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Ben Tate ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns for the Texans (2-10), who haven’t won since Sept. 15.

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PANTHERS 27, BUCCANEERS 6

At Charlotte, N.C., the Panthers won their record eighth straight regular-season game when Cam Newton threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score.

Newton threw touchdown passes to Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn Jr. and leaped over the pile for another score as the Panthers (9-3) outgained the Buccaneers 426-206. Newton has thrown for 13 touchdown passes and run for five scores during the Panthers’ current win streak.

“There is no roof, no sky,” defensive end Greg Hardy said. “We’re going up. Every person on this team, every coach on this team has the same mentality right now. I feel like it’s contagious. Fans are getting it. They feel like they can’t be beat.”

Carolina’s defense came in allowing the fewest points in the league and flexed its muscles again, forcing two turnovers and sacking rookie Mike Glennon four times to snap a three-game winning streak for Tampa Bay (3-9). Glennon had thrown a touchdown pass in an NFL record eight straight games to start his career.

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EAGLES 24, CARDINALS 21

At Philadelphia, Nick Foles threw three touchdown passes, two to Zach Ertz, and the Eagles (7-5) won their fourth straight to remain tied with Dallas for first place in the NFC East.

Foles finished 21 of 34 for 237 yards against a defense ranked eighth. He set a team record for most passes without an interception (233), breaking Michael Vick’s mark of 224 set in 2010. He also moved within one TD pass of tying Peyton Manning’s mark of 20 and zero interceptions to start a season.

Carson Palmer threw for 302 yards and three TD passes, but also had two interceptions and lost a fumble as the Cardinals (7-5) had their four-game winning streak snapped.

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BENGALS 17, CHARGERS 10

At San Diego, Andy Dalton threw a go-ahead, 21-yard touchdown pass to wide-open A.J. Green late in the third quarter and the AFC North-leading Bengals (8-4), coming off their bye, kept a two-game lead over Baltimore.

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