Tim Tebow notches another victory for Denver Broncos
Tim Tebow is now 5-1 as the Denver Bronco's starting quarterback. Tim Tebow led Denver to a 16-13 victory over the San Diego Chargers. A look at the other NFL games Sunday.
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Matt Prater kicked a 37-yard field goal with 29 seconds left in overtime to lift Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos to a 16-13 victory Sunday over the San Diego Chargers, who've lost six straight games for the first time in 10 years.
Tebow, now 5-1 as the Broncos' starter, led Denver from its 43 after San Diego's Nick Novak was wide right on a 53-yard field goal attempt with 2:31 left in overtime. Novak made a 53-yarder in the first quarter, a career-best, and was wide right on a 48-yard try early in the fourth quarter.
Tebow had a 12-yard gain and Willis McGahee ran 24 yards up the middle to set up Prater's winning kick, which was right down the middle.
RAIDERS 25, BEARS 20
Carson Palmer threw for 301 yards and Michael Bush iced the game with a touchdown run in the fourth quarter to lead the Raiders (7-4) to their third straight win against a Bears team missing starting quarterback Jay Cutler.
PATRIOTS 38, EAGLES 20
At Philadelphia, Tom Brady threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns in a game that all but ended Philadelphia's playoff hopes.
Filling in for the injured Michael Vick for the second straight game, Vince Young couldn't keep the Eagles in contention despite a career-best 400 yards passing. The Eagles fell to 4-7 in a season that began with Super Bowl expectations.
Angry fans made their feelings known about coach Andy Reid, chanting "Fire Andy!" in the second half.
REDSKINS 23, SEAHAWKS 17
One play after committing a grounding penalty, Grossman stepped up in the pocket on third-and-19 and found Armstrong in the corner of the end zone.
PANTHERS 27, COLTS 19
Newton was 20 of 27 and carried nine times for 53 yards. Williams ran 15 times for 69 yards including the game-sealing score -- a 2-yard TD run with 10:23 left in the game.
FALCONS 24, VIKINGS 14
The Falcons (7-4) were up 17-0 at halftime after allowing just 97 yards. But, mimicking the previous week's closer-than-necessary victory over Tennessee, they let Minnesota (2-9) back in the game.
Toby Gerhart, filling in for injured Adrian Peterson, scored from the 1 late in the third quarter. Then, after Dominique Franks inadvertently touched a punt the Falcons were trying to avoid to set up a Vikings recovery, Christian Ponder went to Percy Harvin for a 39-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-13 to make it 17-14.
Ryan responded with a 3-yard scoring pass to backup Michael Palmer.
TEXANS 20, JAGUARS 13
Arian Foster ran for 65 yards and a score, Leinart delivered a perfect touchdown pass to Joel Dreessen before leaving the game and the Texans (8-3) sacked Blaine Gabbert six times. It was good enough for their fifth consecutive win, which moved Houston a little closer to clinching the AFC South.
But Leinart's shoulder could be a serious setback.
JETS 28, BILLS 24
With the Jets trailing 24-21 and facing a third-and-11 from the Bills 36, Sanchez connected with Plaxico Burress, who made an impressive one-handed grab for the first down. Sanchez quickly ran a quarterback sneak and then, on the next play, rolled out to his right to buy some time and found Holmes alone in the right corner of the end zone to give the Jets the lead with 1:01 left.
CARDINALS 23, RAMS 20
At St. Louis, Patrick Peterson equaled the NFL record with his fourth punt return for a touchdown this season, Beanie Wells set a franchise mark with 228 yards rushing, and Arizona won its seventh in a row in St. Louis.
Wells averaged 8.4 yards per carry on a career day that included gains of 71 and 53 yards. The latter set up Jay Feely's go-ahead 22-yard field goal with 4:12 remaining. Rookie Sam Acho also had a career day on defense with two sacks and a fumble recovery for Arizona (4-7), which did enough to overcome another awful outing by John Skelton, who threw two interceptions.
TITANS 23, BUCCANEERS 17
The Titans (6-5) forced five turnovers and overcame four turnovers of their own. The Bucs outscored them 14-3 off mistakes even though Tennessee got the ball three times on Tampa Bay's side of the field.
BENGALS 23, BROWNS 20
At Cincinnati, A.J. Green made a leaping catch for a 51-yard gain in the final minute, setting up a field goal that rallied Cincinnati.
Andy Dalton threw a high down-the-middle pass that Green went way above the defenders to grab.