Redskins 31, Ravens 28 (OT) LANDOVER, M
Redskins 31, Ravens 28 (OT)
LANDOVER, Md. – With Robert Griffin III sidelined with a sprained right knee, Washington (7-6) rallied behind backup Kirk Cousins to tie the score in the final minute of regulation, then Kai Forbath kicked a 34-yard field goal in overtime Sunday for a victory over Baltimore (9-4).
Griffin was hurt at the end of a 13-yard scramble while attempting to lead the game-tying drive with the Redskins trailing, 28-20. He left for one play, returned for four, then was no longer able to continue.
Cousins stepped in and hit Pierre Garcon for an 11-yard touchdown pass, then ran in the 2-point conversion with 29 seconds to play.
The Redskins have won four straight.
Cowboys 20, Bengals 19
CINCINNATI – The grieving Cowboys rallied for a significant win over Cincinnati (7-6) on Dan Bailey’s 40-yard field goal as time ran out.
Dallas (7-6) overcame a nine-point deficit in the closing minutes behind Tony Romo, who held his hand over his heart during a moment of silence to honor teammate Jerry Brown before the kickoff.
Brown died in an auto accident early Saturday. Defensive lineman Josh Brent, who was driving, remained in jail in Irving, Texas, charged with intoxication manslaughter.
Panthers 30, Falcons 20
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cam Newton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 72-yard run to help Carolina (4-9) defeat Atlanta (11-2).
Newton piled up a career-high 116 yards on the ground as the Panthers racked up 475 total yards to avenge an early-season loss with a dominating performance against the NFC South champion Falcons.
Seahawks 58, Cardinals 0
SEATTLE – Marshawn Lynch had three touchdown runs, and Seattle (8-5) set a franchise record for points in a shut out of Arizona. The Seahawks forced eight turnovers. Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner each had two interceptions.
Seattle kept firm grasp on the final NFC wild-card spot and kept alive slim chances of catching San Francisco in the NFC West race.
Giants 52, Saints 27
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Rookie David Wilson returned a kickoff 97 yards for one touchdown, ran for two more scores and piled up 327 all-purpose yards, and Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes to lead New York past New Orleans.
The win allowed New York (8-5) to maintain its one-game lead in the NFC East over Washington and Dallas. The loss all but ended the playoff hopes of Drew Brees and the Saints (5-8), who turned the ball over four times in losing their third straight.
Browns 30, Chiefs 7
CLEVELAND – Rookie Travis Benjamin’s electrifying 93-yard punt return touchdown gave Cleveland (5-8) momentum, and the Browns won their third straight game, defeating Kansas City (2-11).
Jamaal Charles ran for 165 yards, breaking off an 80-yard TD run on the game’s first play for Kansas City.
49ers 27, Dolphins 13
SAN FRANCISCO – Frank Gore ran for a 1-yard touchdown and reached 1,000 yards rushing for the sixth time in his career to help San Francisco (9-3-1) defeat Miami (5-8).
Gore finished with 63 yards, Anthony Dixon also had a 1-yard scoring run and Colin Kaepernick ran for a late 50-yard touchdown and threw for 185 yards in his fourth straight start since being promoted over Alex Smith.
Chargers 34, Steelers 24
PITTSBURGH – Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and San Diego (5-8) won for the first time in 15 regular-season visits to Pittsburgh (7-6).
The Chargers, who snapped a four-game losing streak, dominated from the outset. They never let Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger get comfortable in his first game in nearly a month.
Colts 27, Titans 23
INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Luck led Indianapolis (9-4) back from a 13-point second-half deficit and Adam Vinatieri made two fourth-quarter field goals in a victory against Tennessee (4-9).
Luck has now engineered six fourth-quarter comebacks for Indy.
Jets 17, Jaguars 10
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell ran for short touchdowns, and New York (6-7) kept its postseason hopes alive with a victory against Jacksonville (2-11).
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, benched last week in a 7-6 win against Arizona, was hardly a factor. Neither was backup Tim Tebow, who spent his homecoming on the sideline.
Eagles 23, Buccaneers 21
TAMPA, Fla. – Nick Foles threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final four minutes, including a 1-yarder to Jeremy Maclin with no time remaining, to help Philadelphia (4-9) defeat Tampa Bay (6-7).
The rally allowed the Eagles to end an eight-game losing streak – their longest in 42 years.
Rams 15, Bills 12
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Sam Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with 48 seconds left, and St. Louis (6-6-1) defeated Buffalo (5-8).
Bradford was 5 of 8 for 68 yards to cap a 14-play, 84-yard drive. St. Louis continued its late-season resurgence by winning its third straight for the first time since closing the 2006 season with three victories.