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The Latest: Giants’ Barkley out with ankle injury


Published Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 | 2:21 p.m.

Updated 4 hours, 17 minutes ago

The Latest on Week 5 in the NFL (all times EDT):

5:20 p.m.

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has been ruled out in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys with a left ankle injury.

The injury happened when Barkley stepped on Dallas cornerback Jourdan Lewis’ foot on a play away from the ball. TV footage showed significant swelling on the ankle.

Barkley missed all but two games last year after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The fourth-year back was coming off his first game of the season with more than 100 scrimmage yards.

Before the injury, Barkley carried twice for 9 yards.

—Schuyler Dixon reporting from Arlington, Texas


5:15 p.m.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was taken to the hospital as a precaution after suffering a throat contusion in the 25-22 overtime loss to the Packers.

The team said he was having trouble speaking after the game because of the injury.

Burrow, who is playing with a surgically repaired left knee, was knocked down hard in the second quarter by Green Bay defensive end Dean Lowry and stayed on the ground for several minutes before walking off on his own power.

The Bengals punted, but Burrow returned on the next drive and threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase. He didn’t miss a snap the rest of the game.

—Mitch Stacy reporting from Cincinnati


5:05 p.m.

The Los Angeles Chargers lead Cleveland 13-10 in the second quarter thanks to the longest reception of Mike Williams’ career.

Justin Herbert threw a 72-yard touchdown pass to Williams early in the second. Williams blew past Cleveland cornerback A.J. Green, caught the ball at the Browns 32 and had a clear path to the end zone. It is the longest reception of Williams’ career and Herbert’s third touchdown throw of at least 70 yards. Los Angeles’ Tristan Vizcaino missed the extra point for the third time this season.

—Joe Reedy reporting from Inglewood, California


5 p.m.

The Raiders’ first-quarter scoring woes continued.

Las Vegas had a touchdown taken off the board by a penalty before kicking a short field goal, and the Raiders now trail Chicago 7-3. The Raiders failed to score on their opening drive for the 11th consecutive game, but reached the Chicago 3 on their second drive before Josh Jacobs’ TD was wiped out by the third of Vegas’ four penalties in the first quarter.

Las Vegas has scored only eight points in the first quarter all season.

—Greg Beacham reporting from Las Vegas


4:35 p.m.

Dak Prescott is back in the same stadium against the same opponent, a day before the anniversary of the star Dallas quarterback’s severe ankle injury.

Prescott and Cowboys are at home against the New York Giants. The compound fracture and dislocation of Prescott’s right ankle in Week 5 last year came on a tackle by defensive back Logan Ryan, who also is returning to the scene of the injury. The first snap for Dallas wasn’t far from where Prescott went down, and he threw an interception on fourth down near midfield to stop the first drive.

The Cowboys rallied last year behind then-backup Andy Dalton for a 37-34 victory in front of a pandemic-limited crowd. Prescott is playing with more than 90,000 fans at AT&T Stadium for the third consecutive game.

Dallas is on a three-game winning streak since losing to defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay in the opener. The Giants are coming off their first victory.

—Schuyler Dixon reporting from Arlington, Texas


4:25 p.m.

Mason Crosby finally connected from 49 yards in overtime, giving the Green Bay Packers a 25-22 victory over Cincinnati after both kickers wasted multiple chances to win it.

Crosby missed from 36 yards with 2:12 left in regulation, then Evan McPherson missed from 57 with 21 seconds left. Crosby missed from 51 on the final play of regulation.

Crosby missed again from 40 in overtime, but McPherson missed from 49, giving Green Bay the ball back.

Other games that went down to the wire:

— Greg Joseph’s 54-yard field goal on the final play gave Minnesota a 19-17 win over Detroit. The Lions lost by that exact same score a couple weeks ago when Baltimore’s Justin Tucker made a 66-yard field goal. This time Detroit took the lead with a touchdown and 2-point conversion with 37 seconds left.

— New England came all the way back to beat Houston 25-22 on Nick Folk’s 21-yard field goal with 15 seconds left.

— James Pierre’s interception in the end zone enabled Pittsburgh to hold off Denver 27-19.

Other final scores: Philadelphia rallied past Carolina 21-18, New Orleans beat Washington 33-22, Tennessee beat Jacksonville 37-19, and Tampa Bay routed Miami 45-17.


3:45 p.m.

Just another routine 400-yard, five-touchdown day for Tom Brady.

Brady has thrown for 411 yards and five TDs, and Tampa Bay leads Miami 45-17 in the fourth quarter. The Buccaneers have a chance to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC South if Carolina loses. The Panthers are clinging to an 18-13 lead against Philadelphia.


3:35 p.m.

The Cincinnati Bengals have pulled even with Green Bay in a matchup of division leaders.

Joe Mixon’s 8-yard scoring run with 3:27 remaining capped a 75-yard drive, and the Bengals converted a 2-point conversion to tie the game at 22.

Joe Burrow has thrown for 230 yards and two touchdowns, enabling Cincinnati to stay right with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.


3:15 p.m.

New England still trails Houston 22-15 after failing to take full advantage of an embarrassing gaffe by the Texans.

Cameron Johnston’s punt bounced off the back of teammate Terrence Brooks for zero yards, giving the Patriots the ball at the Houston 36, but New England settled for Nick Folk’s 52-yard field goal that made it 22-12.

—Kristie Rieken reporting from Houston


3:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is done for the day after a shoulder injury in the second quarter against Denver.

Smith-Schuster was injured after getting tackled by Broncos safety Kareem Jackson during a 3-yard end around. This is the second time this season Smith-Schuster has been injured during a game. He injured his ribs in a loss to Las Vegas last month.

The injury leaves the Steelers without two of their top four receivers. James Washington was inactive Sunday due to a groin injury.

The Steelers still lead Denver 17-6 in the third quarter.

—Will Graves reporting from Pittsburgh


3:05 p.m.

The Panthers lead the Eagles 15-6 in the third quarter behind a defense that continues to be strong in the first half of home games.

Carolina’s defense has allowed just 235 yards, 14 points and six points in the first half of three home games. Carolina won its previous two home games against the Jets and Saints.

It what has been a bit of surprise, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has only two carries for 4 yards. He’s completed 16 passes but those have gone for only 85 yards.

—Steve Reed reporting from Charlotte


2:50 p.m.

Davis Mills has thrown three touchdown passes, and the Houston Texans lead New England 22-9 in the third quarter.

The Texans caught a break in the second quarter when New England’s Damien Harris fumbled near the goal line, taking a scoring chance away from the Patriots.

Mills is 13 of 17 for 239 yards, and New England’s Mac Jones is 12 of 18 for 125 yards with an interception.


2:45 p.m.

Jameis Winston connected with Marquez Callaway on a 49-yard Hail Mary touchdown at the end o
f the first half to give New Orleans a 20-13 lead on Washington. There were 8 seconds on the clock when Winston snapped the ball, and he lofted it into a crowd in the end zone.

Callaway came down with the ball for Winston’s second TD throw of the game. The Saints go into the second half without Taysom Hill, who was injured on a hit to the head while trying to catch a pass, and receiver Deonte Harris, who is questionable with a hamstring issue. Hill has been ruled out with a…


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