Steven Jackson, Rams shock Saints for first victory
Adrian Peterson ran for 162 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Vikings snapped a two-game losing streak.
Bengals 34, Seahawks 12
SEATTLE — Quarterback Andy Dalton threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes, one to fellow rookie A.J. Green, Brandon Tate returned a punt 56 yards for a touchdown with 3:22 left and Cincinnati whipped Seattle for its fourth straight win.
Dalton tossed TDs of 14 yards to Jerome Simpson and a beautiful 43-yarder that dropped into the arms of Green in the second quarter to give the Bengals a 17-3 lead. Cincinnati is tied with Baltimore for second place in the AFC North, with both teams a half game behind Pittsburgh.
Lions 45, Broncos 10
DENVER — Detroit sacked Denver quarterback Tim Tebow seven times and turned his two turnovers into touchdowns in a rout that snapped a two-game losing streak.
Cornerback Chris Houston had the fourth 100-yard interception return in team history and defensive end Cliff Avril got the sack, the strip and the scoop, rumbling 24 yards into the end zone with the fumbled football as part of the Lions’ 45-point run after the Broncos had taken a 3-0 lead on their first drive.
49ers 20, Browns 10
SAN FRANCISCO | Frank Gore ran for both 125-plus yards and a touchdown in a fourth straight game, Michael Crabtree made his first TD reception of the season, and San Francisco defeated Cleveland.
Alex Smith completed 15 of 24 passes for 177 yards, leading the first-place 49ers to their fifth consecutive victory since an overtime loss to the Cowboys in Week 2.
Texans 24, Jaguars 14
Matt Schaub threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score for the Texans. Houston also took one more step toward the franchise’s first division title and playoff berth by improving to 3-0 in the AFC South.
Titans 27, Colts 10
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Matt Hasselbeck threw for 224 yards and a touchdown, and Nate Washington scored twice and Tennessee kept Indianapolis winless.