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NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees passed for 258 yards and two touchdowns, and New Orleans running backs combined for 195 yards rushing in a victory over Tampa Bay.

Brees’ scoring passes went for 3 yards to Lance Moore and 21 yards to Darren Sproles. Pierre Thomas added a tackle-breaking, 9-yard score for the Saints, who watched their running game bounce back after gaining only 56 yards in a humbling loss at St. Louis a week earlier.

Bengals 24, Titans 17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Andy Dalton threw for three touchdowns and 217 yards, and Cincinnati Bengals rallied from a 10-point deficit to defeat Tennessee for its fifth straight victory and longest winning streak since 1988.

The Bengals (6-2) hadn’t won five straight since 1988 when they won the AFC championship and went to their second Super Bowl. They also improved to 4-1 on the road with the rookie quarterback.

Broncos 38, Raiders 24

OAKLAND, Calif. — Eddie Royal returned a punt 85 yards for the tiebreaking score, Willis McGahee ran for 163 yards and Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes to lead Denver over Oakland.

McGahee had a 60-yard touchdown run that tied the game on the first play after Carson Palmer threw his second of three interceptions for the Raiders. McGahee then added a 24-yarder to ice it

Tebow did much of his damage with his legs, rushing for a career-high 117 yards on 12 carries.

Cowboys 23, Seahawks 13

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo shook off a horribly inefficient first half to throw for a pair of touchdowns, leading Dallas past Seattle.

Romo had no trouble moving the ball from the start, but the Cowboys settled for field goals on consecutive drives that stalled at the 2-yard line and inside the 1.

Tied at 6 coming out for the second half, Dallas pulled away behind Romo’s touchdown passes of 33 yards to Jason Witten and 6 yards to Laurent Robinson.

Texans 30, Browns 12

HOUSTON — Arian Foster rushed for 124 yards, Ben Tate ran for 115 and both scored touchdowns in Houston’s rout of Cleveland.

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