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Foster was the only reliable offensive weapon on either side, particularly in the first half when he ran for 85 yards and made a sprawling catch for a 2-yard touchdown to put Houston ahead 10-3.
Cutler completed just 7 of 14 passes for 40 yards with two interceptions in the first half, while Jason Campbell threw for 94 yards in the second half for Chicago (7-2). Brandon Marshall managed 107 yards receiving but also dropped a pass in the end zone. Matt Forte never got going, running for 39 yards.
RAVENS 55, RAIDERS 20
At Baltimore, Joe Flacco threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns as the Ravens set a club record for points.
The Ravens (7-2) scored on six of their first seven possessions against the struggling Raiders (3-6), who have yielded at least 40 points in two straight games for the first time since 1962. The 55 points tied an Oakland record for points allowed, a mark set in 1961 and matched in 1981.
In the fourth quarter, Jacoby Jones took a kickoff 105 yards for 55-20 lead.
“Obviously, we had success,” said Flacco, who also ran for a score. “We ran the game plan and it worked well. We stuck with it. We scored points early and continued to score them.”
BRONCOS 36, PANTHERS 14
At Charlotte, N.C., Peyton Manning threw for 301 yards and a touchdown. Manning threw his 420th touchdown pass to move into a tie for second place on the NFL’s all-time list with Dan Marino. He trails only Brett Favre (508).
Denver coach John Fox, who coached the Panthers (2-7) for nine seasons, downplayed his return all week, but celebrated with a few fist pumps Sunday.
“You just feel good to win,” Fox said. “You put a lot into these things. It is seven days of hard work and countless hours. It’s all for naught if you don’t win.”
Von Miller harassed Cam Newton all day and Trindon Holliday returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown as the Broncos (6-3) won for the fifth time in six weeks. The Broncos sacked Newton seven times, including once for a safety, and Miller pressured him into an interception Tony Carter returned 40 yards for a score.
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