Lions 28, Raiders 27
Matthew Stafford threw a 6-yard TD pass to Calvin Johnson with 39 seconds remaining to cap a 98-yard scoring drive as Detroit (9-5) rallied from 13 points down late in the fourth quarter to stun the Raiders (7-7) in Oakland, Calif. The win wasn’t sealed until Ndamukong Suh blocked Sebastian Janikowski’s 65-yard field goal attempt on the final play. The Raiders appeared in control of the game when Aaron Curry returned a fumble 6 yards for a touchdown to make it 27-14 with 7:47 remaining. But Stafford led two late scoring drives to win it and give the Lions a two-game lead in the NFL wild-card race.
Oak—Murphy 12 run (Janikowski kick)
Det—Johnson 51 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick)
Oak—Heyward-Bey 43 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick)
Det—Burleson 39 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick)
Oak—FG Janikowski 46
Oak—FG Janikowski 51
Oak—Curry 6 fumble return (Janikowski kick)
Det—T.Young 3 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick)
Det—Johnson 6 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick)
|Total Net Yards||432||477|
|Time of Poss.||28:27||31:33|
RUSHING—Detroit, K.Smith 15-43, Logan 1-5, Stafford 1-5, T.Young 1-4, K.Williams 1-0. Oakland, Bush 18-77, Reece 1-26, Murphy 2-16, Moore 1-13.
PASSING—Detroit, Stafford 29-52-0-391. Oakland, Palmer 32-40-0-367.
RECEIVING—Detroit, Johnson 9-214, Burleson 7-81, Pettigrew 5-49, T.Young 5-21, Logan 1-19, Scheffler 1-4, K.Smith 1-3. Oakland, Heyward-Bey 8-155, Bush 7-62, Houshmandzadeh 6-52, Boss 3-47, Reece 3-16, Schilens 2-14, Moore 2-13, Murphy 1-8.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Oakland, Janikowski 65 (BK).
Cards 20, Browns 17 (OT)
Patrick Peterson returned a punt 32 yards and John Skelton threw 32 yards to Larry Fitzgerald to set up a 22-yard field goal by Jay Feely, giving Arizona (7-7) a victory over Cleveland (4-10) in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals trailed 17-7 entering the fourth quarter before rallying for their third overtime win in seven games. Both teams were without their starting quarterbacks because of concussions. Skelton, in relief of Kevin Kolb, completed 28 of 36 for 313 yards with a touchdown and interception. Seneca Wallace, starting for Colt McCoy for the Browns, was 18 of 31 for 226 yards, including a 76-yard TD play to Greg Little.
Cle—Hillis 1 run (Dawson kick)
Cle—FG Dawson 44
Ari—Roberts 9 pass from Skelton (Feely kick)
Cle—Little 76 pass from Wallace (Dawson kick)
Ari—Wells 1 run (Feely kick)
Ari—FG Feely 33
Ari—FG Feely 22
|Total Net Yards||333||363|
|Time of Poss.||31:22||32:42|
RUSHING—Cleveland, Hillis 26-99, Wallace 3-21. Arizona, Wells 15-51, Skelton 2-7, Roberts 1-7, Stephens-Howling 3-6, Taylor 2-3, Smith 1-0.
PASSING—Cleveland, Wallace 18-31-0-226. Arizona, Skelton 28-46-1-313.
RECEIVING—Cleveland, Little 5-131, Massaquoi 3-42, Norwood 3-21, Cameron 3-8, Hillis 1-9, Smith 1-9, Cribbs 1-3, Ogbonnaya 1-3. Arizona, Heap 7-69, Roberts 6-60, Fitzgerald 3-65, Doucet 3-37, Taylor 3-17, Stephens-Howling 2-18, King 1-24, Wells 1-10, Stuckey 1-7, Sherman 1-6.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Colts 27, Titans 13
Dan Orlovsky threw one touchdown pass and the key block on an 80-yard TD run, leading Indianapolis (1-13) over visiting Tennessee (7-7) for its first win of the season. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was picked off twice and Chris Johnson rushed for only 55 yards for the Titans. Orlovsky gave Indy a 10-6 lead with an 18-yard TD pass to Reggie Wayne in the third quarter, and Jacob Lacey made it 17-6 with a 32-yard interception return for a TD. Jake Locker got Tennessee within 20-13 with a 7-yard TD pass to Nate Washington with 3:43 to go.
