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Buccaneers linebacker Jonathan Casillas gets a hand on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the fourth quarter of Tampa Bay’s 24-21 victory in Detroit. (Associated Press)
Buccaneers linebacker Jonathan Casillas gets a hand on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the fourth quarter of Tampa Bay’s 24-21 victory in Detroit. (Associated Press)

Vikings 26, Packers 26

Backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw for 218 yards to help the Packers storm back from a 16-point deficit for a tie as visiting Minnesota and Green Bay could only muster field goals in overtime Sunday. Mason Crosby hit from 20 yards at 10:28 of the extra period and Blair Walsh connected from 35 with 3:54 left. Greg Jennings, playing his first game at Lambeau Field as a member of the Vikings, dropped a third-down pass with 2:11 left. The Packers also stumbled on their next possession. One last chance for the Vikings went nowhere with 1 second left, and the tie was the first in the NFL since the Rams and 49ers ended 24-24 on Nov. 11, 2012.

Minnesota 3 10 7 3 3 26
Green Bay 7 0 0 16 3 26

GB—Tolzien 6 run (Crosby kick)

Min—FG Walsh 36

Min—FG Walsh 47

Min—Peterson 1 run (Walsh kick)

Min—Ellison 12 pass from Ponder (Walsh kick)

Min—FG Walsh 29

GB—Lacy 3 run (pass failed)

GB—Boykin 6 pass from Flynn (Crosby kick)

GB—FG Crosby 27

Overtime

GB—FG Crosby 20

Min—FG Walsh 35

A—77,871.

Min GB
First downs 28 30
Total Net Yards 447 494
Rushes-yards 43-232 34-196
Passing 215 298
Punt Returns 2-0 3-8
Kickoff Returns 5-143 3-63
Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 21-30-0 28-53-0
Sacked-Yrds Lost 6-18 2-18
Punts 6-42.8 8-40.8
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0
Penalties-Yards 5-53 7-50
Time of Poss. 40:33 34:27

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Minnesota, Peterson 32-146, Gerhart 8-91, Ponder 3-(minus 5). Green Bay, Lacy 25-110, Starks 3-37, Tolzien 2-25, Flynn 4-24.

PASSING—Minnesota, Ponder 21-30-0-233. Green Bay, Flynn 21-36-0-218, Tolzien 7-17-0-98.

RECEIVING—Minnesota, Patterson 8-54, Carlson 3-36, Simpson 2-54, Jennings 2-29, Ellison 2-26, Ford 1-20, Felton 1-7, Gerhart 1-5, Peterson 1-2. Green Bay, J.Jones 7-80, Lacy 6-48, Boykin 5-60, Nelson 4-58, Kuhn 2-29, Quarless 2-22, Bostick 1-24, Starks 1-(minus 5).

MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Jaguars 13, Texans 6

Maurice Jones-Drew ran for a season-high 84 yards and a touchdown and visiting Jacksonville extended Houston’s losing streak to a franchise-record nine games. The two-time AFC South champions haven’t won since Sept. 15. Case Keenum had the worst performance in his five starts for the Texans, throwing for just 169 yards with an interception. Houston was driving late when rookie Ryan Davis grabbed a one-handed interception off a deflection by Keshawn Martin to seal the win.

Jacksonville 7 3 0 3 13
Houston 0 3 3 0 6

Jax—Jones-Drew 1 run (Scobee kick)

Jax—FG Scobee 30

Hou—FG Bullock 49

Hou—FG Bullock 20

Jax—FG Scobee 53

A—71,659.

Jax Hou
First downs 16 11
Total Net Yards 333 218
Rushes-yards 28-118 21-77
Passing 215 141
Punt Returns 3-14 3-19
Kickoff Returns 1-27 3-60
Interceptions Ret. 1-8 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 23-33-0 18-34-1
Sacked-Yrds Lost 4-24 2-28
Punts 6-43.2 7-44.9
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 7-63 2-22
Time of Poss. 33:41 26:19

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Jacksonville, Jones-Drew 14-84, Todman 11-31, Henne 3-3. Houston, D.Johnson 13-74, Keenum 1-2, Tate 7-1.

PASSING—Jacksonville, Henne 23-32-0-239, Robinson 0-1-0-0. Houston, Keenum 18-34-1-169.

