The Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints have officially placed themselves as the top contenders in the NFC, and their recent success streaks continued on Sunday. After trailing by two at the half, the Philadelphia Eagles dominated the second half for a 37-9 rout of the Dallas Cowboys on the road. The win was their eighth in a row, as they shut out the Cowboys 30-0 after halftime. Carson Wentz threw two touchdown passes and three two-point conversions, helping the Eagles improve to an NFL-best 9-1 on the season. Their defense forced four turnovers in the win, which included three Dak Prescott interceptions. The second-year quarterback had just 145 yards through the air for the Cowboys, who failed to find the end zone in the loss. Meanwhile, the lone team that looks set to compete with the Eagles are the Saints, who had to rally late to keep their win streak alive. After finding Alvin Kamara for an unreal juggling catch for a touchdown and a rushing two-point conversion to force overtime, the Saints edged the Washington Redskins at home 34-31. Will Lutz hit the game-winning 28-yard field goal 7:25 into overtime, as the Saints also won their eighth straight to improve to 8-2 following their 0-2 start to the season. New Orleans trailed by 15 with six minutes to go in regulation before the comeback began, starting with a three-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hill. Drew Brees finished with 385 yards passing and the two clutch touchdowns, as the Saints outgained the Redskins, 535-456, in the win. Brees led that effort late by going 11-for-11 for 164 yards in their final two possessions of regulation. Mark Ingram set up the game winning field goal in OT with runs of 20 and 31 yards, as he finished with 131 yards on the ground. The Saints will have a tough test out west to extend their streak when they visit the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday. The Eagles will look to do the same on their home field when they host the Chicago Bears.
Giants Upset Chiefs in Overtime
The Kansas City Chiefs were in unfamiliar territory on Sunday, and that's because they were struggling to score points. That came back to haunt them, as the New York Giants pulled off an impressive upset at home for a 12-9 win in overtime. Aldrick Rosas hit the game-winning 23-yard field goal, which was set up by Roger Lewis Jr.'s big catch. The Giants were the only team to find the end zone, as Orleans Darkwa ran in from a yard out in the first quarter. The Chiefs were held to three Harrison Butler field goals, as Alex Smith threw for just 230 yards and two interceptions. Kareem Hunt was also silenced with just 73 yards on 18 carries. Travis Kelce was the only one to put up numbers for the Chiefs, as he caught eight passes for 109 yards, but that was not enough in the Chiefs' fourth loss of the year, all of which have come in the past five games. The Giants' win snapped a three-game losing streak, improving their dismal record to 2-8 on the year. New York looked as if they were going to get the job done in regulation, but the Chiefs drove 69 yards in nine plays for the tying field goal with just a second left on the clock. Kansas City dropped to 3-3 away from home as they will return home to host the quarterback-less Buffalo Bills next week. The Giants will hit the road for a divisional matchup with the Washington Redskins on Thursday night.
Patriots Roll Past Raiders in Mexico City
No matter where the New England Patriots play, there are Tom Brady fans everywhere, which just fuels what's already the most dangerous team in the league. Behind chants of "Brady, Brady, Brady" the Pats' quarterback threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-8 rout of the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City. Brady found Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola, and Dion Lewis in the end zone for New England, who totaled 420 yards in their eighth win of the year. In what was a home game for the Raiders, they dropped to 4-6 on the season, as Derek Carr's late touchdown pass to Amari Cooper was the only source of offense in the loss. The Patriots also had a record-setting game, as Stephen Gostkowski set a franchise record with a 62-yard field goal to end the first half, which is the sixth-longest in NFL history. Gostkowski finished with four field goals and three extra-points in the win. The Pats wasted little time and scored in every quarter, including a 64-yard score to Cooks in the third quarter that gave them a 24-0 lead. A couple of field goals later, it was 30-0 heading into the fourth. The Pats will take their 8-2 record back home next week to host the Miami Dolphins. The Raiders play host the Denver Broncos next week on their actual home field at the Oakland Coliseum.