Washington 19, Lions 16
Quinton Dunbar intercepted Jeff Driskel in the final minute, Dustin Hopkins hit the go-ahead field goal from 39 yards out with 16 seconds left and the Washington Redskins beat the Lions 19-16 to snap a four-game losing streak.
Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins picked up his first NFL win after leading Washington (2-9) into field goal range following Dunbar’s interception. Haskins finished 13 of 29 for 156 yards and an interception but made a couple fewer mistakes than Driskel, who was picked off three times as the Lions (3-7-1) lost their fourth in a row and third since starter Matthew Stafford went out with injury.
For long stretches, the game was a comedy of errors with neither team looking like it wanted to win. Haskins fumbled on third down on Washington’s first possession, Detroit turned the ball over on consecutive offensive plays, Lions kicker Matt Prater missed a 39-yard field goal and his teammates were baffled on Steven Sims’ 91-yard kickoff return for a Redskins touchdown _ after muffing the catch.
Driskel finished 20 of 32 for 207 yards, with a touchdown pass and the three interceptions.
Bears 19, NY Giants 14
Khalil Mack set up a touchdown with a strip-sack, Allen Robinson had a season-high 131 yards receiving and the Bears beat the struggling New York Giants 19-14.
The Bears (5-6) bounced back from a loss to the Los Angeles Rams to win for the second time in three games. The Giants (2-9) dropped their seventh straight and clinched their third losing season in a row.
Mack broke through in the third quarter for just his second sack in seven games. Held without a tackle at Los Angeles, the three-time All-Pro nailed Jones deep in New York territory, and Chicago’s Nick Williams recovered at the 3. That led to a 2-yard touchdown run by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to make it 19-7.
New York cut the lead to five with 4:10 left in the game when Golden Tate hauled in a 23-yard pass on fourth-and-18. The Bears then went three-and-out before Pat O’Donnell pinned the Giants at the 6 with a 61-yard punt, and Chicago hung on from there.
Trubisky threw for a season-high 278 yards, including a touchdown to Robinson, and two interceptions after missing the final drive the previous week because of a right hip pointer.
Mack then nailed Jones from behind for a strip-sack that Nick Williams recovered at the New York 3, and Trubisky plowed in to make it 19-7. A 2-point conversion pass to Taylor Gabriel got wiped out by a penalty against Robinson away from the ball. Another penalty by Chicago as Pineiro missed an extra point led to a 48-yard attempt by him that failed.
San Francisco 37, Green Bay 8
Tampa Bay 35, Atlanta 22
Cleveland 41, Miami 24
Seattle 17, Philadelphia 9
New Orleans 34, Carolina 31
N-Y Jets 34, Oakland 3
Buffalo 20, Denver 3
Pittsburgh 16, Cincinnati 10
Tennessee 42, Jacksonville 20
New England 13, Dallas 9
Baltimore at L.A. Rams 8:15 (live on 106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports)
The Bulls and Pistons were off
Around the league…
Dallas 137, Houston 123
Brooklyn 103, New York 101
Sacramento 113, Washington 106
Denver 116, Phoenix 104
L.A. Clippers 134, New Orleans 109
Orlando at Detroit, 7:00
Portland at Chicago, 8:00
Memphis at Indiana, 7:00
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TODAY…
Yale at Western Michigan, noon
Virginia Tech vs. (3)Michigan St., 5:00
Carolina 2, Red Wings 0
James Reimer made 19 saves to earn his 22nd career shutout as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Red Wings 2-0. Sebastian Aho had a goal and an assist and Teuvo Teravainen also scored to help Carolina win for the sixth time in seven games. Jimmy Howard stopped 34 shots for Detroit, which has lost six straight.
The Blackhawks were off
Buffalo 5, Florida 2
Edmonton 4, Arizona 3 (SO)
GOLF – RSM CLASSIC
Tyler Duncan sank a 12-foot putt on the second hole of a playoff with Webb Simpson to win the RSM Classic in Georgia for his first PGA Tour title.
Playing two groups ahead of Simpson on Sea Island’s Seaside Course, Duncan birdied three of the last four holes in regulation for a 5-under 65. Simpson birdied 15 and 16 and closed with two pars to match Duncan at 19-under.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL (Associated Press Poll)
2. Ohio St.
12. Penn St.
15. Notre Dame
20. Boise St.
21. Oklahoma St.
22. Appalachian St.
23. Virginia Tech
25. Southern Cal