Harrison Butker hit a 58-yardfield goal with 1 minute, 55 seconds left in OT to give the Kansas City Chiefs a 23-20 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday in Inglewood, Calif.
The defending Super Bowl champions survived a superlative NFL debut by Chargers rookie Justin Herbert, who threw for 311 yards, becoming the ninth player since the merger to top 300 in his first game.
Butker's winner was his third field goal of the day and his second from 58 yards, which tied a Chiefs record for distance. He is the second kicker in NFL history to make a pair from 58 in the same game.
In overtime, Butker sent the ball through the uprights from 53 yards, but Kansas City was called for a false start. Then the Chargers called timeout, giving him a rehearsal kick from 58 before the one that counted.
"To have two practice kicks is only going to help you," Butker said. "I got a little bit more angry with every kick."
Kansas City (2-0) has won 11 in a row dating to last season, including playoffs. Four of its past five victories have been rallies from double-digit deficits. The Chiefs didn't lead Los Angeles (1-1) until Butker's final kick.
Baltimore 33, Houston 16: Lamar Jackson threw a touchdown pass, Mark Ingram ran for a TD and the Ravens (2-0) added a score on defense vs. the host Texans (0-2). Baltimore has won 14 in a row in the regular season, the longest streak in the NFL since Carolina won 18 in a row in 2014-15.
Buffalo 31, Miami 28: Josh Allen threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns, both career highs. Gabriel Davis' diving catch in the end zone with 5:55 left gave the Bills (2-0) the lead against the host Dolphins (0-2), who had an announced crowd of 11,075.
Pittsburgh 26, Denver 21: Ben Roethlisberger threw for 311 yards with two touchdowns and the host Steelers (2-0) fended off a spirited comeback by the Broncos (0-2), who lost quarterback Drew Lock (shoulder) in the first quarter.
Tennessee 33, Jacksonville 30: Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:36 left after an ugly Week 1 for the host Titans, who are off to their first 2-0 start since 2008 after beating the Jaguars (1-1) for the seventh time in a row.
Brady bounces back
Tampa Bay 31, Carolina 13: Tom Brady got his first victory with the host Buccaneers (1-1), throwing for 217 yards, one touchdown and an interception. Teddy Bridgewater completed 33 of 42 passes for 367 yards and two interceptions for the Panthers (0-2), who had four turnovers and played most of the fourth quarter without star running back Christian McCaffrey because of an apparent ankle injury.
L.A. Rams 37, Philadelphia 19: Jared Goff threw three TD passes to Tyler Higbee and the Rams (2-0) held off the host Eagles (0-2). Goff and Carson Wentz were selected Nos. 1-2 in the 2016 draft, and this was their first head-to-head meeting since December 2017, when Wentz tore two knee ligaments.
Arizona 30, Washington 15: Kyler Murray threw for 286 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more and the host Cardinals (2-0) dominated Washington (1-1). DeAndre Hopkins caught eight passes for 68 yards and a TD, and Zane Gonzalez made three field goals.
Injured 49ers still coast
San Francisco 31, N.Y. Jets 13: Raheem Mostert ran for an 80-yard score on the 49ers' first play from scrimmage and Jimmy Garoppolo threw two TD passes, before both sat out the second half in East Rutherford, N.J. The 49ers (2-0) lost Garoppolo to an ankle injury and Mostert to a knee, and defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas were carted off the field because of left knee injuries in the first quarter. It didn't matter vs. the Jets (0-2), who couldn't muster much.