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NFL scores Week 12: Cardinals fall, Patriots roll, Cowboys win

A look at the scores from Sunday

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Let's take a look to see what happened on Sunday around the NFL in Week 12.

Browns 26, Falcons 24

Instant Recap: Browns Escape With 26-24 Win Over Falcons on Game-Winning Field Goal - Dawgs By Nature
On a day where QB Brian Hoyer made terrible decisions every time the Browns could have put the nail in the coffin of the Atlanta Falcons, he set up a game-winning, 37-yard field goal for K Billy Cundiff as the Browns escaped with a 26-24 victory.

Falcons vs. Browns Recap: Atlanta loses 26-24 to Cleveland on last-second field goal - The Falcoholic
The Atlanta Falcons had their return to the Georgia Dome spoiled by the Cleveland Browns.

Bears 21, Bucs 13

Bears Vs Buccaneers Final Score: Bears Sink Bucs with 3rd Quarter Volley, Win 21-13 - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears were held scoreless in the first half, but scored 21 straight points in the third quarter and finished off the Buccaneers 21-13.

Buccaneers vs. Bears Final Score: Chicago wins 21-13 off four Josh McCown turnovers - Bucs Nation
The Buccaneers had the Bears dead to rights, but gave it all away in the third quarter.

Bengals 22, Texans 13

Cincinnati Bengals maintain first place with 22-13 win over Houston Texans - Cincy Jungle
The Cincinnati Bengals have secured two convincing wins on the road, in New Orleans and Houston, after their embarrassing Thursday Night Football display three weeks ago. The Bengals improve to 7-3-1 and maintain first place in the AFC North.

Bengals-Texans Final Score: Erratic Mallett, Soft Secondary Sink Texans, Playoff Hopes - Battle Red Blog
The other shoe dropped rather quickly with Ryan Mallett in his home debut. The Texans are now 5-6 after dropping a crucial game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Colts 23, Jaguars 3

Final Score: Colts 23, Jaguars 3 - Stampede Blue
The Indianapolis Colts looked rusty to start off but ended up with a 23-3 win over the division rival Jaguars.

Jaguars vs. Colts final score: 3 things we learned in 23-3 loss - Big Cat Country
The defense is getting better, the offense is getting worse and special teams still suck.

Packers 24, Vikings 21

Packers vs. Vikings Final Score: Lacy runs for 125, scores twice in 24-21 win - Acme Packing Company
Eddie Lacy ran for a season-high 125 yards on the ground and scored two total touchdowns to help lead the Packers in a 24-21 win on the road in Minnesota.

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings Final Score: Minnesota Falls 24-21 - Daily Norseman
It wasn't the blowout that everyone was expecting, but in the end, it was still the second consecutive loss for the Minnesota Vikings.

Patriots 34, Lions 9

Patriots vs. Lions Final Score: Patriots keep rolling, crush Detroit 34-9 - Pats Pulpit
The New England Patriots moved to 9-2 with a dominating 34-9 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday.

Lions-Patriots final score: Detroit embarrassed in 34-9 loss - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions got outplayed and outcoached against the New England Patriots en route to a 34-9 loss.

Eagles 43, Titans 24

Eagles vs. Titans Final Score: Philadelphia tramples Tennessee, 43-24 - Bleeding Green Nation
The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, 43-24. The Eagles advanced to 8-3 on the 2014 NFL Season. Read on for a drive-by-drive recap of the game.

Titans-Eagles Final Score: Tennessee Gets Destroyed by Philadelphia 43-24 - Music City Miracles
Recapping another disastrous loss.

Chargers 27, Rams 24

Chargers-Rams final score: San Diego wins 27-24 after almost losing to St. Louis - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers pulled out another close win, pushing their record to 7-4, over the St. Louis Rams. Is this team finally strong enough to make a playoff run?

Rams 24, Chargers 27: Rams Late Charge Falls Flat - Turf Show Times
Le sigh.

Seahawks 19, Cardinals 3

Cooper Helfet's body slam and touchdown dive ignite Seahawks to 19-3 win over Cardinals - Field Gulls
The Seahawks' offense had been struggling all day against the first-place Arizona Cardinals. They needed a spark. Cooper Helfet was that spark.

Cardinals vs. Seahawks final score: Drew Stanton struggles in 19-3 loss in Seattle - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals offense struggles mighitly in loss to the Seattle Seahawks

Broncos 39, Dolphins 36

Broncos beat Dolphins 39-36 behind a balanced attack - Mile High Report
Winning sure beats losing, and it's wonderful to see the offense back on track with a running game.

Dolphins vs Broncos final score: Miami drops game 39-36 to Denver - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins lost to the Denver Broncos in Week 12.

49ers 17, Redskins 13

49ers-Washington final score: Pass rush, Anquan Boldin get the ugly win - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers pulled off yet another ugly win, defeating Washington 17-13. It has become a repeating storyline, but the 49ers improve to 7-4.

Redskins fall short in San Francisco 17-13 - Hogs Haven

Although the Redskins forced three turnovers, it wasn't enough to get a much needed win on the road. The Redskins drop to 3-8 on the season.

Cowboys 31, Giants 28

Cowboys @ Giants Final Score: Dallas Cowboys Manage Improbable Win Over New York Giants 31-28 - Blogging The Boys
One bad play by Eli Manning may have been the one that decided the game.

Giants-Cowboys Final Score: Giants fall to Dallas, 31-28 - Big Blue View
Giants' defense can't stop late Dallas drive as New York loses for sixth straight time.