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NFL Week 3 live game updates: Highlights, injuries, analysis

Week 3 of the 2019 NFL season got started with Minshew Mania running wild on the Titans, resulting in a 20-7 win for the Jaguars.

But now we're on to Sunday and a full slate of 13 afternoon games. Get up to speed with Week 3 fantasy rankings and best bets. And be sure to stay updated with live scores and the full Week 3 schedule.

Throughout the day, we'll have live highlights along with injury analysis and takeaways from our NFL Nation reporters at every Week 3 game.

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Vikings 34, Raiders 14

Raiders inactives: WR Trevor Davis, WR Ryan Grant, WR Dwayne Harris, OG Gabe Jackson, QB DeShone Kizer, DT Corey Liuget, OT David Sharpe

Vikings inactives: CB Mackensie Alexander, OLB Anthony Barr, DT Jalyn Holmes, C Brett Jones, OG Dru Samia, OT Oli Udoh, DT Armon Watts

Injuries:

Vontaze Burfict, LB, Raiders. Burfict, a team captain and the "green dot" of the defense, missed significant time after injuring an elbow in the second quarter. The Raiders had already lost Marquel Lee to a left ankle injury, so with Lee and Burfict out, the Raiders were left with just three linebackers. Tahir Whitehead assumed the green dot helmet in Burfict's absence, and was joined by Nicholas Morrow and special teams standout Kyle Wilber. Burfict did return to the game in the second half and made a couple of plays, so it is not known how hindered he might be going forward. When approached by reporters in the locker room, Burfict pulled the ultimate veteran move and put his phone to his ear as he walked past the media and into the training room. "When you lose top-notch players on your team like that, it's going to sting," Whitehead said. "It's going to hurt." -- Paul Gutierrez

Highlights:

A late TD connection from Derek Carr to Tyrell Williams:

Alex Mattison goes airborne to extend the Vikings' lead:

NFL teams are running the flea flicker at a much higher rate this year, and we are here for it. David Carr finds J.J. Nelson for the score here:

A little trickery from the Vikings as Adam Thielen scores on a rushing TD:

Dalvin Cook gets just across the goal line to put the Vikings up two scores:

Kirk Cousins finds a streaking Adam Thielen, who does the rest to put the Vikings up early:

Mike Hughes is officially back for the Vikings. Here's a look at his recovery:


Packers 27, Broncos 16

Broncos inactives: CB Bryce Callahan, WR River Cracraft OT, Ja'Wuan James, FB Andy Janovich, LB A.J. Johnson, LB Joe Jones, NT Mike Purcell

Packers inactives: DT Montravius Adams, ILB Oren Burks, CB Ka'Dar Hollman, WR Jake Kumerow, OG Cole Madison, OG Adam Pankey, RB Dexter Williams

Injuries:

Derek Wolfe, DE, Broncos. Wolfe left Sunday's loss to the Packers in the first quarter with a right ankle injury. He was wearing a walking boot on the injured foot/ankle when he left Lambeau Field on Sunday, but said he did not suffer a fracture and would have an MRI in the morning. He will miss some time, it is just a matter of how much, so it means rookie Dre'Mont Jones, who was an inactive Sunday, will find himself in the lineup. -- Jeff Legwold

Highlights:

On a fourth-and-goal, Phillip Lindsay drags Packers defenders with him into the end zone:

Aaron Jones is back in the end zone again after a run around the outside:

The Packers are back on top after Aaron Jones scampers in from seven yards out:

Phillip Lindsay finds paydirt for the Broncos:

The Broncos jumped offsides, giving Aaron Rodgers a free play; he makes the most of it with a bomb to Marquez Valdes-Scantling


Patriots 30, Jets 14

Jets inactives: QB Sam Darnold, DE John Franklin-Myers, OLB Jordan Jenkins, ILB C.J. Mosley, WR Demaryius Thomas, DT Quinnen Williams, DE Jordan Willis

Patriots inactives: OB Caleb Benenoch, DE Shilique Calhoun, OT Korey Cunningham, FB James Develin, DB Nate Ebner, TE Matt LaCosse, RB James White

Injuries:

Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots. Edelman left the game late in the second quarter with a chest injury and didn't return. He is the Patriots' No. 1 option, and the player Tom Brady looks to first in got-to-have-it situations. The Patriots don't have a player who would step into that role if they are without Edelman, as it would bump Phillip Dorsett into the top of the depth chart along with Josh Gordon. -- Mike Reiss

Highlights:

Jamal Adams with a pick-six off of Jarrett Stidham:

The Jets are on the board! A muffed punt leads to six:

Josh Gordon with a catch of the day candidate on the sideline:

Stop us if you've seen this one before: Tom Brady to Julian Edelman for the touchdown:

Tom Brady to Phillip Dorsett for six:

A long drive for the Patriots finishes with Sony Michel plunging into the end zone:

For the "Did You Know?" files, Mike Reiss confirms that former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward is now a member of the Jets' coaching staff:


Colts 27, Falcons 24

Falcons inactives: P Matt Bosher, OT Matt Gono, RB Brian Hill, DB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, DT Deadrin Senat, WR Olamide Zaccheaus

Colts inactives: OT Le'Raven Clark, TE Hale Hentges, OLB Darius Leonard, DE Jabaal Sheard, CB Marvell Tell, DE Jihad Ward, RB Jonathan Williams

Injuries:

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts. Hilton didn't play in the second half against the Falcons after he aggravated his quad injury a couple of plays before catching a four-yard touchdown pass in the end zone in the final seconds of the first half. He immediately went to the locker room after the play. Hilton said the doctors told him it was best he didn't play in the second half so he wouldn't risk tearing his quad. The receiver, who had eight receptions for 65 yards and the touchdown, didn't seem overly concerned about the injury. -- Mike Wells

Keanu Neal, S, Falcons. Neal, who tore his ACL last season, left Lucas Oil Stadium on crutches and with his left foot in a boot after suffering an Achilles tendon injury. Dan Quinn didn't immediately call it a season-ending tear, but the mood among the players told you it was a significant injury. "We lost another brother today, so we just have to keep pushing," defensive back Damontae Kazee said of Neal. "I told him, 'Man, we got your back. Keep your head up.'" Kemal Ishmael is the backup strong safety behind Neal. -- Vaughn McClure

Highlights:

That Julio Jones guy is pretty good:

Marlon Mack will not take no for an answer, barrels his way in for six:

We got a ballgame folks, Matt Ryan finds Austin Hooper for another TD:

Matt Ryan gets the Falcons back into it with a touchdown pass to Austin Hooper:

T.Y. Hilton finds some empty space and Jacoby Brissett finds T.Y. Hilton:

Colts go up early with a TD pass from Jacoby Brissett to Parris Campbell:

Eric Ebron has a couple special people in mind on game day:


Lions 27, Eagles 24

Lions inactives: OG Oday Aboushi, OG Beau Benzschawel, QB Jeff Driskel, WR Travis Fulgham. DE Da'Shawn Hand, CB Amani Oruwariye, RB Paul Perkins

Eagles inactives: RB Corey Clement, OLB Kamu Grugier-Hill, OG Nate Herbig, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Alshon Jeffery, DT Timmy Jernigan, DE Shareef Miller

Injuries:

Darius Slay, CB, Lions. Slay suffered an injured hamstring in the second half and did not return, but after the game was spotted in the Lions' locker room moving fairly well, with a slight limp. He declined an extensive interview with reporters, but did say, "I'm good," when asked how he was feeling. When asked if he'd be good to go next week against Kansas City, Slay said, "We'll see." If Slay can't play, don't be surprised if Mike Ford ends up getting the assignment against the Chiefs' highly-rated passing attack. -- Michael Rothstein

Mike Daniels, DL, Lions. Daniels sustained a foot injury in the first half and almost immediately hobbled to the locker room. He was ruled out fairly quickly, and after the game, he was spotted with a boot on one of his feet, using crutches. There's no timetable for his return, but Daniels was on injured reserve at the end of last season with a foot injury, so it's going to be something to monitor. The Lions used a bunch of Kevin Strong and also Damon Harrison to replace Daniels, but for the future, the potential return of Da'Shawn Hand from an elbow injury could soften his loss if Daniels is out for any significant amount of time. -- Michael Rothstein

