Matt Hasselbeck threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Nate Washington on fourth down with 1:03 remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the Tennessee Titans to a 35-34 come-from-behind win over the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The winning score was set up by a Ryan Fitzpatrick interception. Jason McCourty picked off the Buffalo quarterback at the Tennessee 48-yard line. Hasselbeck was sacked on first down, but running back Chris Johnson, who scored his first two touchdowns of the season, moved the chains on 3rd-and-1 from the Buffalo 43 with a 27-yard gain. Facing a 4th- and-9, Hasselbeck hooked up with Washington in the back of the end zone. The Titans (3-4) prevailed with their first road victory when Fitzpatrick's fourth-down pass landed on the turf, short of intended target Stevie Johnson. Hasselbeck completed 22-of-33 passes for 205 yards, while Chris Johnson finished with 195 yards on 18 carries. Jamie Harper added two short touchdown runs in Tennessee's second straight win and fifth in a row against the Bills (3-4). Prior to the interception, Fitzpatrick had thrown three touchdown passes. He also lost a fumble early in the third quarter that led to a Tennessee score.
Final Score: Dallas 19, Carolina 14
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Dan Bailey kicked four field goals, including two in the final 3 1/2 minutes of regulation, as the Dallas Cowboys claimed a 19-14 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Week 7 action. Tony Romo finished 24-of-34 for 227 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys (3-3), who snapped a two-game slide. Miles Austin paced the Dallas offense with 97 yards and a TD reception on five catches, while Jason Witten added six grabs for 44 yards. Cam Newton threw for 233 yards and one score while adding 64 yards on six carries for the Panthers (1-5), losers in four straight.
Final Score: Houston 43, Baltimore 13
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Major contributions from Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb helped the Baltimore Ravens down the Houston Texans in last year's AFC divisional playoff game. Neither, though, were in uniform on Sunday and the Texans took advantage of Baltimore's injury-depleted defense. Arian Foster ran for two touchdowns and Matt Schaub threw for a pair of scores in the Texans' 43-13 rout of the Ravens. Schaub completed 23-of-37 passes for 256 yards, while Foster tallied 98 yards on the ground for Houston (6-1), which rebounded from last Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Final Score: Indianapolis 17, Cleveland 13
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Andrew Luck threw for 186 yards and rushed for two touchdowns, and the Indianapolis Colts held off the Cleveland Browns, 17-13, Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Though Luck was just 16-of-29 passing, he led the Colts to 321 yards of total offense and three scoring drives, just enough to edge out the Browns, who generated 319 yards of offense. Reggie Wayne led all Colts receivers with 73 yards on six catches, and Vick Ballard had a game-high 84 yards rushing on 20 carries for Indianapolis (3-3). Brandon Weeden completed 25-of-41 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns for Cleveland (1-6), which was coming off its first win of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Final Score: Minnesota 21, Arizona 14
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Adrian Peterson ran for 153 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries behind a strong defensive performance by the Minnesota defense, as the Vikings defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 21-14, at Mall of America Field on Sunday. John Skelton threw a touchdown pass to Andre Roberts with less than two minutes remaining in the game, but Arizona (4-3) could not recover the onside kick, sealing the victory for Minnesota. Harrison Smith returned an interception for a touchdown and Minnesota (5-2) registered seven sacks, including three by Brian Robison, to overcome a disappointing performance by Christian Ponder, who threw for just four yards in the second half. He completed 8-of-17 passes for the day with two interceptions, but threw a touchdown in the first half for the Vikings, who will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. Despite a career rushing day from LaRod Stephens-Howling, who ran for 104 yards and a touchdown, the Cardinals struggled to get into an offensive rhythm, converting on third down just 5- of-14 times. Skelton, who got the start for the injured Kevin Kolb, completed 25-of-36 throws for 262 yards and an interception for Arizona, which lost its third straight game after winning its first four.
Final Score: NY Giants 27, Washington 23
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Eli Manning tossed a 77-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz with less than two minutes remaining to send the New York Giants to a 27-23 triumph over the Washington Redskins in an NFC East clash on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. New York led 20-16 with 2:55 remaining, but Robert Griffin III led the Redskins on a 7-play, 77-yard scoring drive to grab the lead. Griffin converted a do-or-die 4th-and-10 by eluding a pair of New York defenders in the backfield before finding Logan Paulsen for 19 yards. After the two-minute warning, Griffin scrambled 24 yards into New York territory and two plays later, the rookie quarterback floated a 30-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss to give Washington a 23-20 edge. But in typical Manning fashion, the veteran signal-caller answered on the second play of New York's ensuing drive, as he found Cruz streaking down the seam for the go-ahead score. The Redskins had one final try, but Moss fumbled the ball back to the Giants, who went into the victory formation to seal the win. Manning finished 26-of-40 for 337 yards and two interceptions, while Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown each added a rushing score for the Giants (5-2), who have won three straight since a loss to NFC East-rival Philadelphia on Sept. 30. Griffin completed 20-of-28 passes for 258 yards, a pair of scores and one interception and Alfred Morris added 120 yards on 22 carries for the Redskins (3-4), who had won their last two meetings with the defending champions.
