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NFL Recap – Week 12

Houston Texans 34 - Detroit Lions 31
Houston Texans 34 - Detroit Lions 31
On Thanksgiving Day, the Houston Texans faced the Detroit Lions. The Lions jumped out to a 21-14 lead in the first half. In the third quarter the Texans' Justin Forsett was apparently tackled after a seven-yard run, but he continued the play for another 81 yards and a touchdown. Before the touchdown was reviewed, Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz threw the challenge flag, which is against the rules, allowing the touchdown to stand. The two teams were tied at the end of regulation. In overtime, each team missed a field goal. The Texans' Shayne Graham eventually kicked a 32-yarder with 2:21 left to win the game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins 38 - Dallas Cowboys 31
Washington Redskins 38 - Dallas Cowboys 31
The Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns against their division rival Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. It was his second consecutive week with four touchdown passes. The Redskins 28-point second quarter forced the Cowboys to try to rally in the second half for the second week in a row. They came up short. The loss drops the Cowboys to third place in the NFC East. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
New England Patriots 49 - New York Jets 19
New England Patriots 49 - New York Jets 19
The New York Jets were just thankful to just walk out of MetLife Stadium after their embarrassing loss on Thursday night. Tom Brady threw for 323 yards, three touchdowns and ran for a TD as the Patriots scored 35 points in the second quarter. The Jets gained 405 total yards against the Patriots, but couldn't overcome their 5 turnovers. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
Chicago Bears 28 - Minnesota Vikings 10
Chicago Bears 28 - Minnesota Vikings 10
Jay Cutler, back from his concussion, was sharp against the Minnesota Vikings, completing 23 of his 31 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown. The Bears jumped out to a 25-3 lead by halftime and held onto the lead, despite losing Devin Hester, Matt Forte, Charles Tillman and both offensive line guards to injury. The win gives the Bears a one-game lead over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals 34 - Oakland Raiders 10
Cincinnati Bengals 34 - Oakland Raiders 10
Carson Palmer returned to Cincinnati to face his former team, but it wasn't a warm welcome back. Palmer threw for just 146 yards and was sacked four times and intercepted once. The Benglas' BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 129 yards against one for the worst rushing defenses in the league. The loss is the Raiders' fourth straight. They head across the state of Ohio to face Cleveland in Week 13. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns 20 - Pittsburgh Steelers 14
Cleveland Browns 20 - Pittsburgh Steelers 14
With Ben Roethlisber and Byron Leftwich both sidelined due to injury, the Steelers were forced to start Charlie Batch. He threw for 199 yards and 3 interceptions. The Steelers kept the game close despite turning the ball over 8 times including five fumbles. The Steelers now head to Baltimore to try and end their two-game losing streak. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
Indianapolis Colts 20 - Buffalo Bills 13
Indianapolis Colts 20 - Buffalo Bills 13
The Colts' T.Y. Hilton set a team record against the Buffalo Bills, becoming the first player to score a touchdown on both offense and special teams in the same game. The win keeps the Colts' playoffs hopes alive as they will face the Texans twice in the final three weeks. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Jacksonville Jaguars 24 - Tennessee Titans 19
Jacksonville Jaguars 24 - Tennessee Titans 19
Chad Henne got the start over the injured Blaine Gabbert and led his Jaguars to just their second win of the season, snapping their seven-game losing streak. Henne threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns and was the key to the Jaguars win. Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Henne could be named the starting QB next season if he plays well down the stretch. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos 17 - Kansas City Chiefs 9
Denver Broncos 17 - Kansas City Chiefs 9
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos defense did it again, holding the Chiefs to just nine points and extending the Broncos' win streak to six games. Manning threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns and took sole possession of second place on the NFL all-time wins list with 149. He trails Brett Favre, who has 186. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Miami Dolphins 24 - Seattle Seahawks 21
Miami Dolphins 24 - Seattle Seahawks 21
The Miami Dolphins scored just seven points through the first three quarters, but rallied with 17 points in the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter to beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The final three points came off the foot of kicker Dan Carpenter who kicked the game-winning field goal with no time left on game clock after Ryan Tannehill drove the Dolphins 65 yards. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons 24 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23
Atlanta Falcons 24 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23
Matt Ryan threw for 353 yards and a touchdown as the Falcons rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Bucs 24-23. Ryan had two costly turnovers, but was able to drive this team down the field on the back of Michael Turner to regain and hold on to the lead. The Falcons face the Saints on Thursday in a NFC South showdown. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens 16 - San Diego Chargers 13
Baltimore Ravens 16 - San Diego Chargers 13
Looking for their first win over a winning team, the San Diego Chargers took a 10-point lead over the Baltimore Ravens. With just under eight minutes left in the game and sitting on the 20 yard line, Ravens' Joe Flacco drove his team down the field and threw a 4-yard TD pass to Dennis Pitta. With the ball back, still down 3 points and facing a 4th and 29 on their own 37, Flacco connected with Ray Rice to get the first down. That set up Justin Tucker to tie the game with a 38-yard field goal and send it to overtime. Tucker made another 38-yarder with 1:07 left in overtime for the win. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
St. Louis Rams 31 - Arizona Cardinals 17
St. Louis Rams 31 - Arizona Cardinals 17
Rams' rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins returned two interceptions for touchdowns against rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley and the Cardinals. The Rams dominated the second half, scoring 17 points and ending their five game losing streak. Two of the Rams' four wins have come against the Cardinals. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers 31 - New Orleans Saints 21
San Francisco 49ers 31 - New Orleans Saints 21
The 49ers entered Sunday's game with a quarterback controversy after head coach Jim Harbaugh named Colin Kaepernick the starting QB over Alex Smith. However the 49ers didn't have to rely on Kaepernick to win the game, because their defense shut down Drew Brees and the Saints. Brees was sacked five times and threw two pick sixes. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
New York Giants 38 - Green Bay Packers 10
New York Giants 38 - Green Bay Packers 10
Entering Sunday's game, many people wondered which Eli Manning would show up after the bye week. Manning and the Giants put those questions to rest right away. He threw for 249 yards and three touchdowns, which gave him 200 TD passes for his career. The Giants defense sacked Aaron Rodgers five times in the 38-10 rout. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Carolina Panthers 30 - Philadelphia Eagles 22
Carolina Panthers 30 - Philadelphia Eagles 22
Cam Newton was a one man scoring machine against the Eagles on Monday night. Newton threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns and was the Panthers' leading rusher with 52 yards and two more touchdowns. The loss extends the Eagles losing streak to seven games and continues countdown to the end of Andy Reid's career with the Eagles. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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