Dak Prescott put together a historic performance, becoming the first quarterback to pass for 450 or more yards in three straight games, but he and the Dallas Cowboys could not stop Odell Beckham Jr., a nemesis from his days with the Giants, when it mattered.

The Cleveland Browns improved to 3-1 for the first time since 2001 with Beckham’s third touchdown, a 50-yard reverse run that sealed the 49-38 win. As the Browns seem to be finding an identity, the loss left the Cowboys wondering about theirs and thanking their lucky stars for being assigned to the NFL East.

Things looked grim for Tom Brady, who gave up another pick six early in Tampa Bay’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, but he ended up passing for five touchdowns, getting the better of rookie Justin Herbert in a 38-31 win that gave the Buccaneers a 3-1 record.

In Miami, Russell Wilson continued his Let Russ Cook tour, passing for 360 yards in the Seattle Seahawks’ 31-23 victory.

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11:40 p.m.
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Jalen Ramsey, Golden Tate reportedly got into a postgame fight

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate weren’t done facing off when the game between their teams ended, according to reports out of Los Angeles.

The two, who have personal history, reportedly exchanged blows at midfield after the Rams’ 17-9 victory before teammates for both teams surrounded them and broke it up.

During the game, Ramsey put a heavy hit on Tate, which may have played a role in the incident.

Ramsey formerly had a relationship with Tate’s sister, with whom he has two daughters. He reportedly ended the relationship while Breanna Tate was pregnant in September 2019.

“I’m not happy at all with the disrespect that he’s shown towards my sister,” he told the New York Post last year, “and the things he’s done in the past, but I don’t really want to go too much into it.”

11:18 p.m.
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Your regular ‘NFC East is dreadful’ update

It just keeps getting worse for the pitiable NFC East.

The winless Philadelphia Eagles will take over the division lead if they actually can win Sunday night in Santa Clara, Calif., against the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles take a record of 0-2-1 into that game.

At the moment, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Football Team are tied for first place with 1-3 marks. The New York Giants are 0-4 after their loss in Inglewood, Calif., to the Los Angeles Rams.

An Eagles defeat to the Niners would give the NFC East an 0-4 Sunday. A week ago, the Eagles picked up ground on the rest of the division by tying the lowly Cincinnati Bengals.

The only victories by NFC East teams this season are Washington beating the Eagles in Week 1 and the Cowboys’ stunning comeback triumph over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2.

10:18 p.m.
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Nick Foles-led Bears manage only three first-half points

Nick Foles sparked the Chicago Bears offense with a splendid relief performance a week ago. That led Coach Matt Nagy to make the seemingly inevitable starting-quarterback switch from Mitchell Trubisky to Foles.

But with Foles as the starter this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts in Chicago, the Bears are sputtering on offense. They managed only a field goal during the first half and trail the Colts at halftime, 13-3, as they try to improve on their 3-0 start.

Foles, the former Super Bowl MVP for the Philadelphia Eagles, had 107 first-half passing yards on 10-for-17 throwing accuracy. He’s facing his former Philadelphia offensive coordinator, Colts Coach Frank Reich.

Foles had three fourth-quarter touchdown passes last Sunday when the Bears rallied to beat the Atlanta Falcons, 30-26.

10:07 p.m.
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Josh Allen returns to Bills’ game after injuring left shoulder

The Buffalo Bills got a first-half scare in Las Vegas when quarterback Josh Allen was taken to their locker room with an injury to his left shoulder.

Allen returned to the game for a kneel-down by the Buffalo offense on the final play of the half. He had been seen taking warmup throws on the sideline after returning from the locker room. The Bills lead the Raiders, 17-13. Las Vegas got a touchdown with 13 seconds remaining in the half when tight end Jason Witten caught a three-yard pass from Derek Carr.

Allen fell on that shoulder and his left arm when he took a hit while trying to get rid of the ball on a play. There was no immediate announcement about the extent of the injury. The Bills’ backup is Matt Barkley.

Allen has demonstrated great improvement as a passer and has been one of the league’s top quarterbacks during the Bills’ 3-0 start. He had two touchdown passes in the first half against the Raiders to bring his totals for the season to 12 touchdowns and only one interception.

8:39 p.m.
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Dak Prescott’s historic day can’t save Cowboys

Dak Prescott carved up the Cleveland Browns’ defense for more than 500 yards passing and couldn’t stop the Dallas Cowboys from falling to 1-3 in a 49-38 loss in Dallas.

Prescott became the first quarterback in NFL history to put pass for 450 or more yards in three consecutive games, completing 41 of 58 passes for 502 yards and four touchdowns, with one interception.

The Browns moved to 3-1 by using Odell Beckham Jr., who came into the game with only one touchdown. He caught two passes for TDs and, more importantly, ran a reverse for 50 yards and the game-winner with 3:37 left.

Prescott drove the Cowboys down the field, but his pass, targeted for Amari Cooper, was intercepted at the 4 with 1:42 left.

If there’s any consolation for the Cowboys, it’s that no team in the NFC East has two victories.

8:29 p.m.
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Saints, after 35 straight points, hold on to defeat Lions

The New Orleans Saints were staring at a 1-3 start to the season when they faced an early 14-0 deficit in Detroit.

