NFL roundup, Dec. 31

December 31, 2012 

Buccaneers 22

Falcons 17

At Atlanta, Josh Freeman threw a touchdown pass to Mike Williams, and Doug Martin ran for 141 yards to carry Tampa Bay. The Falcons already had home-field advantage through the NFC playoffs. Coach Mike Smith stayed with his starters through the game — but lost defensive end John Abraham (ankle/USC) and cornerback Dunta Robinson (head) to injury.

Tampa Bay3109022
Atlanta307717

First Quarter

TB—FG Barth 48, 6:24.

Atl—FG Bryant 28, 2:24.

Second Quarter

TB—Williams 8 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 8:43.

TB—FG Barth 22, 3:03.

Third Quarter

TB—FG Barth 42, 10:47.

Atl—Turner 17 run (Bryant kick), 3:45.

TB—Martin 40 run (pass failed), 1:43.

Fourth Quarter

Atl—Douglas 7 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 7:02.

A—69,644.

TBAtl
First downs1815
Total Net Yards366278
Rushes-yards30-14416-65
Passing222213
Punt Returns3-354-42
Kickoff Returns1-233-59
Interceptions Ret.0-01-11
Comp-Att-Int19-35-128-44-0
Sacked-Yards Lost0-02-25
Punts5-50.27-43.6
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Penalties-Yards2-152-15
Time of Possession32:0527:55

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Tampa Bay, Martin 28-142, Freeman 1-1, Underwood 1-1. Atlanta, Rodgers 5-28, Turner 6-18, Ryan 2-11, Snelling 3-8.

PASSING—Tampa Bay, Freeman 19-35-1-222. Atlanta, Ryan 28-44-0-238.

RECEIVING—Tampa Bay, Williams 6-65, Martin 4-18, Jackson 3-50, Stocker 3-50, Underwood 2-27, Lorig 1-12. Atlanta, Rodgers 8-50, White 5-42, Gonzalez 5-41, Douglas 4-21, Jones 3-56, Snelling 2-25, Cox 1-3.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

Bills 28

Jets 9

At Orchard Park, N.Y., C.J. Spiller (Clemson) scored on a 66-yard catch and run in helping Buffalo, while Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had two more turnovers. The Bills finished last in the AFC East for a fifth straight season amid speculation about coach Chan Gailey’s job. Sanchez may have started his final game for the Jets, who lost their last three.

N.Y. Jets36009
Buffalo7701428

First Quarter

NYJ—FG Folk 47, 9:00.

Buf—B.Scott 20 interception return (Lindell kick), 3:34.

Second Quarter

NYJ—FG Folk 23, 10:54.

NYJ—FG Folk 28, 3:49.

Buf—Spiller 66 pass from Fitzpatrick (Lindell kick), 3:21.

Fourth Quarter

Buf—B.Smith 4 run (Lindell kick), 10:52.

Buf—Choice 13 run (Lindell kick), 1:10.

A—54,533.

NYJBuf
First downs1916
Total Net Yards332334
Rushes-yards36-13331-109
Passing199225
Punt Returns0-00-0
Kickoff Returns5-834-107
Interceptions Ret.0-01-20
Comp-Att-Int17-35-112-26-0
Sacked-Yards Lost1-60-0
Punts4-43.05-39.2
Fumbles-Lost4-11-1
Penalties-Yards4-454-24
Time of Possession32:2027:40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—N.Y. Jets, Greene 19-74, Powell 12-56, Hilliard 1-2, McKnight 1-2, Kerley 1-0, Sanchez 2-(minus 1). Buffalo, Spiller 24-59, Choice 5-30, B.Smith 2-20.

PASSING—N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 17-35-1-205. Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 12-26-0-225.

RECEIVING—N.Y. Jets, Edwards 4-42, Kerley 3-88, Cumberland 3-36, Powell 2-12, Greene 2-3, White 1-13, Hilliard 1-7, Reuland 1-4. Buffalo, St.Johnson 6-111, Spiller 2-72, B.Smith 2-26, Martin 1-11, Graham 1-5.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

Titans 38

Jaguars 20

At Nashville, Tenn., Tennessee became the first NFL team with two players scoring twice on returns. Darius Reynaud scored on two punt returns, and linebacker Zach Brown returned two picks for touchdowns.

