Pack­ers win 55-7 for most points since 2005

Austin American-Statesman - - NFL - As­so­ci­ated Press

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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