New Orleans veterans Drew Brees and Ben Watson summoned their best performances of the season to spearhead a 31-21 win against Atlanta on Thursday and restore a bit of swagger to the recently reeling Saints.
Seattle Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman, who helped the team's 2014 Super Bowl title run, was arrested Thursday for vehicular assault and hit-and-run and suspended by the NFL club.
Stanford's Francis Owusu produced a stunning catch and running back Christian McCaffrey put in a record-breaking performance as the Cardinal beat UCLA 56-35 in college football on Thursday.
Le'Veon Bell scored on a 1-yard wildcat run as time expired to give Mike Vick and the Pittsburgh Steelers a stunning 24-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Monday night.
Andy Dalton led the Bengals from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to a 27-24 overtime victory on Sunday over the Seattle Seahawks, keeping Cincinnati undefeated with the second-biggest comeback in its history.
Tyrone Swoopes threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score as the University of Texas upset the No. 10-ranked University of Oklahoma 24-17 in college American football on Saturday.
Andre Johnson had two touchdown catches against his former team to help the Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans 27-20 in the NFL on Thursday.
Myles Gaskin ran for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown and the University of Washington shut down No. 17-ranked Southern California's high-powered offense throughout a 17-12 victory in college football on Thursday.
Seattle safety Kam Chancellor knocked the ball from the hands of Detroit's Calvin Johnson at the 1-yard line to prevent the Lions taking the lead, and the Seahawks held on for a 13-10 win on Monday.
The Miami Dolphins sacked head coach Joe Philbin on Monday, a day after a 27-14 NFL loss to the New York Jets in London.