Bengals 42, Vikings 14

CINCINNATI - Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes, and linebacker Vincent Rey returned an interception 25 yards for a score as Cincinnati had another big day at home, beating Minnesota and earning a playoff spot.

A few minutes after their game ended, the Bengals (10-5) clinched a playoff berth when Miami lost at Buffalo. That made it 3 for 3 for Dalton, who becomes the fifth quarterback in NFL history to make the playoffs in each of his first three seasons, joining Pat Haden of the Rams, Dan Marino of the Dolphins, Bernie Kosar of the Browns, and Joe Flacco of the Ravens.

It's the first time in their history that the Bengals have reached the playoffs in three straight seasons.

Dalton has thrown 31 touchdown passes this season, one shy of Carson Palmer's club record from 2005.

The Vikings (4-10-1) had Adrian Peterson back after he missed last Sunday's win over the Eagles with a sprained right foot, but he was limited to 45 yards on 11 carries. Matt Cassel was 13 of 27 for 114 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

Minnesota 7 0 7 0 – 14

Cincinnati 14 14 14 0 – 42

First quarter

Cin–Green-Ellis 4 run (Nugent kick), 13:12.

Min–Wright 36 pass from Cassel (Walsh kick), 10:02.

Cin–Green 29 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), :57.

Second quarter

Cin–Rey 25 interception return (Nugent kick), 10:02.

Cin–Gresham 16 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 2:22.

Third quarter

Cin–Sanu 7 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 10:35.

Cin–Green 2 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 3:19.

Min–Patterson 35 run (Walsh kick), 1:34.

A: 61,555.

Min   Cin

First downs 10   24

Total Net Yards 209   429

Rushes-yards 17-115   37-81

Passing 94   348

Punt Returns 1-22   2-27

Kickoff Returns 6-158   1-3

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   3-38

Comp-Att-Int 13-27-3   27-38-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-20   2-18

Punts 5-39.4   4-40.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-1   1-1

Penalties-Yards 5-40   6-55

Time of Possession 20:28   39:32

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Minnesota, Patterson 3-54, Peterson 11-45, Cassel 3-16. Cincinnati, Green-Ellis 12-24, Bernard 13-20, Sanu 3-12, Dalton 1-10, M.Jones 2-6, Peerman 2-6, J.Johnson 4-3.

Passing: Minnesota, Cassel 13-27-3-114. Cincinnati, Dalton 27-38-0-366.

Receiving: Minnesota, Jennings 4-27, Patterson 3-8, Ellison 2-22, Wright 1-36, Banyard 1-11, Simpson 1-8, Peterson 1-2. Cincinnati, Green 7-97, M.Jones 6-85, Sanu 4-35, Gresham 3-49, Hawkins 3-37, Bernard 2-47, Green-Ellis 1-10, Eifert 1-6.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Colts 23, Chiefs 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After Kansas City marched downfield for an easy score on the first series of the game, Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck calmly picked apart the Chiefs defense, and the Colts (10-5) didn't allow another point the rest of the way for a victory in what could turn out to be a preview of an AFC wild-card game.

If Indianapolis ends up as the No. 4 seed in the playoffs and with the Chiefs assured of the fifth seed, the two teams would meet again in two weeks in Indiana. Kansas City's chances of winning the AFC West were dashed when Denver beat Houston.

Alex Smith threw for 153 yards, but he fumbled once and was picked off twice. Knile Davis also fumbled the ball away, and the Chiefs (11-4) were hit with several key penalties that scuttled any chance of mounting a second-half comeback in the frigid weather at Arrowhead Stadium.

Jamaal Charles ran for 106 yards and the game's opening score, but Kansas City failed to keep him involved.

"It was a team effort in not a very good way," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "You can't pull your foot off the accelerator when you get out that quick."

Indianapolis 0 13 10 0 – 23

Kansas City 7 0 0 0 – 7

First quarter

KC–Charles 31 run (Succop kick), 11:05.

Second quarter

Ind–FG Vinatieri 46, 11:40.

Ind–D.Brown 33 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 9:23.

Ind–FG Vinatieri 45, 1:54.

Third quarter

Ind–D.Brown 51 run (Vinatieri kick), 12:55.

Ind–FG Vinatieri 30, 2:47.

A: 75,396.