Ind—FG Vinatieri 47
Ten—FG Bironas 53
Ten—FG Bironas 21
Ind—Wayne 18 pass from Orlovsky (Vinatieri kick)
Ind—Lacey 32 interception return (Vinatieri kick)
Ind—FG Vinatieri 40
Ten—Washington 7 pass from Locker (Bironas kick)
Ind—D.Brown 80 run (Vinatieri kick)
|Total Net Yards||388||287|
|Time of Poss.||31:57||28:03|
RUSHING—Tennessee, C.Johnson 15-55, Locker 1-9, Harper 2-3, Hasselbeck 1-(minus 1). Indianapolis, D.Brown 16-161, Addai 11-20, Carter 3-19, Garcon 1-8, Orlovsky 3-(minus 3).
PASSING—Tennessee, Hasselbeck 27-40-2-223, Locker 11-16-0-108. Indianapolis, Orlovsky 11-17-0-82.
RECEIVING—Tennessee, Cook 9-103, L.Hawkins 8-88, C.Johnson 8-54, Washington 7-62, Williams 2-15, Hall 2-(minus 2), Stevens 1-9, Harper 1-2. Indianapolis, Wayne 3-33, Garcon 2-24, Addai 2-7, Felton 1-9, Eldridge 1-4, Tamme 1-3, D.Brown 1-2.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Redskins 23, Giants 10
Rex Grossman threw a touchdown pass and Washington put a hurt on New York (7-7) and its playoff hopes with a victory in East Rutherford, N.J. Grossman threw a 20-yard scoring pass to Santana Moss, Darrel Young scored on a 6-yard run after one of the Redskins’ three interceptions of Eli Manning and Graham Gano kicked three field goals for the Redskins (5-9). The loss knocked the Giants out of first place in the NFC East. Dallas (8-6) now leads the division by a game with two to go, including one with the Giants on the final weekend.
Was—FG Gano 36
Was—Moss 20 pass from Grossman (Gano kick)
Was—Young 6 run (Gano kick)
NYG—FG Tynes 40
Was—FG Gano 43
Was—FG Gano 25
NYG—Bradshaw 3 run (Tynes kick)
|Total Net Yards||300||324|
|Time of Poss.||35:00||25:00|
RUSHING—Washington, Helu 23-53, Royster 10-36, Young 4-14, Armstrong 1-14, Paul 1-7, Grossman 1-(minus 1). N.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 10-58, Jacobs 8-33.
PASSING—Washington, Grossman 15-24-2-185. N.Y. Giants, Manning 23-40-3-257.
RECEIVING—Washington, Gaffney 6-85, Helu 3-16, Moss 2-40, Stallworth 2-35, Paulsen 1-9, Young 1-0. N.Y. Giants, Nicks 5-73, Cruz 5-44, Manningham 3-57, Bradshaw 3-21, Pascoe 2-26, Hynoski 2-13, Ballard 1-15, Barden 1-6, Ware 1-2.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—N.Y. Giants, Tynes 44 (WL).
Bengals 20, Rams 13
Rookie A.J. Green had six catches and topped 1,000 yards for the season, and visiting Cincinnati (8-6) held St. Louis (2-12) to 2 for 13 on third downs. Brandon Tate’s 56-yard punt return set up Bernard Scott’s go-ahead touchdown run late in the third quarter and Cedric Benson added a short scoring run in the fourth for the Bengals. Green caught a 55-yarder to set up a field goal for the game’s first score. He has 1,006 yards receiving, leaving him 3 shy of Cris Collinsworth’s franchise rookie record in 1981.
