Falcons 24, Buccaneers 23
Matt Ryan threw for 353 yards and overcame two big turnovers to give Atlanta (10-1) a victory over Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla. Ryan teamed with Julio Jones on an 80-yard TD in the third quarter, but the NFC South leaders found themselves trailing 23-17 after the Bucs marched for a TD, then forced a fumble by Ryan to set up a field goal that put the Falcons in catchup mode. Michael Turner’s 1-yard TD run put Atlanta ahead for good with 7:55 left. Connor Barth missed a 56-yard goal for Tampa Bay (6-5) in the closing minutes, and the Bucs’ four-game winning streak ended when Josh Freeman’s desperation pass fell incomplete.
Atl—FG Bryant 31
TB—Martin 1 run (Barth kick)
Atl—Rodgers 5 run (Bryant kick)
TB—FG Barth 22
TB—FG Barth 42
Atl—Jones 80 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick)
TB—Martin 1 run (Barth kick)
TB—FG Barth 48
Atl—Turner 3 run (Bryant kick)
|Total Net Yards||424||326|
|Time of Poss.||29:22||30:38|
RUSHING—Atlanta, Rodgers 10-49, Turner 13-17, Ryan 1-13. Tampa Bay, Martin 21-50.
PASSING—Atlanta, Ryan 26-32-1-353. Tampa Bay, Freeman 19-30-0-256, Williams 1-1-0-28.
RECEIVING—Atlanta, Jones 6-147, Gonzalez 5-62, White 5-57, Snelling 3-33, Turner 3-13, Rodgers 2-30, Douglas 2-11. Tampa Bay, Jackson 5-96, Underwood 5-77, Clark 4-65, Williams 3-28, Martin 2-13, Stocker 1-5.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Atlanta, Bryant 22 (WL), 48 (WR). Tampa Bay, Barth 56 (SH).
Rams 31, Cardinals 17
Janoris Jenkins became the first player in Rams’ history and the first NFL rookie since 1960 to return two interceptions for TDs in the same game and visiting St. Louis (4-6-1) dominated the second half to hand Arizona (4-7) its seventh loss in a row. Arizona rookie Ryan Lindley was intercepted four times in his first NFL start. Sam Bradford had a pair of 37-yard touchdown passes – to Lance Kendricks and Chris Givens – for the Rams, who snapped a five-game winless streak and beat Arizona for the second time this season.
Ari—Wells 1 run (Feely kick)
StL—Jenkins 36 interception return (Zuerlein kick)
Ari—Wells 12 run (Feely kick)
StL—Kendricks 37 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick)
Ari—FG Feely 32
StL—Givens 37 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick)
StL—Jenkins 39 interception return (Zuerlein kick)
StL—FG Zuerlein 19
|Total Net Yards||367||375|
|Time of Poss.||28:09||31:51|
RUSHING—St. Louis, Jackson 24-139, D.Richardson 7-32, Bradford 2-1, Givens 1-1. Arizona, Wells 17-48, Roberts 1-13, Powell 3-11, Lindley 1-1, Stephens-Howling 1-1.
PASSING—St. Louis, Bradford 8-17-1-205, Clemens 0-1-0-0. Arizona, Lindley 31-52-4-312.
RECEIVING—St. Louis, Givens 5-115, Amendola 1-38, Kendricks 1-37, Mulligan 1-15. Arizona, Roberts 9-92, Housler 8-82, Powell 6-63, Floyd 4-35, Fitzgerald 3-31, King 1-9.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—St. Louis, Zuerlein 35 (WL).
Bears 28, Vikings 10
Jay Cutler threw for 188 yards and a touchdown after sitting out a game because of a concussion, and Chicago (8-3) broke it open early for a home victory over Minnesota (6-5) in a game that saw Devin Hester, Matt Forte, Charles Tillman and both starting guards sidelined. The Bears came away with three more takeaways to increase its total from a league-leading 30 entering the game to 33.
Min—FG Walsh 40
Chi—Bush 1 run (Gould kick)
Chi—FG Gould 47
Chi—Bush 1 run (Podlesh run)
Chi—Spaeth 13 pass from Cutler (Gould kick)
Min—Rudolph 2 pass from Ponder (Walsh kick)
Chi—FG Gould 46
|Total Net Yards||258||296|
|Time of Poss.||22:30||37:30|
RUSHING—Minnesota, Peterson 18-108, Ponder 2-6. Chicago, Bush 21-60, Forte 14-42, Cutler 3-9, Allen 1-2.
PASSING—Minnesota, Ponder 22-43-1-159. Chicago, Cutler 23-31-1-188.
RECEIVING—Minnesota, Wright 7-49, Peterson 6-30, Rudolph 5-55, Jenkins 2-17, Carlson 1-7, Simpson 1-1. Chicago, Marshall 12-92, Bennett 4-45, Forte 2-4, Davis 1-15, Spaeth 1-13, Rodriguez 1-11, Weems 1-9, Bush 1-(minus 1).
