Broncos 16, Chargers 13 (OT)
Matt Prater kicked a 37-yard field goal with 29 seconds left in overtime to lift Tim Tebow and Denver to a victory at San Diego, which has lost six straight games for the first time in 10 years. Tebow, now 5-1 as the Broncos’ starter, led Denver from its 43 after San Diego’s Nick Novak was wide right on a 53-yard field goal attempt with 2:31 left in overtime.
SD—FG Novak 53.
SD—Gates 6 pass from Rivers (Novak kick).
Den—Decker 18 pass from Tebow (Prater kick.
SD—FG Novak 25.
Den—FG Prater 41.
Den—FG Prater 24.
Den—FG Prater 37.
|Total Net Yards||349||344|
|Time of Possession||37:08||37:23|
RUSHING—Denver, McGahee 23-117, Tebow 22-67, Ball 4-19, Larsen 1-4, Royal 1-1. San Diego, Mathews 22-137, Tolbert 11-44, Hester 1-2, Brinkley 1-1, Rivers 1-1.
PASSING—Denver, Tebow 9-18-0-143. San Diego, Rivers 19-36-0-188.
RECEIVING—Denver, Decker 3-65, J.Johnson 2-24, Willis 2-12, Rosario 1-23, Fells 1-19. San Diego, Gates 6-49, V.Brown 3-50, Tolbert 3-19, Jackson 2-25, McMichael 2-24, Crayton 1-11, Brinkley 1-5, Mathews 1-5.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—San Diego, Novak 48 (WR), 53 (WR).
Cardinals 23, Rams 20
Patrick Peterson tied the NFL record with his fourth punt return for a touchdown this season, Beanie Wells set a franchise mark with 228 yards rushing, and Arizona won its seventh in a row at St. Louis. Wells averaged 8.4 yards per carry on a career day that included gains of 71 and 53 yards. The latter set up Jay Feely’s go-ahead 22-yard field goal with 4:12 remaining.
StL—N.Miller 88 punt return (Jo.Brown kick).
Ari—FG Feely 29.
StL—FG Jo.Brown 35.
Ari—FG Feely 37.
Ari—Wells 7 run (Feely kick).
Ari—Peterson 80 punt return (Feely kick).
StL—FG Jo.Brown 48.
StL—Lloyd 16 pass from Bradford (Jo.Brown kick).
Ari—FG Feely 22.
|Total Net Yards||374||272|
|Time of Possession||33:59||26:01|
RUSHING—Arizona, Wells 27-228, Skelton 3-18, Smith 3-12, Stephens-Howling 2-9, Taylor 2-1, Peterson 1-0. St. Louis, S.Jackson 17-64, Norwood 5-22.
PASSING—Arizona, Skelton 12-23-2-114. St. Louis, Bradford 17-31-0-203, Lloyd 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—Arizona, Fitzgerald 3-55, King 2-17, Roberts 2-14, Taylor 2-(minus 4), Doucet 1-14, Stephens-Howling 1-14, Sherman 1-4. St. Louis, Lloyd 5-74, Pettis 3-45, Kendricks 3-37, S.Jackson 3-14, B.Gibson 2-30, Spach 1-3.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—St. Louis, Jo.Brown 50 (WR).
Titans 23, Buccaneers 17
Chris Johnson ran for a season-high 190 yards, and Matt Hasselbeck threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Damian Williams on fourth-and-2 with 3:01 left as Tennessee beat Tampa Bay in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans forced five turnovers and overcame four turnovers of their own. The Bucs outscored them 14-3 off mistakes even though Tennessee got the ball three times on Tampa Bay’s side of the field.
TB—FG Barth 43.
Ten—Campbell 84 kickoff return (Bironas kick).
Ten—FG Bironas 31.
TB—Williams 3 pass from Freeman (Barth kick).
TB—Talib 27 interception return (Barth kick).
Ten—FG Bironas 52 .
Ten—Williams 2 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick).
Ten—FG Bironas 38.
|Total Net Yards||308||352|
|Time of Possession||26:37||33:23|
RUSHING—Tampa Bay, Blount 20-103, Freeman 3-10, J.Johnson 1-6, Lumpkin 1-3. Tennessee, Johnson 23-190, Ringer 9-12, Hall 1-2, Hasselbeck 2-(minus 2).
