Sunday’s matchups featured a handful of surprises to shake up the standings heading into the remaining weeks of the 2009 regular season. QB Bruce Gradkowski threw for 308 yards and three TD’s as the Oakland Raiders won over the Pittsburgh Steelers by 3. The Arizona Cardinals held Brett Favre and the Vikings offense to 17 points while posting up 30 themselves. The Dolphins caused trouble in the AFC East after defeating the New England Patriots yesterday in Miami. Following a pair of thrilling contests against the Redskins and Titans, the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts are still perfect with 12-0 records. Check Week 12 scores below.
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
New York Jets 19, Buffalo Bills 13 – New York produced the bulk of their points in the first half to take the division battle by 6.
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
Philadelphia Eagles 34, Atlanta Falcons 7 – Michael Vick picked up two TD’s as the Eagles dominated his former team through all four quarters.
Chicago Bears 17, St Louis Rams 9 – The Rams failed to get anything going in the red zone, forcing Josh Brown to really go to work with a few field goals.
Cincinnati Bengals 23, Detroit Lions 13 – Cincinnati scored 17 in the second quarter alone as rookie Stafford struggled to march his Lions down field.
Indianapolis Colts 27, Tennessee Titans 17 – Peyton Manning led the high power Colts offense with 24 completions and 270 yards.
Denver Broncos 44, Kansas City Chiefs 13 – Denver RB Correll Buckhalter ran for 113 yards from just 12 carries.
Miami Dolphins 22, New England Patriots 21 – The Dolphins took control in the final minutes with a field goal to pull ahead by 1.
Oakland Raiders 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 24 – Oakland came up with 21 fourth quarter points to rally back and seal the victory.
New Orleans Saints 33, Washington Redskins – Washington was close to playing spoiler against Saints perfection, testing them in their first overtime period of the year.
Carolina Panthers 16, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 – Carolina’s defense held the Bucs to just two field goals at Bank of America Stadium.
Jacksonville Jaguars 23, Houston Texans 18 – The Jaguars scored 20 first half points, advancing them to 7-5 for the season.
San Diego Chargers 30, Cleveland Browns 23 – Philip Rivers threw for 373 yards and 2 TD’s from 18 completions.
New York Giants 31, Dallas Cowboys 24 – New York wrapped the contest with 10 fourth quarter points to take over this week’s featured shootout.
Seattle Seahawks 20, San Francisco 49ers 17 – Olino Mare sent one through the uprights for the Seahawks to win in the final seconds.
Arizona Cardinals 30, Minnesota Vikings 17 – Kurt Warner outdueled Favre in his return with 285 yards and 3 TD’s from 22 passes completed.
Monday, December 7th, 2009
Green Bay Packers 27, Baltimore Ravens 14 - Aaron Rodgers threw for 263 yards and 3 TD’s as the Packers claimed their fourth consecutive victory.