NFL Week 9 scores, highlights, and live updates

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 06: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates in the endzone before kickoff against the Tennessee Titans at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on November 6, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 06: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates in the endzone before kickoff against the Tennessee Titans at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on November 6, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

It’s another Sunday full of action and we’re tracking NFL Week 9 scores, schedule, inactives, and live updates throughout the day. 

November is finally here, which means we’re reaching the thick of the NFL season. Games are starting to matter more and more as the season presses into its second half, and the playoff picture begins to come into focus.

There’s still plenty of football left to play and the teams currently in the playoff picture might not be there at the end of the year. The same can be said of teams on the outside looking in as Week 9 kicks off.

One surprise so far this year has been how badly veteran quarterbacks have fared. Right now the top three quarterbacks in the NFC last season are all on the outside of the playoff bubble. Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, and Tom Brady are all sitting with losing records — or in Stafford’s case, a record not good enough to be in the playoffs — and have a ton of work to do in order to turn things around. Rodgers is perhaps set up best to turn things around with a matchup in Detroit against one of the league’s worst defenses.

Brady and Stafford are pushing chips to the center of the table in a matchup against each other, with the Rams heading to Tampa in a rematch of last year’s wild NFC Divisional Round game between the two teams. If the Bucs lose, they’ll not only fall further out of the playoff picture and lose a crucial tiebreaker to the Rams, but they’ll fall further behind the Atlanta Falcons for first place in the NFC South.

NFL Week 9 schedule and scores

Thursday, November 3rd

Eagles 29, Texans 17

Sunday, November 6th

Patriots 26, Colts 3
Lions 15, Packers 9
Falcons 17, Chargers 20
Jets 20, Bills 17
Commanders 17, Vikings 20
Jaguars 27, Raiders 20
Bengals 42, Panthers 21
Bears 32, Dolphins 35

Cardinals 21, Seahawks 31
Buccaneers 16, Rams 13

Chiefs 20, Titans 17

Monday, November 7th

Saints vs. Ravens – 7:15 pm ET on ESPN

Justin Fields ripped off a gorgeous 61-yard touchdown run

Earlier this year against the Vikings, Justin Fields burned off a huge touchdown run that was negated by a boneheaded holding penalty.

Fields did himself a few yards better on Sunday and there was no flag this time around. The Bears quarterback torched the Dolphins defense on a 61-yard touchdown run that will undoubtedly fire up fans in Chicago who have been waiting for the offense to click.

Taylor Heinicke connected with Curtis Samuel on an insane triple-coverage TD

For as good as the Minnesota Vikings defense has been this year, they were clowned by Taylor Heinicke and Curtis Samuel on one of the most insane touchdown passes you’ll see all year.

Heinicke split four Vikings defenders and an official to connect with Samuel. Not only that but Samuel wasn’t touched by a single defender and rolled into the endzone for a touchdown.

Of course, Vikings fans will be quick to point out that Camryn Bynum was run into by an official which impeded his ability to make a play on the ball. If Bynum isn’t interfered with, he probably intercepts the pass.

Joe Mixon scored 4 TDs in the first half against the Panthers

Have yourself a day, Joe Mixon.

After getting obliterated on Monday Night Football in Cleveland, the Cincinnati Bengals put on a clinic against the Carolina Panthers in the first half. Joe Burrow’s offense scored 35 points before halftime and Joe Mixon scored four touchdowns in all kinds of ways.

Mixon scored three times on the ground:

And he scored once through the air:

Are you not entertained?

Dolphins score on an insane blocked punt in Chicago

The Dolphins have no problem generating points on offense, but they were doing it on special teams as well.

In the second quarter, the Dolphins blocked a Bears punt and brought it back for a score. The blocked punt couldn’t have been any easier as Pat O’Donnell hit the bullseye in the worst possible way.

Jets kicker slips on opening kickoff but defense cleans up mistake

The last thing any team wants to do is give the Buffalo Bills a break, especially right out of the gate. Remember just a few weeks ago when the Pittsburgh Steelers gave up a 99-yard touchdown pass on the first drive against Buffalo and proceeded to get blown out, and the Jets seemed headed toward that in a potential statement game.

Kicker Braden Mann slipped on the opening kickoff which gave the Bills tremendous field position to start the game.

Thankfully Jordan Whitehead helped negate the mistake by picking off Josh Allen a few plays later.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense is truly cursed

As if the Packers luck couldn’t get any worse, the injuries continue to pile up. Romeo Doubs, who emerged as a reliable target for Aaron Rodgers amid a slew of injuries to the starting receiving corp, was carted off the field after suffering an injury.

