American midfielder Fabian Johnson scored his third Bundesliga goal of the season in Hoffenheim's 2-1 loss at home to Bayer Leverkusen.
Goals by Lars Bender in the 15th minute and Daniel Carvajal in the 38th built a 2-0 lead for the visitors before Johnson scored on a shot that deflected off Bernd Leno.
Hoffenheim (3-7-3) is 16th in the 18-team league, while Leverkusen (7-3-3) is fifth.
Elsewhere, Freiburg took the honors in the Baden-Wurttemberg derby against Stuttgart with a 3-0 win at the Dreisamstadion.
Jan Rosenthal gave the hosts the lead in the first half before Pavel Krmas and Max Kruse added two more goals for Christian Streich's men, who moved up to sixth on the back of their fourth game in a row without defeat.
Augsburg was denied its second win of the season as Borussia Monchengladbach left it late to snatch a 1-1 draw in Bavaria.
Sascha Molders put Augsburg in front in the fifth minute and Markus Weinzierl's men seemed to be on course for victory without risking too much, the hosts even going close to adding a second thanks to the enterprising Koo Ja-cheol.
But just when they were preparing to pop the corks in celebration, Patrick Herrmann leveled for Lucien Favre's side.
On Saturday, Bayern Munich thrashed Hannover 5-0 to stay nine points clear of defending champion Borussia Dortmund, which took advantage of Schalke's 1-1 with Eintracht Frankfurt to move second with a 2-1 win at Mainz.
Information from Press Association and The Associated Press was used in this report.