Pete Carroll’s team had dropped their previous two games and given up a combined 63 points in losses to the Seahawks and Vikings. And they fell behind, 7-0, in the first quarter at San Francisco.
But it was Russell Wilson to the rescue as he overcame three sacks and threw touchdown passes to D.K. Metcalf and Freddie Swain. He and Alex Collins both ran for one score. Including the postseason, Seattle is 14-2 in its last 16 games in this rivalry.
For the second time in four contests, Zac Taylor’s team won on the final play of the game. But the Bengals didn’t make it easy on themselves as they trailed the Jaguars, 14-0, at intermission.
Second-year quarterback Joe Burrow rallied the club and finished the night with 348 yards through the air and a pair of touchdowns – both to tight end C.J. Uzomah. And rookie kicker Evan McPherson would hit the game-winning 35-yard field goal as time expired.
Six days after putting 41 points on the board against the rival Eagles, Mike McCarthy’s surging team hosted the 3-0 Panthers. The Cowboys actually trailed by one point at intermission, 14-13, but the team then scored the next 23 points of the game and then held on for its third consecutive victory.
Dak Prescott threw for only 188 yards but for four touchdowns. And the rejuvenated Dallas’ ground attack amassed an impressive 245 yards on the ground.