Cin—FG Nugent 21
StL—FG Jo.Brown 26
StL—FG Jo.Brown 43
Cin—FG Nugent 41
Cin—Scott 1 run (Nugent kick)
Cin—Benson 4 run (Nugent kick)
StL—Alexander 25 pass from Clemens (Jo.Brown kick)
|Total Net Yards||283||305|
|Time of Poss.||30:03||29:57|
RUSHING—Cincinnati, Benson 22-76, Scott 7-20, Peerman 2-8, Hawkins 1-8, Dalton 2-(minus 2). St. Louis, S.Jackson 18-71, Williams 3-16, Clemens 2-9, Norwood 1-(minus 1).
PASSING—Cincinnati, Dalton 15-26-1-179. St. Louis, Clemens 25-36-0-229.
RECEIVING—Cincinnati, Green 6-115, Gresham 3-16, Simpson 2-14, Benson 1-11, Hawkins 1-10, Whalen 1-7, Cochart 1-6. St. Louis, S.Jackson 9-72, Lloyd 5-42, Pettis 4-38, Alexander 3-52, Kendricks 3-19, Williams 1-6.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—St. Louis, Jo.Brown 45 (WR).
Patriots 41, Broncos 23
Tom Brady and New England (11-3) shut down Tim Tebow and clinched a playoff berth with a victory at Denver (8-6). The Patriots bounced back from an early 17-6 deficit and an awful first quarter in which they were outgained on the ground 167 yards to 4. The Broncos scored on their first three possessions and then were done in by a trio of second-quarter turnovers.
Den—Tebow 9 run (run failed)
NE—Ochocinco 33 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)
Den—Ball 32 run (Prater kick)
Den—FG Prater 26
NE—Hernandez 1 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick)
NE—FG Gostkowski 21
NE—Brady 1 run (Gostkowski kick)
NE—FG Gostkowski 34
NE—Woodhead 10 run (Gostkowski kick)
Den—Tebow 2 run (Prater kick)
NE—Green-Ellis 1 run (Gostkowski kick)
|Total Net Yards||451||393|
|Time of Poss.||33:41||26:19|
RUSHING—New England, Ridley 11-65, Woodhead 7-40, Green-Ellis 10-17, Hernandez 1-16, Brady 6-2, Faulk 1-1. Denver, Tebow 12-93, McGahee 7-70, Ball 11-64, Johnson 1-25.
PASSING—New England, Brady 23-34-0-320. Denver, Tebow 11-22-0-194, D.Thomas 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—New England, Hernandez 9-129, Gronkowski 4-53, Welker 4-41, Green-Ellis 2-32, Ochocinco 1-33, Underwood 1-13, Woodhead 1-12, Edelman 1-7. Denver, D.Thomas 7-116, Ball 2-41, Decker 1-22, Willis 1-15.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Chargers 34, Ravens 14
Philip Rivers threw for one score and reached the 4,000-yard mark for the fourth straight season, Ryan Mathews ran for two scores and hit 1,000 yards rushing, and San Diego (7-7) kept its slim postseason hopes alive with a home victory against playoff-bound Baltimore (10-4). San Diego is tied with Oakland, a game behind Denver with two to play. The Ravens clinched a playoff berth earlier in the day thanks to losses by the New York Jets, Oakland and Tennessee. Baltimore’s Joe Flacco was sacked five times – three by former Ravens linebacker Antwan Barnes – and intercepted twice.
SD—Tolbert 2 run (Novak kick)
Bal—Dickson 15 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick)
SD—FG Novak 45
SD—Mathews 1 run (Novak kick)
SD—Floyd 28 pass from Rivers (Novak kick)
SD—Mathews 3 run (Novak kick)
SD—FG Novak 28
Bal—T.Smith 36 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick)
|Total Net Yards||290||415|
|Time of Poss.||25:48||34:12|
RUSHING—Baltimore, Rice 10-57, R.Williams 3-20, Flacco 1-12. San Diego, Mathews 26-90, Tolbert 8-40, Jackson 1-9, Hester 2-6.
