BALTIMORE (AP) – Lamar Jackson ran for 61 yards and two touchdowns and was 17 of 23 passing for 163 yards and a score as the Baltimore Ravens handed New England its first loss of the season, 37-20. Baltimore built a 17-0 lead, but the Pats drew within 23-20 before Jackson threw a five-yard TD pass to Nick Boyle just six seconds into the fourth quarter and scored on a one-yard keeper to ice the victory. The NFL’s leading rushing attack amassed 210 yards on the ground, led by 115 yards from Mark Ingram.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Harrison Butker drilled a 44-yard field goal as time expired to send the Kansas City Chiefs past the Minnesota Vikings, 26-23. Butker also hit a 54-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter, tying the game and matching his career long. Matt Moore started a second straight game in place of Patrick Mahomes and threw for 275 yards and a touchdown without a pick. Tyreek Hill finished with six catches for 140 yards for the Chiefs, including a spectacular TD grab.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) – Melvin Gordon scored two touchdowns, Michael Badgley kicked four field goals and the Los Angeles Chargers ended the Green Bay Packers’ four-game winning streak, 26-11. Gordon finished with 80 yards and Austin Ekeler added 70 as the Chargers rushed for a season-high 159 yards and averaged 4.2 yards per carry under new offensive coordinator Shane Steichen. Aaron Rodgers was 23 of 35 for just 161 yards and a late TD for the 7-2 Packers.
SEATTLE (AP) – Russell Wilson’s fifth touchdown pass of the afternoon sealed the Seattle Seahawks’ 40-34 triumph against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in overtime. Wilson hit Jacob Hollister on a 10-yard touchdown on the opening possession of OT to tie his career high for TD throws in a game and finish 29 of 43 for 378 yards. Jameis Winston engineered a scoring drive in the final minute of regulation and passed for 335 yards and two touchdowns before Tampa Bay dropped to 2-6. Seattle is 7-2.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – The Buffalo Bills are off to their best start since 1993 at 6-2 following a 24-9 win over the Washington Redskins. Rookie Devin Singletary had 95 yards rushing and a 2-yard touchdown to help Buffalo spoil Dwayne Haskins’ first NFL start. Josh Allen threw for a touchdown, ran for another and was 14 of 20 for 160 yards through the air as the Bills dropped the Redskins to 1-8.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida State has fired second-year football coach Willie Taggart less than 24 hours after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl game for the second consecutive season. Taggart was 9-12 with the Seminoles, who won the national title in 2013 and have been in a freefall for the last three seasons. The Seminoles have not been ranked this season and were 0-5 against rivals Miami, Florida and Clemson under Taggart.
UNDATED (AP) – LSU and Alabama will remain the top two teams in the Associated Press football poll when they meet on Saturday. The Tigers are seven points ahead of the second-ranked Crimson Tide. Ohio State, Clemson and Penn State round out the top five and are followed in order by Georgia, Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma and Florida. The first CFP standings of the season will come out Tuesday. Wisconsin is ranked 16th and Iowa 18th heading into their showdown in Madison this Saturday.
UNDATED (AP) – The Cubs have exercised a $16.5 million option for next season on first baseman Anthony Rizzo and declined options on right-handers Brandon Morrow, Tony Barnette and Kendall Graveman. Rizzo would have received a $2 million buyout if the option had been declined. He hit .293 with 27 homers and 94 RBIs this year, ending a streak of four 100-RBI seasons.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals have declined their half of Alex Gordon’s $23 million mutual option for 2020, allowing the outfielder to become a free agent. Gordon had exercised his part of the option but was allowed to go free Saturday. He will receive a $4 million buyout, completing a $72 million, four-year contract he agreed to in January 2016. The three-time All-Star and six-time Gold Glove winner batted .266 this year with 13 homers and 76 RBIs for the rebuilding Royals.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Kevin Harvick has won the fall Cup race at Texas for the third year in a row while taking one of the championship-contending spots at NASCAR’s season finale in two weeks. Harvick started from the pole and led 120 of 334 laps in the No. 4 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing. He took the lead for the seventh and final time on lap 255, and finished 1 1/2 seconds ahead of teammate Aric Almirola. Playoff contender Joey Logano finished fourth at the 1 1/2-mile Texas track to stay in title contention.