Rams Trounce Bears, NFL Roundup
Published on November 25 2013 11:36 am
Last Updated on November 25 2013 11:36 am
Written by Millie Lange
Rams Blast Bears
(St. Louis, MO) -- Kellen Clemens threw for 167 yards and a touchdown, and rookie Tavon Austin ran for a 65-yard score as the Rams blasted the Bears 42-21 at the Edward Jones Dome. Benny Cunningham had 13 carries for 109 yards and a TD, while Jared Cook had four catches for 80 yards and a score for the Rams, who have won two in-a-row to improve to 5-6. Zac Stacy added 87 yards and a TD on 12 rushes, and Robert Quinn returned a fumble 31 yards for a score in the victory. Stacy left the game at halftime with a concussion and didn't return. Josh McCown finished 36-of-47 for 352 yards with two TD's and an interception. Brandon Marshall had 10 grabs for 117 yards and a score for Chicago, which remains tied with Detroit atop the NFC North at 6-and-5.
Cowboys Clip Giants
(East Rutherford, NJ) -- Dan Bailey nailed a game-winning 35-yard field goal as time expired as the Cowboys clipped the Giants 24-21 at MetLife Stadium. Tony Romo finished 23-of-38 for 250 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the 'Boys, who moved back into a tie with Philadelphia atop the NFC East. Both teams are 6-5 with Dallas holding the tiebreaker. Jason Witten had two TD catches and Jeff Heath returned a fumble 50 yards for a score in the victory. Eli Manning was 16-of-30 for 174 yards and two TD's for the G-Men, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. Andrew Brown ran for 127 yards, while Brandon Myers and Louis Murphy both had TD catches in defeat. New York is 4-7.
Panthers Rally For Seventh Straight Win
(Miami, FL) -- Cam Newton's one-yard touchdown pass to Greg Olsen with 46 seconds left lifted the Panthers past the Dolphins 20-16 at Sun Life Stadium. Newton also had a rushing TD earlier in the fourth quarter to pull the Panthers within three. Newton finished 19-of-38 for 174 yards and an interception, while rushing for a team-high 51 yards on eight carries. Steve Smith had five catches for 69 yards for Carolina, which improved to 8-3 with its seventh straight win. Ryan Tannehill was 28-of-42 for 310 yards with a TD and a pick and also led Miami with 36 rushing yards. Mike Wallace had five grabs for 127 yards and a score for the 'Fins, who fell to 5-6.
Chargers Stun Chiefs In KC
(Kansas City, MO) -- Philip Rivers found Seyi Ajirotutu for a touchdown with 31 seconds left as the Chargers stunned the Chiefs 41-38 at Arrowhead Stadium. The game featured eight lead changes. Rivers finished 27-of-39 for 392 yards and three TD's for San Diego, which snapped a three-game skid and improved to 5-6. Danny Woodhead had a rushing score and a receiving touchdown in the victory. Alex Smith was 26-of-38 for 294 yards with three TD's and an interception for the Chiefs, who fell to 9-2 with their second straight loss. Jamaal Charles ran for 115 yards and two scores and also had four catches for 42 yards in defeat.
Steelers Beat Browns Behind "Big Ben"
(Cleveland, OH) -- Ben Roethlisberger threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers beat the Browns 27-11 in Cleveland. Antonio Brown had six catches for 92 yards and a TD, while Emmanuel Sanders had six grabs for 52 yards and a score for Pittsburgh, which improved to 5-6 with its third win in-a-row. Le'Veon Bell ran for 80 yards on 23 carries and William Gay returned an interception 21 yards for a TD in the victory. Jason Campbell was 14-of-22 for 124 yards and a fumble but left the game twice, including the final time late in the third quarter with an apparent upper-body injury. Brandon Weeden finished 13-of-30 for 209 yards with a touchdown, a pick and a fumble in his place. Josh Gordon racked up 14 catches for 237 yards and a TD for the Browns, who have lost five-of-six to dip to 4-7.
Bucs Edge Lions In Motown
(Detroit, MI) -- Johnathan Banks intercepted Matthew Stafford at Tampa's three-yard line in the final minute as the Buccaneers edged the Lions 24-21 at Ford Field. Tiquan Underwood's 85-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter gave the Bucs the lead. Mike Glennon finished 14-of-21 for 247 yards and two TD's for Tampa, which has won three in-a-row since starting the season 0-8. Underwood had three grabs for 108 yards and two scores in the victory. The Bucs defense forced five turnovers on the day, including a 48-yard pick-six by Leonard Johnson just before halftime. Stafford was 26-of-46 for 297 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions for the Lions, who slipped to 6-5 but remain tied with Chicago atop the NFC North. Calvin Johnson had seven catches for 115 yards in the setback.
Packers, Vikings Tie In Overtime
(Green Bay, WI) -- The Packers rallied to force overtime and took a 26-23 lead in the extra session, but the Vikings tied the score with a field goal and time ran out before either team could score again in a 26-all draw. Green Bay trailed 23-7 early in the fourth quarter, but Eddie Lacy ran for a touchdown, Jarrett Boykin caught another and Mason Crosby made two field goals including the game-tying kick with 46 seconds left in regulation. Green Bay made a switch at quarterback mid-game, going with Matt Flynn over starter Scott Tolzien. Flynn completed 21-of-36 passes for 218 yards and a TD. Lacy ran for 110 yards. Adrian Peterson rushed for 146 yards and a score on 32 carries. Toby Gerhart added 91 rushing yards. The Packers are 5-5-1 and Minnesota is 2-8-1.
