Vikings come back to beat Commanders for 6th consecutive win
— (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes, Harrison Smith picked off Taylor Heinicke to set up the tying score and the Minnesota Vikings came back to beat the Washington Commanders 20-17 Sunday and extend their winning streak to six. Smith's interception midway through the fourth quarter gave the Vikings the ball in the red zone. Justin Jefferson caught Cousins' first TD pass in the first quarter and came down with a 47-yard completion in the fourth. They were in field goal range at the 26 when Cousins tried to connect with Jefferson in the end zone. Commanders: WR Jahan Dotson (hamstring) missed a fifth consecutive game and LB Cole Holcomb (foot) a second in a row.wftv.com
The Latest: Jackson 10th 100-yard rushing game ties NFL mark
(AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass)The latest from Week 9 of the NFL (all times EST):___3:44 p.m.Lamar Jackson has tied Michael Vick’s NFL record for quarterbacks with his 10th 100-yard rushing game in the regular season. But Murray is listed as inactive with an ankle injury and Hopkins is out with a hamstring injury. ___2:48 p.m.Josh Allen sacked Josh Allen late in the second quarter Sunday and made NFL history. Ingram now needs 63 yards rushing to eclipse Deuce McAllister’s all-time Saints rushing mark of 6,096 yards that has stood since 2008. ___11:55 a.m.Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold and running back Christian McCaffrey are both active for the game against the New England Patriots.wftv.com
Players who opted out look to shake off rust at Senior Bowl
Newman is hardly alone among the players trying to shake off the rust after long layoffs leading up to Saturday's Senior Bowl for senior NFL prospects. A number of the Senior Bowl players had shortened seasons or none at all because of the coronavirus pandemic. “No regrets of not playing this season,” Newman said. But I think he’s done a really good job.”There are number of players at the Senior Bowl returning after a long absences from the field. Darby trained in Las Vegas for the Senior Bowl and the now-canceled combine.