NFL Week 13: Complete Scores And Highlights From Sunday's Action

Also, Matt Forte and Andre Johnson leave early with injury, Steelers pile on Bengals, Miami routs Raiders and more.

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Battle of disappointments

Philadelphia and Dallas meet with the Cowboys trying to get back in the playoff picture.


Lions Vs. Saints Final Score: Drew Brees Keeps New Orleans Undefeated At Home

The New Orleans Saints have one of the most high-octane offenses in the NFL this season, something that almost certainly helped in getting their game against the Detroit Lions moved into primetime for this week's game on Sunday Night Football. Drew Brees didn't disappoint, either, as he threw for three touchdowns as the Saints breezed to a 31-17 victory over the visiting Lions.

The Saints increased their lead on the NFC South to two games over the Atlanta Falcons, all but guaranteeing them at least a Wild Card spot in the NFL playoffs, while the Lions still hold on to a Wild Card spot of their own after the majority of the NFC contenders also suffered losses on Sunday.

The Saints were led by Brees during their primetime game as the veteran quarterback completed 25 of his 35 passing attempts for 333 yards and three touchdowns. Robert Meachem was his top option as the wide receiver caught three receptions for a whopping 119 yards and a score, but Darren Sproles and Lance Moore also caught touchdown passes as Brees found six separate receivers for his 25 passing completions.

The Lions, playing their first of two games without the suspended Ndamukong Suh, allowed the Saints to complete six of their 11 third-down conversions as Detroit went just 2-of-9 on their own third-down attempts. Matthew Stafford's overall statistics were solid as he threw for over 409 yards and a touchdown to Maurice Morris, but the running game was aborted too early as Detroit tried to play catch-up with the Saints.

The game was officially over when Stafford threw the below interception to Tracy Porter late in the game. It was the only blemish on the signal caller's box score, at least as far as turnovers were concerned.

The Lions will host the Minnesota Vikings next week as they look to get back on track while the Saints will go on the road to play the Tennessee Titans as they look to lock up a spot in this year's playoffs.


NFL Scores Week 13, Cowboys Vs. Arizona: Cardinals Win In Overtime, 19-13

The Dallas Cowboys suffered a setback on Sunday with a loss to the Arizona Cardinals, but they still lead the NFC East.


NFL Scores Week 13, Packers Vs. Giants: Aaron Rodgers Delivers 38-35 Victory Over New York

The Green Bay Packers are 12-0 after a last second victory over the New York Giants. Aaron Rodgers led a one-minute drill down the field to set up the game-winning field goal.


NFL Scores Week 13: Panthers Vs. Buccaneers, Cam Newton Sets QB Rushing TD Record

Cam Newton rushed for three touchdowns and threw one more to lead the Carolina Panthers (4-8) to a 38-19 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-8) on Sunday. His three rushing touchdowns gave him 13 for the season, one more than Steve Grogan's old record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a season that he set in 1976. All three of Newton's touchdowns were from 1 yard out.

Interestingly enough, Newton's other statistics were not particularly eye popping. The No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft rushed for 54 yards and was 12 of 21 for 204 yards passing. But it was plenty in this game, as the Panthers defense did a good job of putting the offense in strong position. The Panthers scored on all five of their red-zone possessions.

The Bucs were held to just 285 yards of total offense and just 78 yards rushing. The Panthers limited Josh Johnson, who got his first start of the season, to 227 yards passing.

For complete stats on this game, check out SB Nation's box score. For more insight and analysis, check out Panthers blog Cat Scratch Reader and Bucs blog Bucs Nation.


Matt Forte Injury: Bears RB Out For Rest Of Game

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs after suffering an apparent knee injury on a first-quarter carry. The injury occurred on Forte's fifth carry of the game. He had 12 yards rushing at the time of the injury.

Forte was able to walk off the field under his own power, but replays of the injury looked as if he bent his knee awkwardly. There has yet to be word on how serious the injury is.

Marion Barber is the next running back on the Bears' depth chart and figures to get the bulk of the carries as long as Forte is out. Barber has been solid in a backup role so far this year, carrying 62 times and scoring five touchdowns. He has averaged just 3.8 yards per carry, though, and has just three catches. Barber did once score 28 touchdowns over two seasons, but that was in 2006-07.

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