Browns 30, Chiefs 7

CLEVELAND - Rookie Travis Benjamin's electrifying 93-yard punt return for a touchdown early in the second quarter gave Cleveland the momentum it needed to win its third straight, a whipping of emotionally drained Kansas City.

Benjamin's return helped the Browns (5-8) continue their resurgence under second-year coach Pat Shurmur, whose future in Cleveland remains uncertain. The Browns have one more win than last season. The Chiefs fell to 2-11.

Kansas City 7 0 0 0 – 7

Cleveland 3 7 10 10 – 30

First quarter

KC–Charles 80 run (Succop kick), 14:48.

Cle–FG Dawson 23, 3:53.

Second quarter

Cle–Benjamin 93 punt return (Dawson kick), 14:40.

Third quarter

Cle–Richardson 1 run (Dawson kick), 12:28.

Cle–FG Dawson 24, 8:42.

Fourth quarter

Cle–Richardson 1 run (Dawson kick), 14:17.

Cle–FG Dawson 34, 9:04.

A: 62,422.

KC   Cle

First downs 12   20

Total Net Yards 310   352

Rushes-yards 26-180   35-154

Passing 130   198

Punt Returns 3-5   4-144

Kickoff Returns 3-51   1-15

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   1-23

Comp-Att-Int 10-21-1   17-30-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 5-29   3-19

Punts 7-48.0   5-40.8

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   2-0

Penalties-Yards 5-35   7-55

Time of Possession 26:31   33:29

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Kansas City, Charles 18-165, Hillis 5-11, Quinn 1-4, Draughn 1-0, McCluster 1-0. Cleveland, Hardesty 10-52, Richardson 18-42, Little 1-17, Cribbs 2-15, Benjamin 1-15, Weeden 1-15, McCoy 2-(minus 2).

Passing: Kansas City, Quinn 10-21-1-159. Cleveland, Weeden 17-30-0-217.

Receiving: Kansas City, Copper 3-32, Bowe 2-70, Newsome 1-25, Moeaki 1-10, Draughn 1-8, McCluster 1-8, Hillis 1-6. Cleveland, Gordon 8-86, Little 4-69, Watson 3-43, J.Cameron 1-10, Richardson 1-9.

Missed Field Goals: Kansas City, Succop 27 (WL).

Panthers 30, Falcons 20

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 72-yard run as Carolina stunned NFC South champion Atlanta.

Newton piled up a career-high 116 yards on the ground as the Panthers (4-9) racked up 475 total yards to avenge an early-season loss to the Falcons (11-2). The Panthers opened up a 23-0 lead before Atlanta got on the board.

Atlanta 0 0 7 13 – 20

Carolina 7 9 7 7 – 30

First quarter

Car–Olsen 25 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 7:49.

Second quarter

Car–FG Gano 24, 10:55.

Car–FG Gano 41, 4:58.

Car–FG Gano 31, :00.

Third quarter

Car–Newton 72 run (Gano kick), 11:01.

Atl–White 4 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 4:48.

Fourth quarter

Atl–Jones 11 pass from Ryan (pass failed), 13:57.

Car–D.Williams 53 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 4:11.

Atl–Turner 1 run (Bryant kick), :53.

A: 73,292.

Atl   Car

First downs 26   23

Total Net Yards 362   475

Rushes-yards 11-35   32-195

Passing 327   280

Punt Returns 0-0   0-0

Kickoff Returns 3-49   3-54

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   1-0

Comp-Att-Int 34-49-1   23-35-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-15   1-7

Punts 4-42.0   2-44.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   1-0

Penalties-Yards 3-15   3-10

Time of Possession 24:13   35:47

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Atlanta, Rodgers 4-21, Turner 7-14. Carolina, Newton 9-116, D.Williams 17-56, Tolbert 5-20, Adams 1-3.

Passing: Atlanta, Ryan 34-49-1-342. Carolina, Newton 23-35-0-287.

