San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is sacked by Miami linebacker Jerome Baker, left, and linebacker Jaelan Phillips in the first half Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif. Godofredo A. Vásquez/Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right foot in a 33-17 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Garoppolo got up slowly after being sacked by Jerome Baker and Jaelan Phillips on third down on San Francisco’s first drive. He went into the injury tent before being taken by cart to the locker room.

The NFC West-leading Niners (8-4) ruled him out for at least the rest of the game, and Coach Kyle Shanahan announced Garoppolo’s foot was broken after the game.

Rookie Brock Purdy came into the game to replace Garoppolo to start the second drive and threw two touchdown passes. Purdy had thrown just nine passes this season in mop-up duty of a blowout loss to Kansas City in Week 7.

Garoppolo resumed his starting role for San Francisco in Week 2 this season after Trey Lance went down with a season-ending ankle injury.

COWBOYS 54, COLTS 19: Malik Hooker returned a fumble 38 yards for a touchdown against his former team during a 33-point fourth quarter for Dallas, propelling the Cowboys (9-3) to a rout of visiting Indianapolis (4-8-1).


Dallas led 21-19 entering the fourth when Dak Prescott threw the last of his three touchdown passes. Hooker’s scoop-and-score was the first of four fourth-quarter takeaways by Dallas, all of which led to touchdowns.

The highest-scoring quarter for the Cowboys since at least 1991 was just the third time in NFL history a team scored as many as 33 points in the fourth.

Matt Ryan threw his second and third interceptions and lost a fumble during the nightmare finish for the Colts, who fell to 1-3 under interim coach Jeff Saturday and lost for the sixth time in seven games overall.

BROWNS 27, TEXANS 14: Deshaun Watson struggled in a sloppy performance in his first game in 700 days, but a punt return for a touchdown by Donovan Peoples-Jones and two defensive TDs were plenty enough to give visiting Cleveland (5-7) a win over Houston (1-10-1).

In the same stadium where he played his previous game, a rusty Watson threw for 131 yards with an interception in his debut for the Browns against his former team in his return after serving an 11-game NFL suspension for sexual misconduct allegations.

Plenty of fans attended the game wearing Watson’s No. 4 jersey from both the Texans and the Browns, but there were also detractors with loud boos raining down on him every time he touched the ball.


The Browns trailed 5-0 early but a 76-yard punt return by Peoples-Jones put them on top in the second quarter and Denzel Ward’s 4-yard fumble return for a score pushed the lead to 14-5 early in the third quarter.

Cleveland didn’t score on offense until a 43-yard field goal made it 17-8 with about 10 minutes remaining. The Browns added a second defensive score when Tony Fields intercepted Kyle Allen and returned it 16 yards on the next play.

It was Watson’s first start since Jan. 3, 2021, when he threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns for Houston in a 41-38 loss to Tennessee. Soon after that, he became unhappy with the direction of the team and requested a trade. Then, two dozen women accused him of sexual harassment or assault during massage therapy sessions.

He remained on Houston’s roster last year, but sat out all season before being traded to the Browns in March.

BENGALS 27, CHIEFS 24: Joe Burrow threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, Samaje Perine rushed for a season-high 106 yards and host Cincinnati (8-4) beat Kansas City (9-3) in their first meeting since the Bengals prevailed in last season’s AFC championship game.

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs lost their chance to avenge two losses to Burrow and Cincinnati last season. The Bengals beat the Chiefs last Jan. 2 to clinch the AFC North title, then won four weeks later in overtime – also by a 27-24 score – to reach the Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years.


In this matchup of elite quarterbacks, a defensive play in the fourth quarter proved to be the turning point.

With the Chiefs leading 24-20, Cincinnati linebacker Germaine Pratt stripped Travis Kelce after a catch and recovered the fumble.

Burrow, working from his 47, then completed 6 of 7 passes for 53 yards, finishing the drive with an 8-yard TD pass to backup running back Chris Evans that gave the Bengals the lead with 8:54 remaining.

The subsequent Chiefs drive was snuffed out when Joseph Ossai sacked Mahomes, and Harrison Butker missed a 55-yard field-goal attempt wide right.

GIANTS 20, COMMANDERS 20: Giants kicker Graham Gano came up well short on a 58-yard field-goal attempt as time expired in overtime, leaving New York and visiting Washington tied in a deadlock between teams on the periphery of the NFC playoff picture.

Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdown passes for Washington and hit a crucial fourth-down pass on a tying 90-yard touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter.


The Giants (7-4-1) ended a two-game losing streak, and the Commanders (7-5-1) are unbeaten in four and have only one loss in their last eight games.

The teams held the final two NFC postseason spots as the standings stood at the final whistle.

Heinicke was 27 of 41 for 275 yards and threw touchdown passes of 19 yards to Terry McLaurin (8 catches, 105 yards) and 28 to Jahan Dotson that tied it with 1:45 to play. That drive featured Heinicke rolling to his left to hit Curtis Samuel for 20 yards on a fourth-and-4 play from his 27 with less than three minutes to play.

