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Aaron Rodgers throws 3 TD passes as Packers clinch NFL North title

Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes to James Jones as Green Bay clinched its second straight NFC North title by beating the fading Bears, 21-13, yesterday in Chicago.

After starting 2-3, the Packers are 10-4. They will host a playoff game and are in the running for the NFC's No. 2 seed. The Bears have lost five of six after a 7-1 start.


Texans 29, Colts 17

The host Texans (12-2) clinched their second consecutive AFC South title and kept Indianapolis (9-5) from clinching a playoff spot. The Colts had won three in a row. Andre Johnson had 151 receiving yards and a TD for Houston.


Vikings 36, Rams 22

Adrian Peterson ran for a season-best 212 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown, as Minnesota (8-6) overpowered the host Rams (6-7-1).

Peterson has 1,812 yards rushing, 294 shy of breaking the NFL's single-season record of 2,105 by Eric Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams in 1984. Peterson is less than a year removed from a serious knee injury.


Broncos 34, Ravens 17

Chris Harris returned an interception 98 yards as Denver (11-3) extended its winning streak to nine. Baltimore (9-5) has lost three straight, including two in a row at home for the first time since 2007.


Seahawks 50, Bills 17

Russell Wilson ran for three TDs and threw for one as Seattle (9-5) rolled in Toronto. A week after a 58-0 rout of Arizona, the Seahawks became only the third NFL team with at least 50 points in back-to-back games. Buffalo (5-9) will miss the playoffs for the 13th consecutive season.


Saints 41, Bucs 0

Drew Brees had four TD passes as the host Saints (6-8) recorded their first shutout in 17 years. Josh Freeman threw four interceptions for the Bucs (6-8).


Cardinals 38, Lions 10

Host Arizona (5-9) picked off Matthew Stafford three times, returning two for TDs, and broke a nine-game skid while handing Detroit (4-10) its sixth straight loss.


Dolphins 24, Jaguars 3

Reggie Bush ran for 104 yards as host Miami (6-8) dropped the Jaguars to 2-12, tied with the Chiefs for the league's worst record.


Panthers 31, Chargers 7

Mike Tolbert scored twice against his former team as Carolina (5-9) won consecutive games for the first time since last December. The host Chargers (5-9) will have their first losing season since 2003.


Raiders 15, Chiefs 0

Sebastian Janikowski kicked five field goals as host Oakland (4-10) blanked Kansas City (2-12) to snap a six-game losing streak.

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