November 24, 2017 / 1:24 AM / 7 months ago

Highlights of Thursday's National Football League games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday’s National Football League games:

Nov 23, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) avoids the tackle of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) and scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers 28, Dallas 6

The Los Angeles defense gobbled up the Dallas Cowboys and Philip Rivers did the rest as the Chargers claimed a 28-6 victory at AT&T Stadium on Thursday.

Rivers passed for 434 yards and three second-half touchdowns, including a 27-yarder to Tyrell Williams that gave Los Angeles a 16-0 lead late in the third quarter.

Dallas broke a 10-quarter drought without a touchdown early in the fourth when running back Rod Smith powered two yards for a score. Smith’s touchdown capped a nine-play, 81-yard march.

But Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw incomplete on the two-point conversion attempt and the Chargers maintained a 16-6 lead.

Dallas’ offensive woes continued midway through the fourth quarter when Los Angeles cornerback Desmond King returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown.

Wide receiver Keenan Allen burned the Dallas defense as he caught 11 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown to lead the Chargers (5-6).

Nov 23, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick (25) runs the ball during the third quarter against Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman (23) at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota 30, Detroit 23

Case Keenum threw two touchdown passes to Kyle Rudolph and ran for another, and the Minnesota Vikings extended their winning streak to seven games with a 30-23 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field.

Keenum completed 21 of 30 passes for 282 yards. Latavius Murray gained 84 yards on 20 carries and scored a touchdown for Minnesota. Everson Griffen led the defense with two sacks.

Minnesota (9-2) opened up a three-game lead in the NFC North with five games remaining.

Matthew Stafford passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns and was intercepted once for Detroit (6-5), which saw its three-game winning streak snapped.

Stafford suffered an apparent right ankle injury while throwing a 43-yard scoring pass to Marvin Jones early in the fourth but didn’t miss a snap. Jones caught six passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

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Washington 20, New York Giants 10

Kirk Cousins fired a 14-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Josh Doctson with 3:31 left in the game, and the Washington Redskins defeated the New York Giants 20-10 at FedEx Field.

After a defensive holding penalty wiped out a third-down sack, Washington was given new life on the decisive drive at the New York 48.

Cousins soon hit Jamison Crowder for 17 yards to the 16-yard line, and two plays later, he found Doctson in the corner of the end zone.

Crowder finished with seven catches for a season-high 141 yards and a touchdown, and Washington running back Samaje Perine carried 24 times for 100 yards.

Nick Rose added a 33-yard field goal with 1:49 remaining.

The win capped a banner Thanksgiving for the Redskins (5-6), as two of the teams ahead of them in the NFC wild-card race — Detroit and Dallas — lost.

Cousins was 19-of-31 for 242 yards with two touchdowns and a pick-six.

The Giants (2-9) netted 170 total yards and only 39 in the second half. Eli Manning was 13-of-27 for 113 yards and one interception.

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