- Associated Press - Sunday, December 4, 2011

HOUSTON — Apparently, it’s going to take more than injuries to star players to derail the Houston Texans.

Rookie T.J. Yates threw a touchdown pass in his first NFL start, Arian Foster rushed for 111 yards and Houston overcame another injury to Andre Johnson to beat Atlanta 17-10 on Sunday.

The Texans (9-3) have won a franchise-record six straight games, a remarkable feat considering they’re down to their third-string quarterback and have played the bulk of their streak without their star receiver.

Johnson left in the third quarter after hurting his left hamstring. He injured his right hamstring in Week 4, underwent minor surgery and sat out six games.

The Falcons (7-5) sputtered offensively much of the day and lost for just the second time in seven games.

Already down to their third quarterback, the Houston Texans are again dealing with the loss of Andre Johnson. The sta rreceiver already missed six games earlier this season after hamstring surgery. On Sunday, he left after hurting the hamstring again. (Associated Press)
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Yates went 12-for-25 for 188 yards without an interception, an impressively poised performance after a whirlwind week.

Packers 38, Giants 35

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Green Bay Packers are still perfect and heading to the playoffs.

Aaron Rodgers engineered a last-minute drive to set up a 30-yard field goal by Mason Crosby on the final play and the Green Bay Packers remained undefeated and clinched a playoff berth with a 38-35 victory over the New York Giants. Rodgers hit three passes of more than 18 yards on the drive in the final 58 seconds as the Super Bowl champion Packers (12-0) won their 18th straight game and handed the Giants (6-6) their fourth straight loss.

Broncos 35, Vikings 32 OT

MINNEAPOLIS — Tim Tebow led yet another late rally, passing for a season-best 202 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns to help the unflappable Broncos win their fifth straight game with a 35-32 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Matt Prater kicked two field goals in the final 93 seconds for the Broncos (7-5), who moved into a first-place tie in the AFC West with a loss by the Oakland Raiders. Christian Ponder set Minnesota’s single-game rookie record with 381 yards passing, including a pair of touchdowns to Percy Harvin, but his sideline throw with 1:33 remaining was intercepted by Andre Goodman to set up the winner.

Harvin had a career-high 156 yards for the Vikings (2-10), who lost their fourth in a row.

The Broncos raised their record to 6-1 since Tebow took over for Kyle Orton.

Titans 23, Bills 17

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