ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — So much for the Buffalo Bills’ recent struggles in close games.
Facing a 17-point deficit against the Baltimore Ravens, the Bills showed why they deserve to be considered one of the AFC favorites with how they rallied for a 23-30 victory on Sunday.
There were moments in the first three quarters Sunday when Zach Wilson showed flashes of the playmaker the New York Jets thought they were getting when they drafted him No. 2 overall last year.
There were other times when the second-year quarterback — making his season debut after being sidelined by a knee injury — still very much appeared to be a work in progress.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A spectator at Sunday's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets died following a fall on an escalator at Acrisure Stadium.
The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified him Monday as 27-year-old Dalton Ryan Keane of Monaca.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at the New York Jets.
Tagovailoa, who suffered a concussion last Thursday at Cincinnati when he took a scary sack from Bengals defensive tackle Josh Tupou, was stretchered off the field and immediately taken to the hospital.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin tried to keep the moment at bay as long as he could.
Mitch Trubisky did too while gamely — if futilely — enduring what quickly became a weekly referendum on his ability to hang onto the starting quarterback job in Pittsburgh during a slow start.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Tyler Bass kicked a 21-yard field goal on the game’s final play, and Josh Allen rallied the Buffalo Bills from a 17-point deficit to beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 on Sunday.
With the score tied at 20 in the final quarter, the Ravens (2-2) had second down from the Buffalo 1-yard line.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett provided a brief second-half spark for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A couple fourth-quarter turnovers and a defensive meltdown allowed the New York Jets to rally late and escape with a 24-20 victory Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — There was no doubt in Zach Wilson's mind. None. And the second-year New York Jets quarterback had no interest in keeping his confidence to himself.
So walking into the huddle late in the fourth quarter on Sunday, the Jets down by three in a place the franchise had won just once in over a half-century of trying, Wilson let it be known he wasn't settling for a field goal and a chance at overtime.
Former longtime New York Jets offensive linemen Marvin Powell and Jim Sweeney died this week, the team announced Sunday.
Powell was a three-time All-Pro at right tackle and served as president of the NFL Players Association for two years during his 11-year NFL career, the first nine with the Jets.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins started 3-0 thanks in part to their efficiency in the red zone and some inspired play late in games by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
They didn't have either Thursday night against Cincinnati.
NEW YORK JETS (1-2) at PITTSBURGH (1-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Steelers by 3 1/2 according to FanDuel SportsBook.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Behind an overhauled offensive line coalescing in front of quarterback Joe Burrow and a defense forcing turnovers, the Cincinnati Bengals are looking more like the defending AFC champions.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Changes are coming to the New York Jets' offense.
Nothing too drastic or radical, but Zach Wilson's return as the starting quarterback allows the team to do some things it simply couldn't with Joe Flacco under center.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The solution for much of what is ailing the Pittsburgh Steelers defense is right there hiding in plain sight on the practice field most days, simultaneously close at hand and tantalizingly out of reach.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Jets and Zach Wilson are where the Pittsburgh Steelers are going with Kenny Pickett.
The only question, it seems, is when.
Mitch Trubisky's job is to make sure it's later, not sooner, a full-circle moment for a player formerly on the other side of the equation.
LONDON (AP) — The “J-E-T-S” chants gave way to British-accented berating of quarterback Joe Flacco at the London sports pub where fans watched the Cincinnati Bengals ease to victory last week.
Tua Tagovailoa and the unbeaten Miami Dolphins are underdogs in Week 4.
The Dolphins (3-0) kick off this week’s schedule against Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals (1-2) on "Thursday Night Football."
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson was back under center for the New York Jets, taking snaps and preparing to start for the first time this season.
“It's the happiest I've been in a month,” the second-year quarterback said with a big smile Wednesday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins outlasted the Buffalo Bills last week to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2018.
The early going for the Cincinnati Bengals has been surprising, too, but in a different way.
MIAMI (3-0) at CINCINNATI (1-2)
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, Amazon Prime
OPENING LINE: Bengals by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets placed left tackle George Fant on injured reserve Tuesday, the latest injury to hit a reshuffled offensive line.
Fant is dealing with a left knee injury and was replaced by Conor McDermott early in the second half of the Jets' 27-12 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — There are plenty of people concerned with the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, including a significant chunk of the players whose job it is to make it go.
NEW YORK (AP) — New playbooks, teammates and coaches are the focus during the day. Buying air mattresses, scanning house listings and securing short-term leases are tasks to tackle the rest of the time.
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Wilson is on his way back to leading the New York Jets' huddle.
