NFL 2012 Season — Week 11 Recap
Three overtime games highlighted a dramatic Week 11 of the 2012 NFL season. Here’s a recap of this week’s games:
Houston 43 — Jacksonville 37 (OT)
Andre Johnson scored a 48-yard game-winning touchdown in overtime on a screen pass from Matt Schaub, and the Houston Texans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 43-37, in Houston on Sunday. Schaub completed 43 passes for 527 yards and five touchdowns for Houston (9-1), while Johnson caught 14 passes for 273 yards and a score. Chad Henne threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns in relief of injured Blaine Gabbert for Jacksonville (1-9). Jaguars’ receiver Justin Blackmon had seven catches for 236 yards and a score.
Dallas 23 — Cleveland 20 (OT)
Dan Bailey kicked a 38-yard field goal in overtime, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Cleveland Browns, 23-20, in Arlington, Tex. on Sunday. Bailey made a game-tying 32-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in regulation to send the game to the extra session. Quarterback Tony Romo threw for 313 yards and a touchdown for Dallas (5-5), which trailed 13-0 at halftime. Dez Bryant caught 12 passes for 145 yards and a score for the Cowboys. Brandon Weeden passed for 210 yards for Cleveland (2-8), including two touchdowns to tight end Benjamin Watson.
Tampa Bay 27 — Carolina 21 (OT)
Josh Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in overtime, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Carolina Panthers, 27-21, in Charlotte on Sunday. Trailing 21-10 late in the fourth quarter, Tampa Bay (6-4) rallied behind Freeman, who finished with 248 yards passing and three touchdowns, including a 24-yard touchdown pass and conversion to Vincent Jackson that tied the game with 12 seconds left in regulation. Doug Martin added 138 yards rushing for the Buccaneers. Cam Newton threw for 252 yards and a touchdown for Carolina (2-8).
Baltimore 13 — Pittsburgh 10
Jacoby Jones returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 13-10, in Pittsburgh on Sunday night. Joe Flacco completed 20 of 32 passes for 164 yards for Baltimore (8-2). Quarterback Byron Leftwich, who scored the Steelers’ only touchdown on a 31-yard run in the first quarter, was 18 of 39 for 201 yards and an interception for Pittsburgh (6-4).
Green Bay 24 — Detroit 20
Aaron Rodgers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb with 1:55 to play, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions, 24-20, in Detroit on Sunday. Rodgers finished with 236 yards, two scoring passes and an interception for Green Bay (7-3). Matthew Stafford passed for 266 yards and a touchdown, but he threw two interceptions, including one that was returned 72 yards for a score by M.D. Jennings in the third quarter. Stafford was also sacked five times and fumbled. Calvin Johnson caught five passes for 143 yards and a touchdown for Detroit (4-6).
Atlanta 23 — Arizona 19
Michael Turner scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 6:40 to play, and the Atlanta Falcons beat the Arizona Cardinals, 23-19, in Atlanta on Sunday. Atlanta (9-1) committed six turnovers, including five interceptions by quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan finished with 301 passing yards, while teammate Roddy White caught eight passes for 123 yards for the Falcons. LaRod Stephens-Howling ran for 127 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries for Arizona (4-6). Rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley completed just nine passes for 64 yards for the Cardinals.
Denver 30 — San Diego 23
Peyton Manning threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns, and the Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers, 30-23, in Denver on Sunday. Von Miller added three more sacks to his NFL-leading season total of 13 for Denver (7-3). Eric Weddle returned a Manning interception for a score for San Diego (4-6). Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 258 yards, two interceptions and two touchdowns to Danario Alexander. The Chargers’ receiver finished with 96 yards on seven catches.
New England 59 — Indianapolis 24
Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and New England scored on two interception returns, as the Patriots routed the Indianapolis Colts, 59-24, in Indianapolis on Sunday. Julian Edelman had a 68-yard punt return for a score for New England (7-3), while Aqib Talib and Alfonzo Dennard returned picked-off passes for touchdowns. Brady finished with 331 passing yards, while Rob Gronkowski caught seven passes for 137 yards and two scores for the Patriots. Andrew Luck threw for 334 yards, two touchdowns to receiver T.Y. Hilton and three interceptions for Indianapolis (6-4).
Cincinnati 28 — Kansas City 6
Andy Dalton passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score, and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 28-6, in Kansas City on Sunday. A.J. Green caught six passes for 91 yards and a score for Cincinnati (5-5). BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried 25 times for 101 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals. Jamaal Charles had 87 yards rushing for Kansas City (1-9).
Washington 31 — Philadelphia 6
Robert Griffin III completed 14 of 15 passes for 200 yards and four touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins routed the Philadelphia Eagles, 31-6, in Landover, Md. on Sunday. Griffin also ran 11 times for 85 yards for Washington (4-6). Philadelphia (3-7) lost its sixth straight game. Eagles’ rookie quarterback Nick Foles was 21 for 46 for 204 yards and two interceptions in his first NFL start.
N.Y. Jets 27 — St. Louis 13
Bilal Powell ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns, and the New York Jets beat the St. Louis Rams, 27-13, in St. Louis on Sunday. Mark Sanchez passed for 178 yards and a score for New York (4-6). Brandon Gibson caught two touchdown passes from Sam Bradford for St. Louis (3-6-1). Steven Jackson added 81 yards rushing for the Rams.
New Orleans 38 — Oakland 17
Drew Brees passed for 219 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Oakland Raiders, 38-17, in Oakland on Sunday. Lance Moore caught two touchdown passes for New Orleans (5-5). Marcel Reese carried 19 times for 103 yards for Oakland (3-7). Raiders’ quarterback Carson Palmer threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns, but was he was sacked three times and intercepted twice, including a pick that Malcolm Jenkins returned 55 yards for a score in the first quarter.
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