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.
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
GB—FG Crosby 20
Min—FG Walsh 35
|Total Net Yards||447||494|
|Time of Poss.||40:33||34:27|
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.
Jax—Jones-Drew 1 run (Scobee kick)
Jax—FG Scobee 30
Hou—FG Bullock 49
Hou—FG Bullock 20
Jax—FG Scobee 53
|Total Net Yards||333||218|
|Time of Poss.||33:41||26:19|
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.
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)
|Total Net Yards||491||395|
|Time of Poss.||30:57||29:03|
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.
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)
|Total Net Yards||424||406|
|Time of Poss.||36:09||23:51|
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.
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)
|Total Net Yards||302||367|
|Time of Poss.||33:39||26:21|
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.
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)
|Total Net Yards||229||390|
|Time of Poss.||26:38||33:22|
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.
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)
|Total Net Yards||220||312|
|Time of Poss.||25:55||34:05|
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.
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)
|Total Net Yards||295||332|
|Time of Poss.||30:12||29:48|
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.
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)
|Total Net Yards||426||353|
|Time of Poss.||35:48||24:12|
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.
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
|Total Net Yards||239||410|
|Time of Poss.||23:11||36:49|
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.
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
|Total Net Yards||327||356|
|Time of Poss.||29:21||30:39|
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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