TAMPA, Fla. — Rookie quarterback Cam Newton ran for three more touchdowns to set the NFL single-season record for rushing TDs by a quarterback, leading the Carolina Panthers to a rout of the struggling Buccaneers.
The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner scored the 11th, 12th and 13th rushing TDs of his career on a trio of 1-yard runs. He also had a 27-yard reception to set up Jonathan Stewart’s first-quarter TD run.
Dolphins 34, Raiders 14
MIAMI — The once-woeful Miami Dolphins (4-8) won for the fourth time in the past five games.
The Raiders (7-5) fell to 6-25 in regular-season games in the Eastern Time Zone since December 2002.
Cardinals 19, Cowboys 13, OT
GLENDALE, Ariz. — LaRod Stephens-Howling caught a short pass from Kevin Kolb and zipped 52 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give the Arizona Cardinals the victory, snapping the Cowboys’ four-game winning streak.
49ers 26, Rams 0
SAN FRANCISCO — Jim Harbaugh delivered exactly what the San Francisco 49ers hired him for back in January: a playoff berth and NFC West title in his first season running the show. Left tackle Joe Staley delivered the celebratory Gatordade dousing on Harbaugh’s head in the closing moments of the win over the St. Louis Rams that wrapped up that long-awaited division title for a once-proud franchise.
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