Jets 34, Patriots 31
In a battle for control of the AFC East, the Jets (7-3) emerged with a thrilling overtime win over the Patriots (6-4) in Foxboro, Mass.
Over the course of eight plays, Matt Cassel led the Pats 62 yards in 1:03 before hooking up with Randy Moss for a 16-yard touchdown which forced overtime. Cassel threw for 400 yards and three touchdowns.
Despite that effort, Brett Favre stole the show. On the first possession of overtime, Favre orchestrated a 14-play drive that concluded with a game-winning 34-yard field goal by Jay Feely.
The Jets have won six of their last seven and are all alone in first place.
Cowboys 14, Redskins 10
Tony Romo returned for his first game since Week 7 to help lead the Cowboys (6-4) to victory over the Redskins (6-4) in a big road game at Washington.
Romo managed the game well going 19-of-27 and 198 yards. He found rookie tight end Martellus Bennett for the winning touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
However, the player of the game for the Cowboys was running back Marion Barber. Barber finished with 114 yards, a touchdown, and carried the load down the stretch. He rushed for 66 yards in the final period that concluded with a fourth-and-two conversion on a toss play to run the clock out and lock up the win.
Titans 24, Jaguars 14
Down 14-3 at halftime, the Titans stormed back to score 21 unanswered points and remain undefeated at 10-0.
Kerry Collins hooked up with Justin Gage twice as he threw three second half touchdowns in the comeback. Gage finished with four catches and 147 yards for two scores.
Maurice Jones-Drew had two rushing touchdowns as the Jaguars drop their fourth game at home this year and fall to 4-6.
Buccaneers 19, Vikings 13
Battling for wild card spots, the Buccaneers (7-3) beat the Vikings (5-5).
Trailing 13-6 at halftime, the Bucs shut out the Vikings in the second half and scored on four Matt Bryant field goals to get the win. The Bucs' defense forced two fumbles including a recovery by Ronde Barber with less than one minute remaining to lock up the win.
Few experts have the Bucs at the top of their power rankings, but at 7-3 they look like a real contender in the NFC playoff picture.
Packers 37, Bears 3
Ryan Grant rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown as the Packers (5-5) went into Soldier Field and whipped their division rival.
Aaron Rodgers went 23-of-30 for 227 yards and two touchdowns helping the Packers run off 30 unanswered points on the Bears (5-5). Receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings both had over 60 yards receiving for the Pack.
Every team in the NFC North not from Detroit is 5-5.
Colts 33, Texans 27
After being held to three Adam Vinatieri field goals in the first half, Peyton Manning threw two touchdown passes and the Colts (6-4) score 24 second half points to beat the Texans (3-7).
Manning threw for 320 yards in the air, while Joseph Addai rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown. Addai added four catches out of the backfield for 48 yards and a score.
Texans running back Steve Slaton rushed for 156 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown run, in defeat.
Giants 30, Ravens 10
Brandon Jacobs scored two rushing touchdowns as the Giants rush for 207 yards and improve to 9-1.
The three-headed monster in the backfield for the G-Men consisted of Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw, and Derrick Ward. Bradshaw rushed for 96 yards on 9 carries, and Ward added 41 rushing yards on 11 touches.
The Giants' victory adds to a five-game win streak for New York and snaps a four-game win streak for the Ravens (6-4).
Broncos 24, Falcons 20
Jay Cutler and the Broncos (6-4) came from behind to defeat Matt Ryan's Falcons (6-4) in the Georgia Dome.
Cutler's only touchdown pass was to Daniel Graham, but it gave the Broncos a 24-20 lead with just over five minutes remaining. It was Graham's only catch of the day.
Roddy White had a big day receiving for the Falcons catching five balls for 102 yards
Dolphins 17, Raiders 15
Dan Carpenter's 38-yard field goal with 38 seconds remaining gave the Dolphins their fourth straight victory and keeps them in the playoff hunt at 6-4.
Ronnie Brown rushed for 101 yards and Ted Ginn Jr. broke loose for a 40-yard rushing touchdown on an end around as the Dolphins dominated the Raiders (2-8) on the ground.
The Raiders continue to struggle on offense. Their only touchdown came on a 93-yard punt return by Johnnie Lee Higgins.
Panthers 31, Lions 22
The Lions gave the Panthers all they could handle but still fell short, as they remain win less after 10 games.
The Panthers' (8-2) backs ran wild for a franchise record 264 yards. Jonathan Stewart rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and DeAngelo Williams racked up 120 yards and two touchdowns.
Carolina intercepted Daunte Culpepper twice and remain atop the NFC South.
Steelers 11, Chargers 10
The Steelers move to 7-3 without scoring a touchdown in their win over the Chargers (4-6). The Steelers kick three field goals and score on a safety forced by James Harrison.
The Steelers' defense intercepted Philip Rivers twice and held Ladainian Tomlinson to 57 yards.
Ben Roethlisberger had a solid game going 31-of-41 and 308 yards passing. Roethlisberger found Hines Ward 11 times for 124 yards.
The 11-10 final is the first in NFL history. Troy Polamalu returned a fumble for a touchdown on the last play of the game, but the play was overturned after review much to the dismay of many Steelers fans in Las Vegas.
Cardinals 26, Seahawks 20
Kurt Warner threw for over 300 yards for the fourth straight game, and the Cardinals are 7-3 for the first time since 1977.
Running back J.J. Arrington did the scoring (one rushing, one receiving) but receivers Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald were the ones moving the chains all day. Boldin finished with 13 catches for 186 yards, while Fitzgerald added 10 grabs for 151 yards.
Matt Hasselbeck threw three interceptions as the Seahawks drop to 2-8.
Browns 29, Bills 27
Brady Quinn earned his first win in the NFL as Bills kicker Rian Lindell's 47-yard field goal attempt sailed right in Buffalo on Monday Night Football.
Quinn's stats were modest at best (14-of-36, 185 yards) as the Browns (4-6) relied on five Phil Dawson field goals, including a 56-yard go-ahead kick with 1:36 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Browns intercepted Trent Edwards three times in the first quarter as the Bills (5-5) lose their fourth straight game.
Saints 30, Chiefs 20
Drew Brees and the Saints (5-5) took care of business on the road with a win over the Chiefs (1-9).
Lance Moore had 102 of Brees' 266 passing yards, including a 47-yard touchdown catch. A practice squad product, Moore consistently leads the team in receiving despite being surrounded by more talented players.
Deuce McAllister became the all-time rushing touchdown leader in Saints history with his 53rd score.
49ers 35, Rams 16
Two of the league's worst teams met in Candlestick Park to attempt to play a game of football.
The 49ers (3-7) scored 28 points in the second quarter. Come on St. Louis. When you a let a team that has enough trouble keeping its pants on score 28 points in one quarter, then you know you have some issues.
Bengals 13, Eagles 13
The only thing worse than a Niners, Rams matchup is a game that ends in a tie. It's been six years since the last tie in the NFL, but this should still be a rule that needs to be changed. Maybe President-elect Barack Obama can slip in a rule change in addition with his college football playoff proposal.