PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger set franchise records with 522 yards passing and six touchdowns and the Pittsburgh Steelers raced by the Indianapolis Colts 51-34 on Sunday.
Roethlisberger’s yardage total was the fourth highest in NFL history. He became the first player to go over 500 yards passing twice as the Steelers (5-3) won consecutive games for the first time this season.
Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 133 yards and two scores. Heath Miller caught seven passes for 112 yards and the clinching TD with 5:14 remaining.
Andrew Luck passed for 400 yards and three touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions. He handed the Steelers a safety when he was called for intentional grounding in the end zone midway through the fourth quarter as the Colts saw their five-game winning streak end spectacularly.
BENGALS 27, RAVENS 24: In Cincinnati, Andy Dalton made up for his two second-half turnovers by scoring on a 1-yard sneak with 57 seconds left on Sunday, rallying the Cincinnati Bengals to a victory over the Baltimore Ravens that tightened the AFC North race.
The Bengals (4-2-1) wasted an 11-point lead as Dalton’s fumble and interception helped the Ravens (5-3) pull ahead 24-20 with 3:59 left.
That’s when Dalton pulled it out against the NFL’s stingiest defense. He threw a 53-yard pass to Mohamed Sanu on third-and-10 — safety Terrence Brooks got turned around — and took it the final yard on fourth down, completing a 10-play, 80-yard drive.
The Ravens appeared to regain the lead when Steve Smith Sr. caught a pass and went 80 yards to the end zone with 32 seconds left, but the receiver was called for pushing off to get open.
LIONS 22, FALCONS 21: In London, Matt Prater kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the game Sunday, lifting the Lions after trailing by 21 points. Prater capped a second straight late winning drive for the Lions (6-2), who also rallied to beat the Saints last week.
It was the first field goal the Lions made from 40-49 yards all season.
Matthew Stafford threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 120 TDs, breaking the Lions record of 118 held by Bobby Layne.
Matt Ryan led the Falcons (2-6) with 228 yards passing and two touchdowns, but clock management problems, a penalty and a dropped pass doomed the Falcons at the end. The blown halftime lead tied the biggest in Atlanta history.
PATRIOTS 51, BEARS 23: In Foxborough, Mass., Tom Brady threw five scoring passes and the streaking Patriots crammed three touchdowns into the last two minutes of the first half.
New England (6-2) scored on all five of its possessions in the half — and one of Chicago’s — on its way to its fourth straight win. The Bears (3-5) fell behind 45-7 early in the second half and lost for the fourth time in five games.
In one of the best statistical games of his brilliant career, Brady completed 30 of 35 passes for 354 yards. He threw three scoring passes to Rob Gronkowski and one each to Tim Wright and Brandon LaFell.
Defensive end Rob Ninkovich scored with 55 seconds left in the first half on a 15-yard return of Jay Cutler’s fumble.
Browns 23, Raiders 13: In Cleveland, Brian Hoyer threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Hawkins early in the fourth quarter and Cleveland avoided a second straight embarrassing loss by beating winless Oakland.
Hoyer’s TD to Hawkins put the Browns (4-3) ahead 16-6, shortly after Cleveland’s defense came to the rescue.
Browns safety Donte Whitner forced a fumble late in the third quarter with a huge hit on Oakland running back Darren McFadden as the Raiders (0-7) were driving deep into Cleveland territory.
VIKINGS 19, BUCCANEERS 13, OT: In Tampa, Fla., Anthony Barr forced a fumble on the first play of overtime and returned it 27 yards to score. The stunning end came just 17 seconds after the Vikings (3-5) extended the game on Blair Walsh’s 38-yard field goal on the final play of regulation.
Teddy Bridgewater threw for 241 yards, one TD and no interceptions to help Minnesota stop a three-game skid.
Mike Glennon threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins to give Tampa Bay (1-6) a 13-10 lead with 2:02 remaining. But the Bucs’ porous defense couldn’t stop Bridgewater from putting together a nine-play, 61-yard march to get the game into OT.
Glennon’s pass to Seferian-Jenkins gained 10 yards before Barr stripped the ball from the rookie tight end and took it up the left sideline to score.
CHIEFS 34, RAMS 7: In Kansas City, Mo., Jamaal Charles ran for two touchdowns, Knile Davis returned a kick 99 yards for another score and the Chiefs trounced their cross-state rival.
Cairo Santos, a former Tulane kicker, added a pair of field goals for Kansas City (4-3), including a career-best 53-yarder. Alex Smith was 24 of 28 for 226 yards, while Davis capped a run of 34 unanswered points with a short touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
Justin Houston had three of the Chiefs’ seven sacks.
The banged-up Rams (2-5) lost their sixth straight to Kansas City.
DOLPHINS 27, JAGUARS 13: In Jacksonville, Fla., rookie Blake Bortles had two interceptions returned for touchdowns, costly mistakes that helped the Dolphins win. Louis Delmas (81 yards) and Brent Grimes (22 yards) scored on the turnovers for the Dolphins (4-3), who won consecutive games for the first time this season.
Ryan Tannehill’s 3-yard pass to Rishard Matthews made it 24-6 late in the third quarter and gave the Dolphins a comfortable cushion in a game they could have easily trailed.
Bortles had three turnovers Sunday, giving him six in the last two weeks and 13 in six games.
BILLS 43, JETS 23: In East Rutherford, N.J., Kyle Orton threw four touchdown passes and the Bills forced six turnovers, three each by Geno Smith and Michael Vick.
Orton won for the third time in four games since replacing EJ Manuel as the starting quarterback for the Bills (5-3), tossing TD passes to Robert Woods, Lee Smith, Scott Chandler and Sammy Watkins against the listless Jets (1-7).
Stephon Gilmore, Preston Brown, Aaron Williams and Da’Norris Searcy had interceptions for the Bills.
The Jets have lost seven straight for the first time since 2005, in Herm Edwards’ final season as coach. Geno Smith interceptions on three consecutive possessions in the first quarter and was pulled in favor of Vick, who was picked off once and lost two fumbles.