RECEIVING—Jacksonville, Shorts III 8-71, Jones-Drew 6-60, Sanders 4-61, Lewis 1-18, Forsett 1-9, Harbor 1-8, Taylor 1-7, Todman 1-5. Houston, Graham 5-32, Tate 5-26, A.Johnson 2-36, D.Johnson 2-13, Griffin 1-37, Martin 1-12, Hopkins 1-8, Posey 1-5.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Jacksonville, Scobee 49 (BK).

Chargers 41, Chiefs 38

Philip Rivers threw for 392 yards and three touchdowns, the final one a 26-yarder to Seyi Ajirotutu with 24 seconds remaining, to give visiting San Diego a victory over Kansas City, ending the Chargers’ three-game losing streak. The Chiefs had taken the lead when Alex Smith hit Dwayne Bowe in tight coverage for a go-ahead score with 1:22 left. But the Chargers still had two timeouts, and they used both of them to quickly move downfield. Ajirotutu’s TD was just his third catch of the season. It also represented the eighth and final lead change in the game. Smith threw for 292 yards and three TDs.

San Diego 3 7 14 17 41
Kansas City 7 7 14 10 38

SD—FG Novak 30

KC—Avery 32 pass from A.Smith (Succop kick)

KC—Charles 7 run (Succop kick)

SD—Woodhead 11 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)

SD—Mathews 1 run (Novak kick)

KC—Charles 1 run (Succop kick)

SD—Woodhead 3 run (Novak kick)

KC—Fasano 4 pass from A.Smith (Succop kick)

SD—FG Novak 30

KC—FG Succop 25

SD—Green 60 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)

KC—Bowe 5 pass from A.Smith (Succop kick)

SD—Ajirotutu 26 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)

A—75,259.

SD KC
First downs 24 26
Total Net Yards 491 395
Rushes-yards 27-104 18-114
Passing 387 281
Punt Returns 1-5 4-34
Kickoff Returns 5-137 8-199
Interceptions Ret. 1-17 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 27-39-0 26-38-1
Sacked-Yrds Lost 1-5 3-13
Punts 5-40.0 4-44.5
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards 9-97 7-62
Time of Poss. 30:57 29:03

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—San Diego, Mathews 14-55, Woodhead 6-25, R.Brown 6-23, Rivers 1-1. Kansas City, Charles 14-115, Davis 1-3, McCluster 1-(minus 1), A.Smith 2-(minus 3).

PASSING—San Diego, Rivers 27-39-0-392. Kansas City, A.Smith 26-38-1-294.

RECEIVING—San Diego, Allen 9-124, Royal 4-87, Woodhead 4-45, Green 3-80, Gates 3-21, Mathews 2-10, Ajirotutu 1-26, R.Brown 1-(minus 1). Kansas City, McCluster 7-59, Bowe 5-51, Avery 4-91, Charles 4-42, Fasano 4-21, Jenkins 1-22, Sherman 1-8.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Rams 42, Bears 21

Tavon Austin’s 65-yard touchdown run – his fourth straight from beyond midfield – jump- started a 21-point first quarter and the St. Louis defense made some big plays, too, in a victory over visiting Chicago. Late scores by rookie backup running back Benny Cunningham and defensive end Robert Quinn helped finish off the Bears, who remained tied for the NFC North lead. Josh McCown passed for 352 yards and two TDs with an interception for Chicago.

Chicago 7 7 0 7 21
St. Louis 21 3 3 15 42

StL—Austin 65 run (Zuerlein kick)

StL—Stacy 1 run (Zuerlein kick)

Chi—M.Bennett 7 pass from McCown (Gould kick)

StL—Cook 6 pass from Clemens (Zuerlein kick)

Chi—Marshall 3 pass from McCown (Gould kick)

StL—FG Zuerlein 29

StL—FG Zuerlein 40

Chi—Bush 1 run (Gould kick)

StL—Cunningham 9 run (Pead pass from Clemens)

StL—R.Quinn 31 fumble return (Zuerlein kick)

A—66,024.

