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Rams tight end Tyler Higbee celebrates a touchdown catch Sunday during a 34-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Inglewood, Calif. Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Matthew Stafford passed for 343 yards and four touchdowns as he outdueled Tom Brady and led the Los Angeles Rams to a 34-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak for the defending Super Bowl champions.

Stafford was off target on five of his first six attempts before getting in a groove as the Rams (3-0) scored on their next six drives. His best pass came early in the third quarter, when he connected with a wide-open DeSean Jackson for a 75-yard score to extend Los Angeles’ lead to 21-7. It was Jackson’s ninth touchdown of at least 75 yards, tying him with Hall of Famer Lance Alworth for the most in the NFL history, according to Elias.

Brady, who completed 41 of 55 passes for 432 yards and two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing), joined Drew Brees as the only quarterbacks to throw for more than 80,000 yards.

Mike Evans finished with eight receptions for 106 yards for the Bucs (2-1).

Baltimore’s Justin Tucker celebrates with Tavon Young after kicking an NFL record 66-yard field goal to give the Ravens a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions. Duane Burleson/Associated Press

RAVENS 19, LIONS 17: Justin Tucker set an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal, bouncing it through off the crossbar as time expired to lift Baltimore (2-1) to a win at Detroit (0-3).

The kick topped the 64-yard field goal Matt Prater made for Denver against San Francisco on Dec. 8, 2013.

Lamar Jackson threw a 36-yard pass to Sammy Watkins on fourth-and-19 to get the Ravens across midfield with 7 seconds left. The superstar quarterback spiked the ball and threw it away on the next two snaps. Then Tucker – who made a 61-yard kick to beat the Lions in Baltimore’s previous visit to Detroit eight years ago – came out and made the record-breaking attempt.

Baltimore went into the fourth quarter with a 16-7 lead, but the Lions rallied, and Ryan Santoso made a go-ahead 35-yard field goal with 1:04 left, giving Dan Campbell an opportunity to win his first game as head coach of the Lions. Santoso was promoted from Detroit’s practice squad on Saturday after kicker Austin Seibert went on the COVID-19 reserve list.

PACKERS 30, 49ERS 28: Aaron Rodgers completed two deep passes to Davante Adams on a last-minute drive, setting up Mason Crosby’s 51-yard field goal on the final play as Green Bay (2-1) spoiled San Francisco’s home opener.

Rodgers delivered for the Packers after Jimmy Garoppolo gave San Francisco (2-1) the lead on a 12-yard TD pass to Kyle Juszczyk with 37 seconds to play.

Green Bay had no timeouts, but Rodgers completed passes of 25 and 17 yards to Adams to set up the winning kick.

CHARGERS 30, CHIEFS 24: Los Angeles capitalized on four turnovers, including Patrick Mahomes’ second interception in the closing minutes, and Justin Herbert’s touchdown toss to Mike Williams with 32 seconds to go lifted the Chargers (2-1) to a win at Kansas City (1-2).

Herbert finished with 281 yards passing and four touchdowns without an interception.

Chiefs Coach Andy Reid quickly left Arrowhead Stadium immediately after the game because of an illness. The NFL Network reported the 63-year-old coach went to the hospital in an ambulance as a precaution. The Chiefs did not provide additional comment.

RAIDERS 31, DOLPHINS 28: Daniel Carlson kicked two field goals in overtime as Las Vegas beat visiting Miami (1-2) for its first 3-0 start since 2002.

Carlson’s kick from 38 yards gave the Raiders a 28-25 lead after the first possession in overtime.

Miami survived a fourth-and-20 situation on the ensuing series when QB Jacoby Brissett found tight end Mike Gesicki for 27 yards. That set up a tying 50-yard field goal by Jason Sanders with 2:49 left.

But Raiders quarterback Derek Carr needed less than a minute to drive the Raiders back to field-goal range. A 34-yard pass to Bryan Edwards helped set up Carlson’s winner from 22 yards.

