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Texans 43, Jaguars 37: Andre Johnson finished off a career day by turning a screen pass from Matt Schaub into a 48-yard sprint for the winning touchdown in overtime as Houston (9-1) rallied to beat Jacksonville (1-9). Johnson caught 14 passes for 273 yards, both career highs; the yardage was a team record. Schaub threw a career-high five touchdown passes, completed a franchise-record 43 passes and finished with 527 yards in the air.
Broncos 30, Chargers 23: Peyton Manning drew even with John Elway for second place in career victories as Denver defeated San Diego to take a three-game lead in the AFC West. Manning threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns in getting his 148th regular-season win. He trails Brett Favre by 38.
Patriots 59, Colts 24: New England used three scoring passes from Tom Brady, two touchdowns on interception returns and another on a punt return to match a team single-game scoring record in a rout of Indianapolis. Brady completed 24 of 35 passes for 331 yards and no interceptions. The Colts' Andrew Luck was 27 of 50 for two touchdowns and 334 yards and set an NFL record as the first rookie with five 300-yard games. But he also threw three interceptions.
Packers 24, Lions 20: Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes, including a 22-yarder to Randall Cobb with 1:55 left as Green Bay topped Detroit for its fifth consecutive victory. The Packers (7-3)
Buccaneers 27, Panthers 21: Josh Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in overtime to cap Tampa Bay's comeback victory over Carolina. Freeman also directed a tying drive that covered 80 yards on seven plays in 50 seconds. He capped it with a perfectly thrown 24-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson between three defenders with 12 seconds left, then went back to Jackson on the two-point conversion.
Ravens 13, Steelers 10: Jacoby Jones returned a punt for a touchdown as Baltimore (8-2) beat Pittsburgh (6-4) to take control of the NFC North. Pittsburgh's Byron Leftwich, making his first start in more than three years, completed 18 of 39 passes for 201 yards and an interception.
Cowboys 23, Browns 20: Dan Bailey kicked a 38-yard field goal with 6:07 left in overtime after making the tying kick from 32 yards with two seconds remaining in regulation as Dallas came back to defeat Cleveland.
Falcons 23, Cardinals 19: Atlanta overcame five interceptions thrown by Matt Ryan to defeat Arizona. Ryan became the first quarterback since Green Bay's Bart Starr in 1967 to win a game despite throwing five interceptions with no touchdowns, according to STATS LLC.
Redskins 31, Eagles 6: Robert Griffin III completed 14 of 15 passes for 200 yards and four touchdowns -- one in each quarter. He also ran 12 times for 84 yards. Eagles rookie Nick Foles, making his first start, threw interceptions on his first two possessions.
Jets 27, Rams 13: Mark Sanchez was an efficient 15 of 20 passing for 178 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers as New York defeated St. Louis to end its losing streak at three games.
Bengals 28, Chiefs 6: A fake punt and another fourth-down conversion on the same drive helped Cincinnati take control midway through the first quarter after Kansas City took a rare lead with a field goal.