Ind   KC

First downs 19   18

Total Net Yards 367   287

Rushes-yards 34-135   20-155

Passing 232   132

Punt Returns 4-32   3-23

Kickoff Returns 0-0   5-140

Interceptions Ret. 2-1   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 26-37-0   16-29-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-9   4-21

Punts 4-50.3   5-54.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   5-2

Penalties-Yards 3-31   7-65

Time of Possession 38:20   21:40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Indianapolis, D.Brown 10-79, Richardson 16-43, Choice 1-8, Luck 6-5, Havili 1-0. Kansas City, Charles 13-106, A.Smith 6-47, Davis 1-2.

Passing: Indianapolis, Luck 26-37-0-241. Kansas City, A.Smith 16-29-2-153.

Receiving: Indianapolis, Whalen 7-80, Hilton 5-52, Rogers 4-42, Richardson 3-15, D.Brown 2-31, Fleener 2-8, Doyle 1-6, Saunders 1-6, Havili 1-1. Kansas City, Bowe 5-46, Charles 5-38, Avery 3-32, Fasano 1-19, McCluster 1-11, Gray 1-7.

Missed Field Goals: Indianapolis, Vinatieri 34 (WL). Kansas City, Succop 47 (WL).

Bills 19, Dolphins 0

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Kyle Williams had two of Buffalo's seven sacks to key a stifling defensive performance as the Bills (6-9) blanked Miami (8-7).

Buffalo's blitz got to Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill on the third play from scrimmage. And the pass rush didn't stop until he was sacked a final time on his second-to-last snap of the game.

The Bills limited the Dolphins to 103 yards and six first downs.

Miami had a three-game winning streak snapped and could miss the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season. The Dolphins' loss clinched the AFC East for New England.

The shutout was Buffalo's first at Ralph Wilson Stadium since 2006.

Miami 0 0 0 0 – 0

Buffalo 3 7 0 9 – 19

First quarter

Buf–FG Carpenter 45, 6:42.

Second quarter

Buf–Jackson 9 run (Carpenter kick), 13:18.

Fourth quarter

Buf–FG Carpenter 21, 12:01.

Buf–FG Carpenter 22, 6:43.

Buf–FG Carpenter 26, 2:26.

A: 54,305.

Mia   Buf

First downs 6   18

Total Net Yards 103   390

Rushes-yards 12-14   51-203

Passing 89   187

Punt Returns 3-0   4-0

Kickoff Returns 5-83   0-0

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   2-17

Comp-Att-Int 12-33-2   15-25-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 7-46   1-6

Punts 10-50.1   6-36.3

Fumbles-Lost 2-0   3-0

Penalties-Yards 6-37   4-31

Time of Possession 23:29   36:31

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Miami, Miller 3-8, Dan.Thomas 9-6. Buffalo, Jackson 19-111, Spiller 20-77, Lewis 8-13, Summers 2-7, Graham 1-(minus 2), Goodwin 1-(minus 3).

Passing: Miami, Tannehill 10-27-0-82, Mat.Moore 2-6-2-53. Buffalo, Lewis 15-25-1-193.

Receiving: Miami, Wallace 4-38, Clay 4-32, Hartline 2-53, Matthews 1-9, Dan.Thomas 1-3. Buffalo, Woods 3-70, Spiller 3-26, Chandler 2-31, Graham 2-27, Hogan 2-8, Jackson 2-7, L.Smith 1-24.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Jets 24, Browns 13

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes to David Nelson and ran for another score as New York (7-8) beat Cleveland.

Nelson, cut by the Browns after training camp, finished with four catches for 33 yards.

Smith had his first game with at least two TD passes since October, with no turnovers or sacks. The rookie was 20 of 36 for 214 yards and ran for 48 yards - including a 17-yard TD scamper in the fourth quarter.

Chris Ivory had 109 yards on 20 carries for the Jets.

Jason Campbell was intercepted twice as the Browns (4-11) lost their sixth straight.

Cleveland 3 7 0 3 – 13

N.Y. Jets 0 10 0 14 – 24

First quarter

Cle–FG Cundiff 27, 6:30.

Second quarter

Cle–Baker 5 run (Cundiff kick), 6:47.

NYJ–Nelson 6 pass from Smith (Folk kick), 1:18.

NYJ–FG Folk 21, :00.

Fourth quarter

NYJ–Nelson 5 pass from Smith (Folk kick), 14:14.

Cle–FG Cundiff 21, 9:40.

