- Associated Press - Sunday, December 11, 2011

CINCINNATI — A rookie quarterback led the biggest drive in Houston Texans history, one that took them to the end zone and their first playoff berth.

T.J. Yates threw a 6-yard touchdown pass with 2 seconds left on Sunday for a 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that put the Texans in the playoffs for the first time.

With their seventh straight win, the Texans (10-3) moved to the threshold of the playoffs. They hugged on the field then headed to the locker room, waiting for the final seconds of Tennessee’s game to play out.

Broncos 13, Bears 10

DENVER — Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to another comeback victory, with Matt Prater’s 51-yard field goal with 8:34 left in overtime giving the Denver Broncos a 13-10 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Texans wide receiver Kevin Walter (83) is mobbed by teammates after catching the winning touchdown Sunday at Cincinnati. (Associated Press)
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Prater’s 59-yarder with 2 seconds left in regulation tied the score.

It was Denver’s sixth straight win, and half of them have come in OT since Tebow was promoted to starter.

Cardinals 21, 49ers 19

GLENDALE, Ariz. — John Skelton stepped in for the injured Kevin Kolb and threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns, and Arizona rallied to hand the San Francisco 49ers just their third loss of the season, 21-19 on Sunday.

Larry Fitzgerald had seven catches for 149 yards, including a 46-yarder for a touchdown and a 53-yarder to set up the go-ahead score in the fifth victory in six games for Arizona.

Packers 46, Raiders 16

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers threw for 281 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in less than three full quarters, and Ryan Grant rushed for two touchdowns as Green Bay ran its record to 13-0 by trouncing Oakland.

Saints 22, Titans 17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Marques Colston in the fourth quarter to lead New Orleans past Tennessee for its fifth stright victory.

The NFC South-leading Saints had little trouble picking up yards but struggled to score until Brees and Colston connected on passes of 35 and 28 yards.

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