But they steadied themselves to score 35 straight points, then hold on late to even their record at 2-2 with a 35-29 victory over the Lions.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had six catches for 93 yards as the Saints again played without star wideout Michael Thomas, who remained sidelined by his high ankle sprain. Wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith caught two touchdown passes by quarterback Drew Brees. The Saints also had three rushing touchdowns, two by Latavius Murray and one by Alvin Kamara.

8:23 p.m.
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Odell Beckham Jr. just did an Odell Beckham Jr. thing

With Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys putting together a furious late rally, the Cleveland Browns put the ball in the hands of Odell Beckham Jr. as they tried to protect a three-point lead in Dallas.

And Beckham, underused with only one touchdown through the first three games, had the play of the game, turning what was nearly a 20-or-so-yard loss on a reverse into a 50-yard touchdown run for a 49-38 lead. (An extra point was blocked and the Browns’ Stephen Carlson fell on the ball in the end zone for a two-point conversion. It’s been that kind of game.)

Ohio native LeBron James approved.

After the play, Beckham was up to 73 yards rushing on two carries and had caught five passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns.

8:21 p.m.
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Tom Brady has five TD passes as Bucs win

Quarterback Tom Brady threw five touchdown passes as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers upped their record to 3-1 with a 38-31 triumph over the Los Angeles Chargers in Tampa.

Brady had an interception returned for a touchdown for the second time this season. But he more than redeemed himself with the five touchdown passes to five different receivers. He completed 30 of 46 passes for 369 yards.

Brady outdueled Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert, who connected on 20 of 25 throws for 290 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception.

8:15 p.m.
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Texans are 0-4 after late replay ruling

The Houston Texans are 0-4 for the first time since 2008 as their comeback bid fell short against the Minnesota Vikings thanks to an instant replay reversal on a catch-no catch play.

The Texans lost, 31-23. Quarterback Deshaun Watson threw what appeared to be five-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Will Fuller, on a fourth-and-goal play, with just more than a minute remaining. The Texans would need a successful two-point conversion to tie.

But officials ruled on the automatic replay review of a scoring play that Fuller had lost possession while on the ground, with the football hitting the turf. The touchdown was negated and the incompletion gave possession to the Vikings, who ran out the clock with two kneel-downs by quarterback Kirk Cousins.

7:02 p.m.
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Impressive first half for Justin Herbert

Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert had a terrific first half in Tampa and his Los Angeles Chargers lead the Buccaneers, 24-14.

Herbert, starting again in place of Tyrod Taylor, threw for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 11-for-14 passing.

Coach Anthony Lynn has said that Taylor will regain the starting job when he recovers from the punctured lung that he suffered while receiving a pregame painkilling injection administered by a team doctor, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. But Hebert, taken sixth overall in the NFL draft in April, continues to impress.

6:49 p.m.
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Browns have big first half at Dallas as woes mount for NFC East

The Cleveland Browns had 31 points, 333 yards of total offense and 24 first downs in the first half in Arlington, Tex., at the expense of the Dallas Cowboys. The Browns lead, 31-14.

The Browns have scored 30 or more points in three straight games for the first time since 1968. It took them only a half against the beleaguered Dallas defense to accomplish the feat.

About the only bad news for the Browns during the first half was the injury that tailback Nick Chubb suffered to his right knee while blocking on a pass play. The Browns have ruled him out for the reminder of the game.

The woes of the NFC East continue. Last Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles picked up ground on the rest of the pitiable division by tying the lowly Cincinnati Bengals. This Sunday, the Cowboys and Washington Football Team face big deficits in the 1 p.m. Eastern time games. The New York Giants play in Inglewood, Calif., against the Los Angeles Rams later Sunday and the Eagles are in Santa Clara, Calif., to face the San Francisco 49ers on “Sunday Night Football.”

6:35 p.m.
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Vikings’ Harrison Smith ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith was ejected late in the second quarter for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins.

Smith lowered his head as he closed in on Akins after a 26-yard gain. Smith was immediately flagged and ejected, over the angry objections of Coach Mike Zimmer.

The 0-3 Vikings led the winless Texans, 17-6, at the start of the second half.

6:26 p.m.
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Texans could be staring at 0-4, with halftime deficit against Vikings

When the Houston Texans started the season 0-3, the quality of their competition was a seemingly valid excuse.

If they fall to 0-4 Sunday, that argument will be less compelling. They trail the Minnesota Vikings, 17-6, at halftime in Houston. Quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for only 79 first-half yards on six-for-15 passing.

The Texans’ first three losses came to the Kanas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, three of the NFL’s top teams. The Vikings are far less imposing, entering this game with a record of 0-3.

5:55 p.m.
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Nick Chubb suffers knee injury, questionable to return

Cleveland tailback Nick Chubb was hurt during the Browns’ game at Dallas and was taken to the team’s locker room.

The Browns listed Chubb as questionable to return to the game with a knee injury.

He was hurt when his right leg was caught beneath a pile of players who were on the turf while he was blocking on a pass play. Chubb was able to walk to the locker room without assistance.