Receiving: Atlanta, White 9-117, Gonzalez 8-61, Rodgers 6-43, Jones 5-66, Douglas 2-29, Coffman 1-11, Dr.Davis 1-6, Snelling 1-5, Palmer 1-4. Carolina, S.Smith 7-109, Murphy 5-36, Olsen 4-55, Tolbert 3-18, D.Williams 2-56, A.Edwards 1-7, Barnidge 1-6.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Rams 15, Bills 12

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Sam Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with 48 seconds left to lift St. Louis over Buffalo.

Bradford was 5 of 8 for 68 yards to cap a 14-play, 84-yard drive. St. Louis (6-6-1) continued its late-season resurgence by winning its third straight for the first time since closing the 2006 season with three victories.

The Bills (5-8) all but mathematically dropped out of playoff contention by blowing a lead in the final minute for the second time this season.

St. Louis 0 0 7 8 – 15

Buffalo 3 3 6 0 – 12

First quarter

Buf–FG Lindell 35, 2:14.

Second quarter

Buf–FG Lindell 40, :07.

Third quarter

StL–Jackson 1 run (Zuerlein kick), 8:37.

Buf–L.Smith 2 pass from Fitzpatrick (pass failed), 3:26.

Fourth quarter

StL–Gibson 13 pass from Bradford (Givens pass from Bradford), :48.

A: 68,109.

StL   Buf

First downs 17   17

Total Net Yards 285   281

Rushes-yards 27-78   20-61

Passing 207   220

Punt Returns 2-23   4-44

Kickoff Returns 4-88   3-79

Interceptions Ret. 1-21   1-23

Comp-Att-Int 19-39-1   25-33-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-2   5-27

Punts 8-37.8   7-39.1

Fumbles-Lost 2-0   2-1

Penalties-Yards 2-17   2-15

Time of Possession 29:24   30:36

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: St. Louis, Jackson 19-64, Bradford 4-13, D.Richardson 3-4, Givens 1-(minus 3). Buffalo, Spiller 7-37, F.Jackson 9-14, Fitzpatrick 3-5, Graham 1-5.

Passing: St. Louis, Bradford 19-39-1-209. Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 25-33-1-247.

Receiving: St. Louis, Gibson 6-100, Pettis 5-33, Kendricks 3-36, Givens 3-25, Jackson 1-9, Quick 1-6. Buffalo, St.Johnson 6-71, Chandler 5-71, F.Jackson 5-16, Graham 3-33, Jones 3-33, Spiller 1-15, B.Smith 1-6, L.Smith 1-2.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Colts 27, Titans 23

INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck led Indianapolis back from a 13-point second-half deficit to get past Tennessee.

Luck has now engineered six fourth-quarter comebacks this season for Indy (9-4).

Rob Bironas gave the Titans (4-9) a 23-21 lead with a 25-yard field goal, but that would be it.

Tennessee 7 13 0 3 – 23

Indianapolis 7 0 14 6 – 27

First quarter

Ten–Cook 18 pass from Locker (Bironas kick), 10:10.

Ind–Wayne 4 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 1:01.

Second quarter

Ten–FG Bironas 40, 12:27.

Ten–Witherspoon 40 interception return (Bironas kick), 4:40.

Ten–FG Bironas 31, :37.

Third quarter

Ind–Carter 1 run (Vinatieri kick), 8:36.

Ind–Vaughn 3 interception return (Vinatieri kick), 5:36.

Fourth quarter

Ten–FG Bironas 25, 10:28.

Ind–FG Vinatieri 53, 6:23.

Ind–FG Vinatieri 40, 3:48.

A: 64,688.

