NFL week 6 round-up and results as the Chiefs' unbeaten run ends and the Packers lose Aaron Rodgers to injury

Tennessee's Delanie Walker
Tennessee's Delanie Walker

A review and scores from week 6 in the NFL, the Tennessee Titans beat the Indianapolis Colts for the first time in six years in Nashville.

NFL fixtures & results (October 12-16)

Thursday October 12

  • Carolina 23-28 Philadelphia

Sunday October 15

  • Atlanta 17-20 Miami
  • Baltimore 24-27 Chicago
  • Houston 33-17 Cleveland
  • Minnesota 23-10 Green Bay
  • NY Jets 17-24 New England
  • New Orleans 52-38 Detroit
  • Washington 26-24 San Francisco
  • Arizona 38-33 Tampa Bay
  • Jacksonville 17-27 Los Angeles Rams
  • Kansas City 13-19 Pittsburgh
  • Oakland 16-17 Los Angeles
  • Denver 10-23 NY Giants
  • Tennessee 36-22 Indianapolis

Monday report

The Tennessee Titans beat the Indianapolis Colts for the first time in six years with a dramatic 36-22 win in Nashville.

Despite trailing the Colts after three quarters, the Titans pulled away with two long scores in the fourth in a nail-biting finish to the AFC South rivalry game.

It was Derrick Henry who clinched victory for the Titans with an impressive 72-yard touchdown run on the final drive with just 47 seconds left to play.

Henry finished with 131 rushing yards and one score - the longest run of his career and his first NFL game with over 100 yards.

Returning from his one-week break due to injury, quarterback Marcus Mariota also put on a solid display.

He connected with rookie receiver Taywan Taylor for a 53-yard touchdown pass with 5:29 left, to give the Titans a 29-22 lead.

It was Taylor's first career touchdown.

The win puts the Titans in joint first place at the top of the AFC South standings, alongside the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars, with three wins and three losses after six games.

Sunday round-up

The Green Bay Packers lost star quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a possibly season-ending broken collarbone as they lost 23-10 the Minnesota Vikings.

The two-time NFL MVP was carted off the field in the first quarter after a heavy hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr and scans soon showed the extent of the injury.

The Packers tweeted: "QB Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone. There's a chance he could miss the rest of the season."

Aaron Rodgers suffered a bad injury
Aaron Rodgers suffered a bad injury

Stand-in Brett Hundley connected with the in-form Davante Adams for a touchdown, but two Jerick McKinnon scores helped the Vikings move alongside their opponents at 4-2 atop the NFC North.

Just two wins now cover the division after the Chicago Bears nursed rookie Mitchell Trubisky to his first career win, 27-24 in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens.

The second overall pick in this year's draft threw only 16 times as the stand-out passing play came from running back Tarik Cohen, the diminutive rookie finding Zach Miller for a 21-yard score in the second quarter. Connor Barth's field goal eventually decided the game.

The Houston Texans feasted on the Cleveland Browns' replacement quarterback Kevin Hogan to the tune of three interceptions, one of which was returned to the end zone by Jonathan Joseph, as well as a safety on an intentional grounding penalty. Touchdowns for Will Fuller, Braxton Miller and DeAndre Hopkins made for a 33-17 win.

The New Orleans Saints won a wild game 52-38 against the Detroit Lions. Marvin Jones' spectacular score sparked a Detroit fightback from 45-10 down but Cameron Jordan iced the game with the Saints' third defensive score.

The New York Jets were on course to add to their shock early-season form when they took a 14-0 lead over their longtime rivals the New England Patriots, but two Rob Gronkowski touchdowns helped the reigning Super Bowl champions roar back to win 24-17.

The Atlanta Falcons lost 20-17 to the Miami Dolphins having led 17-0 while the Washington Redskins won 26-24 against the San Francisco 49ers, who benched QB Brian Hoyer in the second quarter.

The Pittsburgh Steelers ended the Kansas City Chiefs' reign as the NFL's last unbeaten team, edging a 19-13 win to hand the Chiefs their first loss of the season.

An impressive defensive effort by the Steelers meant that at the four-minute mark in the third quarter, they had surrendered just 25 total yards of offence to the Chiefs.

Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown
Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown

Le'Veon Bell had 32 carries for 179 yards and a touchdown, while Antonio Brown held eight receptions for 155 yards and a circus catch for a touchdown.

The New York Giants were without a host of injured receivers led by Odell Beckham, as well as cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie due to a team-imposed suspension, but still managed a shock 23-10 victory over the Denver Broncos.

In their first win of the season the Giants shone with their improved defence, forcing three turnovers and a fourth-down stop.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jameis Winston was another notable quarterback casualty as he suffered a shoulder injury against the Arizona Cardinals - marking the first time in his career that he left a game due to injury.

Running back Adrian Peterson, traded by the Saints this week, scored an early touchdown on his Cardinals debut in a dominant 38-33 win.

Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Rams posted a 27-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars - their fourth win of the season.

The Rams got off to a quick start as Pharoh Cooper returned the opening kick 103 yards for a touchdown, but faced an immediate response from Leonard Fournette to square the game at 7-7 after 25 seconds.

In California, Nick Novak made a 32-yard field goal to help visitors Los Angeles Chargers edge a 17-16 win over the Oakland Raiders.

The Chargers' second win on the bounce leaves them in third place in the AFC West, tied with the Raiders.

Thursday round-up

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz got the better of Carolina Panthers counterpart Cam Newton in a 28-23 win on Thursday night.

Wentz threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns off 30 attempts, while Newton was intercepted three times and managed only 239 yards off 52 passing attempts on an off night for the Carolina QB.

The Eagles now move to 5-1 on the season, and stay in control of the NFC East, while the Panthers slip to 4-2 and back to second spot in the NFC South.

Newton had given the Panthers a 10-3 lead in the second quarter with his 51st career rushing TD - his best work of the night was done with his legs, picking up 71 yards on 11 runs.

The Eagles then turned two of Newton's picks, deep in Panthers territory, into 15 points, with a pair of touchdown receptions for tight end Zach Ertz - and LaGarrette Blount's two-point conversion - giving them a 18-10 lead in the third quarter. Wentz then added a 24-yard strike to Nelson Agholor in the fourth quarter to extend their lead.

Newton found rookie running back Christian McCaffrey from a yard out to reduce that lead once again but, with two chances late on to take the lead, the Panthers QB was picked off for a third time and then the team turned over on downs.

Another blow for Carolina was that their middle linebacker Luke Kuechly was placed into the concussion protocol following a collision with Eagles pulling guard Brandon Brooks. Kuechly has missed nine games over the past two seasons with two concussions.

All of the Eagles' touchdowns came after Kuechly left the game late in the second quarter.

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