NFL Week 13 highlights: 49ers beat Dolphins; Eagles, Packers win

Week 13 of the NFL season continues Sunday with a slew of highly anticipated matchups — and we’ve got you covered from start to finish with all the action around the league.

The slate of early games included Aaron Rodgers and the Packers rallying to beat the Bears, the Eagles routing the Titans in a revenge game, and Deshaun Watson’s victory in his return from suspension.

In the later games, the 49ers’ swarming defense got the best of the Dolphins’ high-powered offense, and the Bengals took down the Chiefs in an AFC Championship Game rematch.

The night game features the Colts against the Cowboys.

Here are the top plays!

FINAL: Seattle Seahawks 27, Los Angeles Rams 23

Rams start strong

Quarterback John Wolford and the Rams took the opening possession of the game into the end zone. Running back Cam Akers capped a 10-play drive with a goal-line score.

Seahawks answer

After Los Angeles started the game in style, Seattle did the same. Quarterback Geno Smith hit Tyler Lockett for a 36-yard touchdown, evening up the score.

Seahawks TD

Los Angeles made a field goal on the ensuing drive. After both teams then proceeded to punt, Seattle put another touchdown on the board. This time, Smith hit tight end Noah Fant for a 4-yard score.

Kenneth Walker injured

Seattle’s starting running back left the game with an ankle injury.

Rams take the lead!

In a half of field goals and turnovers, the Rams were the first team to score a touchdown. Akers capped off a 75-yard drive with a 6-yard rushing score. Los Angeles took a 23-20 lead.

Game-winning drive

Smith and the Seahawks answered. They went 75 yards on 10 plays on a drive that ended with Smith hitting wide receiver DK Metcalf for an 8-yard score. The touchdown put Seattle up for good.

FINAL: San Francisco 49ers 33, Miami Dolphins 17

Solid start

On the first play from scrimmage, Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa hit wide receiver Trent Sherfield, who took off for a 75-yard touchdown.

Jimmy Garoppolo down

San Francisco’s starting quarterback was carted off with an apparent ankle injury in the first quarter. Brock Purdy took his place and Garoppolo was ruled out.

First NFL TD

Purdy gave San Francisco the lead when he hit fullback Kyle Juszczyk for a 3-yard touchdown, the first of his NFL career. The 49ers led 10-7.

Another Purdy TD

With seconds remaining in the first half, Purdy hit running back Christian McCaffrey for a 3-yard touchdown. San Francisco took a 17-10 lead.

Tua struggling

San Francisco has been making life difficult for the Dolphins quarterback. Tagovailoa was intercepted by Jimmie Ward early in the third quarter and was then picked off by Deommodore Lenoir on Miami’s next possession.

The 49ers turned both turnovers into field goals to take a 23-10 lead.

Some life

Miami got a much-needed big play from its offense, as Tagovailoa hit wide receiver Tyreek Hill for a 45-yard touchdown. The score cut San Francisco’s lead to six.

Too little, too late

San Francisco later got a field goal and then forced two more Miami turnovers, including the one shown below that was returned for a touchdown by linebacker Dre Greenlaw, to secure the victory.

FINAL: Cincinnati Bengals 27, Kansas City Chiefs 24

Strong start

The Bengals began the game with a convincing 11-play drive that ended with quarterback Joe Burrow running in a 4-yard touchdown.

Bengals strike again

On third-and-8, Burrow hit wide receiver Tee Higgins, who then muscled his way for a 12-yard touchdown. Cincinnati leads 14-3.


The Chiefs got their first touchdown when quarterback Patrick Mahomes hit running back Jerick McKinnon for a goal-line score.

Impressive TD drive

Mahomes connected with wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a 42-yard completion, as shown below. Then Mahomes got the ball out to tight end Travis Kelce, who picked up 18 yards on the reception.

Three plays later, Isiah Pacheco ran in an 8-yard touchdown, giving the Chiefs their first lead of the game.

Air Mahomes

Kansas City chose to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 3-yard line. Mahomes also chose to jump over the Cincinnati defense for a touchdown.

Bengals regained lead

Cincinnati got a field goal and then forced a fumble. They capitalized on the latter, as Burrow hit running back Chris Evans for a 9-yard touchdown to wrap up a 10-play possession.

Bengals put it away

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker missed a 55-yard field goal, and his team would never touch the ball again. On third-and-11 of the ensuing possession, Burrow hit Higgins for a first down, which allowed the Bengals to take a knee.

FINAL: Las Vegas Raiders 27, Los Angeles Chargers 20


The Chargers turned it over on downs in the red zone but found a way to get points on the board shortly after coming up short. Cornerback Bryce Callahan intercepted Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and ran it back for a touchdown.

Raiders arrive

After going scoreless and turning the ball over twice in the first quarter, Josh Jacobs got the Raiders on the board in the second with a 20-yard touchdown run. They trailed 10-7.

What a catch!

Los Angeles fumbled in its own territory, and Las Vegas took advantage of the turnover on the next play.

Carr threw the ball up to the end zone, and wide receiver Davante Adams came down with it for the touchdown. The Raiders took their first lead of the game, 17-13.

They do it again

Carr and Adams hooked up for another touchdown. This one was a 45-yard flea flicker that gave the Raiders a 24-13 lead.

Incredible play

Down 14 and faced with a fourth-and-12, Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert pulled off a 35-yard touchdown pass rolling to his right to wide receiver Keenan Allen, who hauled in a contested grab. With that said, the Chargers never evened up the score.

FINAL: Green Bay Packers 28, Chicago Bears 19

Try to catch him

Bears quarterback Justin Fields can run, and the second-year player ran through the entire Packers defense to give his team a 10-0 lead.