Ten   Ind

First downs 17   20

Total Net Yards 356   269

Rushes-yards 24-97   30-98

Passing 259   171

Punt Returns 1-14   2-24

Kickoff Returns 0-0   0-0

Interceptions Ret. 2-40   2-10

Comp-Att-Int 22-35-2   16-34-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-3   4-25

Punts 3-55.0   4-53.3

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-0

Penalties-Yards 9-70   6-43

Time of Possession 28:37   31:23

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Tennessee, Locker 4-51, C.Johnson 19-44, Reynaud 1-2. Indianapolis, Ballard 19-94, Luck 5-7, Avery 1-3, Carter 3-1, Hilton 1-(minus 2), Wayne 1-(minus 5).

Passing: Tennessee, Locker 22-35-2-262. Indianapolis, Luck 16-34-2-196.

Receiving: Tennessee, Britt 8-143, Wright 5-39, Cook 3-20, C.Johnson 3-15, Stevens 1-19, Washington 1-15, Preston 1-11. Indianapolis, Wayne 6-64, Avery 3-31, Hilton 2-50, Carter 1-13, Allen 1-11, Ballard 1-10, Fleener 1-9, Brazill 1-8.

Missed Field Goals: Tennessee, Bironas 57 (WR).

Vikings 21, Bears 14

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Harrison Smith returned an interception for a score to lead Minnesota past free-falling Chicago.

Peterson topped 100 yards before the first quarter was over, helping the Vikings (7-6) overcome another lackluster day from Christian Ponder to keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

Jay Cutler threw for 260 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions for the Bears (8-5), who have lost four of their last five.

Chicago 0 7 0 7 – 14

Minnesota 14 0 7 0 – 21

First quarter

Min–Peterson 1 run (Walsh kick), 11:53.

Min–Peterson 1 run (Walsh kick), 8:42.

Second quarter

Chi–Jeffery 23 pass from Cutler (Gould kick), 1:52.

Third quarter

Min–Smith 56 interception return (Walsh kick), 3:27.

Fourth quarter

Chi–Marshall 16 pass from Campbell (Gould kick), 1:48.

A: 64,134.

Chi   Min

First downs 22   17

Total Net Yards 438   248

Rushes-yards 18-118   38-171

Passing 320   77

Punt Returns 5-58   0-0

Kickoff Returns 4-59   2-21

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   2-100

Comp-Att-Int 28-53-2   11-17-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-4   1-14

Punts 6-37.5   7-45.7

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   2-0

Penalties-Yards 10-80   7-54

Time of Possession 31:42   28:18

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Chicago, Forte 13-85, Cutler 2-16, Campbell 1-8, Bush 1-6, Allen 1-3. Minnesota, Peterson 31-154, Gerhart 3-17, Ponder 4-0.

Passing: Chicago, Cutler 22-44-2-260, Campbell 6-9-0-64. Minnesota, Ponder 11-17-1-91.

Receiving: Chicago, Marshall 10-160, Forte 6-34, Hester 5-39, Jeffery 3-57, Davis 3-25, Adams 1-9. Minnesota, Jenkins 4-36, Wright 2-29, Peterson 2-16, Simpson 1-13, Gerhart 1-(minus 1), Ellison 1-(minus 2).

Missed Field Goals: None.

Chargers 34, Steelers 24

PITTSBURGH - Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes as San Diego embarrassed Pittsburgh.

The win was San Diego's first in 15 regular-season visits to Pittsburgh (7-6) and snapped a four-game losing streak. The Chargers (5-8) never let Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger get comfortable in his first game in nearly a month.

San Diego 3 10 14 7 – 34

Pittsburgh 0 3 7 14 – 24

First quarter

SD–FG Novak 51, 3:06.

Second quarter

SD–Alexander 39 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 3:40.

SD–FG Novak 39, :50.

Pit–FG Suisham 49, :00.

Third quarter

SD–Floyd 3 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 5:28.

SD–Jammer fumble recovery in end zone (Novak kick), 5:16.

Pit–Wallace 40 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 2:33.

Fourth quarter

SD–Alexander 15 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 9:46.

Pit–Wallace 11 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 6:07.

Pit–A.Brown 1 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), :58.

