However, the Minnesota Vikings experienced yet another heartbreaking loss when their kicker, Greg Joseph, missed a 37-yard attempt as the clock ran out, which allowed the Arizona Cardinals to escape with a one-point win.
In the other late-afternoon game, the Atlanta Falcons made things interesting in the fourth quarter before a pair of pick-sixes by Tampa Bay blew things open and led to a big final margin for the Buccaneers. Earlier in the day, the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers all notched close wins over, respectively, the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles.
Perhaps the most noteworthy victory of the day was accomplished by the Las Vegas Raiders, who followed up a wild win in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night by traveling to Pittsburgh and toppling the Steelers. Jon Gruden’s squad unexpectedly improved to 2-0, a record also now enjoyed by, among others, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. Joining the Colts, Falcons and Vikings at 0-2 were the New York Jets, for whom rookie quarterback Zach Wilson threw four interceptions against the New England Patriots, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Read below for highlights and coverage of Sunday’s action: