EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Dwayne Harris sped 100 yards with a kickoff return against his former Dallas teammates seconds after the Cowboys had tied the game, and the New York Giants moved atop the NFC East with a 27-20 victory Sunday.

New York (4-3) snapped a five-game slide against Dallas (2-4) thanks to big plays by its defense and special teams. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had two interceptions, returning one 58 yards for a touchdown. Brandon Meriweather also had a pick, and Myles White grabbed Cole Beasley’s muff of a punt in the final minutes to clinch the victory.

The Cowboys, losers of four in a row without injured offensive stars Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, got a big game from Darren McFadden. Starting running back Joseph Randle left early because of a strained back, but McFadden rushed for 152 yards and a TD.

PANTHERS 27, EAGLES 16: Cam Newton threw for a touchdown and ran for another score, and Carolina won at home to improve to 6-0 for the first time in franchise history.

Jonathan Stewart ran for 119 yards and Mike Tolbert scored two touchdowns for Carolina, which has won a franchise-record 10 straight regular-season games.

Ryan Mathews ran for 97 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown, but the Eagles (3-4) were only able to convert three interceptions by Newton into six points.

WASHINGTON 31, BUCCANEERS 30: Kirk Cousins threw three second-half touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score with 24 seconds left, to lead Washington (3-4) to the largest comeback in franchise history.

Visiting Tampa Bay (2-4) was up 24-0 in the second quarter.

VIKINGS 28, LIONS 19: Teddy Bridgewater threw for a season-high 316 yards and two touchdowns for Minnesota (4-2) in a win at Detroit (1-6).

Adrian Peterson rushed for 98 yards as the Vikings won an NFC North game on the road for the first time in three years.

The Lions had an 11-point lead after Matthew Stafford threw TDs on their first two drives, but Minnesota had a season-high seven sacks, which also was a season worst for Detroit.

RAIDERS 37, CHARGERS 29: Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes, including a 52-yarder to Amari Cooper, and Oakland (3-3) turned two interceptions of Philip Rivers into 10 points on its way to an easy victory at San Diego (2-5).

Cooper, a first-round draft pick out of Alabama, caught a short pass from Carr on an inside screen and raced through the defense to give Oakland a 30-3 lead just before halftime.

FALCONS 10, TITANS 7: Matt Ryan threw for 251 yards and a touchdown pass, and Devonta Freeman ran for 116 yards as visiting Atlanta (6-1) bounced back from its first loss.

The banged-up Titans (1-5) lost their fifth straight.

JAGUARS 34, BILLS 31: Blake Bortles threw a touchdown pass to Allen Hurns with 2:16 remaining, and Jacksonville (2-5) rallied against Buffalo (3-4) after blowing a 27-3 lead in London.

Bortles’ second TD pass of the game came a short time after Buffalo safety Corey Graham intercepted a pass and returned it 44 yards to put the Bills ahead.

RAMS 24, BROWNS 6: Rookie Todd Gurley rushed for 128 yards and his first two touchdowns, helping St. Louis (3-3) beat Cleveland (2-5) at home.

St. Louis had four sacks and recovered four fumbles.

CHIEFS 23, STEELERS 13: Alex Smith threw for 251 yards and a touchdown, Cairo Santos kicked three field goals and Kansas City (2-5) won at home, ending a five-game losing streak.

LeVeon Bell ran for 121 yards for the Steelers (4-3).

SAINTS 27, COLTS 21: Drew Brees threw for 255 yards and one touchdown, Khiry Robinson ran for two scores and New Orleans (3-4) held on for a victory at Indianapolis (3-4).

Brees finished 28 of 44 and was helped by a running game led by Mark Ingram, who ran for 143 yards and a touchdown as New Orleans built a 27-0 lead.


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