A few plays later, Aaron Rodgers popped up a goal line pass and turned the ball over in the red zone.

NFL Week 9 inactives (Updated)

Here’s a running list of players who are not going to be suiting up for action this Sunday. Plan your fantasy lineups and place your bets accordingly knowing who is in and who is out in Week 9.

Packers at Lions

Packers: CB Shemar Jean-Charles, LB De’Vondre Campbell, OL Rasheed Walker, OL Luke Tenuta, DL Jonathan Ford.

Lions: WR Josh Reynolds, CB A.J. Parker, CB Chase Lucas, S Ifeatu Melifonwu, T Matt Nelson, DL Michael Brockers, DL Austin Bryant

Colts at Patriots

Colts: RB Jonathan Taylor, QB Matt Ryan, CB Tony Brown, LB Grant Stuard, C Wesley French, RB Zack Moss, DL Chris Williams

Patriots: C David Andrews, WR DeVante Parker, DT Christian Barmore, DT Sam Roberts, CB Shaun Wade, S Joshuah Bledsoe, RB Kevin Harris, RB Damien Harris

Dolphins at Bears

Dolphins: QB Skylar Thompson, RB Myles Gaskin, WR Erik Ezukanma, WR River Cracraft, OL Austin Jackson

Bears: WR Velus Jones Jr., OL Alex Leatherwood, OL Ja’Tyre Carter, TE Jake Tonges, CB Lamar Jackson

Vikings at Commanders

Vikings: DT Dalvin Tomlinson, WR Jalen Nailor, T Vederian Lowe. OL Chris Reed, LB Benton Whitley, DL Esezi Otomewo, LB Luiji Vilain

Commanders: WR Jahan Dotson, RB J.D. McKissic, LB Cole Holcomb, LB David Mayo, DE Shaka Toney, G Chris Paul, TE Cole Turner

Panthers at Bengals

Panthers: S Juston Burris, RB Chuba Hubbard, WR Rashard Higgins, LB Arron Mosby, T Larnel Coleman, TE Stephen Sullivan

Bengals: WR Ja’Marr Chase, WR Mike Hilton, DT Josh Tupou, RB Trayveon Williams, CB Tre Flowers, T D’Ante Smith, G Jackson Carman

Raiders at Jaguars

Raiders: TE Darren Waller, LB Jayon Brown, DT Kendal Vickers, DE Tashawn Bower, RB Brittain Brown, OT Jackson Barton

Jaguars: WR Kendrick Pryor, S Tyree Gillespie, CB Tevaughn Campbell, LB De’Shaan Dixon, OL John Miller

Bills at Jets

Bills: S Jordan Poyer, CB Tre’Davious White, LB Matt Milano, TE Tommy Sweeney, OL Spencer Brown

Jets: WR Corey Davis, QB Joe Flacco, RB Zonovan Knight, TE Jeremy Ruckert, CB Bryce Hall, S Tony Adams

Chargers at Falcons

Chargers: QB Easton Stick, K Dustin Hopkins, WR Keenan Allen, CB Kemon Hall, WR Mike Williams, LB Chris Rumph II, DL Jerry Tillery

Falcons: S Erik Harris, CB A.J. Terrell, LB Nate Landman, OL Chuma Edoga, TE Anthony Firkser, WR Bryan Edwards, DL Matt Dickerson

NFL Playoff Picture

Here’s a look at what the NFL Playoff bracket would look like if the postseason started today:

NFC Playoff Picture

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-0)
  2. Minnesota Vikings (6-1)
  3. Seattle Seahawks (5-3)
  4. Atlanta Falcons (4-4)
  5. Dallas Cowboys (6-2)
  6. New York Giants (6-2)
  7. San Francisco 49ers (4-4)

Based on those standings, here’s what the playoff matchups would look like for the first weekend of action:

  • (2) Minnesota Vikings vs. (7) San Francisco 49ers
  • (3) Seattle Seahawks vs. (6) New York Giants
  • (4) Atlanta Falcons vs. (5) Dallas Cowboys

AFC Playoff Picture

  1. Buffalo Bills (5-1)
  2. Tennessee Titans (5-2)
  3. Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)
  4. Baltimore Ravens (5-3)
  5. New York Jets (5-3)
  6. Miami Dolphins (5-3)
  7. Los Angeles Chargers (4-3)

Based on those standings, here’s what the playoff matchups would look like for the first weekend of action:

  • (2) Tennessee Titans vs. (7) Los Angeles Chargers
  • (3) Kansas City Chiefs vs. (6) Miami Dolphins
  • (4) Baltimore Ravens vs. (5) New York Jets