Texans 25, Ravens 13

HOUSTON - Running back Arian Foster threw a touchdown pass, Randy Bullock made a franchise-record six field goals, and Houston's defense dominated to give the Texans (8-7) the win over Baltimore and keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

The Ravens (9-6) now need some help next week to get into the postseason after Joe Flacco threw a season-high three interceptions and the offense struggled all day.

Baltimore 0 0 7 6 – 13

Houston 3 13 3 6 – 25

First quarter

Hou–FG Bullock 35, 10:33.

Second quarter

Hou–FG Bullock 25, 14:57.

Hou–FG Bullock 30, 3:54.

Hou–Fiedorowicz 5 pass from Foster (Bullock kick), 1:53.

Third quarter

Bal–T.Smith 8 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 11:10.

Hou–FG Bullock 20, 8:04.

Fourth quarter

Hou–FG Bullock 39, 14:50.

Hou–FG Bullock 33, 9:55.

Bal–T.Smith 20 pass from Flacco (pass failed), 5:56.

A: 71,771.

Bal   Hou

First downs 15   18

Total Net Yards 211   313

Rushes-yards 16-33   38-123

Passing 178   190

Punt Returns 1-45   4-24

Kickoff Returns 4-122   0-0

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   3-34

Comp-Att-Int 21-50-3   21-43-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-17   0-0

Punts 8-50.4   8-45.1

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   1-0

Penalties-Yards 7-56   7-69

Time of Possession 25:02   34:58

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Baltimore, Forsett 10-19, Toussaint 4-11, Flacco 1-5, Pierce 1-(minus 2). Houston, Foster 25-96, Keenum 4-19, Blue 8-6, Grimes 1-2.

Passing: Baltimore, Flacco 21-50-3-195. Houston, Keenum 20-42-1-185, Foster 1-1-0-5.

Receiving: Baltimore, T.Smith 5-59, Smith Sr. 5-49, Forsett 4-13, Jones 2-28, Toussaint 2-20, M.Brown 1-10, Gillmore 1-9, Daniels 1-7. Houston, A.Johnson 6-65, Hopkins 5-38, D.Johnson 4-27, Griffin 3-25, Fiedorowicz 2-12, Foster 1-23.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Steelers 20, Chiefs 12

PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger passed for 220 yards and a touchdown, Le'Veon Bell added a score, and Pittsburgh beat Kansas City (8-7) to lock up a postseason berth.

Pittsburgh (10-5) faces Cincinnati next week for the AFC North title. Either way, the Steelers will be playing January football for the first time since Tim Tebow and Denver stunned the defending AFC champions in the wild-card round three years ago.

Kansas City 3 3 0 6 – 12

Pittsburgh 3 7 7 3 – 20

First quarter

Pit–FG Suisham 23, 9:15.

KC–FG Santos 35, 2:06.

Second quarter

KC–FG Santos 25, 9:25.

Pit–Bell 1 run (Suisham kick), 4:18.

Third quarter

Pit–A.Brown 3 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), :34.

Fourth quarter

KC–FG Santos 43, 10:18.

Pit–FG Suisham 23, 4:04.

KC–FG Santos 23, 1:37.

A: 60,865.

KC   Pit

First downs 22   19

Total Net Yards 327   282

Rushes-yards 14-39   26-68

Passing 288   214

Punt Returns 2-9   0-0

Kickoff Returns 5-104   3-70

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 32-46-0   18-25-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 6-29   1-6

Punts 1-48.0   2-45.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-1   0-0

Penalties-Yards 4-39   4-40

Time of Possession 31:07   28:53

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Kansas City, Charles 9-29, A.Smith 2-14, Davis 2-2, Thomas 1-(minus 6). Pittsburgh, Bell 20-63, Bryant 2-9, Roethlisberger 4-(minus 4).

Passing: Kansas City, A.Smith 31-45-0-311, Colquitt 1-1-0-6. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 18-25-0-220.

Receiving: Kansas City, Bowe 6-57, Thomas 6-47, Wilson 5-87, Charles 5-48, Avant 4-37, Kelce 4-31, Davis 1-9, Fasano 1-1. Pittsburgh, A.Brown 7-72, Miller 7-68, Wheaton 2-27, Bryant 1-44, Bell 1-9.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Panthers 17, Browns 13

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and Carolina defeated Cleveland to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC South.

The victory sets up a winner-take-all showdown next Sunday at Atlanta between the Panthers (6-8-1) and the Falcons (6-9) for the division title.

