Kaepernick, 49ers whip Bears 32-7
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Kaepernick made all the right throws, looking every bit a capable NFL No. 1 quarterback. Kaepernick passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start in place of the injured Alex Smith, and the San Francisco 49ers whipped the Chicago Bears 32-7 on Monday night in a highly touted NFC showdown that hardly lived up to the hype.
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Ravens shut down Leftwich, Steelers 13-10
Byron Leftwich (4) of the Pittsburgh Steelers avoids being sacked by Paul Kruger (99) of the Baltimore Ravens on November 18, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While injured starter Ben Roethlisberger watched from the sideline, Baltimore pounded Leftwich during a 13-10 victory that put the Ravens in complete control of the AFC North. The Ravens (8-2) sacked Leftwich three times, intercepted him once and sent him crumbling to the Heinz Field turf on a handful of occasions as Baltimore built a two-game lead over the Steelers (6-4) heading into the season's final six weeks.
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Schaub rallies Texans past Jaguars, 43-37
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub throws a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars in overtime at an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Houston. Andre Johnson caught a screen pass from Schaub and ran 48 yards for the winning touchdown as the Texans rallied to beat Jacksonville 43-37 in overtime. Schaub threw a career-high five touchdown passes, completed a franchise-record 43 passes and finished with 527 yards in the air, second most in NFL history.
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RG3 nearly perfect; Redskins beat Eagles 31-6
Quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) of the Washington Redskins stiff arms defensive end Jason Babin (93) of the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter at FedEx Field on November 18, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. Griffin barely let the ball hit the ground. Fifteen attempts, 14 completions. Touchdown passes of 6, 49, 61 and 17 yards - one in each quarter. Uncountable chants of "RG3." The defense got three takeaways and four sacks, and Griffin threw for 200 yards and ran for 84 in a 31-6 win over the Eagles.
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Falcons win ugly over Cardinals
Michael Turner (33) of the Atlanta Falcons carries the ball for a 4th quarter touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals at the Georgia Dome on November 18, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta's Matt Ryan overcame a career-worst five interceptions to guide the Falcons to their only offensive touchdown in the fourth quarter in a sloppy 23-19 win over the Cardinals. The Falcons (9-1) turned it over a total of six times, but Michael Turner scored on a 1-yard run with 6:40 remaining to give Atlanta its first lead of the game. Ryan set up the score with four completions for 64 yards, including a 9-yarder to Tony Gonzalez on third-and-5 at the Arizona 10.
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Packers edge Lions 24-20
Randall Cobb (18) of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after catching a pass for against the Detroit Lions late in the fourth quarter at Ford Field on November 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Packers edged the Lions 24-20 after Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes, including a 22-yarder to Cobb with 1:55 left. Mason Crosby made a 39-yard field goal in the final 19 seconds to go after missing two attempts earlier in the game. Green Bay (7-3) has won five straight and Detroit (4-6) has dropped two in a row.
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Cowboys beat Browns 23-20 in wild OT finish
Josh Gordon (13) of the Cleveland Browns miss a pass during a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 18, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. Dan Bailey kicked a 38-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas overcame a critical fumble by Tony Romo that sparked a wild ending in the Cowboys' 23-20 victory against Cleveland. It was the 12th straight road loss for the Browns. Bailey's winning kick with 6:07 remaining came after both teams punted once in the first overtime game at Cowboys Stadium. Bailey hit a tying 32-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in regulation.
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Freeman rallies Bucs past Panthers
Dallas Clark (44) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers catches the game winning touchdown in overtime as teammate Vincent Jackson (83) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Josh Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Clark in overtime to cap a comeback that saw the Buccaneers beat the Panthers 27-21. It was Freeman's third touchdown pass of the game for the Buccaneers (6-4).
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Brady outplays Luck, Patriots rout Colts 59-24
Andrew Luck (12) of the Indianapolis Colts shakes hands with Tom Brady (12) of the New England Patriots following their game on November 18, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The way the Patriots were playing - with their usual strong offense, big plays on defense and a touchdown on a punt return - there was no way Luck and the Colts could overtake them. The Patriots, the NFL's highest-scoring team, equaled their single-game scoring record for points with a 59-24 win
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Saints get back to .500 with 38-17 win vs. Raiders
Drew Brees (9) of the New Orleans Saints drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of their NFL football game at O.co Coliseum on November 18, 2012 in Oakland, California. Brees threw three touchdown passes and Malcolm Jenkins returned an interception for another score to get the Saints back to .500 with a 38-17 victory over the Raiders. "We're on our way," Brees said. "Had you told us or anybody after 0-4 we'd be looking at 5-5 at some point, I think a lot of people might have looked at that and said that's pretty unrealistic. But here we are. We stayed the course, we didn't overreact."
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Chiefs lose seventh straight, 28-6 to Bengals
Tight end Tony Moeaki (81) of the of the Kansas City Chiefs leaps over defenders Chris Crocker (33) and Nate Clements (22) of the Cincinnati Bengals in route to a first down during the first half on November 18, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Andy Dalton threw for 230 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, A.J. Green caught a touchdown pass in his ninth straight game and the Bengals beat the
woeful Chiefs 28-6.
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Manning throws for 3 TDs in Broncos 30-23 win
Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on November 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Manning threw for three touchdowns and Von Miller had three sacks, as the Broncos defeated the Chargers 30-23 to take a three-game lead in the AFC West. Manning threw for 270 yards and Miller finished the day with 13 sacks on the season - most in the NFL.
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Jets end 3-game skid with 27-13 win over Rams
Bilal Powell (29) of the New York Jets scores a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on November 18, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. Powell ran for the first two touchdowns of his career,
helping the Jets end a three-game losing streak with a 27-13 victory over the Rams. Chaz Schilens scored on a 25-yard reception and Nick Folk kicked a pair of 51-yard field goals for the Jets (4-6), who were
outscored 58-16 the previous two games.
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Pats TE Gronkowski has 2 TDs, broken arm
Rob Gronkowski (87) of the New England Patriots beats Kavell Conner (53) of the Indianapolis Colts into the end zone for a touchdown in the first half at Gillette Stadium on November 18, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots lost the tight end with a broken arm late in Sunday's 59-24 victory over the Colts a game in which he caught two touchdown passes.
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