Dolphins defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah grabs Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen during Miami’s 21-19 win Sunday in Miami Gardens, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins’ defense stopped Josh Allen and the Bills at the goal line late, then held again after punter Thomas Morstead bizarrely kicked the ball off a teammate and out of bounds for a safety in a 21-19 win over Buffalo on Sunday.

Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins improved to 3-0 in an AFC East thriller that ended with Allen and the Bills (2-1) attempting to spike the ball near midfield, the clock just running out on their chance to try a long-distance, go-ahead field goal.

Tagovailoa briefly left the game in the second quarter, returning after halftime despite appearing to be disoriented by a head injury. Allen also may have been injured, heading to the X-ray room after the game. He had his throwing hand checked by trainers late.

Miami took the lead with about 10 minutes left, scoring a touchdown to go up 21-17, and the Bills faced their first deficit of the season.

Despite being sacked and flagged for unnecessary roughness on the next drive, Allen drove Buffalo down the field with a 17-play, eight-minute drive, reflective of how the Bills’ offense operated all game. Miami’s defense held, though, forcing a turnover on downs from the 2.

Allen was 42 of 63 passing for 400 yards. He had touchdown passes to running back Devin Singletary and receiver Isaiah McKenzie.


PACKERS 14, BUCCANEERS 12: Aaron Rodgers threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and Green Bay (2-1) withstood a late comeback bid by host Tampa Bay (2-1).

Rodgers tossed TD passes of 5 yards to Romeo Doubs and 6 yards to Allen Lazard on his team’s first two possessions, while the Bucs’ offense sputtered much of the day without star receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Julio Jones.

Brady finally got the Bucs into the end zone on a 1-yard pass to Russell Gage with 14 seconds left, capping a 90-yard drive, but the 2-point conversion attempt failed after Tampa Bay was pushed back by a delay-of-game penalty.

BENGALS 27, JETS 12: Joe Burrow threw three touchdown passes and defending AFC champion Cincinnati (1-2) rolled past New York (1-2) at East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Burrow finished 23 of 36 for 275 yards, with TD throws to Samaje Perine, Tyler Boyd and Ja’Marr Chase.

COLTS 20, CHIEFS 17: Matt Ryan threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to rookie Jelani Woods with 24 seconds left to give the Indianapolis (1-1-1) a comeback victory over visiting Kansas City (2-1).


Ryan earned his first win with the Colts in their home opener by hooking up with Woods for both Indianapolis touchdowns, one week after they were shut out at Jacksonville.

But it took a 16-play, 76-yard drive – aided by a personal foul call on Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones following a third-down sack – for Indy to snap a four-game winless streak that included two losses late last season.

They sealed it with Rodney McLeod Jr.’s interception with 2 seconds to play.

Ryan finished 27 of 37 for 222 yards in his 225th career start. He was sacked five times and lost two fumbles.

EAGLES 24, COMMANDERS 8: DeVonta Smith caught eight passes from Jalen Hurts for a career-high 169 yards and a touchdown, Carson Wentz flopped in his first game against the team that drafted him, and Philadelphia (3-0) routed Washington (1-2) in Landover, Maryland.

Smith made acrobatic catches along the sideline and to the edge of the end zone for gains of 45 and 44 yards, and hauled in a TD pass on fourth down to end the first half with no time left on the clock. The 2020 Heisman Trophy winner out of Alabama surpassed his previous high for yards receiving before halftime.


Hurts was 22 of 35 for 340 yards and three touchdown passes, one each to Smith, A.J. Brown and Dallas Goedert.

PANTHERS 22, SAINTS 14: Laviska Shenault caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield, Marquis Haynes returned a fumble 44 yards for a touchdown and Carolina (1-2) beat visiting New Orleans (1-2) to snap a nine-game losing streak.

Mayfield threw for 170 yards and Christian McCaffrey ran for 108 as the Panthers won at home for the first time since beating the Saints 26-7 on Sept. 19, 2021.

New Orleans quarterback Jameis Winston, playing with an injured back, completed 25 of 41 passes for 353 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, while rookie Chris Olave had nine catches for 147 yards for a Saints wide receiver corps that lost Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry and Tre’Quan Smith to injuries in the second half.

BEARS 23, TEXANS 20: Roquan Smith set up Cairo Santos’ game-ending field goal when he intercepted Davis Mills deep in Houston territory, and the host Bears (2-1) beat their former coach, Lovie Smith.

Khalil Herbert ran for a career-high 157 yards and two touchdowns for Chicago.


The Texans (0-2-1) had third-and-1 at their 26 when defensive tackle Angelo Blackson tipped a pass intended for Rex Burkhead. Smith, who missed practice all week because of a hip injury, intercepted it at the 30 and returned it to the 12.

VIKINGS 28, LIONS 24: Kirk Cousins connected with a wide-open K.J. Osborn for the go-ahead, 28-yard touchdown with 45 seconds remaining, and Minnesota (2-1) rallied to beat visiting Detroit (1-2).

Osborn blew by former Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes on a corner route to snag the in-stride pass and cruise across the goal line to give Minnesota the lead for the first time.

Dalvin Cook rushed for 96 yards and a score before leaving with a shoulder injury for the Vikings, who fell behind 14-0 and 24-14.

TITANS 24, RAIDERS 22: Ryan Tannehill threw for 264 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score, and Tennessee (1-2) held off Las Vegas (0-3) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Derrick Henry ran for 85 yards and a touchdown and added 58 yards receiving as the Titans avoided their worst start since 2009, when they lost the first six games that season.


The Raiders are off to their worst start since 2018.

RAMS 20, CARDINALS 12: Matthew Stafford threw for 249 yards, Cam Akers and Cooper Kupp scored touchdowns and visiting Los Angeles (2-1) used a stellar defensive effort to beat Arizona (1-2).

The Rams have won 11 of their last 12 games against the Cardinals dating to 2017, including last year’s 34-11 win in the playoffs.

FALCONS 27, SEAHAWKS 23: Cordarrelle Patterson rushed for a career-high 141 yards and one touchdown, Marcus Mariota threw a 14-yard TD to rookie Drake London in the second half, and Atlanta (1-2) won at Seattle (1-2).

Patterson rumbled for 107 yards in the second half and the Falcons were able to avoid starting 0-3 for the second time in three seasons.

JAGUARS 38, CHARGERS 10: Trevor Lawrence threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns, James Robinson rushed for 100 yards and a TD, and Jacksonville (2-1) snapped an 18-game road losing streak.

Justin Herbert started for the Chargers (1-2) after being listed as questionable all week because of a rib injury. He passed for 297 yards but turned it over twice, finishing 25 of 45 with a touchdown.

BRONCOS 11, 49ERS 10: Melvin Gordon atoned for two fumbles with a late 1-yard touchdown run, and safety Kareem Jackson recovered Jeff Wilson Jr.’s fumble with 1:05 left to preserve a win for Denver (2-1) at home against San Francisco (1-2).

Russell Wilson and the Broncos won despite going three-and-out nine times. Their only sustained drive was a 12-play, 80-yarder that included a 12-yard scramble by Wilson. Gordon capped it with 4:10 remaining.

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