around the league
Redskins 38, Vikings 26: One week after he left the game early with his first NFL concussion, Robert Griffin III ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns, including a 76-yard scamper with 2:43 to play, and Washington snapped an eight-game home losing streak. Minnesota held an early 9-0 lead but paid the price for getting field goals instead of touchdowns in the red zone. Christian Ponder completed 35 of 52 passes for 352 yards for the Vikings.
Packers 42, Texans 24: Aaron Rodgers set a career high and tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes, three to Jordy Nelson and two to James Jones, and Green Bay routed previously unbeaten Houston. Rodgers completed 24 of 37 passes for 338 yards. He tied Matt Flynn's game record for TD passes, set in last year's regular-season finale.
Seahawks 24, Patriots 23: Russell Wilson found Sidney Rice behind the secondary for a 46-yard touchdown with 1:18 remaining, and Seattle rallied for 14 points in the final 7:31. The matchup between the Patriots' No. 1 ranked offense and Seattle's No. 1 defense instead turned in to a starring performance for Wilson.
Lions 26, Eagles 23: Jason Hanson
Ravens 31, Cowboys 29: Jacoby Jones tied an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return, and Baltimore won its 14th straight regular-season home game. Dallas ran for 227 yards, most ever against the Ravens, and totaled 481 yards offense. But the Cowboys missed a 2-point conversion after closing to two points with 32 seconds left.
Jets 35, Colts 9: Shonn Greene ran for a career-high 161 yards and three touchdowns, Mark Sanchez was efficient and Tim Tebow made a few big plays. Even the Jets' maligned defense was able to shut down Andrew Luck and the Colts' offense as New York snapped a two-game losing streak.
Dolphins 17, Rams 14: Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes, and Miami withstood a late rally. The Rams faced a fourth-and-8 at the Miami 48-yard line with 30 seconds left, and rather than go for a first down, coach Jeff Fisher sent out rookie Greg Zuerlein to try a 66-yard field goal, which missed wide left.
Buccaneers 38, Chiefs 10: Josh Freeman threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns, and Tampa Bay intercepted Brady Quinn -- starting for the Matt Cassel (concussion) -- twice in the Kansas City quarterback's first start in nearly three years. The Bucs also limited NFL rushing leader Jamaal Charles to 40 yards on 12 carries.
Bills 19, Cardinals 16: Jairus Byrd's second interception of the game set up Rian Lindell's 25-yard field goal 3:50 into overtime, sending Arizona to its second straight loss after a 4-0 start. Arizona's Jay Feely kicked a franchise-record 61-yard field goal with 1:09 left in regulation to tie it 16-16, but his 38-yard attempt to win it as the fourth quarter ended careened off the left upright.
Browns 34, Bengals 24: Rookie Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown passes, and Cleveland snapped an 11-game losing streak that dated to last season by outscoring Cincinnati 27-10 in the second half.