Ronald Darby, CB, Eagles. Darby suffered a hamstring injury in the first half against the Lions and did not return. This is a troublesome development for Darby, who has been working his way back from a torn ACL. Young corners Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas were splitting reps prior to the injury. Both will have a starting role should Darby miss any games. -- Tim McManus

Andre Dillard, LT, Eagles. Dillard suffered a knee injury against Detroit. He was in for Jason Peters, who exited with an illness before eventually returning. The fact that Peters was able to make a return to play eases some concern should Dillard have to miss any time. -- Tim McManus

Highlights:

Nelson Agholor gets into the end zone again to cut the lead:

Matthew Stafford drops it in for Marvin Jones Jr. and the Lions go up by 10:

Nelson Agholor mashing on the spin button to get in for a score:

The Lions strike back with a rushing TD from Kerryon Johnson:

A long Carson Wentz run got the Eagles on the cusp of glory, and Jordan Howard does the rest:

We don't see as many kickoff returns in general these days, and certainly not as many kickoff return touchdowns. Jamal Agnew takes it all the way for Detroit:

The story behind the custom cleats Carson Wentz will be wearing today:

Carson Wentz's cleats honor 12 year old Landon Solberg, who passed away from cancer this week. Solberg took part in Wentz's AO1 Foundation programs. Wentz got to know him well, and was emotional speaking about him earlier this week. (Photo via @cj_wentz)

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Cowboys 31, Dolphins 6

Dolphins inactives: DE Tank Carradine, RB Myles Gaskin, FS Reshad Jones, FS Doug Middleton, OT Isaiah Prince, OG Chris Reed, WR Albert Wilson

Cowboys inactives: WR Tavon Austin, DT Tyrone Crawford, WR Michael Gallup, OT Brandon Knight, DT Antwaun Woods, FS Xavier Woods

Highlights:

Tony Pollard gets in on the fun with his first touchdown as a Cowboy:

Everyone covered? Take it in yourself, Dak Prescott:

Another TD for Amari Cooper after Dak Prescott finds him:

Dolphins keeping us entertained, this time with a flea flicker:

Dak Prescott connects with Amari Cooper for the TD:

New Dolphins QB Josh Rosen finds DeVante Parker who makes a one-handed grab:


Chiefs 33, Ravens 28

Ravens inactives: LB Otaro Alaka, DT Daylon Mack, QB Trace McSorley, OG Ben Powers, WR Jaleel Scott, CB Jimmy Smith, DB Brynden Trawick

Chiefs inactives: OG Nick Allegretti, OT Eric Fisher, WR Tyreek Hill, OT Martinas Rankin, DT Khalen Saunders, OT Greg Senat, RB Damien Williams

Injuries:

LeSean McCoy, RB, Chiefs. McCoy re-sprained the ankle that was problematic heading into the game and had him as questionable on the injury report. McCoy played well against the Ravens, scoring a pair of touchdowns. But the Chiefs showed they could survive without him. Darrel Williams led the Chiefs in rushing on Sunday with 62 yards, and was the receiver on a third-down screen pass late in the game that gave the Chiefs a fresh set of downs and allowed them to run out the clock. -- Adam Teicher

Highlights:

Juke, spin, score for Lamar Jackson:

It's a hat trick for Mark Ingram II, as he bullies his way in for TD No. 3:

LeSean McCoy makes it look easy with his second score of the day:

Another rushing TD for Mark Ingram II as the Ravens look to keep up with the Chiefs:

Mecole Hardman is exceptionally fast. Probably shouldn't leave him so wide open next time:

Demarcus Robinson extends for the fantastic touchdown grab to put the Chiefs up by a score:

Just like old times: LeSean McCoy scores his first touchdown in a Chiefs uniform:

Mark Ingram II bulls his way in to put the Ravens up early:

We're not sure how many NFL quarterbacks could do what Lamar Jackson just did:

A little rain won't stop the tailgating at Arrowhead:


Bills 21, Bengals 17

Bengals inactives: QB Jake Dolegala, DT Ryan Glasgow, OT Cordy Glenn, WR A.J. Green, OG Michael Jordan, CB B.W. Webb, DE Kerry Wynn

Bills inactives: OT Ryan Bates, OG Ike Boettger, DB Jaquan Johnson, CB Taron Johnson, TE Tyler Kroft, OT Conor McDermott, RB Devin Singletary