Chi StL
First downs 30 20
Total Net Yards 424 406
Rushes-yards 26-80 29-258
Passing 344 148
Punt Returns 1-0 1-1
Kickoff Returns 4-90 1-24
Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-0
Comp-Att-Int 36-47-1 10-22-0
Sacked-Yrds Lost 1-8 2-19
Punts 3-40.3 2-48.5
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 0-0
Penalties-Yards 10-84 6-39
Time of Poss. 36:09 23:51

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Chicago, Forte 16-77, McCown 2-4, Jeffery 1-4, Bush 7-(minus 5). St. Louis, Cunningham 13-109, Stacy 12-87, Austin 1-65, Clemens 3-(minus 3).

PASSING—Chicago, McCown 36-47-1-352. St. Louis, Clemens 10-22-0-167.

RECEIVING—Chicago, Marshall 10-117, E.Bennett 8-58, Forte 7-40, M.Bennett 4-62, Jeffery 4-42, Fiammetta 2-23, Bush 1-10. St. Louis, Cook 4-80, Austin 2-39, Quick 2-19, Bailey 1-19, Stacy 1-10.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Steelers 27, Browns 11

Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes and beat Cleveland again as visiting Pittsburgh moved back into the playoff picture with a victory. Roethlisberger connected on a 41-yard TD pass to Antonio Brown in the first half, and hit Emmanuel Sanders on a 4-yarder in the third quarter for the Steelers, who have turned their season around following a 0-4 start. Roethlisberger finished 22 of 34 for 217 yards and improved to 16-1 against the Browns, who have lost five of six and seen a promising year turn into yet another miserable one. Browns quarterback Jason Campbell suffered a head injury in the third quarter when he was sacked by cornerback William Gay.

Pittsburgh 3 10 7 7 27
Cleveland 3 0 0 8 11

Pit—FG Suisham 47

Cle—FG Cundiff 49

Pit—A.Brown 41 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)

Pit—FG Suisham 32

Pit—Sanders 4 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)

Pit—Gay 21 interception return (Suisham kick)

Cle—Gordon 1 pass from Weeden (Bess pass from Weeden)

A—71,513.

Pit Cle
First downs 19 19
Total Net Yards 302 367
Rushes-yards 34-85 16-55
Passing 217 312
Punt Returns 2-19 1-6
Kickoff Returns 2-47 5-91
Interceptions Ret. 1-21 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 22-34-0 27-52-1
Sacked-Yrds Lost 0-0 5-21
Punts 7-36.9 5-39.0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-3
Penalties-Yards 2-8 2-10
Time of Poss. 33:39 26:21

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Bell 23-80, F.Jones 2-9, Dwyer 6-7, Roethlisberger 2-(minus 3), A.Brown 1-(minus 8). Cleveland, Ogbonnaya 4-26, Whittaker 6-16, McGahee 4-12, Weeden 1-2, Campbell 1-(minus 1).

PASSING—Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 22-34-0-217. Cleveland, Weeden 13-30-1-209, Campbell 14-22-0-124.

RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, A.Brown 6-92, Sanders 6-52, Miller 5-41, Bell 2-18, W.Johnson 1-9, F.Jones 1-4, Dwyer 1-1. Cleveland, Gordon 14-237, Bess 5-27, Cameron 3-32, Little 2-17, Ogbonnaya 2-15, Whittaker 1-5.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Cleveland, Cundiff 46 (WL).

Buccaneers 24, Lions 21

Matthew Stafford’s fourth interception went in and out of Calvin Johnson’s hands inside the Tampa Bay 5 in the final minute, allowing the visiting Buccaneers to hold on for a win over Detroit. Tampa Bay has won three straight after losing its first eight, joining the 1978 St. Louis Cardinals as the only team to do that. Tampa Bay rookie Mike Glennon was 14 of 21 for 247 yards and threw two touchdowns to Tiquan Underwood, whose second score was an 85-yard reception early in the fourth quarter. The Lions have lost two straight and can blame five turnovers for throwing away a chance to improve their playoff positioning.

Tampa Bay 3 14 0 7 24
Detroit 0 14 7 0 21

TB—FG Lindell 38

Det—Burleson 5 pass from Stafford (Akers kick)

TB—Underwood 7 pass from Glennon (Lindell kick)

Det—Fauria 10 pass from Stafford (Akers kick)

TB—Johnson 48 interception return (Lindell kick)

Det—Pettigrew 18 pass from Stafford (Akers kick)

TB—Underwood 85 pass from Glennon (Lindell kick)

A—62,098.

