Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Robbie Gould's 41-yard field goal sailed through the uprights as time expired to lift the Chicago Bears to a 23-22 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Panthers led 19-14 with just under seven minutes to play, but Cam Newton's pass was intercepted by Tim Jennings and the cornerback took it 25 yards for a touchdown to give Chicago a 20-19 advantage. But Newton, who criticized the offense in a postgame tirade last week, led the Panthers (1-6) into field goal range. Justin Medlock blasted a 43-yard field goal off the right upright but the ball ricocheted over the crossbar to give Carolina a 22-20 lead. Jay Cutler, who had an absolutely dreadful first half, led the Bears (6-1) down the field in nine plays to set up the Gould field goal, completing 6-of-7 passes on the drive for 52 yards. Cutler finished the game 19-for-28 passing for 186 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Matt Forte carried the ball 15 times for 70 yards and a score and Brandon Marshall had nine catches for 98 yards in the Bears' fifth straight win. Newton was 20-for-39 through the air for 314 yards, but threw a pair of interceptions. Steve Smith hauled in seven balls for 118 yards, but dropped a sure touchdown with 2:43 to play.
Final Score: Cleveland 7, San Diego 6
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Trent Richardson's 26-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter proved to be the difference, as the Cleveland Browns held off the San Diego Chargers, 7-6. Richardson, who played through a rib injury, carried the ball 24 times for 122 yards for the Browns (2-6), who have won two of three. Brandon Weeden completed 11-of-27 passes for 129 yards for Cleveland, which snapped a four-game skid against San Diego. Philip Rivers connected on 18-of-34 passes for 154 yards for the Chargers (3-4), who have lost three in a row. Ryan Mathews carried the ball 24 times for 95 yards.
Final Score: Detroit 28, Seattle 24
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Titus Young's second touchdown catch of the game came with 20 seconds to play and led the Detroit Lions to a 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field. Young had a career game as he finished with nine catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns, while Matthew Stafford led the team on two fourth quarter touchdown drives to help the Lions (3-4) avoid a second straight loss. Stafford went 34-for-49 with 352 yards, three touchdowns and an interception while also scoring once on the ground, and rookie Ryan Broyles had a touchdown catch for the second straight game for Detroit, which moved to 2-1 at home this season. Russell Wilson was 25-for-35 with 236 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while Marshawn Lynch had 12 carries for 105 yards and a score for the Seahawks (4-4), who have dropped their past two.
Final Score: Green Bay 24, Jacksonville 15
Green Bay, WI (Sports Network) - Aaron Rodgers threw a pair of touchdown passes, lifting the suddenly resurgent Green Bay Packers over the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-15. Rodgers completed 22-of-35 passes for 186 yards for the Packers (5-3), who have won three straight and four of five since a brazen Monday night theft in Seattle in late September. Randall Cobb and Donald Driver caught touchdown passes for Green Bay, which was without wide receiver Jordy Nelson due to a hamstring injury. Alex Green carried the ball 22 times for 54 yards. Blaine Gabbert played through a left shoulder injury and completed 27-of-49 passes for 303 yards and a touchdown for the Jaguars (1-6), who have lost four in a row. Rashad Jennings started in place of an injured Maurice Jones-Drew and carried the ball 17 times for 59 yards for Jacksonville. He also caught six passes for 56 yards.
Final Score: Miami 30, NY Jets 9
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Matt Moore came off the bench to throw for 131 yards and a touchdown, and the Miami Dolphins dominated on defense and special teams en route to a convincing 30-9 rout of the rival New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Moore replaced Ryan Tannehill after the rookie first-round pick injured his left quadriceps on a sack by New York's Calvin Pace during the Dolphins' second drive and completed 11-of-19 passes without a turnover. He received plenty of support from a defense that sacked Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez four times and came up with two takeaways as Miami (4-3) registered its third straight win following a 1-3 start. The Dolphins also got a touchdown from Olivier Vernon on a blocked punt in building a commanding 20-0 halftime lead, while Daniel Thomas and Anthony Fasano each had scores to help Miami avenge a 23-20 home overtime loss to the Jets in Week 3. Sanchez finished 28-of-54 for 283 yards with one touchdown and one interception for New York (3-5), which fell into last place in the AFC East with its second division defeat in a row. Ex-Dolphin Clyde Gates posted career bests of seven catches and 82 receiving yards in the setback, while Shonn Greene rushed for 77 yards on 15 carries. Tannehill did not return after landing awkwardly on Pace's hit just over five minutes into the contest and made good on just 2-of-5 throws for 18 yards before exiting.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 27, Washington 12
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Ben Roethlisberger tossed a trio of touchdown passes on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Washington Redskins, 27-12, at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger threw for 222 yards on 24- of-33 passing and Jonathan Dwyer carried the ball 17 times for 107 yards to lead the Steelers (4-3) to their sixth straight victory at home. Robert Griffin III struggled to find his rhythm all day, as the rookie signal caller completed just 16-of-34 passes for 177 yards and one touchdown, while managing just eight rushing yards on six carries. Alfred Morris carried the ball 13 times for 59 yards for the Redskins (3-5), who have lost five straight games against the Steelers. Washington had rushed for over 100 yards in 13 straight games, but the stout Steelers' defense held the Redskins' ground attack to just 86 yards as a team.
