NFL Week 10 top plays: Bills lead Vikings, Bucs win in Germany, more

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Week 10 of the NFL season kicked off early Sunday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beating the Seattle Seahawks at Allianz Arena in the fourth game of the 2022 International Series and the first in Germany.

The crowd in Germany was loud from the start, and the division-leading Bucs (5-5) took their show on the road to stifle Seattle (6-4).

In the next window of games, the Minnesota Vikings are taking on the Buffalo Bills (FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported that Josh Allen will have to manage the pain in his elbow) and the Denver Broncos are facing the Tennessee Titans. In the late afternoon window, the Green Bay Packers play host to the Dallas Cowboys on FOX.

The night game features the San Francisco 49ers against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Here are the top plays from Sunday’s action!

Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills

Liftoff!

All board the Jet! Justin Jefferson took off on Minnesota’s opening possession, collecting a 46-yard catch-and-run before hauling in a tough grab on a fly route for the Vikes’ first TD. Then it was griddy time.

One for Singletary

Devin Singletary had yet to score a rushing TD before Sunday’s game, but his first came in a big spot for Buffalo, tying the game at 7. He added another minutes later to put the Bills up 14-7.

Ice in the veins

Josh Allen didn’t need much time after the two-minute warning. After getting the ball in his own territory with 1:49 to play in the half, No. 17 brought his group downfield in a hurry, scrambling for a 25-yard gain before finding Gabe Davis in the end zone to give the Bills a 24-10 lead.

Bye-bye!

In the Cook vs. Cook matchup, Dalvin seized the upper hand over his little brother James by popping free for a surprise 81-yard TD. It brought the Vikes within 10, and was a treat to see for his family members in attendance.

Cleveland Browns at Miami Dolphins 

Jumping ahead

The Browns found pay dirt in just four plays, capping their opening drive with a dart from Jacoby Brissett to Harrison Bryant.

Deked out

Miami responded, driving 84 yards in 10 plays. Tua Tagovailoa froze the Browns’ defense on the culminating TD throw, finding Alec Ingold, who took care of the rest.

Taigovailoa beat the Browns’ D again just before the half, finding Trent Sherfield on a pretty back-shoulder fade to extend Miami’s lead to 17-7.

Money Mostert

The Dolphins went to run game to open the second half, as Raheem Mostert put them up 24-7 with a 24-yard plow to the end zone.

Hilly terrain

We’ve got a Cheetah sighting! Tyreek Hill is continuing his historic season with yet another TD reception, this time on a short dart from Tagovailoa in the red zone.

Houston Texans at New York Giants 

New York, New York!

Danny. Dimes. The Giants’ QB1 was money on New York’s first possession, going four-of-four for 62 yards, and an early TD to Lawrence Cager.

Big play Slayton

This play was all Darius Slayton. After making his nearest defender miss, Slayton used his blockers to take off on a 54-yard house call, putting N.Y. up 14-3.

Get one back

Davis Mills & Co. punched right back, coming away with their first TD of the day on a nice floating lob from the Texans’ QB.

But New York wouldn’t be denied on the ensuing drive, plowing 74 yards in 12 plays to take a 21-10 edge. Saquon Barkley added a TD to his dynamic stat line to cap the drive.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs

Defensive gem

Despite giving up big yardage to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense on their first drive, the Jags’ defense came up with a clutch takeaway, forcing a fumble in the red zone to regain possession.

Hop, skip for six

Would you believe Kadarius Toney hadn’t scored a TD before Sunday’s game? The Chiefs’ newest WR was visibly elated to record the first of his career, helping K.C. take a 7-0 lead. 

Right on the money

Mahomes continued his supremacy into the second quarter, leading the Chiefs downfield for another score. This time, he dialed up a dime to Marquez Valdes-Scantling to push K.C. ahead 14-0.

Mahomes threw his third TD of the first half with 50 seconds to play in the second quarter, this time a laser to Noah Gray.

1, 2, 3, 4

It was only a matter of time before Travis Kelce got his name into TD column, right? Mahomes hooked up with his favorite red zone target for his fourth TD of the game.

New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers

Flex your muscle

George Pickens is pretty strong, and he flashed his power on a short handoff in the red zone, putting Pittsburgh up 7-0 in the first.

The color is red

Andy Dalton was spectacular in the first half. The “Red Rifle” went 12-for-16 with 129 yards and a TD through two quarters, tossing a pretty pass to Juwan Johnson for the tying score with seconds left in the half.

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

Mr. Wright

Despite parting ways with T.J. Hockenson, Detroit isn’t devoid of playmakers at tight end. Brock Wright freed himself up in the red zone to haul in the Lions’ first TD, putting them up 10-3 in the second quarter.

Playing the Fields

We don’t know how Justin Fields made something from nothing on this TD romp for Chicago, but his clever act of escapism brought Chicago even with Detroit at 10 just before halftime.

Kmet Gala

Fields can run, and Fields can throw. He showed off his big arm on a deep shot to Cole Kmet, and finished off the long pitch-and-catch to put the Bears ahead 24-10.

Smoothly and swiftly

After Detroit’s D’Andre Swift brought his squad within seven on a brisk nine-yard house call, the Lions’ defense helped them even the tally after a huge pick-six from 

Denver Broncos at Tennessee Titans 

It’s day of firsts in the NFL, and another young player hopped into the end zone for his first career score Sunday. His name: Jalen Virgil, and you can bet he won’t forget this marvelous 61-yard house call soon.

Tap dancin’

This stellar footwork from Nick Westbrook-Ikhine helped Tennessee come within three, 10-7 just before the half.

FINAL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21, Seattle Seahawks 16 in Munich

What’s ‘GOAT’ in German?

The Bucs struck first when Tom Brady hit Julio Jones on a 31-yard TD pass. It was an easy catch-and-run for Jones to give Tampa Bay a 7-0 lead.

Fournette delivers

The Bucs were looking energized in Munich, when Leonard Fournette barreled in for a 1-yard score to increase the lead to 14-0. The running back’s score capped an impressive 86-yard drive. That remained the score at halftime.

Metcalf the man

DK Metcalf powered past the marker to get a first down during the Seahawks’ first drive of the second half, which led to a 55-yard field goal from Jason Myers.

Seahawks picked off … who?

The Bucs tried a razzle-dazzle trick play, but Tariq Woolen intercepted Fournette’s pass to Brady. Yes, you read that right.

On the ensuing drive, the Seahawks drove into the red zone before Geno Smith fumbled, giving the ball back to the Bucs.

Brady der Mann

Brady continued to carve up the Seattle defense, throwing a 3-yard touchdown pass to Chris Godwin to put Tampa Bay up 21-3 early in the fourth.

Showing some life

Smith responded after his fumble, throwing a 21-yard TD pass to Tyler Lockett as the Seahawks cut the Patriots’ lead to 21-9.

Picked again!

Late in the fourth, the Hawks forced Brady into his first interception in 399 attempts, capitalizing on the takeaway with a 19-yard TD pass from Smith to Marquise Goodwin, on a fourth-down snap no less.

Terrific Tom & crew however, remained steadfast in the game’s final four minutes, gaining a number of first downs to force Seattle to burn its timeouts, and collect the victory.

COMING UP:

Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders (4:05 p.m. ET)

Indianapolis Colts

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Las Vegas Raiders

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Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX)

Dallas Cowboys

DAL

Green Bay Packers

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Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX)

Arizona Cardinals

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Los Angeles Rams

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Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers (8:20 p.m. ET)

Los Angeles Chargers

LAC

San Francisco 49ers

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