Bucs 17, Redskins 16

LANDOVER, Md. - Washington (5-8) missed two short field goals, fumbled away a kickoff, and flubbed an extra point that would have tied the game with nine seconds left.

Meanwhile, Tampa Bay's Connor Barth made all three of his field-goal attempts, and Josh Freeman led a fourth-quarter comeback for the fifth time this season as the Bucs improved to 8-5 and broke a two-game losing streak.

Tampa Bay 0 3 6 8 – 17

Washington 0 10 0 6 – 16

Second quarter

Was–Paulsen 1 pass from McNabb (Gano kick), 4:51.

TB–FG Barth 25, 2:22.

Was–FG Gano 25, :10.

Third quarter

TB–FG Barth 44, 11:48.

TB–FG Barth 35, 4:11.

Fourth quarter

TB–Winslow 41 pass from Freeman (Freeman run), 3:47.

Was–Moss 6 pass from McNabb (run failed), :09.

A: 66,124.

TB   Was

First downs 15   22

Total Net Yards 365   399

Rushes-yards 26-103   28-188

Passing 262   211

Punt Returns 2-19   3-19

Kickoff Returns 3-43   5-72

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 15-25-0   22-35-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-4   2-17

Punts 4-44.0   5-38.6

Fumbles-Lost 2-2   1-1

Penalties-Yards 2-14   4-25

Time of Possession 28:52   31:08

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Tampa Bay, Blount 15-68, Benn 1-17, Freeman 6-10, C.Williams 3-6, Graham 1-2. Washington, Torain 24-172, K.Williams 4-16.

Passing: Tampa Bay, Freeman 15-25-0-266. Washington, McNabb 22-35-0-228.

Receiving: Tampa Bay, Benn 4-122, C.Williams 4-34, Winslow 2-52, Gilmore 2-27, M.Williams 1-15, Stroughter 1-11, Graham 1-5. Washington, Moss 7-82, Armstrong 4-30, K.Williams 3-60, Sellers 2-28, Cooley 2-22, Torain 2-10, Paulsen 1-1, F.Davis 1-(minus 5).

Missed Field Goals: Washington, Gano 34 (WL), 24 (WL).

Bills 13, Browns 6

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Ryan Fitzpatrick threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to David Nelson and Rian Lindell hit two field goals, both from 19 yards, to help Buffalo (3-11) top Cleveland (5-8), which was eliminated from playoff contention.

Theodis McKelvin intercepted Jake Delhomme's pass with less than four minutes left at the Bills 32, and Buffalo was able to run out the clock. Delhomme also lost a fumble on the previous possession, which led to Lindell's second field goal.

The Browns' inept offense didn't cross midfield in five second-half possessions.

Cleveland 3 3 0 0 – 6

Buffalo 0 10 0 3 – 13

First quarter

Cle–FG Dawson 19, 10:11.

Second quarter

Buf–D.Nelson 11 pass from Fitzpatrick (Lindell kick), 9:28.

Cle–FG Dawson 25, 3:52.

Buf–FG Lindell 30, :14.

Fourth quarter

Buf–FG Lindell 19, 7:56.

A: 50,861.

Cle   Buf

First downs 9   19

Total Net Yards 187   323

Rushes-yards 25-105   42-192

Passing 82   131

Punt Returns 1-7   3-41

Kickoff Returns 4-46   3-53

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   1-10

Comp-Att-Int 12-20-1   14-23-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-4   2-11

Punts 4-49.8   4-43.5

Fumbles-Lost 5-2   2-1

Penalties-Yards 2-10   6-44

Time of Possession 23:50   36:10

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Cleveland, Hillis 21-108, Bell 3-8, Cribbs 1-(minus 11). Buffalo, Jackson 29-112, Fitzpatrick 4-49, Spiller 8-33, Jones 1-(minus 2).

Passing: Cleveland, Delhomme 12-20-1-86. Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 14-23-0-142.

Receiving: Cleveland, Hillis 4-10, Massaquoi 3-43, Robiskie 2-17, Watson 1-8, Cribbs 1-7, Stuckey 1-1. Buffalo, St.Johnson 5-42, Stupar 3-45, Jones 2-14, McIntyre 1-14, Martin 1-13, D.Nelson 1-11, Jackson 1-3.

Lions 7, Packers 3

DETROIT - Drew Stanton threw a 13-yard TD pass to Will Heller midway through the fourth quarter, and Green Bay couldn't come back without Aaron Rodgers.

Detroit (3-10) snapped a five-game losing streak and a 19-game skid against the NFC North, the NFL's worst slump within a division since the merger four decades ago.

Green Bay (8-5) lost Rodgers when the star quarterback was knocked out in the second quarter with his second concussion this season.

Green Bay 0 0 3 0 – 3

Detroit 0 0 0 7 – 7

Third quarter

GB–FG Crosby 42, 10:55.

Fourth quarter

Det–Heller 13 pass from Stanton (Rayner kick), 7:55.

A: 57,659.

GB   Det

First downs 13   15

Total Net Yards 258   286

Rushes-yards 20-66   41-190

Passing 192   96

Punt Returns 2-28   4-37

Kickoff Returns 2-47   2-55

Interceptions Ret. 2-0   2-37

Comp-Att-Int 22-37-2   10-22-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-31   2-21

Punts 8-50.5   8-44.3

Fumbles-Lost 1-1   0-0

Penalties-Yards 3-20   6-35

Time of Possession 29:12   30:48

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Green Bay, Rodgers 2-25, Jackson 7-19, Flynn 3-10, Starks 6-8, Nance 2-4. Detroit, Morris 11-51, Stanton 4-44, Best 13-38, Logan 5-30, Felton 6-15, C.Johnson 1-13, Burleson 1-(minus 1).

Passing: Green Bay, Flynn 15-26-1-177, Rodgers 7-11-1-46. Detroit, Stanton 10-22-2-117.

Receiving: Green Bay, Quarless 5-62, Jennings 4-52, J.Jones 3-30, Jackson 3-9, Nelson 2-26, Driver 2-12, Nance 1-14, Swain 1-12, Kuhn 1-6. Detroit, B.Johnson 2-21, Pettigrew 2-14, C.Johnson 1-44, Heller 1-13, Burleson 1-12, Morris 1-6, Best 1-4, Scheffler 1-3.

Missed Field Goals: Detroit, Rayner 48 (WL).

Jaguars 38, Raiders 31

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - David Garrard threw three touchdown passes and Maurice Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings each topped 100 yards rushing for Jacksonville (8-5), which overcame a 10-point deficit to win for the fifth time in the last six games.

Oakland (6-7) lost for the third time in four weeks.

Oakland 7 10 7 7 – 31

Jacksonville 0 7 21 10 – 38

First quarter

Oak–D.McFadden 67 pass from J.Campbell (Janikowski kick), 10:28.

Second quarter

Jac–Lewis 1 pass from Garrard (Scobee kick), 11:56.

Oak–FG Janikowski 26, 6:25.

Oak–Murphy 8 pass from J.Campbell (Janikowski kick), :19.

Third quarter

Jac–Hill 48 pass from Garrard (Scobee kick), 12:47.

Oak–D.McFadden 51 run (Janikowski kick), 11:21.

Jac–Jennings 74 run (Scobee kick), 6:44.

Jac–Sims-Walker 10 pass from Garrard (Scobee kick), 3:44.

Fourth quarter

Jac–FG Scobee 19, 11:22.

Oak–D.McFadden 36 run (Janikowski kick), 1:53.

Jac–Jones-Drew 30 run (Scobee kick), 1:34.

A: 62,570.

Oak   Jac

First downs 21   19

Total Net Yards 476   385

Rushes-yards 25-153   34-234

Passing 323   151

Punt Returns 3-9   2-11

Kickoff Returns 5-86   5-163

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   1-7

Comp-Att-Int 22-33-1   11-22-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-21   2-8

Punts 5-42.0   5-41.4

Fumbles-Lost 1-1   0-0

Penalties-Yards 4-25   6-52

Time of Possession 30:05   29:55

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Oakland, D.McFadden 16-123, Bush 5-22, Boller 1-7, Reece 2-3, Ford 1-(minus 2). Jacksonville, Jennings 5-109, Jones-Drew 23-101, Garrard 5-32, Thomas 1-(minus 8).

Passing: Oakland, J.Campbell 21-30-0-324, Boller 1-3-1-20. Jacksonville, Garrard 11-22-1-159.

Receiving: Oakland, Murphy 6-59, Z.Miller 4-68, Reece 4-48, D.McFadden 3-86, Ford 2-43, Heyward-Bey 2-40, Myers 1-0. Jacksonville, Lewis 4-57, Jones-Drew 3-19, Sims-Walker 2-23, Hill 1-48, G.Jones 1-12.

Steelers 23, Bengals 7

PITTSBURGH - Troy Polamalu and LaMarr Woodley returned interceptions by Carson Palmer for touchdowns as Pittsburgh (10-3) couldn't get into the end zone on offense but closed in on a playoff spot nonetheless.

Shaun Suisham made all three field goal attempts and is 9 for 9 since joining the Steelers.

Palmer threw three interceptions, two to Polamalu, as Cincinnati (2-11) matched the 1993 Bengals by losing 10 straight in the same season.

Cincinnati 7 0 0 0 – 7

Pittsburgh 0 10 3 10 – 23

First quarter

Cin–Whitworth 1 pass from C.Palmer (Stitser kick), 9:58.

Second quarter

Pit–Polamalu 45 interception return (Suisham kick), 4:37.

Pit–FG Suisham 23, :21.

Third quarter

Pit–FG Suisham 35, 8:34.

Fourth quarter

Pit–Woodley 14 interception return (Suisham kick), 12:21.

Pit–FG Suisham 41, 5:34.

A: 57,501.

Cin   Pit

First downs 14   18

Total Net Yards 190   354

Rushes-yards 14-34   27-123

Passing 156   231

Punt Returns 2-23   2-1

Kickoff Returns 5-77   2-40

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   3-71

Comp-Att-Int 20-32-3   21-33-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-22   4-27

Punts 5-43.4   5-35.2

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   1-0

Penalties-Yards 4-25   9-89

Time of Possession 25:29   34:31

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Cincinnati, Benson 8-19, Scott 4-15, C.Palmer 2-0. Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 18-66, Roethlisberger 3-23, Moore 4-18, Wallace 1-12, Redman 1-4.

Passing: Cincinnati, C.Palmer 20-32-3-178. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 21-33-0-258.

Receiving: Cincinnati, Ochocinco 6-71, Kelly 4-15, Benson 3-26, Shipley 3-26, Leonard 2-17, Owens 1-22, Whitworth 1-1. Pittsburgh, Ward 8-115, Wallace 5-78, Brown 3-27, Randle El 2-19, Mendenhall 1-9, Redman 1-6, Spaeth 1-4.

Falcons 31, Panthers 10

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Turner ran for 112 yards and three touchdowns, Matt Ryan threw for another, and Atlanta (11-2) held onto the best record in the NFC.

Jonathan Stewart rushed for a season-best 133 yards, but lost a fumble on Carolina's first play from scrimmage to set up Atlanta's first TD as the Falcons jumped out to a 17-0 lead.

Things didn't get much better for rookie Jimmy Clausen and the NFL-worst Panthers (1-12), who dropped their seventh straight.

Atlanta 14 3 7 7 – 31

Carolina 0 0 7 3 – 10

First quarter

Atl–Gonzalez 4 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 13:35.

Atl–Turner 1 run (Bryant kick), 6:51.

Second quarter

Atl–FG Bryant 39, 2:34.

Third quarter

Car–Goodson 13 run (Kasay kick), 10:29.

Atl–Turner 3 run (Bryant kick), 4:41.

Fourth quarter

Car–FG Kasay 36, 9:44.

