DALLAS, Sporting Alert – NFL scores and results from the games that were played in Week 9 on Sunday, Nov. 6. Cowboys and Raiders were among the winners on the day.
Prescott and Elliott Keep Cowboys Rolling
Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott extended their impressive start to the season when they accounted for five touchdowns in helping the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-10 win on Sunday and kept the Cleveland Browns winless.
Quarterback Prescott went 21 of 27 on completed passes for 247 and three touchdowns without an interception, while Elliott ran for 92 yards and two scores for the Cowboys (7-1) to win seven straight, which is the longest winning streak in the league this season.
Experienced tight end Jason Witten took eight catches for 134 yards and a touchdown, while Cole Beasley also caught a pass for a score to help Dallas match its best start to a season since 2007.
Since losing their season opener to the New York Giants, the Cowboys have won seven straight games with Prescott as the starting quarterback.
The fourth-round pick from Mississippi State was supposed to just fill in until Tony Romo returns from a back injury, but it looks like he will be keeping the 36-year-old off the field for a while.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes the competition is healthy for the club.
“We’ve got a great luxury and wonderful problem to have,” Jones said. “We’ve got some real talent at our quarterback position.
“I think Tony Romo is one of the best quarterbacks that has played this game.
“My real regret would be to have had him here and not win a Super Bowl with him. He’s that talented. And then I look at Dak and how he’s playing, his future. I just don’t have a problem with this situation.”
There are some who still believe Romo should return to the starting position when he’s back from injury, but Prescott isn’t paying too much attention to that.
“Me and Tony have a great relationship. I don’t think this team or anybody even worries about that,” he said.
“We come in stay focused and just try to win no matter who’s back there.”
On the losing side on Sunday, rookie quarterback Cody Kessler went 19 of 27 for 203 yards and a touchdown on his return after missing a game due to a concussion for Cleveland.
The Browns had starting center Cam Erving ejected along with Dallas defensive end David Irving, following a scuffled between the two players.
Cleveland has now dropped nine straight games this season and a franchise record 12th in a row dating back to last year.
Another defeat to the Baltimore on Thursday Night Football would see the Browns getting off to the worst start in team history.
Raiders Win Again
Derek Carr failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time this season, but the Oakland Raiders (7-2) found a way to keep winning in the NFL.
Latavius Murray rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns and the Raiders defeated the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos 30-20.
“We’re growing to expect success,” coach Jack Del Rio said, according to The Associated Press. “We know we’re a good team.”
Carr was 20 of 31 for 184 yards without an interception for Oakland, which outrushed Denver 218-33.
Trevor Siemian, who started the game shaky and went 1 for 8 of 4 yards, recovered to finish 18 of 37 for 283 yards and two touchdowns with an interception for Denver (6-2).
Chiefs Win Four In A Row
Another AFC West division title contender Kansas City Chiefs made it four wins in a row after beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-14 on Sunday.
The Chiefs, who were also winning for the fourth time at home in the NFL this campaign, improved to 6-2 overall and sit second to the Raiders in the division.
Although they weren’t always touchdowns, Kansas found ways to score throughout the game, while keeping the Jaguars (2-6) scoreless in the first and third quarters.
But en route to the victory, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was dismissed from the game for arguing and throwing his towel at an official after he failed to get a pass interference call against the Jaguars in the end zone during the fourth quarter.
Kelce said: “I can’t throw my flag on the ref but he can throw his all day long.”
Colt Hold Off Packers Late Rally
At Lambeau Field in Green Bay, the Packers dropped their second successive game and three in the last four overall after a 31-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Frank Gore ran for two touchdowns and Andrew Luck shook off two interceptions in the first quarter to pass for 281 yards and a score for the Colts (4-5) to secure a vital victory on the road.
Jordan Todman got Indianapolis off to a fast start when he returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a score.
The running back also added another 61-yard kickoff return in the second quarter to finish the game with 160 yards.
Aaron Rodgers finished the game with 26 of 43 on completed passes for 297 yards with three scores with an interception.
Rodgers had connected with Davante Adams and Randall Cobb with short scoring passes to cut the deficit to 31-26 with 3:29 left, but the Packers (4-4) were unable to complete the comeback.
The veteran quarterback questioned the energy level of his team, saying: “It’s everybody’s job. Different guys bring that energy.
“We’ve all go to be a little mentally tougher. I don’t understand the way the sideline was after the first play (the kickoff return for a touchdown).
“We’ve got to be a little tougher. How you deal with adversity says a lot about the kind of team you’ve got.”
In other NFL scores on Sunday, the Carolina Panthers held on for a 13-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams to helped their chances of making the playoffs, while rookie Kenyan Drake scored on a 96-yard kickoff return with 5:15 left to help the Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets, 27-23.
Elsewhere in the NFL, the New York Giants (5-3) won three straight after beating the Philadelphia Eagles 28-23, the New Orleans Saints secured a 41-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, while the San Diego Chargers defeated the Tennessee Titans 43-35.
NFL SCORES IN WEEK 10
RAIDERS 30, BRONCOS 20
COWBOYS 35, BROWNS 10
CHIEFS 19, JAGUARS 14
COLTS 31, PACKERS 26
GIANTS 28, EAGLES 23
RAVENS 21, STEELERS 14
LIONS 22, VIKINGS 16, OT
SAINTS 41, 49ERS 23
CHARGERS 43, TITANS 35
PANTHERS 13, RAMS 10
DOLPHINS 27, JETS 23