Johnny Manziel made his second NFL start for Cleveland (7-8) but left with 1:49 left in the first half with a hamstring injury and did not return.

Cleveland 0 3 3 7 – 13

Carolina 3 7 0 7 – 17

First quarter

Car–FG Gano 23, 2:47.

Second quarter

Cle–FG Hartley 43, 13:25.

Car–Newton 2 run (Gano kick), 1:55.

Third quarter

Cle–FG Hartley 31, 3:14.

Fourth quarter

Cle–Cameron 81 pass from Hoyer (Hartley kick), 9:59.

Car–Stewart 9 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 7:07.

A: 73,810.

Cle   Car

First downs 8   27

Total Net Yards 228   404

Rushes-yards 22-84   45-209

Passing 144   195

Punt Returns 2-24   2-17

Kickoff Returns 1-39   3-65

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   1-33

Comp-Att-Int 10-21-1   18-31-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-22   1-6

Punts 6-46.5   4-49.8

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-1

Penalties-Yards 6-49   5-49

Time of Possession 21:57   38:03

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Cleveland, Crowell 16-55, Hoyer 2-19, Hawkins 2-7, Manziel 2-3. Carolina, Stewart 24-122, Newton 12-63, Tolbert 7-19, Whittaker 1-5, Brown 1-0.

Passing: Cleveland, Manziel 3-8-0-32, Hoyer 7-13-1-134. Carolina, Newton 18-31-1-201.

Receiving: Cleveland, Gordon 4-45, Cameron 3-88, Hawkins 1-28, Dray 1-4, Gabriel 1-1. Carolina, Benjamin 5-47, Cotchery 5-46, Dickson 2-44, Brown 2-22, Stewart 2-7, Olsen 1-21, Bersin 1-14.

Missed Field Goals: Carolina, Gano 49 (WR).

Lions 20, Bears 14

CHICAGO - Joique Bell scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, Ndamukong Suh had two sacks, and playoff-bound Detroit beat Jimmy Clausen and Chicago.

Calvin Johnson added six catches for 103 yards for Detroit (11-4), which came away with a narrow victory over a struggling 5-10 team after locking up its second trip to the postseason in 15 years with Saturday's Eagles loss. The Bears benched quarterback Jay Cutler last week in favor of the undistinguished Clausen.

Detroit 7 0 3 10 – 20

Chicago 0 7 7 0 – 14

First quarter

Det–Bush 13 run (Prater kick), 5:15.

Second quarter

Chi–Forte 11 pass from Clausen (Feely kick), :30.

Third quarter

Det–FG Prater 39, 10:24.

Chi–Jeffery 20 pass from Clausen (Feely kick), 2:45.

Fourth quarter

Det–Bell 17 run (Prater kick), 7:15.

Det–FG Prater 30, 2:35.

A: 61,420.

Det   Chi

First downs 22   17

Total Net Yards 367   234

Rushes-yards 26-138   22-64

Passing 229   170

Punt Returns 3-22   0-0

Kickoff Returns 2-28   3-74

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   2-1

Comp-Att-Int 22-39-2   23-39-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-14   2-11

Punts 1-35.0   6-40.3

Fumbles-Lost 2-1   0-0

Penalties-Yards 7-60   5-86

Time of Possession 31:56   28:04

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Detroit, Bell 13-74, Bush 7-54, Winn 1-5, Collins 1-3, Stafford 4-2. Chicago, Forte 19-55, Clausen 3-9.

Passing: Detroit, Stafford 22-39-2-243. Chicago, Clausen 23-39-1-181.

Receiving: Detroit, C.Johnson 6-103, Bush 6-44, Tate 5-62, Bell 2-13, Riddick 2-10, Ross 1-11. Chicago, Wilson 7-66, Jeffery 6-72, Forte 6-40, Morgan 2-2, Rosario 1-1, Bennett 1-0.

Missed Field Goals: Detroit, Prater 37 (BK).

Dolphins 37, Vikings 35

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Rookie Terrence Fede blocked a punt for a safety with 41 seconds left, and Ryan Tannehill threw four touchdown passes to help Miami come from behind and beat Minnesota.

The Dolphins improved to 8-7; Minnesota fell to 6-9.

Minnesota 7 10 0 18 – 35

Miami 0 7 7 23 – 37

First quarter

Min–Asiata 1 run (Walsh kick), 4:23.

