Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker catches one of his four TD passes against the Chiefs on Sunday in Kansas City.	AP PHOTOSun staff photos can be ordered by
Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker catches one of his four TD passes against the Chiefs on Sunday in Kansas City. AP PHOTO

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Peyton Manning threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns, four to Eric Decker, and the Denver Broncos held off a furious rally to beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-28, Sunday and seize control of the AFC West.

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Decker had eight catches for a career-high 174 yards for the Broncos (10-2), who moved a game clear of the Chiefs (9-3) in the division. With four games left, Denver also holds the tiebreaker by virtue of two wins over Kansas City in the last three weeks.

Jamaal Charles had 93 yards rushing for the Chiefs, and capped a 17-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 6:32 left in the game to close within a touchdown.

PANTHERS 27, BUCCANEERS 6

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Cam Newton threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score, and the Panthers earned a franchise-record eighth straight regular-season victory.

Newton threw touchdown passes to Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn Jr. and "Superman" leaped over the pile for another score as the Panthers (9-3) outgained the Buccaneers 426-206.

BENGALS 17, CHARGERS 10

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Andy Dalton threw a go-ahead, 21-yard touchdown pass to wide-open A.J. Green late in the third quarter and the AFC North-leading Bengals (8-4), coming off their bye, kept a two-game lead over Baltimore.

San Diego (5-7) lost the momentum it gained with a thrilling comeback win at Kansas City a week earlier and saw its playoff hopes dwindle after its fourth loss in five games.

EAGLES 24, CARDINALS 21

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Nick Foles threw three touchdown passes and the Eagles held on. Zach Ertz had two TD catches, LeSean McCoy ran for 79 yards and the Eagles (7-5) won their fourth straight to remain tied with Dallas for first place in the NFC East.

Carson Palmer threw for 302 yards and three TD passes, but also had two interceptions and lost a fumble for the Cardinals (7-5) . Foles picked up where he left off in November, when he was the NFC's Player of the Month and tied an NFL record with seven TDs in a game.

COLTS 22, TITANS 14

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Adam Vinatieri, the best clutch kicker in NFL history, tied his career high with five field goals, including a 49-yarder to give the Colts the lead for good late in the third quarter.

Surprise starter Donald Brown scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 1:56 left, giving Indianapolis (8-4) a three-game lead in the AFC South with four to play.

Vinatieri, who will be 41 later this month, bailed out the Colts, also tying his career high for field goals in a half (four) and equaling Jason Elam's NFL record for 100-

VIKINGS 23, BEARS 20, OT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Blair Walsh's 34-yard field goal with 1:43 left in overtime gave the Vikings the victory after both teams missed kicks in the extra period.

Adrian Peterson rushed 35 times for 211 yards for the Vikings (3-8-1), who tied Green Bay the previous week. Peterson had two 11-yard runs on the final drive to get well within range for Walsh, who missed a 57-yard try earlier in overtime.

Walsh had to kick that one because Rhett Ellison was called for a 15-yard face-mask penalty to wipe out a 39-yard make by Walsh that would've ended the game.

49ERS 23, RAMS 13

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Anquan Boldin caught nine passes from Colin Kaepernick, and Michael Crabtree made his long-awaited season debut six months after Achilles tendon surgery.

Kaepernick threw for 275 yards and Frank Gore ran for a 3-yard touchdown as the reigning NFC champion Niners (8-4) boosted their position in the playoff picture. Crabtree had a 60-yard catch, while Vernon Davis hurdled into the end zone on a 17-yard reception.

DOLPHINS 23, JETS 3

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Ryan Tannehill threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, leading Miami past the listless Jets to keep the Dolphins in the playoff mix.

The Dolphins (6-6) played with more of a sense of urgency while sending the Jets (5-7) to their third straight loss. New York also has a quarterback controversy on its hands as Geno Smith was benched in favor of Matt Simms after a dismal first half.

FALCONS 34, BILLS 31

TORONTO (AP) -- Matt Bryant hit a 36-yard field goal 3 minutes into overtime in Buffalo's annual "home" game in Toronto. 

Falcons safety William Moore set up the decisive score in a back-and-fourth game by forcing a fumble on Buffalo's second play from scrimmage. He punched the ball out of the arms of Bills tight end Scott Chandler.

Cornerback Robert McClain also forced a fumble on the Bills' final possession of regulation, when he knocked the ball out of the hands of receiver Stevie Johnson at the Falcons 30 with 20 seconds remaining.

JAGUARS 32, BROWNS 28

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cecil Shorts caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Chad Henne with 40 seconds left, rallying the Jaguars.

On third-and-9, Henne lofted a perfect pass to the left corner for Shorts, who had beaten cornerback Joe Haden to get open. Shorts got both feet down in the end zone before tumbling out of bounds. It was a dream moment for Shorts, who grew up in Cleveland.

Henne drove the Jaguars (3-9) 80 yards in nine plays for the winning TD.

GIANTS 24, REDSKINS 17

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Eli Manning completed 22 of 28 passes for 235 yards, and Justin Tuck had four sacks to help shut down Robert Griffin III in the second half, leading the New York Giants to a win.

Andre Brown had a pair of touchdown runs, including a 1-yarder early in the fourth quarter that put the Giants ahead for good.