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The Journal Gazette

Monday, September 10, 2018 1:00 am


Rodgers rallies Packers past Bears

Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers threw three second-half touchdown passes after leaving the game on a cart in the first half as the Green Bay Packers overcame a 20-0 deficit to beat the Chicago Bears 24-23 Sunday night.

Rodgers left the field on the front seat of a cart in the second quarter with a knee injury. The Packers listed him as questionable at halftime, but minutes later he was back on the field throwing warmup tosses.

RAVENS 47, BILLS 3: In Baltimore, Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes, one to each of the new receivers, and the Baltimore defense harassed and embarrassed Buffalo quarterback Nathan Peterman.

Flacco went 25 for 34 for 236 yards before being replaced in the third quarter by rookie Lamar Jackson, who did little more than hand off after entering with a 40-0 lead.

Making his third NFL start, Peterman went 5 for 18 for 24 yards and two interceptions for a quarterback rating of 0.0.

JAGUARS 20, GIANTS 15:In East Rutherford, New Jersey, linebacker Myles Jack scored on a 32-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter to lead Jacksonville.

Blake Bortles threw a short touchdown pass and led two other first-half field goal drives.

CHIEFS 38, CHARGERS 28: In Carson, California, Tyreek Hill scored three touchdowns, Patrick Mahomes passed for his first four NFL scores to lead Kansas City.

BRONCOS 27, SEAHAWKS 24: In Denver, Von Miller sacked Russell Wilson three times, forced two fumbles and recovered one in helping Case Keenum win his Denver debut.

Keenum threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns but was also intercepted three times.

Wilson threw for 298 yards and three TDs but was picked off twice and sacked six times.

DOLPHINS 27, TITANS 20: In Miami Gardens, Florida, Jakeem Grant scored on a tiebreaking 102-yard kickoff return with 14 minutes to go, and Miami overcame two weather delays to win the longest game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.

Delays for lightning lasted a total of 3 hours, 59 minutes, and the game took 7 hours, 10 minutes to play. The previous longest game since 1970 was a Bears overtime victory against the Ravens in 2013 that took 5 hours, 16 minutes.

Grant's touchdown triggered a late flurry of big plays.

After his score, Ryan Tannehill hit Kenny Stills deep for a 75-yard touchdown. Darius Jennings returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards for a Titans score, and they were driving when Miami's Reshad Jones helped to clinch the win with a 54-yard return after he intercepted Blaine Gabbert.

WASHINGTON 24, CARDINALS 6: In Glendale, Arizona, Alex Smith carved up the Arizona defense for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and Adrian Peterson rushed for 96 yards and a score to lead Washington.

PANTHERS 16, COWBOYS 8: In Charlotte, North Carolina, Cam Newton ran for 58 yards and a touchdown to lead Carolina. Kawann Short sacked Dak Prescott twice.