Giants pound Packers, Denver win 6 straight

Updated: November 26, 2012

Eli Manning led the Giants back to winning ways against NFC rivals the Packers on NFL Sunday. Brother Peyton did the same for Denver as they won a 6th straight, Baltimore needed over time to come out on top against San Diego, Frank Gore rushed the 49ers to another win, and Atlanta edged Tampa in the big NFC South clash.

T.Y. Hilton returned a punt 75 yards for a score and caught a touchdown pass from fellow rookie Andrew Luck, sparking the Indianapolis Colts to a 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts (7-4) rebounded nicely from last week’s humbling loss to the high-powered New England Patriots. The 59-24 dismantling halted their four- game winning streak, but just as they have done all season, the Colts quickly got back on track. Luck had 240 yards on 20-of-37 passing with one interception for Indianapolis, which has yet to lose two straight games this season.

Peyton Manning tossed a pair of touchdown passes and the Denver Broncos held off the reeling Kansas City Chiefs, 17-9, at Arrowhead Stadium. Manning overcame an early interception to complete 22-of-37 throws for 285 yards for the Broncos (8-3), winners of six straight games. Demaryius Thomas and Jacob Tamme each hauled in four passes and a score in the victory.

Chad Henne threw for 261 yards with two scores on 17-of-26 passing and the Jacksonville Jaguars hung on for a 24-19 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Dan Carpenter drilled a 43-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Miami Dolphins to a 24-21 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at Sun Life Stadium.

Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes and outperformed Palmer in the Cincinnati Bengals’ 34-10 win over the Oakland Raiders. Dalton, who replaced Palmer at quarterback a year ago following his ugly split with Cincinnati, threw for 210 yards on 16-of-30 attempts for the Bengals (6-5), who have won three straight games and are tied with the Steelers for the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC.

Ben Roethlisberger’s return may come too little and too late for the Pittsburgh Steelers to achieve their goal of an AFC North title. Emergency starter Charlie Batch threw three interceptions and the Steelers turned the ball over eight times in all during an ugly 20-14 road loss to the Cleveland Browns that could impact their postseason chances later on.

Michael Turner barreled in for the go-ahead touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, as the Atlanta Falcons escaped Raymond James Stadium with a 24-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The outcome gave Atlanta (10-1) a stranglehold on the NFC South and ended Tampa Bay’s four-game winning streak. The Falcons hold a four-game lead atop the division heading into Thursday’s showdown against the New Orleans Saints, who handed them their only loss on Nov. 11. Matt Ryan, coming off a five-interception performance in last week’s win over Arizona, turned it over twice but completed an efficient 26-of-32 for 353 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown heave to Julio Jones.

Janoris Jenkins returned two Ryan Lindley interceptions for touchdowns to carry the St. Louis Rams over the slumping Arizona Cardinals, 31-17, at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Justin Tucker tied the game on the final play of regulation, then kicked the game-winning field goal with 1:07 to play in overtime as Baltimore took a 16-13 win over San Diego. The rookie kicker hit three field goals and Joe Flacco threw for 355 yards and a score on 30-of-51 passing for the Ravens (9-2), who have won four straight and now hold a three-game lead over both Cincinnati and Pittsburgh for first place in the AFC North.

Colin Kaepernick threw for a touchdown and ran for another, while Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner each returned an interception for a score as the San Francisco 49ers downed the New Orleans Saints, 31-21. Kaepernick completed 16-of-25 passes for 231 yards with the touchdown and an interception in his second career start in place of Alex Smith.

Michael Bush had two touchdowns on the ground and the Chicago Bears took a 28-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC North battle from Soldier Field.

Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes and the New York Giants dominated the Green Bay Packers, 38-10, in a battle between the two most recent Super Bowl champions. Manning completed 16-of-30 passes for 249 yards. He has now thrown 200 TD passes in his career to move ahead of Phil Simms for the most in franchise history.