Louisiana State's Derrius Guice ran for a school-record 285 yards with four touchdowns to lead the undermanned Tigers to a 54-39 victory over Texas A&M on Thursday.
Oakland quarterback Derek Carr woke up a struggling offense by throwing two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to allow the Raiders to take a 27-20 victory over Houston in Mexico on Monday, posting a fourth straight win for the first time in 14 years.
Eric Ebron had a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter as the Detroit Lions defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-19.
Carolina held off New Orleans' fourth- quarter rally to beat the Saints 23-20 on Thursday in a game marred by injuries to key players.
Houston's Duke Catalon scored three touchdowns and the defense hurried and harassed Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson all night to propel the Cougars to a stunning 36-10 victory on Thursday that dashed Cardinals' playoff hopes.
Eli Manning threw his third touchdown pass of the game on a fourth-down gamble by rookie coach Ben McAdoo as the New York Giants beat the Cincinnati Bengals 21-20 Monday night for their first four-game win streak since 2013.
Seattle took a small measure of revenge for the Super Bowl loss to New England two seasons back by making a strong goal-line stand to hang on for a 31-24 road victory against the Patriots on Sunday.
Michigan and Clemson both lost in stunning, 1-point upsets in college football on Saturday, while No. 1 Alabama remained undefeated as Jalen Hurts passed for career highs of 347 yards and four touchdowns.
The Baltimore Ravens gained sole possession of first place in the AFC North at the expense of the winless Cleveland Browns, who reached an historic low point in franchise history.
It's about time to start paying more attention to the AFC West-leading, Super Bowl champion-beating Oakland Raiders, from young, mistake-avoiding QB Derek Carr to pass-rusher extraordinaire Khalil Mack to twinkle-toed punter Marquette King.