NFL Week 13 round-up: Pittsburgh Steelers left it late to win their seventh straight game

Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown breaks a tackle from Jordan Evans
Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown breaks a tackle from Jordan Evans

A review of the action in week 13 as Chris Boswell kicked a last-second field goal as the Pittsburgh Steelers won their seventh straight game.

NFL fixtures & results (Nov 30-Dec 5)

Thursday November 30

  • Dallas 38-14 Washington

Sunday December 3

  • Atlanta Falcons 9-14 Minnesota Vikings
  • Baltimore Ravens 44-20 Detroit Lions
  • Buffalo Bills 3-23 New England Patriots
  • Chicago Bears 14-15 San Franciso 49ers
  • Green Bay Packers 26-20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Jacksonville Jaguars 30-10 Indianapolis Colts
  • Miami Dolphins 35-9 Denver Broncos
  • New York Jets 38-31 Kansas City Chiefs
  • Tennessee Titans 24-13 Houston Texans
  • Los Angeles Chargers 19-10 Cleveland Browns
  • Arizona Cardinals 16-32 Los Angeles Rams
  • New Orleans Saints 31-21 Carolina Panthers
  • Oakland Raiders 24-17 New York Giants

Monday December 4

  • Seattle Seahawks 24-10 Philadelphia Eagles

Tuesday December 5

  • Cincinnati Bengals 20-23 Pittsburgh Steelers

Tuesday report

The Cincinnati Bengals raced to a 17-0 lead but were defeated by a last-second field goal as the Pittsburgh Steelers won their seventh straight game.

Andy Dalton - who threw 21 of 36 for 234 yards - twice connected with AJ Green in the first half to give the Bengals the advantage, with the Steelers' only first-half score coming via the boot of Chris Boswell.

But Ben Roethlisberger - who posted stats of 24 of 40 for 290 yards - threw a 35-yard pass to Le'Veon Bell early in the third quarter and levelled things at 20-20 with 3:51 remaining with a six-yard pass to Antonio Brown.

Boswell - who had already scored two field goals on the night - split the uprights from 38 yards to secure a 23-20 win.

Monday report

Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes as the Seattle Seahawks stayed in the NFC playoff hunt with a 24-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.

Seattle (8-4) snapped Philadelphia's nine-game winning streak thanks largely to another masterful performance by Wilson at quarterback.

Wilson was 20 of 31 for 227 and threw touchdowns of 11 yards to Jimmy Graham, one-yard to Tyler Lockett and the last a 15-yard strike to J.D. McKissic with seven and a half minutes left which saw Seattle streak away again after the Eagles had trimmed the lead to seven.

Philadelphia (10-2) was the highest-scoring team in the NFL coming into the game, averaging 31.9 points per game but were limited to just 10 points out of seven drives that at some point reached Seattle territory.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson

Carson Wentz was 29 of 45 for 348 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Wentz also had a costly fumble at the Seattle goal line on the opening drive of the second half that could have seen the Eagles tie the game at 10-10.

It was a major turning point as Seattle promptly went 80 yards in 11 plays, a drive capped by Wilson's TD pass to Lockett to earn the home side a 17-3 lead.

Wentz started a Philadelphia rally on the first play of the fourth quarter. Facing third-and-13 at their own 16-yard line, just as he was about to be sacked, Wentz somehow hit Nelson Agholor for 51 yards. Four plays later, and again facing third-and-long, Wentz found Agholor again for a 27-yard TD.

That's when Wilson pulled out a little more magic of his own, leading a decisive drive that included a remarkable throw across his body to Nick Vannett for 21 yards. Wilson then hit McKissic for a TD that restored Seattle's 14-point lead.

Philadelphia failed to score at least 20 points for the first time in 15 games, a streak dating to last season. The Eagles were the only remaining team in the league to score at least 20 in every game this season.

Sunday's review

The New England Patriots inched closer to securing the AFC East championship after beating the Buffalo Bills 23-3 on Sunday to extend their winning run to eight games.

Running back Rex Burkhead scored a pair of touchdowns after Stephen Gostkowski's three field goals had given New England the half-time lead.

Tom Brady completed 21 of 30 passes for 258 yards, while Rob Gronkowski starred in the second half as the Patriots won their 14th successive road game.

The Minnesota Vikings also claimed their eighth win in a row, with Case Keenum throwing two touchdown passes in their 14-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Calais Campbell made history as the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Indianapolis Colts 30-10, becoming the franchise's single-season sack leader after taking his total to 12.5 in the first quarter.

The Miami Dolphins ended their five-game losing run with a 35-9 victory over the Denver Broncos, condemning their visitors to an eighth straight loss.

The Tennessee Titans remain at the top of the AFC South after beating the Houston Texans 24-13.

Josh McCown starred as the New York Jets beat the Kansas City Chiefs 38-31 in an exciting encounter, completing 26 of 36 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown.

Robbie Gould returned to haunt his former team as he scored every point for the San Francisco 49ers in their 15-14 win over the Chicago Bears, including a last-gasp field goal.

The Green Bay Packers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-20 thanks to Aaron Jones' touchdown run in overtime, while Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes in the Baltimore Ravens' 44-20 win over the Detroit Lions.

Drew Brees passed for 269 yards and a touchdown as the New Orleans Saints beat the Carolina Panthers 31-21 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Saints punched in three touchdowns in the first half, with Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram finding the endzone on the ground and Michael Thomas connecting with Brees for a 10-yard touchdown. Cam Newton completed 17 out of 27 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns.

The Cleveland Browns lost their 12th game in a row, going down 19-10 to the Los Angeles Chargers with Philip Rivers passing for 344 yards and a touchdown as LA moved to 6-6 and tied for first place in the AFC West.

The Oakland Raiders hit 14 points in the fourth quarter as they beat the New York Giants 24-17, while the Los Angeles Rams scored 16 in the first quarter and did not look back as they beat the Arizona Cardinals 32-16.

Thursday's report

The Dallas Cowboys won their first game in four as quarterback Dak Prescott threw two touchdowns in a dominating 38-14 victory over the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins' Kirk Cousins also threw two TDs in the match - to Ryan Grant and Josh Doctson - but was picked off early in the first quarter and also fumbled during the first half as Dallas raced to a 17-7 lead at half-time.

Prescott, who posted passing figures of 11 of 22 for 102 yards, found Dez Bryant with a 13-yard pass early in the fourth quarter to put the Cowboys up by 17, before a pair of one-yard touchdown runs from Dallas duo Alfred Morris and Rod Smith rounded off the scoring.

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