Sunday's NFL results
Monday, December 4, 2006
Bears 23, Vikings 23
Devin Hester ran into the record book again. Ricky Manning Jr. returned an interception for a touchdown, and the Chicago Bears claimed their second straight NFC North title. Hester tied an NFL record with his fourth touchdown return, and Manning ran back an interception 54 yards to lead Chicago (10-2) over Minnesota.
Seahawks 23, Broncos 20
Josh Brown tied an NFL single-season record with his fourth winning field goal in the final minute, nailing a 50-yarder with 4 seconds left to give Seattle the win.
Rookie defensive lineman Darryl Tapp returned Jay Cutler's first interception 25 yards for a touchdown and the Seahawks (8-4) took advantage of five turnovers to send the Broncos (7-5) to their third straight loss.
Cowboys 23, Giants 20
Newly signed kicker Martin Gramatica booted a 46-yard field goal with 1 second left to give the Cowboys (8-4) a two-game lead in the NFC East. It was the fourth straight loss for the Giants (6-6).
Jets 38, Packers 10
Chad Pennington put together three touchdown drives of 70 yards or more in the second quarter and the Jets (7-5) built a 31-0 halftime lead on its way to victory.
Falcons 24, Redskins 14
The Falcons (6-6) avoided their fifth straight loss with a 24-point rally.
Titans 20, Colts 17
Rob Bironas kicked a 60-yard field goal -- the franchise's longest ever -- with 7 seconds left, and the Titans beat the Colts for their second straight comeback.
The team that tied for the NFL's second-biggest comeback in the final 10 minutes last week against the New York Giants struck again against the Colts (10-2).
Chargers 24, Bills 21
LaDainian Tomlinson had 178 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns, helping the Chargers (10-2) extend their winning streak to six. It was Tomlinson's sixth straight 100-yard game and seventh of the season.
Patriots 28, Lions 21
Corey Dillon had three short touchdown runs to help the Patriots (9-3) overcome 10 penalties, four turnovers and a safety. The Patriots didn't lead in the second half until Dillon scored on a 4-yard run with 2:33 left.
Saints 34, 49ers 10
Reggie Bush had the breakout game New Orleans (8-4) was waiting for, and the Saints maintained their hold on first place in the NFL South.
Bush tied Joe Horn's franchise record by scoring all four of the Saints' touchdowns and gained 168 total yards.
Browns 31, Chiefs 28
The Browns' backup quarterback Derek Anderson threw two touchdown passes in the final nine minutes of regulation and ran 33 yards in overtime to set up Phil Dawson's 33-yard field goal.
Trent Green threw four TD passes for the Chiefs (7-5).
Jaguars 24, Dolphins 10
David Garrard threw for 229 yards and two scores as the Jaguars (7-5) won for only the second time on the road and ended a four-game winning streak by the Dolphins (5-7).
Steelers 20, Buccaneers 3
Ben Roethlisberger bounced back from one of the worst games of his three-season career to throw two touchdown passes, both times after the Bucs turned over the ball.
Texans 23, Raiders 14
The Houston Texans finished the game with negative yards passing and somehow found a way to win. Demarcus Faggins scored on a 58-yard fumble return and Houston (4-8) used two long returns and a pair of fumbles by Randal Williams to set up 16 more points.
-- The Associated Press