Nov 6, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (15) beats Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) and scores a touchdown to win the game at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Lions won 22-16 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Around the NFL – Week 9

For the first time in two weeks, there wasn’t a tie in the NFL this weekend.

Of the 11 games played on Sunday only one of them went into overtime.

Lions Stay Hot as Vikings Stumble Again

The Detroit Lions went on the road to play an NFC North rival in the Minnesota Vikings. As time expired in the 4th quarter, Lions’ kicker Matt Prater nailed a 58-yard field goal to force the game into overtime. On the opening drive of overtime, Matthew Stafford connected with Golden Tate on three different completions. The last completion went for a 28-yard touchdown against double coverage and Tate made the Viking secondary look silly.

Detroit won 22-16 and now improve to 5-4 on the season, winning four of their previous five games. It’s a totally different story for the Vikings as they have lost three straight and are now sitting at 5-3.

Chargers Bolt Past Titans

The San Diego Chargers edged out the Tennessee Titans thanks to two defensive touchdowns in a high scoring battle. Marcus Mariota took the lead in the third quarter for the Titans on a 14-yard touchdown run, but the Chargers took the lead back on the ensuing possession and never looked back. Running back Melvin Gordon put together another great game with 196 yards on the ground and one touchdown. Mariota made two costly mistakes – fumbling on a rollout play which led to a scoop and score, and then throwing a pick-six in the fourth quarter. The Chargers won 43-35 and are one game off of .500 at 4-5. The Titans are still within striking distance in the AFC South with their 4-5 record.

Colts Beat Packers in Lambeau

The Indianapolis Colts earned a big win against the Packers in Green Bay. The tone was set when Jordan Todman took the opening kickoff 99-yards for a touchdown to put the Colts up. Andrew Luck threw two interceptions in the first quarter to former Alabama safety Clinton-Dix. Luck was able to bounce back from those early mistakes and finished with 281 yards and a touchdown. Colts’ running back Frank Gore looked like the younger version of himself, running for two touchdowns and 60 yards.

The Colts held on late to win 31-26 despite Aaron Rodgers’ 291-yard, three touchdown performance.

Week 9 concludes with the Buffalo Bills traveling to Seattle to play the Seahawks on Monday Night Football.

Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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