Jacksonville770620
Tennessee71414338

First Quarter

Ten—C.Johnson 2 run (Bironas kick), 11:34.

Jac—Shipley 5 pass from Henne (Scobee kick), 5:40.

Second Quarter

Jac—Blackmon 30 pass from Henne (Scobee kick), 14:53.

Ten—Brown 79 interception return (Bironas kick), 1:48.

Ten—Reynaud 69 punt return (Bironas kick), :33.

Third Quarter

Ten—Reynaud 81 punt return (Bironas kick), 12:54.

Ten—Brown 30 interception return (Bironas kick), 12:03.

Fourth Quarter

Ten—FG Bironas 48, 12:26.

Jac—Harris 19 blocked punt return (pass failed), 2:16.

A—69,143.

JacTen
First downs2112
Total Net Yards375221
Rushes-yards23-12234-79
Passing253142
Punt Returns4-253-160
Kickoff Returns7-1413-39
Interceptions Ret.0-03-142
Comp-Att-Int25-41-39-15-0
Sacked-Yards Lost7-452-10
Punts5-46.45-40.8
Fumbles-Lost1-00-0
Penalties-Yards7-355-43
Time of Possession32:2127:39

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Jacksonville, Toston 17-74, Murphy 3-24, Henne 2-13, Blackmon 1-11. Tennessee, C.Johnson 21-56, Mooney 5-19, Locker 5-3, Reynaud 3-1.

PASSING—Jacksonville, Henne 25-41-3-298. Tennessee, Locker 9-15-0-152.

RECEIVING—Jacksonville, Lewis 7-103, Shipley 7-51, Blackmon 6-79, Toston 3-41, Clemons 2-24. Tennessee, Wright 2-40, Britt 2-21, Thompson 2-19, Hawkins 1-42, Washington 1-21, C.Johnson 1-9.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

Steelers 24

Browns 10

At Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger threw three short touchdown passes, and Pittsburgh avoided its first losing season in nearly a decade. Pittsburgh forced four turnovers as the Steelers won for the second time in six weeks, a slide that knocked them out of the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

Cleveland037010
Pittsburgh0107724

Second Quarter

Pit—FG Suisham 41, 7:53.

Cle—FG Dawson 51, 3:48.

Pit—Pope 1 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), :47.

Third Quarter

Cle—Little 7 pass from Lewis (Dawson kick), 11:03.

Pit—A.Brown 9 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 4:39.

Fourth Quarter

Pit—Burress 12 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 3:20.

A—51,831.

ClePit
First downs1817
Total Net Yards320212
Rushes-yards26-13828-91
Passing182121
Punt Returns1-71-10
Kickoff Returns3-712-46
Interceptions Ret.0-01-1
Comp-Att-Int22-32-115-23-0
Sacked-Yards Lost4-222-13
Punts3-38.36-41.8
Fumbles-Lost3-30-0
Penalties-Yards9-793-58
Time of Possession29:3930:21

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Cleveland, B.Jackson 8-54, Hardesty 14-37, Ventrone 1-35, Ogbonnaya 2-9, Lewis 1-3. Pittsburgh, Dwyer 11-52, Redman 6-26, Mendenhall 6-19, Rainey 1-2, Roethlisberger 2-(minus 2), A.Brown 2-(minus 6).

PASSING—Cleveland, Lewis 22-32-1-204. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 15-23-0-134.

RECEIVING—Cleveland, Watson 7-64, Benjamin 4-43, Gordon 4-39, Little 3-38, Ogbonnaya 2-3, Cribbs 1-9, Cooper 1-8. Pittsburgh, Sanders 2-28, Burress 2-24, A.Brown 2-22, Cotchery 2-21, W.Johnson 2-17, Mendenhall 2-1, Redman 1-11, Dwyer 1-9, Pope 1-1.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

Giants 42

Eagles 7

At East Rutherford, N.J., there will be no Super Bowl repeat for the Giants. Not even a playoff berth despite Eli Manning’s career-high five touchdown passes. The Giants’ playoff hopes ended minutes after routing the Eagles. Chicago’s win over Detroit ended New York’s chances.

Philadelphia07007
N.Y. Giants21140742

First Quarter

NYG—Randle 3 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 10:36.

NYG—Randle 38 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 6:24.

NYG—Wilson 15 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 1:18.

Second Quarter

Phi—Maclin 7 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 12:06.

NYG—Bradshaw 1 run (Tynes kick), 6:26.

NYG—Cruz 24 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), :04.

Fourth Quarter

NYG—Hynoski 1 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 6:51.

A—80,657.

PhiNYG
First downs1832
Total Net Yards317397
Rushes-yards27-11035-185
Passing207212
Punt Returns2-40-0
Kickoff Returns4-1001-29
Interceptions Ret.0-01-48
Comp-Att-Int21-37-114-22-0
Sacked-Yards Lost1-41-11
Punts4-40.32-49.0
Fumbles-Lost1-00-0
Penalties-Yards6-521-5
Time of Possession28:2731:33

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Philadelphia, McCoy 10-45, Vick 5-25, Brown 8-18, Lewis 3-15, D.Johnson 1-7. N.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 16-107, Wilson 15-75, Jernigan 1-6, Carr 3-(minus 3).

PASSING—Philadelphia, Vick 19-35-1-197, Edwards 2-2-0-14. N.Y. Giants, Manning 13-21-0-208, Carr 1-1-0-15.

RECEIVING—Philadelphia, McCoy 5-61, Avant 4-39, Maclin 4-22, Celek 3-43, Cooper 3-32, D.Johnson 1-8, Brown 1-6. N.Y. Giants, Randle 4-58, Cruz 4-52, Hixon 2-41, Bradshaw 1-41, Bennett 1-15, Wilson 1-15, Hynoski 1-1.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

Colts 28

Texans 16

At Indianapolis, the Colts made Chuck Pagano a winner in his return to the sideline. Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns, and Deji Karim swung the game with a 101-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, giving the Colts a 28-16 victory over Houston. It was Pagano’s first game back as coach since starting treatment for leukemia Sept. 26.

Houston3310016
Indianapolis777728

First Quarter

Ind—Fleener 1 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 7:51.

Hou—FG S.Graham 51, :06.

Second Quarter

Hou—FG S.Graham 37, 10:22.

Ind—Ballard 1 run (Vinatieri kick), 2:00.

Third Quarter

Hou—Foster 13 run (S.Graham kick), 9:25.

Hou—FG S.Graham 37, 5:22.

Ind—Karim 101 kickoff return (Vinatieri kick), 5:10.

Fourth Quarter

Ind—Hilton 70 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 11:22.

A—66,957.

HouInd
First downs1919
Total Net Yards352265
Rushes-yards20-10233-81
Passing250184
Punt Returns1-231-19
Kickoff Returns4-1114-170
Interceptions Ret.0-02-26
Comp-Att-Int24-36-214-28-0
Sacked-Yards Lost4-251-7
Punts2-50.55-42.0
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Penalties-Yards9-643-24
Time of Possession28:5131:09

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Houston, Foster 16-96, Tate 2-7, Schaub 2-(minus 1). Indianapolis, Ballard 27-78, Allen 1-2, Luck 5-1.

PASSING—Houston, Schaub 24-36-2-275. Indianapolis, Luck 14-28-0-191.

RECEIVING—Houston, Johnson 12-141, Walter 3-51, Daniels 3-27, Foster 2-23, Casey 2-11, Posey 1-16, G.Graham 1-6. Indianapolis, Hilton 4-111, Wayne 4-40, Allen 2-21, Ballard 2-9, Moore 1-9, Fleener 1-1.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—

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