The Los Angeles Chargers cruised past the New York Jets 27-6 to record their fourth win of the season.

Monday night’s game also saw the Chargers’ Keenan Allen hit a significant career milestone, becoming the 54th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards.

The first touchdown of the night came thanks to an 87-yard punt return from Los Angeles’ Derius Davis in the first quarter.

The Jets responded by fumbling the ball on their next two drives.

It was the second fumble, a strip-sack by Chargers linebacker Joey Bosa against Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, that helped set up a one-yard touchdown run by linebacker Austin Ekeler, giving the Chargers an early taste of victory in the second quarter.

The Jets finally scored through kicker Greg Zuerlein’s 47-yard field goal with just six minutes left until half-time.

Any joy for New York was short-lived with the Chargers regaining their 14-point lead thanks to kicker Cameron Dicker, who managed to convert a 55-yard field goal on the final play of the half.

The teams traded field goals throughout the second half before Ekeler ran it home for the Chargers with another touchdown in the dying minutes of the game.

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining a torn ACL in his right knee.

Jones was injured late in the first quarter of 30-6 loss to Las Vegas on Sunday and the NFL club confirmed the diagnosis following an MRI scan.

The news came as a further blow to the Giants, whose latest defeat left them languishing on a 2-7 record after making the play-offs last season.

Undrafted rookie Tommy DeVito finished the game against Las Vegas but Giants head coach Brian Daboll would not be drawn on immediate plans for a replacement.

Veteran Matt Barkley is another short-term option in the quarterback position having signed to the Giants practice squad at the end of last month.

The New York Giants will be without Daniel Jones for the remainder of the season after the starting quarterback tore his right ACL in Sunday’s 30-6 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Jones was making his first appearance Sunday since sustaining a neck injury in Week 5 and missing three games, but the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft left early in the second quarter after his knee buckled as he dropped back to pass.

Jones, who signed a four-year, $160million contract extension in March, struggled this season with a career-low 70.5 passer rating. After throwing five interceptions in 16 games last season, Jones had six INTs in six contests this year while tossing just two touchdown passes.

The Giants (2-7) are currently down to undrafted rookie Tommy DeVito and practice squad quarterback Matt Barkley with backup Tyrod Taylor on injured reserve and out at least the next three games.

New York visits the Dallas Cowboys (5-3) in Week 10.

The Chicago Bears and Montez Sweat agreed to terms on a four-year, $98million contract extension Saturday, four days after the star pass rusher was acquired from the Washington Commanders.

Chicago sent a second-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft to Washington on Tuesday in exchange for Sweat, who is in the final year of his rookie contract.

The 27-year-old defensive end has 6 1/2 sacks, which is tied for eighth most in the NFL. Chicago, meanwhile, is last in the league with 10 sacks through eight games.

Sweat is also tied for second in the NFL with 10 tackles for loss.

Deshaun Watson will be back at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters on Friday that Watson would return after taking all the first-team reps in practice.

It will be Watson's first start since Week 7, when he was knocked out after taking a big hit in the first quarter of Cleveland's 39-38 victory at the Indianapolis Colts. He was cleared of a concussion but hurt his ailing right shoulder.

Backup quarterback P.J. Walker got the start in last Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, already the third game of the season Watson missed.

Watson initially hurt his throwing shoulder in the Browns' 27-3 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. He then warmed up prior to the Browns' Week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens, but was ultimately ruled out.

The three-time Pro Bowler said on Thursday that he tried to come back too soon, and Stefanski said on Friday that Watson is ready to play.

Watson has thrown for 683 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions for the 4-3 Browns, who are tied with the Cincinnati Bengals for third place in the AFC North.


A three-yard touchdown with just four minutes left secured a comeback win for the Pittsburgh Steelers at home against the Tennessee Titans.

It was the fourth time in five wins the Steelers have emerged victorious after trailing headed into the final quarter, with wide receiver Diontae Johnson closing the game out.

The Steelers were the first to score in the game through running back Najee Harris, who made a 10-yard touchdown run.

Titans running back Derrick Henry returned serve in the second quarter with a two-yard touchdown.

The Titans kicked three field goals through Nick Folk while Chris Boswell kicked two for Pittsburgh, putting the Titans up by three going into the fourth quarter.

Rookie quarterback for the Titans, Will Levis, threw for 262 yards with one interception which came on the last play of the game.

Steelers’ quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 160 yards and the game-winning touchdown.

Pittsburgh now move into five wins for the year, while the Titans dropped to three wins and five losses.

The Atlanta Falcons are benching starting quarterback Desmond Ridder and starting Taylor Heinicke on Sunday when they host the Minnesota Vikings.

Atlanta coach Arthur Smith said the move is for this week and doesn’t necessarily mean Heinicke will remain the starter for the rest of the season.

“Really our focus is short term and what gives us the best chance for Sunday,” Smith said Wednesday. “Right now we're focused on Minnesota.”

Ridder has struggled recently with 10 turnovers in Atlanta’s last five games, and Heinicke replaced Ridder last week at Tennessee after the 2022 third-round draft pick was evaluated for a concussion.

