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December 24, 2012 

Packers 55

Titans 7

At Green Bay, Wis., Aaron Rodgers threw for three TDs and ran for another, Ryan Grant scored twice and Randall Cobb set a single-season franchise record for net yardage. The Packers will at least be the NFC's No. 3 seed. Jake Locker was sacked seven times.

Tennessee00077
Green Bay146142155

First Quarter

GB—Rodgers 6 run (Crosby kick), 6:54.

GB—Cobb 20 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 4:28.

Second Quarter

GB—FG Crosby 26, 14:36.

GB—FG Crosby 48, 4:40.

Third Quarter

GB—Harris 7 run (Crosby kick), 12:04.

GB—G.Jennings 1 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 5:47.

Fourth Quarter

GB—J.Jones 12 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 14:11.

GB—Grant 7 run (Crosby kick), 12:31.

GB—Grant 9 run (Crosby kick), 6:25.

Ten—Britt 2 pass from Locker (Bironas kick), 1:39.

A—70,508.

TenGB
First downs1028
Total Net Yards180460
Rushes-yards22-7935-117
Passing101343
Punt Returns1-125-101
Kickoff Returns9-1760-0
Interceptions Ret.0-02-20
Comp-Att-Int13-30-228-40-0
Sacked-Yards Lost7-391-8
Punts8-47.03-39.7
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Penalties-Yards5-351-10
Time of Possession25:3634:24

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Ten, Locker 4-32, C.Johnson 11-28, Harper 6-19, Q.Johnson 1-0. GB, Grant 20-80, Harris 8-29, Rodgers 4-11, Harrell 3-(minus 3).

PASSING—Ten, Locker 13-30-2-140. GB, Rodgers 27-38-0-342, Harrell 1-2-0-9.

RECEIVING—Ten, Williams 3-39, Britt 2-41, Preston 2-17, Washington 2-15, C.Johnson 2-13, Thompson 1-8, Stevens 1-7. GB, J.Jones 7-100, G.Jennings 7-45, Finley 5-70, Cobb 3-62, D.Williams 3-20, Grant 1-34, Taylor 1-11, Kuhn 1-9.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

Colts 20

Chiefs 13

At Kansas City, Mo., Andrew Luck threw for 205 yards to break the single-season rookie record, and his TD pass to Reggie Wayne in the fourth quarter put the Colts in the playoffs. Luck topped Cam Newton’s record of 4,051 yards passing. In the closing minutes, Luck marched Indy to the Chiefs 7, then found Wayne in the back of the end zone on third-and-goal.

Indianapolis760720
Kansas City3010013

First Quarter

Ind—Butler 32 interception return (Vinatieri kick), 10:08.

KC—FG Succop 47, 8:18.

Second Quarter

Ind—FG Vinatieri 48, 13:27.

Ind—FG Vinatieri 36, :07.

Third Quarter

KC—Charles 86 run (Succop kick), 14:40.

KC—FG Succop 47, 6:00.

Fourth Quarter

Ind—Wayne 7 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 4:08.

A—62,938.

IndKC
First downs1622
Total Net Yards288507
Rushes-yards26-9044-352
Passing198155
Punt Returns0-03-2
Kickoff Returns2-583-54
Interceptions Ret.2-320-0
Comp-Att-Int17-36-010-22-2
Sacked-Yards Lost3-71-7
Punts7-45.43-46.0
Fumbles-Lost1-01-1
Penalties-Yards4-489-75
Time of Possession27:4032:20

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Ind, Ballard 20-69, Luck 6-21. KC, Charles 22-226, Hillis 15-101, Quinn 5-11, McCluster 1-10, Draughn 1-4.

PASSING—Ind, Luck 17-35-0-205, Hilton 0-1-0-0. KC, Quinn 10-22-2-162.