Second quarter

Min–Jennings 21 pass from Bridgewater (Walsh kick), 11:34.

Mia–Sims 14 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick), 4:53.

Min–FG Walsh 18, :02.

Third quarter

Mia–M.Wallace 16 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick), 8:29.

Fourth quarter

Mia–Miller 1 run (Sturgis kick), 14:57.

Min–FG Walsh 33, 9:52.

Mia–M.Wallace 7 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick), 6:39.

Min–Wright 8 pass from Bridgewater (Asiata run), 4:46.

Min–Asiata 5 run (Walsh kick), 4:35.

Mia–Williams 3 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick), 1:11.

Mia–Fede safety, :41.

A: 66,203.

Min   Mia

First downs 20   36

Total Net Yards 357   493

Rushes-yards 28-119   28-116

Passing 238   377

Punt Returns 0-0   2-0

Kickoff Returns 4-73   3-45

Interceptions Ret. 1-11   1-2

Comp-Att-Int 19-26-1   35-47-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-21   2-19

Punts 4-37.8   2-38.5

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-1

Penalties-Yards 8-74   7-54

Time of Possession 26:54   33:06

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Minnesota, Asiata 16-58, Wright 1-27, Banyard 5-23, Bridgewater 5-13, Patterson 1-(minus 2). Miami, Miller 19-92, Williams 3-18, L.James 1-5, Tannehill 5-1.

Passing: Minnesota, Bridgewater 19-26-1-259. Miami, Tannehill 35-47-1-396.

Receiving: Minnesota, Jennings 3-56, Charle.Johnson 3-38, Wright 3-38, Asiata 3-19, Ellison 2-47, Banyard 2-9, Ford 1-22, Patterson 1-18, Thielen 1-12. Miami, Landry 8-31, Clay 6-114, Williams 6-50, Miller 5-58, M.Wallace 5-58, Sims 3-35, Gibson 2-50.

Missed Field Goals: Miami, Sturgis 56 (SH).

Patriots 17, Jets 16

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after the Patriots intercepted Geno Smith, and New England (12-3) clinched a first-round playoff bye with the win over New York (3-12).

Tom Brady threw a 3-yard TD pass to Rob Gronkowski for the Patriots, who could earn home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs if Denver loses to Cincinnati on Monday night.

New England 0 7 3 7 – 17

N.Y. Jets 0 10 3 3 – 16

Second quarter

NE–Gronkowski 3 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 12:10.

NYJ–Cumberland 20 pass from Smith (Folk kick), 5:59.

NYJ–FG Folk 26, :52.

Third quarter

NYJ–FG Folk 23, 6:39.

NE–FG Gostkowski 24, 1:55.

Fourth quarter

NE–Gray 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 13:51.

NYJ–FG Folk 37, 7:53.

A: 78,160.

NE   NYJ

First downs 19   16

Total Net Yards 231   307

Rushes-yards 24-85   32-116

Passing 146   191

Punt Returns 3-63   3-35

Kickoff Returns 5-91   3-45

Interceptions Ret. 1-2   1-1

Comp-Att-Int 23-35-1   17-27-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-36   2-19

Punts 5-52.6   4-47.3

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   0-0

Penalties-Yards 5-38   2-14

Time of Possession 27:39   32:21

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: New England, Vereen 6-38, Bolden 5-32, Brady 7-10, Gray 6-5. N.Y. Jets, Ivory 11-53, C.Johnson 10-30, B.Powell 5-21, Smith 3-9, Conner 1-2, Harvin 2-1.

Passing: New England, Brady 23-35-1-182. N.Y. Jets, Smith 17-27-1-210.

Receiving: New England, Amendola 8-63, LaFell 7-64, Gronkowski 6-31, Vereen 1-12, Wright 1-12. N.Y. Jets, Harvin 4-44, Kerley 3-54, Cumberland 3-43, Decker 2-21, B.Powell 2-13, Conner 1-26, Sudfeld 1-6, C.Johnson 1-3.

Missed Field Goals: N.Y. Jets, Folk 52 (SH).

Giants 37, Rams 27

ST. LOUIS - Odell Beckham Jr. caught two touchdown passes and rolled up 148 yards receiving against a defense that had not allowed a TD in three straight games, leading New York (6-9) to victory over St. Louis (6-9).

Beckham set a franchise rookie record with his 10th and 11th TD catches.