Final Score: Green Bay 30, St. Louis 20
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Aaron Rodgers completed 30-of-37 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns, lifting the Green Bay Packers over the St. Louis Rams, 30-20. Rodgers had a passer rating of 132.2 for the Packers (4-3), who have won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Jordy Nelson caught eight passes for 122 yards and a touchdown for Green Bay, which racked up 402 yards of total offense. Randall Cobb hauled in eight passes for 89 yards and two scores. Sam Bradford connected on 21-of-34 passes for 255 yards, one touchdown and an interception for the Rams (3-4), who have lost two in a row.
Final Score: New Orleans 35, Tampa Bay 28
Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes in the first half and the New Orleans Saints hung on for a 35-28 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brees went 27-for-37 with 377 yards and an interception as he extended his NFL-record streak of at least one touchdown pass in a game to 49. Marques Colston, Darren Sproles, Joseph Morgan and David Thomas each caught a score while Lance Moore had nine catches for 121 yards for the Saints (2-4), who were coming off their bye week and have now won their past two games. Vincent Jackson had a huge game for Tampa Bay, as he totaled seven catches for a franchise-record 216 yards and a touchdown. Josh Freeman had three touchdown passes and went 24-for-42 with 420 yards for the Buccaneers (2-4), who were coming off a win against Kansas City last week.
Final Score: New England 29, NY Jets 26 (OT)
Foxboro, MA (Sports Network) - After Stephen Gostkowski kicked a field goal in overtime, Rob Ninkovich sealed a 29-26 win for the New England Patriots over the New York Jets. On 2nd-and-10, Mark Sanchez was sacked by the linebacker, who jarred the ball loose and dove on it to give New England the victory. Trailing by three with less than two minutes remaining in the game, Tom Brady completed four passes to move the Patriots into field goal range for Gostkowski, who nailed a 43-yard field goal as the game clock expired to send the game to OT. Brady threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns on 26-of-42 efficiency to help the Patriots (4-3) take over sole possession of first place in the AFC East. The Jets (3-4) trailed by 10 points after three quarters, but Sanchez led New York to scores on all three of its possessions in the fourth to put them on top late in regulation. He completed 28-of-41 passes for a season-high 328 yards while throwing for a touchdown and an interception in the setback.
Final Score: Oakland 26, Jacksonville 23 (OT)
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Sebastian Janikowski's 40-yard field goal in overtime capped an impressive comeback as the Oakland Raiders rallied for a 26-23 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville began the extra session with the ball, but a fumble by Cecil Shorts on a catch on third down was recovered by Oakland at the Jaguars 21-yard line. After Carson Palmer took a knee to line the ball up, Janikowski calmly hit the ball down the middle for the win. Palmer went 26-for-46 with 298 yards, one touchdown, one rushing touchdown and one interception for the Raiders (2-4), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Janikowski connected on four field goals and two extra points in the win. Jacksonville suffered early injuries to starting running back Maurice Jones-Drew (left foot) and quarterback Blaine Gabbert (left shoulder). That left Chad Henne under center and he went just 9- for-20 with 73 yards while backup running back Rashad Jennings had 21 carries for 44 yards and a score for the Jaguars (1-5), who have lost three straight.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 24, Cincinnati 17
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Chris Rainey scored the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter, and the Pittsburgh Steelers held on to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals, 24-17, in an AFC North clash Sunday night. Pittsburgh (3-3) trailed 14-3 early on, but held Cincy to two first downs in the second half and got just enough offense to rebound from a loss for the third time this season. Ben Roethlisberger improved to 8-1 in his career at Cincinnati by throwing for 278 yards with an interception and a touchdown pass to Heath Miller. Jonathan Dwyer rushed for 122 yards on 17 carries and helped the Steelers run out the clock on the Bengals (3-4), who held the ball for just 22 1/2 minutes. Andy Dalton, one week after tossing for a career-high 381 yards in a loss to Cleveland, wound up with 105 in Cincinnati's third straight loss. The second-year starter was intercepted once and connected with A.J. Green for a score.