NFL Top Stories from Sunday in Week 5

Catch up on what’s happening around the league on an eventful NFL Sunday in Week 5.

LOS ANGELES — It was another fun NFL Sunday in Week 5, which saw a string of upset wins and exciting results.

Four underdogs won their games straight away, including the Houston Texans, who celebrated their first win of the season. Houston was the last winless team in the NFL going into Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles took care of business in Arizona to advance to 5-0 and they remain the last undefeated team in the NFL.

The NFC East continues to flex its muscles. The Dallas Cowboys won again with Cooper Rush in QB as they beat the Rams in LA, and the New York Giants drew 4-1 with an upset win over the Packers in London.

Let’s check out some of the best storylines from Sunday’s NFL action.

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Cowboys win fourth straight game with Cooper Rush

The Dallas Cowboys just keep winning. After many wrote them off following their Week 1 loss to Tampa, when Dak Prescott was knocked out of the game and set to be out for several months, here they are 4-1.

The Cowboys defeated the Rams 10-10 in LA on Sunday and it started with a bang.

On the Rams’ third offensive game, Dallas’ Dorance Armstrong smashed through her offensive line and hit Matthew Stafford. DeMarcus Lawrence grabbed the quarterback’s fumble and rumbled into the end zone.

“It was a surreal moment,” Lawrence said of his second touchdown in nine NFL seasons. “When the ball came out and hit my feet, I thought, ‘This can’t be true.’ When I turned around and didn’t feel anyone around me, I thought, ‘This is real!’”

The Cowboys’ impressive start to the season without Dak Prescott is also very real — and not even the defending Super Bowl champion could stop them.

Tony Pollard put on an outstanding 57-yard TD streak for the Cowboys, who have started 4-1 for their second straight season after notching up four straight wins without Prescott, who is about to return from thumb surgery seems to stand.

Prescott said he could grab a ball with his surgically repaired thumb, but noncommittally called himself “day-to-day.” He celebrated the victory: “A game like this wasn’t the best, but the defense and the special teams did what they had to do to win.”

The Cowboys will get a big test next week when they take on 5-0 divisional rivals the Philadelphia Eagles.

Giants comeback win over Packers in London

The New York Giants are 27-22, 4-1 on the year after an unlikely comeback win over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in London.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley took a direct snap and ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to cap New York’s comeback.

Rodgers then drove the Packers to the 6-yard line, but his pass on the fourth and one was knocked out by safety Xavier McKinney with just over a minute left at the line of scrimmage.

The Giants (4-1) had 17 unanswered points in the second half as Jones, playing with a sprained ankle, led three to close a 20-10 deficit. It’s the Giants’ best start since 5-0 in 2009 and equals last season’s winning total (4-13).

“Give all the credit to New York. They overtook us, they outplayed us,” said Packers coach Matt LaFleur. “They definitely wanted it more. It was the story of two halves. They kicked our butts in the second half. You can’t do that in this league.”

After consecutive three-and-outs early in the game, the Giants scored on five consecutive possessions. They were six of eleven in third place.

Barkley rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries and had 36 yards of reception — his third straight game with more than 100 yards from scrimmage, his longest streak since 2019, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Rodgers threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns but failed to score on the board in the second half. Rodgers linked with Allen Lazard and Marcedes Lewis for first-half goals.

“We had chances, lots of chances,” Rodgers said. “We are in five weeks and there is still a lot of football left. But I can’t gamble away games like this because the season is going to be pretty tough.”

The Giants came into play as the NFL’s top rushing offense but struggled to run the ball early, falling 17-3 after Lazard’s 4-yard touchdown reception and Lewis’ 2-yard catch in the end zone , as Rodgers found the experienced tight end wide open.

Jones completed 21 of 27 passes for 217 yards and carried 10 times for 37 yards.

Ravens win against Bengals on Sunday Night Football

It wasn’t the offensive showcase many might have expected to come into this game, but the Baltimore Ravens got the job done against the Cincinnati Bengals with a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter that set up a game-winning field goal from Justin Tucker.

The Ravens won the game 19-17 after falling behind 17-16 with two minutes left on a touchdown run by Joe Burrow.

“We have the GOAT at kicker,” said Lamar Jackson, using the acronym for “Greatest of All-Time.”

Tucker kicked a 43-yard field goal on the last game to win the Ravens 19-17 against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night and become sole possession of first place in the AFC North.

Tucker also hooked up a 58-yard kick in the third quarter, and even when the Ravens (3-2) fell 17-16 behind on Joe Burrow’s 1-yard sneak and remained 1:58, they could feel safe because they only one needed field target. Tucker’s game-winner extended his streak to 61 consecutive successful field goals in the fourth quarter and overtime.

He’s 17-to-17 in his career on last-minute regulation attempts.

“What counts in that 1.3 seconds between the snap, hold and the kick are the things that help the kick go through the posts,” Tucker said. “My feelings, my emotions – for 1.3 seconds they don’t matter whether I’m very confident or nervous or even downright afraid. That’s partly why I always make it a point to say a quick prayer when I line up to kick – not to ask for results, but to ask for peace and to show gratitude for being in this moment can be. “

Jackson shrugged off a rough night and used his arm and legs to lead the Ravens to victory. Baltimore has gambled away by 21 and 17 points in its last two home games, losing to Miami and Buffalo. The Ravens squandered a 10-point lead in this instance, but recovered.

It was a remarkable turnaround for the Baltimore defense, which allowed the AFC champions Bengals to score 41 points in two losses last year. This time, the Ravens kept Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase under control for the most part and built an impressive foothold in the third quarter after Cincinnati (2-3) smashed out of the 2nd.

The Ravens are now 3-2 on the year with the win.

Other top Sunday stories

The Texans claim their first victory over the Jaguars

Chargers win 30-28 over Browns

Saints beat Seahawks in track meeting

Titans turn commanders upside down with last-second intercepts

The Eagles go 5-0 with a win over the Cardinals

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