Ravens Roll Jets
(Baltimore, MD) -- Joe Flacco hit Jacoby Jones for a 66-yard touchdown to help the Ravens close out the Jets 19-3 from M&T Bank Stadium. Flacco ended with 273 yards and an interception for Baltimore, which improved to 4-1 at home. Justin Tucker drilled all four field goals for the Ravens. Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce each rushed for 30 yards in the win. Jones finished with 103 yards and four catches. Geno Smith tossed for 127 yards and two picks, both landing in the hands of Corey Graham. New York slipped to 1-and-5 away from MetLife Stadium. Both teams are 5-6 overall. This is the second time this season the Ravens have defeated former safety Ed Reed.
Jaguars Top Listless Texans
(Houston, TX) -- Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 84 yards and a touchdown as the Jaguars beat the Texans 13-6 at Reliant Stadium. Houston lost its ninth straight game after opening the season with two wins. Chad Henne completed 23 of 32 passes 239 yards and Cecil Shorts the Third caught eight passes for 71 yards. Case Keenum threw for just 169 yards for Houston and was picked off once. Randy Bullock's two field goals accounted for the Texans' only points. The Jags have won two of their last three games to improve to 2-9.
Titans Score Late, Hold Off Raiders
(Oakland, CA) -- Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Kendall Wright for a 10-yard touchdown pass with 10 seconds to play, lifting the Titans to a 23-19 win over the Raiders in Oakland. Fitzpatrick completed 30 of 42 passes for 320 yard and two touchdowns and Rob Bironas made three field goals in the win. Tennessee improved to 5-6. That's good for the second wild-card spot in the AFC for the time being. Justin Hunter and Wright combined for 12 catches for 212 yards and two scores. The Raiders got four field goals from Sebastian Janikowski and a touchdown pass from Matt McGloin to Marcel Reese in the fourth quarter. The Raiders fell to 4-7.
Cardinals Crush Colts
(Glendale, AZ) -- Carson Palmer tossed for 314 yards and two touchdowns to pace the Cardinals to a 40-11 thrashing of the Colts in Arizona. Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 54 yards and a TD for Arizona, which improved to 7-4 on the year. Larry Fitzgerald hauled in both TD passes and 52 yards from Palmer. Michael Floyd had seven catches for a game-high 104 yards in the win. Karlos Dansby had an interception return for a score as the Cards moved to 5-and-1 at home. Andrew Luck threw for 163 yards, a touchdown and the pick for Indianapolis, which is also 7-4 overall. Coby Fleener had four catches for 55 yards and the TD in defeat.
Gostkowski's Kick Sends Pats Past Broncos In OT
(Foxborough, MA) -- Stephen Gostkowski's 31-yard field goal with under three minutes to play in overtime sent the Patriots to a 34-31 win over the Broncos at Gillette Stadium. The kick was set up after New England recovered their own punt that bounced off Denver's Tony Carter deep inside Broncos' territory. New England stormed back from a 24-0 halftime deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter, only to have Denver tie it at 31 in the final minutes of regulation. Tom Brady was 34-for-50 and threw for 344 yards with three touchdowns for New England. Julian Edelman had nine catches for 110 yards and two scores as the Pats moved to 8-and-3 and maintain a three-game lead on the Dolphins and Jets in the AFC East. New England overcame three lost fumbles in the game. Knowshon Moreno led the charge for Denver's offense, carrying the ball 37 times for 224 yards and a TD. Peyton Manning struggled going 19-of-36 for 150 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The Broncos fell to 9-2 and are tied with the Chiefs atop the AFC West.
49ers, Redskins Meet On "MNF"
(Landover, MD) -- The San Francisco 49ers are on the road for a "Monday Night Football" matchup with the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Niners lost 23-20 at New Orleans in Week 11 and have dropped their last two games to fall to 6-4. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is completing just 56.2-percent of his passes this season with 11 touchdowns, seven interceptions and five fumbles. The Redskins are last in the NFC East with a 3-7 mark. Washington has dropped back-to-back road games to the Vikings and Eagles. QB Robert Griffin the Third has been under fire for his erratic play, throwing 14 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions while also fumbling 10 times.
Sunday, November 25 Scoreboard
Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Cleveland Browns 11
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24, Detroit Lions 21
Minnesota Vikings 26, Green Bay Packers 26 (F/OT)
San Diego Chargers 41, Kansas City Chiefs 38
St. Louis Rams 42, Chicago Bears 21
Carolina Panthers 20, Miami Dolphins 16
Baltimore Ravens 19, New York Jets 3
Jacksonville Jaguars 13, Houston Texans 6
Tennessee Titans 23, Oakland Raiders 19
Arizona Cardinals 40, Indianapolis Colts 11
Dallas Cowboys 24, New York Giants 21
New England Patriots 34, Denver Broncos 31 (OT)
Monday, November 25 Schedule (All Times Central)
7:30 p.m. - San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins