Eagles need OT, but keep Cowboys down
•PHILADELPHIA 33, DALLAS 27 (OT): Sam Bradford threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews in overtime and the Eagles sent the host Cowboys to their longest losing streak in 26 years. Matthews, who caught nine passes for 133 yards, broke away from Byron Jones and ran past safety J.J. Wilcox on the first possession of overtime to hand the Cowboys (2-6) their sixth straight loss. DeMarco Murray had 161 total yards — 83 rushing and 78 receiving — for the Eagles (4-4) in his first game on his old home field after winning the NFL rushing title with the Cowboys last season. Dallas All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant had his first touchdown of the season in his second game back after missing five because of a broken right foot.
•SAN FRANCISCO 17, ATLANTA 16: Blaine Gabbert threw a pair of second-quarter touchdown passes to Garrett Celek for the undermanned 49ers (3-6) against the Falcons (6-3) in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers head into the bye on a winning note after a week of change. Making his first start in more than two years, Gabbert didn't take a sack behind an offensive line that has faced heavy scrutiny all year. Celek made TD catches of 1 and 11 yards to give him three for the season and San Francisco's stout defense flustered Matt Ryan despite the patchwork use of backups because of a rash of injuries.
•N.Y. GIANTS 32, TAMPA BAY 18: Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes, helping the first-place Giants rebound from last week's debacle at New Orleans. Josh Brown booted four field goals for the Giants (5-4), including fourth-quarter kicks of 53 and 44 yards that gave New York some breathing room after the host Bucs (3-5) pulled within two points. Manning threw first-half TD passes of 8 yards to Reuben Randle and 4 yards to Shane Vereen. The Giants defense, bolstered by the return of Jason Pierre-Paul, kept the Jameis Winston-led Bucs offense out of the end zone until his 10-yard rushing TD made it 20-18 with 9:25 left.