Saints 22, Titans 17

NASHVILLE - Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Marques Colston in the fourth quarter to lead New Orleans (10-3) to its fifth straight victory.

The Titans (7-6) twice had the ball in the final minutes with a chance to win. The first time, New Orleans stopped backup Jake Locker on fourth and 1 at the Saints' 24 with 2:18 left. The second time, Jo-Lonn Dunbar sacked a scrambling Locker on third and goal as time expired.

Locker replaced Matt Hasselbeck, who hurt his left calf in the second quarter.

New Orleans 3 3 3 13 – 22

Tennessee 0 3 7 7 – 17

First quarter

 NO–FG Kasay 25, 9:54.

Second quarter

 Ten–FG Bironas 43, 6:37.

NO–FG Kasay 29, :15.

Third quarter

 NO–FG Kasay 22, 3:51.

Ten–Locker 6 run (Bironas kick), 2:19.

Fourth quarter

 NO–Colston 35 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 12:39.

NO–Colston 28 pass from Brees (run failed), 7:01.

Ten–Washington 40 pass from Locker (Bironas kick), 5:58.

A: 69,143.

NO   Ten

 First downs 24   17

Total Net Yards 437   373

Rushes-yards 26-114   17-59

Passing 323   314

Punt Returns 3-18   4-34

Kickoff Returns 2-42   5-121

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 36-47-0   18-36-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-14   2-12

Punts 5-49.8   5-45.2

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   0-0

Penalties-Yards 11-95   8-54

Time of Possession 37:33   22:27

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: NO–Ivory 13-53, Sproles 5-33, P.Thomas 6-22, Brees 2-6. Ten–Locker 6-36, Johnson 11-23. Passing: NO–Brees 36-47-0-337. Ten–Locker 13-29-0-282, Hasselbeck 5-7-0-44. Receiving: NO–Colston 7-105, Sproles 7-58, P.Thomas 6-35, Graham 5-55, Moore 4-20, Henderson 3-36, Collins 2-4, Meachem 1-15, Gilmore 1-9. Ten–Washington 6-130, Johnson 5-43, L.Hawkins 3-49, Williams 2-62, Stevens 1-31, Ringer 1-11.

Ravens 24, Colts 10

BALTIMORE - Terrell Suggs had three sacks and forced three fumbles to keep Indianapolis winless.

Baltimore (10-3) limited the Colts (0-13) to 167 yards - 53 through three quarters. Were it not for a touchdown on the game's final play, Indianapolis would have been held without a TD for the second time since the 2003 season opener.

Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes and Ray Rice ran for 103 yards and a score to help the Ravens win their fourth straight and improve to 7-0 at home.

Dan Orlovsky was 17 for 37 for 136 yards and an interception.

Indianapolis 0 3 0 7 – 10

Baltimore 10 7 7 0 – 24

First quarter

Bal–T.Smith 8 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 10:09.

Bal–FG Cundiff 36, 1:20.

Second quarter

Bal–Rice 6 run (Cundiff kick), 10:07.

Ind–FG Vinatieri 22, 3:06.

Third quarter

Bal–Pitta 7 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 3:41.

Fourth quarter

Ind–Tamme 13 pass from Orlovsky (Vinatieri kick), :00.

A: 71,187.

Ind   Bal

First downs 12   24

Total Net Yards 167   358

Rushes-yards 16-50   37-146

Passing 117   212

Punt Returns 2-8   4-59

Kickoff Returns 4-120   1-30

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   1-0

Comp-Att-Int 17-37-1   23-31-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-19   2-15

Punts 6-44.7   3-48.3

Fumbles-Lost 3-0   1-1

Penalties-Yards 3-15   5-40

Time of Possession 23:52   36:08

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Ind–Brown 9-28, Addai 2-16, Carter 5-6. Balt–Rice 26-103, Smith 1-16, Leach 3-14, Williams 7-13. Passing: Ind–Orlovsky 17-37-1-136. Balt–Flacco 23-31-1-227. Receiving: Ind–Garcon 5-46, Wayne 4-41, Collie 4-25, Tamme 1-13, Clark 1-12, Hill 1-5, D.Brown 1-(minus 6). Balt–Rice 6-46, Boldin 5-57, T.Smith 5-48, Pitta 3-29, Dickson 2-19, Evans 1-21, Leach 1-7.

Lions 34, Vikings 28

DETROIT - Backup Joe Webb fumbled deep in Lions territory in the final seconds, and Detroit escaped with a much-needed victory.

