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A look back on week 10 in the NFL

Quinn Cretton, Sports Writer
November 14, 2012
Filed under Sports

Indianapolis Colts 27, Jacksonville Jaguars 10

Indianapolis jumped out to a 17-point first half lead en route to the road victory Thursday night.  Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck threw for 227 yards and rushed for a pair of touchdowns as the Colts improved to 6-3 with the victory. Cecil Shorts caught six passes for 108 yards for the struggling Jaguars, which fell to 1-8.

Baltimore Ravens 55, Oakland Raiders 20

Joe Flacco threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns as Baltimore piled up 28 second half points in the rout. Jacoby Jones’ 105-yard kickoff return late in the fourth quarter gave Baltimore 55 points, setting a Ravens franchise-record for points in a game. Carson Palmer passed for 368 yards for the 3-6 Oakland Raiders.

Denver Broncos 36, Carolina Panthers 14

Peyton Manning moved into a tie for second-place all-time with his 420th career passing touchdown as Broncos head coach John Fox won in his return to Carolina. Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas hauled in nine receptions for 135 yards as Denver moved to 6-3 on the year.

Cincinnati Bengals 31, New York Giants 13

Cincinnati took advantage of four New York Giants turnovers in the win, snapping a four-game losing streak in the process. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton set a career-high with four touchdown passes and A.J. Green had seven receptions for 87 yards and a score to lead Cincinnati.

Tennessee Titans 37, Miami Dolphins 3

The Titans intercepted Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill three times which was highlighted by a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown by Colin McCarthy, on the Titans’ way to the win. Titans quarterback Jake Locker, in his return from a shoulder injury that had kept him out of action since the fourth week of the season, threw for two touchdowns.

Minnesota Vikings 34, Detroit Lions 24

Adrian Peterson extended his NFL rushing lead with 171 yards on 27 carries, including a 61-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, to lead Minnesota to the division win. Calvin Johnson caught 12 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown for Detroit, which fell to 4-5.

New England Patriots 37, Buffalo Bills 31

Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty intercepted a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass in the end zone with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation to seal the victory for New England. Tom Brady threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Patriots, which has now won 20 of its last 22 games against Buffalo.

New Orleans Saints 31, Atlanta Falcons 27

New Orleans jumped out to a 28-17 third quarter lead and held off a late charge to hand the Falcons its first loss of the season. Jimmy Graham caught seven passes for 146 yards and two scores to lead the Saints, improving to 4-5 from 0-4. Tony Gonzalez, with a touchdown in the second quarter, became the first tight end in NFL history to catch 100 touchdowns in a career.

Dallas Cowboys 38, Philadelphia Eagles 23

Dwayne Harris scored on a 78-yard punt return in the fourth quarter to give the Cowboys the lead. Brandon Carr added a 47-yard interception return for a touchdown two minutes later to seal the win for Dallas. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick left the game with a concussion in the first half and was replaced by rookie Nick Foles for the remainder of the contest.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34, San Diego Chargers 24

The Buccaneers extended its winning streak to three games to improve to 5-4 after starting off the season 1-3. Philip Rivers threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns, including two scores in the first quarter, for San Diego.

Seattle Seahawks 28, New York Jets 7

Russell Wilson completed 12 of 19 pass attempts for 188 yards and two touchdowns as Seattle easily handled the Jets. Marshawn Lynch ran for 124 yards and Golden Tate caught a touchdown and also threw a touchdown pass to Sydney Rice to lead the Seahawks.

St. Louis Rams 24, San Francisco 49ers 24

After appearing to win the game on a 53-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein, the kick was waved off due to a delay of game penalty and Zuerlein failed to make the ensuing 58-yarder as the two teams played to a tie. 49ers quarterback Alex Smith suffered a concussion and was replaced by Colin Kaepernick, who threw for 117 yards and added another 66 yards on the ground in relief.

Houston Texans 13, Chicago Bears 6

Houston running back Arian Foster scored the game’s only touchdown in the second quarter as the Texans held on for a hard-fought victory at a rain-soaked Soldier Field. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler exited the game with a concussion at halftime and the Chicago offense sputtered with backup Jason Campbell under center in the second half.

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