Holmes’ nickel back intercepted Galen Hurts in the 5-yard line.
On the injury front, Eagles player Jason Kelsey is suspected of returning to a knee injury. Giants full back Trent Harris is in doubt to return with an ankle injury.
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers head to Miami to fight for their survival in the playoffs – looking to carve out a questionable streak.
Newton lost his last nine starts as the Panthers quarterback started back in 2018. His previous quarterback win came in Carolina on November 4, 2018, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Panthers (5-6) are tied for 10th in the NFC.
Newton was outstanding at the previous Dolphins-Panthers meeting in 2017, completing 21 of 35 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns. Newton also scored five times for 95 yards in a 45-21 win.
The Dolphins started the season 1-7, but recovered to win three games in a row.
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