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nfl roundup | Sunday’s other games



Published: Mon, December 10, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

AFC

Colts 27, Titans 23

INDIANAPOLIS

Andrew Luck led Indianapolis back from a 13-point second-half deficit and Adam Vinatieri made two fourth-quarter field goals. Luck has now engineered six fourth-quarter comebacks for Indy (9-4). It wasn’t all Luck. Delone Carter cut the deficit to 20-14 with a 1-yard TD run on Indy’s opening possession of the second half. And after Pat McAfee’s 52-yard punt went out of bounds at the Titans 1-yard line, Cassius Vaughn jumped in front of Nate Washington, picked off Jake Locker’s pass and scored on a 3-yard interception return to make it 21-20.

Jets 17, Jaguars 10

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell ran for short touchdowns and the New York Jets kept their postseason hopes alive. Greene scored on a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter, and Powell added a 4-yarder early in the fourth.

NFC

Giants 52, Saints 27

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.

Rookie David Wilson returned a kickoff 97 yards for one touchdown, ran for two more scores and piled up 327 all-purpose yards and Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes to lead the Giants. Manning had TD passes of 6 yards to Martellus Bennett, 5 yards to Domenik Hixon, 25 yards to Hakeem Nicks and 10 yards to Victor Cruz.

Seahawks 58, Cardinals 0

SEATTLE

Marshawn Lynch had three touchdown runs and Seattle set a franchise record for points. The Seahawks forced eight turnovers. Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner each had two interceptions. Seattle (8-5) kept firm grasp on the final NFC wild-card spot and kept alive slim chances of catching San Francisco in the NFC West race. Arizona (4-9) was shut out for the first time since 2003 against Seattle. The effortless performance will only raise questions about Ken Whisenhunt’s future as coach. Arizona lost its ninth straight overall.

Panthers 30, Falcons 20

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Cam Newton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 72-yard run. Carolina (4-9) came in with little to play for except to gain a measure of revenge on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, whom they felt disrespected them after Atlanta’s 30-28 come-from-behind win earlier this season at the Georgia Dome. Ryan threw for 342 yards and two scores and had a costly fourth-quarter interception.

Packers 27, Detroit 20

GREEN BAY, WIS.

The Green Bay Packers are a victory away from clinching the NFC North title. DaJuan Harris rushed for a score in his first NFL game, Aaron Rodgers added the longest TD run of his career, and Mike Daniels returned a fumble 43 yards as the Packers (9-4) opened a one-game lead over Chicago. The loss was the fifth straight for Detroit (4-9).

Vikings 21, Bears 14

MINNEAPOLIS

Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Harrison Smith returned an interception for a score. Jay Cutler threw for 260 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions and couldn’t finish the game for the Bears (8-5), who have lost four of their last five.

Eagles 23, Buccaneers 21

TAMPA, FLA.

Nick Foles threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final four minutes, including a 1-yarder to Jeremy Maclin with no time remaining.

INTERCONFERENCE

Redskins 31, Ravens 28 OT

LANDOVER, MD.

With Robert Griffin III sidelined with a sprained right knee, the Washington Redskins rallied behind backup Kirk Cousins to tie the game in the final minute of regulation, then Kai Forbath kicked a 34-yard field goal in overtime. Griffin was hurt at the end of a 13-yard scramble while attempting to lead the game-tying drive with the Redskins trailing 28-20. He left for one play, returned for four, then was no longer able to continue. Cousins stepped in and hit Pierre Garcon for an 11-yard touchdown pass, then ran in the 2-point conversion with 29 seconds to play. The Redskins have won four straight to improve to 7-6. The Ravens lost back-to-back games for the first time since 2009 and fell to 9-4.

Cowboys 20, Bengals 19

CINCINNATI

The grieving Cowboys rallied for a significant win on Dan Bailey’s 40-yard field goal as time ran out. Dallas overcame a nine-point deficit in the closing minutes behind Tony Romo, who held his hand over his heart during a moment of silence to honor teammate Jerry Brown before the kickoff. Brown died in an auto accident early Saturday. Romo threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant, then led the drive to Bailey’s kick.

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. Gore finished with 63 yards, Anthony Dixon also had a 1-yard scoring run and Colin Kaepernick ran for a late 50-yard touchdown and threw for 185 yards in his fourth straight start since being promoted over Alex Smith. NFL sacks leader Aldon Smith added two to his total for 191/2.

Rams 15, Bills 12

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.

Sam Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with 48 seconds left. Bradford was 5 of 8 for 68 yards to cap a 14-play, 84-yard drive. The Bills (5-8) blew a lead in the final minute of the fourth quarter for the second time this season.

Associated Press


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