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Minnesota, Walsh 30 (BK). Chicago, Gould 39 (BK).
Ravens 16, Chargers 13 (OT)
Justin Tucker kicked a 38-yard field with 1:07 left in overtime to complete a stunning comeback for visiting Baltimore, which beat San Diego. The Chargers led 13-3 on Nick Novak’s 30-yard field goal with 7:51 to go in regulation and seemed headed for its first win against a team with a winning record this season. But the Ravens converted on fourth-and-29 from their 37. Six plays later, Tucker kicked a 38-yard field goal to tie the game as regulation expired. San Diego punted on both of its overtime possessions. Chargers’ QB Philip Rivers was turnover-free for just the third time in 11 games.
SD—Floyd 21 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)
SD—FG Novak 47
Bal—FG Tucker 43
SD—FG Novak 30
Bal—Pitta 4 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick)
Bal—FG Tucker 38
Bal—FG Tucker 38
|Total Net Yards||443||280|
|Time of Poss.||39:02||34:51|
RUSHING—Baltimore, Rice 22-97, Pierce 9-34, Flacco 4-(minus 4). San Diego, Mathews 19-72, Brown 2-17, Battle 2-2.
PASSING—Baltimore, Flacco 30-51-0-355. San Diego, Rivers 23-36-0-228.
RECEIVING—Baltimore, Rice 8-67, T.Smith 7-144, Pitta 6-42, J.Jones 5-50, Boldin 2-42, Doss 1-9, Leach 1-1. San Diego, Alexander 5-74, Floyd 4-65, Brown 4-22, Mathews 3-16, Ajirotutu 2-17, Gates 2-13, McMichael 2-11, Battle 1-10.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Broncos 17, Chiefs 9
Peyton Manning threw for 285 yards and two TDs, and Denver (8-3) rallied to beat the woeful Chiefs (1-10) in Kansas City, Mo., for its sixth straight win. Manning hit tight end Jacob Tamme late in the first half and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas in the third quarter, and that was more than enough to overcome three field goals by the Chiefs’ Ryan Succop. Jamaal Charles ran for 107 yards for the Chiefs, who failed again to punch the ball into the end zone. They still haven’t scored a TD since the first quarter against Pittsburgh on Nov. 12, a span of more than 11 quarters and 173 minutes.
KC—FG Succop 34
KC—FG Succop 22
Den—Tamme 7 pass from Manning (Prater kick)
KC—FG Succop 49
Den—D.Thomas 30 pass from Manning (Prater kick)
Den—FG Prater 34
|Total Net Yards||368||264|
|Time of Poss.||28:17||31:43|
RUSHING—Denver, Moreno 20-85, Hillman 3-9, Manning 1-1. Kansas City, Charles 23-107, McCluster 2-23, Draughn 2-13, Hillis 2-5, Copper 1-1, Quinn 1-(minus 1).
PASSING—Denver, Manning 22-37-1-285. Kansas City, Quinn 13-25-1-126, Hillis 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—Denver, D.Thomas 4-82, Decker 4-64, Stokley 4-62, Tamme 4-48, Moreno 4-26, Dreessen 2-3. Kansas City, Bowe 4-41, McCluster 4-21, Moeaki 2-40, Copper 2-14, Newsome 1-10.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Denver, Prater 47 (WR), 33 (WL).
Browns 20, Steelers 14
Chris Rainey’s fumble with 2:25 left – Pittsburgh’s seventh turnover – was recovered by Cleveland’s Phil Taylor and the Browns (3-8) handed their hated rivals a loss on the road. Charlie Batch, forced to start at quarterback for the Steelers (6-5) because of injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich, was picked off three times and Pittsburgh lost four fumbles, the last on the final play of the game to help the Browns beat Pittsburgh for just the second time in 18 games. Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden sustained a head injury in the final minutes. Backup Colt McCoy finished the win.
Pit—Timmons 53 interception return (Suisham kick)
Cle—FG Dawson 28
Cle—J.Cameron 5 pass from Weeden (Dawson kick)
Cle—FG Dawson 32
Pit—Rainey 1 run (Suisham kick)
Cle—Richardson 15 run (Dawson kick)
|Total Net Yards||242||238|
|Time of Poss.||26:30||33:30|
RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Dwyer 9-19, Rainey 5-17, Redman 2-7, Mendenhall 4-6. Cleveland, Richardson 29-85, Hardesty 2-14, Weeden 2-8, Benjamin 1-1.
PASSING—Pittsburgh, Batch 20-34-3-199. Cleveland, Weeden 17-26-1-158.
RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, Miller 6-63, Sanders 5-75, Rainey 4-15, Dwyer 2-9, Redman 1-15, W.Johnson 1-13, Wallace 1-9. Cleveland, Gordon 4-60, Richardson 4-27, Massaquoi 3-27, Watson 3-26, J.Cameron 2-12, Little 1-6.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Colts 20, Bills 13
Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton returned a punt 75 yards for one touchdown and caught an 8-yard pass from Andrew Luck in the third quarter to lead Indianapolis (7-4) past visiting Buffalo (4-7). Offensively, the Colts were sluggish. Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck finished 20 of 37 for 240 yards with one touchdown and one interception. And defensively, they couldn’t quite keep the Bills at arm’s length. C.J. Spiller ran 14 times for 107 yards to lead Buffalo.
Ind—Hilton 75 punt return (Vinatieri kick)
Buf—FG Lindell 33
Ind—FG Vinatieri 25
Buf—FG Lindell 31
Ind—FG Vinatieri 19
Ind—Hilton 8 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick)
Buf—L.Smith 1 pass from Fitzpatrick (Lindell kick)
|Total Net Yards||304||312|
|Time of Poss.||28:22||31:38|
RUSHING—Buffalo, Spiller 14-107, F.Jackson 6-16, Fitzpatrick 3-12. Indianapolis, Ballard 13-41, D.Brown 10-26, Luck 6-20.
PASSING—Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 17-33-1-180. Indianapolis, Luck 20-37-1-240.
RECEIVING—Buffalo, St.Johnson 6-106, Jones 4-19, Chandler 2-26, Graham 2-24, F.Jackson 1-8, L.Smith 1-1, Spiller 1-(minus 4). Indianapolis, Wayne 8-102, Allen 3-36, Hilton 3-33, Avery 3-31, D.Brown 1-23, Brazill 1-11, Saunders 1-4.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Bengals 24, Raiders 10
Carson Palmer had a horrid homecoming. Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes, taking advantage of Oakland’s dreadful defense, and Cincinnati showed their former franchise quarterback that they’ve moved on without him, beating the Raiders at home. BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 129 yards and a touchdown against Oakland. He had runs of 48 and 39 yards to set up scores.
Cin—Green-Ellis 1 run (Nugent kick)
Cin—Sanu 2 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick)
Cin—Sanu 5 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick)
Cin—FG Nugent 55
Oak—FG Janikowski 55
Oak—Moore 20 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick)
Cin—FG Nugent 20
Cin—Gresham 7 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick)
|Total Net Yards||218||415|
|Time of Poss.||29:14||30:46|
RUSHING—Oakland, Reece 15-74, Stewart 7-26, Schmitt 1-(minus 1). Cincinnati, Green-Ellis 19-129, Peerman 8-61, Green 2-21, Dalton 4-5, Sanu 1-5.
PASSING—Oakland, Palmer 19-34-1-146. Cincinnati, Dalton 16-30-0-210.
RECEIVING—Oakland, Stewart 6-37, Myers 5-37, Reece 4-29, Criner 3-23, Moore 1-20. Cincinnati, Sanu 5-29, Gresham 4-41, Green 3-111, Charles 2-14, Green-Ellis 1-9, Tate 1-6.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Cincinnati, Nugent 48 (WR).
Jaguars 24, Titans 19
Chad Henne threw two touchdown passes, sparking the NFL’s worst offense for the second consecutive week, and the Jaguars (2-9) beat Tennessee (4-7) in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jaguars snapped a seven-game losing streak. Making his first start in more than 13 months, Henne found Cecil Shorts III on a 59-yard touchdown play in the third quarter and hooked up with rookie Justin Blackmon for a 7-yard score in the fourth.
Ten—FG Bironas 38
Jac—Jennings 1 run (Scobee kick)
Ten—FG Bironas 40
Jac—Shorts 59 pass from Henne (Scobee kick)
Ten—FG Bironas 39
Ten—FG Bironas 33
Jac—Blackmon 7 pass from Henne (Scobee kick)
Ten—Britt 6 pass from Locker (Bironas kick)
Jac—FG Scobee 41
|Total Net Yards||360||321|
|Time of Poss.||30:37||29:23|
RUSHING—Tennessee, C.Johnson 21-80, Locker 5-21, Reynaud 2-5, Wright 1-4. Jacksonville, Parmele 8-45, Jennings 16-43, Blackmon 1-12, Henne 2-0.
PASSING—Tennessee, Locker 23-40-2-261. Jacksonville, Henne 17-26-1-261.
RECEIVING—Tennessee, Cook 6-47, Wright 5-48, Washington 4-54, Britt 3-25, Williams 2-46, C.Johnson 2-29, Stevens 1-12. Jacksonville, Blackmon 5-62, Shorts 4-105, Lewis 4-56, Shipley 1-24, Parmele 1-7, Ta’ufo’ou 1-5, Jennings 1-2.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Tennessee, Bironas 42 (WL).