The Chicago Bears defeated the Carolina Panthers 16-13 thanks to a third quarter touchdown from running back D’Onta Foreman.

Although the highlight of the game came in the first quarter, when Carolina wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette scored an evasive 79-yard touchdown from a punt return.

The touchdown put the Panthers up 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. Two second quarter field goals from Chicago and one to Carolina inched the game to 10-9 at halftime.

Foreman’s four-yard touchdown in the third quarter gave the Bears a six-point advantage, with a Panther’s field goal in the fourth quarter the only points scored after the touchdown.

Both teams sat in the bottom five teams in the NFL before the match, with the Panthers to next play the Arizona Cardinals, who both sitting with one win and eight losses.

Chicago’s Foreman had 80 yards from 21 carries to go with his touchdown, while quarterback Tyson Bagent threw for 162 yards.

The Los Angeles Rams remain optimistic that starting quarterback Matthew Stafford will be able to return from a thumb injury following the team’s bye week, but they are adding veteran Carson Wentz as insurance.

Stafford suffered a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right throwing thumb during the Rams’ 43-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.

Brett Rypien got the start in Week 9 and struggled as Los Angeles dropped to 3-6 with a 20-3 defeat to the Green Bay Packers.

Rypien completed 13 of 28 passes for 130 yards with one interception for a 45.2 passer rating – the 12th-worst in a single game in the NFL this season.

The Rams reportedly will release Rypien once Wentz’s signing becomes official.

Wentz has not played in the NFL since appearing in eight games with the Washington Commanders last season.

The Eagles drafted Wentz with the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and he played his first five seasons with Philadelphia before spending one campaign each with the Indianapolis Colts and Washington.

Wentz has passed for 22,129 yards with 151 touchdowns and 66 interceptions in 93 career games while adding 1,362 rushing yards and 10 TDs on the ground.

Los Angeles next plays on November 19 when it hosts the Seattle Seahawks.

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel announced Tuesday that rookie Will Levis will remain the team’s starting quarterback.

Vrabel also said Ryan Tannehill will serve as Levis’ backup Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if the veteran signal-caller has recovered from a sprained right ankle suffered in Week 6.

“We think that’s the best opportunity for our football team right now," Vrabel said.

After Tannehill injured his ankle on October 15 during a 24-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in London, Levis was named Tennessee’s starter for Week 8 following the team’s bye.

The 33rd overall pick in last year's NFL Draft went out and joined Marcus Mariota and Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to throw four touchdown passes in their debuts as the Titans beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-23.

Levis passed for 238 yards against Atlanta and then 262 yards at Pittsburgh in his second start in Week 9, but he failed to throw a TD and had his first interception as the Steelers defeated the Titans 20-16.

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.

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