AP Monday Sports Roundup
Pats do remake of Escape From New York
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Giants almost did it to the New England Patriots once again. Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowski wouldn't let them.
The Pats remain one of the NFL's three unbeaten teams after Gostkowski drilled a 54-yard field goal with one second left to give New England a 27-26 win over the Giants at the Meadowlands. Brady was almost intercepted on the first play of the winning drive before keeping possession with a fourth-and-10 pass three plays later.
The final drive came after Josh Brown hit a 29-yard field goal to put the Giants ahead 26-24 with 1:47 remaining.
The 9-0 Patriots fell behind by 10 in the third quarter, their largest deficit of the season. Brady hooked up with Rob Gronkowski for a 76-yard touchdown with 11:33 remaining to give the Pats their first lead since the opening quarter, but Brown's kick put the Giants in position to beat the Patriots for the fourth straight time, including a pair of Super Bowl wins.
Brady was 26 of 42 for 334 yards, two TDs and an interception for New England, which played most of the game without Justin Edelman because of an ankle injury.
The Giants dropped to 5-5 despite Eli Manning, who was 24 of 44 for 361 yards, two scores and no interceptions. Manning had 251 passing yards in the first half alone, including an 87-yard scoring grab by Odell Beckham Jr.
Meanwhile, Peyton Manning set an all-time record in what was one of the worst games of his career. Manning broke Brett Favre's record for passing yards, but he was just 5 of 20 for 35 yards and four interceptions before he was benched in the third quarter of Denver's 29-13 loss to Kansas City.
Alex Smith hit Charcandrick West for an 80-yard catch-and-run to put the Chiefs ahead 29-0 with 11:10 remaining. West scored both Kansas City touchdowns and had 69 yards on 24 carries.
The Chiefs allowed just 223 total yards and improved to 4-5. The AFC West-leading Broncos fell to 7-2.
Elsewhere in Week 10 of the NFL schedule:
— Cam Newton connected on his first 11 passes and finished with a touchdown pass and TD run as Carolina beat Tennessee 27-10 to remain the NFC's only unbeaten team. He was 21 of 26 for 217 yards as the 9-0 Panthers extended their winning streak to a league-best 13 games. Newton's two-yard scoring run with 2:42 remaining sealed the outcome and sent the 2-7 Titans to their 10th consecutive home loss.
— The Vikings have moved a game ahead of Green Bay for the NFC North lead at 7-2 with an outstanding performance by Adrian Peterson in a 30-14 dismantling of Oakland. Peterson recorded his record-tying sixth career 200-yard game, finishing with 203 and a touchdown. Teddy Bridgewater threw for a TD and Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kick 93 yards for a score in the Vikings' fifth straight win. Derek Carr tossed two touchdown passes for the 4-5 Raiders, but he was intercepted twice.
— The Packers lost their third straight since a 6-0 start as Mason Crosby missed badly on a 52-yard field goal as time expired in an 18-16 loss to visiting Detroit. Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns and the 2-7 Lions won in Green Bay for the first time since 1990. Aaron Rodgers tossed a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes to get the Packers within two points, but they failed on a two-point conversion with 32 seconds left. Crosby shanked his field goal attempt after Green Bay recovered an onside kick.
— Arizona is three games clear of their NFC West rivals following a wild 39-32 win at Seattle. Carson Palmer threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns for the Cardinals, who blew a 22-7 halftime lead and trailed 29-25 until Palmer hit Jermaine Gresham for a 14-yard TD with 8:41 remaining. Michael Floyd had a pair of scoring receptions and Andre Ellington added a 48-yard touchdown run with 1:58 left for the 7-2 Cardinals. Russell Wilson threw for 240 yards and a TD and carried six times for 52 yards before Seattle dropped to 4-5.
— Kirk Cousins had a big day for Washington, completing 20 of 25 passes for 324 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in a 47-14 rout of New Orleans. Matt Jones had three receptions for 131 yards, including a 78-yard TD grab. Alfred Morris carried 15 times for 92 yards in Washington's most lopsided victory since a 35-point win over San Francisco in October 2005. Washington is 4-5 after handing the 4-6 Saints their second straight loss since a three-game winning streak.