Atl–Turner 4 run (Bryant kick), 4:12.

A: 71,235.

Atl   Car

First downs 24   13

Total Net Yards 327   288

Rushes-yards 36-127   28-212

Passing 200   76

Punt Returns 2-5   2-12

Kickoff Returns 1-23   6-106

Interceptions Ret. 1-17   1-25

Comp-Att-Int 20-34-1   15-25-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-27   5-31

Punts 7-40.4   7-45.4

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   1-1

Penalties-Yards 1-10   6-50

Time of Possession 34:50   25:10

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Atlanta, Turner 28-112, G.Johnson 6-8, Ryan 1-4, Mughelli 1-3. Carolina, Stewart 18-133, Goodson 9-70, Smith 1-9.

Passing: Atlanta, Ryan 20-34-1-227. Carolina, Clausen 14-24-1-107, Edwards 1-1-0-0.

Receiving: Atlanta, White 8-79, Gonzalez 4-28, Jenkins 2-26, Finneran 2-13, Douglas 1-46, Mughelli 1-16, Turner 1-12, Weems 1-7. Carolina, LaFell 6-38, Sutton 3-20, Gettis 2-22, Smith 2-17, Goodson 1-6, Rosario 1-4.

49ers 40, Seahawks 21

SAN FRANCISCO - Brian Westbrook hauled in a 62-yard pass for his longest career TD catch and San Francisco (5-8) improved its slim playoff hopes.

After starting the season 0-5, the Niners are a game behind NFC West leaders Seattle (6-7) and St. Louis (6-7).

Seattle 7 0 7 7 – 21

San Francisco 10 20 10 0 – 40

First quarter

SF–V.Davis 42 pass from A.Smith (Reed kick), 12:33.

Sea–Martin 11 pass from Hasselbeck (Mare kick), 4:14.

SF–FG Reed 33, :00.

Second quarter

SF–FG Reed 44, 10:31.

SF–Morgan 15 pass from A.Smith (Reed kick), 8:04.

SF–Westbrook 62 pass from A.Smith (Reed kick), 1:50.

SF–FG Reed 22, :00.

Third quarter

SF–Goldson 39 interception return (Reed kick), 14:11.

SF–FG Reed 36, 3:32.

Sea–Washington 92 kickoff return (Mare kick), 3:18.

Fourth quarter

Sea–Butler 2 pass from Hasselbeck (Mare kick), 1:55.

A: 69,732.

Sea   SF

First downs 20   10

Total Net Yards 361   336

Rushes-yards 22-84   27-95

Passing 277   241

Punt Returns 3-39   1-3

Kickoff Returns 7-222   4-60

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   4-62

Comp-Att-Int 27-42-4   17-27-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-8   2-14

Punts 2-41.0   5-49.4

Fumbles-Lost 2-1   0-0

Penalties-Yards 8-75   2-15

Time of Possession 29:07   30:53

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Seattle, M.Robinson 3-33, Lynch 10-29, Washington 4-10, Forsett 3-5, Hasselbeck 1-5, Butler 1-2. San Francisco, Dixon 14-60, Westbrook 9-23, A.Smith 4-12.

Passing: Seattle, Hasselbeck 27-42-4-285. San Francisco, A.Smith 17-27-0-255.

Receiving: Seattle, Lynch 7-37, Butler 5-68, Martin 4-73, Stokley 3-35, Tate 3-29, Baker 1-15, Washington 1-13, Forsett 1-9, Morrah 1-8, Gibson 1-(minus 2). San Francisco, Westbrook 6-87, V.Davis 5-70, Morgan 3-82, Dixon 1-8, Walker 1-7, Crabtree 1-1.

Missed Field Goals: Seattle, Mare 43 (WR).

Saints 31, Rams 13

NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees threw for three scores, Malcolm Jenkins returned one of his two interceptions 96 yards for his first career TD, and New Orleans won its sixth straight game.

Marques Colston had a pair of touchdown catches in traffic as New Orleans (10-3) jumped to a 14-0 lead and never trailed.

