Two of the most talented and clutch stars at their respective positions reminded the football world exactly why they’re so revered.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, the reigning MVP, completed 25- and 17-yard passes to Davante Adams in the final 37 seconds with no timeouts remaining against the San Francisco 49ers to set up a Mason Crosby walk-off game-winner. Earlier in the day, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker set an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal to put an exclamation mark on a wild finish against the Detroit Lions.
Those incredible comebacks were perhaps the top two moments from an action-packed Sunday that saw rookie quarterbacks go 0-5, while sophomore QBs Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow had strong outings to lead their teams to important wins against division rivals.
Five games were decided by the final possession, Tom Brady played an NFL game in Los Angeles for the first time in his historic career, and the Cardinals-Jaguars game had a 68-yard field goal attempt quickly turn into a 109-yard TD accompanied by a classic Gus Johnson call.
Here’s what else you missed.
Buffalo Bills 43, Washington Football Team 21
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Cleveland Browns 26, Chicago Bears 6
Baltimore Ravens 19, Detroit Lions 17
Tennessee Titans 25, Indianapolis Colts 16
Los Angeles Chargers 30, Kansas City Chiefs 24
New Orleans Saints 28, New England Patriots 13
Atlanta Falcons 17, New York Giants 14
Cincinnati Bengals 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 10
Arizona Cardinals 31, Jacksonville Jaguars 19
Trevor Lawrence is the first QB to throw 7+ INT in his first 3 career games since Deshone Kizer (2017).
Kizer was the QB on the 0-16 Browns. pic.twitter.com/y3MEoY4iye
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Denver Broncos 26, New York Jets 0
Las Vegas Raiders 31, Miami Dolphins 28
Los Angeles Rams 34, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24
Minnesota Vikings 30, Seattle Seahawks 17
Green Bay Packers 30, San Francisco 49ers 28