TB Det
First downs 10 25
Total Net Yards 229 390
Rushes-yards 24-22 24-104
Passing 207 286
Punt Returns 2-19 2-42
Kickoff Returns 2-83 2-49
Interceptions Ret. 4-86 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 14-21-0 26-46-4
Sacked-Yrds Lost 4-40 2-11
Punts 5-43.6 4-37.8
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1
Penalties-Yards 9-67 5-39
Time of Poss. 26:38 33:22

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Tampa Bay, Rainey 18-35, Leonard 1-3, Dawson 1-1, Glennon 4-(minus 17). Detroit, Bush 15-83, Bell 6-15, Stafford 2-6, Burleson 1-0.

PASSING—Tampa Bay, Glennon 14-21-0-247. Detroit, Stafford 26-46-4-297.

RECEIVING—Tampa Bay, Wright 8-75, Underwood 3-108, Jackson 2-61, Leonard 1-3. Detroit, Johnson 7-115, Burleson 7-77, Bush 4-17, Durham 3-46, Pettigrew 3-32, Fauria 1-10, Bell 1-0.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Tampa Bay, Lindell 35 (WL), 50 (WL).

Ravens 19, Jets 3

Joe Flacco threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones, Justin Tucker kicked four field goals and Baltimore shut down the sputtering offense of visiting New York. The defending Super Bowl champion Ravens had lost four of five before bouncing back to beat the Jets and keep their playoff hopes alive. Jones had four catches for 103 yards. Rookie Geno Smith completed 9 of 22 passes for 127 yards and two interceptions, both by Corey Graham. Jets coach Rex Ryan, who helped run Baltimore’s defense from 1999-2008, fell to 0-3 against his former team.

N.Y. Jets 3 0 0 0 3
Baltimore 3 6 10 0 19

NYJ—FG Folk 27

Bal—FG Tucker 30

Bal—FG Tucker 26

Bal—FG Tucker 33

Bal—FG Tucker 53

Bal—J.Jones 66 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick)

A—71,148.

NYJ Bal
First downs 12 15
Total Net Yards 220 312
Rushes-yards 28-102 31-67
Passing 118 245
Punt Returns 2-26 5-108
Kickoff Returns 5-102 2-38
Interceptions Ret. 1-20 2-0
Comp-Att-Int 10-24-2 17-27-1
Sacked-Yrds Lost 3-22 4-28
Punts 8-51.4 6-45.5
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties-Yards 6-56 5-41
Time of Poss. 25:55 34:05

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—N.Y. Jets, Powell 11-41, Ivory 9-35, Cribbs 5-20, Smith 3-6. Baltimore, Rice 16-30, Pierce 11-30, Taylor 4-7.

PASSING—N.Y. Jets, Smith 9-22-2-127, Cribbs 1-2-0-13. Baltimore, Flacco 17-26-1-273, Taylor 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING—N.Y. Jets, Powell 3-24, Salas 2-48, Winslow 2-34, Smith 1-13, Holmes 1-12, Cumberland 1-9. Baltimore, J.Jones 4-103, Dickson 3-55, Clark 3-24, T.Smith 2-74, Stokley 1-7, Leach 1-6, Taylor 1-6, M.Brown 1-1, Rice 1-(minus 3).

MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Panthers 20, Dolphins 16

Cam Newton converted a fourth-and-10 situation at his own 20 with a completion to keep alive Carolina’s final possession, and the Panthers went on to score a touchdown with 43 seconds left and beat Miami in Miami Gardens, Fla. Newton hit Greg Olsen with a 1-yard pass for the winning score to cap a 12-play drive. The Panthers extended their winning streak to seven games, their longest since 2003. Miami fell to 2-2 since tackle Jonathan Martin left the team and the Dolphins’ bullying scandal began to mushroom.

Carolina 3 3 7 7 20
Miami 7 9 0 0 16

Car—FG Gano 52

Mia—Wallace 53 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick)

Mia—FG Sturgis 32

Mia—FG Sturgis 47

Mia—FG Sturgis 23

Car—FG Gano 46

Car—Newton 5 run (Gano kick)

Car—Olsen 1 pass from Newton (Gano kick)

A—60,156.