Matthew Stafford threw two scores in the first quarter to give Detroit a three-touchdown lead. The Lions (8-5) had lost five of seven.

Webb led the Vikings (2-11) to TDs on his first two drives after rookie Christian Ponder was benched.

Minnesota 7 7 7 7 – 28

Detroit 21 10 0 3 – 34

First quarter

Det–Tulloch fumble recovery in end zone (Hanson kick), 12:56.

Det–T.Young 57 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 9:45.

Det–Pettigrew 12 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 5:54.

Min–Shiancoe 7 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick), 1:51.

Second quarter

Det–A.Smith 30 interception return (Hanson kick), 12:33.

Min–Harvin 6 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick), 7:36.

Det–FG Hanson 30, 1:05.

Third quarter

Min–Webb 65 run (Longwell kick), 4:21.

Fourth quarter

Det–FG Hanson 26, 12:17.

Min–Gerhart 2 pass from Webb (Longwell kick), 7:54.

A: 63,988.

Min   Det

First downs 29   13

Total Net Yards 425   280

Rushes-yards 35-269   21-72

Passing 156   208

Punt Returns 2-22   1-28

Kickoff Returns 2-63   5-119

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   3-49

Comp-Att-Int 23-44-3   20-29-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-43   5-19

Punts 2-48.5   6-47.7

Fumbles-Lost 5-3   0-0

Penalties-Yards 5-37   10-76

Time of Possession 28:46   31:14

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Min–Webb 7-109, Gerhart 19-90, Harvin 4-40, Booker 3-17, Ponder 2-13. Det–Williams 12-43, Morris 4-13, Johnson 1-11, Stafford 2-4, Burleson 1-1, Brown 1-0. Passing: Min–Ponder 11-21-3-115, Webb 12-23-0-84. Det–Stafford 20-29-0-227. Receiving: Min–Harvin 10-69, Aromashodu 4-47, Shiancoe 3-33, Gerhart 3-19, Camarillo 2-31, Rudolph 1-0. Det–Pettigrew 6-57, Young 4-87, Johnson 3-29, Burleson 3-25, Williams 2-17, Brown 1-9, Morris 1-3.

Jaguars 41, Buccaneers 14

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Maurice Jones-Drew scored four times, setting the franchise record for career touchdowns, and Jacksonville rolled up 41 unanswered points.

The Buccaneers (4-9) had seven turnovers, four of them helping to set up each of Jacksonville's TDs in the second quarter. The Jaguars (4-9), who hadn't scored more than 20 points all season, scored four times in a span of 7:32.

Tampa Bay 7 7 0 0 – 14

Jacksonville 0 28 0 13 – 41

First quarter

TB–Blount 1 run (Barth kick), 9:24.

Second quarter

TB–Freeman 13 run (Barth kick), 14:09.

Jac–Cloherty 8 fumble return (Scobee kick), 7:36.

Jac–Jones-Drew 1 run (Scobee kick), 2:05.

Jac–Collins fumble recovery in end zone (Scobee kick), 1:53.

Jac–Jones-Drew 5 pass from Gabbert (Scobee kick), :04.

Fourth quarter

Jac–Jones-Drew 5 pass from Gabbert (Scobee kick), 10:22.

Jac–Jones-Drew 1 run (run failed), 2:31.

A: 62,562.

TB   Jac

First downs 15   21

Total Net Yards 280   325

Rushes-yards 24-110   33-116

Passing 170   209

Punt Returns 4-(-2)   1-5

Kickoff Returns 1-0   1-19

Interceptions Ret. 2-12   3-14

Comp-Att-Int 17-32-3   19-33-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-14   1-8

Punts 5-37.8   7-41.4

Fumbles-Lost 6-4   2-0

Penalties-Yards 12-97   8-80

Time of Possession 27:11   32:49

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Tampa Bay, Blount 18-74, Freeman 4-26, Madu 1-6, Lumpkin 1-4. Jacksonville, Jones-Drew 27-85, D.Harris 1-24, Bolen 1-10, Gabbert 4-(minus 3).

Passing: Tampa Bay, Freeman 16-30-2-181, J.Johnson 1-2-1-3. Jacksonville, Gabbert 19-33-2-217.

Receiving: Tampa Bay, Parker 3-35, Williams 3-35, Briscoe 3-20, Winslow 2-38, Lumpkin 2-18, Lorig 1-22, Benn 1-7, Blount 1-6, Madu 1-3. Jacksonville, Jones-Drew 6-51, Dillard 5-45, Osgood 3-23, Lewis 2-77, West 2-19, Thomas 1-2.

