PITTSBURGH - Fred Taylor scored a decisive touchdown on a 12-yard run in the final two minutes while gaining 147 yards and the Jacksonville Jaguars (10-4) withstood the bad weather and Pittsburgh's fourth-quarter comeback yesterday, winning 29-22.
The Steelers (9-5), losing at home for the first time in eight games, fell into a tie with the Browns for the AFC North lead. The Steelers own the tiebreaker.
The Steelers were down 22-7 after David Garrard threw three touchdown passes, only to tie it by scoring twice in 71/2 minutes with the help of two missed extra points by Jacksonville.
Garrard was intercepted for just the second time in 303 attempts. Anthony Smith's 50-yard return set up Ben Roethlisberger's 11-yard TD pass to Hines Ward. Roethlisberger, who threw three TD passes despite a sore shoulder, hit Nate Washington for 30 yards and the QB's team record-setting 29th scoring pass of the season.
Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, lined up in the backfield, then found Santonio Holmes in the end zone for the tying two-point conversion, but Jacksonville needed just eight plays to drive 73 yards for the deciding touchdown.
Panthers 13, Seahawks 10
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rookie Matt Moore, the fourth starting QB for Carolina this season, engineered three scoring drives in the fourth quarter to beat Seattle.
Coming in with six losses in seven games and with coach John Fox sitting on the hot seat, the Panthers (6-8) turned in their best defensive performance of the season. Moore surprisingly outplayed Matt Hasselbeck as the NFC West champion Seahawks (9-5) had their five-game winning streak snapped.
Packers 33, Rams 14
ST. LOUIS - Brett Favre threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns, eclipsing Dan Marino to become the NFL career leader in yards passing. Greg Jennings and Donald Lee caught scoring passes and kicker Mason Crosby was 4 for 4 from 44, 50, 25 and 46 yards for Green Bay (12-2), which secured a first-round playoff bye for the first time since 1997.
Favre was 19 for 30, throwing his 25th and 26th touchdown passes, with two interceptions.
Steven Jackson had 143 yards on 23 carries for the Rams (3-11).
Redskins 22, Giants 10
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Clinton Portis ran for 126 yards and a touchdown and Todd Collins led Washington (7-7) on five scoring drives in his first start in 10 years, outplaying Eli Manning and New York (9-5).
The win was the second straight for the Redskins and it moved them within a half-game of Minnesota for a wild-card berth. The Vikings (7-6) play the Chicago Bears tonight, before meeting the Redskins in Minnesota next week.
Tight end Jeremy Shockey was lost for the season with a broken left leg early in the second half.
Chargers 51, Lions 14
SAN DIEGO - LaDainian Tomlinson and San Diego (9-5) repeated as AFC West champions by beating up on punchless Detroit (6-8).
Tomlinson had 116 yards and two scores on 15 carries. The rout was so complete that L.T. got the second half off, which allowed Darren Sproles to run for 122 yards and two TDs. It was the first time in Chargers history that two backs rushed for more than 100 yards in the same game.
Detroit's Jon Kitna threw five interceptions.
Colts 21, Raiders 14
OAKLAND, Calif. - Peyton Manning threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Gonzalez with 4:49 remaining for Indianapolis' (12-2) first offensive touchdown of the game to beat Oakland (4-10) and clinch a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
The win clinched Indianapolis' fifth straight AFC South title and gave them the No. 2 seed in the playoffs because Pittsburgh lost, 29-22, to Jacksonville earlier in the day.
Titans 26, Chiefs 17
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Vince Young passed for 191 yards and two touchdowns and Rob Bironas kicked four field goals for a much-needed victory that kept the Titans (8-6) alive in the AFC wild-card chase.
With the stadium about half empty on the sunny, chilly afternoon, the Chiefs (4-10) lost their seventh in a row and closed out their most miserable home season in 30 years, going 2-6 at Arrowhead Stadium.
Roydell Williams caught four passes for 94 yards, including touchdowns of 16 and 41 yards. Bironas, who came in leading the NFL in field goals, connected from 37, 37, 30 and 25 yards for the Titans.
Buccaneers 37, Falcons 3
TAMPA, Fla. - Micheal Spurlock ran back a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, the first in the franchise's 32 seasons, and Tampa Bay (9-5) beat Atlanta (3-11) and won the NFC South for the second time in three seasons.
Browns 8, Bills 0
CLEVELAND - Jamal Lewis plowed for 163 yards and Phil Dawson somehow kicked two field goals through harsh, wintry winds as surprising Cleveland (9-5) shut out Buffalo (7-7).