Rookie Cade York kicked a go-ahead 58-yard subject aim with eight seconds left, Kareem Hunt scored two touchdowns and the Cleveland Browns spoiled Baker Mayfield’s bid for vengeance with a 26-24 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Nick Chubb ran for 141 yards and Hunt had 70 whole yards from scrimmage because the Browns received their season opener for the primary time since 2004. Mayfield overcame a gradual begin by main the Panthers again from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit by operating for a 7-yard landing and discovering Robbie Anderson for a 75-yard landing strike. He then led the Panthers on a 64-yard drive in seven performs to arrange Eddy Pineiro’s go-ahead subject aim with 1:13 left within the sport.
Jacoby Brissett, filling in for suspended Browns star Deshaun Watson, accomplished passes to Donovan Peoples-Jones and Amari Cooper to arrange York’s successful kick, the longest for the franchise since 1984. Mayfield, who spent 4 seasons with Cleveland previous to being traded in July, completed 16 of 27 for 235 yards.
The Browns harassed Mayfield for a lot of the sport, sacking him 4 instances and tipping 5 passes on the line of scrimmage. The No 1 total draft decide in 2018 additionally fumbled two shotgun snaps, took a delay of sport penalty and threw an interception that led to Cleveland’s first landing.
Pittsburgh Steelers 23-20 Cincinnati Bengals
Chris Boswell kicked a 53-yard subject aim as time expired in extra time and the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame TJ Watt’s damage late within the fourth quarter to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in a sloppy season opener for each groups.
Watt had certainly one of 4 interceptions off Joe Burrow, who rebounded from a horrible begin and rallied Cincinnati from a 17-6 halftime deficit. His six-yard landing move to Ja’Marr Chase tied it at 20 with two seconds left in regulation, however the sport went to extra time after Minkah Fitzpatrick blocked Evan McPherson’s point-after strive.
McPherson and Boswell missed potential successful subject objectives in extra time earlier than Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky accomplished passes of 9, 26 and 10 yards within the closing 56 seconds.
Watt, the Defensive Participant of the 12 months, left the sphere and headed to the locker room shortly earlier than the sport went to extra time with a pectoral damage. Earlier than that, he was his normal disruptive self, with a sack and a decide.
Burrow’s 4 interceptions have been a profession worst, and he was sacked seven instances in entrance of what was purported to be an improved offensive line. He was 33 for 53 for 338 yards and two touchdowns.
Inexperienced Bay Packers 3-27 Minnesota Vikings
Justin Jefferson began his third season with Minnesota by smashing rival Inexperienced Bay for 184 receiving yards and two touchdowns, giving new Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell a 23-7 victory over the Packers in his first sport.
After accumulating essentially the most receiving yards (3,016) in a participant’s first two years within the NFL, Jefferson set an all-time Vikings receiving document with 158 yards within the first half towards a stacked Packers protection.
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs 44-21 Arizona Cardinals
Patrick Mahomes threw for 360 yards and 5 touchdowns, lifting the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs to a formidable 44-21 street win over the Arizona Cardinals.
The sport was by no means unsure after the opening minutes, with Mahomes choosing aside the Cardinals’ protection together with his normal array of fine selections and deft passing contact. The quarterback was enjoying his first NFL sport towards Kliff Kingsbury, who coached Mahomes in faculty at Texas Tech and now leads the Cardinals.
New York Giants 21–20 Tennessee Titans
Daniel Jones hit Chris Myarick for a one-yard landing move, then discovered Saquon Barkley on a shovel move for the two-point conversion with 1:06 left, giving the New York Giants a 21-20 win over the Tennessee Titans and making Brian Daboll a winner in his teaching debut.
Daboll didn’t hesitate to maintain his offense on the sphere for the two-point conversion, which snapped the Giants’ skid of 5 straight losses in season openers. The Titans, the AFC’s No 1 seed with a 12-5 document a yr in the past, had an opportunity to win as time expired. However Randy Bullock pushed a 47-yard subject aim broad left after making two subject objectives earlier towards certainly one of his former groups.
Las Vegas Raiders 19–24 Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, Khalil Mack had three sacks in his Chargers debut and Los Angeles defeated Las Vegas, spoiling Josh McDaniels’ first sport because the Raiders’ coach.
The sport was a rematch of final season’s common season finale, which Las Vegas received on a subject aim within the closing seconds of extra time to knock the Chargers out of a playoff spot. Herbert accomplished 26 of 34 passes and had a 129.4 passer score regardless of Keenan Allen leaving with a hamstring damage within the first half and Mike Williams not having a catch till the fourth quarter.
Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 Detroit Lions
Jalen Hurts accounted for 333 yards and a landing and AJ Brown had a career-high-tying 155 yards receiving in his Philadelphia debut, serving to the Eagles maintain on for a 38-35 win over the Detroit Lions.
The Eagles scored 24 factors within the second quarter and had a 17-point lead within the fourth that was minimize to 3 when Jared Goff threw a 22-yard landing move to DJ Chark with 3:51 left. Philadelphia sealed the win with Miles Sanders’ 24-yard run on third-and-two from the Eagles 27 simply earlier than the two-minute warning and Hurts’ sneak that transformed a fourth-and-one from the Detroit 40 with 50 seconds left.
Jacksonville Jaguars 22-28 Washington Commanders
Carson Wentz bounced again from throwing interceptions on consecutive performs early within the fourth quarter, finishing his third and fourth touchdowns to provide Washington a 28-22 comeback victory towards the Jacksonville Jaguars in his debut for the group often called the Commanders. It was his first four-TD sport because the day he tore the ACL in his left knee whereas with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017. And it got here with former Eagles coach Doug Pederson on the sideline accountable for the Jaguars for the primary time.
New Orleans Saints 27–26 Atlanta Falcons
Wil Lutz kicked a 51-yard subject aim with 19 seconds remaining to cap a shocking fourth-quarter comeback by the New Orleans Saints, who overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 27-26 in coach Dennis Allen’s debut.
After struggling offensively by a lot of the season opener, Jamies Winston guided the Saints to 3 straight scoring drives. The primary two ended with landing passes to Michael Thomas. The Saints transformed one two-point strive, however failed on the opposite, leaving the Falcons clinging to a 26-24 lead. New Orleans received the ball again another time, taking on at its personal 20 with 48 seconds remaining and no timeouts. It proved to be no drawback for Winston and the Saints.
New England Patriots 7-20 Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa handed for 270 yards and a landing and the Miami Dolphins supplied an early have a look at their capacity to contend within the AFC East as they beat Invoice Belichick and the New England Patriots 20-7.
Going through Belichick in a head teaching debut isn’t straightforward. However Mike McDaniel, the previous 49ers offensive coordinator who was employed because the Dolphins head coach in February, made use of a gifted protection and the speedy choices he introduced in through the offseason to increase Miami’s successful streak towards the Patriots to 4 video games.
San Francisco 49ers 10–19 Chicago Bears
Justin Fields threw for 2 second-half touchdowns, Eddie Jackson arrange a TD with an interception and the Chicago Bears gave Matt Eberflus a win in his head teaching debut, beating the San Francisco 49ers.
Fields shook off a tough first half, throwing a 51-yard TD to Dante Pettis within the third quarter and connecting with Equanimeous St. Brown for an 18-yarder early within the fourth to place Chicago on high 13-10. Jackson then picked off Trey Lance close to midfield for his first interception since 2019 and returned the ball to the 21. That led to a six-yard landing run by Khalil Herbert, making it 19-10.
Baltimore Ravens 24-9 New York Jets
Lamar Jackson threw three landing passes, together with two to Devin Duvernay, and the Baltimore Ravens rolled previous the New York Jets 24-9 on a wet afternoon.
Jackson went 17 of 30 for 213 yards, together with a TD to Rashod Bateman, and an interception. The efficiency got here hours after ESPN reported that Jackson turned down a five-year extension supply price greater than $250m. Baltimore basic supervisor Eric DeCosta mentioned in an announcement Friday that the perimeters would hold engaged on an extension after the season. Jackson, coming into his fifth-year choice on his rookie deal, gave the Ravens some extra to think about.
Indianapolis Colts 20-20 Houston Texans
Matt Ryan rallied Indianapolis within the fourth quarter to power extra time towards the Houston Texans in his Colts debut, however neither group may rating on two extra time possessions every and the sport resulted in a 20-20 tie.
The Texans led 20-3 coming into the fourth quarter in coach Lovie Smith’s debut, however Ryan led three successive scoring drives, culminating together with his 15-yard landing move to Michael Pittman with 1:54 remaining.
Indianapolis received the ball again with 1:19 left in regulation however have been pressured to punt an indication of issues to return within the further interval. Houston received the ball first in OT, however Davis Mills was sacked twice, resulting in a punt.
The Colts moved into subject aim vary with a 13-play drive that chewed up 6:30, however Rodrigo Blankenship’s 42-yard try sailed broad proper with two minutes left. Rex Burkhead was dropped for a two-yard loss on third-and-one with 40 seconds left and the Texans punted once more, basically enjoying for the draw.