Ravens 20, Browns 10

CLEVELAND - Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, Baltimore's defense bottled up Cleveland's Peyton Hillis, and the Ravens (11-4) clinched their third straight playoff appearance by beating Cleveland (5-10).

Ed Reed intercepted rookie Colt McCoy twice as the Ravens stayed in contention for the AFC North title. They remain tied with Pittsburgh for the division lead with one game left.

Hillis ran for 144 yards against Baltimore in Week 3 but gained only 35 yards on 12 carries this time.

Baltimore 0 13 7 0 – 20

Cleveland 7 3 0 0 – 10

First quarterCle–Robiskie 29 pass from Massaquoi (Dawson kick), 7:01.

Second quarterBal–FG Cundiff 27, 13:35.

Bal–Houshmandzadeh 15 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 11:47.

Bal–FG Cundiff 40, 4:06.

Cle–FG Dawson 30, :03.

Third quarterBal–Mason 22 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 13:30.

A: 65,028.

Bal   CleFirst downs 15   17

Total Net Yards 258   280

Rushes-yards 38-161   26-102

Passing 97   178

Punt Returns 1-1   2-17

Kickoff Returns 1-15   5-126

Interceptions Ret. 3-52   1-0

Comp-Att-Int 12-19-1   16-30-3

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-5   0-0

Punts 3-45.7   3-38.7

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   1-1

Penalties-Yards 1-5   2-20

Time of Possession 31:46   28:14

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Baltimore, Rice 25-92, McGahee 8-34, L.McClain 2-19, Flacco 3-16. Cleveland, Hillis 12-35, McCoy 4-30, Bell 7-27, Cribbs 2-8, Vickers 1-2.

Rushing:

Passing: Baltimore, Flacco 12-19-1-102. Cleveland, McCoy 15-29-3-149, Massaquoi 1-1-0-29.

Receiving: Baltimore, Mason 4-50, Houshmandzadeh 4-32, Boldin 2-15, L.McClain 1-5, Rice 1-0. Cleveland, Stuckey 4-39, Watson 3-22, Bell 2-48, Robiskie 2-35, Massaquoi 2-14, Cribbs 1-9, A.Smith 1-6, Hillis 1-5.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Patriots 34, Bills 3

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Tom Brady threw three touchdowns passes in leading New England (13-2) to the top seed throughout the AFC playoffs by defeating Buffalo (4-11).

The easy win over the Bills clinched the AFC East title for the Patriots.

New England forced seven turnovers to create numerous scoring chances. Brady finished 15 of 27 for 140 yards and set the NFL record for most attempts (319) without an interception. He topped the mark set by Bernie Kosar in the 1990 and '91 seasons.

New England 7 17 7 3 – 34

Buffalo 3 0 0 0 – 3

First quarterBuf–FG Lindell 26, 10:08.

NE–Woodhead 29 run (Graham kick), 3:46.

Second quarterNE–Gronkowski 8 pass from Brady (Graham kick), 12:27.

NE–FG Graham 34, 3:57.

NE–Crumpler 4 pass from Brady (Graham kick), :33.

Third quarterNE–Gronkowski 8 pass from Brady (Graham kick), 11:27.

Fourth quarterNE–FG Graham 26, 10:15.

A: 68,281.

NE   BufFirst downs 20   16

Total Net Yards 348   369

Rushes-yards 41-217   21-125

Passing 131   244

Punt Returns 0-0   1-0

Kickoff Returns 2-39   7-115

Interceptions Ret. 3-19   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 15-27-0   18-37-3

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-9   2-7

Punts 5-41.2   2-34.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   4-4

Penalties-Yards 6-40   6-40

Time of Possession 32:30   27:30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS New England, Green-Ellis 19-104, Woodhead 13-93, Brady 3-13, Tate 1-12, Hoyer 4-(minus 2), Taylor 1-(minus 3). Buffalo, Jackson 13-81, Spiller 6-30, Fitzpatrick 2-14.

Rushing:

Passing: New England, Brady 15-27-0-140. Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 18-37-3-251.

Receiving: New England, Gronkowski 4-54, Woodhead 3-32, Welker 3-19, Branch 2-25, Crumpler 1-4, Green-Ellis 1-3, Morris 1-3. Buffalo, St.Johnson 5-58, Jones 5-54, Roosevelt 4-74, Spiller 2-54, Jackson 2-11.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Skins 20, Jaguars 17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Kevin Barnes intercepted David Garrard's second pass in overtime, setting up Graham Gano's 31-yard field goal that gave Washington (6-9) a victory over Jacksonville (8-7).

