It was a victory 2,121 days in the making for the Washington Redskins but it fell into the hands of the Dallas Cowboys' special teams.
The Cowboys had a chance to pull ahead late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's contest, as they neared the red zone but would ultimately settle for a field-goal attempt to try and send the game into overtime.
But, a costly mistake pushed the visiting Dallas squad back for a long 52-yard attempt for kicker Brett Maher, who nearly pulled it off. The ball, however, hit the upright and gave Washington a 20-17 triumph.
It was the first time the Redskins beat the Cowboys at FedEx Field since Washington's NFC East-clinching win over Dallas in December 2012.
The win was not Washington's best outing. The Redskins have gone 11 games without a third-quarter touchdown, and had to settle for a field goal to pull ahead of the Cowboys. It was that 21-yard make by Dustin Hopkins that inched Washington ahead for good.
The Baltimore Ravens were facing a similar situation against the New Orleans Saints. After relinquishing a 17-7 lead, Baltimore pulled within one point of New Orleans following a late touchdown with 14 seconds remaining.
Baltimore sent out veteran kicker Justin Tucker, who had never missed an extra-point, knocking down all 222 of his regular-season attempts. But, that changed as the Ravens fell 24-23 to the Saints.
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy left Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter with a head injury. Buffalo later announced he would not return.
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel got twisted up with Chicago Bears defenders on a fumble and suffered a knee injury in the second quarter. He was quickly ruled out after being helped off the field and to the locker room.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander hurt his knee against the Cleveland Browns, and the team fear he might have torn his anterior cruciate ligament. Alexander never returned to the game after sustaining the injury, and is due for an MRI.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes was carried off the field with a left ankle injury in their matchup against the New York Jets. It was later reported that head coach Mike Zimmer believed Rhodes suffered an ankle sprain.
By the numbers
Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the fourth player in NFL history to throw for 500 TD passes, while he became the third QB to beat all 32 NFL teams after edging the Ravens.
The Colts' blowout victory over the Bills is just the latest accomplishment for quarterback Andrew Luck. He completed 17 of his 23 passes for 156 yards and four touchdowns. He has four successive games with three or more TD passes – the longest active streak in NFL.
Tennessee have some serious work to do with their two-point conversion plays. The Titans have now failed on seven consecutive two-point conversion attempts dating back to the 2015 season, and they passed on all seven of those attempts.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone on why he benched quarterback Blake Bortles: "[The] thought process [was]: 'Hey listen, I'm going to take the quarterback out' — not like he played worse than anyone out there. He had two fumbles. I just literally did it to try and get a damn spark from this football team to put everyone on notice."
Titans coach Mike Vrabel on why he went for a potential game-winning two-point conversion: "I told the team that we made a decision that we're going to be aggressive. If we scored, when we scored, if there was less than 40 seconds we were going to go for two to win the game. If there was [over a minute], we're gonna kick the extra point and go play defense."
Week 7 NFL scores
Denver Broncos 45, Arizona Cardinals 10
Los Angeles Chargers 20, Tennessee Titans 19
Carolina Panthers 21, Philadelphia Eagles 17
Minnesota Vikings 37, New York Jets 17
Indianapolis Colts 37, Buffalo Bills 5
New England Patriots 38, Chicago Bears 31
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26, Cleveland Browns 23 OT
Houston Texans 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 7
Detroit Lions 32, Miami Dolphins 21
New Orleans Saints 24, Baltimore Ravens 23
Washington Redskins 20, Dallas Cowboys 17
Los Angeles Rams 39, San Francisco 49ers 10
Kansas City Chiefs 45, Cincinnati Bengals 10
23 de enero 2019
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|Fernando replaces injured Pradeep in Sri Lanka squad|
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|Balotelli joins Marseille until the end of the season|
|Emery gives Monchi ringing endorsement amid Arsenal sporting director links|
|Larry Fitzgerald returning to Cardinals on one-year deal|
|Watson absence ´an opportunity´ for Scotland hopefuls, says Townsend|
|Pochettino open to new signings but Janssen to remain a Spurs outcast|
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|Pochettino will not judge Sarri for criticising Chelsea players|
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|Broad left out of England team for first Test|
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|McGillvary injury blow for Giants|
|Solari praises Marcelo amid exit rumours|
|A-League Review: Joy and pain for De Jong as Sydney close gap|
|Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss France clash|
|India to rest Kohli from back end of New Zealand tour|
|The hand is good - Farrell expects to be fit to face Ireland|
|Martinez leaves Arsenal for Reading loan|
|Beckham becomes Salford City shareholder|
|Maradona hopes Sala will be found alive|
|Djokovic will not discuss potential Nadal showdown yet|
|A Federer-Nadal double? Even historic scalps may not be enough for Tsitsipas|
|Raonic to assess knee injury, hopes to avoid surgery|
|Barcelona right to fine ´complicated´ Dembele, says Ter Stegen|
|Higuain and Piatek on the move on busy day for Milan|
|Philippe and Vince humble the Hurricanes|
|Nishikori: I couldn´t beat anybody on one leg|
|Boateng poised for debut as Barcelona axe Suarez|
|Shami sets record in crushing win after sun stops play|
|Sala search focused on possible use of life raft|
|Pouille exceeds own expectations with run to Aus Open semis|
|Nishikori retirement sees Djokovic through to semi-finals|
|A golden boy, a guy you want to love - Delecroix pays emotional tribute to Sala|
|Richardson, Patterson to make Australia debuts against Sri Lanka|
|Police resume search for missing Sala plane|
|Pouille upsets Raonic to reach Australian Open semis|
|Dunk sees Stars past Strikers|
|How Serena gave up 5-1 lead – the key moments of loss to Pliskova|
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22 de enero 2019
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|Otamendi not happy at Man City, says Guardiola|
|Workaholic Woods learning to rest as he prepares for 2019 debut|
|Henry´s Monaco dumped out of Coupe de France|
|Qatar can win Asian Cup, says Sanchez|
|Tim Howard to retire following 2019 MLS season|
|Koscielny backs Bellerin to return from injury ´stronger than before´|
|Chiefs fire DC Bob Sutton after AFC Championship loss to Patriots|
|Reyes returns to Spain with second-tier strugglers Extremadura|
|Emiliano Sala: Profile of Cardiff City striker missing after joining from Nantes|
|Messi rested for Sevilla trip, Boateng set for debut|
|Nuno fined over pitch celebration in Leicester win|
|Nadal unfazed by another Next Gen opponent in Tsitsipas|