Packers win 55-7 for most points since 2005
Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Ryan Grant scored twice Sunday as the Green Bay Packers routed the visiting Tennessee Titans 55-7.
The victory ensured the Packers (11-4) will at least be the NFC’s No. 3 seed.
The Titans (5-10) had one of the NFL’s stingiest defenses since giving up 51 points to Chicago on Nov. 4, allowing an average of 17.6 points to their last five opponents. But Rodgers and the Green Bay offense scored more than 50 points for the first time since 2005, and their 460 yards set a season high.
Rodgers was 27 of 38, and matched his season high with 342 yards passing. He connected with Cobb (20 yards), Jennings (1) and James Jones (12) for touchdowns, and also ran 6 yards for Green Bay’s first score.
Grant finished with 80 yards on 20 carries, and had touchdown runs of 7 and 9 yards.
Bears 28, Cardinals 13: Chicago’s defense scored two touchdowns to keep its playoff hopes alive as the Bears (9-6) beat host Arizona (5-10). Charles Tillman returned an interception 10 yards for a score, the third pick he’s brought back for a TD this season and the eighth overall by Chicago, one shy of the NFL record. Zack Bowman returned a fumble 1 yard for another Bears score. Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 68 yards and a TD, breaking the Bears record for yards receiving in a season.
Patriots 23, Jaguars 16: Tom Brady overcame a rough start by throwing two TD passes to lead visiting New England (11- 14) past Jacksonville (213). Brady threw two interceptions in the first quarter, the second helping the Jaguars build a 100 lead. But the Jaguars faded in the third quarter for the fourth consecutive week.
Chargers 27, Jets 17: San Diego sacked Greg McElroy 11 times, ruining the quarterback’s first NFL start, and Philip Rivers threw two TD passes as the Chargers (6-9) beat host New York (6-9). McElroy, the third-stringer who was starting for the benched Mark Sanchez, moved the offense for the Jets early but faced pressure all game.
Panthers 17, Raiders 6: Cam Newton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and ran for 60 yards and another score as host Carolina (6-9) beat Oakland (4-11) for its fourth win in its last five games. The Panthers held the Raiders to 189 total yards. Newton accounted for 231 of Carolina’s 271 yards.
Rams 28, Buccaneers 13: Sam Bradford threw two touchdown passes and rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins scored his fourth TD of the season to lead St. Louis (7-7-1) past host Tampa Bay (69). The Rams intercepted Josh Freeman four times, turning three of the turnovers into TDs, including Jenkins’ pick and 41-yard return early in the sec- ond quarter.
Dolphins 24, Bills 10: Reggie Bush caught two touchdown passes and scored on a short run to lead host Miami (7-8) past Buffalo (5-10). The Dolphins, however, were eliminated from playoff contention when Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh.
Broncos 34, Browns 12: Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72nd time of his career as host Denver (12-3) beat Cleveland (5-10) for its 10th straight win. Denver pulled into a tie for first place in the AFC with Houston, which fell 23-6 to the Vikings. Manning finished with 339 yards on 30-for43 passing.
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