The New England Patriots are no longer undefeated. Cincinnati was able to stifle and limit the New England offense to six total points for the game. Each team had two field goals. While the Patriot defense was also impressive, a second half 4th down TD run by BenJarvus Green-Ellis was the difference. An interception late in the fourth quarter sealed the win for the Bengals. New England drops to 4-1, while Cincinnati improves to 3-2. Tom Brady’s streak of 52 consecutive games with a TD pass was snapped. Cincinnati has not lost at home (3-0) this season.
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Ravens 38 Broncos 35 2OT
It took two overtimes and a shootout in high altitude, but the Baltimore Ravens pulled off the upset. It was 35-28 in the 4th quarter with :31 remaining, with the Ravens trailing. QB Joe Flacco fired a hail mary to WR Jacoby Jones, a 70-yard TD strike. The first overtime period was scoreless, meaning a second overtime was needed (Playoff game). Early in the second OT, the Ravens were able to capitalize off of a interception of QB Peyton Manning in the prior OT, to set up a 47-yard field by Justin Tucker. Tucker sent the kick through the uprights, and sent the Ravens to the AFC Championship.
Patriots 41 Texans 28
The Houston Texans could simply not keep up with the Patriots’ Offense. While the Texans returned the opening kickoff to inside the Pats’ 20, the Texans didn’t have much more momentum. New England scored at will, leading 38-13 at one point.
Falcons 30 Seahawks 28
Falcons were up by twenty, then blew the lead. Atlanta needed a late field goal by K Matt Bryant, to win.
49ers 45 Packers 31
San Francisco QB Colin Kapernick went wild by running for over 180 yards, a single-game record for a QB, leading the 49ers to victory.