The Latest: Green Bay stops Washington inside 5 twice in 3rd


The latest of NFL Week 7 (All Time EDT):


3:30 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers finally get some saves when the opponent gets inside their 20-yard line. Two of them, in fact.

The Packers had allowed touchdowns every time they left the opponent inside the 20 before the meeting with Washington. In the third quarter, Washington didn’t get any points on two trips inside Green Bay 5.

Green Bay retained their 21-7 advantage after Washington’s Taylor Heinicke was unable to connect with Ricky Seals-Jones on the fourth and -2 of 3. This came after Heinicke’s third try bounced off Terry McLaurin’s upper body.

In previous practice, Heinicke was stopped on fourth and inside goal on 1 after his apparent 3-yard touchdown on third down was canceled on replay.

Heinicke had a clear path to the end zone on the third down, but officials decided he had surrendered to a forward dive and his knee had hit the ground just before his outstretched arm crossed the line. goal.

– Reporting by Steve Megargee from Green Bay, Wisconsin


3:20 p.m.

Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase cut out Baltimore’s defense.

Chase scored on an 82-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter to give the Bengals a 27-17 lead in this AFC North showdown. Cincinnati has a shot at qualifying for first place with the Ravens with a win.

It was a close defensive fight for most of the first half. But after Baltimore rose 17-13 in the third, the Bengals responded with two back-to-back touchdowns. Burrow is 18 of 29 for 340 yards and three touchdowns.

– Reporting by Noah Trister from Baltimore


3:10 p.m.

Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke’s Lambeau jump was wasted.

Self-proclaimed Brett Favre fan of his youth ran for an apparent 3-yard touchdown on third and goal, found a fan in a Washington jersey and did a Lambeau jump in front of him.

The touchdown was canceled after reruns showed his knee touched the ground just before his arm crossed the goal line during his dive into the end zone. Heinicke seemed to have a clear path to the goal line before diving forward, and officials decided he surrendered.

After the knockdown, Heinicke tried to squeeze in on the fourth and the goal from half a yard. But he was stopped before he could pass the ball over the goal line. The Packers lead 21-7.


2:55 p.m.

New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson was ruled out against New England with a knee injury.

Wilson took a hit from Patriots linebacker Matt Judon early in the second quarter and lost several minutes in the field. He eventually left the field on his own and went to the medical tent.

Mike White replaced Wilson. The Patriots had a 31-7 halftime lead.


2:45 p.m.

Aaron Rodgers’ third touchdown pass of the day gave Green Bay a 21-7 lead early in the third quarter against Washington.

The teams traded touchdowns on the game’s opening possessions before the Packers took a 14-7 lead on Adam Lazard’s 10-yard capture 15 seconds before halftime.

Washington’s Taylor Heinicke, who grew up as a Brett Favre fan, opened with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Terry McLaurin. But Heinicke lost a fumble to a strip bag early in the second half, setting up a 20-yard Rodgers throw against Robert Tonyan.

The new Washington kicker saw his first career field goal stalled when the score was tied at 7-7. The 42-yard attempt was blocked by TJ Slaton.

– Reporting by Steve Megargee from Green Bay, Wisconsin


2:15 p.m.

Tennessee Titans broadcast Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City Chiefs.

Ryan Tannehill is 14 of 16 for 195 yards, NFL race leader Derrick Henry has a touchdown pass and the Titans have a 24-0 lead over the two defending AFC champions at the end of the second. quarter.

The Titans have 259 yards and 17 first downs while Mahomes and company have 35 yards and three first downs in their first meeting since the AFC Championship game in the 2019 season.

Tennessee were already leading 17-0 when Mahomes was intercepted for the sixth straight game, the longest streak of his career. Rashaan Evans managed a dive on a tipped ball for the ninth pick of the year for Mahomes. The 2018 MVP had six all last season.

Titans wide receiver AJ Brown had five catches for 89 yards and one touchdown from 24 yards after battling food poisoning during the week.

– Teresa M. Walker, reporting from Nashville, Tennessee


2:00 p.m.

New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson left the game against New England early in the second quarter with a knee injury.

Wilson took a hit from Patriots linebacker Matt Judon and lost several minutes in the field. He eventually left the field on his own and went to the medical tent. There was no immediate word on Wilson’s return.

Mike White replaced Wilson with the Patriots leading 17-0.



Some non-quarterbacks jump into the action with touchdown passes early in Week 7.

NFL leader Derrick Henry threw a 5-yard pass to Wildcat tight end MyCole Pruitt for Tennessee against Kansas City.

Kendrick Bourne of New England landed a 25-yard touchdown pass to fellow receiver Nelson Agholor after catching a back pass from Mac Jones and faking a run against the New York Jets. Both touchdowns came on the opening possessions.

It was the first career assist for Bourne, who landed a 75-yard touchdown late last week against Dallas before the Patriots lost in overtime.

It wasn’t Henry’s first TD pass. The two-time defending ground race champion earned a playoff victory over Baltimore in the 2019 season.

This is the fourth time since 2018 with multiple non-quarterback touchdown passes in the same week.


1:20 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans roll early on offense against Kansas City after struggling to score in the first quarter this season.

Ryan Tannehill distributed the ball to AJ Brown, Julio Jones and Derrick Henry. Then the Titans let Henry, the rushed NFL leader, complete the ride out of the Wildcat. Henry threw a 5-yard pass to tight end MyCole Pruitt for the touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

Henry also threw a TD pass in a divisional victory over Baltimore in January 2020.

– Teresa M. Walker, reporting from Nashville, Tennessee



The AFC North frontman is on the line with Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals visiting Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in one of the Week 7 headliners.

The Bengals are 4-2 behind the Ravens. Baltimore is one of three NFL teams with five straight wins since the loss in Game 1.

Tom Brady tries to lead Tampa Bay to the first 6-1 start in franchise history. The defending Super Bowl champion is at home against Chicago.

Jared Goff returns to Los Angeles to face the Rams after the offseason trade that sent the 2016 No. 1 overall pick to Detroit for Matthew Stafford. The Lions are the only team without a win at 0-6, while Stafford led LA to a 5-1 start.

The Rams follow the undefeated Arizona Cardinals into NFC West. Kyler Murray and company put their perfect season on the line at home against Houston. The Texans have lost five straight games since their first game.



Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury has cleared COVID-19 protocols and will be on the sidelines when the undefeated Cardinals take on Houston.

Kyler Murray is trying to lead the Cardinals to their first 7-0 start since 1974, 14 years before the franchise moved from St. Louis to Phoenix. Arizona defensive end JJ Watt faces the Texans for the first time after spending his first 10 seasons playing with them.

Kingsbury’s positive COVID-19 test was announced two days before Arizona played in Cleveland last week. Murray threw four touchdown passes in the Cardinals’ 37-14 win.

Arizona quarterback coach Cam Turner and defensive tackle Zach Allen were also sidelined last week due to coronavirus protocols.


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