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NFL Week 13: Tarvaris stars in Favre's place

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Vikings 38, Bills 14
RB Adrian Peterson, 16 att., 107 yds., 3 TD
Tarvaris Jackson (15-22, 187 yds., 2 TD, 3 INT) connected with Sidney Rice five times for 105 yards and two scores to help Minnesota (5-7) on a 38-point surge against Buffalo (2-10). Jackson, who took over after Brett Favre injured his shoulder on the Vikings’ opening drive, capitalized on five Bills turnovers.

Cowboys 38, Colts 35, OT
LB Sean Lee, 3 tckls, 2 INT, TD
Dallas (4-8) survived the Colts' rally after squandering a 17-point lead in the first half, grabbing four interceptions and returning two of them for scores. Indianapolis (6-6) fought back to force overtime, due in part to Reggie Wayne's 14 receptions for 200 yards and a score, but fell short when ’Boys rookie linebacker Lee recorded his second pick to set up David Buehler's 38-yard, game-winning field goal.

Raiders 28, Chargers 13
RB Darren McFadden, 19 att., 97 yds., TD
Oakland (6-6) charged through San Diego with 251 total rushing yards, scoring three times on the ground with different players, and adding another score through the air when rookie receiver Jacoby Ford hauled in a four-yard touchdown. The Chargers (6-6) turned the ball over twice and amassed only 21 total rushing yards.

Saints 34, Bengals 30
QB Drew Brees, 24-29, 313 yds., 2 TD, INT
New Orleans (9-3) escaped an upset in Cincinnati when Brees found Colston for an easy 3-yard touchdown with 34 seconds remaining. The Bengals (2-10), now losers in nine straight games, rallied from a 20-6 deficit in the third quarter and took the lead with 4:30 remaining on Clint Stitser’s 47-yard field goal.

Browns 13, Dolphins 10
TE Benjamin Watson, 10 rec., 100 yds., TD
Cleveland (5-7) capitalized on the last of Chad Henne’s three interceptions when safety Mike Adams dashed 25 yards to the two-yard line to set up kicker Phil Dawson’s 23-yard game winner with four seconds remaining. Miami (6-6) lost its fifth home game of the season.

Bears 24, Lions 20
QB Jay Cutler, 21-26, 234 yds., TD
Chicago (9-3) took the lead halfway through the fourth quarter when Cutler hit tight end Brandon Manumaleuna for a seven-yard touchdown. Detroit (2-10), starting third-string quarterback Drew Stanton (16-24, 178 yds., TD; 5 att., 12 yds., TD), punted on the following possession, and never held the ball again. Bears runners Matt Forte and Chester Taylor combined for 97 yards and each rushed for a score.

Packers 34, 49ers 16
QB Aaron Rodgers, 21-30, 298 yds., 3 TD
Green Bay (8-4) trailed 10-0 in the second quarter before Greg Jennings (6 rec., 122 yds., 2 TD) sparked the offense with a 57-yard touchdown. San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis made it close with a 66-yard touchdown to end the first half, but the 49ers (4-8) were outscored 20-3 in the second.

Jaguars 17, Titans 6
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, 31 att., 186 yds.
Jacksonville (7-5) did all their scoring in the first half and then dictated the pace of the game with 53 total carries for 258 yards, led by Jones-Drew’s career day. Kerry Collins’ two interceptions kept Tennessee (5-7) from establishing any momentum, giving the Jags’ nearly 40 minutes in time of possession.

Chiefs 10, Broncos 6
QB Matt Cassel, 17-31, 196 yds., TD
Kyle Orton passed for a season-low 117 yards, and Denver (3-9) looked inept in its third straight loss, despite Knowshon Moreno’s career-high, 161-yard rushing performance. Kansas City (8-4) went scoreless in the second half, but controlled the clock for more than 37 minutes behind Jamaal Charles’ and Thomas Jones’ 169 combined rushing yards.

Other Week 13 scores:
Eagles 34, Texans 24, Thursday
Giants 31, Redskins 7
Oakland at San Diego
St. Louis at Arizona
Dallas at Indianapolis
Carolina at Seattle
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, late


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