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Monday, Nov. 2
New England at New York Jets, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN — The Patriots (2-5) have won each of the last eight meetings with the Jets but come into their Monday night meeting on a four-game losing streak, their longest skid since 2002. The Patriots will try to avoid losing five straight games for the first time since 1995. Meanwhile, the Jets are 0-8 for the first time since 1996 and a loss to the Patriots would mark New York’s first 0-9 start in franchise history. Joe Flacco will start at quarterback in place of Sam Darnold, who’s sidelined with a shoulder injury.
— Josh Allen, Bills, regained his early-season groove by throwing three touchdown passes and scoring once rushing, while tying his career best with 415 yards passing as Buffalo beat Seattle 44-34.
— Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs, threw for 372 yards and four touchdowns and Kansas City held on to beat Carolina 33-31
— Kirk Cousins, Vikings, passed for three touchdowns — two to Irv Smith Jr. — in his second straight turnover-free performance to help lead Minnesota past Detroit 34-20.
— Matt Ryan, Falcons, completed 25 of 35 passes for 284 yards with one interception in a 34-27 win over Denver, whose Drew Lock completed 25 of 48 passes for 313 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
— Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers, threw all three of his touchdown passes after shrugging off a knee injury, rallying unbeaten Pittsburgh to a 24-19 victory over Dallas.
— Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins, threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns in his second NFL start and helped Miami rally in the fourth quarter for a 34-31 victory over Arizona.
— Dalvin Cook, Vikings, rushed for a career-high 206 yards and two scores on 22 carries to lead Minnesota to a 34-20 victory over Detroit.
— James Robinson, Jaguars, ran 25 times for 99 yards and a score in Jacksonville’s 27-25 loss to Houston.
— Kyler Murray, Cardinals, had 106 yards and a TD on 11 carries while also passing for 283 yards and three scores in Arizona’s 34-31 loss to Miami.
— Josh Jacobs and Devontae Booker, Raiders, each ran for a touchdown to help Las Vegas top the Los Angeles Chargers 31-26.
— Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, Chiefs. Hill had nine catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns, and Kelce had 10 receptions for 159 yards in Kansas City’s 33-31 victory over Carolina.
— DJ Chark, Jaguars, finished with seven catches for a season-high 146 yards in Jacksonville’s 27-25 loss to Houston.
— Cam Sims, Washington, had three catches for 110 yards in a 23-20 loss to the New York Giants after entering with a total of 88 yards receiving in his first 15 NFL games.
— Stefon Diggs, Bills, caught nine passes for 118 yards to help Buffalo top Seattle 44-34.
— Christian McCaffrey, Panthers, caught 10 passes for 82 yards and a TD in his first game back from an ankle injury, and also had 18 carries for 69 yards and a score in Carolina’s 33-31 loss at Kansas City.
— Irv Smith Jr., Vikings, had two touchdown receptions in Minnesota’s 34-20 victory over Detroit.
— Chris Boswell, Steelers, kicked a franchise-record 59-yard field goal, which helped make up for two missed PATs in Pittsburgh’s 24-19 victory at Dallas.
— Graham Gano, Giants, made three field goals, from 38, 48 and 42 yards, to extend his streak to 18 in a row in a 23-20 win at Washington.
— Austin Bryant and Romeo Okwara, Lions, each blocked a punt in Detroit’s 34-20 loss at Minnesota.
— Josh Lambo, Jaguars, tied a franchise record by making a 59-yard field goal at the end of the first half of Jacksonville’s 27-25 loss to Houston, but injured his hip at the end of the game.
— Jason Sanders, Dolphins, made a career-best 56-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter of Miami’s 34-31 win at Arizona. He has made a franchise-record 20 consecutive field goals.
— Logan Ryan, Giants, intercepted Alex Smith to seal a 23-20 victory against Washington and dedicated the game to his wife, Ashley, who went to the emergency room earlier in the week in Florida with abdominal pain on the advice of a Giants trainer and had surgery to stop the bleeding caused by an ectopic pregnancy.
— Chuck Clark, Ravens, scooped up a fumble caused by Marcus Peters and sprinted 65 yards for a touchdown, hurdling Indianapolis quarterback Philip Rivers, in Baltimore’s 24-10 win.
— Jarran Reed and Jamal Adams, Seahawks. Reed had 2 1/2 sacks in Seattle’s 44-34 loss at Buffalo, and Adams added 1 1/2.
— Desmond King, Titans, picked up a fumble and ran 63 yards for a TD in a 24-17 win over Chicago only days after Tennessee acquired the 2018 All-Pro from the Chargers for a sixth-round pick.
— Shaq Lawson, Dolphins, returned a fumble 36 yards for a score in Miami’s 34-31 win at Arizona.
Kansas City’s 33-31 win over Carolina was the 230th for Andy Reid, breaking a tie with Hall of Fame coach Curly Lambeau for fifth most in NFL history. … The Chiefs have scored at least 23 points in 23 straight games, an NFL record. … Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes threw four more TD passes to beat Hall of Famer Dan Marino’s mark for fewest games to 100. Mahomes did it in 40 games, while Marino needed 44. … Houston’s J.J. Watt got the 100th sack of his career when he stripped Jacksonville’s Jake Luton in the fourth quarter of a 27-25 win. Watt became the 35th player in NFL history to reach the century mark and the first to accomplish the feat for the Texans.
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Atlanta improved to 3-1 under interim coach Raheem Morris, who replaced the fired Dan Quinn. … Both wins this season by the New York Giants (2-7) have come against Washington. The two victories for Houston (2-6) have come vs. Jacksonville. … Buffalo’s Josh Allen equaled a career best set earlier this season with 415 yards passing in a 44-34 win over Seattle, becoming the first Bills player to top 300 yards four times in one season since Drew Bledsoe did it seven times in 2002. … The Seahawks’ 44 points allowed in a 44-34 loss at Buffalo were the most in coach Pete Carroll’s 11 seasons in Seattle and the most for the franchise since a 48-10 loss at Green Bay on Dec. 27, 2009. It was just the eighth time since Week 9 of the 2011 season the Carroll-led Seahawks have lost by…
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