Ridder was cleared to return, but Smith kept Heinicke in for the rest of the Falcons’ 28-23 loss to the Titans.

Heinicke made his Falcons debut after signing a $20million, two-year contract in March.

He completed 12 of 21 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown.

“Lot of positive qualities in Taylor,” Smith said. “He’s been a great fit here and that’s why we brought him in here.”

Last week’s defeat dropped Atlanta to 4-4 on the season and into a first-place tie with the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.

The Las Vegas Raiders fired head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler on Tuesday night, the team announced.

“After much thought about what the Raiders need to move forward, I have decided to part ways with Josh and Dave,” owner Mark Davis said in a statement. “I want to thank them both for their hard work and wish them and their families nothing but the best.”

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders plan to name linebackers coach Antonio Pierce as their interim head coach.

The Raiders dropped to 3-5 with Monday night’s 26-14 loss to the Detroit Lions and are tied for last place in the AFC West.

McDaniels was in his second season as coach of the Raiders after signing a six-year contract in January 2022. He concluded his Raiders tenure with a 9-16 record and no playoff appearances.

Ziegler also joined the Raiders in 2022 when he replaced Mike Mayock.

— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) November 1, 2023

The next time Chase Young takes the field it will be for the San Francisco 49ers.

The 49ers acquired the defensive end from the Washington Commanders on Tuesday in exchange for a 2024 third-round draft pick.

Young, the second overall pick of the 2020 NFL draft, was considered one of the top players on the market ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

In seven games this season, Young has five sacks, nine quarterback hits and six tackles for loss.

He missed the season opener with a neck injury and appeared in only 12 games over the last two seasons after tearing his ACL and rupturing his patellar tendon in 2021. 

Concerns over his overall health played into Washington's decision to trade him, but when healthy, he's been one of the better pass rushers in the NFL.

He earned Defensive Rookie of the Year honours and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2020 after registering 7 1/2 sacks and 12 quarterback hits.

The trade to San Francisco will reunite Young with fellow edge rusher Nick Bosa. The two played opposite one another on the defensive line collegiately at Ohio State in 2017 and 2018.

Bosa, the second overall pick of the 2019 draft, has three sacks and 19 QB hits in eight games this season.

Bosa reportedly championed the trade and the hope is their existing relationship will help facilitate a long-term deal for Young in San Francisco.

The 49ers (5-3) have a bye this week, so Young has more time to train with his new teammates before their next game on November 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Young became the second pass rusher traded by Washington (3-5) ahead of the deadline after the team shipped Montez Sweat to the Chicago Bears earlier in the day.


The Minnesota Vikings need a quarterback, and the Arizona Cardinals have one available.

The Vikings acquired Joshua Dobbs from the Cardinals on Tuesday in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. Arizona also sent a seventh-round pick to Minnesota to complete the trade.

The deal was done prior to Tuesday's trade deadline, a day after the Vikings confirmed Kirk Cousins tore his right Achilles tendon and would be lost for the season.

Also on Monday, the Cardinals revealed Dobbs was being benched with the imminent return of Kyler Murray from the physically unable to perform list.


Dobbs had started the first eight games of the season for the one-win Cardinals after being acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Browns just before the start of the season. He's completed 62.8 per cent of his passes for 1,569 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions and has also run for three TDs. 

Among 32 qualifying quarterbacks, Dobbs ranks 25th in passer rating (81.2) and 29th in yards per attempt (5.90).

Although his passing stats aren't that impressive, he would be an upgrade at quarterback for the Vikings following Cousins' injury.

With backup QB Nick Mullens on injured reserve with a back injury, rookie Jaren Hall was the only healthy quarterback on the Vikings' roster. 

Hall made his NFL debut upon replacing Cousins in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Green Bay Packers and completed three of four passes for 23 yards.

Minnesota visits the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, and it's uncertain how much time Dobbs will need until he's ready to take over the offence.

The Vikings have moved into the play-off picture by winning their last three games to improve to 4-4.

The Chicago Bears acquired pass rusher Montez Sweat from the Washington Commanders on Tuesday in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2024 NFL draft.

Sweat is in the final year of his rookie contract, and by acquiring the 27-year-old before the end of the season, the Bears control his rights and can sign him to a contract extension.

Sweat has 6 1/2 sacks - tied for eighth most in the NFL - and joins a Chicago team that has a league-low 10 sacks through eight games.

He also has 23 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and 32 total tackles with 10 going for loss. Only Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter has more tackles for loss with 12.

Since being drafted 26th overall by Washington in 2019, Sweat has 120 total tackles and 35 1/2 sacks. He had a career-best nine sacks in 2020, and a personal-high 14 tackles for loss last season.

Though the Commanders (3-5) have a better record than the Bears (2-6), Washington was expected to be a seller at the trade deadline, while Chicago has plenty of salary cap space in 2024 and can afford to be buyers.

Sweat immediately bolsters a defense that has five fewer sacks than any other team in the league.


