Saints beat Bucs, lose Winston & other NFL News

UNDATED (AP) — Tom Brady threw for four more touchdowns on Sunday, but his latest interception led to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ second loss of the season.

P.J. Williams picked off Brady and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown with 1:24 left to secure the New Orleans Saints’ 36-27 victory over the Bucs. Brady turned the ball over three times on a pair of interceptions and a fumble, which the Saints converted into 16 points.

The win could be costly to the Saints, who lost quarterback Jameis (JAY’-mihs) Winston to a knee injury early in the second quarter. Backup Trevor Siemian took over for Winston and completed 16 of 29 throws for 159 yards and a touchdown without a turnover. Siemian led the Saints on five scoring drives that produced two touchdowns and three field goals.

Saints coach Sean Payton called Winston’s injury “significant.”

In other Week 8 NFL action:

— Backup Cooper Rush threw for 325 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns as the Cowboys defeated the Vikings, 20-16. Rush’s final scoring pass was a five-yarder to Amari Cooper with 51 seconds remaining. Rush was pressed into service when Dak Prescott was shelved just before game time with a strained right calf muscle.

— Josh Allen threw touchdown passes on consecutive second-half drives in leading the Bills to a 26-11 win over the Dolphins. Allen scored on a 7-yard run with 1:07 left and finished 29 of 42 for 249 yards passing for the 5-2 Bills. Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-VY’-loh-ah) finished 21 of 39 for 205 yards and an interception in Miami’s seventh consecutive loss.

— Matthew Stafford threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns before taking a seat for the fourth quarter of the Rams’ 38-22 thrashing of the Texans. Cooper Kupp caught seven balls for 115 yards and a touchdown, and Darrell Henderson had 90 yards rushing and two TDs. The 7-1 Rams earned their fourth straight win and handed Houston its seventh loss in a row since a season-opening win.

— Fresh off a convincing win in Baltimore, the Bengals wasted a 31-20 lead in a 34-31 loss to the lowly Jets. Mike White threw for 405 yards and three touchdowns in his first NFL start and he caught a 2-point conversion pass on the go-ahead score. White overcame two early interceptions to complete 37 passes, the most by a player in his first start.

— Randy Bullock made a 44-yard field goal in overtime to cap a wild finish in the Titans’ 34-31 win at Indianapolis. The teams combined for two touchdowns in the final 86 seconds of regulation, setting up overtime before Carson Wentz threw a costly interception. Ryan Tannehill was 23 of 33 for 265 yards and three touchdowns as the 6-2 Titans overcame a quiet day from NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry, who was held to 68 yards on 28 carries.

— The Steelers pulled out a 15-10 win at Cleveland despite playing the entire second half without kicker Chris Boswell because of a concussion suffered on a fake field goal. Pat Freiermuth made a nifty catch in the corner of the end zone to put the Steelers up 15-10 with 11:04 left. Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH’-lihs-bur-gur) had 193 of his 266 passing yards in the second half and improved to 24-3-1 in starts against the rival Browns, including 12-2-1 in Cleveland.

— Carolina improved to 4-4 and ended a four-game skid by defeating the Falcons, 19-13 on Chuba (CHOO’-bah) Hubbard’s 6-yard scoring run with 6 1/2 minutes remaining. Zane Gonzalez hit field goals of 29, 51, 57 and 23 yards to prop up a Panthers offense that managed just 129 passing yards. The Panthers allowed just 213 total yards, with Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan throwing for 146 yards and two interceptions while being sacked three times.

— Adrian Phillips intercepted two passes, returning one for the go-ahead touchdown in the Patriots’ 27-24 victory over the Chargers. Nick Folk kicked four field goals, including a tiebreaking, 30-yard boot with 2:21 left. Mac Jones completed 18 of 35 passes for 217 yards in helping the 4-4 Patriots drop Los Angeles to 4-3.

— Geno Smith ran for one score and threw a pair of touchdown passes to DK Metcalf, sending the Seahawks to a 31-7 rout of the Jaguars. Smith finished 20 of 24 for 195 yards, and his 83.3% completion percentage was a career best with at least 20 pass attempts. Lockett finished with 12 catches for 142 yards for the 3-5 Seahawks.

— The Broncos ended a four-game skid by blocking two field goals on their way to a 17-10 win against Washington. Melvin Gordon III caught a touchdown pass and ran for the go-ahead score from 7 yards out with 4:31 remaining. He also fumbled with 21 seconds to go, giving Washington the ball at the Denver 24-yard line before Denver’s defense held.

— Jimmy Garoppolo (gah-RAH’-poh-loh) threw for 322 yards and ran for two touchdowns as the 49ers knocked off the Bears, 33-22 to end a four-game losing streak. Deebo Samuel had six catches for 171 yards, and Elijah Mitchell carried 18 times for 137 yards and a touchdown for the 3-4 Niners. Justin Fields ran for 103 yards and a score, becoming the first Bears QB to rush for 100 yards in a game since Bobby Douglass in 1973.

— Boston Scott and Jordan Howard each had a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Eagles in a 44-6 laugher at Detroit. Jalen Hurts had just 14 pass attempts but ran seven times for 71 of his team’s 236 yards rushing as the 3-5 Eagles ended a two-game skid. Jared Goff was sacked a season-high five times and finished 23 of 34 for 222 yards as the 0-8 Lions remained the league’s only winless team.