It could be this week, or maybe next week — Robert Saleh wasn't sure yet what the doctors will say. But the key thing is it's soon, and that's good news for everyone in the franchise.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Last week, the winless Cincinnati Bengals talked about how the offense needed to start faster, and the defense wanted to create more turnovers.
They made good on both accounts Sunday in a 27-12 road win over the New York Jets.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins’ defense stopped Josh Allen and the Bills at the goal line late, then held again after punter Thomas Morstead bizarrely kicked the ball off a teammate and out of bounds for a safety in a 21-19 win over Buffalo on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It took just one week for all those positive vibes to turn into frustration — again — for the New York Jets.
The offense struggled, the defense couldn't make crucial stops and veteran players made key mistakes in a 27-12 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Burrow played it cool all week, urging Bengals fans to not panic.
Cincinnati's quarterback then started rolling quickly and gave them something to cheer about.
CINCINNATI (0-2) at NEW YORK JETS (1-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Bengals by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson is getting closer to playing again for the New York Jets. That means Joe Flacco's time as the starting quarterback is coming to a close.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jacoby Brissett's assignment is clear: keep the Browns competitive and in contention while Deshaun Watson's away.
He's doing much more than that.
During a 29-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night, Brissett, who has zero illusions about his role with Cleveland, effectively moved the offense with pin-point throws and picked up first downs with timely quarterback sneaks.
CLEVELAND (AP) — An unimaginable collapse still fresh in their minds, the Browns managed to avoid a second one in four days.
Jacoby Brissett threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for a score and Cleveland bounced back from its epic meltdown by finishing off the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 29-17 on Thursday night.
Garrett Wilson has watched the replays of his two-touchdown breakout performance in the New York Jets' victory last Sunday at Cleveland.
Good stuff, of course. But the rookie wide receiver has focused even more in the film room on the plays he didn't make.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There's no panic in Cincinnati.
Well, at least in the Bengals' locker room.
While social media is buzzing about the Bengals' 0-2 start, Joe Burrow has blocked it all out.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — A fan was arrested for allegedly throwing a plastic water bottle and hitting Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam during the closing moments of Sunday's 31-30 home loss to the New York Jets.
CLEVELAND (AP) — For the first time since 2004, Ben Roethlisberger isn't part of the Steelers-Browns rivalry, a matchup the Ohio-born-and-bred quarterback dominated for 18 seasons and will now watch with everyone else.
PITTSBURGH (1-1) at CLEVELAND (1-1)
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, Amazon Prime
OPENING LINE: Browns by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
The downturn in offense from the first two weeks of the NFL season hasn't touched all corners of the league with a handful of players and teams putting up staggering numbers.
Never was that more evident than from Miami's comeback win at Baltimore last week.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Nick Chubb pointed the finger at himself, taking the blame for a touchdown run that should have put away the Jets.
Instead, it gave them hope.
“I probably shouldn’t have scored right there, honestly, looking back at it,” Chubb said.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett didn't practice Tuesday because of a neck injury and it's not yet known if the All-Pro will play in Thursday night's game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe Robert Saleh and the New York Jets were on to something.
A week ago, the coach made headlines when he boldly declared he and the team were “taking receipts” on all those who continuously mock the franchise.
CLEVELAND (AP) — There are losses that can linger and leave marks, some that don't heal so quickly.
The Browns may have suffered one with an unimaginable giveaway Sunday.
Less than two minutes from a 2-0 start before a raucous home crowd in what's supposed to be the “soft” portion of their schedule while waiting for Deshaun Watson to return, the Browns imploded, crumbled, disintegrated, shattered.
Call it a Comeback Sunday the NFL hasn’t seen in years.
The Dolphins and Cardinals made history by overcoming 20-point halftime deficits to win on the same day while the Jets rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final two minutes.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will miss Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after injuring his right ankle during Sunday's 31-30 loss to the New York Jets.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. felt the need to apologize.
“Sorry,” he said, surrounded by reporters in a corner of Cleveland's quiet locker room. “Still in shock.”
CLEVELAND (AP) — Everything was stacked against the New York Jets. The clock wasn't in their favor, and Cleveland's frothing home crowd was making things harder.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett keeps a daily journal, dutifully jotting down notes on life, football and his many outside interests.
The Browns are about to write his name into their record book.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kwon Alexander is big on being different with his greetings and goodbyes.
Ask the New York Jets linebacker how he's doing, and he'll reply: “legendary.”
Or when he's wrapping up a session with reporters, he'll close with: “Have a legendary day.”
NEW YORK JETS (0-1) at CLEVELAND (1-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Browns by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.