Brady steers Bucs to NFL win at Dallas

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Tom Brady and Mike Evans connected on a punctuating touchdown, Leonard Fournette ran for 127 yards, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominated the Cowboys 19-3 on NFL opening night for both in Texas.

Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott's season opener finished early, suffering an injury while throwing during the fourth quarter.

"It's a significant hand injury and we will know more in the morning," Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said.

"Once we get all the facts, we'll get that to you."

Brady was in control throughout the first start for a 45-year-old quarterback in NFL history. The seven-time Super Bowl champion, who improved to 7-0 against the Cowboys, was 18 of 27 for 212 yards.

Dallas and Bucs had the top two offences last season, but only one showed up this time at AT&T Stadium.

The Cowboys kicked a field goal on their first possession, but didn't score again while finishing with their second-fewest points in an opener.

Plenty of drama elsewhere on Sunday with Chris Boswell kicking a 53-yard field goal as time expired in overtime and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.

Joe Burrow rallied the hosts, who lost last season's Super Bowl to the Los Angeles Rams, from a 17-6 halftime deficit. His six-yard touchdown pass to Ja'Marr Chase tied it with two seconds left in regulation, but the game went to overtime after Evan McPherson's point-after attempt was blocked.

Burrow threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns, but he had a career-worst four interceptions and seven sacks.

"That was pretty crazy -- the back-and-forth nature," Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky said.

"We battled, we stuck together. We have a lot to clean up, but we found a way in the end. Winning is fun."

Kansas City's star QB Patrick Mahomes threw for 360 yards and five touchdowns, lifting the Chiefs to an impressive 44-21 win over the Cardinals in Arizona.

The 2018 MVP converted three TD passes on Kansas City's first three drives and completed 30 of 39 attempts.

In Atlanta, Wil Lutz kicked a 51-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to overcome a 16-point New Orleans Saints deficit to beat the Falcons 27-26.

Cade York slotted a go-ahead 58-yard field goal with eight seconds left and the Cleveland Browns defeated the Carolina Panthers 26-24 in Charlotte.

The Texans and Indianapolis couldn't be separated in Houston.

Matt Ryan, playing his first game for Indy after 14 seasons with Atlanta, finished with 352 yards passing and a touchdown to force overtime, but neither team could score and it finished 20 apiece.

Elsewhere, the New York Giants held on for a 21-20 win at the Tennessee Titans and the Philadelphia Eagles snuck home 38-35 against the Lions in Detroit.

There were also opening victories for the Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Commanders, Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears.

With Reuters.