KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Patrick Mahomes made up for the personnel losses by throwing for 374 yards and three touchdowns in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 33-28 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams combined for 116 yards rushing and a TD in place of the injured Damien Williams. Kansas City scored four times in the second quarter for the second consecutive week, this time getting three touchdowns and Harrison Butker’s 42-yard field goal to take a 23-6 lead.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Aaron Rodgers was 17 of 29 for 235 yards and a touchdown as the 3-0 Green Bay Packers earned a 27-16 win over the 0-3 Denver Broncos. Rodgers found Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a 40-yard strike on the opening drive before Aaron Jones tied a career high by running for two scores. Preston Smith matched a career high with three sacks as Green Bay got to Joe Flacco six times and forced three turnovers.
– NFL rushing leader Dalvin Cook cruised past the 100-yard mark for the third straight game, gaining 110 on 16 carries and scoring a touchdown as the Vikings thumped the Raiders, 34-14. Kirk Cousins was 15 of 21 for 174 yards and one TD to Adam Thielen on Minnesota’s opening possession. Thielen scored two TDs and Eric Wilson had two of the Vikings’ four sacks.
CHICAGO (AP) – Paul Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot by beating the Chicago Cubs 3-2 for their first four-game sweep at Wrigley Field in almost a century. NL Central-leading St. Louis qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2015 and stayed three games ahead of Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Eric Thames hit two home runs, the Brewers took a combined perfect game into the seventh inning and Milwaukee beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 to match Washington atop the NL wild-card standings. Orlando Arcia connected for the Brewers, but the shortstop also let a line drive tip off his glove with one out in the seventh for a hit that ended the perfect game bid in Milwaukee’s regular season home finale.