It's Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season, and we're keeping you updated on all the action and biggest storylines throughout the day. The Week 9 slate has some fantastic matchups and storylines, and we're here to help you watch it unfold. Check back often to find out everything you need to know.
Week 9 schedule
Jets 20, Bills 17 (Takeaways)
Patriots 26, Colts 3 (Takeaways)
Dolphins 35, Bears 32 (Takeaways)
Vikings 20, Commanders 17 (Takeaways)
Bengals 42, Panthers 21 (Recap)
Lions 15, Packers 9 (Recap)
Chargers 20, Falcons 17 (Recap)
Jaguars 27, Raiders 20 (Recap)
Seahawks 31, Cardinals 21 (Recap)
Buccaneers 16, Rams 13 (Recap)
Titans at Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. ET (Preview)
For 59 minutes and 16 seconds, the Buccaneers failed to get the ball into the end zone. But with 44 seconds to play, they had one more chance starting from their own 40-yard line. That's when Tom Brady worked his late-game magic: 28 yards over the middle to rookie tight end Cade Otton. Spike. Four more to Leonard Fournette. Another 14 to Scott Miller, who dropped a wide-open touchdown on the previous drive, and then seven more. An end-zone pass interference call put the ball at the one-yard line, and with nine seconds to play, Brady completed the second-latest touchdown pass of his career by connecting with the 23-year-old Cade Otton.
With the score, Brady passed Peyton Manning for most career game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime. More importantly for this season, the Buccaneers (4-5) are back atop the NFC South midway through the 2022 campaign.
Walker closes it out
Just like CBS Sports lead NFL Insider Jonathan Jones said (via Twitter): Can we just give Kenneth Walker III the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award? Past four games: more than 450 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Beastly.
Seahawks in control
Kenneth Walker III has been on an absolute tear since taking over as RB1, and the second-round rookie has delivered again Sunday. Walker hasn't been as effective as previous games (3.6 yards per attempt), but he's grinded out 80 yards on the ground -- plus three catches for 20 more -- and this touchdown. to put Seattle up double digits.
Geno --> Lockett
Never thought I'd say this in 2022, but you can't give Geno Smith second chances. He's just been too good this season. On second-and-6 from the nine, multiple Cardinals defenders could not corral what should have been an easy interception. On the next play, Smith delivered a laser to Tyler Lockett to put the Seahawks back on top.
Zaven Collins has not lived up to his 2021 first-round billing just yet, but the Cardinals linebacker made an All-Pro-caliber play with his team in need of some momentum. Rushing off the edge, Collins recognized the bubble pass to the running back, got his right hand on the Geno Smith pass, tipped it to himself and then rumbled his way for a 30-yard touchdown. It marked his first career interception.
The Buccaneers offense is ... still broken. Tampa Bay managed just three points in the first half and had a second field goal blocked right before intermission. Future Hall of Fame linebacker Bobby Wagner got in there for the block.
Cooper Kupp breaks free
Cooper Kupp's ankle seems to be just fine, as the reigning triple-crown receiving champion ran right past the entire Buccaneers defense and caught a go-ball for a 69-yard score. Safe to say Tampa Bay does not like playing against Kupp after what he did to them in last year's NFC Divisional Round game.
Justin Fields stock UP
The most entertaining game of the early window was Dolphins-Bears, and Justin Fields was the star -- even in his team's 35-32 defeat. Not only did Fields become the first player in NFL history to rush for 140-plus yards and throw for three touchdowns, but he came up four yards short of breaking the all-time single-game rushing record for a quarterback, which Colin Kaepernick set in the 2012 NFC Divisional Round. All in all, Fields finished 17-for-28 passing for 123 yards and three scores; he rushed 15 times for 178 yards and a dazzling 61-yard touchdown.
Sauce seals Jets upset
The Super Bowl favorite Bills are 6-2 but 0-2 in the AFC East -- and no sure thing to win the division halfway through the season. The Jets (6-3) are right on their tail after their defense put together an inspiring performance to upset their division rival. At the center of it all was first-round stud Sauce Gardner, who recorded a team-high seven tackles to go along with an interception and the game-clinching pass breakup on fourth and long.
Packers go down
The miserable season for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers continue. Green Bay got inside the Detroit 20-yard line with a chance to take the lead with 42 seconds left, but four straight incompletions from Rodgers, who threw three picks, sealed the Packers' most embarrassing loss of the season.
DOUBLE FUMBLE leads to Chargers W
A double fumble? In the final minute?! You always deliver, NFL. First Austin Ekeler fumbled at the Falcons' 20-yard line, but then defensive lineman Ta'Quon Graham, rumbling down the right sideline, just lost control of the ball, allowing the Chargers to get possession back.