PASSING—Baltimore, Flacco 23-34-2-226, Taylor 1-1-0-18. San Diego, Rivers 17-23-0-270.
RECEIVING—Baltimore, Rice 9-55, T.Smith 6-77, Dickson 3-36, Pitta 3-25, Boldin 2-51, R.Williams 1-0. San Diego, Floyd 5-96, Jackson 3-84, Gates 2-31, Mathews 2-19, Tolbert 2-18, McMichael 2-9, V.Brown 1-13.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Baltimore, Cundiff 36 (WR). San Diego, Novak 37 (WR).
Eagles 45, Jets 19
LeSean McCoy ran for three touchdowns to set two team records, and Philadelphia (6-8) routed visiting New York (8-6) to stay in the NFC East race. Michael Vick threw for 274 yards and a touchdown, and also ran for a score in his second game back after missing three with broken ribs. McCoy had 102 yards rushing and surpassed Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren with his 19th touchdown of the season and 16th rushing TD.
Phi—Parker 47 fumble return (Henery kick)
Phi—Celek 26 pass from Vick (Henery kick)
Phi—Vick 11 run (Henery kick)
Phi—McCoy 9 run (Henery kick)
NYJ—FG Folk 39
NYJ—Holmes 25 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick)
NYJ—FG Folk 28
Phi—McCoy 1 run (Henery kick)
Phi—FG Henery 28
Phi—McCoy 33 run (Henery kick)
NYJ—Burress 9 pass from Sanchez (pass failed)
|Total Net Yards||241||420|
|Time of Possession||29:57||30:03|
RUSHING—N.Y. Jets, Greene 18-73, Tomlinson 3-9, Conner 1-7, Sanchez 2-3, McKnight 3-2. Philadelphia, McCoy 18-102, Vick 5-32, Brown 6-18, Lewis 2-10, Kafka 2-(minus 2).
PASSING—N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 15-26-2-150, Brunell 1-3-0-27. Philadelphia, Vick 15-22-1-274.
RECEIVING—N.Y. Jets, Holmes 4-40, Tomlinson 4-12, Keller 3-73, Kerley 2-16, McKnight 1-27, Burress 1-9, Greene 1-0. Philadelphia, Celek 5-156, Maclin 3-57, D.Jackson 2-28, Harbor 2-20, McCoy 2-(minus 5), Cooper 1-18.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
Panthers 28, Texans 13
Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes, DeAngelo Williams ran for a score and Carolina (5-9) ended Houston’s seven-game winning streak with a road win over the Texans (10-4). Newton completed 13 of 23 passes for 149 yards, outplaying opposing rookie quarterback T.J. Yates. The Panthers built a 21-0 halftime lead, then ended Houston’s second-half rally when linebacker James Anderson intercepted Yates in the end zone midway through the fourth quarter.
Car—Smith 26 pass from Newton (Mare kick)
Car—Shockey 9 pass from Newton (Mare kick)
Car—Brockel 7 run (Mare kick)
Hou—FG Rackers 26
Hou—FG Rackers 34
Hou—Foster 1 run (Rackers kick)
Car—D.Williams 24 run (Mare kick)
|Total Net Yards||316||358|
|Time of Poss.||32:34||27:26|
RUSHING—Carolina, D.Williams 15-61, Newton 7-55, Stewart 11-43, Brockel 1-7. Houston, Foster 16-109, Tate 7-26, Yates 2-15.
PASSING—Carolina, Newton 13-23-0-149, A.Edwards 1-1-0-11. Houston, Yates 19-30-2-212.