— Ben Roethslisberger made an unexpected return and completed 22 of 33 passes for 379 yards and three touchdowns in Pittsburgh's 30-9 win over Cleveland. He was supposed to sit out because of a sprained left foot, but a first-quarter injury to Landry Jones put Roethlisberger on the field. Roethlisberger threw a pair of TD passes in the final 3 ½ minutes of the first half and clinched the victory with a 56-yard scoring strike to Antonio Brown with 9:07 remaining. The 6-4 Steelers dropped the Browns to 2-8 and recorded six sacks on Johnny Manziel, who passed for a career-high 372 yards, one touchdown and an interception.
— The Cowboys have their first seven-game losing streak since 1989 after Jameis Winston scored on a one-yard keeper with 54 seconds remaining to give Tampa Bay a 10-6 win over Dallas. The 2-7 Cowboys reached the Buccaneers 44 following the ensuing kickoff, but a pass from Matt Cassel was intercepted in the end zone. Winston was 22 of 39 for 264 yards and two interceptions for the 4-5 Bucs.
— The Bears and Rams are 4-5 after Zach Miller and Jeremy Langford each scored two touchdowns in Chicago's 37-13 pounding of St. Louis. Miller's 87-yard TD reception was the Bears' longest play since 2020. Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler was effective all afternoon, completing 19 of his 24 passes for 258 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
— The Jaguars had lost 13 straight road games until Jason Myers drilled a 53-yard field goal after time expired to give Jacksonville a 22-20 triumph at Baltimore. The Ravens thought they had just completed a 20-19 victory until Elvis Dumervil was called for a facemask on Blake Bortles as the clock ran out, giving the Jags one extra play. Bortles went 22 for 45 for 188 yards and two touchdowns for the 3-6 Jaguars, whose previous road victory came in Cleveland 23 months ago. Joe Flacco went 34 for 45 for 316 yards and three touchdowns for the 2-7 Ravens, who have suffered their seven losses by a combined 32 points.
— Miami snapped a two-game losing streak as Ryan Tannehill tossed a pair of TD passes in the second half of a 20-19 triumph over Philadelphia. The 4-5 Dolphins hung on after Tannehill's four-yard scoring strike to Jarvis Landry put them ahead 20-16 with 14:55 left. The 4-5 Eagles finished the game without Sam Bradford because of an injured left shoulder and a concussion.
SEATTLE (AP) — Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Mike Iupati was taken off the field in an ambulance during Sunday's game at Seattle.
Iupati was blocking on a run play when he lowered his head and collided with Seahawks defensive back Kam Chancellor. After being strapped to a backboard, Iupati was put on a stretcher and into an ambulance that was brought onto the field.
The Cardinals said Iupati suffered a neck injury but had feeling and movement in his extremities when he left the stadium. The team later said a CT scan and MRI at the hospital both came back normal.
T25 FOOTBALL POLL
Clemson remains on top
UNDATED (AP) — The Clemson Tigers remain the top team in the latest Associated Press college football poll.
The Tigers received 34 first-place votes, while second-ranked Ohio State got 23 and No. 3 Alabama took four. Rounding out the top five are Oklahoma State and Notre Dame.
The second five this week are Iowa, Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan State and Baylor.
Davis can't stop Pelicans' slide
UNDATED (AP) — Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics are becoming one of the NBA's most pleasant surprises this season.
Smart scored a career-high 26 points and held Russell Westbrook in check as the Celtics earned a 100-85 triumph over the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Isaiah Thomas contributed 20 points and Jared Sullinger added eight and 15 rebounds to help the 5-4 Celtics earn their third win in four games. Boston shot 48 percent and outrebounded the Thunder 47-34.
Westbrook scored 27 points against Smart and the Celtics, but he shot just 5 of 20 from the field and managed only five assists and four rebounds after posting triple-doubles in his previous two games.
The Thunder are 6-4 after ending their three-game winning streak.
In other NBA action:
— Utah halted a three-game skid as Derrick Favors scored 23 points and Rodney Hood added 20 in a 97-96 triumph against Atlanta. Paul Millsap had a season-high 28 points for the Hawks but missed a 12-footer at the buzzer as Atlanta lost for the third time in four games.
— Anthony Davis had 36 points and 11 rebounds, but the Pelicans fell to 1-9 with a 95-87 loss to the Knicks in New York. Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and 13 rebounds in helping the Knicks halt a two-game skid.
