NFL Week Six: Brady Returns Home, Leads Patriots Over Bengals
Tom Brady made a triumphant return to Gillette Stadium, throwing for 376 yards and three touchdown in New England's 35-17 win over Cincinnati.
The Patriots star quarterback was playing his first home game since last season's playoffs. He sat out the first four games of season his role in "Deflategate."
Brady connected with tight end Rob Gronkowski seven times for 162 yards and a touchdown for the 5-1 Patriots.
The loss dropped the Bengals to 2-4 for the first time since 2010 when they finished 4-12.
— Dak Prescott threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns to lead Dallas to a 30-16 win over the Packers in Green Bay. Prescott's NFL record streak for a quarterback at the start of his career without an interception ended at 176 pass attempts late in the third quarter.
— Steven Hauschka kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining to cap a fourth quarter comeback and give Seattle a 26-24 win over Atlanta. Russell Wilson drove the Seahawks 70 yards for a touchdown early in the quarterback, before engineering the drive that set up Hauschka. Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes in the third quarter to put the Falcons in the lead, but Atlanta was held scoreless in the fourth quarter.
— Spencer Ware ran for a career-high 131 yards and a touchdown to help Kansas City beat Oakland 26-10. Jamaal Charles got his first TD since returning from knee surgery. Derrick Carr led the Raiders to a touchdown on their opening drive of the game, but they were only able to muster a field goal the rest of the way.
— Nick Novak capped a Houston comeback with a 33-yard field goal in overtime giving the Texans a 26-23 win over Indianapolis. Brock Ostweiler rallied the 4-2 Texans from a 14-point, fourth quarter deficit with three minutes to go, with touchdown passes to Lamar Miller and C.J. Fiedorowicz. Ostweiler then connected with Jaelen Strong on a 36-yard pass in overtime to set up the winning kick. Andrew Luck threw a touchdown pass and had a scoring run for the 2-4 Colts.
— Mike Lutz booted a 52-yard field goal with 11 seconds left to give New Orleans a 41-38 win over Carolina. Drew Brees (breez) passed for 465 yards and four touchdowns for an NFL record 15th 400-yard game. Cam Newton returned to the Panthers line-up after a week off for a concussion and threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns.
— Kirk Cousins threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns in Washington's 27-20 win over Philadelphia. The Redskins have won four in a row to improve to 4-2.
— LeSean McCoy rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns to lead Buffalo past San Francisco 45-16. The Bills rushed for 312 yards against a porous 49ers defense. The Bills have won four in a row for the first time since 2008.
— Miami dominated Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH'-lihs-bur-gur) and the Steelers in a 30-15 win. He was held to 189 yards passing while Miami's Jay Ajayi rushed for 204 yards and two scores on 25 carries. The win improved Miami to 2-4 while the Steelers are 4-2.
— Odell Beckham Jr. led the Giants to a 27-23 win over Baltimore. He turned a short fourth-and-1 pass into a winning 66-yard touchdown catch and run with 1:24 to play. Beckham finished with eight catches for 222 yards to help the Giants end a three-game losing streak. Terrence West scored twice for the Ravens who dropped their third straight to fall to 3-3.
— The Titans held off Cleveland for a 28-26 win. Quarterback Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH'-tah) threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns in the win as the Titans matched their win total for all of last season when they went 3-13. Cleveland is now winless in six outings.
— For the second straight week the Bears lost because of a last minute touchdown pass. This time it was Blake Bortles connecting with Arrelious Benn on a 51-yard touchdown. The score gave the Jags a 17-16 victory over the Bears, who led in the fourth quarter 13-0.
— Matt Prater connected on a 34-yard field goal with 1:29 left to give the Lions a 31-28 victory over the visiting Rams. The win was Detroit's second straight and each club is 3-3. Los Angeles quarterback Case Keenam finished 27 of 32 for 321 yards with three touchdowns. He completed a franchise record 19 consecutive passes at one point.