NFL capsules: Lions hold off Packers for 18-16 victory
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns, and Detroit stopped a 24-game road losing streak against Green Bay when it held on for an 18-16 victory despite a late blunder by Calvin Johnson.
Mason Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal as time expired after the Packers recovered an onside kick fumbled by Johnson with 31 seconds left.
Detroit (2-7) had stopped Green Bay on a 2-point conversion attempt after Aaron Rodgers hit Justin Perillo for an 11-yard touchdown pass on the previous drive.
Stafford threw for 242 yards for the league-worst Lions, an organization that had been reeling following the midseason firings of the team president and general manager.
The Packers (6-3) lost their third straight game, but this was a new low after their two previous defeats came on the road to Super Bowl contenders Denver and Carolina.
CHIEFS 29, BRONCOS 13
DENVER (AP) — Kansas City prevented Peyton Manning from getting the one record he really wanted, trouncing Denver on the strength of five interceptions and five field goals.
Manning entered the day with 71,836 yards through the air, 2 shy of Brett Favre’s record and tied with Favre with 186 victories.
He finished the day with just 35 yards on 5-of-20 passing, four interceptions, two sacks and an almost unheard-of zero passer rating before being benched late in the third quarter.
The only highlight for Manning was his milestone: a 4-yard pass to running back Ronnie Hillman. Even that didn’t come until he’d thrown his first interception, gotten sacked and fumbled.
The Broncos (7-2) saw their nine-game AFC West winning streak come to an end with their first loss to the Chiefs (4-5) since Tim Tebow was their quarterback in 2011.
PANTHERS 27, TITANS 10
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cam Newton completed his first 11 passes — the longest streak of his career — and Carolina remained unbeaten.
The Panthers (9-0) extended their league-best winning streak to 13 games as Newton ran for a touchdown and passed for another score.
The Titans (2-7) suffered their 10th straight home loss in the first home game under interim coach Mike Mularkey.
Rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Titans were held scoreless in the second half.
JAGUARS 22, RAVENS 20
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jason Myers kicked a 53-yard field goal after Jacksonville got one final play on a facemask penalty with no time left, and the Jaguars ended their 13-game road losing streak.
Down 20-19 with no timeouts, the Jaguars got the ball at their 20 with 1:06 left. After moving to the Baltimore 49, Blake Bortles took the snap an instant before the clock expired and was quickly sacked by Elvis Dumervil.
But Dumervil grabbed the quarterback’s facemask, giving the Jaguars one final play even though the clock read 0:00.
The victory enabled the Jaguars (3-6) to end a road skid that followed a win in Cleveland on Dec. 1, 2013.
Baltimore fell to 2-7.
VIKINGS 30, RAIDERS 14
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adrian Peterson ran for 203 yards and a touchdown in his record-tying sixth career 200-yard game, Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kick 93 yards for a score and Minnesota took over sole possession of first place in the NFC North by beating Oakland.
Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass, and the Vikings (7-2) held the Raiders’ potent offense in check for their fifth straight win. Minnesota moved a game ahead of Green Bay in the division heading into next week’s showdown at home with the Packers.
Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes for the Raiders, but also was intercepted twice. Oakland (4-5) lost its second straight game to fall further behind in the AFC playoff race.
STEELERS 30, BROWNS 9
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns.
Roethlisberger began the game on the bench to rest his sprained left foot but entered in the first quarter after Landry Jones went down with a left ankle injury. Roethlisberger completed 22 of 33 passes and was sacked once as Pittsburgh won its second straight.
Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 139 yards and two scores as the Steelers (6-4) remained unbeaten at home against Cleveland (2-8) since 2003.
Johnny Manziel passed for a career-high 372 yards with a touchdown and an interception but was also sacked six times. The Browns, ran for just 15 yards and were penalized 11 times for 159 yards.
DOLPHINS 20, EAGLES 19
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris McCain knocked Sam Bradford out and Reshad Jones spoiled Mark Sanchez’s comeback bid.
Ryan Tannehill threw a go-ahead 4-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry and the defense held on for Miami.
Bradford injured his left shoulder and sustained a concussion on a hard hit by McCain in the third quarter and didn’t return, though X-rays were negative.
Sanchez drove the Eagles to the Dolphins 8 late in the fourth quarter, but Jones intercepted his pass in the end zone. Miami’s defense held again in the final minute.
The Dolphins (4-5) snapped a two-game losing streak. The Eagles fell to 4-5.
BUCCANEERS 10, COWBOYS 6
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston scored on a 1-yard quarterback keeper with 54 seconds remaining, extending Dallas’ longest losing streak since 1989 to seven games.
The No. 1 draft pick shrugged off two interceptions — the first he’d thrown in a month — and benefited from a defensive holding call that wiped out his goal-line fumble on the play before the rookie faked a handoff to Doug Martin and circled around right end all alone.
The Cowboys (2-7) reached the Tampa Bay 44 following the ensuing kickoff, but Matt Cassel’s throw to the end zone intended for Dez Bryant was intercepted by Bradley McDougald.
The Bucs improved to 4-5.
BEARS 37, RAMS 13
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zach Miller caught two touchdown passes, including an 87-yard score that was Chicago’s longest play since 2010, and rookie Jeremy Langford also had two TDs.
The Bears (4-5) improved to 3-1 on the road after their top offensive showing. They brought thousands of fans to the Edward Jones Dome, which had a season-best 58,663 tickets distributed.
Langford was untouched on an 83-yard TD on a screen and also had a 6-yard scoring run. The running back, filling in for the injured Matt Forte, had seven catches for 109 yards and 73 yards on 20 carries.
The Rams fell to 4-5.
REDSKINS 47, SAINTS 14
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw for a career-high four touchdowns — each one longer than any scoring pass he’d completed all season — to lead Washington.
Cousins went 20 for 25 for 324 yards, zero interceptions and a perfect passer rating of 158.3, connecting for TDs of 78 yards to Matt Jones, 16 and 8 yards to Jordan Reed, and 11 yards to Jamison Crowder.
Cousins didn’t have a touchdown toss of more than 7 yards until he got to go up against the Saints’ porous and poor-tackling defense.
The 33-point margin of victory for the Redskins (4-5) was the team’s largest since beating San Francisco by 35, 52-17, in October 2005.
The Saints (4-6) lost their second game in a row.