AROUND THE LEAGUE
* PATRIOTS 23, CHARGERS 14: At San Diego, Tom Brady threw a clinching 69-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman midway through the fourth quarter, and New England (10-3) won for the eighth time in nine games. It clinched their 12th straight 10-win season for the second-longest such streak in NFL history. New England went ahead, 16-14, on Stephen Gostkowski's 38-yard field goal with 10:34 left. The Chargers are 8-5.
* STEELERS 42, BENGALS 21: At Cincinnati, Ben Roethlisberger threw three TD passes, including a 94-yarder to rookie Martavis Bryant in the fourth quarter that was the longest play from scrimmage this season.
In a game they had to win, the Steelers (8-5) caught up and ran away with 25 points in the fourth quarter. Cincinnati is 8-4-1.
* RAVENS 28, DOLPHINS 13: At Miami Gardens, Fla., Baltimore played more than 17 minutes before picking up a first down, then overcame a 10-point deficit to win. The Ravens rallied with consecutive TD drives of 97 and 75 yards, and added the clinching score after a favorable replay reversal. The victory gave Baltimore (8-5) a significant edge over Miami (7-6) in the AFC's scramble for a wild-card playoff berth.
* PANTHERS 41, SAINTS 10: At New Orleans, Cam Newton passed for three TDs, appeared to incite a scuffle with the frustrated Saints (5-8) after he went over the pile for another score, and the Panthers ended a six-game skid. The Panthers (4-8-1) pulled closer to NFC South leader Atlanta (5-7), which plays at Green Bay tonight.
* LIONS 34, BUCCANEERS 17: At Detroit, Matthew Stafford threw for 311 yards and three TDs - including one off a fluky deflection late in the game. The Lions (9-4) trail first-place Green Bay by a half-game in the NFC North, with the Packers hosting Atlanta tonight. Tampa Bay is 2-11.
* RAMS 24, REDSKINS 0: At Landover, Md., St. Louis (6-7) has back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1945, giving the Rams their first winning streak of the season. The Rams' defense allowed 206 total yards and sacked Colt McCoy six times. McCoy suffered a neck injury on the sixth sack just before the 2-minute warning, so Robert Griffin III finished the game in his first appearance since getting benched 2 weeks ago. The Redskins (3-10) dropped their fifth straight.
* TEXANS 27, JAGUARS 13: At Jacksonville, Arian Foster ran for 127 yards and a TD, and Houston won consecutive games for the first time since Week 2. Foster's 1-yard run on the second play of the fourth quarter gave Houston (7-6) a comfortable cushion in what had been a back-and-forth game. The Jaguars (2-11) led 13-10 at halftime.
* VIKINGS 30, JETS 24, OT: At Minneapolis, Jarius Wright's 87-yard TD reception from Teddy Bridgewater in overtime gave Minnesota (6-7) the win. After forcing the Jets (2-11) to punt to start the extra period, the Vikings faced third-and-5. Bridgewater was blitzed and threw high on a bubble screen to his right. Wright jumped, made an off-balance grab, slipped by Jaiquawn Jarrett and outran defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to the end zone.
* GIANTS 36, TITANS 7: At Nashville, Tenn., Eli Manning threw for 260 yards and a TD, and New York snapped a seven-game skid. The Giants (4-9) won for the first time since Oct. 5. Odell Beckham Jr. set a team rookie record with his fourth 100-yard receiving game and rookie Andre Williams ran for a season-high 131 yards. Tennessee (2-11) lost its seventh straight.
* BRONCOS 24, BILLS 17: At Denver, C.J. Anderson ran for three TDs and the Broncos overcame a rare unsteady outing by Peyton Manning, whose streak of 51 straight games with a TD throw - three shy of Drew Brees' NFL record - ended against Buffalo (7-6). Despite three turnovers, the Broncos (10-3) won their third straight game since changing to a run-heavy attack.
* CARDINALS 17, CHIEFS 14: At Glendale, Ariz., Kerwynn Williams rushed for 100 yards 2 days after being elevated from the Arizona practice squad and the Cardinals rallied. The NFC West-leading Cardinals (10-3) took the lead when Drew Stanton threw a 26-yard TD pass to Jaron Brown in the third quarter. Jamaal Charles scored two first-half TDs on a 63-yard run and 18-yard pass from Alex Smith, for the Chiefs (7-6).
* RAIDERS 24, 49ERS 13: At Oakland, Derek Carr threw three TD passes and the Raiders put a major dent into San Francisco's dwindling playoff hopes. Carr completed 22 of 28 passes for 254 yards and outplayed counterpart Colin Kaepernick as the Raiders (2-11) won their second straight home game. With a second straight loss, the 49ers (7-6) are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in coach Jim Harbaugh's 4-year tenure.