Saints beat Rams; Chiefs down Browns
NEW ORLEANS -- Michael Thomas caught a late 72-yard touchdown reception and then celebrated with a cellphone in a throwback to another famous New Orleans play, and the streaking Saints handed the Los Angeles Rams their first loss of the season with a 45-35 win on Sunday.
Drew Brees passed for 346 yards and four touchdowns in New Orleans' seventh straight win, and Thomas finished with a club-record 211 yards receiving.
Chiefs 37, Browns 21
CLEVELAND -- Patrick Mahomes passed for 375 yards, threw three touchdown passes -- two to Travis Kelce -- and continued the best start by an NFL quarterback in 68 years as Kansas City's impossible-to-handle offense kept rolling with a win over the Browns, who played their first game since coach Hue Jackson's firing.
Kareem Hunt had two scoring runs and one receiving for the Chiefs (8-1), who came in averaging 36.3 points per game with an offense overloaded with weapons for Mahomes.
Bears 41, Bills 9
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Jordan Howard scored two touchdowns and the Bears' defense had two others in a win over the Bills in what proved to be another comedy of errors for Buffalo and its anemic offense.
Falcons 38, Redskins 14
LANDOVER, Md. -- Julio Jones ended his 12-game touchdown drought, Matt Ryan threw for 350 yards and four scores.Panthers 42, Bucs 28
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cam Newton completed 19 of 25 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. Christian McCaffrey racked up 157 yards from scrimmage and scored twice.
Steelers 23, Ravens 16
BALTIMORE -- James Conner rushed for 107 yards and caught a TD pass for the Steelers (5-2-1).
Chargers 25, Seahawks 17
SEATTLE -- Philip Rivers made his 200th consecutive start and kept Los Angeles surging at the midpoint of the season, surviving a late rally by Seattle's Russell Wilson.
Vikings 24, Lions 9
MINNEAPOLIS -- Danielle Hunter had 31/2 of Minnesota's franchise-record 10 sacks and a fourth-quarter fumble return for a touchdown, making for a miserable afternoon for Matthew Stafford and the Lions.
Texans 19, Broncos 17
DENVER -- Brandon McManus missed a 51-yard field goal as time expired, leaving Demaryius Thomas a winner in his homecoming and Houston escaped Denver with a win.
The Texans (6-3) won their sixth straight and the Broncos (3-6) lost for the sixth time in seven games.