The Rams (6-7) fell below .500 but remained in a first-place tie in the NFC West with Seattle (6-7), which lost at San Francisco.

St. Louis 0 6 0 7 – 13

New Orleans 14 7 7 3 – 31

First quarter

NO–Colston 5 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 8:25.

NO–Colston 17 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), :24.

Second quarter

StL–FG Jo.Brown 38, 11:20.

StL–FG Jo.Brown 45, 1:42.

NO–Jenkins 96 interception return (Hartley kick), :47.

Third quarter

NO–Moore 31 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 4:55.

Fourth quarter

NO–FG Hartley 40, 14:10.

StL–Bradford 1 run (Jo.Brown kick), 5:23.

A: 70,015.

StL   NO

First downs 14   22

Total Net Yards 327   345

Rushes-yards 24-136   29-132

Passing 191   213

Punt Returns 1-10   2-16

Kickoff Returns 6-134   3-69

Interceptions Ret. 2-8   2-105

Comp-Att-Int 18-32-2   25-40-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-40   1-8

Punts 4-54.8   2-45.0

Fumbles-Lost 2-1   1-1

Penalties-Yards 4-39   5-55

Time of Possession 26:59   33:01

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: St. Louis, Jackson 16-96, Toston 5-22, B.Gibson 1-13, Bradford 2-5. New Orleans, Ivory 7-47, P.Thomas 12-39, Bush 9-39, Brees 1-7.

Passing: St. Louis, Bradford 18-32-2-231. New Orleans, Brees 25-40-2-221.

Receiving: St. Louis, B.Gibson 4-67, Jackson 4-38, Fells 3-26, Amendola 3-16, Robinson 2-61, Toston 1-23, Bajema 1-0. New Orleans, Moore 5-70, Colston 5-46, Bush 5-22, Shockey 4-29, P.Thomas 4-29, Graham 1-21, D.Thomas 1-4.

Missed Field Goals: St. Louis, Jo.Brown 46 (WL).

Chargers 31, Chiefs 0

SAN DIEGO - Philip Rivers threw two TD passes to Malcom Floyd and San Diego remained alive in the AFC West with the win over division-leading Kansas City, which went nowhere without quarterback Matt Cassel.

The four-time defending division champion Chargers (7-6) pulled within one game of the Chiefs (8-5). Cassel didn't travel after having an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday. His backup, Brodie Croyle, completed 7 of 17 passes for 40 yards and was sacked four times in his first start since the 2009 opener. He is now 0-10 as a starter.

Kansas City 0 0 0 0 – 0

San Diego 7 14 0 10 – 31

First quarter

SD–Floyd 17 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), 5:33.

Second quarter

SD–Tolbert 8 run (Kaeding kick), 6:47.

SD–Floyd 9 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), :40.

Fourth quarter

SD–FG Kaeding 48, 8:25.

SD–Mathews 15 run (Kaeding kick), 3:15.

A: 66,780.

KC   SD

First downs 5   25

Total Net Yards 67   426

Rushes-yards 17-48   43-207

Passing 19   219

Punt Returns 1-11   5-76

Kickoff Returns 5-102   1-27

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 9-20-0   18-24-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-29   2-7

Punts 8-45.6   2-55.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-1

Penalties-Yards 2-15   6-47

Time of Possession 19:50   40:10

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Kansas City, Charles 10-40, Battle 3-8, Jones 3-1, Palko 1-(minus 1). San Diego, Tolbert 16-66, Mathews 16-65, Sproles 6-53, Jackson 1-14, Rivers 2-5, Hester 2-4.

Passing: Kansas City, Croyle 7-17-0-40, Palko 2-3-0-8. San Diego, Rivers 18-24-1-226.

Receiving: Kansas City, Copper 2-15, Moeaki 2-13, Charles 2-9, Chambers 1-10, Bowe 1-3, Pope 1-(minus 2). San Diego, Sproles 5-51, Floyd 4-51, Washington 3-50, Jackson 2-29, McMichael 2-26, Tolbert 1-13, Mathews 1-6.