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NFL Rewind: Your Week 10 rundown, from Game of the Day to ... Dog of the Day

There are lots of ways to lose football games, but the New Orleans Saints found a new one on Sunday.

The Saints were about to take the lead, 24-23, it seemed against the Denver Broncos when their kicker Wil Lutz lined up to kick the extra point after a touchdown with 1:22 left.

However, Denver safety Justin Simmons leaped over the center to block the extra-point kick, and safety Will Parks returned it 84 yards for a two-point defensive conversion to lift the Broncos to a wild 25-23 victory over New Orleans the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

There only two blowouts on a day of close finishes throughout the NFL. Eight games were decided by a touchdown or less.

All three teams in the NFC North that played Sunday lost. Three of the four teams in the NFC South, including the Atlanta Falcons.

Dallas extended its winning streak to eight, with a last minute win at Pittsburgh but New England four-game streak ended in the AFC.

A capsule look at Sunday’s Week 10 games:

Game of the day

Seahawks 31, Patriots 24

The scoop: Tom Brady’s fourth down pass with 14 seconds to go for Rob Gronkowski in the corner of the end zone fell incomplete and Seattle held on to hand New England its second loss of the season. There was contact and perhaps holding on the play but no flag was thrown. Brady had set up the scoring chance with a third-down pass to Gronkowski for 26 yards to the 2-yard line. Doug Baldwin of the Seahawks caught three touchdown passes from Russell Wilson, the last from 15 yards for a 31-24 lead with 4:24 to play. LeGarrette Blount ran for all three New England scores.

Why the Seahawks won:They gave up no easy scores, making the Pats go 75, 81 and 91 for their touchdowns.

Down to the wire

Cowboys 35, Steelers 30

The scoop: Ezekiel Elliott burst through the middle for a 32-yard run for the winning touchdown with 9 seconds left when it appeared Dallas was merely positioning the ball for a winning field goal try. Elliott had given the Cowboys a 29-24 lead on a similar run fro 14 yards with 1:55 left. but Ben Roethlisberger passed 15 yards to Antonio Brown to put the Steelers back in front with 42 seconds left. A pass for the two-point conversion was broken up. Elliott scored on nan 83-yard pass from Dak Prescott to cut Pittsburgh's lead to 12-10 with 12 seconds left in the first  quarter. The teams exchanged field goals in the second quarter leading Pittsburgh in front, 13-12,  Prescott's 50-yard Td pass to Dez Bryant with 1:35 left in the third gave Dallas a 23-18 lead but Pittsburgh rained the lead, 24-23, on a 1-yard run by LaVeon Bell. Roethl;isberg passed for 408 yards and three touchdowns  and Antonio Brown had 14 receptions for 154 yards for the Steelers.
Why the Cowboys won: The rookies Elliott and Prescott were too much. Elliott carried 21 times for 144 yards (5.4 average) and Prescott passed for 319 yards with no interceptions.

Texans 24, Jaguars 21

The scoop: Jacksonville outplayed Houston but as usual found ways to lose. The Jaguars had more first downs (23-16) more total offense (327-273) and drove into Houston territory on seven of 10 offensive series. Blake Bortles threw an early interception that was returned 42 yards by Kareem Jackson for a 7-0 lead. Bortles got the Jags even on a 5-yard TD pass to Julius Thomas didn't reach the end zone again until Bortles passed 14 yards to Allen Robinson with 2:17 left to close the margin to three-points. Houston was able to run out the remaining time, however. Brock Osweiler had 14 completions for only 99 yards but two of his throws went for touchdowns.
Why the Texans won: Bortles had the only two turnovers in the game - he lost a fumble in addition to throwing a pick-six.

Broncos 25, Saints 23

The scoop: Drew Brees drove New Orleans to an apparent winning touchdown and extra point when Parks took the blocked kick the other way for the winning points. Saints quarterback Drew Brees  got off to a rough start with interceptions on deflected passes on the Saints' first two possessions but he settled down and riddled the Denver secondary for 21 completions in 29 attempts for 303 yards and three touchdown passes. ...  Trevor Siemian passed for both of the Denver touchdowns.
Why the Broncos won: Two fumbles by Saints rookie receiver Mike Thomas led to 10 points by the Broncos in the fourth quarter.

Eagles 24, Falcons 15

The scoop: Atlanta took its only lead (15-13) on a 75-yard pass from Matt Ryan to T. Gabriel early in the fourth quarter. The agles then drove 76 yards with Ryan Mathews scoring his second touchdown of the game from 5 yard out with 6:49 left. Mathews ran for the two-point conversion. When the Falcons turned the ball over on downs at the Atlanta 40 with with 2:19 led, the Eagles tacked on a Caleb Sturgis field goal to make it a two-possession game. Mathews finished with 109 yards rushing.

Why the Eagles won: Atlanta's offense which was averaging 429 ayrds a  game managed only 303 and just 48 on the ground.

