NFL capsules: Rodgers, Pack down pesky Bucs

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first half...

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first half during their NFL football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin November 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Darren Hauck)

Sports Network

, Last Updated: 10:43 PM ET

Aaron Rodgers passed for 299 yards and three touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers outlasted the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-26 to remain perfect on the season.

Jordy Nelson racked up 123 yards and a pair of scores on just six receptions, and Tom Crabtree added a TD catch for the Packers (10-0), who matched the 1962 squad for the best start in franchise history.

James Starks collected 53 yards on six grabs and 38 yards on 11 carries, with B.J. Raji and John Kuhn posting a rushing score each as Green Bay extended its winning streak to 16 games dating back last year's Super Bowl run.

The NFC North leaders will look to set a new mark for consecutive victories to begin a campaign on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit against the resurgent Lions.

Kellen Winslow totaled a game-highs of 132 receiving yards and nine catches for the Buccaneers (4-6), who have dropped four straight games. Josh Freeman completed 28-of-38 passes for 342 yards and two touchdowns but was picked off twice by Tramon Williams.

LeGarrette Blount ran for 107 yards and a score on 18 carries and Mike Williams finished with 83 yards and a TD on seven receptions.

LIONS 49 PANTHERS 35

Matthew Stafford threw for five touchdowns, including the game-winner with less than three minutes in the regulation, as Detroit downed Carolina.

Stafford rallied from two early interceptions to complete 28-of-36 passes for 335 yards in Detroit's (7-3) second win in three games. Kevin Smith, who was signed on Nov. 11 after running back Jahvid Best suffered a concussion, ran for a career-high 140 yards with two touchdowns and added 61 yards and a score on four receptions.

Cam Newton was 22-for-38 through the air for 280 yards and a touchdown, but also threw four interceptions for Carolina (2-8).

BROWNS 14 JAGUARS 10

Josh Cribbs scored the game-winning touchdown early in the fourth quarter and the Cleveland defence stood tall on the final two plays of the game to preserve the win over Jacksonville Jaguars.

Colt McCoy threw for 199 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 17-of-24 efficiency. Chris Ogbonnaya rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries, filling in for injured star running back Peyton Hillis, who missed his fifth consecutive game because of a hamstring injury.

RAVENS 31 BENGALS 24

Ray Rice rushed for two touchdowns and Joe Flacco passed for a pair as Baltimore edged Cincinnati.

Flacco threw for 270 yards and was intercepted once, but he also completed touchdown passes of 35 yards or longer to Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith. Rice rushed 20 times for 104 yards and Smith had six catches for 165.

Dalton passed for 373 yards and Jerome Simpson caught eight balls for 152, including a 47-yard circus catch to set up a touchdown. Cedric Benson had two rushing TDs.

DOLPHINS 35 BILLS 8

Matt Moore threw for 160 yards and three touchdowns and Reggie Bush ran for a score while the Miami defense kept its opponent out of the end zone for a third straight game.

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 20-of-39 passes for 209 yards with a pair of interceptions while Fred Jackson, who entered the contest leading the NFL with 917 rushing yards, was held to just 17 yards on seven carries. Jackson did catch five balls for 50 yards before leaving with a leg injury in the third quarter.

RAIDERS 27 VIKINGS 21

Carson Palmer threw for a touchdown and ran for another as Oakland held off Minnesota.

Palmer passed for 164 yards and Michael Bush ran for 109 with a touchdown for the AFC West-leading Raiders (6-4), who have won their last two games. They also intercepted Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder three times, including once in the end zone.

Ponder threw for 211 yards and two scores for the Vikings (2-8), who dropped their second consecutive game and lost running back Adrian Peterson to an ankle injury in the first quarter.

COWBOYS 27 REDSKINS 24 (OT)

Tony Romo threw two fourth quarter touchdowns and Dan Bailey nailed a 39-yard field goal in overtime to give Dallas the win over Washington.

Romo completed 23-of-37 passes for 292 yards and three scores for Dallas (6-4), which won its third straight game. DeMarco Murray carried the ball 25 times for 73 yards and Jason Witten paced the Cowboys with 85 receiving yards and a score.

Rex Grossman threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-tying four-yard TD in the final minute of regulation.

FALCONS 23 TITANS 17

Matt Ryan threw for 316 yards and a touchdown as Atlanta withstood a late charge from Tennessee.

Michael Turner rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries for the Falcons (6-4) while Roddy White had 147 receiving yards in the win.

Jake Locker, the eighth overall pick in this year's draft, replaced an injured Matt Hasselbeck late in the third quarter and threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Titans (5-5).

SEAHAWKS 24 RAMS 7

Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett ran for touchdowns in the second half as Seattle dropped St. Louis.

Tarvaris Jackson completed 14-of-24 passes for 148 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for the Seahawks (4-6).

St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford threw for 181 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 20-of-40 passing while Steven Jackson was limited to 42 yards on 15 carries.

49ERS 23 CARDINALS 7

Alex Smith passed for 267 yards and two touchdowns as San Francisco won their eighth straight game for the first time since 1997.

Smith's touchdown passes to Kyle Williams and Vernon Davis in the third quarter broke the game open, giving the 49ers (9-1) a 23-0 lead. David Akers kicked three field goals in the first half.

John Skelton started his third game in a row but couldn't get a third straight win, completing just 6-of-19 passes for 99 yards with three interceptions.

BEARS 31 CHARGERS 20

Jay Cutler threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for another score as Chicago took down San Diego.

Johnny Knox posted 97 yards and a TD on only three receptions for the Bears (7-3) while Matt Forte racked up 59 yards rushing on 21 attempts.

Philip Rivers completed 21-of-31 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted on two occasions as the Chargers (4-6) lost their fifth straight.


Videos

Photos