Cowboys and Titans dominate; Brady loses magic. White and Smith win

The Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans confirmed another week of their impressive work as a winning team and remained on the path to victory and outstanding leaders in their divisions in the Sunday finale of Week 8 of the NFL competition.

In the opposite direction, rookie passer Mike White threw 405 yards and three touchdowns and hit an all-time high with the New York Jets and Gino Smith shining as a substitute.

Quarterback Cooper Rush, replacing injured rookie Dak Prescott, threw for two touchdown passes and defeated the Minnesota Vikings 16-20 Cowboys on the road.

With their win, the Cowboys have improved their record to 6-1 so far this season and dominate the Eastern Conference of the National Conference (NFC).

Rush completed 24 of 40 passes for a total of 325 yards in the air, with two touchdown passes and one interception.

Kicker Randy Bullock scored a 44-yard field goal with 4:03 minutes remaining in overtime and awarded the Giants a 31-34 road victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

With their victory, the Titans (6-2) dominated the Southern Division of the American Conference (AFC).

Defender PJ Williams Brady intercepted and returned the ball 40 yards for a touchdown with 1:24 left to play, and the Saints took a 36-27 victory over the Buccaneers.

The victory was costly for the Saints (5-2), who lost full-back James Winston, who injured his left knee.

For the Buccaneers (6-2), Brady threw four touchdowns, but also stumbled three times in a pair of interceptions and stutters, which the Saints converted to 16 points.

Brady was also intercepted by CJ Gardner Johnson, who returned the ball 26 yards to the Tampa Bay 35-yard line.

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New Orleans made a short pass from quarterback Trevor Simian to linebacker Alex Armah shortly before halftime, giving the Saints a 16-7 lead.

White threw 405 yards and three touchdowns, caught a two-point conversion pass in the score and led the New York Jets to a 34-31 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

The quarterback, who started in place of rookie Zach Wilson, snatched a Gates win (2-5) by completing 37 of 45 passes, setting an NFL record for most completions in a first start to a season.

He overcame two early interceptions and also became the Jets’ first pass at 400 yards since Vinnie Testaverde threw a 481 on Christmas Eve 2000, a run of 327 games, and even left for a few plays to be reviewed by a neck injury.

Smith ran for touchdowns and threw a pair of touchdown passes to DK Metcalf, and the Seattle Seahawks ended a three-game losing streak with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, their tightest 31-7 so far this season.

Smith completed his first 14 passes, the longest streak to start an NFL game this year. He finished 20 of 24 for 195 yards, and his completion rate was 83.3%, the best of his career with no fewer than 20 pass attempts.

In other results, the Buffalo Bills beat the Miami Dolphins 26-11 and the Denver Broncos 17-10 in Washington as home teams.

The Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 24-27; The San Francisco 49ers followed suit, 22-33, to the Chicago Bears.

like the Carolina Panthers 13-19 to the Atlanta Falcons; Los Angeles Rams 22-38 to Houston Texans; Pittsburgh Steelers 10-15 to the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles 6-44 to the Detroit Lions.

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