N.Y. Giants 10 10 14 3 – 37

St. Louis 3 10 7 7 – 27

First quarter

NYG–FG J.Brown 29, 10:41.

NYG–Beckham Jr. 9 pass from E.Manning (J.Brown kick), 8:24.

StL–FG Zuerlein 51, 4:52.

Second quarter

NYG–FG J.Brown 37, 12:39.

NYG–Darkwa 12 run (J.Brown kick), 4:49.

StL–Mason 10 run (Zuerlein kick), 2:18.

StL–FG Zuerlein 20, :00.

Third quarter

NYG–Randle 7 pass from E.Manning (J.Brown kick), 7:29.

StL–Kendricks 23 pass from Hill (Zuerlein kick), 1:44.

NYG–Beckham Jr. 80 pass from E.Manning (J.Brown kick), :45.

Fourth quarter

NYG–FG J.Brown 52, 8:29.

StL–Givens 47 pass from Hill (Zuerlein kick), 3:56.

A: 55,851.

NYG   StL

First downs 19   23

Total Net Yards 514   387

Rushes-yards 34-128   20-106

Passing 386   281

Punt Returns 0-0   3-61

Kickoff Returns 2-45   5-90

Interceptions Ret. 1-7   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 25-32-0   24-32-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-5   2-9

Punts 3-50.7   4-50.5

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-2

Penalties-Yards 12-149   9-76

Time of Possession 34:47   25:13

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: N.Y. Giants, A.Williams 26-110, Darkwa 4-21, Beckham Jr. 1-0, E.Manning 3-(minus 3). St. Louis, Mason 13-76, Austin 3-25, Stacy 2-6, Hill 1-0, B.Cunningham 1-(minus 1).

Passing: N.Y. Giants, E.Manning 25-32-0-391. St. Louis, Hill 24-32-1-290.

Receiving: N.Y. Giants, Beckham Jr. 8-148, Randle 6-132, Donnell 4-42, Parker 3-32, Fells 2-20, Darkwa 2-17. St. Louis, Britt 9-103, Cook 5-41, Kendricks 2-35, Bailey 2-22, B.Cunningham 2-19, Givens 1-47, Austin 1-15, Mason 1-7, Harkey 1-1.

Missed Field Goals: N.Y. Giants, J.Brown 29 (BK).

Raiders 26, Bills 24

OAKLAND, Calif. - Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes, and Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals to help Oakland knock Buffalo from playoff contention.

The Bills (8-7) needed to win their final two games, but they failed at the easiest part - beating the lowly Raiders (3-12).

Buffalo 7 3 0 14 – 24

Oakland 0 13 6 7 – 26

First quarter

Buf–Watkins 42 pass from Orton (Carpenter kick), 9:45.

Second quarter

Oak–J.Jones 3 pass from Carr (Janikowski kick), 14:56.

Oak–FG Janikowski 45, 8:09.

Oak–FG Janikowski 36, 1:11.

Buf–FG Carpenter 54, :00.

Third quarter

Oak–FG Janikowski 38, 10:18.

Oak–FG Janikowski 49, 2:36.

Fourth quarter

Buf–Chandler 29 pass from Orton (Carpenter kick), 14:54.

Oak–Olawale 1 pass from Carr (Janikowski kick), 2:51.

Buf–Woods 30 pass from Orton (Carpenter kick), 1:09.

A: 53,436.

Buf   Oak

First downs 15   18

Total Net Yards 321   347

Rushes-yards 13-13   36-140

Passing 308   207

Punt Returns 3-11   3-16

Kickoff Returns 3-65   1-21

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   2-7

Comp-Att-Int 32-49-2   17-34-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-21   1-7

Punts 8-42.5   6-44.2

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   1-0

Penalties-Yards 7-55   4-35

Time of Possession 26:13   33:47

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Buffalo, Jackson 6-10, Dixon 3-7, Spiller 4-(minus 4). Oakland, Murray 23-86, McFadden 9-54, Carr 4-0.

Passing: Buffalo, Orton 32-49-2-329. Oakland, Carr 17-34-0-214.

Receiving: Buffalo, Jackson 9-93, Woods 7-52, Chandler 4-37, Spiller 4-14, Watkins 3-75, Hogan 3-43, Gray 2-15. Oakland, Thompkins 5-90, Holmes 3-73, Murray 3-22, Reece 2-20, Rivera 1-5, J.Jones 1-3, Olawale 1-1, McFadden 1-0.

Missed Field Goals: Oakland, Janikowski 48 (WL).