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NFL Rdp: No unbeatens, lots of drama _ and a tie
There are no more unbeaten teams in the NFL. There are two teams with a tie, though.
New Orleans knocked off the last of the perfect teams when it beat archrival Atlanta 31-27 Sunday.
Gonzalez finished with 11 catches for 122 yards and two scores for Atlanta (8-1), and became the first tight end to catch 100 touchdown passes.
“Tony, he kind of paved the way for me,” said Graham, who like Gonzalez had a college basketball background before making the transition to NFL tight end. “It seemed like every drive I’m kind of going up against the things that he did the last drive.”
Jabari Greer made a diving, touchdown-saving pass breakup on a late fourth-down play as the Saints (4-5) won for the fourth time in five games, keeping alive hope of getting back into the wild-card race after an 0-4 start.
Games can’t get much wilder than San Francisco’s 24-24 tie with St. Louis, the league’s first stalemate in four seasons.
Greg Zuerlein kicked a 53-yard field goal in OT to win it _ except the Rams (3-5-1) were penalized 5 yards for delay of game. He tried again from 58 as coach Jeff Fisher played for the win, and missed wide right with 2:42 left.
And just when it seemed the 49ers _ and Akers‘ typically reliable left leg _ would have one more chance to win it, San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis was flagged for holding Lance Kendricks on third down. That extended St. Louis’ last drive, a costly mistake in a long list of them on an uncharacteristically sloppy day by coach Jim Harbaugh’s team.
“I have to say, I’ve been doing this a while. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a game like this,” Fisher said. “As I told our guys, we had a number of chances to put the game away. And, unfortunately, we didn’t.”
Also Sunday, it was Houston 13, Chicago 3; Baltimore 55, Oakland 20; Denver 36, Carolina 14; Tennessee 37, Miami 3; New England 37, Buffalo 31; Cincinnati 31, the New York Giants 13; Dallas 38, Philadelphia 23; Tampa Bay 34, San Diego 24; Minnesota 34, Detroit 24; and Seattle 28, the New York Jets 7.
On Thursday night, Indianapolis (6-3) beat Jacksonville (1-8) 27-10.
The Monday night game has Kansas City (1-7) at Pittsburgh (5-3).
By David Keene
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