Backed up outside the 40-yard line, Justin Herbert delivered a strike to his seemingly only healthy receiver, Josh Palmer, for 22 yards to put the Chargers back in business. And on the final play, rookie Cameron Dicker played hero as his 37-yard field goal lifted Los Angeles to a last-second victory. Crazy enough, this is the second team Dicker has hit a game-winning field goal for. His 23-yarder in Week 5 lifted the Eagles past the Cardinals.
Oh no Heinicke
If you're a Commanders fan, watching Taylor Heinicke brings out a large range of emotions. Sometimes they're elated, because Heinicke tosses up a prayer and their receiver comes down with it. Other times, they're furious at the back-breaking turnovers. Heinicke has done it all Sunday, with his terrible interception setting up the Vikings' game-tying touchdown from Dalvin Cook.
Rodgers using ... his legs?
When it's the fourth quarter and Aaron Rodgers leads the Packers in rushing, that's a very bad sign. Still, look at the 38-year-old carving up the Lions defense with his legs for 18 yards to keep the drive alive. Rodgers has four rushes for 40 yards.
Joe Mixon touchdown No. 5
Make that FIVE TOUCHDOWNS in 41 minutes of game action. All hail Joe Mixon.
Sauce Gardner seems like he's going to run away with NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, and intercepting Josh Allen will certainly help his cause. Not sure where Allen was going here, but the No. 4 overall pick secured the turnover and brought the ball to the edge of the red zone. The offense then delivered with Zach Wilson connecting with newly acquired James Robinson for the go-ahead score.
INTs galore for Rodgers
For just the fifth time in his illustrious NFL career, future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers has thrown three interceptions in a game. And these have to be the worst combination of interceptions of his life. Two were intercepted in the end zone, while the third -- and second from rookie Kerby Joseph -- came on the Lions' one-yard line.
Somehow, the turnover-happy Packers are right in this game, thanks to Rodgers' 20-yard strike to Allen Lazard.
Another Heinicke miracle TD
I said last week that Taylor Heinicke's best play is just throwing up Hail Mary's and having Terry McLaurin come down with them. Turns out that also applies to Curtis Samuel, who somehow came down with his grab in between three defenders and without being touched. It marked a 49-yard score as the legend of Heinicke continues to grow.
Mack rips it away!
Welcome to the NFL, Drake London. Trying to make a move after catching a pass at the 5-yard line, the Chargers defense held up the No. 8 overall pick in this year's draft. That allowed Khalil Mack to come in and literally take the ball away from the rookie, who could only watch as the six-time Pro Bowler rumbled down the right sideline.
Justin Fields says GOODBYE
The Bears have fully unleashed Justin Fields over the past month, and he's delivered. I mean, how many other quarterbacks can reel off this 61-yard touchdown?
Joe Mixon scores AGAIN
If you have Joe Mixon on your fantasy team and you lose this week, just quit the league, because the rest of your team is obviously awful. The Bengals running back has had a historic first half, amassing 171 yards and FOUR TDs ... in the opening 30 minutes.
If you can believe it, that was Davante Adams' stat line IN THE FIRST HALF. One of the best wideouts in the NFL is dunking all over the Jaguars as the Raiders entered halftime with a 10-point advantage.
Josh Allen x2
Allen has not been as effective through the air as usual, but he's done major damage with his legs. On just four carries, Allen has racked up 55 yards and two scores, including this 36-yard burst into the end zone.
Shootout in Miami
Justin Fields is hanging with the high-flying Dolphins in Miami, rushing and passing his way to 17 first-half points. His best throw of the day so far was a back-shoulder laser to Darnell Mooney for the 16-yard score.
Joe Mixon x3
Joe Mixon entered Sunday with two touchdowns in 129 rush attempts (one every 64.5 attempts). He's obliterated that average in the first half against the Panthers, scoring THREE TDs on just 13 carries. Cincinnati is all over Carolina.
Blocked punt --> one-handed TD
Jonathan Jones made a big special teams play for the Patriots, and even though they weren't able to scoop and score like the Dolphins, Rhamondre Stevenson made sure the turnover resulted in a touchdown. Check out this sweet one-handed grab by the second-year running back.
Blocked punt TD
The Dolphins offense is firing on all cylinders, and its special teams is playing its part as well. Credit to Jaelan Phillips for the block, followed up by a smooth scoop-and-score from Andrew Van Ginkel from 25 yards out.
Another end zone INT!
