The Kansas City Chiefs' spot atop the AFC West remained unchanged after the weekend. Well, if that hadn't done a 180-degree turn from the start of the season, when a 5-0 start had them mentioned as Super Bowl contenders, it surely did on Sunday, when a humiliating loss to the New York Giants was their fourth in the past five games. ''Nobody is pointing fingers,'' Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said, ''but guys have to get called out and get told, you know what I mean?

After all of those lopsided victories built on defense and a running game, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints pulled off the sort of by-the-skin-of-their-teeth comeback that has them thinking big things. Rightly so. The Saints are, after all, the first team in the Super Bowl era to go from 0-2 to 8-2. And that eighth consecutive triumph, 34-31 in overtime against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, made New Orleans the first team to win after trailing by at least 15 points with less than three minutes remaining in regulation since 2011. "You're watching this thing come together before your eyes. And from where this started to where it is now, we've grown in leaps and bounds. And I think the

This was the first offensive explosion against a good team that Pittsburgh’s had this year, and Brown was the keystone. Per Pro Football Focus, Hayward allowed a 0.0 passer rating in the eight balls thrown his way, intercepting two, batting down two, and allowing one inconsequential completion in the incredibly weird 54-24 rout of Buffalo. With 4:11 left in the first half of a 7-7 game against the Rams, L.A. rookie wideout Cooper Kupp steamed toward the end zone and a Rams’ lead, but Harris, a third-year player from Virginia, forced a fumble at the 1-yard line that turned around a very big game.

Nobody in the AFC West is, either. The Chiefs lost another one, meaning the AFC West crown remains within reach. "We're professionals and to me, so long as you have hope, you keep your hope, you keep hope alive," Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said.

The beginning of a playoff push appeared firmly in place for the Washington Redskins when they celebrated a touchdown giving them a 15-point lead in New Orleans with less than six minutes left. What happened next left the Redskins mired in a slump. ''Perfect preparation prevents poor performance,'' Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger said.

After finally winning a game at home, the New York Giants just might have a say in who makes the playoffs. The Chiefs found that out Sunday as the Giants shook off weeks of turmoil and speculation that second-year coach Ben McAdoo might be on the way out and beat AFC West-leading Kansas 12-9 on a 23-yard field goal by struggling rookie placekicker Aldrick Rosas with 1:54 left in overtime. Had he not caught it, flags flew for pass interference.

There was a point this summer when the Raiders were a fun, sexy selection to challenge New England for AFC supremacy. The Raiders have meandered through a disappointing season in the middle of the conference. The Silver and Black got outplayed, outcoached, outschemed, out-everythinged at Estadio Azteca, looking like a team unworthy of playoff consideration.

Andy Reid had such success coaching teams coming off bye weeks he had gone 16-2. The New York Giants beat Reid's sluggish and out-of-sync Kansas City Chiefs 12-9 in overtime. The week off did not cure what ails the Chiefs, who have lost four of their last five games after a 5-0 start.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.  -- Roger Lewis Jr. made a spectacular catch to set up the winning 23-yard yard goal by Aldrick Rosas in overtime and the New York Giants responded from weeks of adversity to beat the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs 12-9 on a blustery, cold Sunday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Giants (2-8) and sent the Chiefs (6-4) to their fourth loss in five games. Had he not caught it, flags flew for pass interference.

The New York Giants’ season of misery is on hold for at least one week. A stunning 12-9 overtime victory against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Metlife Stadium gave New York its first home win of the season in dramatic fashion. Rookie kicker Aldrick Rosas nailed the winning field goal after a circus catch by wide receiver Roger Lewis put the Giants at the goal line on a huge fourth-down gamble.

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