NYJ–Smith 17 run (Folk kick), 3:19.

A: 76,957.

Cle   NYJ

First downs 19   25

Total Net Yards 283   422

Rushes-yards 21-115   39-208

Passing 168   214

Punt Returns 2-39   0-0

Kickoff Returns 3-92   0-0

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   2-44

Comp-Att-Int 18-40-2   20-37-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-10   0-0

Punts 3-49.3   3-46.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   0-0

Penalties-Yards 3-24   6-35

Time of Possession 27:17   32:43

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Cleveland, Baker 17-64, Gordon 1-22, Campbell 2-21, Ogbonnaya 1-8. N.Y. Jets, Ivory 20-109, Powell 7-54, Smith 10-48, Kerley 1-8, Hakim 1-(minus 11).

Passing: Cleveland, Campbell 18-40-2-178. N.Y. Jets, Smith 20-36-0-214, Bush 0-1-0-0.

Receiving: Cleveland, Gordon 6-97, Cooper 4-26, Barnidge 2-23, Baker 2-12, Tyms 2-12, Little 1-4, Ogbonnaya 1-4. N.Y. Jets, Kerley 5-70, Nelson 4-33, Powell 4-26, Winslow 3-35, Cumberland 2-30, Holmes 2-20.

Missed Field Goals: N.Y. Jets, Folk 49 (WR).

Titans 20, Jaguars 16

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nate Washington scored on a 30-yard reception in the fourth quarter, and Tennessee (6-9) got a much-needed defensive stop late to end a three-game losing streak with a win over Jacksonville.

After Washington, who finished with six catches for 117 yards, scored, the Jaguars (4-11) were in position to take the lead. But Ropati Pitoitua stuffed Maurice Jones-Drew on a fourth-and-1 play at the Tennessee 20 with 5 minutes, 21 seconds left.

"The second half was finally how we wanted to play," said Titans coach Mike Munchak, whose team had lost eight of 10 games since September.

Tennessee 3 3 7 7 – 20

Jacksonville 7 6 3 0 – 16

First quarter

Ten–FG Bironas 45, 9:05.

Jax–M.Lewis 4 pass from Henne (Scobee kick), 4:45.

Second quarter

Ten–FG Bironas 52, 1:55.

Jax–Brown 7 pass from Henne (kick blocked), :43.

Third quarter

Jax–FG Scobee 36, 9:22.

Ten–Greene 1 run (Bironas kick), 4:01.

Fourth quarter

Ten–N.Washington 30 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bironas kick), 14:25.

A: 60,559.

Ten   Jax

First downs 22   15

Total Net Yards 346   289

Rushes-yards 44-182   21-63

Passing 164   226

Punt Returns 1-(-1)   1-4

Kickoff Returns 0-0   1-43

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   1-8

Comp-Att-Int 17-26-1   24-34-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-17   2-11

Punts 3-46.7   4-45.5

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   0-0

Penalties-Yards 1-4   4-15

Time of Possession 35:39   24:21

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Ten, Greene 19-91, C.Johnson 22-90, Fitzpatrick 3-1. Jax, Jones-Drew 13-45, Robinson 1-11, Todman 6-6, Henne 1-1.

Passing: Ten, Fitzpatrick 17-26-1-181. Jax, Henne 24-34-1-237.

Receiving: Ten, N.Washington 6-117, Walker 4-35, Wright 4-22, Battle 1-4, C.Johnson 1-3, Greene 1-0. Jax, Brown 5-71, M.Lewis 4-50, Taylor 4-45, Jones-Drew 4-24, Sanders 4-20, L.Thomas 1-13, Meester 1-9, Todman 1-5. Missed Field Goals: None.

Rams 23, Buccaneers 13

ST. LOUIS - Robert Quinn got three of St. Louis' seven sacks to break the franchise season record - and take the NFL lead - with 18 as St. Louis (7-8) beat Tampa Bay (4-11).

The toughest part of Quinn's day was surviving the ride to the locker room. "They hoisted me off," the 264-pound defensive end said. "I was hoping I didn't get dropped."

Zac Stacy rushed for 104 yards on 33 carries and a touchdown for the Rams, while Stedman Bailey scored on a 27-yard reverse and Alec Ogletree forced two fumbles.

The Buccaneers managed just 170 total yards.

