NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City is at Denver at 5:15 p.m. for Monday Night Football. The Chiefs have won five straight in the series following seven straight losses. Patrick Mahomes has an NFL-record 13 TDs through three games and zero interceptions, and will go up against a Broncos defense that ranks 22nd against the pass. Meanwhile, Case Keenum has struggled to start the season for the Broncos with three TDs and five INTs while completing just 61 percent of his passes.
Adam Vinatieri became the league’s career leader in field goals when he made a 42-yarder with 2 seconds left in the first half of Indianapolis’ 37-34 overtime loss and extended the mark to 567 with a 44-yarder to give the Colts a 34-31 lead in the extra period. The 45-year-old kicker moved past Hall of Famer Morten Andersen, who had 565 career field goals. ... Andrew Luck broke the Colts’ single-game franchise record for attempts (62), tied the franchise mark for completions (40), wound up second in franchise history for single-game yards (464) and came within a whisker of tying the franchise’s largest regular-season comeback (21). ... Miami’s Frank Gore became the eighth running back in NFL history to appear in 200 NFL games. ... Philip Rivers passed for 250 yards in the Los Angeles Chargers’ 29-27 win over San Francisco, giving him 51,504 for his career and passing John Elway (51,475) for eighth on the NFL’s all-time list.
STREAKS & STATS
Chicago’s Khalil Mack had a strip-sack in the first half of the Bears’ 48-10 win over Tampa Bay, making him the first player with a sack and forced fumble in four straight games since Robert Mathis for Indianapolis in 2005. ... New England’s Tom Brady improved to 15-1 as a starter against Miami with a 38-7 rout. ... Since 2002, the Patriots are 7-0 after back-to-back losses. ... Cordarrelle Patterson became the 70th player to catch a touchdown pass from Brady. It tied Brady with Vinny Testaverde for the most players with a touchdown reception from a single quarterback in NFL history. ... Green Bay dominated Buffalo 22-0 for its first shutout since a 9-0 win over the Jets in 2010. ... Cleveland’s Nick Chubb had just three carries in a 45-42 OT loss at Oakland, but the first went for a 63-yard score in the second quarter and the last went for 41 yards and another TD. He finished with for 105 yards.
At least one game has gone to overtime in each of the first four weeks of the season, joining the 1979, ‘83 and 2002 seasons as the only campaigns to feature at least one OT game in each of its first four weeks. On Sunday, Houston beat Indianapolis 37-34, Tennessee topped Philadelphia 26-23, and Oakland edged Cleveland 45-42.
Chicago’s Mitchell Trubisky threw six touchdown passes in a 48-10 win over Tampa Bay, finishing one TD pass short of the NFL and franchise marks. Sid Luckman set the Bears record against the New York Giants in 1943, and is tied with seven others in NFL history to throw seven TD passes in a game. Trubisky had never thrown for more than two touchdowns in a game, but he threw for five in the first half alone as Chicago grabbed a 38-3 lead. The only other player with more in a single half since 1991 was Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers with six in the first two quarters against the Bears in a romp at Lambeau Field in November 2014. The Bears also racked up 483 yards in this one, nearly matching their record of 488 in that same game, on the way to their highest point total since 51-20 victory over Tennessee in 2012.
Miami was denied its first 4-0 start since Hall of Fame coach Don Shula’s last season in 1995 with a 38-7 drubbing at New England. ... The Arizona Cardinals are 0-4 for the first time since 1986, two years before they moved from St. Louis.
Instead of punting on fourth-and-4 from his 43-yard line and settling for a tie, Indianapolis coach Frank Reich called for a short, seemingly safe pass from Andrew Luck to Chester Rogers. But Luck’s pass bounced short, the Texans got a 24-yard completion on the next play and Ka’imi Fairbairn made a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give the Houston Texans a 37-34 overtime victory.
