EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes to rookie Odell Beckham Jr., and the Giants took advantage of an overturned touchdown at the end of the half to pick up a 24-13 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Manning, a former Newman High standout, and Beckham, a former LSU standout, combined 12 times for 143 yards, with touchdown passes covering 10, 35 and 6 yards. The win was the second straight for the Giants (5-9) after seven consecutive losses.
The Redskins (3-11) blew a touchdown and command of the game on a fumble by Robert Griffin III as time expired at the end of the first half. Griffin scrambled for an apparent 8-yard touchdown for a 17-7 lead, diving over the pylon, then running on to the field and spiking the ball with emphasis.
A video review by referee Jeff Triplette determined that Griffin lost control of the ball diving over the pylon and the play was ruled a touchback.
The call incensed veteran Redskins receiver Santana Moss so much that he bumped an official while arguing and was ejected. Instead of a 10-point lead, the Redskins led 10-7.
PATRIOTS 41, DOLPHINS 13: In Foxborough, Mass., New England clinched the AFC East title for the sixth straight season as Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in a big third quarter.
Leading 14-13 at halftime, the Patriots scored on four consecutive series while piling up 24 points, the most in any third period in team history.
New England (11-3) can secure home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs by beating the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. Miami (7-7) saw its slim postseason hopes dwindle further.
The Dolphins cut the lead to one point at halftime on Ryan Tannehill’s 32-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wallace.
COLTS 17, TEXANS 10: In Indianapolis, Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and the Colts won their second straight AFC South title.
Indianapolis (10-4) has won four straight.
It sure wasn’t easy. Luck was 18 of 34 with 187 yards and one interception on the same day former John Ehret standout Reggie Wayne passed Peyton Manning for the most games and wins in franchise history. Wayne has played in 209 games, winning 142.
Houston (7-7) lost starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick with a left leg injury in the second quarter. Rookie Tom Savage replaced Fitzpatrick and was ineffective, going 10 of 19 for 127 yards.
COWBOYS 38, EAGLES 27: In Philadelphia, Dez Bryant caught a career-best three touchdown catches from Tony Romo and Dallas Cowboys rallied to beat Philadelphia after wasting a 21-0 lead.
DeMarco Murray had a pair of TD runs to help the Cowboys (10-4) move ahead of the Eagles (9-5) into first place in the NFC East.
BILLS 31, PACKERS 13: In Orchard Park, N.Y., Bacarri Rambo intercepted two Aaron Rodgers passes and Marcus Thigpen scored on a 75-yard punt return.
Defensive end Mario Williams also forced Rodgers to fumble, which led to running back Eddie Lacy being tackled in the end zone for a safety with 1:51 left. Dan Carpenter hit all three field goal attempts, including a 51-yarder in the second half to help keep Buffalo (8-6) in the AFC playoff picture.
The Bills were also have their first eight-win season since going 9-7 in 2004.
The Packers (10-4) had a five-game win streak snapped, blowing an opportunity to get closer to their sixth consecutive playoff berth.
Rodgers finished 17 of 42 for 185 yards, and two interceptions.
SEAHAWKS 17, 49ERS 7: In Seattle, Marshawn Lynch rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown, and Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to rookie Paul Richardson as Seattle knocked San Francisco from playoff contention.
The defending Super Bowl champions remained in contention for a division title and No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Seattle (10-4) awoke in the final 30 minutes behind the running of Lynch and a defense that shut out the 49ers, holding them to 67 yards. Colin Kaepernick was sacked six times and the 49ers didn’t run a play past the Seattle 38 in the second half.
Lynch scored on a 4-yard run late in the third quarter and the Seahawks took advantage of a short field on their next drive, capped by Wilson’s strike to Richardson.
The loss and Detroit’s win eliminated San Francisco (7-7) from contention.
LIONS 16, VIKINGS 14: In Detroit, Matt Prater’s 33-yard field goal with 3:38 remaining lifted Detroit into a tie for first place in the NFC North.
The Lions (10-4) are now even atop the division with Green Bay, which lost to Buffalo earlier in the day, but Detroit didn’t have an easy time, spotting the Vikings (6-8) a 14-0 lead before a pair of second-quarter interceptions helped the Lions start their rally.
Even at the end, Detroit had to sweat out a 68-yard field goal attempt by Minnesota’s Blair Walsh on the game’s final play. The kick was short.
RAVENS 20, JAGUARS 12: In Baltimore, the Ravens sacked rookie Blake Bortles eight times and returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.
Baltimore (9-5) gained only 31 yards rushing through three quarters and scored just once with its offense on the field. But the defense was solid, and special teams helped the Ravens stay in the thick of the AFC playoff chase.
Terrell Suggs was credited with 21/2 sacks and rookie Timmy Jernigan, starting for the suspended Haloti Ngata, had two.
Jacksonville (2-12) tried just about everything in its bid to pull off an upset, including an onside kick and a fake punt. Both worked, but it wasn’t enough to earn the Jaguars their first win on the road.
CHIEFS 31, RAIDERS 13: In Kansas City, Mo., Alex Smith threw for 297 yards and two scores, while Kansas City shut down Derek Carr and the Oakland offense.
Knile Davis had touchdowns running and receiving, and De’Anthony Thomas returned a punt 81 yards for another score as the Chiefs (8-6) got even for a 24-20 loss to Oakland (2-12) last month.
The Chiefs led 10-6 early in the third quarter before scoring three touchdowns in 4 minutes, 42 seconds.
The last was a 70-yard throw from Smith to Davis, who had taken over the majority of running back duties after Jamaal Charles took a shot to the head.
Charles passed concussion testing and returned briefly to the game.
Carr finished 27 of 56 for 222 yards, throwing a TD pass in the final minute. The Raiders’ rookie also was sacked four times and fumbled a snap that led to a Kansas City touchdown.
JETS 16, TITANS 11: In Nashville, Tenn., Chris Ivory scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 3:09 left, and the New York Jets beat Tennessee in a game marked by a brawl between teams playing only for pride with the loser hoping for better draft position.
The Jets (3-11) got their first road win this season in the first NFL game to end with a 16-11 score.
They also snapped a three-game skid.
Geno Smith threw for 179 yards and a TD.
He also was apparently hit by Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, starting a brawl in the third quarter. Casey was flagged, but not ejected.
The Titans (2-12) now have lost eight straight and 11 of 12 in their worst skid since 1994 when home was in Houston. They got the ball twice late, and reached the Jets 9 after three laterals on the final play came up short.