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NFL TODAY, WEEK 12

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POSTED November 24, 2013 11:53 p.m.

STARS

Passing

Philip Rivers, Chargers, threw for 392 yards and three touchdowns, including a 26-yard scoring strike to Seyi Ajirotutu with 24 seconds left, in San Diego’s 41-38 victory over Kansas City.

uJosh McCown, Bears, passed for 352 yards — the third-best total of his career and most since 2005 — and two touchdowns with an interception in Chicago’s 42-21 loss at St. Louis.

uRyan Fitzpatrick, Titans, completed 30 of 42 passes for 320 yards and two TDs, including a 10-yarder to Kendall Wright with 10 seconds remaining to lead Tennessee past Oakland 23-19.

uCarson Palmer, Cardinals, was 26 for 37 for 314 yards and two touchdowns to help Arizona cruise past Indianapolis 40-11.

uAlex Smith, Chiefs, had three touchdown tosses in a losing cause as Kansas City fell to San Diego 41-38.

Rushing

uAdrian Peterson, Vikings, had 146 yards rushing and a touchdown on 32 carries in Minnesota’s 26-26 tie at Green Bay.

uJamaal Charles, Chiefs, ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns in Kansas City’s 41-38 loss to San Diego.

uAndre Brown, Giants, had 127 yards rushing on 21 carries in New York’s 24-21 defeat against Dallas.

uEddie Lacy, Packers, ran for 110 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in Green Bay’s 26-26 tie with Minnesota.

uBenny Cunningham, Rams, rushed for 109 yards on 13 carries, most of it in the second half of St. Louis’ 42-21 win over Chicago after Zac Stacy was sidelined with concussionlike symptoms.

Receiving

uJosh Gordon, Browns, tied a team mark with 14 catches for a franchise-record 237 yards and a touchdown in Cleveland’s 27-11 loss to Pittsburgh.

uTiquan Underwood, Buccaneers, had two touchdown receptions in Tampa Bay’s 24-21 win at Detroit.

uBrandon Marshall, Bears, caught 10 passes for 117 yards and a score in Chicago’s 42-21 loss at St. Louis.

uKeenan Allen, Chargers, had nine receptions for 124 yards to help San Diego edge Kansas City 41-38.

uJason Witten, Cowboys, caught touchdown passes of 20 and 2 yards in Dallas’ 24-21 win over the New York Giants.

Defense

uKarlos Dansby, Cardinals returned an interception 22 yards for a score and the Cardinals won their fourth in a row with a 40-11 rout of the Colts.

uAudie Cole, Vikings, finished with 13 tackles and a sack starting for leading tackler Erin Henderson, who missed Minnesota’s 26-26 tie with Green Bay for a personal matter.

uRobert Quinn, Rams, stripped Chicago’s Josh McCown on a sack and then scooped up the ball on a 31-yard return for his first career NFL touchdown in St. Louis’ 42-21 victory over Chicago.

uJeff Heath, Cowboys, returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown as Dallas edged the New York Giants 24-21.

uLeonard Johnson, Buccaneers, returned one of Matthew Stafford’s four interceptions 48 yards for a score to help Tampa Bay top Detroit 24-21.

STREAKS & STATS

Tampa Bay has won three straight after losing its first eight, joining the 1978 St. Louis Cardinals as the only NFL team to do that. The Buccaneers topped Detroit 24-21 on Sunday. ... Maurice Jones-Drew ran for a season-high 84 yards and a touchdown and the Jacksonville Jaguars extended the Houston Texans’ losing streak to a franchise-record nine games with a 13-6 victory. The two-time AFC South champions haven’t won since Sept. 15. ... After a 9-0 start, Kansas City has lost two in a row after San Diego beat the Chiefs 41-38, ending the Chargers’ three-game skid. ... Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger improved to 16-1 against Cleveland after a 27-11 victory. The Steelers are 25-5 against the Browns since 1999. ... Tennessee had two 100-yard receivers (Justin Hunter and Kendall Wright) and a 300-yard passer (Ryan Fitzpatrick) in the same game for the first time since Dec. 19, 2004, in a loss to Oakland. ... Baltimore’s 19-3 win over the New York Jets marked the fewest points allowed by the Ravens since December 2009, a 48-3 win over Detroit. ... The Jets had alternated wins and losses in their first 10 games, but the pattern ended here with their second straight defeat. Coach Rex Ryan, who also served as defensive line coach with Baltimore from 1999-2004, fell to 0-3 against his former team. ... Miami’s Ryan Tannehill was sacked three times by Carolina to increase his season total to 44, a franchise record.

MILESTONES

Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald had five catches for 52 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 40-11 win over Indianapolis, giving him 11,019 yards receiving — the youngest player in NFL history (30 years, 85 days) to reach 11,000. The previous mark was held by Randy Moss at 30 years, 222 days. ... San Diego’s Antonio Gates had three catches for 21 yards in the Chargers’ 41-38 win at Kansas City, making him the fourth TE in NFL history with 700 catches and 9,000 yards. ... Chicago’s Matt Forte had 77 yards on 16 carries and has 6,178 with the Bears, passing Neal Anderson for second on the franchise career list behind Walter Payton, who had 16,726.

ALL TIED UP

Minnesota and Green Bay played to a 26-26 draw on Sunday, the first tie in the NFL since a game between St. Louis and San Francisco ended 24-24 on Nov. 11, 2012. It was the first game to end in a tie under the new overtime rule instituted that continues the extra period if both teams open with field goals. Mason Crosby hit from 20 yards at 10:28 of the extra period and Blair Walsh connected from 35 with 3:54 left. A touchdown by either team would have ended the game. Jacksonville

MR. VERSATILITY

St. Louis rookie wide receiver-punt returner Tavon Austin had a 65-yard touchdown run in the Rams’ 42-21 win over Chicago. He had touchdown receptions of 81 and 57 yards and a 98-yard punt-return touchdown in Week 10, the Rams’ previous game. Austin is the first player in NFL history to record a punt return TD of 95-plus yards, a receiving score of 80-plus yards and a rushing touchdown of 65 yards or more in a single season. He also joined Hall of Famers Jim Brown (1963) and Gale Sayers (1965) as the only players in NFL history to score four touchdowns of at least 50 yards in a two-game span in a single season.

SIDELINED

The Kansas City Chiefs could be without their top two pass rushers for a while after Tamba Hali sprained his right ankle and Justin Houston sprained his elbow in a 41-38 loss to San Diego on Sunday. Neither player was in the locker room after the game, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid said both of them were scheduled to have MRI exams on Monday. ... The Chargers could be without top running back Ryan Mathews for a while after he left the game with a hamstring injury. ... Cleveland quarterback Jason Campbell left with a concussion following a sack in the third quarter in the Browns’ loss against Pittsburgh. ... Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis left the Buccaneers’ win over Detroit with a groin injury. Tampa Bay also lost tight end Tom Crabtree to an arm injury in the win over the Lions. ... Rookie running back Zac Stacy was among three St. Louis Rams players evaluated for concussion-like symptoms against the Chicago Bears. Stacy, guard Chris Williams and cornerback Trumaine Johnson were all ruled out.

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