NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes and the New Orleans Saints earned their 10th straight win by slamming the Falcons, 31-17. Alvin Kamara’s 89 yards rushing helped New Orleans stay unbeaten since a season-opening loss to Tampa Bay. The Saints’ defense surrendered just 26 yards rushing, had a season-high six sacks and was helped out by three Atlanta fumbles inside the New Orleans 20.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Amari Cooper had scoring receptions of 90 and 40 yards as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins, 31-23. Ezekiel Elliott ran for 121 yards and a touchdown to help the 6-5 Cowboys earn their third straight win and pull into a tie with the Redskins for first place in the NFC East. Dak Prescott was 22 of 31 for 289 yards and no interceptions.
DETROIT (AP) – Chase Daniel set single-game career highs in all major passing categories and Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown for the second straight game to lead the 8-3 Chicago Bears to a win over the Lions in Detroit, 23-16. Daniel was 27 of 37 for 230 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions to lead Chicago’s offense while No. 1 QB Mitchell Trubisky sat out the game with a shoulder injury. But the game was tied at 16 until Jackson brought back an interception 41 yards for a touchdown with six minutes left.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Nick Fitzgerald and Kylin Hill combined for 225 yards rushing as No. 22 Mississippi State cruised to victory in the Egg Bowl, 35-3 over Mississippi. Fitzgerald ran for 117 yards two touchdowns and threw for another score as the Bulldogs improved to 8-4. The game was marred by a brawl at the end of the third quarter, leading to the ejections of four players.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Fourth-ranked Virginia and No. 25 Wisconsin have advanced to the Battle 4 Atlantis title game. DeAndre Hunter matched his career high with 23 points, including a big 3-pointer with 53.1 seconds left in the Cavaliers’ 66-59 win against Dayton. D’Mitrik Trice nailed seven 3-pointers in eight attempts while scoring a career-high 25 points to highlight the Badgers’ 78-58 rout of Oklahoma.