RECEIVING—Ind, Wayne 5-81, Avery 5-38, Allen 3-18, Hilton 2-34, Moore 1-32, Fleener 1-2. KC, Wylie 3-36, McCluster 3-30, Baldwin 2-64, Newsome 1-28, Charles 1-4.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

Vikings 23

Texans 6

At Houston, Adrian Peterson rushed for 86 yards, falling far short of the 2,000-yard mark, yet helped Minnesota keep playoff hopes alive. Christian Ponder threw a TD pass, Toby Gerhart added a score and Blair Walsh kicked three field goals. The Texans failed to clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

Minnesota763723
Houston30306

First Quarter

Hou—FG S.Graham 51, 10:50.

Min—Rudolph 3 pass from Ponder (Walsh kick), 6:19.

Second Quarter

Min—FG Walsh 56, 8:15.

Min—FG Walsh 41, :37.

Third Quarter

Min—FG Walsh 39, 11:31.

Hou—FG S.Graham 33, :26.

Fourth Quarter

Min—Gerhart 3 run (Walsh kick), 4:44.

A—71,688.

MinHou
First downs2211
Total Net Yards345187
Rushes-yards42-17416-34
Passing171153
Punt Returns6-502-16
Kickoff Returns2-544-84
Interceptions Ret.0-00-0
Comp-Att-Int16-30-018-33-0
Sacked-Yards Lost1-34-25
Punts4-45.57-50.4
Fumbles-Lost1-13-2
Penalties-Yards5-529-60
Time of Possession34:4625:14

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Min, Peterson 25-86, Ponder 7-48, Gerhart 8-31, Wright 1-8, Asiata 1-1. Hou, Tate 4-17, Foster 10-15, Forsett 1-4, Yates 1-(minus 2).

PASSING—Min, Ponder 16-30-0-174. Hou, Schaub 18-32-0-178, Yates 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING—Min, Wright 5-53, Simpson 4-32, Rudolph 3-39, Jenkins 2-41, Gerhart 1-5, Peterson 1-4. Hou, Johnson 7-97, Daniels 3-27, Foster 2-14, G.Graham 2-14, Walter 1-12, Casey 1-6, Posey 1-6, Tate 1-2.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

Dolphins 24

Bills 10

At Miami, Reggie Bush caught two touchdown passes and scored on a short run for Miami. Six minutes after they won, the Dolphins were eliminated from playoff contention when Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh. Bush’s first TD catches of the season covered 17 and 12 yards. Buffalo’s C.J. Spiller ran for 138 yards, including a career-best 62-yard run for the ex-Clemson standout.

Buffalo030710
Miami7710024

First Quarter

Mia—Bush 17 pass from Tannehill (Kaeding kick), 2:54.

Second Quarter

Buf—FG Lindell 42, 9:48.

Mia—Bush 1 run (Kaeding kick), :42.

Third Quarter

Mia—Bush 12 pass from Tannehill (Kaeding kick), 8:32.

Mia—FG Kaeding 45, 4:17.

Fourth Quarter

Buf—B.Smith 2 pass from Fitzpatrick (Lindell kick), 8:52.

A—54,462.

BufMia
First downs1718
Total Net Yards381301
Rushes-yards28-15435-182
Passing227119
Punt Returns1-142-26
Kickoff Returns2-322-50
Interceptions Ret.0-01-8
Comp-Att-Int20-35-113-25-0
Sacked-Yards Lost2-132-11
Punts4-42.85-42.4
Fumbles-Lost3-32-0
Penalties-Yards11-933-25
Time of Possession29:4330:17

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Buf, Spiller 22-138, Fitzpatrick 4-18, B.Smith 1-1, Choice 1-(minus 3). Mia, L.Miller 10-73, Bush 19-65, Tannehill 6-44.

PASSING—Buf, Fitzpatrick 20-35-1-240. Mia, Tannehill 13-25-0-130.