Injuries:

Jon Feliciano, OG, Bills. Feliciano left the game in the first half after suffering a neck injury and was ruled out shortly after. The Bills had no further information on his status after the game, but he was wearing a neck brace in the locker room. Rookie Cody Ford will fill in if Feliciano is unable to play in Week 4 against the Patriots; the second-round pick has spent most of his time at right tackle this season, but head coach Sean McDermott said, "Cody will be ready," if he's needed at right guard. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques

Highlights:

Frank Gore plunges in for the score to put the Bills ahead:

Joe Mixon catches a short pass from Andy Dalton to tie up the game:

Andy Dalton keeps it for a touchdown, pulling the Bengals within a score:

Josh Allen finds rookie tight end Dawson Knox to get Buffalo on the board early:

Bills superfan Ezra Castro -- a.k.a. Pancho Billa -- passed away in May, and the team called special attention to his memory before Sunday's home opener:


Panthers 38, Cardinals 20

Panthers inactives: OT Dennis Daley, DB Rashaan Gaulden, OT Brandon Greene, DE Bruce Irvin, QB Cam Newton, DT Kawann Short, WR Brandon Zylstra

Cardinals inactives: DE Jonathan Bullard, DE Michael Dogbe, C Lamont Gaillard, OT Joshua Miles, DB Jalen Thompson, OL Brett Toth, LB Zeke Turner

Injuries:

Trai Turner, OG, Panthers. The Pro Bowl guard suffered an ankle injury in the second half. It doesn't appear severe, but it's definitely a concern because of how much Turner means to the offensive line. He'll have it checked out again on Monday and will determine his status for Houston from there. -- David Newton

Andy Lee, P, Cardinals. Lee suffered a hip flexor injury early in the fourth quarter, either while chasing down Panthers returner Ray-Ray McCloud or tackling him. Lee wasn't sure when it happened exactly because he didn't feel any pain until he was standing on the sideline for a few minutes. There's no timetable on how long he might be out, but more information on Lee's injury is expected in the next few days. Kicker Zane Gonzalez punted in place of Lee during the game, but the Cardinals don't have a backup punter on the roster; if Lee is unable to play, they will likely sign a new punter. -- Josh Weinfuss

Highlights:

It's another touchdown pass from Kyle Allen to Greg Olsen:

This Christian McCaffrey fellow might be OK:

Kyler Murray goes back across the field to find David Johnson, who does the rest of the work to hit pay dirt:

Greg Olsen getting in on the fun, catching Kyle Allen's third TD pass of the game:

This just in: D.J. Moore is quite fast.

Kyle Allen finds speedster Curtis Samuel in the corner of the end zone to tie things up:

An underrated part of the Kyler Murray Experience for the Cardinals? The rejuvenation of Larry Fitzgerald. They connect again for six:


Giants 32, Buccaneers 31

Giants inactives: TE Garrett Dickerson, WR Cody Latimer, CB Julian Love, OG Chad Slade, OT Eric Smith, TE Kaden Smith, QB Alex Tanney

Buccaneers inactives: OG Zack Bailey, LB Devante Bond, DB Jamel Dean, QB Blaine Gabbert, OT Jerald Hawkins, TE Tanner Hudson, LB Devin White

Injuries:

Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants. Barkley injured his ankle in the second quarter and has a high ankle sprain, according to multiple sources. He was on crutches after the game but was optimistic it wasn't a long-term injury. "I'm not out for the season," Barkley said. He later told ESPN that he had a high ankle sprain his freshman year at Penn State. He missed two games because of that injury. Wayne Gallman will take his place as the starting running back. -- Jordan Raanan

Highlights:

Daniel Jones doesn't see anyone open and takes it in himself for the go-ahead score:

Perfect placement on this TD pass from Daniel Jones to Sterling Shepard:

Daniel Jones to Evan Engram for the long touchdown:

We have a hat trick for Mike Evans, as he hauls in TD catch No. 3:

Daniel Jones ... frisky! It's a rushing TD for the rookie in his first start:

Don't look now, but we think this Jameis Winston-Mike Evans pairing might be kinda good:

Daniel Jones to Evan Engram, and we're off for the Giants' offense:

Jameis Winston finds Mike Evans for an early score:


49ers 24, Steelers 20

Steelers inactives: DT Isaiah Buggs, LB Anthony Chickillo, OG Fred Johnson, WR Donte Moncrief, FB Roosevelt Nix, OT Chukwuma Okorafor, ILB Vince Williams

49ers inactives: QB C.J. Beathard, RB Tevin Coleman, WR Jalen Hurd, OT Joe Staley, DT Jullian Taylor, CB Jimmie Ward, OT Sam Young

Injuries:

Cam Heyward, DT, Steelers. Heyward got up slowly after being tripped late in the fourth quarter. The DT said after the game that he was "gored in the stomach," and he couldn't breathe, but he said he would be fine. -- Brooke Pryor

Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers. McDonald injured his shoulder in the first half and didn't return. Xavier Grimble and Zach Gentry replaced McDonald but weren't a factor in the offense. Coach Mike Tomlin didn't know the severity of McDonald's injury after the game. -- Brooke Pryor

Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, 49ers. Witherspoon has been one of the team's most improved players through the first three weeks and was on his way to another strong outing when he departed Sunday's game with a right foot injury in the third quarter. After the game, Witherspoon told me that he suspected he was dealing with a foot sprain and would have further tests done on Monday. Witherspoon was optimistic that the injury won't be anything serious, saying "I'll be good" and noting that he has a little extra time to heal as the Niners head into a Week 4 bye. -- Nick Wagoner

Highlights:

Jimmy Garoppolo finds Dante Pettis to put the 49ers ahead for good:

Mason Rudolph with a 39-yard strike to Diontae Johnson:

Jeff Wilson Jr. has a nose for the end zone, as both of his carries have been TDs:

Mason Rudolph finds JuJu Smith-Schuster, and then it's off to the races:

And we've finally got a touchdown! Jeff Wilson Jr. busts through the middle for the score:

Welcome to the Steelers, Minkah Fitzpatrick:


Saints 33, Seahawks 27

Saints inactives: QB Drew Brees, CB Ken Crawley, DE Carl Granderson, OT Ethan Greenidge, DB Saquan Hampton, DT Sheldon Rankins, WR Tre'Quan Smith

Seahawks inactives: DE L.J. Collier, WR Gary Jennings, RB Rashaad Penny, OG Ethan Pocic, FS Tedric Thompson, DB Neiko Thorpe, WR John Ursua

Injuries:

Duane Brown, OT, Seahawks. Brown missed the end of the Seahawks' loss to New Orleans with what Pete Carroll described as a "little upper-arm strain." Carroll said the Seahawks have to find out more on the injury, but Brown could have finished the game. Meanwhile, Brown said he'll be OK. George Fant is the backup at both tackle spots and made 10 starts at left tackle as an undrafted rookie in 2016. -- Brady Henderson

Highlights:

Russell Wilson isn't finished playing. Here's rushing TD No. 2:

Alvin Kamara gets back into the end zone to extend the Saints' lead:

With the Seahawks down big, Russell Wilson wills his way into the end zone:

The Saints continue the offensive onslaught, with Teddy Bridgewater finding Michael Thomas for the short TD:

Teddy Bridgewater dumps it off to Alvin Kamara, who takes it the rest of the way for the score:

It's a defensive touchdown for the Saints:

Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett: Tie game.

Deonte Harris silences the crowd with a 53-yard punt return TD:


Texans 27, Chargers 20

Texans inactives: TE Jerell Adams, OT Seantrel Henderson, RB Taiwan Jones, OG Senio Kelemete, QB Alex McGough, TE Logan Paulsen, DE Carlos Watkins

Chargers inactives: K Mike Badgley, DT Cortez Broughton, CB Michael Davis, LB Emeke Egbule, TE Hunter Henry, LB Chris Peace, QB Easton Stick

Highlights:

Deshaun Watson somehow doesn't get sacked, and Jordan Akins does the rest:

Jordan Akins hauls in a Deshaun Watson throw to put the Texans up:

Carlos Hyde pulls the Texans to within a score:

Keenan Allen channels LaDainian Tomlinson with the celly after TD No. 2:

Deshaun Watson gets the Texans back in the game with a TD pass to Darren Fells:

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