Monday, October 17
Prescott throw for 3 scores, Cowboys beat Packers 30-16
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Rookie Dak Prescott threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns, and the Dallas Cowboys forced four turnovers in a 30-16 win over the Green Bay Packers and their dysfunctional offense on Sunday.
Prescott was 18 of 27, shaking off two fumbles and an interception, to lead the Cowboys (5-1) to their fifth straight win.
He showed poise in the fourth quarter while marching the Cowboys on a seven-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Cole Beasley for an 18-point lead with 10:26 left.
The score left Packers fans stunned at Lambeau Field. They were booing at times following another choppy game for the offense. The four turnovers were a season high for Green Bay (3-2).
Prescott threw the first interception of his career after he was picked off on third-and-8 from the Dallas 6, throwing out of his end zone with 20 seconds left in third quarter. Safety Morgan Burnett had the diving interception.
Prescott's NFL record streak for a quarterback at the start of his career without an interception ends at 176 pass attempts. He broke the mark of 162 previously held by New England's Tom Brady earlier in the game.
Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne left with a concussion after getting hurt in the second quarter.
Brock Osweiler rallies Texans to 26-23 OT victory over Colts
HOUSTON (AP) — Nick Novak made a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give the Houston Texans to a 26-23 comeback victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.
Brock Osweiler threw a 36-yard pass to Jaelen Strong to get Houston to the 12 and Novak's field goal came two plays later.
Indianapolis (2-4) got the ball first in overtime, but Benardrick McKinney sacked Andrew Luck on third down to force a punt.
Osweiler shook off a tough start to throw two touchdown passes in less than 2 minutes in the fourth quarter as Houston (4-2) erased a 14-point deficit to tie it at 23 with 54 seconds left. He found Lamar Miller on a 10-yard catch-and-run TD with 2:47 remaining and, after a stop by the defense, connected with C.J. Fiedorowicz on a 26-yarder that tied it.
Houston's defense forced a punt by Indianapolis to send it to OT.
Galaxy clinch home game in knockout round, 1-0 over Dynamo
HOUSTON (AP) — Alan Gordon scored in the 72nd minute and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Sunday to clinch a home game in the knockout round of the MLS Cup playoffs.
The Galaxy (12-6-15) are locked into the No. 3 seed in the West a week ahead of the regular-season finale. Houston (7-14-12) remained in last place in the Western Conference.
In the buildup to Gordon's goal, Dynamo goalkeeper Joe Willis made a diving save of Mike Magee's shot attempt but failed to secure it. David Horst awkwardly attempted to poke the loose ball safely away but Gordon swooped in and blocked it back into the net.
FC Dallas takes Supporters' Shield lead, beats Sounders 2-1
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Carlos Ruiz stabbed home Mauro Diaz's flick pass in the 89th minute and FC Dallas moved to the top of the Supporters' Shield table with a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday.
FC Dallas (17-8-8) moved two points ahead of the Colorado Rapids and eliminated the New York Red Bulls from contention with a game to go. The Sounders (13-14-6) would have clinched a playoff berth with a win and remain in contention with Real Salt Lake, Sporting KC and the Portland Timbers for the final three playoff spots.
Maximiliano Urruti tied it for FCD in the 79th minute, smashing home a rebound from Matt Hedges' close-range attempt.
Nicolas Lodeiro slipped a free kick between FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz and the inside post to open the scoring for Seattle in the 41st minute. It came five minutes after the Sounders' Herculez Gomez had a goal disallowed due to an offside call.
Antron Brown wins AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Points leader Antron Brown won the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals on Sunday for his seventh Top Fuel victory of the season.
The defending season champion beat Steve Torrence in the final with a 3.744-second pass at 321.12 mph for his 61st career victory. Brown increased with points lead over Doug Kalitta to 150 points.
"We had a great drag race out there," Brown said. "It could've went either way. We were both close on the tree, but we snuck one out there. Nobody is blowing people out anymore. The only way you win is by inches. To win that final was monumental for our team. We needed to do that. We're still not done working yet."
Matt Hagan won in Funny Car, Drew Skillman in Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motorcycle in the fourth race of the six-event NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Hagan pushed his Dodge Charger R/T to a 3.913 at 327.03 to beat points leader Ron Capps. Hagan has four victories this year and 22 overall.
Skillman had a 6.661 at 209.36 in a Chevrolet Camaro to knock off Alex Laughlin. Skillman also won this year in Minnesota.
Krawiec rode his Harley-Davidson to a 6.880 at 196.36 to edge Jerry Savoie. Krawiec took the points lead with his fifth victory of the season and 36th overall.