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Monday night’s game is Chicago (7-2) at San Francisco (6-2-1).

Off this week were the New York Giants (6-4), Seattle (6-4), Minnesota (6-4) and Tennessee (4-6).

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TEXANS 43, JAGUARS 37, OT

At Houston, Johnson caught 14 passes for 273 yards, both career highs. The Texans (9-1) won an overtime game for the first time at Reliant Stadium.

Chad Henne threw a career-high four touchdown passes in relief of injured Blaine Gabbert for the Jaguars (1-9). Rookie Justin Blackmon had 236 yards receiving.

COWBOYS 23, BROWNS 20, OT

At Arlington, Texas, Dallas overcame a critical fumble by Tony Romo that sparked a wild ending.

Bailey’s winning kick came after both teams punted once in the first overtime game at Cowboys Stadium. Dallas (5-5) had rallied to go ahead 17-13 on Romo’s 28-yard pass to Dez Bryant.

A fumble by Browns rookie Brandon Weeden on a sack appeared to put the Cowboys in control, but Romo gave it right back with a fumble on another sack.

The Cowboys made one goal-line stand in the final minutes, but the Browns (2-8) got another chance and went ahead 20-17 on Weeden’s 17-yard pass to Benjamin Watson.

BUCCANEERS 27, PANTHERS 21, OT

At Charlotte, N.C., the Panthers (2-8) appeared to have the game in hand after a 29-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton to Brandon LaFell put them up 21-10 with 4:34 left in the game. But after a 40-yard field goal by Connor Barth, the Panthers were forced to punt, and Freeman led the Bucs (6-4) 80 yards on seven plays in 50 seconds with no timeouts.

He finished the drive with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson between three defenders with 12 seconds left. Freeman went back to Jackson for a 2-point conversion on a slant route to send the game into overtime.

“We learned a lesson today that we can’t just show up and win a game,” Clark said. “I hope guys will get it. We’re lucky it’s not a loss. I hope we go back and look at the film and say, `Hey we didn’t play well.’ Sure, we played well enough to make some plays to win at the end, but to get where we want to go, that’s not good enough football.”

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