Tampa Bay 7 3 3 0 – 13

St. Louis 0 14 3 6 – 23

First quarter

TB–Rainey 1 run (Lindell kick), 6:31.

Second quarter

StL–Stacy 1 run (Zuerlein kick), 13:48.

StL–Bailey 27 run (Zuerlein kick), 12:04.

TB–FG Lindell 35, :00.

Third quarter

TB–FG Lindell 32, 9:23.

StL–FG Zuerlein 54, 5:08.

Fourth quarter

StL–FG Zuerlein 25, 11:15.

StL–FG Zuerlein 48, 3:15.

A: 54,423.

TB   StL

First downs 14   18

Total Net Yards 170   277

Rushes-yards 23-59   39-129

Passing 111   148

Punt Returns 0-0   3-34

Kickoff Returns 0-0   0-0

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 16-26-0   16-20-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 7-47   1-10

Punts 4-46.5   2-44.0

Fumbles-Lost 2-2   2-2

Penalties-Yards 3-26   7-85

Time of Possession 25:54   34:06

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Tampa Bay, Rainey 20-37, Page 1-19, Glennon 2-3. St. Louis, Stacy 33-104, Bailey 1-27, Clemens 4-0, Cunningham 1-(minus 2).

Passing: Tampa Bay, Glennon 16-26-0-158. St. Louis, Clemens 16-20-0-158.

Receiving: Tampa Bay, Jackson 5-98, Wright 4-27, Owusu 2-13, Lorig 2-5, Underwood 1-7, Leonard 1-4, Rainey 1-4. St. Louis, Bailey 3-44, Harkey 3-22, Cook 2-27, Givens 2-24, Pettis 2-16, Quick 2-16, Stacy 1-5, Kendricks 1-4. Missed Field Goals: None.

Cardinals 17, Seahawks 10

SEATTLE - Arizona's Carson Palmer overcame four interceptions to throw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Michael Floyd with 2 minutes, 13 seconds left and the Cardinals kept their postseason hopes going with a win over Seattle, snapping the Seahawks' 14-game home winning streak.

Arizona (10-5) had to win after Carolina beat New Orleans and did, thanks to a stingy defense that flustered Russell Wilson, delaying any celebration of an NFC West title. The Seahawks (12-3) can still clinch with a win over St. Louis on Sunday.

Palmer was intercepted in the end zone twice, including Richard Sherman's second pick of the game in the fourth quarter.

Arizona 0 3 3 11 – 17

Seattle 0 3 0 7 – 10

Second quarter

Sea–FG Hauschka 27, 13:42.

Ari–FG Feely 39, 2:15.

Third quarter

Ari–FG Feely 46, :27.

Fourth quarter

Ari–FG Feely 26, 10:39.

Sea–Miller 11 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 7:26.

Ari–Floyd 31 pass from Palmer (Mendenhall run), 2:13.

A: 68,266.

Ari   Sea

First downs 16   10

Total Net Yards 307   192

Rushes-yards 43-139   20-103

Passing 168   89

Punt Returns 2-6   3-47

Kickoff Returns 2-46   5-125

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   4-48

Comp-Att-Int 13-25-4   11-27-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-10   4-19

Punts 5-48.8   9-37.2

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-1

Penalties-Yards 7-46   9-102

Time of Possession 37:24   22:36

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Ari, Ellington 15-64, Mendenhall 21-63, S.Taylor 2-15, Palmer 5-(minus 3). Sea, Lynch 18-71, Wilson 2-32.

Passing: Ari, Palmer 13-25-4-178. Sea, Wilson 11-27-1-108.

Receiving: Ari, Fitzgerald 3-18, Dray 3-16, Roberts 2-25, Ellington 2-8, Golden 1-63, Floyd 1-31, Ballard 1-17. Sea, Kearse 3-38, Tate 2-34, Lynch 2-5, Miller 1-11, Lockette 1-9, Baldwin 1-8, Willson 1-3.

Missed Field Goals: Seattle, Hauschka 24 (WL).

Giants 23, Lions 20

DETROIT - Josh Brown's 45-yard field goal on the third drive of overtime lifted New York (6-9) over Detroit, handing the Lions (7-8) their fifth loss in six games.

Detroit has blown fourth-quarter leads in each loss.

Embattled Lions coach Jim Schwartz chose to play for overtime by running out the clock with 23 seconds and two timeouts left from the Detroit 25. When the crowd reacted with a chorus of boos, Schwartz turned toward the stands and appeared to angrily shout back at the fans.