Bears capitalize

Green Bay turned it over on downs, and Chicago made them pay. Fields hooked up with wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown on a 56-yard completion, as shown below, before David Montgomery ran in a 7-yard score.

However, the Bears missed the extra point. They led 16-3.

Budding star

Green Bay chose to go for it on fourth-and-4 despite being in field goal range, and it paid off. Rodgers hit wide receiver Christian Watson for a 14-yard touchdown, trimming Chicago’s lead before halftime.

We got a good one

Chicago closed out the third quarter with a field goal. Then Green Bay found the end zone.

Shortly after a 38-yard pass interference penalty, AJ Dillon ran in a 21-yard touchdown, pulling the Packers to within two.

Running away with the game

Green Bay kicked a field goal on its next possession and put the game away on its ensuing possession when Watson took a jet-sweep 46 yards for a touchdown. Then the Packers converted a two-point conversion to take a two-score lead.

FINAL: Philadelphia Eagles 35, Tennessee Titans 10

Birds start strong

Quarterback Jalen Hurts hit DeVonta Smith for a 34-yard touchdown on the opening possession of the game.

What Brown could have done for you

Wide receiver AJ Brown burned his former team on a 41-yard touchdown, giving the Eagles a 14-7 lead.

Revenge is a dish best served cold

Brown had himself a day, as he scored his second touchdown against his former team early in the second half. This one was a 29-yard score that gave the Eagles a 28-10 lead.

FINAL: Washington Commanders 20, New York Giants 20

Commanders up early

The Commanders turned a fumble recovery into a field goal, then found the end zone on their next possession. On third down, quarterback Taylor Heinicke evaded a sack and got the ball to wide receiver Terry McLaurin, who eluded a tackle and ran into the end zone.

Washington led 10-0.

Giants back in it

New York put a field goal on the board, then scored its first touchdown on its next possession. It was a drive that started with quarterback Daniel Jones hitting Darius Slayton on a 55-yard pass and ended with Saquon Barkley running in a 13-yard score.

The game was tied at 10.

Giants take advantage

The Giants forced a fumble on the opening possession of the second half and made the most of it, as Jones hit wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins for a 6-yard touchdown. They took a 20-13 lead.


Down seven with 2:47 remaining in the fourth quarter, Washington converted a fourth-and-4 from its own 27-yard line, as Heinicke kept the play alive and found wide receiver Curtis Samuel for a 20-yard completion.

Three plays later, Heinicke hit wide receiver Jahan Dotson, who evaded multiple tackles and ran into the end zone to tie the game at 20. The game went to overtime and ended in a tie.

FINAL: Detroit Lions 40, Jacksonville Jaguars 14

Ground and pound

Jacksonville fumbled on the second play of the game, and Detroit made them pay. Running back Jamaal Williams punched in a goal-line score, giving the Lions a 7-0 lead.

Lions are roaring

Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown reeled in a touchdown pass from quarterback Jared Goff, giving Detroit a two-score lead.

Lions add to their lead

Detroit had its way with Jacksonville’s defense. Late in the fourth quarter, Goff hit St. Brown for their second touchdown connection of the game.

FINAL: Baltimore Ravens 10, Denver Broncos 9

Lamar Jackson injured

Jackson left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury and never returned. Tyler Huntley took his place.

This was bad

Looking to manufacture offense with Jackson out, Baltimore ran a trick play that ended up in the opposition’s hands. Denver led 9-3.

Huntley wins it!

Huntley helped orchestrate a 16-play, game-winning drive that ended with him running in a 2-yard touchdown for the Ravens.

FINAL: Pittsburgh Steelers 19, Atlanta Falcons 16

First NFL TD

Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett hit tight end Connor Heyward for his first NFL touchdown. It was a 17-yard score that gave Pittsburgh a 13-3 lead.

Back in it

Atlanta got its first touchdown of the game in the closing moments of the third quarter when quarterback Marcus Mariota hit tight end MyCole Pruitt for a 7-yard score. Ultimately, though, the Falcons weren’t able to mount a comeback.

FINAL: Minnesota Vikings 27, New York Jets 22

Vikings TD

Dalvin Cook ran in a 4-yard score to give the Vikings a 10-3 lead.

Vikings extend lead

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​hit wide receiver Jalen Reagor on a 38-yard deep ball. Four plays later, Alexander Mattison ran in a 14-yard score, giving Minnesota a 17-3 lead.

Big score

New York gnawed its way back into the game, but Minnesota got some breathing room when Cousins ​​hit wide receiver Justin Jefferson for a tremendous 10-yard touchdown.

Vikings seal victory

New York responded with a touchdown and had a chance to take the lead late. However, White was intercepted by safety Camryn Bynum in the red zone to end the game.

FINAL: Cleveland Browns 27, Houston Texans 14

A pick is a pick

On the first play of the game, quarterback Kyle Allen appeared to hook up with tight end Teagan Quitoriano, but the latter bobbled the ball after hitting the ground and safety John Johnson III corralled it.

Welcome back, Mr. Watson

Quarterback Deshaun Watson’s former team intercepted him in the end zone, as safety Jalen Pitre ended Cleveland’s drive.

Special teams score

Down 5-0 and looking for a spark, Donovan Peoples-Jones ran back a Houston punt 76 yards for a touchdown, giving Cleveland its first lead of the game.


With Houston backed up at its own 1-yard line, Allen fumbled a quarterback sneak. Cornerback Denzel Ward picked up the loose ball and ran it in for a touchdown.

Who needs offense?

The Browns scored their third touchdown of the day from defense or special teams when linebacker Tony Fields II intercepted Allen and ran it back 16 yards to the house. Cleveland took a 24-8 lead and won 27-14.


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