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Ravens Beat Steelers 13-10 as Jets, Patriots, Texans Win in NFL

November 19, 2012

The Baltimore Ravens got a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown to beat Pittsburgh 13-10, dropping the Steelers’ record to 0-5 against division rivals when playing without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Jacoby Jones scored on a return for the third time this season for the Ravens, who improved to 8-2 and halted the Steelers’ four-game National Football League winning streak.

Roethlisberger missed the game with a sprained shoulder and dislocated rib as the Steelers (6-4) lost at home for the first time in five games. Seven of the last nine regular-season games between the Ravens and Steelers have been decided by exactly three points, including the past five in Pittsburgh.

The New York Jets ended their three-game losing streak with yesterday’s 27-13 win at the St. Louis Rams, while the New England Patriots set a franchise scoring record in rolling past the visiting Indianapolis Colts 59-24.

The Houston Texans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 43-37 in one of three games that went to overtime in Week 11 of the National Football League. The Jaguars, Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers all blew second-half leads of more than 10 points before losing in overtime.

Mark Sanchez threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Chaz Schilens and Nick Folk kicked a pair of 51-yard field goals as the Jets opened a 13-7 lead in St. Louis. Bilal Powell added two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter for New York (4-6), which has won its past two meetings with the Rams (3-6-1) after a seven-game losing streak in the series.

The Patriots beat Indianapolis as Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes, Julian Edelman returned a punt 68 yards for a score, and Aqib Talib and Alfonzo Dennard both returned interceptions of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck for touchdowns. Luck had three interceptions and also lost a fumble.

Win Streak

New England has won four straight games to improve to 7-3, while the Colts (6-4) had a four-game winning streak snapped.

The Texans avoided an upset at home against Jacksonville as Matt Schaub threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game, a 48- yarder to Andre Johnson, with two minutes left in overtime. Schaub, who finished with 527 yards passing, threw two touchdown passes in the final 5:42 of regulation as Houston rallied from 14 points down. Schaub’s passing yardage total was tied for the second most in NFL history, behind only the 554 yards by Norm Van Brocklin in 1951.

Both the Texans and Jaguars made field goals on their first possession in overtime before Schaub’s winning touchdown pass on Houston’s third drive in extra time. The Texans improved to 9-1 on the season, while the Jaguars, who were 15-point underdogs, fell to 1-9.

Overtime Wins

The Dallas Cowboys sent Cleveland to its 12th straight road loss, winning 23-20 on Dan Bailey’s 38-yard field goal in overtime. Bailey had made a tying 32-yard field goal with two seconds left in the fourth quarter for the Cowboys (5-5), who fought back from a 13-0 halftime deficit.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Panthers 27-21 in overtime after rallying from a 21-10 fourth-quarter deficit. The Buccaneers (6-4) tied the game with 20 seconds left in regulation as Josh Freeman and Vincent Jackson hooked up for a 24-yard touchdown pass and then a two-point conversion.

The Green Bay Packers scored 10 points in the last 2:02 to beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 on the road yesterday and extend their winning streak to five games.

The Atlanta Falcons overcame five interceptions by Matt Ryan to beat the Arizona Cardinals 23-19 and improve to 9-1. The New Orleans Saints won for the fifth time in six games following an 0-4 start, beating the Oakland Raiders 38-17 as Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes.

Slumping Eagles

In other Week 11 games, the Washington Redskins sent the Philadelphia Eagles to a sixth straight loss, winning 31-6 as Robert Griffin III threw four touchdown passes; the Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers 30-23 behind Peyton Manning’s three touchdown passes, and the Cincinnati Bengals cruised past the Kansas City Chiefs 28-6.

The Chicago Bears visit the San Francisco 49ers tonight.

The Week 11 schedule started on Nov. 15 as the Buffalo Bills beat the Miami Dolphins 19-14.

The New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans were off this week.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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