The defending AFC South champions hosted the Giants and appeared to have matters in control via a 13-0 halftime lead. But the Tennessee defense wound up giving up its share of big plays after intermission. The Titans found themselves down, 21-20, with 1:06 to play.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill drove his team downfield and Mike Vrabel’s club was in field goal position. But Randy Bullock’s 47-yard kick went wide left on the game’s final play.
New Raiders’ head coach Josh McDaniels made the trip to Los Angeles to take on the rival Chargers. It proved to be a tough afternoon for quarterback Derek Carr. The veteran signal-caller threw for 295 yards and two scores. But he was sacked five times, fumbled twice (none lost) and threw three interceptions.
Las Vegas’ supposedly-improved pass rush didn’t sack Chargers’ quarterback Justin Herbert, who threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns.
The Cowboys (530) and Buccaneers (511) were the two highest-scoring teams in the NFL this past season. The clubs clashed Sunday night at Dallas and Mike McCarthy’s offense was shackled the entire evening.
Quarterback Dak Prescott completed less than 50 percent of his passes and the Cowboys managed only one field goal. Now Prescott will miss six to eight weeks after suffering a broken thumb late in the game (via ESPN’s Todd Archer).