PASSING—Tampa Bay, Freeman 18-33-1-199. Tennessee, Hasselbeck 19-34-2-160.
RECEIVING—Tampa Bay, Williams 6-84, Winslow 5-52, Blount 3-56, Lumpkin 3-10, Benn 1-(minus 3). Tennessee, L.Hawkins 5-51, Ringer 4-6, Cook 3-38, Williams 3-33, Washington 1-12, Hall 1-10, Amano 1-7, Johnson 1-3.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Tennessee, Bironas 42 (WR).
Bengals 23, Browns 20
A.J. Green made a leaping catch for a 51-yard gain in the final minute, setting up a field goal that rallied Cincinnati to a victory over visiting Cleveland. The surprising Bengals stayed right behind Baltimore and Pittsburgh in the AFC North with another second-half comeback forged by their rookie big-play combination.
Cle—Norwood 24 pass from McCoy (Dawson kick).
Cin—Benson 16 run (Nugent kick).
Cle—FG Dawson 32.
Cle—Little 3 pass from McCoy (Dawson kick).
Cin—FG Nugent 23.
Cle—FG Dawson 54.
Cin—Gresham 22 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick).
Cin—FG Nugent 40.
Cin—FG Nugent 26.
|Total Net Yards||274||389|
|Time of Possession||28:26||31:34|
RUSHING—Cleveland, Hillis 19-65, McCoy 6-38, Ogbonnaya 3-16, Little 1-13, Cribbs 1-2. Cincinnati, Benson 21-106, Dalton 6-23, Leonard 1-2, Scott 4-1.
PASSING—Cleveland, McCoy 16-34-1-151. Cincinnati, Dalton 21-31-0-270.
RECEIVING—Cleveland, Little 5-57, Norwood 4-69, Watson 2-14, Hillis 2-(minus 4), Cribbs 1-8, Ogbonnaya 1-4, Moore 1-3. Cincinnati, Gresham 5-68, Benson 4-24, Green 3-110, Caldwell 3-24, Hawkins 2-27, Simpson 2-15, Scott 2-2.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Cleveland, Dawson 55 (SH).
Jets 28, Bills 24
Mark Sanchez threw four touchdown passes, including the winning score to Santonio Holmes with just more than a minute remaining, as the New York Jets kept pace in the AFC playoff race with a comeback victory over Buffalo in East Rutherford, N.J. With the Jets trailing 24-21 and facing a third-and-11 from the Bills 36, Sanchez connected with Plaxico Burress, who made an impressive one-handed grab for the first down. Sanchez quickly ran a quarterback sneak and then, on the next play, rolled out to his right to buy some time and found Holmes alone in the right corner of the end zone to give the Jets the lead with 1:01 left.
Buf—Nelson 8 pass from Fitzpatrick (Rayner kick).
NYJ—Keller 3 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick).
Buf—St.Johnson 5 pass from Fitzpatrick (Rayner kick).
NYJ—Burress 14 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick).
NYJ—Keller 18 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick).
Buf—B.Smith 36 pass from Fitzpatrick (Rayner kick).
Buf—FG Rayner 53.
NYJ—Holmes 16 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick).
|Total Net Yards||336||318|
|Time of Possession||36:11||23:49|
RUSHING—Buffalo, Spiller 19-55, Fitzpatrick 5-34, B.Smith 1-3, J.White 1-2, Choice 2-(minus 8). N.Y. Jets, Greene 13-78, Holmes 2-28, McKnight 4-21, Conner 2-6, Sanchez 2-5.
PASSING—Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 26-39-0-264. N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 17-35-1-180.
RECEIVING—Buffalo, St.Johnson 8-75, Chandler 6-50, Nelson 5-47, B.Smith 4-77, Spiller 3-15. N.Y. Jets, Keller 4-61, Burress 4-54, McKnight 3-19, Greene 3-12, Holmes 2-22, P.Turner 1-12.
Texans 20, Jaguars 13
Matt Leinart injured his throwing shoulder, overshadowing Houston’s victory at Jacksonville, Fla. Arian Foster ran for 65 yards and a score, Leinart delivered a perfect touchdown pass to Joel Dreessen before leaving the game and the Texans sacked Blaine Gabbert six times. It was good enough for their fifth consecutive win, which moved Houston a little closer to clinching the AFC South.
Jac—Youboty 38 fumble return (Scobee kick).
Hou—Foster 1 run (Rackers kick).
Jac—FG Scobee 21.
Hou—Dreessen 20 pass from Leinart (Rackers kick).
Hou—FG Rackers 53.
Hou—FG Rackers 33.
Jac—FG Scobee 35.
|Total Net Yards||215||255|
|Time of Possession||28:21||31:39|
RUSHING—Houston, Foster 22-65, Tate 5-26, Yates 4-(minus 3). Jacksonville, Jones-Drew 18-99, McCown 1-9, Gabbert 1-1, Karim 2-(minus 2), Owens 2-(minus 2).
PASSING—Houston, Yates 8-15-0-70, Leinart 10-13-0-57. Jacksonville, Gabbert 13-29-1-136, McCown 7-11-0-62.
RECEIVING—Houston, Foster 7-24, Daniels 4-31, A.Johnson 2-22, Walter 2-15, Dreessen 1-20, Jones 1-10, Casey 1-5. Jacksonville, Jones-Drew 4-67, Lewis 4-47, Dillard 3-30, Hill 3-12, Thomas 2-11, Karim 2-0, Shorts 1-25, Owens 1-6.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Jacksonville, Scobee 55 (WR).
Panthers 27, Colts 19
Cam Newton threw for 208 yards and ran for one score and DeAngelo Williams scored twice to help visiting Carolina hold off winless Indianapolis. The Panthers ended a 12-game road losing streak by winning outside Charlotte, N.C., for the first time since Dec. 27, 2009 when they beat the Giants in New York. Newton was 20 of 27 and carried nine times for 53 yards. Williams ran 15 times for 69 yards including the game-sealing score – a 2-yard TD run with 10:23 left in the game.
Car—FG Mare 40.
Car—Newton 14 run (Mare kick).
Ind—D.Brown 17 run (Vinatieri kick).
Ind—FG Vinatieri 43.
Car—D.Williams 25 run (Mare kick).
Ind—FG Vinatieri 31.
Car—D.Williams 2 run (Mare kick).
Ind—Wayne 56 pass from Painter (pass failed).
Car—FG Mare 41.
|Total Net Yards||377||323|
|Time of Possession||36:17||23:43|
RUSHING—Carolina, Stewart 10-70, D.Williams 15-69, Newton 9-53, Smith 1-9. Indianapolis, D.Brown 14-80, Addai 7-23, Garcon 2-2.
PASSING—Carolina, Newton 20-27-0-208. Indianapolis, Painter 15-29-2-226.
RECEIVING—Carolina, LaFell 5-46, Smith 3-68, Shockey 3-41, Olsen 3-24, Naanee 3-17, Stewart 3-12. Indianapolis, Wayne 5-122, Garcon 3-34, Collie 3-28, Tamme 2-20, D.Brown 1-17, Mahaffey 1-5.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Carolina, Mare 45 (BK).
Falcons 24, Vikings 14
Matt Ryan tossed three touchdown passes and Atlanta held on again, beating visiting Minnesota. The Falcons were up 17-0 at halftime after allowing just 97 yards. Toby Gerhart, filling in for injured Adrian Peterson, scored from the 1 late in the third quarter. Then, Christian Ponder went to Percy Harvin for a 39-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-13 to make it 17-14. But Ryan responded with a 3-yard scoring pass to backup Michael Palmer.
Atl—Douglas 27 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick).
Atl—White 6 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick).
Atl—FG Bryant 37.
Min—Gerhart 1 run (Longwell kick).
Min—Harvin 39 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick).
Atl—Palmer 3 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick).
|Total Net Yards||226||335|
|Time of Possession||25:21||34:39|
RUSHING—Minnesota, Gerhart 17-44, Harvin 5-11, Ponder 2-9. Atlanta, Turner 19-60, Rodgers 3-19, Snelling 3-7, Ryan 4-3.
PASSING—Minnesota, Ponder 17-25-0-186. Atlanta, Ryan 27-34-0-262.
RECEIVING—Minnesota, Harvin 8-95, Shiancoe 3-24, Jenkins 2-25, Gerhart 2-19, Aromashodu 1-18, Reisner 1-5. Atlanta, White 10-120, Gonzalez 9-69, Douglas 2-45, Rodgers 2-12, Palmer 2-8, Snelling 1-4, Turner 1-4.
