A thrilling slate of early matchups was capped off by three overtime games. Here’s a quick recap:
Atlanta 23, Arizona 19
Matt Ryan threw five—count ‘em, five—interceptions, but the Falcons still managed to pull out the victory at home against the slumping Cardinals. Michael Tuner punched in a one run touchdown run with under seven minutes for the winning score.
Green Bay 24, Detroit 20
Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay on an 82-yard touchdown drive, hitting Randall Cobb from 22 yards out with 1:55 left to give the Packers the lead, and the Lions were unable to mount a last minute comeback. Calvin Johnson had 143 receiving yards and a touchdown in the loss.
New York Jets 27, St. Louis 13
Mark Sanchez finished 15 of 20 for 178 yards, and the Jet defense forced three Ram turnovers to pick up the road victory. The Jets still harbor faint playoff hopes at 4-6.
Dallas 23, Cleveland 20 (OT)
Dan Bailey kicked a 32 yard field goal to send the game to overtime, and a 38-yarder to give the Cowboys the come-from-behind win. This was a pretty rough loss for the Browns, who completely outplayed Dallas in the first half to take a 13-0 lead at the break. Tony Romo threw for 313 yards to lead the Cowboys back to .500.