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Patriots 27, Dolphins 17
The New England Patriots, waking up from a deep first-half slumber, stormed from behind to beat the Miami Dolphins and stay within range of the AFC leaders.
Down 17-3 in the third quarter, New England (6-2) reeled off 24 straight points in sending the Dolphins (3-4) to their fourth straight loss.
Tom Brady, saddled with a 30.6 quarterback rating through the first possession in the second half, finished strong to get the needed win. Brady was playing with an apparent right hand injury but finished 13-for-22 for 116 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
The AFC East leading Patriots entered the day two games behind Kansas City and one behind Denver for the conference lead.
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Lions 31, Cowboys 30
Matthew Stafford scored on a one-yard keeper with 12 seconds remaining and Calvin Johnson had 329 receiving yards, second-most in NFL history, as the Detroit Lions edged the Dallas Cowboys.
The Lions drove 80 yards in six plays, using up just 57 seconds as Stafford knifed through the prevent defense of the Cowboys on the winning score.
Johnson caught 14 passes and a touchdown while Stafford passed for 488 yards for the Lions (5-3), who entered the day a half-game behind Green Bay in the NFC North.
Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes, two to Dez Bryant, for the Cowboys (4-4), who lead the NFC East.
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Chiefs 23, Browns 17
Kansas City prevailed in a defense-dominated game to subdue the Cleveland Browns and remain the NFL's only undefeated team at 8-0 this season.
Cleveland's replacement quarterback, Jason Campbell, filled in for benched Brandon Weeden and finished with two touchdown passes and no interceptions.
The Browns rallied from a 20-7 deficit to pull within a field goal before the Kansas City defense turned up the heat.
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Saints 35, Bills 17
Drew Brees threw for 332 yards and five touchdowns, including two each to rookie receiver Kenny Stills and tight end Jimmy Graham, and the Saints' defense hounded quarterback Thad Lewis to defeat the Buffalo Bills.
In improving their record to 6-1, the Saints, coming off a bye week, overcame a sluggish offensive start to score 21 unanswered points in a 13:28 span of the second and third quarters to take a 28-10 lead. Lewis had three first-half fumbles and an interception.
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49ers 42, Jaguars 10
The San Francisco 49ers scored touchdowns on their first four possessions at the end of long drives and rolled over the Jaguars at London's Wembley Stadium.
The 49ers (6-2) have won five games in a row, scoring at least 31 points in each victory. The Jaguars (0-8) have lost their last 13 games, dating back to week 13 of the 2012 season. The last victory for Jacksonville was Nov. 25, a 24-19 win over Tennessee.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick scored two rushing touchdowns and hit tight end Vernon Davis with a two-yard TD pass to build a 28-0 lead. Frank Gore added two TDs on the ground.
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Giants 15, Eagles 7
Josh Brown kicked five field goals and the New York Giants became the second straight team to shut down the Philadelphia Eagles and their highly-touted offense.
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick started the game, after missing the last two games with a sore hamstring, but aggravated the injury and was replaced by rookie Matt Barkley with about two minutes left in the first half.
Vick completed six of nine passes for 31 yards and the interception.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed 25 of 39 passes for 246 yards and did not throw an interception for the second straight game as the Giants (2-6) won a second straight after their winless start.
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