VIKINGS 30, SEAHAWKS 17: Kirk Cousins threw three touchdown passes before halftime for Minnesota and guided three clock-draining field goal drives after that as the Vikings (1-2) beat visiting Seattle (1-2) for the first time in 12 years.

Alexander Mattison stepped in for injured running back Dalvin Cook and racked up 171 total yards – rushing 18 times for 76 yards in the second half as the Vikings (1-2) seized control with 23 straight points.

BILLS 43, WASHINGTON 21: Josh Allen quieted his early season critics and own self-doubts by throwing four touchdown passes and scoring another rushing as Buffalo (2-1) routed visiting Washington (1-2).

Allen, who had been unhappy with his inconsistencies and 56% completion percentage through two games, finished 32 of 43 for 358 yards, while also surpassing the 100-touchdown plateau (including TDs rushing and one receiving) in his 47th career start.

It was Allen’s fifth career game with four TDs passing and 300 yards passing, one more than the team record held by Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. And Allen’s 2-yard TD run in the fourth quarter was his 26th, breaking the franchise record for quarterbacks held by Jack Kemp.

TITANS 25, COLTS 16: Ryan Tannehill threw for 197 yards and three touchdowns and Tennessee (2-1) held off visiting Indianapolis (0-3).

The road team had won the previous five games in this division rivalry, but the Titans (2-1) are the defending AFC South champs with a healthy Derrick Henry. The reigning AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year ran for 113 yards, topping the 100-yard mark for a sixth straight division game.

The Colts are off to their worst start since 2011. Carson Wentz started after being questionable for Indianapolis because of a pair of sprained ankles. He finished with 194 yards passing.

The Titans outgained the Colts 368-265 and won despite three turnovers that Indianapolis turned into 10 points.

FALCONS 17, GIANTS 14: Younghoe Koo kicked a 40-yard field goal on the final play and visiting Atlanta (1-2) gave Arthur Smith his first win as a head coach.

It marked the second straight week the Giants (0-3) lost on the final play of the game.

Matt Ryan hit passes of 28 yards to Cordarrelle Patterson and 25 to rookie tight end Kyle Pitts on the winning drive.

Ryan engineered two late drives and threw two touchdown passes to rally the Falcons. It spoiled a day when the Giants retired the jersey of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and added his name to the Ring of Honor at MetLife Stadium.

BROWNS 26, BEARS 6: Myles Garrett recorded a franchise record 4 1/2 sacks on Justin Fields and Cleveland brought down Chicago’s rookie quarterback nine times – holding him to one net yard passing – in his first NFL start as the Browns (2-1) won at home.

Garrett had a field day against Fields, who was thrust into the lineup after veteran Andy Dalton injured his knee last week. The Bears (1-2) wanted to be patient and not play the No. 11 overall pick until he was ready.

The Browns didn’t cut him any breaks, and their defense, which had been criticized for its performances in the first two games, got it together at Fields’ expense and held Chicago to 47 yards and six first downs.

BENGALS 24, STEELERS 10: Joe Burrow threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns, including two to rookie Ja’Marr Chase, and the Cincinnati Bengals handled the listless Pittsburgh Steelers 24-10 on Sunday.

Burrow connected on a 17-yard strike to Tyler Boyd and found Chase for 34-yard and 9-yard scores as the Bengals (2-1) won at Heinz Field for the first time since 2015.

CARDINALS 31, JAGUARS 19: Byron Murphy intercepted two passes, including one he returned for a touchdown following a botched trick play, and Arizona (3-0) rallied for a win at Jacksonville (0-3).

The Cardinals improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2015. The Jaguars lost their 18th straight game, leaving them eight shy of the NFL record for futility.

BRONCOS 26, JETS 0: Von Miller led a defense that sacked Zach Wilson five times, intercepted him twice and limited the rookie to 160 yards passing in Denver’s win at home against New York.

Denver is off to its first 3-0 start in five seasons, thanks in part to a soft September schedule.

The Jets (0-3) became the third NFL team to lose a dozen consecutive games in September, joining the 1994-97 Saints and the 2007-10 Rams, who hold the record with 13 consecutive losses in the month.


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