Car Mia
First downs 20 13
Total Net Yards 295 332
Rushes-yards 29-136 17-52
Passing 159 280
Punt Returns 1-41 7-71
Kickoff Returns 1-17 3-59
Interceptions Ret. 1-0 1-24
Comp-Att-Int 19-38-1 28-42-1
Sacked-Yrds Lost 2-15 3-30
Punts 7-56.7 6-48.5
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 8-56 6-55
Time of Poss. 30:12 29:48

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Carolina, Newton 8-51, D.Williams 10-31, Stewart 7-31, Tolbert 4-23. Miami, Tannehill 4-36, Miller 10-8, Dan.Thomas 3-8.

PASSING—Carolina, Newton 19-38-1-174. Miami, Tannehill 28-42-1-310.

RECEIVING—Carolina, Smith 5-69, Olsen 5-34, Ginn Jr. 3-11, LaFell 2-36, D.Williams 2-16, Tolbert 1-5, Stewart 1-3. Miami, Wallace 5-127, Hartline 5-78, Miller 4-39, Clay 4-27, Matthews 3-2, Mar.Moore 2-20, Dan.Thomas 2-2, Sims 1-6, Egnew 1-5, Thigpen 1-4.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Carolina, Gano 35 (BK). Miami, Sturgis 53 (WL).

Titans 23, Raiders 19

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Wright with 10 seconds remaining to put visiting Tennessee back in playoff contention with a victory over Oakland. Fitzpatrick also threw a 54-yard TD pass to Justin Hunter and Rob Bironas added three field goals to give Tennessee its second win in seven games. But despite the recent slump, the Titans find themselves in a six-way tie for the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC with five weeks left in the regular season. The Raiders missed a chance to get into that group as the defense failed to hold onto a late lead and Sebastian Janikowski missed two field goals.

Tennessee 3 3 7 10 23
Oakland 3 6 3 7 19

Oak—FG Janikowski 52

Ten—FG Bironas 33

Ten—FG Bironas 22

Oak—FG Janikowski 48

Oak—FG Janikowski 24

Ten—Hunter 54 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bironas kick)

Oak—FG Janikowski 42

Ten—FG Bironas 23

Oak—Reece 27 pass from McGloin (Janikowski kick)

Ten—Wright 10 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bironas kick)

A—46,001.

Ten Oak
First downs 22 19
Total Net Yards 426 353
Rushes-yards 29-114 23-93
Passing 312 260
Punt Returns 1-0 2-18
Kickoff Returns 2-31 5-108
Interceptions Ret. 1-3 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 30-42-0 19-32-1
Sacked-Yrds Lost 2-8 0-0
Punts 5-32.6 2-47.5
Fumbles-Lost 3-0 2-1
Penalties-Yards 10-100 4-50
Time of Poss. 35:48 24:12

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Tennessee, C.Johnson 20-73, Fitzpatrick 5-26, Greene 4-15. Oakland, Jennings 16-73, Reece 5-14, McGloin 2-6.

PASSING—Tennessee, Fitzpatrick 30-42-0-320. Oakland, McGloin 19-32-1-260.

RECEIVING—Tennessee, Hunter 6-109, Wright 6-103, Walker 5-46, Washington 5-45, C.Johnson 3-8, Mooney 2-6, Thompson 2-4, Stevens 1-(minus 1). Oakland, Streater 5-93, Jennings 4-49, Reece 4-44, Holmes 2-32, Olawale 2-27, Rivera 1-10, Mastrud 1-5.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Oakland, Janikowski 32 (WL), 48 (WL).

Cardinals 40, Colts 11

Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes to Larry Fitzgerald, Karlos Dansby returned an interception 22 yards for a score and Arizona won its fourth in a row with a victory over Indianapolis in Glendale, Ariz. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians beat the team that propelled him to coaching prominence last season, when he took over as Colts interim coach while Chuck Pagano fought leukemia. Fitzgerald caught five passes for 52 yards, becoming the youngest player in NFL history to reach 11,000 yards receiving. Arizona’s Michael Floyd had his second straight 100-yard receiving day with seven catches for 104 yards for the Cardinals. Andrew Luck threw for 163 yards, but had only 84 through three quarters as the Colts fell behind 34-3.

