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NFL TODAY, WEEK 14

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POSTED December 8, 2013 11:30 p.m.

STARS

Passing

uPeyton Manning, Broncos, was 39 for 59 for 397 yards and four touchdowns in Denver’s 51-28 win over Tennessee. It was his seventh game this season with at least four touchdown passes. That’s the most such games in a single season in NFL history. Manning’s 39 completions set a team record. His 59 attempts matched a franchise high.

uTom Brady, Patriots, was 32 for 52 for 418 yards and two touchdown passes, both in the final 61 seconds, with an interception in New England’s 27-26 win over Cleveland.

uAndy Dalton, Bengals, finished 24 for 35 for 275 yards and three touchdowns and added a rushing score in Cincinnati’s 42-28 win over Indianapolis.

uJason Campbell, Browns, was 29 for 44 for 391 yards and three touchdowns in Cleveland’s 27-26 loss to New England.

uAndrew Luck, Colts, finished 29 for 46 for 326 yards and four TDs in Indianapolis’ 42-28 loss to Cincinnati.

uPhilip Rivers, Chargers, was 21 for 28 for 249 yards with three touchdown passes in San Diego’s 37-14 win over the New York Giants.

uBen Roethlisberger, Steelers, was 23 of 39 for 349 yards and three touchdowns in Pittsburgh’s 34-28 loss to Miami.

Rushing

uLeSean McCoy, Eagles, had 29 carries for a team-record 217 yards, including touchdown runs of 57 and 40 yards, during Philadelphia’s 34-20 win over Detroit. He broke the mark of 205 yards by Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren on Nov. 27, 1949. McCoy leads the NFL with 1,305 yards rushing and can become the first Eagle to lead the league in rushing since Van Buren in 1949.

uJamaal Charles, Chiefs, had 19 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City’s 45-10 win over Washington.

uBobby Rainey, Buccaneers, 22 carries for 127 yards and a touchdown in Tampa Bay’s 27-6 victory over Buffalo.

uMarcel Reece, Raiders, had 19 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown in Oakland’s 37-27 loss to the New York Jets.

Receiving

uShane Vereen, Patriots, had 12 receptions for 153 yards in New England’s 27-26 win over Cleveland.

uJosh Gordon and Jordan Cameron, Browns. Gordon had seven catches for 151 yards and a touchdown and Cameron had nine catches for 121 yards and a score in Cleveland’s 27-26 loss to New England. Gordon has 774 yards receiving in his past four games, the most in any four-game span in a single season in NFL history. The previous mark was 746 yards by Detroit’s Calvin Johnson set earlier this season.

uCordarrelle Patterson, Vikings, had five catches for 141 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota’s 29-26 loss to Baltimore.

uHakeem Nicks, Giants, had five catches for 135 yards in New York’s 37-14 loss to San Diego.

uRod Streater, Raiders, had seven catches for 130 yards and a touchdown in Oakland’s 37-27 loss to the New York Jets.

Defense

uSean Weatherspoon, Falcons, returned an interception 71 yards for a touchdown in Atlanta’s 22-21 loss to Green Bay.

uKarlos Dansby and John Abraham, Cardinals. Dansby returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown and Abraham had three sacks, including one for a safety, in Arizona’s 30-10 win over St. Louis.

uTroy Polamalu, Steelers, returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 34-28 loss to Miami.

uLavonte David, Buccaneers, had two interceptions and a sack in Tampa Bay’s 27-6 win over Buffalo.

POSTSEASON BOUND

The Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts each clinched a playoff berth. The Broncos, who defeated Tennessee 51-28, secured a playoff spot. With the Titans’ loss, the Colts clinched the AFC South title.

FOURTH-QUARTER FIREWORKS

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Minnesota Vikings 29-26 in a game that featured six different lead changes in the fourth quarter. That is the most fourth-quarter lead changes in a single game in NFL history.

STREAKS & STATS

The Bengals have scored 49, 41 and 42 points in their past three home games, the first time they’ve scored at least 40 in three straight at home. ... Bobby Rainey’s 80-yard TD came 18 seconds into the game, the fastest score in Bucs history. ... The Eagles have five in a row. ... Arizona won for the fifth time in six games. ... Baltimore has its first three-game winning streak of the season and the inside track for the second AFC wild card after rallying for a wild 29-26 win over Minnesota. ... Miami has won three of four. ... The Bills have lost five of six, are assured of finishing without a winning record for the ninth straight year, and also are in danger of extending the NFL’s longest current playoff drought to 14 consecutive seasons. ... The Redskins have dropped five straight. ... The Bucs have won four of five games following an 0-8 start. ... Oakland has lost three straight overall, and 13 in a row in games played in the Eastern time zone. ... Cleveland has dropped four in a row, the past two by a combined five points, and seven of eight overall.

MILESTONES

The Broncos became the first team in NFL history to have four players score at least 10 touchdowns in the same season. The four Broncos with at least 10 touchdowns this season are Knowshon Moreno (12), Demaryius Thomas (11), Julius Thomas (11) and Wes Welker (10). All four scored in Sunday’s win over the Titans. ... The Patriots overcame a 16-point deficit in a 27-26 win over Cleveland. The Patriots, who have erased deficits of 10 and 24 points in their previous two games, are the first team since the 2000 Kansas City Chiefs to win three in a row by overcoming at least a 10-point deficit in each game. ... Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald had 12 catches for 96 yards and one touchdown in a 30-10 win over St. Louis. Fitzgerald, who has 10 touchdowns this season, is the ninth player in NFL history to have at least five seasons with 10 or more touchdown receptions. He joins Jerry Rice (nine), Randy Moss (nine), Marvin Harrison (eight), Terrell Owens (eight), Cris Carter (six), Lance Alworth (five), Bob Hayes (five) and Art Powell (five). ... Detroit star Calvin Johnson passed Herman Moore for most yards receiving in franchise history on a 33-yard catch to the Eagles 13 late in the first quarter. ... Arizona QB Carson Palmer was 27 of 32, the second-highest completion rate (84.4) in franchise history. Only Kurt Warner’s NFL record of 92.3 percent (24 of 26) against Jacksonville in 2009 was better.

SPEAKING

“Today is as bad as we played this whole season. It was really embarrassing to be part of it. We looked like the Bad News Bears out there.” — Raiders safety Charles Woodson after Oakland’s 37-27 loss to the New York Jets.

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