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Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Brady passed for 411 yards and five TDs in a 45-17 victory. Jason Behnken/Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Brady threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns, and Antonio Brown became the fastest NFL player to 900 receptions as the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolled to a 45-17 rout of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Brady threw for more then 400 yards with five TDs in the same game for the first time in his 22-year career.

Brown scored on receptions of 62 and 4 yards, joining Julio Jones, Jerry Rice, Torry Holt and Andre Johnson as the only players in league history with 12,000 career receiving yards in fewer than 150 games. The 33-year-old receiver extended the NFL’s longest active streak with at least one catch to 141 games and also became the fastest to 900 career receptions on his first catch of the day.

Brown reached the milestone in 143 career games. Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison was the previous fastest at 149.

Mike Evans had TD catches of 34 and 22 yards, and Giovani Bernard also scored on a 10-yard reception from Brady, who finished 30 of 41 with no interceptions – the third straight game the Bucs (4-1) have gone without a turnover.

The Dolphins (1-4) have lost four straight following a season-opening victory over New England.

TITANS 37, JAGUARS 19: Derrick Henry ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns, Kevin Byard returned a fumble for a score and visiting Tennessee (3-2) sent Jacksonville (0-5) to its 20th consecutive loss.

Jacksonville has the second-longest skid in NFL history, six shy of tying the record that Tampa Bay set in 1977 over its first two seasons as an expansion team. The franchise’s latest debacle came eight days after Coach Urban Meyer was captured on camera with a young woman dancing near his lap at an Ohio bar, behavior team owner Shad Khan called “inexcusable.”

PACKERS 25, BENGALS 22: Mason Crosby hit a 49-yard field goal in overtime after missing three straight attempts, lifting Green Bay (4-1) to a win at Cincinnati (3-2).

The typically reliable Crosby missed potential winners with 2:12 and then 3 seconds left in regulation, and missed another attempt in overtime before finally winning it. Heading into the game, he was 44 of 46 on field-goal attempts since the start of the 2019 season.

Cincinnati’s Evan McPherson also missed two kicks that could have won the game, with 26 seconds left in regulation and again in overtime.

FALCONS 27, JETS 20: Matt Ryan threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, including the first NFL score for Kyle Pitts, and Atlanta (2-3) held on for a win over the Jets (1-4) at London.

The Falcons built a 20-3 halftime lead and eventually grounded out the victory despite allowing the Jets to stick around by losing two fumbles.

STEELERS 27, BRONCOS 19: Ben Roethlisberger threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns, rookie Najee Harris ran for a career-best 122 yards and Pittsburgh (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak with a win at home against Denver (3-2).

Riding the kind of balance that’s been rare during a sluggish opening month, the Steelers handed the Broncos a second straight loss.

SAINTS 33, WASHINGTON 22: Jameis Winston connected on a Hail Mary for one of his four touchdown passes to help visiting New Orleans (3-2) beat Washington (2-3), a bounce-back victory that came at a cost with two more injuries.

Winston took every snap at quarterback for the first time this season, a necessity after Taysom Hill suffered a concussion while trying to catch a pass in the second quarter.

Winston completed a 72-yard touchdown pass to Deonte Harris, who departed because of a hamstring injury. He also connected with Marquez Callaway on the 49-yard Hail Mary TD on the final play of the first half, then found Callaway wide open for a 12-yard TD and sent Washington fans to the exits with a pass to Alvin Kamara that turned into a 19-yard score.

EAGLES 21, PANTHERS 18: Jalen Hurts ran for two second-half touchdowns and visiting Philadelphia (2-3) battled back from a 12-point deficit to defeat Carolina (3-2) and snap a three-game losing streak.

After T.J. Edwards blocked a Carolina punt, Hurts scored on a 6-yard run-pass option with 2:38 left to give the Eagles their first lead of the game.

Carolina’s Sam Darnold was intercepted three times, twice by Darius Slay, and sacked three times as the Panthers offense struggled against a defense that allowed 83 points and 851 yards in its previous two games.

VIKINGS 19, LIONS 17: Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give Minnesota (2-3) a victory after Detroit (0-5) took the lead with a 2-point conversion with 37 seconds left.

Joseph made four field goals, including a career-best 55-yarder.

COWBOYS 44, GIANTS 20: Dak Prescott threw for three touchdowns the day before the one-year anniversary of his severe ankle injury in the same stadium against the same opponent, and Dallas (4-1) won at home against New York (1-4).

The injury-plagued Giants lost running back Saquon Barkley to an apparent ankle sprain in the first quarter and quarterback Daniel Jones to a concussion in the second quarter.

CHARGERS 47, BROWNS 42: Austin Ekeler scored three touchdowns, including a 3-yard run with 1:31 remaining, as Los Angeles (4-1) rallied for a win over visiting Cleveland (3-2).

Justin Herbert passed for 398 yards and tied a career-high with four touchdowns. Mike Williams had 165 receiving yards and caught two TD passes.

CARDINALS 17, 49ERS 10: Arizona improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1974, riding a stellar defensive performance to a win at home against San Francisco (2-3).

DeAndre Hopkins hauled in a difficult 9-yard touchdown catch with 5:13 remaining, hanging onto the football despite tight defense from San Francisco’s Josh Norman. That gave the Cardinals a 17-7 lead, enough of a cushion to close out the win.

Kyler Murray completed 22 of 31 passes for 239 yards. Hopkins caught six passes for 87 yards.

BEARS 20, RAIDERS 9: Justin Fields threw his first career touchdown pass, and Chicago (3-2) largely shut down the Raiders’ high-powered offense in a victory at Las Vegas (3-2).

Derek Carr passed for 206 yards and Josh Jacobs rushed for a late touchdown in the second straight loss for the Raiders – their first with fans in the stands at 2-year-old Allegiant Stadium.


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