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Jones, Patriots breeze past Jets as Wilson throws 4 INTs

UNDATED (AP) — Mac Jones was smart and efficient, Damien Harris and James White had touchdown runs and the New England Patriots took advantage of a nightmarish outing by Zach Wilson in a 25-6 victory over the New York Jets.

Jones, the No. 15 overall pick in the draft, went 22 of 30 for 186 yards for the Patriots a week after going 29 for 39 for 281 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Miami.

New England beat New York for the 11th straight game. Wilson finished 19 of 33 for 210 yards and four interceptions in the home opener for the Jets.

Elsewhere around the NFL:

— Sam Darnold threw for 305 yards and two touchdowns, and the Carolina defense turned in another strong performance in a 26-7 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Darnold improved to 2-0 as the starter, connecting on TDs to Brandon Zylstra and D.J. Moore as Carolina jumped to a 17-0 lead by outgaining the Saints 274-65 in the first half. Christian McCaffrey added 137 yards from scrimmage and scored his first touchdown of the season as the Panthers defeated the Saints for only the second time in the last 10 tries. Jameis Winston, who threw five TD passes in a 38-3 win over the Green Bay Packers in the season opener, was held to 111 yards passing, intercepted twice and sacked four times.

— Baker Mayfield came back after hurting his left shoulder to throw a touchdown pass and run for a TD, leading the Cleveland Browns to a 31-21 win over Houston. The Texans were in the game until starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor injured his hamstring. Nick Chubb had a 26-yard TD run for the Browns, who bounced back from a Week 1 loss at Kansas City to thrill their first capacity crowd at home since 2019. Taylor completed 10 of 11 passes in the first half and had the Texans tied at 14-14. He was replaced in the second half by rookie Davis Mills.

— Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes, Zach Moss ran for two scores and the Buffalo Bills knocked out Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) early with a rib injury on the way to a 35-0 win. Devin Singletary rushed for 82 yards and another touchdown for the Bills. Buffalo has won six consecutive games in the series, doing so by an average of 20 points per game. This marks only the second time the Bills have won six in a row against the Dolphins. It was Miami’s second-worst shutout loss at home. Tagovailoa lasted only two series.

— Justin Fields played the second half after Andy Dalton exited with a knee injury against his former team, and the rookie quarterback used Chicago’s stellar defensive performance to direct the Bears to a 20-17 victory over Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. Roquan Smith returned an interception 53 yards for his first career touchdown, one of three straight picks thrown by Burrow during the decisive stretch in Chicago’s first win of the season. Fields took over on Chicago’s final drive of the second quarter after getting in on a handful of plays prior to that. But the biggest key for the Bears was the defense bouncing back after it was picked apart by Matthew Stafford in a season-opening loss at the Los Angeles Rams.

— Jimmy Garoppolo threw one touchdown pass and ran in for a score, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 17-11 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Nick Bosa had two sacks and San Francisco’s stingy defense shut down Jalen Hurts a week after Philadelphia dominated Atlanta in a 32-6 win. Hurts completed just 12 of 23 passes for 190 yards. He ran for 82 yards, including a 1-yard TD in the fourth quarter. The 49ers return home after practicing all week at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia with a pair of road wins on the East Coast to open the season.

— Derek Carr threw for 382 yards and two touchdowns as the Las Vegas Raiders toppled Pittsburgh 26-17 on Sunday. Carr completed 28 of 37 passes for the Raiders as Las Vegas improved to 2-0. Carr’s 61-yard rainbow to Henry Ruggs midway through the fourth quarter gave the Raiders the cushion they needed to beat the Steelers for the sixth time in eight meetings. The Steelers fell to 1-1 and played the second half without star outside linebacker T.J. Watt. Watt left in the second quarter with a groin injury and did not return.

— Matthew Stafford led Los Angeles on two late scoring drives and Matt Gay made a tiebreaking field goal with 2:23 to go to give the Rams a 27-24 victory at Indianapolis. Stafford finished 19 of 30 with 278 yards, two touchdown passes and one interception. The Colts fell to 0-2 for the first time in coach Frank Reich’s four-year tenure. And it could get worse with a three-game road trip looming and the status of quarterback Carson Wentz in doubt. He left with a right ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter and did not return, dooming Indy’s comeback hopes.

— Courtland Sutton’s career day helped the Denver Broncos beat woeful Jacksonville 23-13 on Sunday, handing the Jaguars a 17th consecutive loss. Sutton finished with nine catches for 159 yards, including a shoe-string grab in the third quarter that surely rates among his best plays in four seasons. In Denver’s first game without Jerry Jeudy, Sutton showed he can be Teddy Bridgewater’s go-to guy.


Browns’ Jarvis Landry hurts knee against Texans

UNDATED (AP) — Wide receiver Jarvis Landry has left the Cleveland Browns’ game against Houston with a knee injury.

Landry was injured making a 9-yard catch on Cleveland’s second offensive play. He was examined in the sideline medical tent before being escorted to the locker room.

