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Brown boots Rams past Arizona

| December 6, 2010 8:00 PM

Steven Jackson ran for 102 yards, including 27 on the game's lone touchdown, and former Seattle Seahawk Josh Brown kicked four field goals as the St. Louis Rams (6-6) won consecutive road games for the first time in more than three years, beating the Arizona Cardinals (3-9) 19-6 in Glendale, Ariz.

The Rams also ended an eight-game losing streak against Arizona, which dropped its seventh in a row. St. Louis remained in a first-place tie with Seattle in the weak NFC West.

Vikings 38, Bills 14: At Minneapolis, Tarvaris Jackson came off the bench for an injured Brett Favre and threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns, and the Minnesota (5-7) defense dominated Buffalo (2-10).

Adrian Peterson rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns for the Vikings, who are 2-0 under interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

Favre said he sprained his throwing shoulder, which occurred on the first series of the game after a big hit by Bills linebacker Arthur Moats.

Cowboys 38, Colts 35 OT: Peyton Manning had two interceptions returned for touchdowns and fourth of the day set up David Buehler for a 38-yard field goal that gave visiting Dallas (4-8) an overtime win over Indianapolis (6-6).

Manning finished 36 of 48 for 365 yards with two touchdowns and his second straight four-interception game. He's thrown a career-high 10 picks in the past three weeks with four of those going back for TDs.

Jaguars 17, Titans 6: At Nashville, Tenn., Maurice Jones-Drew ran for a career-best 186 yards and Rashad Jennings and David Garrard each ran for a touchdown to help Jacksonville (7-5) past Tennessee (5-7).

The win allowed the Jaguars to stay a half-game ahead of Indianapolis, who lost later Sunday.

Falcons 28, Bucs 24: At Tampa, Fla., Eric Weems scored on a 102-yard kickoff return and Matt Ryan threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Michael Jenkins as Atlanta (10-2) rallied from a 10-point deficit to hold off Tampa Bay (7-5).

Ryan led his sixth fourth-quarter comeback of the season for the NFC South leaders, keeping a 10-play, 67-yard march alive with a 25-yard completion to Roddy White on third-and-20. The Falcons also benefited from a couple of costly penalties on the Bucs.

Chiefs 10, Broncos 6: Jamaal Charles rushed for 116 yards and Matt Cassel threw a 3-yard pass to Leonard Pope for the only touchdown as host Kansas City (8-4) avenged a 20-point loss to Denver (3-9) three weeks ago.

Knowshon Moreno rushed for 161 yards for the Broncos, who are enduring one of their worst stretches in decades, losing 17 of their past 22 games under coach Josh McDaniels.

Raiders 28, Chargers 13: Jason Campbell ran for one touchdown and threw for another, and Darren McFadden ran for 97 yards and a TD in visiting Oakland's (6-6) win over San Diego (6-6).

The loss puts a serious crimp in the playoff hopes for the four-time defending AFC West champion Chargers, who trail the Chiefs by two games with four to play.

Saints 34, Bengals 30: Drew Brees threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston with 31 seconds left, rallying visiting New Orleans (9-3) past Cincinnati (2-10).

The Saints trailed for the first time after newcomer Clint Stitser made a 47-yard field goal with 4:25 to go, putting the Bengals up 30-27.

Packers 34, 49ers 16: Donald Driver's catch-and-run for a 61-yard touchdown broke open a tight game in the third quarter and host Green Bay (8-4) went on to beat San Francisco (4-8).

Greg Jennings caught six passes from Aaron Rodgers for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Packers, who picked up a critical win as they try to make a push for the playoffs in the final month of the season.

Giants 31, Redskins 7: At East Rutherford, N.J., Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw ran for two touchdowns apiece and New York (8-4) cruised past Washington (5-7).

Jacobs ran eight times for 103 yards and scored on jaunts of 8 and 28 yards, while Bradshaw had 97 yards and TD runs of 4 and 10 yards as the Giants moved back into a first-place tie with Philadelphia in the NFC East.

Bears 24, Lions 20: Jay Cutler threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Brandon Manumaleuna one play after a questionable call midway through the fourth quarter to lift visiting Chicago (9-3) past Detroit (2-10).

The NFC North-leading Bears took advantage of referee Ed Hochuli flagging Ndamukong Suh for unnecessary roughness. Suh hit Cutler's shoulder pads hard from behind when the quarterback was running downfield. Cutler then connected with Manumaleuna on a 7-yard pass with 8:39 left.

Browns 13, Dolphins 10: Mike Adams' interception set up a short field goal on the final play, and visiting Cleveland (5-7) overcame a comedy of errors to edge Miami (6-6).

When Browns lineman David Bowens deflected Chad Henne's third-down pass, Adams snatched the ball and ran 25 yards to the 2. On fourth down, Phil Dawson kicked a 23-yard field goal for the win.

Cleveland won for the fourth time in six games, and for the first time in Miami since 1970. The Dolphins lost for the seventh time in their past eight home games.

Steelers 13, Ravens 10:

Ben Roethlisberger threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Redman with 2:51 left after Polamalu forced a fumble with a sack of Joe Flacco, and visiting Pittsburgh (9-3) beat Baltimore (8-4).

The victory left the Steelers a game ahead of the Ravens in the division and gave Pittsburgh a split of the season series.