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Eagles, Pats score dramatic late NFL wins

Philadelphia, New England and Atlanta have sealed late fourth-quarter victories, while the Saints, Bills and Ravens also recorded Week 11 NFL wins.

November 21, 2022
By AAP
21 November 2022

Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles have rebounded from their first setback of the NFL season and spoiled Colts interim coach Jeff Saturday’s home debut by rallying for a 17-16 win in Indianapolis.

The Eagles (9-1) trailed 13-3 entering the fourth quarter on Sunday before Hurts threw a touchdown pass and rushed for the go-ahead score to finish with 190 passing and 86 rushing yards.

Hurts’ 22-yard throw to Quez Watkins with 13:31 left in the game cut the hosts’ lead to 13-10.

Chase McLaughlin’s 37-yard field goal pushed the Colts’ advantage out to six but the Eagles grabbed their first lead on Hurts’ seven-yard TD run and Jake Elliott’s extra point with 1:20 left.

Despite the win, Philadelphia saw their streak of 14 consecutive regular-season games with at least 20 points come to an end.

In Massachusetts, Marcus Jones returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown with five seconds remaining as the New England Patriots picked up their 14th consecutive win over the New York Jets, escaping with a 10-3 victory.

In a game that featured 17 punts, Jones provided the only touchdown to lead the Pats (6-4) to their third straight win. New England’s defence was suffocating, holding New York (6-4) to just two yards of total offence in the second half and 103 for the entire game.

Atlanta’s Younghoe Koo kicked a go-ahead 53-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter and Cordarrelle Patterson set an NFL record with his ninth career kick-off return for a touchdown to lift the Falcons to a 27-24 home win over the Chicago Bears.

Patterson caught the ball three yards deep in the end zone and raced up the middle en route to a 103-yard return for a TD that trimmed Chicago’s lead to 17-14.

In New Orelans, Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes as the Saints defeated the Los Angeles Rams 27-20.

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, who missed the loss to Arizona last week because of a concussion, left this game in the third quarter to be evaluated for a possible concussion and did not return.

Elsewhere, the host Buffalo Bills recorded a 31-23 victory over the Cleveland Browns in a game played in Detroit due to the historic snowfall in the Buffalo area and the Baltimore Ravens beat the visiting Carolina Panthers 13-3.

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