PITTSBURGH — Mike Glennon’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson with seven seconds left rallied the Tampa Bay Buccaneers past the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 on Sunday for their first win of the season.
The Buccaneers’ hopes for a win seem to end with 1:46 left when Glennon overthrew Jackson, the 6-foot-5 wide receiver, on fourth down with 1:49 left.
However, the Steelers (2-2) were unable to run out the clock and Buccaneers (1-3) drove 46 yards in five plays for the winning score after being thumped 56-14 by the Atlanta Falcons in their previous game.
Making his first start of the season in place of Josh McCown (right thumb), Glennon completed 21 of 42 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 29 of 40 for 314 yards and three touchdowns.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown caught two of Roethlisberger’s touchdown pass and finished with seven receptions for 131 yards. Brown set an NFL record by notching his 20th consecutive game with at least five catches and 50 yards, breaking the mark set by Laveranues Coles from 2002-03 with Washington and the New York Jets.
49ers 26, Eagles 21
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Running back Frank Gore rushed for 119 yards on 24 carries and caught a 55-yard touchdown pass to lead San Francisco over Philadelphia at Levi’s Stadium.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick completed 17 of 30 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns with one interception as the 49ers avoided losing three straight games for the first time under coach Jim Harbaugh.
Vikings 41, Falcons 28
MINNEAPOLIS — Teddy Bridgewater passed for 317 yards and rushed for a touchdown as Minnesota totaled 558 yards of offense in the Vikings’ victory at TCF Bank Stadium. The rookie quarterback was taken to the locker room on a cart with 6:11 left in game for X-rays after injuring his left ankle.
The tests were negative and Bridgewater returned to the sideline to watch the end of the game. He was smiling as he left the field at the end of the game and did appear to have a slight limp.
Running back Matt Asiata scored three touchdowns, the longest coming from six yards away. Rookie running back Jerick McKinnon chipped in 135 yards on 18 carries.
Chargers 33, Jaguars 14
SAN DIEGO — Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes as San Diego defeated Jacksonville at Qualcomm Stadium. Rivers completed 29 of 39 attempts for 377 yards with no turnovers.
Eddie Royal had two scoring catches and Nick Novak added four field goals as the Chargers won their third straight contest.
Colts 41, Titans 17
INDIANAPOLIS — Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne made sure his 200th regular-season game meant something. Wayne caught seven passes for 119 yards at Lucas Oil Stadium and was one of four Colts players to catch touchdown passes in a win over Tennessee.
Wayne moved into the top 10 on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list, passing Henry Ellard, and moved into seventh place in all-time pass catches. He has 1,029 catches for 13,875 yards.
Andrew Luck completed 29 of 41 passes for 393 yards and four touchdowns. He was intercepted once.
Lions 24, Jets 17
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Matthew Stafford directed three touchdown drives and Detroit held off New York at MetLife Stadium.
Stafford helped the Lions improve to 3-1 by completing 24 of 34 passes for 294 yards. He also scored on a one-yard touchdown run six second into the fourth quarter that capped a 14-play, 90-yard drive spanning 7:32 and turned out to be the go-ahead touchdown.
Stafford did not throw to Calvin Johnson often as the star receiver was limited due to an ankle injury. Johnson had two catches for 12 yards but Golden Tate picked up the slack with his fourth career 100-yard game as he had eight catches and 116 yards.
Packers 38, Bears 17
CHICAGO — Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes — two each to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb — and Green Bay broke open a tight game after halftime to beat Chicago at Soldier Field.
The Packers, who led only by 21-17 at halftime, scored on their first six possessions, scoring on every offensive drive until a Mason Crosby field-goal attempt was blocked with 4:47 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Dolphins 38, Raiders 14
LONDON — Days after his job appeared to be in jeopardy, Ryan Tannehill turned in a stellar performance and Miami dismantled Oakland 38-14 at Wembley Stadium.
It didn’t take Tannehill, who passed for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone, and the Dolphins much time to expose Oakland’s defense, scoring on its first four drives before half. Tannehill finished the game 23 of 31 for 278 yards.
Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr injured his knee in the third quarter and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Matt McGloin.
Ravens 38, Panthers 10
BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s Steve Smith tormented his former team by catching seven passes for 139 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Ravens past Carolina at M&T Bank Stadium.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was 22 of 31 for 327 yards with three touchdowns. He had a passer rating of 137.4.
Texans 23, Bills 17
HOUSTON — J.J. Watt highlighted a destructive defensive performance with an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown, helping Houston beat Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium.
Moments after Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham picked off Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on the first play of the second half, Watt stepped between an E.J. Manuel pass intended for running back Fred Jackson. Watt made a leaping catch and sprinted unencumbered for the sixth-longest interception return by a defensive lineman in NFL history.
Cowboys 38, Saints 17
ARLINGTON, Texas — Behind rejuvenated quarterback Tony Romo and NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray, Dallas dominated New Orleans.
The Cowboys (3-1) won their third in row to move into a tie with the Philadelphia Eagles atop the NFC East. The Saints, who came to Texas desperate for a win, fell to 1-3 after their sixth consecutive road defeat dating back to last season.
Romo was all point all the night, picking apart defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s unit with throws all over the field. Romo finished 22-for-29 for 262 yards and three touchdowns, two to second-year receiver Terrance Williams and another to receiver Dez Bryant. Murray padded his rushing lead with 149 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries.