BALTIMORE — Joe Flacco threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as Baltimore won the AFC North, beating the New York Giants 33-14.
The Ravens (10-5) led 24-7 at halftime and cruised behind a short-handed defense that harassed quarterback Eli Manning and limited New York (8-7) to 186 yards.
Baltimore scored touchdowns on its first two possessions and amassed a season-high 533 yards — including 289 in the first half alone.
The defending Super Bowl champion Giants (8-7) still have a chance to make the playoffs as a wild card.
BRONCOS 34, BROWNS 12: In Denver, Denver won its 10th straight game as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72nd time of his career.
Denver (12-3) pulled into a tie for first place in the AFC with Houston, which fell 23-6 to the Vikings.
Manning finished with 339 yards on 30-for-43 passing. Von Miller was in on two sacks for the Broncos, the second of which knocked Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden out of the game with a right shoulder injury.
BEARS 28, CARDINALS 13: In Glendale, Ariz., Chicago’s defense scored two touchdowns to keep the Bears’ playoff hopes alive.
Charles Tillman returned an interception 10 yards for a score, the third pick he’s brought back for a touchdown this season and the eighth overall by Chicago, one shy of the NFL record. Zack Bowman returned a fumble 1 yard for another Bears score.
Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 68 yards and a TD, breaking the Bears franchise record for yards receiving in a season in the process.
PACKERS 55, TITANS 7: In Green Bay, Wis., Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, Ryan Grant scored twice and Randall Cobb set a single-season franchise record for net yardage.
It was the first time the Packers have scored more than 50 points since 2005.
Jake Locker was sacked seven times and picked off twice, and Tennessee (5-10) scored with 1:39 left to avoid the shutout.
PATRIOTS 23, JAGUARS 16: In Jacksonville, Fla., Tom Brady overcame a rough start by throwing two TD passes for playoff-bound New England.
Brady threw two interceptions in the first quarter, the second helping the Jaguars (2-13) build a 10-0 lead.
Brady hooked up with Wes Welker for a 2-yard score on the second play of the fourth quarter, putting the Patriots (11-4) ahead 23-13.
CHARGERS 27, JETS 17: In East Rutherford, N.J., San Diego sacked Greg McElroy 11 times, ruining the quarterback’s first NFL start, and Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes for the Chargers.
Rivers had touchdown tosses of 37 yards to Danario Alexander and 34 yards to
PANTHERS 17, RAIDERS 6: In Charlotte, N.C., Cam Newton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and ran for 60 yards and another score as Carolina won for the fourth time in its last five games.
The Panthers built a 14-3 lead at halftime. Newton accounted for 231 of the 271 yards.
RAMS 28, BUCCANEERS 13: In Tampa, Fla., Sam Bradford tossed a pair of touchdown passes and rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins scored his fourth TD of the season.
Bradford connected with Lance Kendricks on an
80-yard scoring play on the first play of the third quarter.
DOLPHINS 24, BILLS 10: In Miami, Reggie Bush caught two touchdown passes and scored on a short run for Miami.
Bush’s first TD catches of the season covered 17 and 12 yards.
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