Rex Grossman had a touchdown pass early, and Ryan Torain added a 1-yard plunge on fourth down late.

The Jaguars have lost two in a row.

Washington 10 0 0 7 3 – 20

Jacksonville 0 7 3 7 0 – 17

First quarterWas–FG Gano 48, 13:41.

Was–F.Davis 1 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 9:07.

Second quarterJac–Thomas 19 pass from Garrard (Scobee kick), 8:18.

Third quarterJac–FG Scobee 34, 4:57.

Fourth quarterWas–Torain 1 run (Gano kick), 12:07.

Jac–Garrard 20 run (Scobee kick), 2:44.

OvertimeWas–FG Gano 31, 12:13.

A: 63,470.

Was   JacFirst downs 15   15

Total Net Yards 251   336

Rushes-yards 24-79   23-78

Passing 172   258

Punt Returns 3-11   7-39

Kickoff Returns 3-67   5-72

Interceptions Ret. 2-46   1-0

Comp-Att-Int 19-39-1   22-38-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-10   4-41

Punts 9-40.9   7-45.4

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-0

Penalties-Yards 5-40   7-66

Time of Possession 29:53   32:54

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Washington, Torain 20-65, K.Williams 2-8, Grossman 1-5, Sellers 1-1. Jacksonville, Garrard 6-39, Jennings 15-32, Thomas 1-4, Karim 1-3.

Rushing:

Passing: Washington, Grossman 19-39-1-182. Jacksonville, Garrard 22-38-2-299.

Receiving: Washington, Moss 5-85, Cooley 5-48, Armstrong 2-15, F.Davis 2-10, Torain 2-4, R.Williams 1-10, Austin 1-6, K.Williams 1-4. Jacksonville, Thomas 6-96, Hill 4-77, Jennings 4-29, Lewis 3-37, Potter 2-14, Sims-Walker 1-31, Bolen 1-15, G.Jones 1-0.

Missed Field Goals: Jacksonville, Scobee 44 (WL).

Lions 34, Dolphins 27

MIAMI - Detroit (5-10) scored 17 points in the final 4 minutes, 37 seconds and rallied past reeling Miami (7-8).

Trailing by 24-14, Jahvid Best turned a short pass from Shaun Hill into a 53-yard touchdown. Nathan Vasher's interception set up a 47-yard field goal by Dave Rayner to tie the game. Then came an interception by DeAndre Levy, who zigzagged 30 yards to the end zone.

Detroit 3 7 7 17 – 34

Miami 3 14 7 3 – 27

First quarterDet–FG Rayner 39, 10:56.

Mia–FG Carpenter 40, :30.

Second quarterDet–Pettigrew 20 pass from Sh.Hill (Rayner kick), 12:17.

Mia–Polite 4 run (Carpenter kick), 6:13.

Mia–Bess 13 pass from Henne (Carpenter kick), :30.

Third quarterDet–Morris 5 run (Rayner kick), 5:49.

Mia–Brown 1 run (Carpenter kick), :05.

Fourth quarterMia–FG Carpenter 28, 9:44.

Det–Best 53 pass from Sh.Hill (Rayner kick), 4:37.

Det–FG Rayner 47, 2:44.

Det–Levy 30 interception return (Rayner kick), 2:11.

A: 66,731.

Det   MiaFirst downs 14   28

Total Net Yards 275   425

Rushes-yards 21-67   37-154

Passing 208   271

Punt Returns 1-23   4-50

Kickoff Returns 3-18   5-82

Interceptions Ret. 2-30   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 14-26-0   29-44-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-14   2-7

Punts 6-46.3   4-41.3

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   5-1

Penalties-Yards 6-53   8-63

Time of Possession 22:45   37:15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Detroit, Best 6-24, Morris 12-22, Burleson 1-12, Sh.Hill 1-10, Logan 1-(minus 1). Miami, Williams 14-71, Brown 12-37, Moore 1-16, Henne 5-14, Polite 4-12, Cobbs 1-4.

Rushing:

Passing: Detroit, Sh.Hill 14-26-0-222. Miami, Henne 29-44-2-278.

Receiving: Detroit, Pettigrew 4-74, C.Johnson 4-52, Morris 2-13, Best 1-53, Scheffler 1-15, B.Johnson 1-8, Burleson 1-7. Miami, Marshall 10-102, Brown 6-34, Bess 5-34, Shuler 2-44, Fasano 2-31, Williams 2-21, Polite 1-7, Moore 1-5.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Rams 25, 49ers 17

ST. LOUIS - Sam Bradford set an NFL record for completions in a rookie season, and his first touchdown pass in four games gave St. Louis (7-8) breathing room in a victory over San Francisco (5-10).