RECEIVING—Carolina, Smith 5-82, Shockey 2-35, Naanee 2-16, Olsen 2-15, Stewart 2-8, Brockel 1-4. Houston, Foster 5-58, Vickers 4-29, Daniels 2-29, Walter 2-26, B.Johnson 2-23, Dreessen 2-19, Jones 1-24, Tate 1-4.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Houston, Rackers 49 (WR).
Dolphins 30, Bills 23
Reggie Bush had a career-best 203 yards rushing in Miami’s (5-9) win over Buffalo (5-9) at Orchard Park, N.Y., that made interim head coach Todd Bowles’ debut a success. Bush sealed the win with a 76-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Matt Moore threw two touchdowns passes, and Vontae Davis had two of the Dolphins’ three interceptions in Bowles’ first game since Tony Sparano was fired on Monday. Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick finished 31 of 47 for 316 yards, including a 2-yard TD pass to Derek Hagan, and had three interceptions.
Buf—Spiller 24 run (Rayner kick)
Mia—Fasano 22 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick)
Mia—FG Carpenter 20
Mia—FG Carpenter 26
Mia—Marshall 65 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick)
Mia—FG Carpenter 26
Buf—Spiller 3 pass from Fitzpatrick (pass failed)
Mia—Bush 76 run (Carpenter kick)
Buf—Hagan 2 pass from Fitzpatrick (Rayner kick)
Buf—FG Rayner 34
|Total Net Yards||448||404|
|Time of Poss.||28:49||31:11|
RUSHING—Miami, Bush 25-203, Thomas 11-42, Bess 2-9. Buffalo, Spiller 12-91, Choice 5-15, Fitzpatrick 2-7.
PASSING—Miami, Mat.Moore 10-20-0-217. Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 31-47-3-316.
RECEIVING—Miami, Marshall 3-84, Hartline 3-69, Fasano 2-28, Clay 1-30, Bush 1-6. Buffalo, Spiller 9-76, Nelson 6-60, St.Johnson 5-82, Choice 3-41, Martin 3-40, B.Smith 3-5, Hagan 2-12.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Buffalo, Rayner 26 (WL).
Saints 42, Vikings 20
Drew Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns to lead New Orleans over Minnesota (2-12) for its sixth consecutive win. Brees completed 32 of 40 passes to help the Saints (11-3) overcome a slow and sloppy start and stay two games ahead of Atlanta in the NFC South. The 412 yards gives Brees 4,780 yards for the season, putting him 304 away from Marino’s single-season record with two games to play. Brees had his fifth TD pass and was relegated to the bench before Vikings QB Christian Ponder had his fifth completion.
Min—FG Longwell 44
NO—Moore 5 pass from Brees (Kasay kick)
Min—FG Longwell 49
NO—Graham 1 pass from Brees (Kasay kick)
Min—Gerhart 10 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick)
NO—Sproles 13 pass from Brees (Kasay kick)
NO—Gilmore 2 pass from Brees (Kasay kick)
NO—Moore 47 pass from Brees (Kasay kick)
NO—P.Thomas 1 run (Kasay kick)
Min—Gerhart 16 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick)
|Total Net Yards||573||207|
|Time of Poss.||38:49||21:11|
RUSHING—New Orleans, Ivory 18-74, P.Thomas 8-44, Sproles 8-33, Brees 2-4, Meachem 1-4, Collins 1-2. Minnesota, Peterson 10-60, Ponder 3-34, Gerhart 2-12, Webb 2-0, Harvin 1-(minus 1).
PASSING—New Orleans, Brees 32-40-0-412, Daniel 0-1-0-0. Minnesota, Ponder 14-31-1-120, Webb 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—New Orleans, Colston 8-91, Graham 7-70, Moore 5-91, Sproles 5-79, P.Thomas 2-41, Meachem 2-22, Collins 1-12, Henderson 1-4, Gilmore 1-2. Minnesota, Gerhart 4-46, Harvin 3-8, Aromashodu 2-29, Rudolph 2-15, Arceneaux 1-10, Booker 1-7, Camarillo 1-5.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—New Orleans, Kasay 50 (WL).
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