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NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, throwing for four scores to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 34-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night. The scoring strike that broke Peyton Manning’s record of 539 career touchdown passes came in the third quarter, when Brees hit tight end Josh Hill for a 5-yard score.
Carson Wentz rallied the Eagles from a 14-point deficit, tossing a 2-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz in overtime to lead Philadelphia to a 23-17 win over the New York Giants.
When Russell Wilson made the decision to transfer to Wisconsin for his final college season, he became connected with Kirk Cousins.
Lamar Jackson threw five touchdown passes and the Baltimore Ravens routed the Los Angeles Rams 45-6 for their seventh consecutive victory
The Kansas City Chiefs stayed on top of the AFC West with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers at Azteca Stadium.
The Seahawks have won four in a row on the road to start the 2019 season, and have won nine of their past 10 against the 49ers. But it was last year’s game in San Francisco that was the beginning and end of streaks — the 49ers’ 26-23 overtime win Dec. 16 marked the most recent time the Seahawks have lost on the road in the regular season, and snapped a string of eight straight wins for Seattle over the 49ers dating to late in 2013.
Matt Breida ran 83 yards for a touchdown on San Francisco’s first play from scrimmage, Baker Mayfield was harassed into his worst game as a pro, and the 49ers stayed unbeaten for their best start in nearly 30 years, beating the Cleveland Browns 31-3.
Mason Rudolph threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns to pick up his first victory while filling in for Ben Roethlisberger as the Pittsburgh Steelers easily handled the Cincinnati Bengals 27-3 on Monday night.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signaled it was going to be a good night for the Chicago Bears five minutes into Monday night’s game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Bears safety snared quarterback Case Keenum’s overthrown pass intended for wide receiver Trey Quinn and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown, his first pick-six in a Bears uniform. The Bears defense followed with four more takeaways after that, and the offense found a spark for the first time this season in a 31-15 victory over the Redskins.
The New York Jets have promoted quarterback Luke Falk from the practice squad to serve as the backup to starter Trevor Siemian against the Cleveland Browns.
Jason Witten is coming out of retirement and rejoining the Dallas Cowboys after one season as a television analyst. The 36-year-old Witten says the “fire inside of me to compete and play this game is just burning too strong.” The Cowboys announced that the 11-time Pro Bowl tight end had agreed to a one-year contract.
Carson Wentz ran around and extended plays the way he did before his knee injury. Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed in the hunt for the NFC East title with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins on Monday night.
Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King’s interception with 1:07 left, and the Green Bay Packers outlasted the San Francisco 49ers for a 33-30 win on Monday night.
Drew Brees passed Peyton Manning to become the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing with a 62-yard touchdown to rookie Tre’Quan Smith on Monday night that sent New Orleans on its way to a lopsided 43-19 victory over the mistake-prone Washington Redskins.
Patrick Mahomes rallied the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 27-23 win over the Denver Broncos on Monday night.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 30-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.
Khalil Mack had one of six sacks against Russell Wilson, Prince Amukamara returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and the Chicago Bears beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-17 Monday night to give coach Matt Nagy his first career victory.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Jared Goff threw two touchdown passes, newcomer Marcus Peters returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown and the Los Angeles Rams spoiled coach Jon Gruden’s much-anticipated return to the Oakland sideline by beating the Raiders 33-13 on Monday night. The Rams (1-0) scored on a 19-yard shovel pass from Goff to Todd Gurley in the first quarter and an 8-yard strike to Cooper Kupp in the third to win in Gruden’s first game as coach of the Raiders (0-1) since the end of the 2001 season.
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ESPN is reporting that Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join the network as the lead analyst for its Monday night football telecast. Citing sources it did not identify, ESPN said Witten planned to meet with owner and general manager Jerry Jones on Friday before making the move official.