The Rams need to win at Seattle next week to clinch their first playoff berth since 2004.

Troy Smith was benched in the fourth quarter of a loss that eliminated the 49ers (5-10) from playoff consideration in the weak NFC West.

Ted Ginn Jr. scored on a 78-yard punt return for San Francisco, his fourth career touchdown return.

San Francisco 0 14 0 3 – 17

St. Louis 9 3 3 10 – 25

First quarterStL–Jackson 1 run (Jo.Brown kick), 11:21.

StL–Hall safety, 2:47.

Second quarterSF–Ginn Jr. 78 punt return (Reed kick), 9:26.

StL–FG Jo.Brown 43, 5:42.

SF–Crabtree 60 pass from T.Smith (Reed kick), 2:32.

Third quarterStL–FG Jo.Brown 30, 9:39.

Fourth quarterStL–Robinson 3 pass from Bradford (Jo.Brown kick), 9:36.

SF–FG Reed 47, 5:41.

StL–FG Jo.Brown 28, 3:51.

A: 52,820.

SF   StLFirst downs 12   19

Total Net Yards 331   335

Rushes-yards 21-85   28-60

Passing 246   275

Punt Returns 3-97   3-11

Kickoff Returns 6-100   5-177

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   1-19

Comp-Att-Int 17-34-1   28-37-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-27   1-17

Punts 6-53.8   7-42.4

Fumbles-Lost 5-1   2-1

Penalties-Yards 8-87   5-41

Time of Possession 26:52   33:08

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS San Francisco, Westbrook 10-40, T.Smith 5-28, Dixon 6-17. St. Louis, Jackson 24-48, B.Gibson 2-15, Karney 1-2, Robinson 1-(minus 5).

Rushing:

Passing: San Francisco, T.Smith 7-19-1-153, A.Smith 10-15-0-120. St. Louis, Bradford 28-37-0-292.

Receiving: San Francisco, Crabtree 6-122, V.Davis 3-70, Walker 3-17, Morgan 2-39, Westbrook 2-3, Ginn Jr. 1-22. St. Louis, Amendola 8-53, Alexander 6-99, B.Gibson 3-69, Fells 3-28, Robinson 3-25, Jackson 3-19, Darby 2-(minus 1).

Missed Field Goals: San Francisco, Reed 34 (WL).

Chiefs 34, Titans 14

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes and Eric Berry returned an interception 54 yards for another score as Kansas City (10-5) romped past Tennessee (6-9) and into the playoffs.

The Chiefs clinched the AFC West when San Diego lost, 34-20, in Cincinnati.

Cassel hit 12 of his first 13 passes for the fast-starting Chiefs, including touchdown tosses to Jamaal Charles on their first two possessions.

Tennessee 0 7 7 0 – 14

Kansas City 14 17 3 0 – 34

First quarterKC–Charles 14 pass from Cassel (Succop kick), 11:19.

KC–Charles 5 pass from Cassel (Succop kick), 1:52.

Second quarterKC–FG Succop 35, 11:31.

KC–Bowe 75 pass from Cassel (Succop kick), 7:19.

Ten–Britt 53 pass from Collins (Bironas kick), 4:15.

KC–Berry 54 interception return (Succop kick), :22.

Third quarterKC–FG Succop 42, 5:43.

Ten–Cook 22 pass from Collins (Bironas kick), 3:35.

A: 65,606.

Ten   KCFirst downs 16   23

Total Net Yards 270   458

Rushes-yards 16-57   40-152

Passing 213   306

Punt Returns 3-1   5-36

Kickoff Returns 7-119   3-50

Interceptions Ret. 1-9   2-54

Comp-Att-Int 14-37-2   25-36-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-22   1-6

Punts 8-44.0   5-46.4

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   3-1

Penalties-Yards 9-74   7-84

Time of Possession 20:56   39:04

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Tennessee, C.Johnson 14-58, Collins 2-(minus 1). Kansas City, Charles 13-77, Jones 23-51, Cassel 3-20, McCluster 1-4.

Rushing:

Passing: Tennessee, Collins 14-37-2-235. Kansas City, Cassel 24-34-0-314, Croyle 1-2-1-(minus 2).

Receiving: Tennessee, Cook 5-96, Britt 4-89, Washington 3-37, Williams 1-10, Hall 1-3. Kansas City, Bowe 6-153, Moeaki 5-63, Charles 4-40, Chambers 3-17, Castille 3-8, McCluster 2-15, Pope 1-10, Copper 1-6.