Aaron Rodgers threw a combined nine interceptions en route to back-to-back NFL MVP honors. He entered with four through eight weeks, and he's already added two more in the first half against the Lions. Even worse, both have occurred in the end zone. AND it's been versus the NFL's worst defense. The struggles just keep getting worse for Green Bay.
TDs & Flips
Tyreek Hill entered Sunday leading the NFL in receptions and receiving yards, yet he somehow only had one target inside the red zone. That changed in the second quarter Sunday, as Tua Tagovailoa found him from three yards out. As is tradition, a back handspring into a back flip ensued.
End zone INT
The Packers offense swiftly moved down the field on its opening possession, but as has been the case all season, it just couldn't put a full drive together. On first-and-goal, Rodgers' pass was tipped high in the air, and safety Kerby Joseph, a member of the , came down with it for the crucial end zone interception.
JJ goes UP
When Kirk Cousins was in Washington, he never had a receiver as good as Justin Jefferson. So with Cousins back at FedEx Field for the first time since leaving in free agency, he showed off by far his best weapon by just throwing the ball up to Jefferson in the end zone. And, of course, Jefferson came down with it for the opening-drive score.
Welcome back, Cordarrelle Patterson
reported the Falcons were going to ease Cordarrelle Patterson back after he missed four games after undergoing a cleanup procedure in his knee, but the veteran sparkplug saw three carries on the first drive. They only went for 10 yards, but the third opened the scoring for Atlanta from one yard out.
Another Josh Allen INT
While inconsequential, Josh Allen threw two fourth-quarter interceptions in last Sunday night's win over the Green Bay Packers. His turnover spree continued on the first drive against the Jets. After Braden Mann fell on the opening kickoff, giving them great field position, Allen hit Stefon Diggs on a deep ball and the Bills were set up to jump on their division rivals early. However, Allen rolled out and threw the ball right to the Jets' Jordan Whitehead in the red zone. Good recovery from the New York defense.
New faces in new places
What a difference a change of scenery makes. With the Giants, Kadarius Toney missed the past five games with what the team called a hamstring injury. Yet since the 2021 first-round wideout was traded to the Chiefs on Tuesday, he hasn't even been on Kansas City's injury report. In fact, coach Andy Reid came out and said Toney is healthy ahead of a "Sunday Night Football" matchup with the Titans. Coincidence? I doubt it.
"That guy is an absolute beast with the ball in his hands," Travis Kelce .
"We want the chemistry to work," offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy went on to explain. "Obviously, we still got to get some timing up with Pat. But as far as a football player, [Toney's] a heck of a player. The kid's a very, very smart kid, and we just want him to fit in our culture and basically understand what we do and then put him in position to have an opportunity to be his best."
Toney is one of several players expected to make his debut with a new team this weekend following a Bradley Chubb and running back Jeff Wilson in Miami, wide receiver Chase Claypool in Chicago, tight end T.J. Hockenson in Minnesota and pass-catching back Nyheim Hines in Buffalo, among others. Here's what to expect from them in their first game:. We've got edge rusher
- As mentioned above, Reid expects the healthy Toney to play vs. the Titans. Reid said there are some things installed for the explosive playmaker.
- Both the "multiple variables," but the first-year coach can't wait to see what both players add to the team. , as well as Wilson, will play against the Dolphins, per Mike McDaniel. How much depends on
- Claypool will play Sunday vs. the Dolphins, but his usage is uncertain. Coach Matt Eberflus said Claypool could play anywhere from 10-35 snaps. Regardless of how much Claypool plays in his Chicago debut, the 2020 second-round pick has already impressed his teammates. "He made a crazy catch out there today," Darnell Mooney said Friday. "He went out and big-bodied someone. It was nice to see it in person."
- There's been no mention of Hockenson having his snaps limited, so expect him to immediately play a role against the Commanders, especially with former starter Irv Smith Jr. being placed on injured reserve earlier this week. "Adding a player of T.J.'s caliber in a moment where we're really kind of coming into our groove, I see a fit with a lot of the things we try to do," coach Kevin O'Connell said. "Situationally, I see some real opportunities for him -- third down, red zone, two minute, things like that."
- Bills coach Sean McDermott was noncommittal about Hines playing Sunday against the Jets. While he's liked what he has seen from the receiving back in practice so far, he admitted there is a significant difference between trading for Hines on Tuesday as opposed to Monday, as it relates to the Week 9 game plan. Even if Hines is limited offensively (or doesn't play on that side of the ball at all) versus New York, there's a chance he could immediately step in as the starting punt returner.