(Sporting Alert) — Results and Scores from the NFL Sunday schedule. The New Orleans Saints beat the Carolina Panthers 31-13, while the Kansas City Chiefs embarrassed the Washington Redskins 45-10.
The win for the Saints (10-3) saw them ending an eight game winning streak for Cam Newton, who was sacked five times and Carolina (9-4). Quarterback Drew Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns, as New Orleans bounced back from last Monday night’s 34-7 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks.
Earlier in the day and in heavy snow, the Kansas City Chiefs snapped a three game losing streak with a dominant performance, following a big win over the Washington Redskins.
After scoring 38 points in a lopsided first half, Kansas City (10-3) cruised to victory, shutting out the Redskins (3-10) in the entire second half, as their 10 points game in the second quarter of the game.
The win was put together by quarterback Alex Smith, who went 14 of 20 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns, Jamaal Charles, who finished with two touchdowns, as well as Dexter McCluster and Quintin Demps, who added scores.
In another NFL Sunday schedule game, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (11-2) blasted past the Tennessee Titans (5-8), 51-28 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High to clinched a playoff berth.
The win saw the Broncos, who are first in the league in total passing with 341.2 yards per game, picked up its second successive victory on their way to joining Seattle as the only teams with 11 wins this season.
It was also a productive day for kicker Matt Prater, who blocked the ice and cold to convert a record breaking 64-yard field gold, improving the previous NFL record of 63 yards, held by Tom Dempsey (1970), Jason Elam (1998), Sebastian Janikowski (2011) and David Akers (2012).
“Such an awesome moment, I’m glad it came in a win,” Prater said. “It was crazy, it was awesome because almost the whole team rushed the field after that kick. It definitely was a momentum swing.”
Also in the NFL Sunday schedule, the Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) defeated the Indianapolis Colts (8-5) for their third win in a row, while the visitors suffered their second successive defeat on the road.
Elsewhere, the Green Bay Packers (6-6) picked up a narrow 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons (3-10), while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9) beat the Buffalo Bills (4-9), 27-6, while the Miami Dolphins (6-6) defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7), 34-28.
Results, Scores From NFL Sunday Schedule. on Dec. 8
Denver Broncos (11-2) 51, Tennessee Titans (5-8) 28
Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) 45, Washington Redskins (3-10) 10
New Orleans Saints (10-3) 31, Carolina Panthers (9-4) 13
New England Patriots (10-3) 29, Cleveland Browns (4-9) 26
Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) 42, Indianapolis Colts (8-5) 28
San Francisco 49ers (9-4) 19, Seattle Seahawks (11-2) 17
Philadelphia Eagles (8-5) 34, Detroit Lions (7-6) 20
Arizona Cardinals (8-5) 30, St. Louis Rams (5-8) 10
Miami Dolphins (7-6) 34, Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8) 28
Baltimore Ravens (7-6) 29, Minnesota Vikings (3-9-1) 26
San Diego Chargers (6-7) 37, New York Giants (5-8) 14
New York Jets (6-7) 37, Oakland Raiders (4-9) 27
Green Bay Packers (6-6-1) 22, Atlanta Falcons (3-10) 21
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9) 27, Buffalo Bills (4-9) 6