A: 61,359.

SD   Pit

First downs 19   18

Total Net Yards 294   340

Rushes-yards 36-94   17-69

Passing 200   271

Punt Returns 3-35   1-0

Kickoff Returns 3-24   5-113

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 21-42-0   22-42-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-0   2-14

Punts 7-37.4   7-47.4

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-1

Penalties-Yards 6-51   8-52

Time of Possession 36:46   23:14

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: San Diego, Mathews 25-65, Brown 2-17, McClain 3-4, Weddle 1-4, Rivers 3-3, Battle 2-1. Pittsburgh, Dwyer 8-32, Roethlisberger 5-31, Rainey 1-6, Redman 2-0, Wallace 1-0.

Passing: San Diego, Rivers 21-41-0-200, Alexander 0-1-0-0. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 22-42-1-285.

Receiving: San Diego, Alexander 7-88, Spurlock 7-64, Gates 3-31, Floyd 3-10, Brown 1-7. Pittsburgh, Wallace 7-112, Miller 5-66, A.Brown 4-35, Dwyer 3-18, Sanders 2-36, Burress 1-18.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Jets 17, Jaguars 10

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell ran for short touchdowns as New York kept its postseason hopes alive by beating a woeful Jacksonville squad.

The Jets (6-7) were shut out at halftime for the second consecutive week, but they didn't need to change quarterbacks to spark the offense this time around. Instead, they just pounded the Jaguars (2-11) up the middle.

Greene scored on a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter, and Powell added a 4-yarder early in the fourth.

N.Y. Jets 0 0 10 7 – 17

Jacksonville 0 3 0 7 – 10

Second quarter

Jac–FG Scobee 31, 6:44.

Third quarter

NYJ–Greene 1 run (Folk kick), 9:11.

NYJ–FG Folk 44, 2:53.

Fourth quarter

NYJ–Powell 4 run (Folk kick), 12:20.

Jac–Owens 32 run (Scobee kick), 7:06.

A: 67,027.

NYJ   Jac

First downs 17   16

Total Net Yards 270   291

Rushes-yards 42-166   24-123

Passing 104   168

Punt Returns 2-18   3-25

Kickoff Returns 0-0   4-78

Interceptions Ret. 2-11   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 12-19-0   21-43-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-7   3-17

Punts 7-46.6   8-45.4

Fumbles-Lost 2-2   0-0

Penalties-Yards 1-15   7-54

Time of Possession 30:31   29:29

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: N.Y. Jets, Powell 19-78, Greene 20-77, Sanchez 3-11. Jacksonville, Owens 14-91, Murphy 4-19, Todman 3-8, Jones 2-4, Henne 1-1.

Passing: N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 12-19-0-111. Jacksonville, Henne 21-43-2-185.

Receiving: N.Y. Jets, Kerley 4-27, Schilens 2-27, Gilyard 2-15, Reuland 2-7, Cumberland 1-37, Cromartie 1-(minus 2). Jacksonville, Blackmon 6-57, Shipley 5-55, Elliott 3-38, Jones 2-8, Owens 1-11, Whimper 1-10, Lewis 1-4, Potter 1-2, Todman 1-0.

Missed Field Goals: Jacksonville, Scobee 55 (WL).

49ers 27, Dolphins 13

SAN FRANCISCO - Frank Gore ran for a 1-yard touchdown, and reached 1,000 yards rushing for the sixth time in his career, in San Francisco's win over Miami.

Gore finished with 63 yards, Anthony Dixon also had a 1-yard scoring run, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick ran for a late 50-yard touchdown and threw for 185 yards in his fourth straight start since replacing Alex Smith for the 49ers (9-3-1).

Michael Crabtree had nine catches for 93 yards.

Miami 0 3 3 7 – 13

San Francisco 0 6 7 14 – 27

Second quarter

Mia–FG Carpenter 28, 13:31.

SF–FG Akers 30, 8:00.