— Charlotte beat Portland 106-94 as Nicolas Batum scored 33 points and Al Jefferson added 29. The Hornets led 71-45 at halftime and by as many as 29 points midway through the third quarter before evening their record at 5-5.
— Jeff Green scored a season-high 21 points and Mike Conley matched his season-high with 20 as Memphis downed Minnesota 114-106. Marc Gasol had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Grizzlies, who shot a season-high 56.3 percent from the field in winning their second straight since a four-game skid.
— DeMarcus Cousins scored 10 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter of Sacramento's third consecutive win, 107-101 over Toronto. Rudy Gay delivered 26 points for the Kings, who closed on an 11-0 run.
— The Lakers had been 1-8 until Kobe Bryant provided 17 points, eight rebounds and nine assists in a 97-85 win over Detroit. Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points and the 2-8 Lakers ended a four-game losing streak.
Tar Heels romp
UNDATED (AP) — North Carolina should stay atop The Associated Press men's basketball poll on Monday following their second straight lopsided win.
Nate Britt matched his career high with 17 points and the Tar Heels led throughout in a 92-65 romp over Fairfield. Britt finished 6-for-9 from the field and tied his career high by making 4 of 6 3-point attempts.
Joel Berry II added 15 points for the Tar Heels, who led 40-32 at halftime and didn't put the game away until the final 10 minutes.
In other top-25 action:
— Bronson Koenig scored 23 points and Vitto Brown added a career-high 16 as No. 17 Wisconsin slammed Siena 92-65. The Badgers shot better than 58 percent from the field after firing at under 36 percent in Friday's loss to Western Illinois.
— Dakota Mathias scored 17 points and Isaac Haas added 16 as No. 23 Purdue clobbered Vermont 107-79 in the Naismith Hall of Fame Tipoff. Caleb Swanigan added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Boilermakers, who raced out to a 17-4 lead and carried a 60-45 advantage into halftime.
Nine straight for Rangers
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Rangers lead the NHL with 30 points after recording their ninth consecutive victory.
Mats Zuccarello scored the tiebreaking goal with just 54 seconds left as the Blueshirts downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3. Zuccarello also assisted on goals by Ryan McDonagh and Derick Brassard before netting his ninth of the season.
Zuccarello already has 18 points through 18 games, including eight in his last five contests.
The outcome leaves the Rangers with 30 points at 14-2-2, two ahead of Montreal and Dallas.
Also in the NHL:
— Patrick Kane leads the NHL with 13 goals and 28 points after scoring once and getting an assist in Chicago's 4-1 win over Calgary. Kane, Artemi Panarin and Marian Hossa scored during a 1:55 span of the second period to put the Blackhawks ahead 4-0.
Johns starts up front
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The four-man field is set for the finale of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship at Miami-Homestead Speedway next Sunday.
Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. joined Jeff Gordon by finishing among the top 14 in the rain-shortened race at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick was second behind winner Dale Earnhardt Jr., Busch fourth and Truex 14th. Carl Edwards finished 12th, leaving him five points out of the final spot for the Chase finale.
The race was delayed nearly seven hours as a series of storms passed through the area. More rain led it to be called after 218 laps.
FORMULA ONE-BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX
Rosberg wins from the pole
SAO PAULO (AP) — Nico Rosberg has won the Brazilian Grand Prix, the penultimate race of the Formula One season. Rosberg started from the pole before earning his second straight victory and fifth of the season.
Mercedes teammate and season champion Lewis Hamilton was second, just ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
Final round suspended with Knox, McDowell tied
PLAY DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Russell Knox and Graeme McDowell each had six birdies and were tied for the lead at 19-under when the final round of the PGA's OHL Classic in Mexico was stopped due to darkness.
McDowell birdied the par-5 13th just after the horn sounded to suspend play. Knox will complete the 13th when play resumes on Monday.
LPGA-LORENA OCHOA INVITATIONAL
Park leads the way
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Inbee Park won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, her fifth victory of the season and 17th LPGA Tour title. Ranked No. 2 in the world, Park birdied the final two holes for a bogey-free 8-under 64 and a three-stroke win over Carlota Ciganda.
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic clinched its fourth Fed Cup title in five years with a win in the doubles. The Czechs rallied to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory to take the best-of-five series over Russia 3-2.