Missed Field Goals: None.

Falcons 31, Panthers 23

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matt Ryan threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to rookie Julio Jones and Atlanta erased a 16-point deficit.

Ryan threw for 320 yards and tied a career high with four touchdowns passing. Atlanta (8-5) avoided a costly loss to stay alive in the NFC wild-card race.

For the Panthers (4-8), it was the sixth time this season they've lost after being ahead or tied in the fourth quarter. In October, they fell, 31-17, to Atlanta despite leading, 17-14, going into the fourth quarter.

Atlanta 7 0 10 14 – 31

Carolina 7 16 0 0 – 23

First quarter

Atl–White 5 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 5:29.

Car–Shockey 6 pass from Newton (Mare kick), :03.

Second quarter

Car–Applewhite safety, 7:12.

Car–D.Williams 74 run (Mare kick), 6:51.

Car–Olsen 44 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 3:03.

Third quarter

Atl–FG Bryant 30, 10:55.

Atl–Rodgers 31 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 8:55.

Fourth quarter

Atl–Jones 17 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 12:42.

Atl–Jones 75 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 4:17.

A: 72,680.

Atl   Car

First downs 18   19

Total Net Yards 394   416

Rushes-yards 28-86   23-157

Passing 308   259

Punt Returns 2-14   4-11

Kickoff Returns 1-23   5-89

Interceptions Ret. 2-33   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 22-38-0   19-39-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-12   2-17

Punts 6-47.8   6-42.7

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   0-0

Penalties-Yards 5-50   5-50

Time of Possession 30:43   29:17

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Atl–Turner 21-76, Snelling 3-6, Rodgers 1-4, Ryan 3-0. Car–Williams 7-87, Newton 7-36, Stewart 8-29, Edwards 1-5. Passing: Atl–Ryan 22-38-0-320. Car–Newton 19-39-2-276. Receiving: Atl–White 7-84, Gonzalez 7-82, Jones 3-104, Rodgers 2-39, Douglas 2-12, Snelling 1-(minus 1). Car–Smith 6-125, Stewart 4-27, Olsen 2-53, Naanee 2-29, LaFell 2-28, Shockey 2-10, Williams 1-4.

Missed Field Goals: Atlanta, Bryant 46 (WL). Carolina, Mare 36 (WL).

Patriots 34, Redskins 27

LANDOVER, Md. - Tom Brady threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns, and Rob Gronkowski set an NFL record for most touchdown catches by a tight end in a season as New England (10-3) won its fifth straight.

The Redskins (4-9) drove to the New England 5-yard line late before Rex Grossman's pass went off Santana Moss' hands and was intercepted by Jerod Mayo with 22 seconds to play.

New England 14 6 14 0 – 34

Washington 10 10 7 0 – 27

First quarter

NE–Wilfork fumble recovery in end zone (Gostkowski kick), 12:06.

Was–FG Gano 24, 6:42.

NE–Gronkowski 11 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 5:49.

Was–Gaffney 9 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 1:20.

Second quarter

Was–Moss 49 pass from Banks (Gano kick), 14:49.

NE–FG Gostkowski 23, 8:54.

Was–FG Gano 25, 2:13.

NE–FG Gostkowski 24, :00.

Third quarter

NE–Gronkowski 37 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 12:05.

Was–Anderson 6 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 6:58.

NE–Welker 24 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 4:26.

A: 77,825.

NE   Was

First downs 22   25

Total Net Yards 431   463

Rushes-yards 20-79   34-170

Passing 352   293

Punt Returns 2-18   0-0

Kickoff Returns 2-39   6-117

Interceptions Ret. 1-2   1-0

Comp-Att-Int 22-37-1   20-33-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-5   2-8

Punts 3-45.0   3-37.3

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-1

Penalties-Yards 4-47   8-73

Time of Possession 23:51   36:09

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: NE–Woodhead 8-41, Green-Ellis 5-19, Faulk 3-11, Brady 4-8. Wash–Helu 27-126, Royster 6-44, Grossman 1-0. Passing: NE–Brady 22-37-1-357. Wash–Grossman 19-32-1-252, Banks 1-1-0-49. Receiving: NE–Welker 7-86, Gronkowski 6-160, Hernandez 5-84, Ochocinco 1-15, Underwood 1-7, Woodhead 1-4, Faulk 1-1. Wash–Gaffney 6-92, Stallworth 4-96, Moss 3-81, Anderson 2-12, Helu 2-6, Royster 2-6, Young 1-8.

