* PANTHERS 26, VIKINGS 7: At Charlotte, Steve Smith caught the
go-ahead touchdown pass and his long catch and run set up the clinching score as Carolina (6-8) used a ferocious defense to stifle Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson and the Vikings (11-3). Hours after clinching the NFC North when Green Bay lost, the Vikings failed to move within a game of NFC-leading New Orleans a night after the Saints' first loss of the season. Matt Moore (21-for-33, 299 yards), in his third start for the injured Jake Delhomme, threw three touchdown passes for the Panthers.
* CARDINALS 31, LIONS 24: At Detroit, Kurt Warner (23-for-37, 233
yards) threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin with 1:54 left, as Arizona (9-5) clinched the NFC West with a surprisngly tough win over the Lions (2-12). The win, coupled with San Francisco's loss to the Eagles, gave the Cardinals consecutive division titles for the first time since 1974-75. The Lions had the ball with 1:46 left with a chance to come back, but gained just 7 yards and lost their fourth straight game.
* STEELERS 37, PACKERS 36: At Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger
(29-for-46, 503 yards) ended the game the way he started it by throwing a touchdown pass to Mike Wallace, a desperation 19-yarder on the final play that rallied the Steelers (7-7) past Green Bay, ending the Packers' five-game winning streak and the Steelers' five-game losing streak. The Packers (9-5) stalled in their playoff run as they couldn't hold leads of 28-27 and 36-30 in a frantic fourth quarter. Wallace also caught a 60-yard scoring pass on Pittsburgh's first play of the game.
* BROWNS 41, CHIEFS 34: At Kansas City, Jerome Harrison (286
yards, 34 carries) scored his third touchdown with 44 seconds left and broke Jim Brown's team record for rushing yards in a game (237), and Joshua Cribbs returned two kickoffs for touchdowns for Cleveland. Cribbs started the Browns (3-11) off with kickoff returns of 100 and 103 yards in the first half, breaking the NFL career record with his eight touchdowns and tying the single-game mark. Kansas City (3-11) got a career-high 154 yards and a touchdown from Jamaal Charles.
* TITANS 27, DOLPHINS 24: At Nashville, Rob Bironas kicked a
46-yard field goal in overtime, and Tennessee beat Miami after blowing an 18-point lead. Tennessee (7-7) kept alive faint playoff hopes for another week. Vince Young (14-for-27, 236 yards) threw for a career-high three touchdowns and Chris Johnson ran for 104 yards as the Titans reached .500 for the first time this year. The Dolphins (7-7) trailed, 24-6, in the third quarter before rallying, tying it with 1:34 left as Ricky Williams (80 yards, 19 carries) scored on a two-point conversion.
* BUCCANEERS 24, SEAHAWKS 7: At Seattle, rookie quarterback
Josh Freeman (16-for-26, 205 yards) shook off his ninth interception in three games to throw two touchdown passes in the second half, leading Tampa Bay to a win over the Seahawks (5-9). Tampa Bay's 26th-ranked defense forced five turnovers by Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (27-for-46, 256 yards) as the Buccaneers (2-12).
* PATRIOTS 17, BILLS 10: At Orchard Park, N.Y., Randy Moss had five
catches for 70 yards and a touchdown, Tully Banta-Cain had three of New England's six sacks to anchor a banged-up defense and the Patriots (9-5) beat Buffalo (5-9) for the 13th straight time and 18th time in 19 meetings. The Bills were undone by 11 penalties for 124 yards, including a pair of pass-interference calls that set up New England's first two scores. Buffalo's 104 yards in penalties in the first half were the most by an NFL team in an opening half this season.
* FALCONS 10, JETS 7: At East Rutherford, N.J., Tony Gonzalez caught
a 6-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan (16-for-34, 152 yards) on a fourth-down play with 1:38 remaining as Atlanta (7-7) beat the New York Jets (7-7). A day after the Falcons were eliminated from playoff contention because of Dallas' win over New Orleans, they likely ended the Jets' chances, snapping New York's three-game winning streak.
* TEXANS 16, RAMS 13: At St. Louis, Matt Schaub (28-for-40, 367
yards) had his eighth 300-yard passing game and Andre Johnson set a season best with 196 yards receiving, but Houston (7-7) relied primarily on field goals to hold off the lowly Rams (1-13). The Rams lost their 12th in a row at home and for the 23rd time in 24 games overall. Kevin Walter caught a 3-yard scoring pass from Schaub in the third quarter for the Texans' only touchdown.
* RAVENS 31, BEARS 7: At Baltimore, Joe Flacco (21-for-29, 234 yards)
threw a career-high four touchdown passes, and the Ravens (8-6) capitalized on six turnovers to rout Chicago (5-9). Jay Cutler (10-for-27, 94 yards) threw three interceptions, upping his NFL-high total to 25, and backup Caleb Hanie was also picked off. The Bears also lost two fumbles.