- The Washington Times - Monday, November 30, 2009

From combined dispatches

RAVENS 20, STEELERS 17 (OT): Third-string quarterback Dennis Dixon was doing a fine job for Pittsburgh in his first NFL start - until he was forced to work overtime.

An interception by rookie Paul Kruger set up a 29-yard field goal by Billy Cundiff with 6:42 left in the extra session, giving Baltimore a home victory Sunday night.

Dixon started because Ben Roethlisberger was sidelined with a concussion and backup Charlie Batch had a broken left wrist. Dixon had thrown only one pass in two seasons before getting the nod against the Ravens.

BENGALS 16, BROWNS 7: With newcomer Larry Johnson leading the way, Cincinnati ran the table in the AFC North by running all over Cleveland.

Johnson rushed for 107 yards as the Bengals completed their first division sweep with a victory in their one-sided intrastate rivalry.

The Bengals went 6-0 in the division with a retooled run-first offense and a stout defense that has carried them into first place. They rushed for 210 yards Sunday, with Johnson - signed less than two weeks ago as insurance - subbing for Cedric Benson, out for the second straight week with an injured hip.

BILLS 31, DOLPHINS 14: Terrell Owens caught a 51-yard touchdown pass with 2:23 left to propel Buffalo to a win over Miami and give interim coach Perry Fewell his first victory.

Before Owens’ score, Rian Lindell kicked a career-best 56-yard field goal with 3:35 left that put the Bills ahead for the first time at 17-14.

When Owens scored, he mimicked Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter’s sack celebration by pretending to kick dirt in the end zone.

VIKINGS 36, BEARS 10: Brett Favre passed for a season-high 392 yards and three touchdowns, and Minnesota’s defense intercepted Jay Cutler twice in a victory over Chicago in Minneapolis.

Favre went 32-for-48 without a turnover and was 10 yards off his career best, throwing touchdowns to Visanthe Shiancoe, Chester Taylor and Percy Harvin, the unflappable rookie who had his best game yet.

CHARGERS 43, CHIEFS 14: San Diego turned four turnovers into touchdowns, including a 40-yard fumble return for a score by safety Paul Oliver, to beat Kansas City at home and run its winning streak to six games.

LaDainian Tomlinson scored two touchdowns and moved into 10th on the NFL’s all-time rushing list.

JETS 17, PANTHERS 6: Darrelle Revis returned one of New York’s four interceptions 67 yards for a touchdown, and the Jets overcame an injury scare to quarterback Mark Sanchez before holding on to beat Carolina in East Rutherford, N.J.

Thomas Jones had a 3-yard touchdown run as the Jets won at home for the first time since beating Tennessee in Week 3. New York also kept its slim playoff hopes alive by sending Carolina to its second straight loss.

SEAHAWKS 27, RAMS 17: Justin Forsett set career highs with 130 yards and two touchdowns, and the go-ahead score came on Seattle’s third defensive touchdown of the season in a victory in St. Louis.

Seattle had been 0-5 on the road but ended the drought against the Rams, who have lost 11 in a row at home.

49ERS 20, JAGUARS 3: Alex Smith threw short touchdown passes to Frank Gore and Vernon Davis, and his solid outing in a home victory over Jacksonville highlighted the kind of mistake-free day San Francisco coach Mike Singletary has sought for weeks.

Joe Nedney kicked field goals of 46 and 27 yards for San Francisco, which snapped the Jaguars’ three-game winning streak and spoiled the Bay Area homecoming of Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio and running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

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