RECEIVING—Buf, Dickerson 4-54, St.Johnson 4-44, Spiller 4-35, Graham 3-49, Martin 2-22, B.Smith 2-11, Chandler 1-25. Mia, Bush 4-42, Binns 3-27, Matthews 2-37, Fasano 2-12, Hartline 2-12.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

Bengals 13

Steelers 10

At Pittsburgh, Josh Brown kicked a 43-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining to put Cincinnati in the playoffs and eliminate Pittsburgh from postseason contention. Brown missed a 56-yarder, but earned a second chance when Reggie Nelson picked off Ben Roethlisberger and returned it to the Pittsburgh 46 with 14 seconds left. Andy Dalton hit A.J. Green for 21 yards on the next play.

Cincinnati730313
Pittsburgh073010

First Quarter

Cin—Hall 17 interception return (Brown kick), 2:15.

Second Quarter

Cin—FG Brown 41, 1:53.

Pit—A.Brown 60 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 1:09.

Third Quarter

Pit—FG Suisham 40, 4:01.

Fourth Quarter

Cin—FG Brown 43, :04.

A—63,236.

CinPit
First downs1615
Total Net Yards267280
Rushes-yards16-1431-95
Passing253185
Punt Returns3-(-2)2-6
Kickoff Returns0-03-67
Interceptions Ret.2-272-6
Comp-Att-Int24-41-214-28-2
Sacked-Yards Lost6-254-35
Punts6-52.77-45.3
Fumbles-Lost1-12-1
Penalties-Yards7-555-63
Time of Possession28:1531:45

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Cin, Green-Ellis 15-14, M.Jones 1-0. Pit, Mendenhall 11-50, Dwyer 14-39, Redman 3-4, Roethlisberger 2-3, Wallace 1-(minus 1).

PASSING—Cin, Dalton 24-41-2-278. Pit, Roethlisberger 14-28-2-220.

RECEIVING—Cin, Green 10-116, M.Jones 5-65, Gresham 3-38, Hawkins 3-30, Tate 1-23, Whalen 1-6, Green-Ellis 1-0. Pit, A.Brown 5-97, Miller 3-45, Redman 2-32, Cotchery 2-20, Sanders 1-13, Wallace 1-13.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

Patriots 23, Jaguars 16

At Jacksonville, Fla., Tom Brady overcame a rough start by throwing two TD passes. He threw two interceptions in the first quarter, the second helping the Jaguars build a 10-0 lead. But the Jaguars faded in the third quarter, and set a franchise record for losses in a season (13).

New England3103723
Jacksonville1030316

First Quarter

Jac—Blackmon 3 pass from Henne (Scobee kick), 9:34.

Jac—FG Scobee 41, 5:43.

NE—FG Gostkowski 25, 3:15.

Second Quarter

Jac—FG Scobee 35, 13:07.

NE—FG Gostkowski 49, 5:25.

NE—Woodhead 14 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), :18.

Third Quarter

NE—FG Gostkowski 38, 11:44.

Fourth Quarter

NE—Welker 2 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 14:15.

Jac—FG Scobee 42, 8:42.

A—70,251.

NEJac
First downs2322
Total Net Yards349436
Rushes-yards27-10323-93
Passing246343
Punt Returns3-424-36
Kickoff Returns1-205-97
Interceptions Ret.3-272-4
Comp-Att-Int24-41-229-51-3
Sacked-Yards Lost3-211-5
Punts5-47.84-56.3
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Penalties-Yards4-395-47
Time of Possession27:2532:35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—NE, Ridley 18-84, Welker 1-9, Woodhead 3-7, Bolden 5-3. Jac, Owens 10-42, Murphy 10-29, Henne 2-22, Jones 1-0.

PASSING—NE, Brady 24-41-2-267. Jac, Henne 29-51-3-348.

RECEIVING—NE, Welker 10-88, Lloyd 6-62, Hoomanawanui 2-46, Woodhead 2-38, Branch 2-12, Hernandez 1-13, Fells 1-8. Jac, Blackmon 7-79, Shorts 6-54, Shipley 5-82, Owens 4-77, Lewis 4-27, Clemons 1-17, Jones 1-6, Stanback 1-6.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

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