SF–FG Akers 37, :00.

Third quarter

SF–Gore 1 run (Akers kick), 11:17.

Mia–FG Carpenter 53, 6:53.

Fourth quarter

SF–Dixon 1 run (Akers kick), 14:27.

Mia–Fasano 3 pass from Tannehill (Carpenter kick), 7:55.

SF–Kaepernick 50 run (Akers kick), 2:10.

A: 69,732.

Mia   SF

First downs 17   20

Total Net Yards 227   321

Rushes-yards 22-94   28-155

Passing 133   166

Punt Returns 2-10   1-12

Kickoff Returns 5-153   3-79

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 17-33-0   18-23-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-17   4-19

Punts 3-47.3   4-48.3

Fumbles-Lost 3-1   1-0

Penalties-Yards 5-43   6-45

Time of Possession 29:28   30:32

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Miami, Bush 14-65, Tannehill 3-25, Thomas 2-3, L.Miller 3-1. San Francisco, Gore 12-63, Kaepernick 6-53, James 8-30, Dixon 2-9.

Passing: Miami, Tannehill 17-33-0-150. San Francisco, Kaepernick 18-23-0-185.

Receiving: Miami, Bess 5-50, Bush 5-38, Hartline 2-34, Fasano 2-9, Matthews 1-8, L.Miller 1-8, Clay 1-3. San Francisco, Crabtree 9-93, Moss 2-30, Gore 2-22, Miller 2-1, Walker 1-20, James 1-15, V.Davis 1-4.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Seahawks 58, Cards 0

SEATTLE - Marshawn Lynch had three touchdown runs as Seattle set a franchise record for points scored in its pounding of St. Louis.

The Seahawks (8-5) forced eight turnovers, including two interceptions each by Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner.

Arizona (4-9) was shut out for the first time since 2003 - against Seattle.

Arizona 0 0 0 0 – 0

Seattle 10 28 13 7 – 58

First quarter

Sea–FG Hauschka 31, 9:59.

Sea–Lynch 20 run (Hauschka kick), 2:04.

Second quarter

Sea–Lynch 4 run (Hauschka kick), 14:53.

Sea–Sherman 19 interception return (Hauschka kick), 10:12.

Sea–Smith fumble recovery in end zone (Hauschka kick), 6:31.

Sea–Miller 24 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), :06.

Third quarter

Sea–Lynch 33 run (Hauschka kick), 11:08.

Sea–FG Hauschka 28, 7:43.

Sea–FG Hauschka 32, 2:06.

Fourth quarter

Sea–Washington 3 run (Hauschka kick), 2:32.

A: 67,685.

Ari   Sea

First downs 10   22

Total Net Yards 154   493

Rushes-yards 16-43   42-284

Passing 111   209

Punt Returns 2-11   5-39

Kickoff Returns 9-200   1-18

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   4-64

Comp-Att-Int 19-39-4   12-22-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-22   1-7

Punts 6-46.7   3-42.0

Fumbles-Lost 5-4   0-0

Penalties-Yards 9-79   10-97

Time of Possession 25:33   34:27

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Arizona, Powell 5-20, Wells 6-18, Stephens-Howling 2-5, Skelton 2-2, Lindley 1-(minus 2). Seattle, Lynch 11-128, Turbin 20-108, Washington 7-38, Wilson 3-12, Flynn 1-(minus 2).

Passing: Arizona, Skelton 11-22-4-74, Lindley 8-17-0-59. Seattle, Wilson 7-13-1-148, Flynn 5-9-0-68.

Receiving: Arizona, Housler 7-36, Roberts 3-36, Floyd 2-30, Powell 2-13, Doucet 2-7, Peterson 1-7, Fitzgerald 1-2, Stephens-Howling 1-2. Seattle, McCoy 3-105, Rice 2-35, Baldwin 2-29, Miller 2-29, Tate 2-6, Robinson 1-12.

Missed Field Goals: None.