NFL Week 1: Cowboys lose to Brady and Bucs, plus other surprise finishes

Week 1 of NFL continued Sunday with an action-packed slate that included five games decided by three runs or less, two games that went to overtime and one that ended in a tie.

Related: NFL Week 1: Bills dominate Rams in season opener

Here are the best games from Sunday’s action.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19, Dallas Cowboys 3


Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons beaten down Tom Brady in the red zone, like the Buccaneers struggled to find a rhythm at the start of this one.


Brady threw the 625th touchdown of his NFL career for mike evansas the Bucs extended their lead, 19-3.

Trouble in Dallas

The Cowboys couldn’t do anything on Sunday, and things only got worse when QB Dak Prescott left the game and headed to the locker room to get x-rays on that throwing right hand.

New Orleans Saints 27, Atlanta Falcons 26

Welcome to ATL!

Newly created Atlanta QC Marcus Mariota scored his first touchdown as a Falcon on a two-yard run, giving the home team a 23-10 lead in the third quarter.

star power

In the end, the Saints came back and defeated the Falcons, thanks to QB James Winston‘s 47-yard winning run, which ended in a game-breaking field goal. Winston finished with 269 passing yards and two touchdowns.

Jameis Winston leads winning drive from 47 yards

The New Orleans Saints came back and defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 27-26, on the road after Jameis Winston led the offense on a game-winning 47-yard drive.

Chicago Bears 19, San Francisco 49ers 10

quick six

Deebo Samuel charged into the end zone on a six-yard touchdown run, giving San Francisco the first advance.

Chicago takes over

Unfortunately for the Niners, they couldn’t hold the lead for long. The Bear took over when Equanime Saint-Brown rolled up in an 18-yard TD pass from Justin Fieldscapping a 10-play, 83-yard drive.

Philadelphia Eagles 38, Detroit Lions 35

methodical walk

The the Lions scored the first, thanks to a run of one meter from jamal williams to cap off a 9-play, 75-yard drive.

Pick six for Philadelphia!

Both teams went back and forth, but things turned around philadelphia creamit’s like that when James Bradberry picked up Jared Goff and returned it 27 meters from the house.

Washington Commanders 28, Jacksonville Jaguars 22

Dynamic Duo

Commanders beginner Jahan Dotson scored his first NFL touchdown on a short QB pass Carson Wentz.

jags are coming

james robinson ran 11 yards for one Jacksonville score, good for the edge of the fourth quarter.

Minnesota Vikings 23, Green Bay Packers 7

Double trouble

vikings QC Kirk Cousins hit Justin Jefferson for a 36-yard touchdown, good for his second of the day. Minnesota continued to dominate from start to finish.

New York Giants 21, Tennessee Titans 20

Without fear

After a back and forth, New York took a lead in the fourth quarter Tennessee on a successful two-point conversion, like QB Daniel Jones got the ball to play as running back Saquon Barkley.

Miami Dolphins 20, New England Patriots 7

drop pennies

Jaylen Waddle rattled by a 42-yard touchdown pass from QB Tua Tagovailoaputting Miami up 17 points in the first half. The Dolphins went on to win with ease.

Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Cincinnati Bengals 20 (OT)


Pittsburgh rose to the board early when Steelers safety Minka Fitzpatrick picked up bengals QC Joe Terrier.


After a marathon of overtime and a string of missed field winners, Pittsburgh finally sealed the deal with a 53-yard field goal by Chris Boswell.

Indianapolis Colts 20, Houston Texans 20 (OT)

Warm up in H-Town

OJ Howard got his first touchdown reception in the NFL on a 16-yard dart from Texas QC Davis Mills.


Foals QC matt ryan connected with Michael Pitman Jr. on a 15-yard pass, tying the game with 1:54 remaining. After a hard-fought overtime period, things ended tied at 20 points apiece.

Cleveland Browns 26, Carolina Panthers 24

Rough start

Browns security Grant Delpit intercepted a deep ball thrown by former Cleveland QB Mayfield Baker.

Cleveland wins

Browns rookie kicker Cade York sealed the win on a 58-yard field goal with just eight seconds left.

Baltimore Ravens 24, New York Jets 10

Play games

crows wide Devin DuvernayBaltimore’s dazzling 25-yard touchdown gave Baltimore a quick boost against the Jets.

Kansas City Chiefs 44, Arizona Cardinals 21

Take control

Patrick Mahomes connected with tight end Jody Fortson to extend the Chiefs‘ lead, 30-7.

Los Angeles Chargers 24, Las Vegas Raiders 19

Close the gap

Derek Carr had sparks flying with Davante Adams for the former Packer’s first touchdown as a Raider.

Answer the call

Justin Herbert found tight butt Gerald Everett for a score of 18 yards, putting the Chargers up to 24-10.

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