Chiefs 20, Panthers 17

The scoop: Carolina led 17-0 late in the second quarter, then did nothing the rest of the way. Kansas City won on a 37-yard Cairo Santos field goal, his fourth of the game, on the final play. The Chiefs drove only 11 yards for the score after Kelvin Benjamin lost a fumble with 20 seconds left to play. ... Kansas City's offense was pitiful for the second week in a row. The Chiefs' only touchdown came on a 42-yard interception return by Eric Berry. KC converted only 2 of 12 third downs and is 3 for 26 the last two games.
Why Chiefs won: Lay the blame on this one on Cam Newton being careless with the ball. With his team leading, 17-6, he made a bad throw deep over the middle that Berry returned for the only KC touchdown Alex Smith's pass to Travis Kelce made it 17-14.

Redskins 26, Vikings 20

The scoop: Dustin Hopkins kicked four field goals, including four straight in the second half after the Vikings had taken  a 20-14 lead on a 3-yard pass from Sam Bradford to Adam Thielen on the last play of the first half. It was the fourth loss in a row for the Vikings after a 5-0 start. Only two other teams in NFL history have started 5-0, then lost four straight. ... Kirk Cousins passed for two first-quarter touchdowns to get the Redskins off to a 14-0 lead, but Minnesota  scored three straight touchdowns the last after recovering a fumble at the Washington 33 with 50 seconds left in the first half.
Why the Redskins won:  Bradford was intercepted and the Vikings turned the ball over on downs on two late trips to Redskins territory.

Dolphins 31, Chargers 24

The scoop:  Koko Alonso, the former Buffalo Bills linebacker, returned an intercepti9on 60 yards for the winning touchdown with 1:01 left. Ryan Tannehill passed for two Miami touchdowns with no interceptions while the Dolphins intercepted Philip Rivers four times. Rivers did throw three touchdown passes.
Why the Cowboys won:

Dolphins 31, Chargers 24

The scoop:  Koko Alonso, the former Buffalo Bills linebacker, returned an intercepti9on 60 yards for the winning touchdown with 1:01 left. Ryan Tannehill passed for two Miami touchdowns with no interceptions while the Dolphins intercepted Philip Rivers four times. Rivers did throw three touchdown passes.
Why the Cowboys won:

Cardinals 23, 49ers 20

The scoop:  The Niners lost their eighth in a row but until after they through a scared into the Cardinals. San Francisco tied the game on a 4-yard run Collin Kaepernick with 1:55 to go. However, Chandler Catanzaro kicked his third field goal of the game, from 34 yards, on the final play to win it.
Why the Cardinals won: Somehow they survived despite b lowing a 14-0 lead and turning the ball over four times.

Cardinals 23, 49ers 20

The scoop:  The Niners lost their eighth in a row but until after they through a scared into the Cardinals. San Francisco tied the game on a 4-yard run Collin Kaepernick with 1:55 to go. However, Chandler Catanzaro kicked his third field goal of the game, from 34 yards, on the final play to win it.
Why the Cardinals won: Somehow they survived despite b lowing a 14-0 lead and turning the ball over four times.

Yawners

Buccaneers 36, Bears 10

The scoop: Tampa Bay scored first on a 20-yard return of a Jay Cutler pass by Chris Conte in the opening quarter. The Bucs build their elad to 17-3 and Chicago did not get closer than seven points the rest of the way. Jameis Winston passed for 312 yards and two touchdowns for Tampa Bay
Why the Buccaneers won: The 14-point first half lead. The Bears are offensively challenged and not built for playing effectively from that far behind.

Titans 47, Packers 25

The scoop: De'Marco Murray ran 75 yards to scored 1:43 into the game, then passed 10 yards to Delanie Walker for another first quarter score. The Packers found themselves with just one first down and trailing 21-0 before the end of the first quarter. Green Bay rallied, but got  no closer than 35-22,. The comeback was cut short when Jameis Winston passed 43 yards to F. Martino on a breakdown in the Green Bay defensive secondary. Niagara Falls' James Starks scored for the Packers on a 13-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers in the lasts minute of the first half.
Why the Titans won: Mariota passed for 295 yards and four touchdowns against a porous Green Bay secondary,

Dog of the day

Rams 9, Jets 6

The scoop: Los Angeles won without scoring a touchdown for the second time this season. The Rams defeated Seattle, 9-7, in Week Two. New York took a 6-3 lead in the second quarter  on a 4-yard pass from Bryce Petty to Bilal Powell in the second quarter then was shut out the rest of the way. Greg Zuerlein kicked field goals from 38 and 34 yards in the second half to win it for the Rams and end their four-game losing streak. Petty completed 19 of 32 passes for 163 yards with one interception. New York outgained the Rams, 296-280.
Why the Rams won: They kept the Jets from crossing the 50 on all but two of their 11 possessions.

News wire services contributed to this report.

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