New York Jets 27 - Buffalo Bills 23
Jets TE Chris Herndon pulled in 1 of his 2 targets for 14 yards as the Jets outdueled their AFC east rival Buffalo Bills.
Cleveland Browns 26 - Carolina Panthers 20
Browns TE David Njoku caught 3 passes for 35 yards as the Browns secured their 5th win of the season.
Green Bay Packers 34 - Atlanta Falcons 20
Packers TE Jimmy Graham caught 2 passes for 13 yards in the Green Bay victory.
Falcons P Matt Bosher continued his run of solid punting performances, averaging 50 yards per punt over his four opportunities.
Kansas City Chiefs 27 - Baltimore Ravens 24
Chiefs DT Allen Bailey collected 4 tackles as Kansas City moved to 11-2, strengthening its hold on the AFC.
Miami Dolphins 34 - New England Patriots 33
Dolphins RB Frank Gore turned in another timeless performance, as he led the Miami rushing attack with 92 yards on 12 carries, also adding a 24-yard reception. Not only did Gore help the Dolphins pull out a big victory over their rivals, but he also passed a legend on the all-time list for scrimmage yards:
Tom Brady breaks Peyton Manning's NFL record for career TD passes (regular season and playoffs combined)— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 9, 2018
Frank Gore passes LaDainian Tomlinson (18,456) for 5th place on the all-time list for yards from scrimmage
The Miami Herald tries to figure out if the 35 year old running back is going to give it another go next season:
New York Giants 40 - Washington Redskins 16
2 former Canes helped the Giants defensive line turn in a smothering performance in a division game, as they held the Redskins to 84 rushing yards while sacking their QBs 5 times. 1.5 of those sacks came from LB Olivier Vernon, who backed up last weeks 2-sack game with 5 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a tackle for loss this week. Backup DT RJ McIntosh added 2 tackles of his own.
Indianapolis Colts 24 - Houston Texans 21
Texans RB Lamar Miller found paydirt against the Texans’ divisional foe:
Miller would finish with 33 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, while also playing a major role in the passing game with a team-high 5 receptions for 19 yards.
Chargers K Michael Badgley continued his storybook season with another perfect day, nailing all 4 of his field goal attempts including this bomb:
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin had a catch for 11 yards, and S Rayshawn Jenkins registered a tackle in the team’s 10th win of the season.
Oakland Raiders 24 - Pittsburgh Steelers 21
Steelers DE Anthony Chickillo registered a tackle in the losing effort.
Dallas Cowboys 29 - Philadelphia Eagles 23
Cowboys WR Allen Hurns caught one pass for 9 yards as the Cowboys won their 5th straight game.
Jaguars DE Calais Campbell collected 2 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, but the Jags defense allowed Titans RB Derrick Henry to have a career day with 238 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns, and Jacksonville fell to 4-9 on the season after being a quarter away from the Super Bowl last season.
Chicago Bears 15 - Los Angeles Rams 6
Bears P Pat O’Donnell put in a quality day’s work Sunday evening, placing 4 of his 5 punts inside the 20 for a total of 229 yards.