Chargers 41, Steelers 37: A series of bonkers of plays — a blocked punt, a tipped pick, a fourth-down stop deep in Chargers’ territory — helped Pittsburgh overcome a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take a lead late. But Justin Herbert found Mike Williams for a 53-yard touchdown with two minutes remaining and the Chargers got another big win in prime time.
Cardinals 23, Seahawks 13: Long live Colt McCoy. The journeyman quarterback has been a godsend with Kyler Murray out, and he out-played Russell Wilson with 328 yards and two touchdowns. No DeAndre Hopkins, no problem: Five different Cardinals had at least four receptions.
Bengals 32, Raiders 13: A bye week served Cincinnati well. Possibly no team is as healthy as the Bengals and that could ultimately be what separates them in a crowded A.F.C. North. After struggling defensively, Cincinnati held the Raiders to 13 first downs, 278 total yards and a 1-of-7 conversion rate on third down.
Texans 22, Titans 13: Houston, 10 ½-point underdogs, shocked Tennessee on the road behind quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s two touchdown runs and a defense that forced four Ryan Tannehill interceptions. Three of those picks came in the fourth quarter. Injuries are piling up for the Titans, who lost top receiver A.J. Brown in the third quarter with an injured chest.
Vikings 34, Packers 31: Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins finished 24 of 35 passing for 341 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions and a 128.4 passer rating, to beat Green Bay, which played without running back Aaron Jones and tight end Robert Tonyan, two of Aaron Rodgers’s favorite targets.
49ers 30, Jaguars 10: A trendy Super Bowl pick in August, the 49ers seemed dead by October. But as they get healthier, they’re rediscovering their bruising identity and are now right in the thick of the playoff race at 5-5. A string of winnable games is lined up and, each week, it seems like Coach Kyle Shanahan dusts off a new play for do-it-all receiver Deebo Samuel. He rushed eight times for 79 yards and a touchdown.
Ravens 16, Bears 13: M.V.P. candidate Lamar Jackson was a late scratch with an illness and it wasn’t pretty offensively with Tyler Huntley at quarterback. However, Devonta Freeman bashed ahead for a 3-yard touchdown with 22 seconds left to improve Baltimore’s record to 7-3.