INJURY AND INSULT
Seattle’s Earl Thomas was carted to the locker room with a broken left leg in the fourth quarter of the Seahawks’ 20-17 win at Arizona. Thomas, who’s embroiled in a contract dispute with the team, raised his middle finger toward the Seattle side of the field as he was being carted off. The six-time Pro Bowler held out of training camp while seeking a contract extension and joined the Seahawks a week before the season despite having a contract that expires at the end of this season.
HELLO, MR. PRESIDENT
Former President Jimmy Carter was presented a No. 39 Falcons jersey, as the 39th U.S. president, before Atlanta’s 37-36 loss to Cincinnati. In a pregame ceremony, Carter was given a birthday cake by team owner Arthur Blank one day before Carter’s 94th birthday. Carter also rang the pregame train horn and yelled “Rise Up” to Falcons fans.
New England wide receiver Josh Gordon made his debut with the team Sunday, finishing with two catches for 32 yards in a 38-7 win over Miami. It was his first playing time in New England since his trade from the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 17. He made his first reception at the 7:27 mark of the first quarter, hauling in a 13-yard grab. Gordon was inactive in Week 3 in New England’s loss to Detroit with a hamstring injury and was limited in practice this week.
Marcus Mariota hit Corey Davis with a 10-yard touchdown pass just before the end of overtime, rallying Tennessee from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter for a 26-23 win over Philadelphia. The Titans also trailed 23-20 in overtime before coming back again behind Mariota, who in his first start since being knocked out of the season opener with an injured elbow threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns while also running for a score. On the winning drive, the Titans converted three fourth downs, one by penalty. Mariota hit Taywan Taylor with a 19-yarder on fourth-and-15, and Mariota found a wide-open Dion Lewis on fourth-and-2 for a 17-yard gain. Facing third-and-goal and the clock running out, Mariota found Davis for the receiver’s first TD catch in the regular season.
SWING AND A MISS
Caleb Sturgis missed two extra-point attempts in the Chargers’ 29-27 win over San Francisco. Los Angeles has missed eight PATs since the start of last season, the most in the league. The Chargers have missed 10 extra points since the kick was moved back in 2015, and are one of eight teams in the league to have missed 10 or more.
SPOILED FIRST START
Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick, threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns to put Cleveland in position to win, but also committed four turnovers, losing two fumbles and throwing two interceptions in the Browns’ 45-42 overtime loss at Oakland. The Browns were seeking their first back-to-back wins since November 2014. Mayfield’s first start got off to a rough start when his pass on the second play of Cleveland’s second drive deflected off Antonio Callaway and went right to Gareon Conley, who returned his first career interception 36 yards for a TD
Andy Dalton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds remaining, lifting the Cincinnati Bengals to a 37-36 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Dalton moved the Bengals 75 yards in about four minutes. He completed two passes on fourth down to Tyler Boyd, who had 11 catches for 100 yards, to keep the drive alive. Green made a diving catch in the right side of the end zone to cap the drive.
Seattle safety Earl Thomas left the Seahawks’ 20-17 win at Arizona on a cart with a broken left leg. Angry over his contract situation, Thomas was injured in the fourth quarter while defending Arizona’s Chad Williams, who caught a tying touchdown pass. Thomas, who wanted contract security beyond this season or a trade, made an obscene gesture toward the Seattle side of the field as he was being carted off. The Seahawks also lost starting tight end Will Dissly, who was carted to the locker room in the first quarter with a knee injury. ... Cincinnati also lost its tight end, with Tyler Eifert suffering a gruesome lower right leg injury early in the third quarter of the Bengals’ 37-36 victory over Atlanta. ... Rob Gronkowski departed New England’s 38-7 victory over Miami in the third quarter with a right ankle problem and did not return. ... Indianapolis’ T.Y. Hilton left the Colts’ loss to Houston with a chest injury, returned, and then left again with a hamstring injury. The Texans’ Will Fuller V caught a TD pass but left with a hamstring injury late in the first half.
“We should fire every person that was on that field today, starting with me. That was horrific.” — Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter after the Buccaneers were routed by Chicago 48-10 on Sunday.