Landry is in his fourth season with the Browns. He had 72 catches for 840 yards and three touchdowns last season. Landry has caught at least two passes in 111 consecutive games, the fourth longest streak in NFL history.

Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor left the Texans’ game against Cleveland with a hamstring injury and was replaced by rookie Davis Mills to start the second half.

In other NFL news:

— Chicago quarterback Andy Dalton left the Bears’ game against Cincinnati late in the first half with a knee injury. Rookie Justin Fields led the Bears on their final possession of the half.

— The Dallas Cowboys are without five opening-day starters against the Los Angeles Chargers. Offensive right tackle La’el Collins began his five-game, substance-abuse suspension. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence with a broken foot. Defensive end Randy Gregory tested positive for COVID-19. Safety Donovan Wilson didn’t recover from a groin injury in time and wide receiver Michael Gallup is out with a calf strain. Los Angeles is without two starters: cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and defensive end Justin Jones.

— Tennessee is without starting left tackle Taylor Lewan against Seattle after he appeared to suffer a knee injury in pregame warmups.


Berríos tops old team, Jays score 5 in first, beat Twins 5-3

UNDATED (AP) — José Berríos pitched into the seventh inning to beat his former team, Bo Bichette homered in a five-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays held their playoff position by beating the Minnesota Twins 5-3. Toronto began the day one game behind AL wild-card leader Boston and a half-game ahead of the third-place New York Yankees. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and an RBI as the Blue Jays improved to 15-3 in September. Traded to Toronto on July 30 after six seasons with the Twins, Berríos faced his ex-teammates for the first time. He allowed three runs and four hits to win for the fourth time in five starts, and improved to 5-3 with a 3.39 ERA in 10 starts with the Blue Jays.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Wily Peralta gave up three hits in seven innings, and Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau homered for the Detroit Tigers in a 2-0 win over the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays. Peralta and three relievers limited the Rays to five singles as Detroit, third in the AL Central won for the seventh time in 10 games. Tampa Bay has 12 games to play and began the day with a 7 1/2-game lead in the AL East and headed to its second straight division title. Peralta walked three and threw a season-high 100 pitches.

— Juan Soto homered to back Paolo Espino, and the Washington Nationals beat Colorado 3-0 to end the Rockies’ rare five-game road winning streak. Soto hit a 454-foot drive in the third inning off Jon Gray (8-11), Soto’s 26th home run this season. Soto is htting .362 with a 1.178 OPS since the All-Star break. Colorado had matched its longest winning streak this season. The Rockies went 7-2 on their first winning trip this season and are 25-52 on the road and 45-27 at Coors Field.

— Kiké Hernández’s game-tying RBI single caromed off the second-base bag and into shallow center field, sparking a three-run, seventh-inning rally that carried the AL wild-card leading Boston Red Sox to an 8-6 victory Sunday over the Baltimore Orioles and a sweep of their three-game series. It was the fifth straight win for Boston, which entered the day leading Toronto by one game and the Yankees by 1 ½ in the playoff chase. J.D. Martinez had a solo homer and Kevin Plawecki added a two-run single for the Red Sox. Trey Mancini had a three-run double for the Orioles, who lost 12 of the final 13 meetings against the Red Sox after sweeping a season-opening three-game series.


Arihara designated for assignment by Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Kohei Arihara (KOH’-hay ar-ih-HAH’-rah) has been designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers, who signed the Japanese pitcher to a two-year contract last winter.

Sunday’s move before the series finale against the Chicago White Sox cleared a spot on the 40-man roster for the Rangers to reinstate right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (fohl-tih-NAY’-vihch) from the COVID-related injury list.

Arihara is 2-4 with a 6.64 ERA in 10 starts this season. He has made three starts since returning from the injured list after having surgery in May for an aneurysm in his throwing shoulder.

Texas could assign Arihara outright to the minors if he clears waivers.


Clemson, Ohio State slip; Penn State jumps to 6th

UNDATED (AP) — Clemson and Ohio State slipped to the back of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and Penn State jumped four spots to No. 6 after another weekend in which lots of ranked teams had issues.

Even No. 1 Alabama. The defending national champion Crimson Tide remained an overwhelming No. 1 after holding on to beat Florida 31-29, Alabama’s closest margin of victory during its current 17-game winning streak.

No. 2 Georgia, which had no problem with South Carolina, received the other three first-place votes. No. 3 Oregon moved up a spot and No. 4 Oklahoma slipped one after a close victory over Nebraska. Iowa was No. 5 for a second straight week.

At No. 6, Penn State has its best ranking since the Nittany Lions were fifth on Nov. 3, 2019. Penn State beat Auburn on Saturday night to give it two victories against ranked teams, along with Wisconsin.

No. 9 Clemson and No. 10 Ohio State both won Saturday, but neither looked typically dominant. The Tigers managed only 14 points against Georgia Tech and the Buckeyes struggled defensively before pulling away late against winless Tulsa.

The last time Clemson and Ohio State were both ranked below No. 8 was Nov. 2, 2014, when Ohio State was 13th and Clemson was 19th.