Missed Field Goals: Kansas City, Succop 47 (SH).

Bengals 34, Chargers 20

CINCINNATI - Carson Palmer threw four touchdown passes during a near-perfect performance in the swirling snow, and Cincinnati (4-11) beat San Diego (8-7), ending the Chargers' division title hopes.

It was San Diego's second loss in its last 22 December games.

San Diego 0 3 7 10 – 20

Cincinnati 7 6 0 21 – 34

First quarterCin–Gresham 3 pass from C.Palmer (Stitser kick), 10:19.

Second quarterCin–Simpson 10 pass from C.Palmer (kick failed), 12:54.

SD–FG Kaeding 20, 1:15.

Third quarterSD–Mathews 23 run (Kaeding kick), 5:45.

Fourth quarterCin–Shipley 3 pass from C.Palmer (Stitser kick), 13:00.

SD–FG Kaeding 28, 7:18.

Cin–Simpson 59 pass from C.Palmer (Stitser kick), 6:25.

Cin–Scott 10 run (Stitser kick), 3:54.

SD–Washington 5 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), 1:27.

A: 54,194.

SD   CinFirst downs 23   18

Total Net Yards 313   371

Rushes-yards 22-64   38-102

Passing 249   269

Punt Returns 1-12   0-0

Kickoff Returns 6-127   4-84

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   1-47

Comp-Att-Int 27-40-1   16-21-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-7   0-0

Punts 4-31.8   4-32.3

Fumbles-Lost 2-1   1-1

Penalties-Yards 1-5   6-57

Time of Possession 29:51   30:09

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS San Diego, Mathews 12-55, Sproles 3-8, Rivers 1-2, Hester 2-1, Tolbert 4-(minus 2). Cincinnati, Benson 24-52, Scott 11-50, Peerman 1-1, C.Palmer 2-(minus 1).

Rushing:

Passing: San Diego, Rivers 27-40-1-256. Cincinnati, C.Palmer 16-21-0-269.

Receiving: San Diego, Sproles 8-55, Washington 5-40, Naanee 4-59, Jackson 4-54, Mathews 3-28, McMichael 2-13, Kr.Wilson 1-7. Cincinnati, Simpson 6-124, Caldwell 4-87, Gresham 4-56, Shipley 1-3, Scott 1-(minus 1).

Missed Field Goals: None.

Bucs 38, Seahawks 15

TAMPA, Fla. - Josh Freeman threw for 237 yards and a career-best five touchdowns to help Tampa Bay (9-6) keep its playoff hopes alive with a rout of struggling Seattle (6-9).

Seattle played most of the game without injured quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.

Seattle 7 0 0 8 – 15

Tampa Bay 3 14 14 7 – 38

First quarterSea–Hasselbeck 1 run (Mare kick), 2:50.

TB–FG Barth 46, :25.

Second quarterTB–Winslow 10 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 12:23.

TB–M.Williams 20 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 6:17.

Third quarterTB–Winslow 21 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 6:38.

TB–M.Williams 7 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 1:28.

Fourth quarterSea–Washington 16 run (Obomanu pass from Whitehurst), 10:14.

TB–Stovall 2 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 7:56.

A: 46,576.

Sea   TBFirst downs 10   22

Total Net Yards 174   439

Rushes-yards 28-90   26-208

Passing 84   231

Punt Returns 2-4   1-6

Kickoff Returns 7-128   3-99

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 14-22-0   23-28-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-6   2-21

Punts 7-37.1   3-45.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   4-0

Penalties-Yards 1-10   3-22

Time of Possession 28:32   31:28

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Seattle, Lynch 14-53, Washington 1-16, Forsett 8-12, Whitehurst 3-5, M.Robinson 1-3, Hasselbeck 1-1. Tampa Bay, Blount 18-164, Freeman 4-23, C.Williams 4-21.

Rushing:

Passing: Seattle, Whitehurst 11-18-0-66, Hasselbeck 3-4-0-24. Tampa Bay, Freeman 21-26-0-237, J.Johnson 2-2-0-15.

Receiving: Seattle, Carlson 3-27, Tate 3-10, Obomanu 2-18, Williams 2-15, Forsett 2-5, Morrah 1-9, Stokley 1-6. Tampa Bay, Winslow 7-98, M.Williams 3-44, C.Williams 3-22, Stovall 3-12, Briscoe 2-28, Spurlock 1-20, Benn 1-16, Parker 1-5, Graham 1-4, Blount 1-3.

Missed Field Goals: Tampa Bay, Barth 40 (BK).