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December 2, 2013

Manning, Broncos own Chiefs and AFC West lead

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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.

San Diego (5-7) lost the momentum it gained with a thrilling comeback win at Kansas City a week earlier and saw its playoff hopes dwindle after its fourth loss in five games.

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COLTS 22, TITANS 14

At Indianapolis, 40-year-old Adam Vinatieri, the best clutch kicker in NFL history, tied his career high with five field goals, including a 49-yarder to give the Colts the lead for good late in the third quarter. He matched an NFL record with four field goals of 40 yards or longer in one game.

Vinatieri equaled Jason Elam's NFL record for 100-point seasons (16).

Surprise starter Donald Brown scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 1:56 left, giving Indianapolis (8-4) a three-game lead in the AFC South with four to play. It owns the first tiebreaker thanks to a season sweep of the Titans (5-7).

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49ERS 23, RAMS 13

At San Francisco, Anquan Boldin caught nine passes from Colin Kaepernick, and Michael Crabtree made his long-awaited season debut six months after Achilles tendon surgery. Kaepernick threw for 275 yards and Frank Gore ran for a 3-yard touchdown as the reigning NFC champion Niners (8-4) boosted their position in the playoff picture. Crabtree had a 60-yard catch, while Vernon Davis hurdled into the end zone on a 17-yard reception.

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