ATLANTA (AP) — The Houston Astros have forced a Game 6 by turning an early 4-0 deficit into a 9-5 win over the Braves in Atlanta. Pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez gave the Astros their first lead with a two-run, bases-loaded single with two out in the fifth. Martin Maldonado (mahr-TEEN’ mal-doh-NAH’-doh) drove in three runs, while Yuli Gurriel (YOO’-lee gur-ee-EHL’) and Carlos Correa each had three of Houston’s 12 hits.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — P.J. Williams picked off Tom Brady and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown with 1:24 left to secure the New Orleans Saints’ 36-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady turned the ball over three times on a pair of interceptions and a fumble, which the Saints converted into 16 points. The win could be costly to the Saints, who lost quarterback Jameis (JAY’-mihs) Winston to a knee injury early in the second quarter.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Backup Cooper Rush threw for 325 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Vikings, 20-16 in Minnesota. Rush’s final scoring pass was a five-yarder to Amari Cooper with 51 seconds remaining. Rush was pressed into service when Dak Prescott was shelved just before game time with a strained right calf muscle.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen threw touchdown passes on consecutive second-half drives in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 26-11 win over the Miami Dolphins. Allen scored on a 7-yard run with 1:07 left and finished 29 of 42 for 249 yards passing for the 5-2 Bills. Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-VY’-loh-ah) finished 21 of 39 for 205 yards and an interception in Miami’s seventh consecutive loss.

HOUSTON (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns before taking a seat for the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Rams’ 38-22 thrashing of the Texans in Houston. Cooper Kupp caught seven balls for 115 yards and a touchdown, and Darrell Henderson had 90 yards rushing and two TDs. The 7-1 Rams earned their fourth straight win and handed Houston its seventh loss in a row since a season-opening win.

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