The Latest: Jets’ Myers makes NFL history with 55-yarder
The Latest on Week 12 in the NFL (all times EDT):
When the Jets’ Jason Myers made a 55-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining in the opening half against New England, he became the first kicker in NFL history to hit five field goals from 55-plus yards in one season.
Myers also had 55-yarders against Miami, Minnesota and Buffalo. He made a 56-yarder at Miami, which is the second longest for the franchise. Chandler Catanzaro had a 57-yard field goal against Cleveland last season.
Myers also tied the Jets’ home field-goal distance record for the fourth time this season with the 55-yard boot. It tied the score at 10 at halftime.
— Barry Wilner reporting from East Rutherford, New Jersey
Saquon Barkley hit the big 5-0 again against Philadelphia.
The Giants’ rookie running back had a 51-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter to give New York a 19-3 lead over the Super Bowl champion Eagles.
Barkley has mastered the art of the long run against them.
He had a 55-yard gain on a screen pass and a 50-yard rushing TD in the first game this season between the NFC East rivals. Barkley had 130 yards rushing and caught nine passes for 99 yards in that game last month, and he had 94 yards rushing in the first half Sunday.
— Dan Gelston reporting from Philadelphia
Browns safety Damarious Randall predicted on Friday his team would drub the Bengals if wide receiver A.J. Green didn’t play, and so far Cleveland is off to a 21-0 lead.
Randall just picked off Andy Dalton near midfield, ran out of bounds and handed the ball to former Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson, now a special assistant in Cincinnati.
Meanwhile in Baltimore, Cyrus Jones returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown to give the Ravens a 10-7 lead over Oakland. It was the Ravens’ longest play of the year.
The Ravens’ field goal also was the product of a big play: rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson hit tight end Mark Andrews to set it up. Jackson has run only once while carrying 27 times in his first NFL start last week against Cincinnati.
— Joe Kay reporting from Cincinnati and David Ginsburg reporting from Baltimore
Tom Brady has become the NFL’s career leader in total yards passing in both regular-season and playoff games.
The Patriots quarterback entered Sunday’s game against the New York Jets needing 147 yards to pass Peyton Manning’s mark of 79,279. He accomplished the feat with a 16-yard pass to Josh Gordon early in the second quarter.
Brady also came into the game needing 252 yards passing to reach 3,000 for the 16th straight season, tying Manning for second-most behind only Brett Favre’s 18 seasons.
Brady had a chance at setting another record Sunday. He needs four touchdown passes to top Manning’s 579 for the most in NFL history, including postseason games.
— Dennis Waszak Jr. reporting from East Rutherford, New Jersey.
This year’s rookie quarterback class is off to a good start in Week 12.
Josh Allen threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Robert Foster to help Buffalo jump to a 14-0 lead over Jacksonville, while Baker Mayfield has a touchdown pass for Cleveland as the Browns leaped to a 14-0 lead over Cincinnati.
Josh Rosen leads the Cardinals against the Chargers later in the day.
Meanwhile, the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski has announced his return from an injury by hauling in a touchdown pass from Tom Brady to forge a 7-all tie with the New York Jets
It’s not quite Showdown Sunday in the NFL in Week 12.
Of the 11 games on deck, none involves two teams with winning records. The closest is the early afternoon visit by Seattle (5-5) to Carolina (6-4), while a pair of 5-5 teams meet later in the day when Miami visits Indianapolis.
Elsewhere, the Jaguars visit the Bills, the Browns visit the Bengals, the Patriots travel to the Jets, the Giants are in Philadelphia, the 49ers head to Tampa Bay and the Raiders visit Baltimore.
The Cardinals visit the Chargers and the Steelers visit the Broncos later in the day.
Perhaps the most important matchup comes Sunday night, when the Packers (4-5-1) visit the Vikings (5-4-1) in a matchup of NFC North rivals competing for a wild-card playoff spot.
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