N.Y. Giants 3 10 0 7 3 – 23

Detroit 0 3 9 8 0 – 20

First quarter

NYG–FG J.Brown 41, 3:49.

Second quarter

Det–FG Akers 37, 12:38.

NYG–Jernigan 20 pass from Manning (J.Brown kick), 2:19.

NYG–FG J.Brown 52, :09.

Third quarter

Det–Bell 1 run (Akers kick), 9:06.

Det–Fairley safety, 1:01.

Fourth quarter

Det–Riddick 2 run (Fauria pass from Stafford), 11:50.

NYG–Hill 38 interception return (J.Brown kick), 4:57.

Overtime

NYG–FG J.Brown 45, 7:32.

A: 63,996.

NYG   Det

First downs 15   24

Total Net Yards 279   355

Rushes-yards 21-41   36-148

Passing 238   207

Punt Returns 3-23   1-50

Kickoff Returns 1-56   4-55

Interceptions Ret. 2-36   1-0

Comp-Att-Int 23-42-1   25-42-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-18   2-15

Punts 6-46.5   6-45.0

Fumbles-Lost 2-1   1-1

Penalties-Yards 5-30   7-60

Time of Possession 29:43   37:45

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: NYG, A.Brown 16-40, Pascoe 1-2, Cox 2-1, Manning 2-(minus 2). Det, Bell 20-91, Bush 12-34, Ross 1-16, Riddick 2-8, Stafford 1-(minus 1).

Passing: NYG, Manning 23-42-1-256. Det, Stafford 25-42-2-222.

Receiving: NYG, Jernigan 6-80, Myers 4-53, Nicks 4-52, Randle 4-40, A.Brown 2-14, Murphy Jr. 2-10, Pascoe 1-7. Det, Bell 10-63, Fauria 3-43, Johnson 3-43, Ogletree 2-29, Durham 2-14, Burleson 2-12, Bush 2-10, Dickerson 1-8.  

Missed Field Goals: None.

Chargers 26, Raiders 13

SAN DIEGO - Philip Rivers threw a go-ahead, 4-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen, and Ryan Mathews ran for 99 yards and one touchdown as San Diego (8-7) topped Oakland (4-11).

The Chargers overcame three turnovers while benefiting from two turnovers and 12 Raiders penalties for 73 yards.

Nick Novak kicked four field goals for San Diego.

The Chargers head into their finale still needing help. They have to beat Kansas City at home while needing Baltimore and Miami to lose.

Oakland 0 10 0 3 – 13

San Diego 3 7 10 6 – 26

First quarter

SD–FG Novak 27, 2:42.

Second quarter

Oak–D.McFadden 5 run (Janikowski kick), 10:39.

SD–Mathews 7 run (Novak kick), 3:13.

Oak–FG Janikowski 20, :10.

Third quarter

SD–Allen 4 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 5:00.

SD–FG Novak 48, :56.

Fourth quarter

SD–FG Novak 28, 14:51.

Oak–FG Janikowski 42, 11:19.

SD–FG Novak 33, 6:23.

A: 65,675.

Oak   SD

First downs 14   24

Total Net Yards 265   344

Rushes-yards 17-59   37-148

Passing 206   196

Punt Returns 0-0   3-35

Kickoff Returns 6-140   2-11

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   1-0

Comp-Att-Int 20-36-1   19-29-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-0   1-5

Punts 5-54.2   1-37.0

Fumbles-Lost 2-1   2-2

Penalties-Yards 12-73   3-24

Time of Possession 25:18   34:42

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Oakland, Jennings 10-45, D.McFadden 4-8, McGloin 1-5, Jones 2-1. San Diego, Mathews 25-99, Woodhead 8-52, Rivers 4-(minus 3).

Passing: Oakland, McGloin 20-36-1-206. San Diego, Rivers 19-29-1-201.

Receiving: Oakland, Holmes 5-71, Reece 4-26, Jennings 3-27, D.Moore 3-17, Rivera 2-43, Mastrud 1-12, D.McFadden 1-8, Streater 1-2. San Diego, Royal 4-54, Gates 3-42, Allen 3-26, Mathews 3-20, Woodhead 3-16, V.Brown 2-38, Phillips 1-5.

Missed Field Goals: None.