Cardinals 21, 49ers 19

GLENDALE, Ariz. - John Skelton stepped in for the injured Kevin Kolb and threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns, and Arizona (6-7) rallied to hand San Francisco its third loss of the season.

Larry Fitzgerald had seven catches for 149 yards, including a 46-yarder for a TD and a 53-yarder to set up the go-ahead score for Arizona's fifth victory in six games.

Kolb left the game after a blow to the head on Arizona's third play. Skelton had a 60-yard TD pass to Early Doucet and a 3-yard toss to Andre Roberts for what proved to be the winning score early in the fourth quarter.

San Francisco 3 9 7 0 – 19

Arizona 0 7 7 7 – 21

First quarter

SF–FG Akers 46, 4:39.

Second quarter

SF–FG Akers 22, 14:02.

Ari–Doucet 60 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 7:10.

SF–FG Akers 27, 1:58.

SF–FG Akers 22, :00.

Third quarter

SF–Gore 37 run (Akers kick), 12:24.

Ari–Fitzgerald 46 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 9:04.

Fourth quarter

Ari–Roberts 3 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 11:50.

A: 60,808.

SF   Ari

First downs 12   12

Total Net Yards 233   325

Rushes-yards 21-90   23-55

Passing 143   270

Punt Returns 4-93   5-44

Kickoff Returns 4-100   0-0

Interceptions Ret. 2-16   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 18-37-0   20-29-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 5-32   2-14

Punts 7-53.1   7-46.6

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-1

Penalties-Yards 5-35   4-45

Time of Possession 30:56   29:04

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: SF–Gore 10-72, Hunter 8-20, Williams 1-7, Smith 1-(minus 3), Walker 1-(minus 6). Ariz–Wells 15-27, Skelton 6-25, Stephens-Howling 2-3. Passing: SF–Smith 18-37-0-175. Ariz–Skelton 19-28-2-282, Kolb 1-1-0-2. Receiving: SF–Crabtree 7-63, Williams 4-42, Hunter 2-19, Ginn Jr. 2-14, Miller 2-5, Davis 1-32. Ariz–Fitzgerald 7-149, Doucet 3-73, King 3-16, Stephens-Howling 2-22, Taylor 2-13, Roberts 2-8, Wells 1-3. Missed Field Goals: SF–Akers 50 (WR).

Chargers 37, Bills 10

SAN DIEGO - Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Antonio Gates, and San Diego beat Buffalo to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Buffalo (5-8) lost its sixth straight game and was eliminated from playoff contention for the 12th straight year. The Chargers (6-7) have won two straight following a six-game losing streak.

Rivers was 24 of 33 for 240 yards. Ryan Mathews gained 114 yards on 20 carries, the first time he's had three straight 100-yard games.

Buffalo 0 0 10 0 – 10

San Diego 7 9 14 7 – 37

First quarter

SD–Gates 9 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 7:52.

Second quarter

SD–Tolbert 1 run (kick blocked), 14:16.

SD–FG Novak 47, 6:41.

Third quarter

Buf–FG Rayner 37, 11:43.

Buf–Scott fumble recovery in end zone (Rayner kick), 10:11.

SD–Gates 2 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 4:11.

SD–Gregory 26 interception return (Novak kick), 4:02.

Fourth quarter

SD–Crayton 26 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 9:01.

A: 62,494.

Buf   SD

First downs 17   23

Total Net Yards 281   366

Rushes-yards 20-96   32-150

Passing 185   216

Punt Returns 0-0   1-14

Kickoff Returns 4-96   2-42

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   3-73

Comp-Att-Int 15-37-3   24-33-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-10   2-24

Punts 2-35.5   3-39.7

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   1-1

Penalties-Yards 1-5   5-50

Time of Possession 24:27   35:33

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Buf–Spiller 12-46, Fitzpatrick 5-26, Choice 1-12, Thigpen 1-8, J.White 1-4. SD– Mathews 20-114, Tolbert 6-21, Weddle 1-10, Hester 3-7, Volek 2-(minus 2). Passing: Buf– Fitzpatrick 13-34-2-176, Thigpen 2-3-1-19. SD– Rivers 24-33-0-240. Receiving: Buf–Johnson 4-116, Spiller 3-10, Hagan 2-28, Nelson 2-20, Caussin 2-19, Choice 1-2, L.Smith 1-0. SD– Gates 7-68, Mathews 6-34, Jackson 5-55, Crayton 3-37, Floyd 2-29, McMichael 1-17.

Missed Field Goals: Buffalo, Rayner 53 (WR).