Indianapolis 3 0 0 8 11
Arizona 7 20 7 6 40

Ari—Fitzgerald 4 pass from Palmer (Feely kick)

Ind—FG Vinatieri 27

Ari—Fitzgerald 26 pass from Palmer (Feely kick)

Ari—FG Feely 48

Ari—Dansby 22 interception return (Feely kick)

Ari—FG Feely 50

Ari—Mendenhall 5 run (Feely kick)

Ind—Fleener 17 pass from Luck (Heyward-Bey pass from Luck)

Ari—FG Feely 21

Ari—FG Feely 25

A—60,882.

Ind Ari
First downs 15 27
Total Net Yards 239 410
Rushes-yards 15-80 30-120
Passing 159 290
Punt Returns 0-0 3-23
Kickoff Returns 4-115 0-0
Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-22
Comp-Att-Int 20-39-1 26-38-0
Sacked-Yrds Lost 1-4 3-24
Punts 5-44.6 2-36.0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties-Yards 6-89 9-84
Time of Poss. 23:11 36:49

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Indianapolis, Herron 4-33, Luck 2-31, Richardson 7-15, D.Brown 2-1. Arizona, Mendenhall 13-54, Ellington 10-50, Taylor 5-10, Fitzgerald 1-4, Peterson 1-2.

PASSING—Indianapolis, Luck 20-39-1-163. Arizona, Palmer 26-37-0-314, Fitzgerald 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING—Indianapolis, Hilton 5-38, Fleener 4-55, Brazill 3-35, Heyward-Bey 3-22, Richardson 2-11, Cunningham 1-4, Satele 1-0, D.Brown 1-(minus 2). Arizona, Floyd 7-104, Fitzgerald 5-52, Housler 4-51, Roberts 3-43, Ellington 2-21, Mendenhall 1-24, Brown 1-16, Smith 1-6, Taylor 1-1, Peterson 1-(minus 4).

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Arizona, Feely 28 (BK).

Cowboys 24, Giants 21

Tony Romo threw two touchdowns and led a drive that set up Dan Bailey’s 35-yard field goal on the final play as Dallas beat New York in East Rutherford, N.J. Dallas ended the Giants’ four-game winning streak and most of their playoff hopes. The victory moved the Cowboys into a first-place tie with idle Philadelphia in the NFC East. Romo hit two crucial third-down passes on the 14-play drive that covered the final 4:45 after New York tied the game on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Louis Murphy Jr. and a 2-point conversion run by Andre Brown. Romo hit Jason Witten on TDs of 20 and 2 yards, and Dallas got a defensive touchdown on a 50-yard fumble return by Jeff Heath.

Dallas 7 7 7 3 24
N.Y. Giants 0 6 7 8 21

Dal—Heath 50 fumble return (Bailey kick)

NYG—FG J.Brown 21

Dal—Witten 20 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)

NYG—FG J.Brown 23

Dal—Witten 2 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)

NYG—Myers 27 pass from Manning (J.Brown kick)

NYG—Murphy Jr. 4 pass from Manning (A.Brown run)

Dal—FG Bailey 35

A—80,499.

Dal NYG
First downs 24 22
Total Net Yards 327 356
Rushes-yards 20-107 30-202
Passing 220 154
Punt Returns 4-15 1-16
Kickoff Returns 3-65 4-85
Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-(-4)
Comp-Att-Int 23-38-1 16-30-0
Sacked-Yrds Lost 4-30 2-20
Punts 7-44.7 5-54.6
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards 11-85 11-81
Time of Poss. 29:21 30:39

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Dallas, Murray 14-86, Dunbar 3-20, Romo 3-1. N.Y. Giants, A.Brown 21-127, Jacobs 9-75.

PASSING—Dallas, Romo 23-38-1-250. N.Y. Giants, Manning 16-30-0-174.

RECEIVING—Dallas, Bryant 9-102, Witten 4-37, Murray 3-40, Dunbar 2-26, Beasley 2-13, Austin 1-17, Williams 1-10, Escobar 1-5. N.Y. Giants, A.Brown 4-11, Randle 3-64, Myers 3-39, Cruz 2-27, Jernigan 2-24, Pascoe 1-5, Murphy Jr. 1-4.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.



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