A lot of late-game drama in week 5 of the 2015 NFL season, including the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and New York Giants pulling off late, sometimes overtime wins. The New England Patriots walked all over the Dallas Cowboys, the Denver Broncos keep winning with defense and the Arizona Cardinals crushed the Detroit Lions, who remain the only win-less team in the league this season.
Indianapolis Colts (3-2) 27 Houston Texas (1-4) 20: The Texans did change quarterbacks in the middle of the game, doing a little bit better for it, but overall this was Matt Hasselbeck’s show with two touchdown passes to former Texan Andre Johnson.
Chicago Bears (2-3) 18 Kansas City Chiefs (1-4) 17: This season keeps getting crappier for the Chiefs, as Jamaal Charles is out for the season, while they blow a 14-point lead and lose the game in the final three minutes with two Jay Cutler touchdown passes.
Seattle Seahawks (2-3) 24 Cincinnati Bengals (5-0) 27: The Bengals win on a Mike Nugent field goal in overtime, but the story was coming back from 17 points down in the fourth quarter by carving through the Seahawks defense, with Andy Dalton throwing a touchdown and running for one before Nugent sent the game into overtime as time expired.
Washington Redskins (2-3) 19 Atlanta Falcons (5-0) 25: The Falcons struggled against a good defense (especially Matt Ryan without a 100% Julio Jones). Kirk Cousins led a nice drive to set up a game tying field goal as time expired, but his second interception of the game turned out to be a pick six and a Robert Alford touchdown to win overtime for the Falcons.
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4) 31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) 38: The Bucs win a home game for the first time since 2013 with Doug Martin doing most of the offensive work, rushing for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Jacquies Smith fumble recovery for a touchdown at the end of the third gave the Bucs a 31-24 lead that turned it around.
New Orleans Saints (1-4) 17 Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) 39: A win that might save and turn around a season. The Eagles scoring two touchdowns in 13 seconds in the second quarter busted this game open, something the Saints never recover from. DeMarco Murray finally had a good game, but no one was better than Fletcher Cox with three sacks.
Cleveland Browns (2-3) 33 Baltimore Ravens (1-4) 30: The Browns send the Ravens to the bottom of the AFC North on a Travis Coons field goal in overtime, capping off a topsy turvy game with lead changes and Josh McCown’s best performance in two seasons with 457 yards and two touchdown passes.
St. Louis Rams (2-3) 10 Green Bay Packers (5-0) 24: The Rams intercepted Aaron Rodgers twice, ending his no-interception streak at Lambeau Field. But the defense held it together, intercepting Nick Foles four times.
Buffalo Bills (3-2) 14 Tennessee Titans (1-3) 13: The Titans find new ways of kicking the bucket each week, losing a 10-point lead to a one-man show of Tyrod Taylor with a touchdown run and game-winning pass, carrying the Bills on his back.
Arizona Cardinals (4-1) 42 Detroit Lions (0-5) 17: The Cardinals walk all over the Lions, intercept Matthew Stafford three times and get him benched. Carson Palmer threw three touchdown passes, Chris Johnson led a good running game, with David Johnson running for two TDs and Andre Ellington running for another one.
New England Patriots (4-0) 30 Dallas Cowboys (2-3) 6: The Patriots did face a mean pass rush, but also a weak secondary, not to mention an offense that was embarrassing, unable to get anything done, and won’t as long as Brandon Weeden is the quarterback.
Denver Broncos (5-0) 16 Oakland Raiders (2-3) 10: The Raiders intercepted Peyton Manning twice, but the Broncos have an exceptional defense, getting a touchdown via Chris Harris Jr., taking an interception 74-yards into the end zone.
San Francisco 49ers (1-4) 27 New York Giants (3-2) 30: The Giants take the lead in the NFC East following a great game, winning it in the end with Eli Manning finding Larry Donnell for the win as only 12 seconds were left on the clock, snatching victory away from the Niners in the final moment.
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