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|NFL Week 13 Summary
|UNDATED (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts each improved to 12-0 Sunday, but the team teams took different routes to get there.
New Orleans eked out a 33-30 overtime win at Washington after the Redskins were poised to go up by 10 points with less than two minutes to play. After Shaun Suisham shanked a 23-yard field goal try, Drew Brees engineered an 80-yard touchdown drive in 33 seconds left to tie the game.
Garrett Heatley hit an 18-yard field goal to win it with 6:29 left in overtime after he missed a game-winning try at the end of regulation.
Brees finished 35 for 49 for 419 yards with two touchdowns, including the game-tying, 53-yard toss to Robert Meachem. Meachem also recovered a fumble in the end zone for another TD.
The Saints clinched the NFC South title and kept pace with Indianapolis for the NFL's best record.
The Colts own a league record-tying 21-game winning streak following their 27-17 triumph against Tennessee.
Peyton Manning threw one TD pass, Joseph Addai ran for two scores and the Colts spent the second half protecting the lead against the 5-7 Titans.
Tennessee's Chris Johnson ran 27 times for 113 yards, his seventh straight 100-yard game. But the Colts ended the Titans' five-game winning streak.
Michael Vick was booed in his first game back at the Georgia Dome since the former Atlanta quarterback was convicted on dogfighting charges. Vick accounted for two touchdowns in Philadelphia's 34-7 pounding of the Falcons, running for a five-yard score and tossing a five-yard TD pass to Brent Celek.
Donovan McNabb threw for 238 yards and a touchdown before backup Kevin Kolb finished the game. Sheldon Brown added an 83-yard interception return for a TD as the Eagles improved to 8-4.
Kurt Warner outplayed Brett Favre and the Arizona Cardinals dropped Minnesota to 10-2.
Warner threw for 285 and three touchdowns as the Cardinals whipped the Vikings 30-17 to take a three-game lead in the NFC West. Warner did most of his damage in the first half, compiling 250 yards and all three of his scoring strikes while Arizona built a 21-10 lead.
The Cardinals stuffed Adrian Peterson, holding him to just 19 yards on 13 carries. They also shut down Favre, who was picked off twice and sacked three times.
Favre was appearing in his 283rd consecutive game, breaking the old record of 282 held by Jim Marshall.
Philadelphia moved into a first-place tie with Dallas in the NFC East when the Cowboys lost to the 7-5 New York Giants, 31-24.
Brandon Jacobs turned a short pass from Eli Manning into a 74-yard touchdown to put the Giants ahead 21-17 in the third quarter. It was the Giants' longest play of the season until Domenick Hixon returned a punt 79 yards for a TD that made it 31-17 in the final period.
Dallas QB Tono Romo was 41-55 for a season-high 392 yards and three touchdowns. But Romo fell to 5-9 lifetime in December.
Cedric Benson returned from a two-game layoff because of an injured hip and tied a Cincinnati record with his fifth 100-yard game of the season. He finished with 110 yards in the Bengals' 23-13 victory over the Detroit Lions.
The Bengals scored 23 straight points to erase an early 7-0 deficit. Jonathan Fanene knotted the score with a 45-yard interception return for a TD before Carson Palmer threw a 36-yard scoring pass to Chad Ochicinco with 5:55 left in the first half. Shayne Graham followed with three field goals as the 9-3 Bengals assured themselves of a winning record for only the second time in 19 years.
Chad Henne threw for a career-high 335 yards and directed a 51-yard drive for Dan Carpenter's winning field goal with 1:02 left, lifting Miami past New England 22-21.
The Patriots led 21-10 after Tom Brady connected with Sam Aiken for an 81-yard scoring play early in the second half. Carpenter sandwiched second-half field goals around Henne's seven-yard TD pass to Brian Hartline with 3:18 to play.
Brady had a chance to ice the victory after driving the Patriots to the Miami four with 4:10 remaining. But he threw an interception in the end zone to kill the drive, and was picked off again at the Patriots 40 with 35 seconds left.
The 6-6 Dolphins are just one game behind the AFC East-leading Patriots, who fell to 1-5 on the road.
San Diego reeled off its seventh straight win to stay atop the AFC West at 9-3.
LaDainian Tomlinson became the fastest player in league history with 150 touchdowns, helping the Chargers beat Cleveland 30-23. Tomlinson's 4-yard TD run with 5:58 left in the third put the Chargers up by 20. He needed just 137 games to reach the milestone and move past Jim Brown for eighth place on the all-time TD list.
San Diego led just 13-7 until Philip Rivers engineered touchdown drives of 85 and 83 yards in just over nine minutes of the third quarter to open a 27-7 lead.
Antonio Gates had a career-high 167 receiving yards as the Chargers dropped the Browns to 1-11 while staying a game ahead of Denver in the division.
The Broncos are 8-4 after rolling up 245 rushing yards in a 44-13 pounding of Kansas City. Correll Buckhalter ran for 113 yards, Knowshon Moreno had two touchdown runs and Kyle Orton threw for a pair of touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the Broncos hounded Matt Cassel, who had a 14.6 quarterback rating before he was pulled late in the third quarter.
The Chiefs are 3-9 after managing just 222 yards versus Denver.
Louis Murphy caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Bruce Gradkowski with nine seconds remaining to give Oakland a 27-24 win over Pittsburgh, the Steelers' fourth straight loss since a 6-2 start.
The Raiders blew a pair of fourth-quarter leads before improving to 4-8. Gradkowski hooked up with Murphy on a 75-yard scoring play with 5:28 left, but the Steelers were up 24-20 on Ben Roethlisberger's 11-yard scoring toss to Hines Ward with 1:56 to play.
David Garrard threw two touchdown passes, Josh Scobee kicked three field goals and Jacksonville stayed in the AFC wild-card hunt by downing Houston 23-18. It was the Jaguars' fifth straight home win and came in front of an announced crowd of 42,079, the lowest in franchise history.
Garrard threw for 238 yards and helped the 7-5 Jaguars bounce back from last week's 20-3 loss at San Francisco.
Seattle crippled San Francisco's playoff hopes by beating the 49ers 20-17 on Olindo Mare's 30-yard field goal as time expired. Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck passed for 198 yards and a pair of first-half touchdowns.
Chicago halted a four-game skid by holding off St. Louis 17-9. Jay Cutler threw for 131 yards while the Bears were building a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.
Jonathan Stewart rushed for 120 yards and the game's only touchdown as Carolina downed Tampa Bay 16-6. Matt Moore threw for 161 yards, including a 66-yard toss to Steve Smith that set up the game-clinching field goal.
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