The Detroit Lions bounced back from last week’s heavy loss to the Baltimore Ravens to beat the Las Vegas Raiders 26-14.

Rookie Jahmyr Gibbs ran for 152 yards, grabbing the vital touchdown in the second half after the Raiders had got within two points.

The Lions, who now sit on top of the NFC North with a 6-2 record, had to make do with three field goals from Riley Patterson as they struggled to find the endzone.

Josh Jacobs did manage to score from three yards for the Raiders before Jared Goff, who threw for 272 yards, found Sam LaPorta from 18 yards for a 16-7 interval lead.

Goff was off target on his next drive, Marcus Peters returning an interception 75 yards after the interval to make it 16-14.

But Gibbs stretched the lead with his run from 27 yards, Riley Patterson adding a 52-yard field goal to increase the cushion.

The Raiders welcomed back starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from a back injury, but he was sacked six times and managed just 126 yards.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to miss the rest of the NFL season after suffering a torn Achilles.

The 35-year-old, who has never missed an NFL game due to injury, was forced out of Sunday’s victory over NFC North rivals the Green Bay Packers.

An MRI scan on Monday confirmed he had torn his Achilles and would require surgery, all-but certainly ruling him out of the rest of this campaign.

A Vikings statement read: “Kirk Cousins underwent an MRI this morning at Twin Cities Orthopedics that confirmed an Achilles tendon tear.

“The timeline and details of his upcoming surgery will be determined this week. The team will continue to provide updates.”

Cousins is the second high-profile quarterback to suffer an Achilles injury this season, with four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers lasting just four plays on his New York Jets debut in early September.

Cousins had thrown for 274 yards and two touchdowns at Lambeau Field on Sunday before being forced off.

The Vikings went on to win 24-10 as they recorded a third straight victory and moved into a wildcard spot in the NFC.

The New England Patriots will be without leading wide receiver Kendrick Bourne for the remainder of the season after he tore his ACL in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Bourne had three receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown before leaving in the fourth quarter. The seventh-year receiver was having a breakout season with team highs of 37 catches, 406 yards and four TD receptions in eight games.

Undrafted out of Eastern Washington, Bourne began his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 before signing with New England in 2021.

His best season came in his first year with the Patriots, as Bourne set career bests with 55 catches and 800 receiving yards while tying his career high with five TD receptions in 17 games.

New England has struggled this season and is an AFC-worst 2-6 heading into a Week 9 visit from the Washington Commanders (3-5).

Sunday marked a rough day for NFL quarterbacks with Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford and Kenny Pickett all suffering injuries.

Cousins' injury appears to be the most severe with Minnesota Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell saying the team fears he sustained an injury to his Achilles tendon. 

The four-time Pro Bowl QB has never missed a game due to injury in his 12-year career but is in danger of being lost for the remainder of the season if the tendon is indeed torn, which has been reported by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

He is scheduled for an MRI on Monday.


Cousins left in the fourth quarter of the Vikings' 24-10 win over the Green Bay Packers after being sacked by Kenny Clark - the second consecutive play he was sacked.

"We are fearing an Achilles injury," O'Connell said. "The severity of that, I do not know at this point, but I do know that's what our fear is at the moment."

Cousins threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Vikings to a third straight win to even their record at 4-4. The 35-year-old is playing some of the best football of his career, throwing for 2,331 yards with 18 touchdowns to five interceptions while posting a 103.8 rating.

His backup, rookie Jaren Hall, made his NFL debut upon replacing Cousins and completed three of four passes for 23 yards.

O'Connell wouldn't commit to starting Hall next Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, so the Vikings could look to signing a veteran free agent to take over the offence.

Stafford injured his right thumb in the Los Angeles Rams' 43-20 blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

The 35-year-old initially hurt the thumb on his throwing hand on a failed 2-point conversion pass in the final seconds of the first half and then exited for good after aggravating the injury after catching a 2-point try on the Rams' first possession of the third quarter.

Brett Rypien entered at quarterback the next time the Rams got the ball and completed five of 10 passes for 42 yards in his first action of the season. Stafford finished 13 of 22 for 162 yards with a touchdown and interception.

Coach Sean McVay said he didn't have an update on Stafford's injury after the loss, which dropped Los Angeles' record to 3-5.

Pickett left the Pittsburgh Steelers' 20-10 defeat to the Jacksonville Jaguars with a rib injury.

Pickett was injured on a hit by defensive end Adam Gotsis after throwing a pass that fell incomplete in the final minute of the first half.

After the game, coach Mike Tomlin said he didn't know the severity of the injury to Pickett, who was 10 of 16 for 73 yards before exiting.

The Steelers have a quick turnaround, with their next game Thursday against the visiting Tennessee Titans.

If Pickett can't play, Mitch Trubisky would make his 56th career start - and first of the season.

Trubisky, who played in the second half of Pittsburgh's 30-6 loss to Houston in Week 4 after Pickett left with a bone bruise in his knee, went 15 of 27 for 138 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions against the Jaguars.

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