Daniel Jones threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Hodgins, and Saquon Barkley scored on a 13-yard run. Gano kicked two field goals for the Giants, who are trying to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

EAGLES 35, TITANS 10: Jalen Hurts strengthened his MVP bid by throwing for 380 yards and three touchdowns and running for another score, and A.J Brown caught two touchdown passes against his former team to lead Philadelphia (11-1) over visiting Tennessee (7-5).

Hurts has led the Eagles to an 11-1 start, their first time with that record since 2004 and the fourth time in franchise history. The 1949 Eagles won the NFL championship. The 1980 and 2004 teams lost in the Super Bowl.


Hurts set a career high with 29 total touchdowns and had his third career game with four total TDs. His first half alone was a pretty good game for most quarterbacks: 268 yards passing and two touchdowns with one rushing score.

RAVENS 10, BRONCOS 9: Tyler Huntley capped a 91-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run with 28 seconds remaining, and Baltimore (8-4) overcame Lamar Jackson’s injury to edge visiting Denver (3-9).

Jackson left after the first quarter with an injured knee, and the Broncos mostly shut down Baltimore after that. But on their final possession, the Ravens drove 16 plays, aided by a couple big Denver penalties. Huntley converted on fourth-and-2 from the Denver 18 with a short run, then Kenyan Drake caught a 13-yard pass.

Huntley scored on the next play.

PACKERS 28, BEARS 19: Aaron Rodgers led three fourth-quarter scoring drives, receiver Christian Watson took an end-around 46 yards for a touchdown in the closing minutes after Jaire Alexander intercepted Justin Fields, and Green Bay (5-8) rallied to beat host Chicago (3-10).

The Packers looked like they were on their way to another loss after dropping 7 of 8, trailing 19-10 through three quarters. But they made enough plays down the stretch to come away with their eighth straight win over the Bears, who lost their sixth straight.


VIKINGS 27, JETS 22: Justin Jefferson’s touchdown catch with 8:33 left gave host Minnesota enough of a lead to hang on for a victory despite a relentless rally by New York.

Camryn Bynum’s interception at the 1-yard line with 10 seconds left finally sealed it for the Vikings (10-2), who completed a four-game sweep of the AFC East in their typical nail-biting fashion.

Mike White, who was picked off twice, was 31 of 57 for 369 yards in his second start this season for the Jets (7-5). He scored on a fourth-and-goal sneak from the 1 to pull within five points with 6:45 to go after a replay review reversed the initial ruling that he was stopped short.

With 1:43 remaining, White’s fourth-and-goal pass from the 1 was incomplete when Braxton Berrios bobbled it and the ball hit the turf. The Jets had all three timeouts left and got the ball right back at the Minnesota 43, but with White under plenty of pressure they stalled out at the 19.

LIONS 40, JAGUARS 14: Jamaal Williams ran for his 14th touchdown this season and Detroit (5-7) routed visiting Jacksonville (4-8).

The Jaguars had a scare on the last play of the second quarter when quarterback Trevor Lawrence was sacked and grabbed his left knee, but their defense made his return moot.


Lawrence was taken out in the fourth quarter with his team trailing by 26 points. He finished 17 of 31 for 179 yards with a touchdown.

Detroit’s Jared Goff completed 31 of 41 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns.

STEELERS 19, FALCONS 16: Kenny Pickett tossed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Connor Heyward, Matthew Wright kicked four field goals and visiting Pittsburgh (5-7) topped Atlanta (5-8).

The Falcons had first-and goal from the Steelers’ 10 with a chance for a go-ahead touchdown. But a holding penalty on Parker Hesse wiped out Cordarrelle Patterson’s apparent TD run around left end, and the Falcons wound up settling for Younghoe Koo’s third field goal of the day from 28 yards with 5:27 remaining.

The Steelers ran off all but the final 42 seconds before Pressley Harvin pinned a punt at the Falcons’ 2-yard line. In desperation mode with no timeouts remaining, Marcus Mariota’s pass was picked off by Minkah Fitzpatrick to seal it.

SEAHAWKS 27, RAMS 23: DK Metcalf caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Geno Smith with 36 seconds to play, and visiting Seattle (7-5) overcame an inspired performance by Bobby Wagner to beat Los Angeles (3-9).

Smith passed for a career-high 367 yards and threw three TD passes for the Seahawks, who barely snapped their two-game skid with 438 yards of offense against a Rams defense missing Aaron Donald.
After Cam Akers’ second TD run put the Rams up 23-20 with 2:56 to play, Smith patiently directed the winning 75-yard drive, hitting Marquise Goodwin for 17 yards one play before finding Metcalf between defenders in the end zone.

Wagner had two sacks and an interception for the Rams in his first career game against Seattle, where he spent the previous 10 years and made six All-Pro teams while becoming one of the greatest linebackers of his generation.

RAIDERS 27, CHARGERS 20: Derek Carr completed two long touchdown passes to Davante Adams in the third quarter to rally Las Vegas (5-7) to a home win over Los Angeles (6-6).

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