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Patriots 17, Bears 13 At Foxboro, Mass., after New England turned the ball over three times inside the Chicago 20-yard line, tight end Benjamin Watson hung onto it when Tom Brady's 2-yard pass found him in the end zone. Patriots cornerback Asante...

Patriots 17, Bears 13

At Foxboro, Mass., after New England turned the ball over three times inside the Chicago 20-yard line, tight end Benjamin Watson hung onto it when Tom Brady's 2-yard pass found him in the end zone.

Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel put an abrupt end to the Bears' comeback hopes with his third interception with 1:46 to play.

Playing on their new artificial turf, the Patriots (8-3) persevered against the Bears (9-2), who had allowed the fewest points in the league, 120. But New England was the second stingiest at 131.

Titans 24, Giants 21


At Nashville, Tenn., Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones intercepted two passes and had a 23-yard punt return that revived his teammates in the fourth quarter. Then rookie quarterback Vince Young finished off an improbable rally from a 21-0 deficit to beat New York.

Young ran for a touchdown and threw for two more in the final 9:35 and finished with a career-high 249 yards passing. Rob Bironas kicked a 49-yard field goal with six seconds left to win it.

The Giants (6-5) lost their third straight and fell a game behind the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) in the NFC East going into next week's game in the Meadowlands.

Redskins 17, Panthers 13

At Landover, Md., Chris Cooley's 66-yard touchdown reception was the difference in Washington's win over Carolina.

The victory broke a two-game losing streak for the Redskins (4-7) and gave quarterback Jason Campbell his first win in his second NFL start. The team returned to running the ball and stopping the run, but it took the big play to Cooley with 4:26 remaining to beat the Panthers (6-5).

Chargers 21, Raiders 14

At San Diego, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, in the midst of an MVP-type season, rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another in a win over Oakland (2-9).


Tomlinson has 24 touchdowns this season, needing five in the last five games to break the NFL record of 28 set by Shaun Alexander during his MVP season of 2005.

Tomlinson threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to tight end Antonio Gates to tie the game at 14. Tomlinson threw his second TD pass of the season and the sixth of his career.

Saints 31, Falcons 13

At Atlanta, Drew Brees threw a 76-yard touchdown to Devery Henderson on the third play of the game, then lofted a 48-yarder to Terrance Copper on the final play of the first half, leading New Orleans (7-4) past bumbling Atlanta.

The Falcons (5-6) lost their fourth straight even though quarterback Michael Vick ran for 166 yards.

Brees had no such problems with his receivers, completing 21 of 30 passes for 349 yards -- the fifth straight 300-yard game for the Saints' quarterback.

On his way into the tunnel after the game, Vick gave the middle finger to fans.

Bengals 30, Browns 0


At Cleveland, Cincinnati picked off Cleveland quarterback Charlie Frye four times in its first shutout win since 1989 and Carson Palmer threw three touchdown passes for the Bengals.

Palmer finished 25-for-32 for 275 yards and connected with Chris Henry for two TD passes as the Bengals (6-5) stayed firmly in the AFC playoff race by beating Cleveland for the fifth straight time.

The shutout was the Bengals' first since Dec. 3, 1989, a span of 269 games. That one also came against the Browns.

Frye went 18-for-29 for 186 yards.

Rams 20, 49ers 17

At St. Louis, Marc Bulger threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Curtis with 27 seconds to go and St. Louis snapped a five-game skid.

Stymied much of the game, Bulger was 9-for-9 for 66 yards during a 12-play, 80-yard drive for the winning score. He finished 23-for-34 for 201 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Frank Gore had 134 yards on 21 carries for the 49ers, who missed a chance to keep the pressure on first-place Seattle in the NFC West.


Steven Jackson was just as impressive for the Rams. After being limited to 27 yards last week, he had 121 yards on 23 carries with a 36-yard scoring run in the first half.

Bills 27, Jaguars 24

At Orchard Park, N.Y., J.P. Losman hit Roscoe Parrish for a 30-yard completion to set up Rian Lindell's 42-yard field goal as time ran out, lifting Buffalo over Jacksonville.

Losman, who finished 21-for-28 for 169 yards, rallied the Bills. After a 6-yard completion to Parrish, the quarterback stepped up in the pocket and threw to the left sideline for Parrish, who kept both toes in bounds.

Bills running back Willis McGahee had 63 yards rushing and two touchdowns in his first game after missing the past two with broken ribs. Parrish also scored on an 82-yard punt return.

Jets 26, Texans 11

At East Rutherford, N.J., Chad Pennington threw for 286 yards and a touchdown in New York's victory over Houston.

Pennington, who left briefly in the third quarter after an injury scare, finished 24-for-31. He connected with Laveranues Coles nine times for 111 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Jerricho Cotchery had seven catches for 110 yards.


Mike Nugent tied a career high with four field goals, including a career-long 54-yarder for the Jets.


At Indianapolis, Joseph Addai tied a franchise record with four touchdowns, and the Colts' defense never let Philadelphia (5-6) get close.

The Colts (10-1) can clinch their fourth straight AFC South title with one more win.

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