NFL roundup: Ravens rally, beat Chargers in OT
Justin Tucker kicked a 38-yard field with 1:07 left in overtime to complete a stunning comeback for the Baltimore Ravens, who beat the staggering San Diego Chargers 16-13 Sunday.
San Diego led 13-3 on Nick Novak’s 30-yard field goal with 7:51 to go in regulation and seemed headed for its first win against a team with a winning record this season.
But the Ravens converted on fourth-and-29 from their 37 when Ray Rice caught a short pass from Joe Flacco and weaved through the defense to the San Diego 33 with 1:37 to play. After a review, the ball was moved back to the 34 and the refs measured. The new spot gave the Ravens a first down by the length of the ball.
Six plays later, Tucker kicked a 38-yard field goal to tie the game as regulation expired.
Atlanta 24, Tampa Bay 23: Matt Ryan threw for 353 yards and overcame two big turnovers by leading another late touchdown drive to give the Atlanta Falcons a 24-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Denver 17, Kansas City 9: Peyton Manning threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns, and Denver rallied for its sixth straight win.
Chicago 28, Minnesota 10: Jay Cutler threw for 188 yards and a touchdown after missing a game because of a concussion as Chicago ended a two-game losing streak.
The Bears (8-3) grabbed a 25-3 halftime lead thanks to Cutler’s pinpoint passing. The defense held Adrian Peterson in check early on, although he finished with 108 yards rushing.
Cincinnati 34, Oakland 10: Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes and Cincinnati showed its former quarterback, Carson Palmer, that it has moved on without him.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 129 yards and a touchdown against the NFL’s most generous defense. He had runs of 48 and 39 yards – the longest of his career – to set up scores.
With their third straight win, the Bengals (6-5) moved back into the playoff chase.
San Francisco 31, New Orleans 21: Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner returned interceptions for touchdowns, the 49ers sacked Drew Brees five times, and San Francisco ended the New Orleans Saints’ three-game winning streak.
Indianapolis 20, Buffalo 13: T.Y. Hilton scored on a 75-yard punt return and caught an 8-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck as Indianapolis beat Buffalo, 20-13.
Jacksonville 24, Tennessee 19: Chad Henne threw two touchdown passes, sparking the NFL’s worst offense for the second consecutive week. The Jaguars (2-9) snapped a seven-game losing streak and were competitive at home for the first time this season.
Miami 24, Seattle 21: Dan Carpenter kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play, and Miami scored 17 points in the last 8:08 to beat Seattle.
St. Louis 31, Arizona 17: Janoris Jenkins became the first player in Rams history and the first NFL rookie since 1960 to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game and St. Louis dominated the second half to hand the Arizona Cardinals their seventh loss in a row.