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Patriots 31, Broncos 21: Tom Brady won his latest showdown with Peyton Manning with the help of a career-high 151 yards rushing from Stevan Ridley. In the 13th meeting between the star quarterbacks, and first since Manning left the Indianapolis Colts, Brady directed four scoring marches of at least 80 yards and improved to 9-4 against Manning. Manning was 31 of 44 for 345 yards and three touchdowns but lost a fumble on a third-quarter sack that led to a touchdown that made it 31-7.

Colts 30, Packers 27: Andrew Luck capped a second-half comeback by throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne with 35 seconds to go. Green Bay had a chance to force overtime, but Mason Crosby missed a 51-yard field goal with 3 seconds to go.

Saints 31, Chargers 24: Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes -- breaking Johnny Unitas' NFL record by throwing at least one in his 48th straight game -- and the Saints won for the first time this season. Philip Rivers passed for 354 yards and two touchdowns for the Chargers, but had an interception and fumble in the final quarter.

Seahawks 16, Panthers 12: Russell Wilson threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate with 35 seconds left in the third quarter and Seattle came up with four sacks against Cam Newton. Newton threw for 141 yards on 12-for-29 passing, while the Panthers managed 190 total yards. Their only touchdown came on an interception return.


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Falcons 24, Redskins 17: Michael Turner ran 13 yards for the go-ahead score with 2:46 to play, improving Atlanta to 5-0 for the first time in franchise history. Matt Ryan completed 34 of 52 passes for 345 yards as Atlanta handed Washington (2-3) its eighth consecutive home loss.

Vikings 30, Titans 7: Percy Harvin had one touchdown rushing and another receiving for Minnesota, which has given up a combined 33 points in winning three straight games. Christian Ponder threw his first two interceptions after 143 attempts without one, but he still finished 25 for 35 for 258 yards and two scores. Matt Hasselbeck, starting in place of the injured Jake Locker, went 26 for 43 for 200 yards, one touchdown and one interception for Tennessee.

Steelers 16, Eagles 14: Shaun Suisham hit a 34-yard field goal as time expired after Michael Vick had led the Eagles to a go-ahead touchdown with 6:33 remaining. The Steelers responded by driving 64 yards, including a pair of key third-down conversions by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, to set up the winning kick.

Ravens 9, Chiefs 6: Ray Rice ran for 101 yards and Justin Tucker made all three of his field goal attempts. Joe Flacco threw for just 187 yards and was picked off once, but the Chiefs turned it over four times.

Dolphins 17, Bengals 13: Reshad Jones intercepted Andy Dalton's overthrown pass at midfield with 1:22 left, and Miami finally broke through after dropping its previous two games in overtime.

Giants 41, Browns 27: Victor Cruz caught three touchdown passes from Eli Manning covering 3, 7 and 28 yards, while Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for a career-high 200 yards. The Browns are 0-5 for the first time since their return season to the NFL in 1999.

Bears 41, Jaguars 3: Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs returned interceptions for touchdowns -- their second in six days -- and Chicago used stifling defense to overwhelm Jacksonville. The Bears have returned five interceptions for touchdowns in the last three weeks, winning all three games.