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Check out the reports of the games played Thursday in the NFL.

Raiders defeat Cowboys in overtime

(Arlington) – Daniel Carlson had a 29-yard overtime field goal and the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Dallas Cowboys 36-33 on Thursday night.

Carlson’s fifth field goal came after Anthony Brown received an obstruction penalty at the expense of Zay Jones on a third down and 18 yards left.

“Obviously the penalties helped,” said Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

The Raiders (6-5) ended a three-game losing streak and scored a first American Thanksgiving victory since 1968. It was their fourth game at the celebration since that triumph and they had conceded two losses against the Cowboys.


Daniel Carlson (2)

“I won’t lie, it gave me goosebumps. When the ball went through the posts, it brought back memories of when I was a kid, ”said Carr.

Carlson gave the Raiders a 33-30 lead with a career-longest 56 yard field goal with just 1: 52 remaining. Greg Zuerlein, however, responded with a 45-yard precision punt with 19 seconds left.

Tony Pollard returned a 100-distance kickoff for a major in the third quarter but was stopped at the 15-line to start overtime. The Cowboys made three games and had to clear.

The Raiders completed the work to allow a team from the West Section of the American Association to secure a third victory in the last four games against the Cowboys (7-4), leaders of the East section of the National Association. .

Brown was ahead of Jones when Carr tossed the ball in his direction during the extra period. The Raiders advanced from their 43 line to the Cowboys’ 24 line. Several penalties were issued before Carlson could pull off the final kick.

« It’s that kind of a day, » said Brown, who picked up four obstruction penalties. I felt I was in a good position for each of them and tried to turn my head. On some of these sequences, I had my head turned. I will try to be better. « 

Both teams have set highs this season for penalties and yards given. The Cowboys took 14 penalties for 166 yards while the Raiders took 14 penalties for 110 yards.

“Twenty-eight penalties. I’m not sure what to tell you. Write whatever you want, ”Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters.

Carr had 373 aerial yards, including 56 from a touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson. Marcus Mariota scored a touchdown after a short run.

The Cowboys offense experienced some difficulty in the absence of receivers Amari Cooper (COVID-19 protocol) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion).

Dak Prescott had 209 of his 375 passing yards in the fourth quarter. His 32-yard pass to Dalton Schultz and the successful two-point convert tied the score 30-30 with 2:54 to go.

“We did some explosive plays and we gave up some explosive plays,” observed Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia.

Sean McKeon caught a first career NFL touchdown pass. He grabbed a 10-yard pass from Prescott to give the Cowboys their first points of the game. Injured in his right knee, Ezekiel Elliott was limited to nine carries for gains of 25 yards and a touchdown.

Ahead of the game, the names of Joe Philbin, the Cowboys’ offensive line instructor, and Kendall Smith, the team’s assistant fitness instructor, were placed in NFL COVID protocols. -19 and they did not participate in the match.

The Cowboys were deprived of an instructor for the second time in three games due to health and safety protocols. Skip Peete, a running backs instructor, missed the Cowboys’ last home game against the Atlanta Falcons.

The Raiders couldn’t count on linebacker coach Richard Smith due to COVID-19 protocols.

Associated Press

Bills serve as a correction to the Saints

(New Orleans) – Josh Allen threw four touchdown passes and for gains of 260 yards, guiding the Buffalo Bills to serve a 31-6 correction to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.

“Our head coach always talks about being playoff caliber and that’s the kind of team we want to be,” Allen said. We want to be the best version of ourselves, every time we step on the pitch. « 


Josh Allen

Dawson Knox caught two touchdown passes, setting a team record for a running back with seven majors in one season. His second touchdown gave the Bills a 24-0 lead (7-4).

Stefon Diggs grabbed seven passes for 74 yards and a touchdown. Running back Matt Breida turned a short pass into a 23-yard major in the victory that comes just four days after a crushing loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

“Losing the way we did last weekend can be demoralizing at times,” said Bills defensive end Mario Addison. You have to forget everything and start over. Everyone had a very good mentality before the game and we were just ready. « 

The Saints (5-6), who were without star backer Alvin Kamara for a third straight game, were shut out for three quarters. They finally scored points following an 11-yard pass from Trevor Siemian to Nick Vannett.

The New Orleans squad suffered a fourth loss in a row and were outscored 361-190 in total yards.

The clash illustrated how limited the Saints’ offense has become due to injuries to Kamara and star receiver Michael Thomas, who has not played for the season.

The Saints were 5-2 as quarterback Jameis Winston opened the game. He replaced Drew Brees, who announced his retirement last year. However, Winston injured his knee in the team’s last win on October 31, and he will miss the remainder of the season.

“Before the game we felt we needed to be more aggressive because we knew how effective the Bills offense could be,” said Saints head coach Sean Payton. We weren’t going to be able to win against teams like that by scoring 14 or 17 points. « 

Siemian completed 17 of his 29 passes for 163 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Taysom Hill, who is coming back from a foot injury, was in the lineup but didn’t play.

Most of the fans left the Caesars Superdome early in the fourth quarter, leaving a strong contingent of Bills fans to celebrate their team’s victory.

Brett Martel, The Canadian Press

Bears end five-game losing streak

(Detroit) – Cairo Santos put in a 28-yard field goal in the last second and the Chicago Bears defeated the Detroit Lions 16-14 on Thursday.

“It was important this week to believe in each other on the team,” said Santos. Hopefully it can revive us.  »

The Bears (4-7) ended a five-game losing streak, in a context where Matt Nagy could be in danger of losing his head coach job, according to reports.

“We’ve had some distractions the last few days,” Nagy said. (This victory), it shows all the character of the guys in this locker room.  »

The Lions (0-10-1) made several mistakes and played a 15e match away without winning.

They haven’t won a game for almost a year in Chicago.

For the Bears, Andy Dalton replaced injured rookie quarterback Justin Fields.

He orchestrated a 69-yard run in 18 games that took the last eight and a half minutes of the game.

Dalton passed a 13-yard pass to Damiere Byrd on a third down and five yards.

Followed a five-yard penalty to the Lions, who called timeouts with no play between the two requests.

On the next play, a third down and four yards, Dalton joined Byrd for seven yards.

Dalton later put his knee to the ground with a second on the dial, paving the way for Santos’ third-and victorious-placement.

Dalton had 317 aerial yards. He completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham late in the second quarter.

Jared Goff returned to the game after missing a game with an oblique injury.

He had 171 passing yards, two of which led to touchdowns.

One of the paying passes went to Josh Reynolds for 39 yards, on the Lions’ first climb.

The other was TJ Hockenson for 17 yards late in the third quarter – that gave the Lions a 14-13 priority.

Amani Oruwariye intercepted a Dalton pass in the end zone late in the second quarter.

The Lions received 10 penalties.

“A second down and 25 yards or a third down and 32 yards, it really narrows down the play selection,” said Lions coach Dan Campbell.

Fields injured his ribs on Sunday in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Bears will receive the Cards from Arizona on December 5th.

As for the Lions, they will welcome the Minnesota Vikings on the same day.

Larry Lage, Associated Press

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