Final Score: New England 45, St. Louis 7
London, England (Sports Network) - The pass-run combination of Tom Brady and Stevan Ridley proved to be too overpowering for the St. Louis Rams' defense. Brady threw four touchdown passes, Ridley totaled 127 yards and a score on the ground and the New England Patriots engineered a tremendous all-around effort in a 45-7 rout at Wembley Stadium. New England (5-3) reached the end zone on each of its first five possessions and set an NFL record by accumulating more than 350 yards of offense for the 17th consecutive game. The Patriots, who finished with 473 yards on Sunday, broke a tie with the 1999-2000 Rams. Brady had 304 yards and connected on 23-of-35 throws, eight of which were caught by Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski ended with 146 yards and two touchdowns. The Rams (3-5) attacked the New England beleaguered secondary on the game's opening series as Chris Givens hauled in a 50-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford.
Final Score: Indianapolis 19, Tennessee 13 (OT)
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Vick Ballard scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime and the Indianapolis Colts escaped with a 19-13 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at LP Field. The Colts won the coin toss and began the deciding drive from the 20. They handed the ball to Donald Brown on the first six consecutive plays of the drive and reached the Tennessee 36, where they faced a crucial 3rd-and-8. On that play, Andrew Luck stepped up into the pocket from the shotgun and hit Reggie Wayne over the middle for 20 yards and a first down at the Titans 16. After Ballard was stuffed on first down, Luck threw a short screen out to the left for Ballard, who rumbled toward the end zone and dove head-first, extending the ball over the pylon for the touchdown. The play was reviewed and confirmed, giving the win to the Colts (4-3), who snapped a 10-game road losing streak. Luck threw for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 26-of-38 passing while Brown ended his day with 80 yards on 14 carries. Ballard ran for 55 yards on 12 carries in the triumph. Matt Hasselbeck threw for 236 yards on 22-of-29 passing with a touchdown -- the 200th of his NFL career -- while Chris Johnson had an impressive day on the ground for the Titans (3-5), who had a brief two-game winning streak snapped. Johnson rushed for 99 yards on 21 carries. Kendall Wright caught a touchdown pass and Rob Bironas kicked a pair of field goals in the setback.
Final Score: Atlanta 30, Philadelphia 17
Matt Ryan tossed touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions in the Falcons' 30-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. Ryan, who was 17-of-20 for 197 yards in the opening 30 minutes, finished the day with 262 yards on 22-of-29 efficiency for the Falcons (7-0), who are off to their best start in franchise history and remain the NFL's lone unbeaten team. Julio Jones had five receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown in the win. Michael Vick was 21-of-35 for 191 yards and a score for Philadelphia (3-4), which lost its first game coming off a bye week during the Andy Reid era. Reid had been 13-0 in his career coming off the idle week. LeSean McCoy had a rushing and receiving score in the setback.
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Final Score: Tampa Bay 36, Minnesota 17
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Josh Freeman fired three touchdown passes and Doug Martin racked up over 200 total yards and two scores, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended a nine-game road losing streak with a 36-17 triumph over the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field. Freeman threw for 262 yards on 19-of-36 passing, while Martin carried the ball 29 times for 135 yards and a rushing score and added three catches for 79 yards and a touchdown grab to help the Buccaneers (3-4) earn their first road victory since Sept. 18 of last season in Minnesota. Christian Ponder completed 19-of-35 passes for 251 yards, one touchdown and one interception and Adrian Peterson rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries for the Vikings (5-3), who have lost six straight against Tampa Bay.