Raiders 25, Bears 20
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a team-record six field goals and Oakland took advantage of three interceptions from Chicago’s fill-in starter Caleb Hanie to beat the visiting Bears. Carson Palmer threw for 301 yards and Michael Bush iced the game with a touchdown run in the fourth quarter to lead the Raiders to their third straight win against a Bears team missing starting quarterback Jay Cutler.
Oak—FG Janikowski 40.
Oak—FG Janikowski 47.
Chi—Knox 29 pass from Hanie (Gould kick).
Oak—FG Janikowski 42.
Oak—FG Janikowski 19.
Oak—FG Janikowski 37.
Oak—FG Janikowski 44.
Chi—FG Gould 50.
Chi—FG Gould 53.
Oak—Bush 3 run (Janikowski kick).
Chi—K.Davis 9 pass from Hanie (Gould kick).
|Total Net Yards||401||341|
|Time of Possession||29:58||30:02|
RUSHING—Chicago, Barber 10-63, Forte 12-59, Hanie 5-50. Oakland, Bush 24-69, Cartwright 1-4, Reece 2-0.
PASSING—Chicago, Hanie 18-36-3-254. Oakland, Palmer 21-37-1-301.
RECEIVING—Chicago, Forte 6-25, Knox 4-145, R.Williams 3-37, K.Davis 2-25, Spaeth 1-9, Hurd 1-8, Bennett 1-5. Oakland, Reece 5-92, Schilens 4-58, Heyward-Bey 4-42, Bush 4-24, Murphy 2-53, Myers 1-24, Boss 1-8.
Patriots 38, Eagles 20
Tom Brady threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns and New England won at Philadelphia in a rematch of the 2005 Super Bowl. Filling in for the injured Michael Vick for the second straight game, Vince Young couldn’t keep the Eagles’ fading playoff hopes alive despite a career-best 400 yards passing.
Phi—McCoy 2 run (Henery kick).
Phi—FG Henery 43.
NE—Green-Ellis 4 run (Gostkowski kick).
NE—Green-Ellis 1 run (Gostkowski kick).
NE—Welker 41 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick).
Phi—FG Henery 22.
NE—FG Gostkowski 45.
NE—Welker 9 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick).
NE—Gronkowski 24 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick).
Phi—Avant 1 pass from Young (Henery kick).
|Total Net Yards||457||466|
|Time of Possession||32:43||27:17|
RUSHING—New England, Green-Ellis 14-44, Brady 5-28, Woodhead 4-20, Vereen 7-18, Ridley 4-4, Hoyer 1-(minus 1), Welker 1-(minus 9). Philadelphia, Young 6-40, McCoy 10-31, Hall 1-2.
PASSING—New England, Brady 24-34-0-361. Philadelphia, Young 26-48-1-400.
RECEIVING—New England, Welker 8-115, Branch 6-125, Hernandez 6-62, Gronkowski 4-59. Philadelphia, Avant 8-110, Celek 5-75, D.Jackson 4-73, McCoy 4-30, Cooper 3-71, Harbor 1-25, Hall 1-16.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—New England, Gostkowski 39 (WR).
Steelers 13, Chiefs 9
Ben Roethlisberger threw a short touchdown pass to Weslye Saunders and Pittsburgh took advantage of four turnovers by Tyler Palko to beat Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo. Playing with a broken thumb on his throwing hand, Roethlisberger was 21 of 31 for 193 yards and an interception for the Steelers.
KC—FG Succop 41.
Pit—FG Suisham 21.
Pit—Saunders 2 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick).
KC—FG Succop 49.
Pit—FG Suisham 49.
KC—FG Succop 40.
|Total Net Yards||290||252|
|Time of Possession||33:30||26:30|
RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 17-57, Redman 3-22, Moore 2-16, Roethlisberger 4-8, A.Brown 2-5. Kansas City, Jones 13-37, McCluster 9-28, Battle 9-20, Arenas 2-5, Palko 1-0.
PASSING—Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 21-31-1-193. Kansas City, Palko 18-28-3-167.
RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, A.Brown 4-81, Ward 4-21, Moore 3-9, Sanders 2-25, Wallace 2-17, Mendenhall 2-10, Redman 2-8, Miller 1-20, Saunders 1-2. Kansas City, Bowe 7-69, Breaston 4-44, Baldwin 2-26, McCluster 2-11, Pope 1-9, Jones 1-7, Maneri 1-1.